Hi guys & gals,
the browser situation is getting a bit sketchy,
Google Chrome, Opera, Vivaldi, Yandex and now Firefox are making using Flash and playing this game a pain in the ass.
the last known good version of Google Chrome was ver.65
I've done some research and found the Chromium build that particular version of Google Chrome was built on.
it's Chrome but without a lot of the Google extras and no updater.
it's not appropriate for general web browsing because it's not patched right up to date for security purposes but it could be used exclusively for playing tls:dz and nothing else.
I've installed it and done a mission, it seems pretty much as good as Chrome ever was.
this link is for Windows 64-bit machines, I've got it on Win 10, it should be ok for Win 8 and 64-bit versions of Win7, I don't have either of those operating systems available to test it on though.
to confirm whether your pc is 64-bit or 32-bit press the windows logo key +R to open the command prompt window, type in msinfo32 and click ok to display details, x86 means 32-bit, x64 means 64-bit.
the 2nd to bottom file, the mini_installer exe is the file to download and then open to trigger the install process,
obviously I've not been able to test multiple configurations or whether this might conflict with an existing installation of Google Chrome,
this may only suit an experienced user, only proceed if you're comfortable trying it out.
feedback would be appreciated.
Update: I've just downloaded and installed Google Chrome ver. 71 and they both seem quite happy running on the same pc.
Update: some people seem to have problems getting Flash to boot up the first time, you do need to click on the first bit of the address bar and enable Flash, then you'll get the jigsaw piece pop up at the end of the address bar which you have to click on and allow Flash each time you load the game,
in Chromium menu, settings, advanced, content settings, Flash should be set to: Ask First (recommended) and either armorgames.com and/or apps.facebook.com or Kongregate.com should appear in the allow list underneath once you've allowed it at the beginning of the address bar whilst visiting the game site.
Chromium uses the PPAPI version of Shockwave Flash (aka Pepperpot), if you go to control panel, Flashplayer, Updates tab, you should see which versions of Flash are installed on your pc, NPAPI is for Firefox, active-x plug-in is for Edge & Explorer.
if the PPAPI version doesn't show there you can go to this link:
you can use it to test Flash and check it's version, Windows 10 is an asshat and tries to put you off by saying Flash is bundled with Google Chrome and built into Windows 10 anyway but you can still download and install the PPAPI version by going to Adobe Flashplayer Download:
and use the 'Need Flashplayer for a different computer' option, you select your operating system and the Flash version PPAPI
fyi: the Flashplayer settings in Control Panel only apply to active-x & NPAPI, for the settings for PPAPI you need to visit the online Flashplayer Settings Manager:
other than this maybe your UAC (user account controls) might be causing a problem, I turn them off as they're a pain in the ass, or one guy said he had to allow Chromium through his firewall, idk what firewall it was but Windows does make a big deal of being over protective to the point of stupidity. I'm sure it's more about trying to nudge you into only using Microsoft products and your pc's safety is just an excuse for being awkward.
anyways, good luck and happy gaming!
Edited by Matt Baker UK, 30 January 2019 - 09:11 PM.