My Flash Games Are Not Loading
By Nick Grimes
Updated September 22, 2017
Flash games are online programs that can be played in the window of a browser, such as Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox. The games run on technology called Adobe Flash, which allows graphics and video to be played on a browser. If your browser is not playing Flash games, you may need to reinstall or update your Flash plugin. Fortunately, this is a simple procedure.
Go to the website in Resources, and select your operating system and browser from the drop-down menus.
Click "Download Now," and choose "Save File." Wait for the file to download, and then close your browser by choosing "Quit" from the "File" menu.
Double-click the downloaded file, and choose "OK" to update or re-install Flash on your computer.
Click "Finish" to complete installation, and then reopen your browser. Navigate to your Flash game, which should now open correctly. If it does not, contact the administrator of the site hosting the game, as the problem may be on the other end.
Ad-blocking software such as AdBlock Plus can interfere with Flash games, even if you are running the latest version of Flash. If using such software, navigate to the page containing your Flash game, and open the menu for your software. Choose "Disable Blocking for This Page" or "Enable Items on This Page." Click "OK," and reload the page.
- Adobe: Flash Player Information
- "Help File: Adobe Flash Player;" Adobe; 2010
Nick Grimes was first published in 1998. Since then his work has appeared in the New Zealand Listener, Evening Post, City Voice, Turbine, Flicks.co.nz, and Gamesradar. He has a master's degree in creative writing from the International Institute of Modern Letters in Wellington, New Zealand.