Enabling Flash Debugger in Google Chrome

Google Chrome is a nice little browser, fast as hell, and it even bundles and updates its Flash plugin all by itself.

On the plus side, it means anyone running Chrome will always have the most up-to-date version of Flash player so good news for Flash game developers and web developers alike.

On the down side however, the Flash plugin it bundles itself with is the release build and you can’t use the Flash debugger with the release build. This caused a bit of pain for us when we tried to debug our Flash games in Chrome, but luckily we found a way to get around this in two simple steps:

1. open a new tab and type in about:plugins

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2. you should see two entries for Shockwave Flash, disable the one in C:\Users\xxx\AppData

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And viola!

 

P.S. you can download the Flash player and debugger here.

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  • Nick

    This has been very helpful, thanks

  • sunny

    Thanks a Ton Man!!

  • bravebear

    Mine seems to have been pre-disabled. Which version of the debugger are we supposed to install? There does not seem to be one for chrome.

    Plug-ins (18)
    Details
    Flash (2 files) – Version: 11,1,102,62
    Shockwave Flash 11.1 r102
    Name: Shockwave Flash
    Description: Shockwave Flash 11.1 r31
    Version: 11.1.31.203
    Location: C:\Users\bernie\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\PepperFlash\11.1.31.203\pepflashplayer.dll
    Type: PPAPI (out-of-process)
    Enable
    MIME types:
    MIME type Description File extensions
    application/x-shockwave-flash Shockwave Flash
    .swf
    application/futuresplash Shockwave Flash
    .spl
    Name: Shockwave Flash
    Description: Shockwave Flash 11.1 r102
    Version: 11,1,102,62
    Location: C:\Users\bernie\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\17.0.963.56\gcswf32.dll
    Type: NPAPI
    Disable
    MIME types:
    MIME type Description File extensions
    application/x-shockwave-flash Adobe Flash movie
    .swf
    application/futuresplash FutureSplash movie
    .spl
    Disable

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