|>>||Anonymous 14jan2020(tu)19:12 No.73231 OP |P1
|Help Saving Local Flash Games (On Computer)|
So I've downloaded a few games like Dragon Bride, and Erotical Night and a few JSK games. They saved just fine, but suddenly now they aren't saving data at all. I'm wondering how to fix this problem. All the other sources keep talking about saving the games on the browser, I need help with saving them when they are already downloaded on your computer.
|>>||Anonymous 14jan2020(tu)23:19 No.73234 A |P2R1
Sooo. How do I flash works?
You have the .swf file on your PC. Opening it will store a save file if the swf supports it. A flash cookie. Those are .sol files in your appdata folder or wherever user information is stored.
The way it works is that the name and path of the file is important.
As in a game in C:\lol\game.swf is treated differently than C:\haha\game.swf and also the host, as in localhost for local files and the website name for, well websites.
So the same game on swfchan.com, swfchan.net and your PC are different games with seperate folders for the .sol file.
You could select one of those alternatives, save the game, and go to the right folder before closing and there should be a .sol file.
Then just put it somewhere save and copy it in a corresponding folder (as in create one through saving again and then paste the real one over) and it should work.
If there is no file, or the file gets deleted, then this is caused by some program.
For example browsers can clear (all) cookies after exiting and in-cognito mode doesn't even generate any .sol files at all. Or maybe an antivirus or cleaner program clears cookies, maybe periodically.
So, if you have a swf file in the same place everytime and open it with adobe projector, the save should remain, if not something fucks with your cookies.
|>>||Anonymous 16jan2020(th)23:42 No.73267 B |P3R2
|>>||Anonymous 16jan2020(th)23:45 No.73268 B |P4
|Btw, wouldn't it have been great if you could right-click a flash and select an "Import/Export sol data..." option from the right-click menu?|
You'd think that Adobe would have implemented such a useful feature in the nearly 15 years they have owned Flash but guess not.
|>>||Anonymous 17jan2020(fr)02:53 No.73275 A |P5R3
I think they just never wanted people to exert such control over that, and if they wanted they still could. Like games and steam wouldn't let you export save data with a button ingame but you could still just navigate to the folder yourself.
It is magic that should only happen behind the scenes. Users fiddling around with sol files from the actual flash would have probably been a real security issue.
I have a shortcut to the sol files folder in my flash folder and don't switch anything around that often that it would really do me any good if there was a faster option.
|>>||Anonymous 18jan2020(sa)00:24 No.73294 A |P6
|Maybe just a little heads up about the topic, because I just recently combed through the JSK collection and came about two facts that are relevant to this and kinda make me think that >>73268 is ultimately right.|
If you have a filename specific file and your path is too long (too many folders in folders), then flash seems to give the file a unique identifier (scrambled text) and store the .sol file in there as a generic 0001.sol or something like that.
Makes it extremely hard to judge files, the only real thing you can go by is the date, as it should be created the same time you played the game.
It is really lenient though, tho funnily it happened to me when I stored the files in a folder and some worked because they had short names, but when the name exceeded a few words, it triggered this phenomena.
So it probably won't happen to you frequently.
The other one is more general and I didn't even know that after a while games started to have a unique named .sol file on the root of the profile folder (without folders for path and filename).
Not really a problem if you know exactly what to look for, quite the opposite, they are very easily found. But if you don't know the name of the file, then you can again only judge by creation date or something like that.
The obvious advantage would be that I guess that this file is then shared with all swfs, as long as the profile root is the same (a website, or localhost).
Also it seemed that most files store in #localwithnet, as opposed to localhost, so you should always look in both folders.
|>>||Anonymous 21jan2020(tu)03:40 No.73345 C |P7R4
|Note to linux users, you can find where your .sol files are located by running find -name *.sol|
You should try it, there could be some interesting files there:
myfedloans -- no idea that they used flash for anything.
youtube -- didn't they ditch their flash player around 2014?
analytics.sol -- ominous, I think I'll delete that one it didn't say where it was like the other ones, maybe it was google?