Using Ruffle as a Flash Player emulator

On December 31, 2020, Flash Player disappeared due to security problems that the Flash file system brought with it. Despite this, there are still some web pages that insert this type of multimedia component. When entering them we will see a message that warns us that the file cannot be displayed. What can we do?

The solution to this problem lies in installing Ruffle , a Flash Player emulator built on the Rust programming language . It is a system that runs natively on all modern operating systems as a standalone application and in all modern browsers using WebAssembly.

What does Ruffle offer?

It is a tool that complies with all current security regulations, which Flash Player did not respect. Ruffle once again makes it possible to use Flash on the web, including browsers installed on iOS and Android. It is a very easy application to install and use.

All Flash content embedded in a web page will work without any problems, no additional configuration is required. It will detect all such content and automatically trigger it. This is a significant benefit for all websites that still support Flash content.

To consider

On the support website for this tool they tell us the following about it: « Ruffle is an open source project maintained by volunteers. We are all passionate about preserving Internet history, and we were drawn to work on this project to help preserve the many websites and vast amounts of content that will no longer be accessible when users can no longer run the official Flash Player . If you’d like to help support this project, we welcome all contributions of any kind, even if it’s just playing some old games and seeing what works well .”

Ruffle Installation Options

In the event that you have a website where you want to continue displaying Flash files, you just have to add them to the pages that contain them. You just have to visit the support page of the tool and do what is explained in it.

In web browsers it is also possible to install them for their users. There are versions for Google Chrome, Edge, Firefox and Safari. You just have to access the support page and proceed to what they explain to us for each browser.

If we want to use Flash files from the desktop of a Windows, macOS or Linux computer, we now have to use the command line. Those responsible for the tool tell us that soon the installation will be easier.


To get this open source tool, you have to access Ruffle .