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Internet Archive will keep Flash animations and games forever so that they don't die with the Adobe product



The end of 2020 is the date marked for the end of Flash. We knew with some certainty that the death of Adobe Flash Player would come, not exactly when, for practically a decade. And for three we had clear that he would say goodbye to us in 2020. Specifically December 31st, as we learned in June.



Despite the fact that in his last years the relationship of the majority with him has not been the best, Flash was at the time very important and gave rise to varied creations, especially in what has to do with animations and mini-games, which the Internet Archive wants to preserve for the future.






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"Great news for everyone concerned about the end of Flash's life scheduled for late 2020: The Internet Archive is emulating Flash animations, games and toys from our software collection", it was announced this Thursday.



Archive.org has added Flash support to its platform thanks to an emulator in development called Ruffle and, with this, its managers have made it possible for a subset of Flash elements to be reproduced in browsers if they had the necessary plug-in installed. Mind you, this open source software is currently not compatible with all existing Flash content.




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Internet Archive already has a sample of the best and most representative Flash content of what will be the set of its collection that already at this moment accumulates more than a thousand elements. As we said, Ruffle should make it work in all types of browsers, both desktop and mobile, since it works in all those that make use of WebAssembly.






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