WWW FAQs: Why can't I play games on web pages?

2004-08-15: if you find that games on the web do not work for you at all -- for instance, if you see only a red X in the upper left corner of the area where the game should appear -- you probably do not have the Macromedia Flash player correctly installed. To fix this, download the Flash player from Macromedia's website and follow their installation instructions. A smaller number of games are written in Java. If you are still unable to play games after installing the Java and Flash plug-ins and restarting your computer, your problem may be a side effect of spyware and other invasive software on your computer.

If you are attempting to play games on a computer at work or school, it is possible that they are automatically filtered out by a proxy server. You probably will not be able to circumvent these protections, and you might be subject to disciplinary action if you attempted to do so.

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