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Adobe AIR

AIR logo

In this page, we will go over about Adobe AIR.

What is Adobe AIR

Adobe AIR (codenamed Apollo) runtime enables developers to use HTML, JavaScript, Adobe Flash software, and ActionScript to build web applications that run as standalone client applications without the constraints of a browser. This supports .AIR files for installation. Adobe AIR's logo history falls under Adobe's Flash Player logo history, having similar logos. Adobe AIR was discontinued the same time that Flash Player was discontinued, January 1st, 2021.

How to use Adobe AIR in 2022

You can download the most recent version of Adobe AIR here, or install older versions.

If you need to uninstall it, open Command Prompt or Run in Windows, use "path to AdobeAIRInstaller.exe -uninstall" and enter. Otherwise, use this Microsoft blog post.

Adobe AIR Logo History

2008 - 2010


2010 - 2013


2013 - 2015


2015 - Present

2015-now installer


Adobe Director

director logo

In this page, we will go over about Adobe Director.

What is Adobe Director

Adobe Director is very similar to Adobe Flash Player, but they are both completely different things. Instead of SWF files, it uses DCR files. It can also use Apple Inc's Quicktime, used to support media, and the The 3DO Company's 3DO Console Engine. Adobe Director's last version was 12, being released in 2012. The product would be later discontinued in both February 1st, and March 1st of 2017.


One of the few differences between Director and Flash is that Director supports plug-ins, or Xtras. This is possible by a tool named Adobe Director's XDK (Xtra Development Kit), which is a C++ SDK. With each new version, calls new changes important for these plug-ins.

How to use Adobe Director after 2021

You can download the most recent version of Projector Skeleton for Adobe Director here. It will ask you once you open the application, to put in a DCR file. Make sure, if possible, that the plugin is in the same folder (directory) as the DCR file. You can download a example DCR game here.

Adobe Director Logo History

Macromind Videoworks

1985 - 1987

Version 1

1985-1987 | version 1

 1985-1987 | version 1

1987 - 1989

Version 2

1987-1989 | version 2

Macromind Director

1989 - 1990

Version 1

1989-1990 | version 1

1990 - 1991

Version 2

1990-1991 | version 2

1991 - 1992

Version 3

1991-1992 | version 3

1992 - 1993

Version 3.1

1992-1993 | version 3.1

Macromedia Director

1993 - 1994

Version 3.1.3

1993-1994 | version 3.1.3

1994 - 1996

Version 4

1994-1996 | version 4 icon

1994-1996 | version 4 banner

1996 - 1997

Version 5

1996-1997 | version 5 icon

1996-1997 | version 5 banner

1997 - 1998

Version 6

1997-1998 | version 6 banner

1997-1998 | version 6 banner

1998 - 2000

Version 7

1998-2000 | version 7 banner

1998-2000 | version 7 banner

2000 - 2001

Version 8

2000-2001 | version 8 banner

2000-2001 | version 8 banner

2001 - 2002

Version 8.5

2001-2002 | version 8.5 banner

2002 - 2007

Versions 9-10

2002-2007 | versions 9-10 icon

Adobe Director

2007 - 2008

Version 11

2007-2008 | version 11 icon

2008 - 2010

Version 11.5

2008-2010 | version 11.5 icon

2010 - 2012

Version 12

2010-2012 | version 12 icon

Flash Player's Logo History

1996 - 2002

Versions 1 - 5

1996-2002 | versions 1-5

1996-2002 | versions 1-5 banner

2002 - 2006

Versions 6 - 8

2002-2006 | versions 6-8

2002-2006 | versions 6-8 alt 2002-2006 | versions 6-8 alt (gif)

2006 - 2008

Versions 8.5 - 9

2006-2008 | versions 8.5-9

2008 - 2010

Version 10

2008-2010 | versions 10

2010 - 2013

Versions 11 - 11.9

2010-2013 | versions 11-11.9

2013 - 2015

Versions 12 - 17

2013-2015 | versions 12-17

2015 - 2020

Versions 18 - 32; 50 (Enterprise)

2015-2020 | versions 18-32; 50

2015-2020 | versions 18-32; 50 installer


How to use Flash after 2021

If you wanna use flash in a browser or in a app, follow these instructions.

Browser Installation

If there is Flash Player already installed, use the Uninstaller for Windows, otherwise use the Uninstaller for Mac OS X - 10.6 or higher, or the Uninstaller for Mac OS X - 10.4 & 10.5.

After that, run a installer from the table of installers depending on your device with the version you want. The versions suffixed with “pep” are PPAPI (WebKit and Blink), the ones with “ax” are ActiveX (Trident and EdgeHTML) and the ones without suffix are NPAPI (Gecko and Goanna). Follow the instructions on the installer that you chose. Reminder that most major browsers such as Google Chrome, FireFox and many more, will no longer accept any flash version.

Next, find a browser that allows Flash plug-ins, you can visit this page to find some.



 Macintosh (pkg) 

 Linux i386 

 Linux x86_64 

 win   mac   mac   linux   linux 
 winpep   macpep   macpep   linuxpep   linuxpep 

App/SWF Installation

In the "SWF Installation", an already installed app is waiting for you. However, you'll need a SWF file (Shockwave Flash) to run. I left a SWF game here for you to try out.

How to fix the "missing Flash.ocx" error after Windows 2000

If you are having errors that say cannot create, or find flash.ocx, follow these steps.

1. If you haven't installed Flash Player yet, please click here.

2. Find in Windows Explorer: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash, and find the file Flash.ocx (may look different depending on which version flash is). If you can't find it, look in instead: C:\Windows\System32\Macromed\Flash, System32, or SysWOW64.
a. If you still can't find Flash.ocx anywhere, you may have to download it, then put it in C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash.

3. Copy the file, then rename said copied file to flash.ocx, DO NOT RENAME OR MOVE THE ORIGINAL FILE, and paste it in both: System32 and/or SysWOW64. [The flash.ocx file should look like flashversion.ocx (for example flash9.ocx) ]

Try the program, or screensaver, out now to see if it works.

AMD GPU Fix for Flash Player

Thanks to Djracem on Reddit for contributing to this page.

AMD adrenalin drivers 22.5.2, and later, are causing Flash to only display a colored background associated with the background of Flash Player. To not roll back pre-22.5.2, disable "Hardware Accel" on Macromed\Flash and on mms.cfg. Run, and make sure Command Prompt is ran as administrator, and then copy the Batchfile code below.
mkdir "%WINDIR% \SysWoW64\Macromed\Flash"
NUL & echo DisableHardwareAcceleration "WINDIR% \SysWoW64\Macromed\Flash\mms.cfg"

Browsers that support the Flash Player plug-in

To use a working version of Flash Player, you would have to find browsers that support the Flash Player plug-in. But since the Flash shutdown of 2021, major browsers like Chrome, Edge, Firefox, and more does not support the flash player plug-in. You can see some of the browsers that support the plug-in here.

Pale Moon

Android Browsers

Kiwi Browser
Dolphin Browser

Flash Player for Android

Adobe AIR and Adobe Flash Player for Android are no longer supported. You can download them using these APK files and make it work in 2022.

Adobe Flash Player for Android (v11)
Adobe AIR

Tools for Flash Player

These tools can be used for Flash Player.

SWF to EXE Converter
EXE to SWF Converter