4 Replies Latest reply on Mar 3, 2014 10:01 AM by Mike M

    playing Fookbook games in windows

    slouthcure

      I play facebook games in google chrome, i try to play facebook games thru explorer, and it keeps telling me to install latest adobe version. it is already installed and enabled on my computer. how do i eliviate this problem?

        • 2. Re: playing Fookbook games in windows
          slouthcure Level 1

          finally i find how to get back to u, sorry for the delay.  Adobe flash 12 is installed in my programs. It is enabled. but wheni try to use facebook thru explorer, facebook comes up and i can navigate thru all entities, until it comes to playing games, all games say must install flash player

          • 3. Re: playing Fookbook games in windows
            pwillener Level 8

            When you write "flash 12", do you mean 12.0.0.0?  That is not the latest version; you should have 12.0.0.70.

             

            Also make sure that the Shockwave Flash add-on is enabled, and ActiveX Filtering disabled.

            • 4. Re: playing Fookbook games in windows
              Mike M Level 6

              "User-Agent Strings"

               

              That doesn't mean a lot, I'm sure, but it's the root of your problems, and Flash Player has nothing to do with it.

               

              Microsoft "rewrote" the User-Agent Strings for the abomination they call their latest and greatest browser. User-Agent Strings are what websites use to identify the browser you're using and provide the proper content for it's browser engine, like ActiveX stuff, and Flash or HTML5 video. Thanks to the geniuses in Redmond, WA, the User-Agent Strings for IE11 (which has a Trident engine), ID it as either "Gecko" (Firefox) or "Webkit" (Chrome). Problem is: when the site the directs to the content for one of these two engines, the Trident engine in IE can't intepret it and the site then sees IE as an "unidentified" browser.

              The problem with an unidentified browser is that the plug-ins in that browser aren't recognized either, so even though you're up to date, it says you need the latest Flash Player when you use IE11. YouTube... has converted to HTML5 video so if it doesn't detect Flash Player, it can display HTML5 (MP4) video which requires no plug-in to play. Facebook can't do that, because HTML5 doesn't apply to games... only video.

              Microsoft has no plans to "fix" the mess thay've created because they think it's a great idea to block you out of the websites you visit.

              They recommend using "Compatibility View" and pretending that you're using an older verison of IE... Problem with that is that it's seen limited success, and you have to enable it for EVERY page that has problems... individually.

              I'm not big on "pretending" so I recommend actually using another browser.

              Firefox (from Mozilla)

              Opera (from Opera)

              Safari (from Apple)

              Chrome (from Google)

              ANY of those will work where IE11 won't, with the Flash Player Plug-in (For all other browsers), and Chrome doesn't even need that because it has its own Flash Player plugin built in.