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Can someone explain how to download an older version of Flash?*

Apr 27, 2012 1:27 PM

Tags: #error #adobe #flash #version #install #download #installation #older #installation_failure

I recently purchased a PC game by PlayFirst. Install went quickly, normally, and nothing unusual came up.  I double clicked (later tried through start menu with same results) the desktop icon and this came up, which it should:

First Screen.jpg

So, I push 'play' and recieve this screen:

Second Screen.jpg

 

I looked at the PlayFirst website, and the only advice I could find on it was that some users encountered an error and this was probably due to the newer version of Flash.  So, I went to download the 9th version of Flash, which they said to do, but the problem it, I have no idea how to download it.

Adobe gives no advice {that I can find} and I'm not very experienced in this type of thing. 

 

Here is the readme file that came with the download (hoping this works, because, like I said, new to this type of thing):

 

file:///C:/Users/Cosette/Documents/readme.html

 

And here is a shot of the folders contained in the download:

Third Screen.jpg

 

If anyone knows how to install this, or could tell me what I am doing wrong, I would really appreciate it!

 

And I did uninstall the previous flash version.  I used the downloaded uninstaller from Adobe's site.

 
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  • Chris Campbell
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    Apr 27, 2012 1:32 PM   in reply to HSMajor
     
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    Apr 30, 2012 6:35 AM   in reply to Chris Campbell

    Chris,

    thanks for your help, but the page you linked says nothing about HOW to install one of these players. I have the same problem, I downloaded one version but how do you install it? I can't seem to figure that part out.

    thanks

     
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  • Chris Campbell
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    Apr 30, 2012 10:54 AM   in reply to rsomaht

    This page was originally setup for developers who needed to test their Flash content against older players.  Each link is a zip file that contains all of the different types of installers for every platform.  Unfortunately, the filenames and folders aren't very user friendly.

     

    What operating system and browser are you using?  Do you already have Flash Player installed and need to roll back?

     

    Thanks,

    Chris

     
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    May 3, 2012 5:15 PM   in reply to HSMajor

    I'm working on addressing this issue internally (I'd like to greatly simplify the process), in the meantime I'll create a new FAQ with the steps currently required.

     
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