Saving and Downloading Flash Games off the Internet

By Sidharth | How-to

Let’s say that you are playing a flash game online, and you are totally in love with this game. How can you download it on your computer? What does it take to save a flash-based game such that you can always play it offline?

Here is a simple trick to download flash games off the Internet. If you are searching for games then head over to Miniclips website which has some of the top flash games. This trick is applicable to some of the basic flash games which embeds swf file to the page, and some of the advanced games may not be downloadable but it’s worth a try.


7 Steps to Save Online Flash Games

To start saving flash games, we will use Mozilla firefox browser.

Step 1: Open the flash game in your firefox browser.

Step 2: Click on “Tools” from the firefox menu when the game webpage loads completely.

Step 3: Go to “Page info” which opens a dialog box as shown.

Step 4: Press the “Media” tab which will list all the components in the current webpage such as images, SWF flash files and other scripts if they are available on that page.

Step 5: Click on “Type” which will show the components in a specific order.

Step 6: Scroll down and search for “Embed” files, the one with .SWF extension having larger file size is your flash game.

Step 7: Select the file, “Save as” and you are done!

Once the file is saved, you can open it by double-clicking it. If you have any questions, let me know through your comments below. This tutorial can be used to save any flash-based content available on the Internet.

About the Author

Hi, I am Sidharth. Full-time blogger. Editor of Blogote. And a self-proclaimed geek!

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(3) comments

Rahul Jadhav February 6, 2009

Thanks a lot, it was a nice tip.

    Sidharth February 6, 2009

    Glad it was helpful.. this trick works with most of the simple flash games 🙂

Nihar February 5, 2009

Thanks for the tip. I remember i was using maxthon browser to save flash greetings.

Visited your site from Michael Aulia blog. Nice theme.

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