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Flash game redownload each time

A topic by 13rice created 24 days ago Views: 33 Replies: 2
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Hello,

I have uploaded a flash Game, Infinity - To The Top, and everytime I refresh the page, the game redownloads. I think it's the same for everyone. So it brings two major problems,

  • First one : I can't save any datas, the game has achievements, money, missions etc. everything disappears after a refresh of the page. So it's unplayable. How can i make my game persistant ?
  • Second one : the game size is around 20 Mb, so it takes a few moment to download each time.

I don't have this issue with other websites, like Newgrounds or Kongregate.

Thanks

Admin (Edited 1 time)

Thanks for the report. I'm not familiar with how flash handles saving data. Does the URL have to match exactly for it to work? We use ever-changing expiring URLs on flash content to prevent people from hot linking our SWF files, but that might be causing the reloading issue.

Regarding the browser caching issue, the expiring URLs would definitely be the cause of that. I'll have to explore some options to see if there's a better solution.

(Edited 1 time)

Thanks for your reply, Flash saves data on the computer storage, in temporary folders like App_Data, it's called SharedObject in flash. Yeah the url needs surely to match, otherwise the brower sees it as a new element to download, and create a new folder for it.

I think the detection of stealing must be on the developer side if he wants to avoid this, it can be done IN the game. Or maybe an option for flash game on itch.io, "persistant URL".

It's weird nobody notice it before, a lot of flash games needs to save datas like this.