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Play Flash Games Offline! (Copying From Browser Cache) - WINDOWS

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In this Instructable I will show you how to play flash games offline. It involves copying the file from your browser cache. There are tutorials for Opera, Firefox and IE

Stuff you'll need:
+ A web browser (Opera, Firefox or Internet Explorer)
+ A web page with a loaded flash game Here's one
 
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Step 1: Copy SWF File From Browser Cache

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Load the game (100%!), then go into your browser cache (look below) and open it or copy it to a Games folder (I have 217, that's 197 MB worth, games in my Flash Games folder). Some tips for finding out which file is the game is to sort by size or Date Created or the best, type. It's usually about 200 KB to 4 MB, bigger games are up to 10 or higher. The extension will be .SWF (Shockwave Flash Document), TMP (Temporary), or nothing at all. The size of the game I had a link to in the intro is 178 KB.

I'm not sure if the IE cache path I have is right, because when I used to use it when I got my computer I changed the directory. Please correct me if it's wrong.

Your windows account is the name that shows up on your start menu and Welcome screen (when you start up your computer)

CACHE DIRECTORIES
Opera: C:\Program Files\Opera\Profile\Cache4
Internet Explorer: C:\Documents and Settings\your windows account\Local Settings\Temp
Firefox: C:\Documents and Settings\your windows account\Local Settings\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\rtr8rd4k.default\Cache (you'll have to copy and paste this, the Cache folder is not visible in Explorer)
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I created a package of some of my favorite flash games http://offlinefl.tk . Once downloaded there's an html file that has all the flash games embedded offline.
ialarado3 years ago
I cannot find the files what os are you running? (i'm running win 7)
Aeshir (author)  ialarado3 years ago
For Opera, try C:\Users\your windows account\AppData\Local\Opera\Opera\cache\sesn
ialarado Aeshir3 years ago
That would help if i had opera :(
Aeshir (author)  ialarado3 years ago
Sorry, I only use Opera. The internet should help you find it, though.
liebre4 years ago
cool and this is also video tutorial  i hope that be useful !
http://www.taysh.com/watch/viewvideo/866/how-to-a-style/how-to-download-and-play-flash-games-offline.html
For the people that use firefox (I'm not sure if it works with the other browsers), there's a far easier way to get the .swf file. Simply load the web page that the flash game is on, and click Tools in the toolbar, go to Page Info, and then click Media. There should be a list of files, and one or more of them should say "Embed" beside it. Look at the file names for each one to find out which one is the flash game, and click Save As. Save it to wherever you want to, and then open it in your browser. :D
works for me too and I use FF 3. I don't know how to repay you.
Aeshir (author)  fanboykiller1246 years ago
No, believe me, it's easier to just have a shortcut to the cache somewhere and copy it from there. Then it's like two clicks.
REA Aeshir5 years ago
umm. his way is saving a file, your way is going through a long list of directories that get very confusing, AND THEN the files arent named the same as the game. try his way before saying yours is easier.
yes! this works! thanks!
every time i do that, the game begins to load and then i just get a black screen. the same thing happens when i download games from thatvideogamesite.com
Aeshir (author)  durbusestrada7 years ago
Try opening it in a browser. Some games are blocked from being imported though (some games from mofunzone.com are) but that is very rare.
nitrome.com url blocks all of their games too. it's a shame. I relly like their games.
ice breaker is so awesome. its smart and makes you think.
if you want to embed that game in your site you just put a link to it in an IEframe
john5096 years ago
your windows account i dont happen to have one of those in my folder what is going on?
Aeshir (author)  john5096 years ago
What operating system are you using?
xp... isn't it obvious?
Aeshir (author)  mrmoneybagss6 years ago
XP isn't the only Windows OS, you know.
xp is the only windows os with that skin, to my knowledge
Aeshir (author)  supersith226 years ago
What skin? Do you mean the screenshots from this Instructable? Those are my pictures, not his.
o i misread the conv. sorry
Aeshir (author)  supersith226 years ago
lulz.
ReCreate Aeshir5 years ago
first you got too lazy to type laugh out loud then you get to lazy to type lol? whats next? one letter words?
yh, tw lttrs. -PKT
(lol goes here)
squeesa65 years ago
http://file2hd.com/Default.aspxI use this web site to get the .SWF. (use OBJECT)
Devlah5 years ago
As a user of Firefox, I like the straightforward approach of "save as.." and "web page complete". I've noticed however that certain games are coded to detect if they're running on a permitted domain. For example, using this method and trying to run a game from say.. www.fizzy.com, it will load but then (being offline) will have a screen saying "Pirate Domain" and "Go to www.fizzy.com to play this game". Which is a shame because they have some games I'd love to have with me when I'm on the road and internetless. :/ Although I imagine if one could decompile the swf file one could remove the domain check....Alot of work to go through for a simple flash game though.
deNZil906 years ago
hey um wat program did your use to open the objects in windows?
real player will work.
Aeshir (author)  Th3Snip3r5 years ago
Ew, no. Use a browser.
OR A BROWSER...... You would need to associate the .swf files with your browser though if they are not set with any program.
yea i never tryed real player and i found useing a browser was annoying my m8 sugested a swf and flv player but i forgoten the name now but its wrking gr8
cool.
fwjs285 years ago
Not to be spamming, but ive mad a step by step tutorial on all major browsers with even easier ways....except IE....(its made my microsoft....of course its not gonna work)....here teh URL http://www.instructables.com/id/How_Toplay_shockwave_games_offline/
viviluk5 years ago
how about vista? i know how to get into the file, but i cant find the .swf
deNZil906 years ago
oxidase7 years ago
if your using firefox then wait till the windows with the flash game is loaded than go under file>save page as> and select the option "Compete webpage". Go to your saved location you will find a folder with the name you gave it. In it there will be a whole buch of stuff now throw verything away exept the game that will be a ".swf" file. Open the ".swf" file with either Firefox or if you have Flash, with SAFlashPlayer *Note that if you us SAFlashPlayer to open the game you must have the SAFlahPlayer version of the game
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