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Miniclip multi-player Pool game no longer loads in Firefox 25.0 in Ubuntu

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Suddenly, or perhaps since a recent upgrade to Firefox 25.0 on Ubuntu 13.10, I can no longer play the web-based, (Shockwave Flash) game, "Multi-player Pool" on miniclip.com website. I have tried starting Firefox in safe mode, and also the reset Firefox option. Both to no avail. I have reluctantly resorted to using Google Chrome Browser to continue playing the game online, but would prefer to use my chosen and favoured Browser - Firefox. There are other games on Miniclip that have never worked as they obviously don't recognise the version of Flash, but they state this when you try to play them. There are also different pool games on the site which do work, but they are not the games I want and have always played. Does anyone have a solution other than the usual ones I have tried?

Suddenly, or perhaps since a recent upgrade to Firefox 25.0 on Ubuntu 13.10, I can no longer play the web-based, (Shockwave Flash) game, "Multi-player Pool" on miniclip.com website. I have tried starting Firefox in safe mode, and also the reset Firefox option. Both to no avail. I have reluctantly resorted to using Google Chrome Browser to continue playing the game online, but would prefer to use my chosen and favoured Browser - Firefox. There are other games on Miniclip that have never worked as they obviously don't recognise the version of Flash, but they state this when you try to play them. There are also different pool games on the site which do work, but they are not the games I want and have always played. Does anyone have a solution other than the usual ones I have tried?

Chosen solution

It seems the problem is with the site updating their 8-Ball games and perhaps others, and therefore without Adobe support for Linux there's no solution. Unless of course, Miniclip.com address the problem themselves.....

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Additional System Details

Installed Plug-ins

  • Shockwave Flash 11.2 r202
  • The IcedTea-Web Plugin executes Java applets.
  • The Videos 3.8.2 plugin handles video and audio streams.
  • DivX Web Player version 1.4.0.233
  • The Adobe Reader plugin is used to enable viewing of PDF and FDF files from within the browser.

Application

  • Firefox 25.0
  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Ubuntu; Linux i686; rv:25.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/25.0
  • Support URL: https://support.mozilla.org/1/firefox/25.0/Linux/en-GB/

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  • Troubleshooter 1.1a (troubleshooter@mozilla.org)
  • Ubuntu Firefox Modifications 2.8 (ubufox@ubuntu.com)
  • Ubuntu Online Accounts 0.5 (online-accounts@lists.launchpad.net)
  • Unity Desktop Integration 2.4.8 (webapps-team@lists.launchpad.net)
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Javascript

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Graphics

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Misc

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Steve 7 solutions 53 answers

Hello,

It looks like you're running an older version of Shockwave Flash that is known to have some issues. Please start by updating your plugins and see if the problem goes away. To do this, go to the Mozilla Plugin Check site.

Once you're there, the site will check if all your plugins have the latest versions. If you see plugins in the list that have a yellow Update button or a red Update now button, please update these immediately.

To do so, please click each red or yellow button. Then you should see a site that allows you to download the latest version. Double-click the downloaded file to start the installation and follow the steps mentioned in the installation procedure.

Hello, It looks like you're running an older version of Shockwave Flash that is known to have some issues. Please start by updating your plugins and see if the problem goes away. To do this, go to the [http://mozilla.com/plugincheck Mozilla Plugin Check site]. Once you're there, the site will check if all your plugins have the latest versions. If you see plugins in the list that have a yellow ''Update'' button or a red ''Update now'' button, please update these immediately. To do so, please click each red or yellow button. Then you should see a site that allows you to download the latest version. Double-click the downloaded file to start the installation and follow the steps mentioned in the installation procedure.

Helpful Reply

Many thanks for your suggestion SMoziller, I followed your instruction and as I expected the "Shockwave Flash 11.2 r202" was marked as vulnerable and had a red "Update now" button. I clicked and was takedn to the Adobe download page where I was given a choice of versions to download. 1) YUM for Linux (YUM); 2) .tar.gz for other Linux; 3) .rpm for other Linux, and; 4) APT for Ubuntu 10.04+

I selected No. 4 which opened up the Ubuntu Software Centre. I installed the software, restarted Firefox, and tried the game site again. Guess what - no change! I then repeated the process as the Mozilla Plugin Check Site was still reporting Flash to need updating. This time, I added all the optional extras that were listed and restarted - still no change I'm afraid. I have also logged out of and back in to the system, restarted the computer etc. Still no change. Please tell me there is some other, updated version of Flash that I can use that may solve the problem. I believe the game site has updated the particular game recently, but I have no real way of knowing. Thaks for your help, any more would be appreciated of course.

Many thanks for your suggestion SMoziller, I followed your instruction and as I expected the "Shockwave Flash 11.2 r202" was marked as vulnerable and had a red "Update now" button. I clicked and was takedn to the Adobe download page where I was given a choice of versions to download. 1) YUM for Linux (YUM); 2) .tar.gz for other Linux; 3) .rpm for other Linux, and; 4) APT for Ubuntu 10.04+ I selected No. 4 which opened up the Ubuntu Software Centre. I installed the software, restarted Firefox, and tried the game site again. Guess what - no change! I then repeated the process as the Mozilla Plugin Check Site was still reporting Flash to need updating. This time, I added all the optional extras that were listed and restarted - still no change I'm afraid. I have also logged out of and back in to the system, restarted the computer etc. Still no change. Please tell me there is some other, updated version of Flash that I can use that may solve the problem. I believe the game site has updated the particular game recently, but I have no real way of knowing. Thaks for your help, any more would be appreciated of course.
Steve 7 solutions 53 answers

Helpful Reply

It's been a while since I've used Ubuntu so I'm rusty on the install specifics and latest versions. Take a look at this page to see if your installation is working properly: Test Adobe Shockwave

It's been a while since I've used Ubuntu so I'm rusty on the install specifics and latest versions. Take a look at this page to see if your installation is working properly: [http://www.adobe.com/shockwave/welcome/ Test Adobe Shockwave]
Steve 7 solutions 53 answers

Some info here may also be helpful to you: Shockwave Player FAQ

Some info here may also be helpful to you: [http://helpx.adobe.com/shockwave/kb/shockwave-player-faq.html#main_3 Shockwave Player FAQ]

Question owner

Under Adobe Shockwave Player, there is a box stating that a plugin is needed to display this content. No hint as to where to get said plugin though :-(

Under Adobe Shockwave Player, there is a box stating that a plugin is needed to display this content. No hint as to where to get said plugin though :-(

Question owner

Shockwave Player FAQ was of no help really I'm afraid. I'm stumped! And rather annoyed that I have to use Chrome to play the one and only game I play on computer!! Lol!

Shockwave Player FAQ was of no help really I'm afraid. I'm stumped! And rather annoyed that I have to use Chrome to play the one and only game I play on computer!! Lol!
Steve 7 solutions 53 answers

Sadly, I think you may only have two options due to the lack of Adobe support for Linux.

  • Continue to use Chrome for this particular game
  • Use Wine to install the Windows Firefox version on Ubuntu

Neither of these are ideal in my opinion. Possibly another contributor will have a trick up their sleeve. There are numerous articles on this issue at Ask Ubuntu that you might find helpful.

Regards

Sadly, I think you may only have two options due to the lack of Adobe support for Linux. *Continue to use Chrome for this particular game *Use ''Wine'' to install the Windows Firefox version on Ubuntu Neither of these are ideal in my opinion. Possibly another contributor will have a trick up their sleeve. There are numerous articles on this issue at [http://askubuntu.com/ Ask Ubuntu] that you might find helpful. Regards

Question owner

Hmmm.....you may be right. Thanks for trying though. I'll wait to see if anyone else picks this up and persevere with Chrome, though I don't see why Chrome should work since they're both running on Linux, begging the question "Is it lack of Adobe Linux support?"

Thanks again

Hmmm.....you may be right. Thanks for trying though. I'll wait to see if anyone else picks this up and persevere with Chrome, though I don't see why Chrome should work since they're both running on Linux, begging the question "Is it lack of Adobe Linux support?" Thanks again
Steve 7 solutions 53 answers

Chrome is working for you on Ubuntu because it has Adobe's Flash player completely built in by default. There are of course pros and cons to Google's choice of delivering it this way.

Chrome is working for you on Ubuntu because it has Adobe's Flash player completely built in by default. There are of course pros and cons to Google's choice of delivering it this way.

Chosen Solution

It seems the problem is with the site updating their 8-Ball games and perhaps others, and therefore without Adobe support for Linux there's no solution. Unless of course, Miniclip.com address the problem themselves.....

It seems the problem is with the site updating their 8-Ball games and perhaps others, and therefore without Adobe support for Linux there's no solution. Unless of course, Miniclip.com address the problem themselves.....