Enabling Flash Debugger in Google Chrome

Yan Cui

I help clients go faster for less using serverless technologies.

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


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


And viola!


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


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10 thoughts on “Enabling Flash Debugger in Google Chrome”

  1. theburningmonk

    Hi, that’s fine, feel free to link or quote from my blog. Don’t have a twitter account though, so you might have to make do with this blog for now :-P

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  3. 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)
    Flash (2 files) – Version: 11,1,102,62
    Shockwave Flash 11.1 r102
    Name: Shockwave Flash
    Description: Shockwave Flash 11.1 r31
    Location: C:\Users\bernie\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\PepperFlash\\pepflashplayer.dll
    Type: PPAPI (out-of-process)
    MIME types:
    MIME type Description File extensions
    application/x-shockwave-flash Shockwave Flash
    application/futuresplash Shockwave Flash
    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
    MIME types:
    MIME type Description File extensions
    application/x-shockwave-flash Adobe Flash movie
    application/futuresplash FutureSplash movie

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