Shockwave Flash Player
"Whoa, thats a cool Flash game, now where can I download it... oh well," you say. Well, now there is a stand-alone Flash player, so when you just want to play the flash file you get just the flash file - with an easy to use interface of course. Just double-click on any *.swf file and it plays in this very small Flash player.
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What you need
You require Windows 95, 98, Me, 2000 or XP (but I do not support Windows 95) and the latest version of the Micromedia Flash Player ActiveX control (the version for Internet Explorer).
Get it now
Shockwave Flash Player Setup - shflpl_setup.exe (427KB)
NOTE: The smaller file size compared to what was on my old site is due to using a new install system. If you have installed the one on my old site then you have this program anyway.

Why not also get the Flash Screen Saver?

Getting flash files
Shockwave Flash Player doesn't really aid in the grabbing files front, so here are the instructions on getting those flash files to your hard drive.

In Mozilla/Netscape/Mozilla Firebird
It is easier in these web browsers. On a page with the flash animation you want to download, right click a blank area of the page (or one with text, don't right click an area with an image or the flash animation itself). Click 'View Page Info' from the menu. From the dialog that appears, click on the 'Media' tab. Scroll down the list of media until you find the one you want, specifically one of type 'Embed'. Click the 'Save As' button to save it.

In Internet Explorer
OK, now this is a tough one. First, go to the page, make sure it is fully downloaded. Now, go to Start>Search (or Start>Find>Files and Folders). Change the Look in location to either:
a) on Windows 2000 or XP, change the folder to C:\Documents and Settings\<<Your User Name>>\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files
b) on others, change the folder to C:\Windows\Temporary Internet Files
Do a search for '*.swf' (without quotes of course) and find it from there.

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