- Until the app developer has fixed the problem, try using an older version of the app. If you need a rollback of Flash Player XP, check out the app's version history on Uptodown. It includes all the file versions available to download off Uptodown for that app. Download rollbacks of Flash Player XP for Windows.
- Flash Player 2 (All Versions) (618.38 KB) Home Misc. Utilities Adobe Flash Player for Mac Flash Player 10 (All Versions) Download Old Version of Flash Player 10 (All Versions).
Given the frequent updates and security vulnerabilities with Adobe Flash Player, I would always recommend running the latest version of Flash Player. However, there is the rare instance where you need to test something out. Such was the case recently with a client. A web-based application that they use for monitoring had stopped working recently and one of the applications that had updated since it was last known to be working was Adobe Flash Player.
They were running the latest version of Adobe Flash Player 18.0 and wanted to try uninstalling the ActiveX version of Flash Player to install an older version. Note that this was on Windows 7, which does not have Flash Player bundled with Windows Updates as in Windows 8+.
Archived-flash-player-versions.html - the webpage links.txt - every file referenced from the webpage downloads - the files, in numbered subfolders same order as links.txt. Until the app developer has fixed the problem, try using an older version of the app. If you need a rollback of Super Smash Flash 2, check out the app's version history on Uptodown. It includes all the file versions available to download off Uptodown for that app. Download rollbacks of Super Smash Flash 2 for Windows. Note: On December 31st 2020, Adobe Systems will officially stop updating and distributing Adobe Flash. Is Adobe Flash Player Safe? Flash Player is a relatively old plug-in (January 1996), it has become increasingly susceptible to malware. As a result, most web browsers have even started disabling Flash Player content by default for security.
When trying to run the older version installer, you are greeted with an error that states:
The installation encountered errors:
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The version of Adobe Flash Player that you are trying to install is not the most current version. Please visit the Player Download Center to obtain the latest, most secure version.
The old Flash Player installer somehow knew that there is a newer version available, so it aborts the install. This happened after uninstalling Flash Player ActiveX, so there must have been something left behind. I went ahead and uninstalled the Flash Player NPAPI version as well to make it easier to identify the remnants. Sure enough, I found a location in the Registry:
And, for 64-bit Windows, you also have this location:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREWow6432NodeMacromediaFlashPlayerSafeVersions Software sb live value ct 4830 for win7 64bit download.
Once Flash Player was uninstalled the SafeVersions key was the only location with values under Macromedia. You can see the older versions denoted with (hexadecimal) all F’s to denote that they are not allowed to install. On the client’s computer, the versions up to 18.0 were listed and version 18.0 had a different data for its value, seemingly denoting it as the current version.
Once I deleted the Macromedia key from the registry, the older installer was able to proceed. I have not tested it but supposedly if you use the official Flash Player Uninstaller, it will automatically remove the SafeVersions key. Once you have that key deleted, the next step is to install the older version, which you can find previous version installers on Adobe’s Archived Flash Player version page. I only recommend running off an old version of Flash Player for testing purposes and then getting back up to the current version before returning to regular use.
By the way, the client’s problem was not a new version of Flash Player. It ended up being something with their account settings not being able to access the server where the data is pulled from and displayed in Flash-generated charts. Flash Player updated them to the current version again and with their account corrected, they were able to see the web app just like their co-workers.
Adobe Flash Professional CS5 is an authoring environment for producing cutting-edge interactive Flash content, for a wealth of different devices and platforms. The CS5 version marked a welcome update to the series for both designers and developers, with several key new features, including a new uncompressed file format, XFl; though you can still choose to save to FLA.
Users can now preview an important video via Stage, and alter its parameters in real-time, with skin and coordinate changes available via the Properties panel. The Code Snippets panel provides easy-to-use access to the snippets of code behind the most common flash functionality.Meanwhile, the new Text layout Framework, templates and Deco brushes all add to make this is a world-class Flash development environment that is bested only by its update in CS5.5.
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Pros: Fantastic new features, improved text control, Code Snippets.
Cons: New update available, high price tag, animation focused.
Conclusion: There’s not much to not like about Adobe Flash Professional CS5. The new updates are fantastic. The new Code Snippets panel can really help cut back on coding time and the new sample file templates will give ActionScript-lacking designers a helping hand in advanced projects. The new improvements to text control are also a really great new feature, and though the Smoke Animation tool has limited success compared to the other new Deco brushes, as a whole they’re useful.
Overall, with CS5.5 out there there’s not many who are going to purchase CS5 over it. But either way, this remains a great update to the series, and anyone using CS3 will definitely want to update, though CS4 users comfortable with ActionScript may want to hold off on the investment.