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Ruffle for Mac

  • Free
  • In English
  • V 5.2.0
  • 2
  • (0)
  • Security Status

Softonic review

Run Flash animations and games easily

Ruffle is a free system utility program that lets you still play Flash content. Developed by the Ruffle team and maintained by its community of volunteers, this program is a Flash Player emulator written in the Rust programming language. As an open-source project in active development, it’s being sponsored by some Flash-based websites. It also offers two versions to aid both website owners and website users: a plugin version and a desktop app version.

Is there a way to play Flash games after 2020?

Adobe Flash was a multimedia software platform well-known for the creation of animations, rich web applications, desktop applications, and more. With the Adobe Flash Player plugin, browser games made with it became highly popular online and paved the way for future improvements to the design. However, due to security risks and more issues, it was eventually at the end of 2020 and Flash content can no longer run online.

Fortunately, there are newer and safer alternative programs available, like HTML5 and WebGL. You can also try out a Flash Player emulator such as Ruffle. It can run natively on all modern operating systems as a standalone application and even on modern browsers thanks to WebAssembly. Additionally, it was designed to be much safer to use, with tighter security compared to Flash so you can enjoy Flash content without any worries.

This program is pretty easy to use and isn’t too hard to install. It will run any Flash creation just fine without you having to configure the settings too much. However, you will need to make sure that your web server is set to serve WASM files correctly so it will run smoothly. For these, simply consult the official site for its extensive online documentation. Expect some Flash content to not load properly, though.

Needs a bit more love

Overall, Ruffle is a great option if you want to try emulating Flash rather than using the more popular choices for alternative programs. It’s quite user-friendly and even offers a handy tutorial for website owners. However, it’s still being developed and so it doesn’t fully support all that Flash can do. Thus, some content may work well just yet. Nevertheless, it’s a highly recommended software to try out.

PROS

  • Easy to use and install
  • Automatically reads Flash and runs it
  • Open-source
  • Offers both a plugin version and a desktop app version

CONS

  • Some Flash content may not work
  • Needs your web server to be up to standards prior to installation

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Ruffle for Mac

  • Free
  • In English
  • V 5.2.0
  • 2
  • (0)
  • Security Status

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Laws concerning the use of this software vary from country to country. We do not encourage or condone the use of this program if it is in violation of these laws.