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How to download Flash Games from Flash Games Sites – Step by step Tutorial Guide

19 Apr 2008 | Flash |  13 comments
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Overview
Been playing flash powered games off flash games websites and would like to download the .swf flash game into your hard drive, so you can play them off-line? Find out how to download flash games from flash games sites in this little tutorial.

You need a Download Manager
Anything that allows you to insert a url and start downloading. Deimos uses Free Download Manager. Pick something that you are comfy and familiar with.
http://ahkong.net/download-with-free-download-manager/

How to download flash games from Newgrounds
Visit this link to access “The Last Stand” page:
http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/375622

Step 1 – View Page Source

For Newgrounds, the location of the .swf file can be found by viewing the source of that page, so let’s view the page source to get the direct url of the .swf file.

Step Two – Ctrl+F – Search for the .swf file

Press Ctrl-F (if using Firefox) and type in .swf into the Search box to find the line where the exact location of the .swf file is. Not that hard to find it, right?

Step Three – Copy the url of the .swf file’s location

Highlight the url of the .swf file’s location, press Ctrl-C or right click and select Copy.

Step Four – Add download to download manager

Finally, use a download manager to download the .swf file.

Disclaimer Notice
This method only works if the site did not mask the location of the .swf file, like Newgrounds. If the location of the .swf file cannot be found by viewing the Page Source, then the only method left is to dig through the cache and search for it.

Deimos’s Daily Reads
No reads today, this tutorial is specially dedicated to yung. though.

Deimos’s Thoughts
Deimos is hungry now and he must feed. Unable to produce thoughts while hungry.

Deimos Asks
Do you already know how to download .swf files off websites?


13 Comments

  1. 19th April 2008 
    6:20 pm         

    Life on Mars
    said the following:

    😆 I love the method, but how can we put the swf game on our blogs? I have tried to put contents between embed (just like youtube) but seems not work 🙄

  2. 20th April 2008 
    6:56 pm         

    Michael Aulia
    said the following:

    What’s with the ladies on the post? lol

    Anyways, I usually just check my temporary internet files on the swf files (either they are games or not)
    Some Flash developers (like me), usually put a code to check, if the swf file is not being played/loaded on my domain name, prevent it to be loaded (copy protection)

  3. 20th April 2008 
    9:34 pm         

    yung .
    said the following:

    Thanks deimos A MILLION!!! It saves me so much headache for the detailed explanations and instructions. Thanks a lor, really.

  4. 21st April 2008 
    4:26 am         

    Steve Yu
    said the following:

    Nice method. I use firefox flashgot plug to download flash files.

  5. 29th April 2008 
    2:28 pm         

    Deimos Tel`Arin
    said the following:

    @Life on Mars:
    I think there is a function in WordPress 2.5 that can help us embed flash objects. 💡
    Let me check it out and then I will let you know. 🙂

    =======================================================

    @Michael Aulia:
    Well, I like pretty ladies, so … 😳
    You are talking about the .htaccess thingie right? 😯
    I think I need to use that to protect my bandwidth too. ğŸ˜Ž

    =======================================================

    @yung.:
    Am Just glad to be able to help out. :mrgreen:

    =======================================================

    @Steve Yu:
    Oh, I never knew that. That plugin is good for that purpose aye? 😮

    =======================================================

  6. 18th June 2008 
    3:16 am         

    Andre
    said the following:

    I think is very usefull your information.
    thanks

  7. 18th June 2008 
    7:29 am         

    Deimos Tel`Arin
    said the following:

    @Andre:
    Glad to hear that you find it useful! 😳

  8. 4th October 2008 
    6:11 pm         

    fantikar
    said the following:

    😀
    yup works fine.. this trick is not widely tried to be stopd by the web..

    TIPS…
    try going to flash game website that is not that popular but hv the same content..
    such as getfreeflashgames.com
    lame ones you know them this also works in cartoon network

  9. 25th November 2009 
    4:26 pm         

    anonymous
    said the following:

    Can you send me the picture of the hot girl in a bikini in the background?

  10. 26th November 2009 
    10:17 am         

    Radz Nguyen
    said the following:

    thank you for your post, it’s great

  11. 2nd May 2010 
    8:04 am         

    NeXGeN
    said the following:

    cool! i justed downloaded my favorite game cause of this. i even found an swf on newgrounds for those buttons you press when watching a flash video.

  12. 22nd October 2010 
    9:14 pm         

    Tringoli
    said the following:

    Finding the swf in the source code can be a tedious task.
    If you easily want to flash games from popular websites like
    kongegate, newgrounds, miniclip, onemorelevet, addictinggames etc.
    you either need some browser plug-ins or software to do this.

    I recently started using http://www.flashgamedownloader.com which is very easy software to do just this. Also you can double click and play your games anytime you want. I hope you find it usefull..

  13. 6th January 2011 
    1:03 pm         

    kodn
    said the following:

    Thanks! This really really really helps!!!!