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Old 07-26-2008, 03:26 PM   #1
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Question How do we get www.king.com to work on linux?


Please help, it doesn't work and we NEED king.com.
our windows crashed..
Help?
 
Old 07-26-2008, 03:36 PM   #2
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Minimum requirements
Right now only PC users can play at King.com. To be able to play all games you need to have the following software:

Microsoft Windows
Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox
Flash player
Shockwave player


http://www.king.com/support/tech_sup...language=en_US

I don't see Linux supported only Windows.

There is no Shockwave player for Linux according to Adobe.

http://www.adobe.com/shockwave/download/alternates/

But I did find this article.

Shockwave Player - Ubuntu / Linux
http://www.ubuntux.org/shockwave-player-ubuntu-linux

http://www.petitiononline.com/linuxswp/petition.html

Last edited by bsdunix; 07-26-2008 at 03:41 PM.
 
Old 07-26-2008, 03:37 PM   #3
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Hi,

Welcome to LQ!

What exactly isn't working?


Cheers,
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Old 06-30-2009, 02:51 AM   #4
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You can play a lot of games using User Agent Switcher addon for Firefox with certain settings.

You can import these settings (xml file):
Quote:
<useragentswitcher><useragent description="KING.COM" useragent="Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; ru; rv:1.9.0.11) Gecko/2009060308 Ubuntu/9.04 (jaunty) Firefox/3.0.11" appcodename="Mozilla" appname="Netscape" appversion="5.0 (windows xp; sv1)" platform="Linux i686" vendor="Ubuntu" vendorsub="9.04"/></useragentswitcher>
Or create your own.

So, all games, that don't require Shockwave Player could be played.

-------------------

If you want to reproduce my actions:
1. Set User Agent to one of Internet Explorers included in addon.
2. Click "Test your computer setup" link at king.com.
It should show no page. Grey space.
3. View->Page source code
 
Old 06-30-2009, 04:31 AM   #5
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What doesn't work?
I see no problem
Seems to me flash isn't installed.
which distribution, browser, flash version....
 
Old 07-01-2009, 02:52 AM   #6
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Smile

Quote:
Originally Posted by repo View Post
What doesn't work?
I see no problem
Seems to me flash isn't installed.
which distribution, browser, flash version....
The problem is quite simple. Flash already installed.
There is a software checker at king.com, which prevent user from playing almost all games at king.com (only Sponsored Games work). It requires Windows installed.

For example, you could try to play "5-Card Solitaire" game:
http://www.king.com/game/card-games/...language=en_US

But you get a page with technical information with large red cross at "Operating System" detected.
After you execute actions, described in post above, you can play this game without any problems.

That is.
 
Old 07-01-2009, 08:40 AM   #7
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The User agent Switcher plugin for firefox will get you past the OS Check
Code:
Operating system:  	OK	
Browser version:        OK
Flash player:  	 	OK
Shockwave player: 	King.com requires Shockwave version 10.1.1r16 or newer
so it's just shockwave then..
 
Old 07-02-2009, 05:24 PM   #8
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Quote:
Originally Posted by farslayer View Post
The User agent Switcher plugin for firefox will get you past the OS Check
Code:
Operating system:  	OK	
Browser version:        OK
Flash player:  	 	OK
Shockwave player: 	King.com requires Shockwave version 10.1.1r16 or newer
so it's just shockwave then..
Yep, Shockwave under Linux not exist yet. But it is not required for most games at king.com.
(At the bottom of software check page there is a list "Games that you still can play")
 
Old 07-02-2009, 05:25 PM   #9
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Has anyone noticed this thread is a year old?
 
Old 07-03-2009, 06:09 PM   #10
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Has anyone noticed this thread is a year old?
Darn Foiled again
 
  


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