Flash is dead

shadow123

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Shock horror, flash is now officially dead, wonder how many games will die with it
 
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ChopleyIOM

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It was a great technology in its day, and really transformed the internet. In the times of dial-up modems when you wanted to be measuring your page sizes in kilobytes, it allowed for all sorts of stuff that had previously been largely impossible. That said a lot of folks went way over the top with it and many sites became a horror show of multicoloured shite flying all over the place and forcing the user to play a tedious game of 'Guess what the actual clickable bits are'.

Also of course, pivotal for many online slots.

HTML5 is a far better technology and Flash is best retired now, although given the horror show of MG's HTML5 remakes, you wouldn't think it was better than Flash.....
 

Slottery

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Should have been made criminal to use it at least last 5 years. In computer science where technology develope quite fast, something from last millenium just is badly outdated but as long it has support (like browsers had flash players until now), it just seem to stay there and some are too lazy to use anything bit more modern until somebody pulls plug off.
 

Deeplay

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In its day it was great - I remember we were working with Macromedia Flash (bought out later by Adobe) could do all kinds of things that before were off limits. But security wise it became a nightmare so we dumped it. And it was way over used in the same way that pop ups and pop unders and dreaded (but missed) spinning giffs were. But in its hey day it was fun to work with in what was then the wild west of the world web.
 

Jono777

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Still about, just not supported I thought?

Just checked the first game which sprang to mind and Jurassic Park still loads up in flash.
 

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It's about time that certain casinos checked their sites.
Many have replaced the Flash versions of games with HTML5 versions. BUT haven't removed the warnings to enable flash.

With some sites, you have to enable flash to get the HTML5 version to load. Coral, Ladbrookes Etc

Others, such as L&L, will load the HTML5 version. But have a popup window covering most of the game, telling you to enable Flash. Which might not seem such a problem, except that there doesn't seem to be any way to close that popup. So you have to enable Flash then reload the HTML5 game, just to get rid of the popup.

'Reel Steal' being an example @L&L-Jan
 

gambyx7

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Still about, just not supported I thought?

Just checked the first game which sprang to mind and Jurassic Park still loads up in flash.


Can play it from download client, buit the slot was removed from web.
I still don't know is there HTML5 version. I doubt there is.
 

SnakeFood

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Was a great tool.

I remember it coming out. Future Splash I think it was called. Something like that anyway.

Paid £350 for my first copy. That hurt back then lol.
 

anddi32

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The flash slots was/is much better though. :thumbsup:
Yes true that. HTML 5 just destroyed some slots. I don't mean RTP stuff etc. i mean gaming experience. Example Immortal romance using html 5 is shit versus immortal romance using flash. It's not same slot anymore and it's sad. Pay out is same but feeling when playing it is not same. Same thing with ruby slippers and some netents
 

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Yes true that. HTML 5 just destroyed some slots. I don't mean RTP stuff etc. i mean gaming experience. Example Immortal romance using html 5 is shit versus immortal romance using flash. It's not same slot anymore and it's sad. Pay out is same but feeling when playing it is not same. Same thing with ruby slippers and some netents
Talking of IR, they have changed either the reel strips or paytable. It plays horribly and feels like the RTP is about 60%.

And who thought it was a good idea to make the wild desire reels non random, but go left to right taking away all the excitement of getting one.
 

brianmon

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Talking of IR, they have changed either the reel strips or paytable. It plays horribly and feels like the RTP is about 60%.

And who thought it was a good idea to make the wild desire reels non random, but go left to right taking away all the excitement of getting one.
That could depend on where you're playing it. Some casinos are now running 94% and even 92% RTP versions of IR.
Although even the standard 96% is playing shite, since the latest version was released
 

aceking123

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Talking of IR, they have changed either the reel strips or paytable. It plays horribly and feels like the RTP is about 60%.

And who thought it was a good idea to make the wild desire reels non random, but go left to right taking away all the excitement of getting one.
I can vouch this isnt the same game, they've clearly done something to it, I have always said that micro have different rtp% on stake levels, have thought this for many many years, it just doesnt play the same features have nearly doubled to get with poor results.
 

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In its day it was great - I remember we were working with Macromedia Flash (bought out later by Adobe) could do all kinds of things that before were off limits. But security wise it became a nightmare so we dumped it. And it was way over used in the same way that pop ups and pop unders and dreaded (but missed) spinning giffs were. But in its hey day it was fun to work with in what was then the wild west of the world web.
Macromedia Flash OMG such old memories!!!
 

mina1929

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I thought The Flash was dead reading the thread title. :eek2:

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I am a bit annoyed not having flash now as I can't play Bubble Witch Saga anymore :(
 
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