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Why is there no Mac version of Flashpoint?
 
Why is there no Mac version of Flashpoint?
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Redirector is used to bypass sitelocks works only on windows. Since OS of apple computers is made to be incompatible with literally everything not made specifically for it, it's impossible to rewrite Flashpoint to work on Mac. If you have neccesary knowledge you're welcome to try, but noone here has time to work on it.
 
Redirector is used to bypass sitelocks works only on windows. Since OS of apple computers is made to be incompatible with literally everything not made specifically for it, it's impossible to rewrite Flashpoint to work on Mac. If you have neccesary knowledge you're welcome to try, but noone here has time to work on it.
  
 
Where can I see what websites have been archived?
 
Where can I see what websites have been archived?
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https://unstable.life/owncloud/s/rsKMq0VQr44dBxd , https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1NTdcf0eayp8C1LhbMw9ue74p4EC_tsLUV8KYydLLmNY/ and #flashfreeze
 
https://unstable.life/owncloud/s/rsKMq0VQr44dBxd , https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1NTdcf0eayp8C1LhbMw9ue74p4EC_tsLUV8KYydLLmNY/ and #flashfreeze
 
are some of places you can find if a site is completely archived by Flashpoint team
 
are some of places you can find if a site is completely archived by Flashpoint team
  
 
What is the difference between requesting and curating a game? Can I "submit" a game?
 
What is the difference between requesting and curating a game? Can I "submit" a game?
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Requesting - The option nearest to "submitting" You need to fill the request which takes up to 5 minutes, but more often 1' Chance of game being saved by any of the curators is small because there are thousands of games waiting on list, some even more than a year. You should try to write engaging description of game and/or reason you want it saved to increase chance of archival
 
Requesting - The option nearest to "submitting" You need to fill the request which takes up to 5 minutes, but more often 1' Chance of game being saved by any of the curators is small because there are thousands of games waiting on list, some even more than a year. You should try to write engaging description of game and/or reason you want it saved to increase chance of archival
  
Curating - Curating - You have to download all game files, check if it works in flashpoint, make metadata, and generally do everything written in guide It takes about 30 minutes for the first time <https://bluemaxima.org/flashpoint/datahub/Your_first_curation_-_an_illustrated_guide>
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Curating - Curating - You have to download all game files, check if it works in flashpoint, make metadata, and generally do everything written in guide It takes about 30 minutes for the first time https://bluemaxima.org/flashpoint/datahub/Your_first_curation_-_an_illustrated_guide
 
If you curate the game it will be 100% saved and added to next version of Flashpoint
 
If you curate the game it will be 100% saved and added to next version of Flashpoint
  
 
What tools should I use to archive whole websites?
 
What tools should I use to archive whole websites?
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HTTrack is the bad choice, wget is more recommended, there are also cURLsDownloader and HAR extractor you can use in that way
 
HTTrack is the bad choice, wget is more recommended, there are also cURLsDownloader and HAR extractor you can use in that way
  
 
Why do I need Flashpoint to play SWF files?
 
Why do I need Flashpoint to play SWF files?
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Some games have sitelocks, which mean they won't work if not embedded in predefinied site. Flashpoint circumvents this, which is why you need it
 
Some games have sitelocks, which mean they won't work if not embedded in predefinied site. Flashpoint circumvents this, which is why you need it
  
 
How do I tell what platform a game is?
 
How do I tell what platform a game is?
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If game has .swf file it's flash game. If there's no one file and body of website is part of the game, it's HTML5 game, If game has .dcr file it's Shockwave game
 
If game has .swf file it's flash game. If there's no one file and body of website is part of the game, it's HTML5 game, If game has .dcr file it's Shockwave game
 
(to be expanded)
 
(to be expanded)
  
 
Where can I submit my collection of SWFs?
 
Where can I submit my collection of SWFs?
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https://unstable.life/owncloud/s/egdmnffEpviRBrz
 
https://unstable.life/owncloud/s/egdmnffEpviRBrz
 
It would be appreciated if you check your collection against masterlist and uploaded only games we don't have in Flashpoint already
 
It would be appreciated if you check your collection against masterlist and uploaded only games we don't have in Flashpoint already
  
 
Will the game files disappear in 2020?
 
Will the game files disappear in 2020?
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They won't disappear by itself. It is just that when Flash support will start being removed from browsers, most of people (who don't downgrade their browser) won't be able to use flash content. In that case sites hosting it might decide to remove flash games, because there won't be nearly anyone playing them.
 
They won't disappear by itself. It is just that when Flash support will start being removed from browsers, most of people (who don't downgrade their browser) won't be able to use flash content. In that case sites hosting it might decide to remove flash games, because there won't be nearly anyone playing them.
  
 
Why are there no game logos?
 
Why are there no game logos?
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1. Not every game has logo
 
1. Not every game has logo
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Why can I not find some games?
 
Why can I not find some games?
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1. We might not have that game yet
 
1. We might not have that game yet
 
2. You searched by some other name of the game (it happens that english sites with games give arbitrary titles to japanese etc. games because they don't know their original titles
 
2. You searched by some other name of the game (it happens that english sites with games give arbitrary titles to japanese etc. games because they don't know their original titles
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Why can I not see the logos even though I downloaded them?
 
Why can I not see the logos even though I downloaded them?
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You have to switch game screen view mode to grid view
 
You have to switch game screen view mode to grid view
  
 
What is a good tool to decompile/look at the code of/hack SWF files?
 
What is a good tool to decompile/look at the code of/hack SWF files?
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i don't know
 
i don't know
  
 
what is the legality of this?
 
what is the legality of this?
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If the game is not being sold or paywalled copying it for non-commercial usage is legal. That's why we don't take donations
 
If the game is not being sold or paywalled copying it for non-commercial usage is legal. That's why we don't take donations
  
 
Won't the games just be converted to HTML5?
 
Won't the games just be converted to HTML5?
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No. The games are not written in HTML This is entirely different programming language, so there's no way they could be converted automativally
 
No. The games are not written in HTML This is entirely different programming language, so there's no way they could be converted automativally
 
Developers could remake then, but there's no guarantee they'll care
 
Developers could remake then, but there's no guarantee they'll care
  
 
Can't I use the Wayback Machine to play them?
 
Can't I use the Wayback Machine to play them?
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The game has to be archived there in the first place so that you'll be able to play it on wayback machine
 
The game has to be archived there in the first place so that you'll be able to play it on wayback machine
 
Games with sitelock won't work there even if they are archived
 
Games with sitelock won't work there even if they are archived
  
 
Can't I just use a Flash projector to play them?
 
Can't I just use a Flash projector to play them?
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Some games have sitelocks, which mean they won't work if not embedded in predefinied site
 
Some games have sitelocks, which mean they won't work if not embedded in predefinied site
 
Games with sitelock won't work in flash projector because it doesn't embed them in that predefinied site
 
Games with sitelock won't work in flash projector because it doesn't embed them in that predefinied site

Revision as of 23:44, 13 September 2019

Why is there no Mac version of Flashpoint?


Redirector is used to bypass sitelocks works only on windows. Since OS of apple computers is made to be incompatible with literally everything not made specifically for it, it's impossible to rewrite Flashpoint to work on Mac. If you have neccesary knowledge you're welcome to try, but noone here has time to work on it.

Where can I see what websites have been archived?


https://unstable.life/owncloud/s/rsKMq0VQr44dBxd , https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1NTdcf0eayp8C1LhbMw9ue74p4EC_tsLUV8KYydLLmNY/ and #flashfreeze are some of places you can find if a site is completely archived by Flashpoint team

What is the difference between requesting and curating a game? Can I "submit" a game?


Requesting - The option nearest to "submitting" You need to fill the request which takes up to 5 minutes, but more often 1' Chance of game being saved by any of the curators is small because there are thousands of games waiting on list, some even more than a year. You should try to write engaging description of game and/or reason you want it saved to increase chance of archival

Curating - Curating - You have to download all game files, check if it works in flashpoint, make metadata, and generally do everything written in guide It takes about 30 minutes for the first time https://bluemaxima.org/flashpoint/datahub/Your_first_curation_-_an_illustrated_guide If you curate the game it will be 100% saved and added to next version of Flashpoint

What tools should I use to archive whole websites?


HTTrack is the bad choice, wget is more recommended, there are also cURLsDownloader and HAR extractor you can use in that way

Why do I need Flashpoint to play SWF files?


Some games have sitelocks, which mean they won't work if not embedded in predefinied site. Flashpoint circumvents this, which is why you need it

How do I tell what platform a game is?


If game has .swf file it's flash game. If there's no one file and body of website is part of the game, it's HTML5 game, If game has .dcr file it's Shockwave game (to be expanded)

Where can I submit my collection of SWFs?


https://unstable.life/owncloud/s/egdmnffEpviRBrz It would be appreciated if you check your collection against masterlist and uploaded only games we don't have in Flashpoint already

Will the game files disappear in 2020?


They won't disappear by itself. It is just that when Flash support will start being removed from browsers, most of people (who don't downgrade their browser) won't be able to use flash content. In that case sites hosting it might decide to remove flash games, because there won't be nearly anyone playing them.

Why are there no game logos?


1. Not every game has logo 2. You downloaded flashpoint infinity which doesn't contain screenshots and logos by default

Why can I not find some games?


1. We might not have that game yet 2. You searched by some other name of the game (it happens that english sites with games give arbitrary titles to japanese etc. games because they don't know their original titles 3. You hadn't download other technologies pack in your Flashpoint Infinity

Why can I not see the logos even though I downloaded them?


You have to switch game screen view mode to grid view

What is a good tool to decompile/look at the code of/hack SWF files?


i don't know

what is the legality of this?


If the game is not being sold or paywalled copying it for non-commercial usage is legal. That's why we don't take donations

Won't the games just be converted to HTML5?


No. The games are not written in HTML This is entirely different programming language, so there's no way they could be converted automativally Developers could remake then, but there's no guarantee they'll care

Can't I use the Wayback Machine to play them?


The game has to be archived there in the first place so that you'll be able to play it on wayback machine Games with sitelock won't work there even if they are archived

Can't I just use a Flash projector to play them?


Some games have sitelocks, which mean they won't work if not embedded in predefinied site Games with sitelock won't work in flash projector because it doesn't embed them in that predefinied site