Author Topic: Is CWE offline?  (Read 571 times)

jcgarst

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Is CWE offline?
« on: October 08, 2018, 12:08:22 pm »
Hello, and thanks for reading.

Has Creeper World been taken offline? In the last few weeks, I have not been able to bring it up on Chrome OS or Windows, MSIE or Chrome Browser. All options show me the background page, links at the top, etc. but the game never loads.

Maybe some Flash oddness? I tried enabling/permitting flash, and I tried updating it. No love.

Any ideas?

Thanks.

knucracker

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Re: Is CWE offline?
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2018, 01:20:32 pm »
Are you playing at Kongregate or here (knucklecracker.com)?  I might have removed the direct link for the game here at knucklecracker.com a few weeks ago.  I have a vague memory of something like that :)  The one at kongregate should still be there.

The one here is still on the server I just removed the link to it from the CreeperWorld main page.  If I hit this in Firefox it plays for me:
https://knucklecracker.com/creeperworld/playcwe.php

But the one at kongregate might be the better bet as the one here might get taken down in another year or so (depends on when and what I do on the server, flash availability, etc).  The "long" term plan is to (when I get time... and all of my time is spent on CW4 right now) roll all of the old free flash games up into a single game you will be able to play on your desktop, what with flash riding off into the sunset and all.

jcgarst

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Re: Is CWE offline?
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2018, 05:51:34 pm »
That link you sent does not work on my Chromebook. Nor on my Windows laptop. Interesting.

No love on Kongregate from either machine either.


A first world problem, no doubt!

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Re: Is CWE offline?
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2018, 06:30:16 pm »
It probably depends on your browser. Most browsers removed support for Flash.

I just tested it and it ran just fine in my Firefox browser:




It would not, however, run in Google Chrome.
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Re: Is CWE offline?
« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2018, 05:03:34 pm »
I can play that link in Chrome, but enabling flash in Chrome is more difficult now than it used to be. It didn't just come up with a dialog asking if I wanted to allow flash. I had to click on the padlock next to the URL, go to site settings, allow flash explicitly, and then reload the page. It's only a matter of time before flash is gone entirely, but you can still make it work with Chrome for now if you jump through the right hoops.
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Re: Is CWE offline?
« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2018, 10:36:29 pm »
That link doesn't work on Chrome for me.

Works on Firefox though. Strange.

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Re: Is CWE offline?
« Reply #6 on: November 03, 2018, 09:44:11 am »
That link doesn't work on Chrome for me.

Works on Firefox though. Strange.
In Chrome, did you try the solution provided by asmussen? You now have to explicitly allow flash on the page. It will not work by itself, nor will it ask you to enable flash with any popups like it used to.