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#1 hortoholic

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Posted 17 May 2010 - 10:50 AM

Hey Guys,

I was trying to install an older software and well, I thin I need a little bit of help.. When installing, I get an error:

"Appropriate version of MAcromedia Flash Player not found! This software requires version 7.0 and above. Please visit http://www.macromedia.com to obtain the latest version!"

If I have this right, somebody please feel free to correct me but adobe may have purchased Macromedia, thus the name change but I actually have installed the latest version of Adobe flash player version 10 i believe, and the software is not recognizing it. Is there any way around this. Perhaps installing and older version as well. Is it possible to run two version of Flash player so the software can use an older version but use the latest for say youtube and othe stuff like that?

Thank you soo much for your attention in this matter, if anyone needs more details, please do not hesitate to ask and would be grateful for your help.

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Posted 17 May 2010 - 11:02 AM

<<...I actually have installed the latest version of Adobe flash player version 10 i believe, and the software is not recognizing it.>>

What software are you referring to?

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Posted 17 May 2010 - 12:09 PM

It was a spider man game, but i guess the game is too old since it wont recognize even though my flash version is greater.

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Posted 17 May 2010 - 12:23 PM

FWIW: Updated versions of programs like java and flash player...come about because of malware vulnerabilities discovered...just as they do with browsers. Using older versions of these programs...is inherently a bad strategy for anyone who is concerned with minimizing the risk of malware disrupting a system.

As for your game...I don't see that as an "issue" of any sort. Time marches on, often for the better.

If you are so in love with this game...you could always do a dual-install of XP and use older versions of software with your game. As long as you are aware of the increased risk to malware, it's an option you can easily employ.

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Posted 17 May 2010 - 12:48 PM

Well if this game will only run using Flash 7 then download it from Macromedia Flash Player 7 (10.1 MB) open up the zip file and look in the FP7_archive\r14 folder and there is Flash.ocx. Put this ocx in your C:\Windows\\System32\Macromed\Flash folder and register it using

Run: regsvr32 C:\Windows\System32\Macromed\Flash\Flash.ocx

I've had both versions in my system because I write programs and Flash 10 should still work for the web. :thumbsup:

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Posted 02 June 2010 - 10:33 PM

Thanks Keithuk! I'll give that a try. :thumbsup:




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