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I would like to download a Flash game and play it without using Firefox under Ubuntu Lucid - any ideas how?

I can download the game fine, I'm just wondering how to play it without Firefox. Is there a standalone Flash Player I can use?

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In case it helps anyone, in order to transfer my save games I explored ~/.macromedia/Flash_Player/#SharedObjects to find a folder with the name of the website I'd been playing it on. I then copied the folder contents into #localWithNet. HTH – Andy May 29 '10 at 19:45
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I suggest you try Adobe's "Linux debugger and standalone players" package (TGZ) which can be found at Adobe Flash Player - Downloads. Excerpt:

2/11/2010 Updated Linux debugger versions (aka debug players or content debuggers) of Flash Player 9 are now available. Additionally, the Linux standalone player (projector) is available for developers who wish to publish projectors on Linux operating systems [my emphasis]

Edit: The newer version of this can be found here - you can download & extract this, and run it by opening the flashplayerdebugger file.

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Works a treat, thanks! – Andy May 29 '10 at 19:26
Excellent. Thanks for confirming it worked for you. – Chris W. Rea May 30 '10 at 13:48
For the newer version, the link is… – dizy Aug 13 '12 at 17:15
Also, there is this version available with the debugger version of Flash. – Wilf Sep 3 '14 at 18:12
too bad that it's still 32-bit, shame that they sill haven't made a 64-bit version – Avinash R Sep 10 '14 at 18:16

Try Gnash:

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Try CrutziPlayer:

It executes the flash plugin, but uses xcomposite, xfixes and cairo to scale the output from native swf resolution to fullscreen.

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If you have Ubuntu, try this command:

sudo apt-get install adobe-flashplugin

through a shell.

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-1: That's the browser plugin, not the standalone player. – MestreLion Jul 26 '14 at 8:55

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