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Set swf games as desktop background?

  1. #1


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1

    Set swf games as desktop background?


    Hello.
    I am just wondering if there is a way to set a downloaded swf game file as a desktop background.
    The idea is to be able to play the game straight from desktop and not from IE .
    For example, I would just click the start button on the desktop background and the game will start, instead of opening the swf file using IE.

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  2. #2


    Orbiting the Moon
    Posts : 2,975
    Windows 10 x64


    Hello,

    Open the swf with the Flash Projector executable.

    https://www.adobe.com/support/flashp...downloads.html

    Optional:
    Put the executable in a safe place (for instance in its own folder in program files). You can even assign it to open swf by default, if you like.
    Last edited by Hopachi; 20 Feb 2015 at 14:22. Reason: updated link
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  3. #3


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by Hopachi View Post
    Hello,

    Open the swf with the Flash Projector executable.
    Well, that is one way to open the file without the use if IE, which I didn't know of (thanks), but what I really meant was a bit different.
    When I say "desktop background", I mean the type of background where you would right-click a photo and click "set as background" - this kind of background, just like a wallpaper but you can play on it.
    So that this will not require a 3rd party program and that the swf runs natively in the background.

    I guess there is no way into this?
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  4. #4


    Orbiting the Moon
    Posts : 2,975
    Windows 10 x64


    Well maybe one last hope still remains: VLC.

    It seems VLC can open (some of the) SWF files.
    VideoLAN - VLC 2.0.5 Twoflower
    If you're lucky, this is it. Otherwise I can't possibly see how.
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