|The end of Flash - browser support to end in 2020|
Adobe announced Flash will be a dead technology by 2020.
I wonder what Atelier801's response to this will be, browsers are already planning to not support/disable Flash by 2019. After 2020, Adobe will not support Flash anymore, which means Transformice will be running on a dead technology.
Will Atelier801 rebuild Transformice in another language, will it be left to try survive on a technology that is dead, or will 2020 be the end of the rat game. Discuss here.
Sentinel edit (31/7/17): It's been confirmed that Transformice won't shut down after the discontinuation of Flash in 2020. Instead, it's likely that the game will become a standalone-only game. https://twitter.com/Melibellule/status/889885175609516032
Sentinel edit 2 (14/8/19): As of the most current Google Chome update (76.0.3809.100), Flash is now blocked by default, and a message will appear when you first start Chrome warning you about the discontinuation of Flash. There is a tutorial which can be found here, which tells you how to enable Flash. The current date for Flash to be discontinued is December 2020.
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You're thinking of another Ice, I barely have any prestige
Edit: Standalones depend. If it's the official one it runs on Adobe Air, and I am unsure of Adobes plan with that because I am not really familiar with the technology. Maybe someone who does can weigh in their opinion. I'd imagine it could stop supporting Flash too. For other standalones most use the Flash installed to the OS, (it's been a while since I did standalone coding), so likely they will die.
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So if I'm correct, Adobe Flash would stop supporting around 2020? So games like at would shut down because of this?
I made a short prediction a few months ago about TFM being shutdown around 2020.
Also, if TFM and other games did shutdown, I'll kinda feel sad for awhile then move on if that happens.
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Melibellule already posted a tweet about this :https://twitter.com/Melibellule/status/889885175609516032
meli on tweeter said:
Flash isn't a programming language
ActionScript is one. mxmlc by Adobe can compile it among with the Flash and AIR platforms.
As far as I know, Adobe Air applications bundle the Flash Player.
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i will just point this out of the Hmiida's provided link for lazy people that she said about this in 2020, a reply from one question asker
>Standalone is staying, and will probably be the only way to play after 2020. Nekodancer will have to die, others can be in the standalone.
so no, the rat game will still exist as im looking more that they will have to push harder to rely on steam perhaps or whatever it might be to still keep things going
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Atelier is doing the wrong thing imo trying to keep their standalone monkey patched. They need to recode the whole thing, I'm curious if there's statistics on how many people use third party standalones or browsers versus the official standalone.
Also, I've never used the steam standalone but I assume that has dependency on a Flash distribution being on the OS
Edit: also, that's interesting info about Air apps I didn't know they bundled the flash player. Even so, it looks dodgy from atelier to rely on their own standalone. There could be future changes by 2020 to how Air operates then Atelier is forced to rely on defunct toolchains
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