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2.2 flash games on facebook
longplaypg
Member

I thought we were getting a full flash player with 2.2?

 

When I visit facebook, the full desktop site, my games looks like they will load, but then stop with either a circle and the play button or an exclamation mark!

 

I will look up how to take a screenshot and post shortly.

 

I have tried the following facebook games on the standard browser...

cityville

farmville

bejewled blitz

 

so far visiting sites with flash video are working better than before. I can actually play animated radar for the local news channel.

 

I did notice a few of my sites want to always push me their mobile version and I have not found an override like some phones and browsers that go to the desktop site by default.

 

EDIT 1

Ok here is a screenshot showing cityville trying to load with latest flash 10.2 update from market. There is now a green down arrow to start it loading.

https://cid-eca7231ee084eb06.photos.live.com/self.aspx/fascinate/SC20110429-144659.jpg

 

This screenshot shows cityville trying to load and allows me to do some pre game stuff such as send gifts and stuff.

https://cid-eca7231ee084eb06.photos.live.com/self.aspx/fascinate/SC20110429-144722.jpg

 

Lastly I reach the famous page I hate just as I think I will get to play it.

https://cid-eca7231ee084eb06.photos.live.com/self.aspx/fascinate/SC20110429-144855.jpg

 

EDIT 2 changed to imageshack

 

Ok here is a screenshot showing cityville trying to load with latest flash 10.2 update from market. There is now a green down arrow to start it loading.

http://img715.imageshack.us/img715/885/sc20110429144659.jpg

 

This screenshot shows cityville trying to load and allows me to do some pre game stuff such as send gifts and stuff.

http://img88.imageshack.us/img88/9602/sc20110429144722.jpg

 

Lastly I reach the famous page I hate just as I think I will get to play it.

http://img815.imageshack.us/img815/7377/sc20110429144855.jpg

 

 

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Re: 2.2 flash games on facebook
Ann154
MVP MVP
MVP
From the first image, it is telling you that Flash is set to "On Demand" within your browser settings. Not sure about the other two. Try changing the browser settings. There was also a post way back when Flash was first available for the other android phones. This post outlined how to play Farmville on the phone. It could be worth doing a search of the community.

I'm most definitely NOT a VZW employee. If a post answered your question, please mark it as the answer.

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Re: 2.2 flash games on facebook
longplaypg
Member

I have visited the forum post

http://community.vzw.com/t5/DROID-X-by-Motorola/10-easy-steps-to-play-Farmville-on-Facebook-with-Fro...

 

Sadly it does not solve the problem I encounter.

The default fascinate browser for 1 does not support that UA string. I have tried Skyfire and Dolphin HD with the same results. I sound a lot like the other folks that post saying theirs do not work.

I visit the desktop site and not the mobile.

I turned always on and that gets rid of the Green arrow in the first picture. That seems to be part of on demand for the browser settings as you suggested.

 

This shows that I switched back to always on instead of on demand thus removing the green arrow down.

http://img836.imageshack.us/img836/913/sc20110429174005.jpg

This shows the about:debug page used to activate the debug settings.

http://img684.imageshack.us/img684/1263/sc20110429173939.jpg

These show the debug menu is active and I can not find a ua string area to override into desktop mode.

http://img825.imageshack.us/img825/2319/sc20110429173921.jpg
http://img202.imageshack.us/img202/8462/sc20110429173929.jpg

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Re: 2.2 flash games on facebook
Tidbits
Sr. Leader

It is full flash...

 

The problem lies with the hardware more than the plugin.  Most things written in flash on the internet have NOT been rewritten for mobile devices.  This is one of the reasons why Apple didn't want Flash.  Most stuff will work, but a lot of stuff will not.  It's a hit or miss.

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Re: 2.2 flash games on facebook
longplaypg
Member

I can accept the fact that most things on the internet do not support mobile mode. Sadly I can not accept the fact other FROYO devices can get a warning informing them their device is not supported, make a setting change in the browser and play the same item just fine.

 

The thing that bugs me the most is even with a third party browser that supports that option mentioned my unit behaves the same way. This indicates to me Verizon or Samsung some how messed with the way flash behaves on the fascinate.

 

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Re: 2.2 flash games on facebook
longplaypg
Member

Hmm could not edit my old post.

 

Now that more folks have gotten their FROYO maybe some of you have tried your facebook games?

 

Anybody got a facebook flash game working on their fascinate?

 

I still have not found a work around to my issue. 3rd party browses like dolphin hd that allow you change a setting so that web server thinks your a desktop still do the same as the default browser. It look like it might load then switched to a big gray play button or exclamation button.

 

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Re: 2.2 flash games on facebook
reros07
Member
On mine with stock browser it won't even load my fb games. Just says page cant load..
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Re: 2.2 flash games on facebook
Pitt10
Member

Zynga Poker and Kabam's Global Warfare both worked for me until 2 days ago.  Now I get a 'Page Cannto be Found' error.  I have confirmed it is not Verizon's cell network throwing it by trying a WiFi connection too...no idea what changed...

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Re: 2.2 flash games on facebook
CELLBLK82278
Member

So i have found that its not ALL flash games though, i CAN play games on POGO, so have fun with that.....lol....or shockwave games.....there are games out there, you just gotta do some hunting, it just sucks that i can no longer harvest my crops when the update first came out, i was able to go straight to the app in facebook and play the game and make everyone jealous!!!

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Re: 2.2 flash games on facebook
Pitt10
Member

Found the answer in anohter section of these boards!  It worked for me:

 

MODS...i posted this in the DX forum too because someone asked a question about it.  It isn't only a DX issue so I am posting here too.  If you feel the need to remove or move this as a duplicate post, i understand.

 

Farmville is very popular and now with 2.2 release everyone can play right on their phone.  If you tried to play after updating to 2.2 Froyo you probably received an error that says it isnt available on this device.....NOT SO!! 

 

But you do need to make a change in your browser settings:

 

Instructions are for the default web browser.

1.Download and install Flash 10.1 from market

2.Open your browser, go to facebook

3.type into the browser about:debug and press go. The browser will go right back to the same screen you were on previously and it appears that nothing happens.

4.Press your menu button(bottom left physical button)

5.Press "MORE"

6.Scroll down to "Settings"

7.Scroll all the way down to the bottom where you see "UA STRING"

8Choose "Desktop"  This will "trick" websites into thinking you are logging in from a PC computer and not a Droid.

9.Hit back until you are on the facebook page again.

10. Refresh your browser and launch Farmville!!!

Enjoy it.

 

 

Dj.

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