How do I save an online flash game/movie?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by wide, Nov 2, 2005.

  1. wide macrumors 6502a

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    hey all,

    a friend showed me this game a couple days ago called curveball. since first playing i have become extremely addicted. on my windows laptop, I used to save flash games and movies that ireally liked to my computer by accessing them in my temporary files folder and by copying them to another location. i have tried to do a similar thing using safari and IE, but i can't figure out how to do it...

    does anyone know how to do this?

    the game can be found at http://www.fetchfido.co.uk/games/curve_ball/curve_ball.htm for those who are interested.

    thanks!

    dn
     
  2. homerjward macrumors 68030

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    http://70.84.248.90/~fetchga/games-dump4/curveball.swf
    there's the link to the actual flash. just save link as.
    what you do is look through the source code (do a find for swf) and find what you think is the file, then copy and paste into your address bar. if it's the flash file you're looking for do file>save.
     
  3. tag macrumors 6502a

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    And after you download your flash files, if you don't want to have to play all your flash games in a web browser I use this stand alone app that lets you play them. It's called iSwiff.

    http://echoone.com/iSwiff/iSwiff.html
     
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  6. Rhalliwell1 macrumors 6502a

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    flash movie in saafari:

    Window> Activity

    Look for the biggest file.

    Double click it.

    Done! :)
     
  7. themoonisdown09 macrumors 601

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    Actually, in this case, you want to look for the file that ends in swf.
     
  8. Rhalliwell1 macrumors 6502a

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    Fair point, but it is usually the largest file.
     
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  11. Hotrod094 macrumors newbie

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    Check Out My Working On Website for iSwiff

    Heres The Link!
    (in progress)

    http://web.me.com/hotrod094
    Download Games Without the Hassle!
     
  12. -tWv- macrumors 68000

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    If you have firefox, there is an add-on called Downthemall. When this add-on is installed you have to go to the website where the file is located. Then you have to go to tools-->Downthemall tools-->downthemall.

    After you click on that a manager window will pop up and you have to go under pictures and embedded. Most online games are in .swf format. So go down and type into the fast filtering bar .swf. This should narrow your search and help you find the actual game. Just look for the file that ends in .swf and this will be the game.

    To play the game on your desktop you will need a swf player

    This is the easiest way I know how to do this and I have around 20 online games on my desktop from using this add-on.
    You can also download pretty much anything that is in the webpage with this add-on
     
  13. gskidmark macrumors newbie

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    Multi-chapter SWF?

    I am trying to download a SWF file that has many "chapters". At the end of each chapter, the next chapter automatically loads. The entire movie is several hours long. Can anyone tell me how I can download this entire file?

    Thanks.
     
  14. jackerin macrumors 6502a

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    Two ways, one easy one hard.

    1) keep activity monitor open in Safari, when the first is over you should see the second start loading in. Alt-double-click.

    2) get a flash decompiler and go through the actionscript to see if you find the url.
     
  15. gskidmark macrumors newbie

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    Thanks jackerin. Solution number 1 did the job just fine. :)
     
  16. ncmason macrumors regular

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    Usually you can find the the SWF/FLV file within the Source Code.

    1. Just go to View > View Source in Safari.
    2. Then hold down Command + F and search for ".FLV" or ".SWF".
    3. Firefox might make it easier if you have the Firebug add-on.
     
  17. DFMJ macrumors newbie

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    to use a swf downloader

    you can also use iwisoft swf downloader which is free. you can google it.
     
  18. Vegerot macrumors member

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    Problem, I want to download a game, but when I double click it, the game opens in a new window, and nothings happens if I try to right click the file in the Activities window!
     
  19. jackerin macrumors 6502a

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    Hold in Alt while double-clicking.

    Edit: pretty sad that I said the exact same thing a couple of posts up a year ago. No need to read the whole thread before posting, eh?
     
  20. MrDestroy12 macrumors newbie

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    Hello.

    Is it possible to download a flash game from the site ‘mofunzone’? I’m having lots of trouble downloading any of the games, and I’ve used almost all of the techniques in this thread.
     

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