Possible Flash issue on Mac?

Hi!=20

I'm trying to access Flashpoint through SeaMonkey and it used to work fine,=
 but now it isn't. I get to the point of entering SeaMonkey but it won't us=
e Flash - I end up with a blank screen except for the Flash "F" inside a bo=
x next to an information "i". When I click it, another tab opens saying, "S=
ecure Connection Failed. The document contains no data. The page you are tr=
ying to view cannot be shown because the authenticity of the received data =
could not be verified." I've tried it with multiple links, all are still ac=
tive on their original sites. Nothing, though.

I have macOS Big Sur 11.1 and SeaMonkey 2.53.5.1 - which I've un/reinstalle=
d multiple times now, along with Flashpoint itself. I've also double checke=
d everything I know could be an issue. My security and permissions are fine=
 for allowing everything, all extensions on SeaMonkey were disabled, I've t=
ried Safe Mode and normal, cleared cookies/cache, etc. I have no idea what =
it could be.=20

I tried going to Tools --> Web Development --> Error Console, and received =
these three errors, but I don't know what to do with them from here.=20

Error: TypeError: browser[name] is undefined
Source File: resource://devtools/client/framework/gDevTools.jsm
Line: 158

Error: TypeError: menu is null
Source File: resource://devtools/client/framework/browser-menus.js
Line: 223

Error: NS_ERROR_FILE_NOT_FOUND:=20
Source File: jar:file:///Users/molli/Downloads/Flashpoint%20Infinity%20for%=
20Mac%20Beta/FPSoftware/SeaMonkey.app/Contents/Resources/omni.ja!/component=
s/devtools-startup.js
Line: 273


Any advice?
Thanks!

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On 1/12/2021 12:19 PM, Mollie Hurlburt wrote:
> Hi!=20
>=20
> I'm trying to access Flashpoint through SeaMonkey and it used to work f=
ine, but now it isn't. I get to the point of entering SeaMonkey but it wo=
n't use Flash - I end up with a blank screen except for the Flash "F" ins=
ide a box next to an information "i". When I click it, another tab opens =
saying, "Secure Connection Failed. The document contains no data. The pag=
e you are trying to view cannot be shown because the authenticity of the =
received data could not be verified." I've tried it with multiple links, =
all are still active on their original sites. Nothing, though.
>=20
> I have macOS Big Sur 11.1 and SeaMonkey 2.53.5.1 - which I've un/reinst=
alled multiple times now, along with Flashpoint itself. I've also double =
checked everything I know could be an issue. My security and permissions =
are fine for allowing everything, all extensions on SeaMonkey were disabl=
ed, I've tried Safe Mode and normal, cleared cookies/cache, etc. I have n=
o idea what it could be.=20
>=20
> I tried going to Tools --> Web Development --> Error Console, and recei=
ved these three errors, but I don't know what to do with them from here. =

>=20
> Error: TypeError: browser[name] is undefined
> Source File: resource://devtools/client/framework/gDevTools.jsm
> Line: 158
>=20
> Error: TypeError: menu is null
> Source File: resource://devtools/client/framework/browser-menus.js
> Line: 223
>=20
> Error: NS_ERROR_FILE_NOT_FOUND:=20
> Source File: jar:file:///Users/molli/Downloads/Flashpoint%20Infinity%20=
for%20Mac%20Beta/FPSoftware/SeaMonkey.app/Contents/Resources/omni.ja!/com=
ponents/devtools-startup.js
> Line: 273
>=20
>=20
> Any advice?
> Thanks!
>=20

Flash is no longer functional.  Adobe announced last year that Flash
would no longer be maintained or distributed after the end of 2020.
Furthermore, the lastest versions of Flash apparently contain code that
blocks it from working after 11 January 2021 (yesterday).

You should instead be using HTML5 Media.  If that is enabled but the Web
site still asks for Flash, you should notify the site's owner that Flash
is borked, dead, obsolete, etc.

--=20

David E. Ross
<http://www.rossde.com/>.

The only reason we have so many laws is that not enough people will do
the right thing.  (=C2=A9 1997 by David Ross)

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David
1/12/2021 8:27:30 PM
Op 12-1-2021 om 21:19 schreef Mollie Hurlburt:
> Hi!
> 
> I'm trying to access Flashpoint through SeaMonkey and it used to work fine, but now it isn't. I get to the point of entering SeaMonkey but it won't use Flash - I end up with a blank screen except for the Flash "F" inside a box next to an information "i". When I click it, another tab opens saying, "Secure Connection Failed. The document contains no data. The page you are trying to view cannot be shown because the authenticity of the received data could not be verified." I've tried it with multiple links, all are still active on their original sites. Nothing, though.
> 
> I have macOS Big Sur 11.1 and SeaMonkey 2.53.5.1 - which I've un/reinstalled multiple times now, along with Flashpoint itself. I've also double checked everything I know could be an issue. My security and permissions are fine for allowing everything, all extensions on SeaMonkey were disabled, I've tried Safe Mode and normal, cleared cookies/cache, etc. I have no idea what it could be.
> 
> I tried going to Tools --> Web Development --> Error Console, and received these three errors, but I don't know what to do with them from here.
> 
> Error: TypeError: browser[name] is undefined
> Source File: resource://devtools/client/framework/gDevTools.jsm
> Line: 158
> 
> Error: TypeError: menu is null
> Source File: resource://devtools/client/framework/browser-menus.js
> Line: 223
> 
> Error: NS_ERROR_FILE_NOT_FOUND:
> Source File: jar:file:///Users/molli/Downloads/Flashpoint%20Infinity%20for%20Mac%20Beta/FPSoftware/SeaMonkey.app/Contents/Resources/omni.ja!/components/devtools-startup.js
> Line: 273
> 
> 
> Any advice?
> Thanks!
> 
https://www.adobe.com/nl/products/flashplayer/end-of-life.html

Since Adobe will no longer be supporting Flash Player after December 31, 
2020 and Adobe will block Flash content from running in Flash Player 
beginning January 12, 2021, Adobe strongly recommends all users 
immediately uninstall Flash Player to help protect their systems.

Onno
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Onno
1/12/2021 8:27:41 PM
Mollie Hurlburt wrote:
> Hi!
> 
> I'm trying to access Flashpoint through SeaMonkey and it used to work fine, but now it isn't. I get to the point of entering SeaMonkey but it won't use Flash - I end up with a blank screen except for the Flash "F" inside a box next to an information "i". When I click it, another tab opens saying, "Secure Connection Failed. The document contains no data. The page you are trying to view cannot be shown because the authenticity of the received data could not be verified." I've tried it with multiple links, all are still active on their original sites. Nothing, though.
> 
> I have macOS Big Sur 11.1 and SeaMonkey 2.53.5.1 - which I've un/reinstalled multiple times now, along with Flashpoint itself. I've also double checked everything I know could be an issue. My security and permissions are fine for allowing everything, all extensions on SeaMonkey were disabled, I've tried Safe Mode and normal, cleared cookies/cache, etc. I have no idea what it could be.
> 
> I tried going to Tools --> Web Development --> Error Console, and received these three errors, but I don't know what to do with them from here.
> 
> Error: TypeError: browser[name] is undefined
> Source File: resource://devtools/client/framework/gDevTools.jsm
> Line: 158
> 
> Error: TypeError: menu is null
> Source File: resource://devtools/client/framework/browser-menus.js
> Line: 223
> 
> Error: NS_ERROR_FILE_NOT_FOUND:
> Source File: jar:file:///Users/molli/Downloads/Flashpoint%20Infinity%20for%20Mac%20Beta/FPSoftware/SeaMonkey.app/Contents/Resources/omni.ja!/components/devtools-startup.js
> Line: 273
> 
> 
> Any advice?
> Thanks!

Is your Flashpoint on the same comp or hdd as your SM?
It is my understanding that SM has disabled NPAPI in your SM version.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NPAPI
Personally, I will stick with SM 2.49.3 until it no longer works with 
any websites.
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Paul
1/12/2021 10:48:17 PM
David E. Ross wrote:
> On 1/12/2021 12:19 PM, Mollie Hurlburt wrote:
>> Hi!
>>
>> I'm trying to access Flashpoint through SeaMonkey and it used to work fine, but now it isn't. I get to the point of entering SeaMonkey but it won't use Flash - I end up with a blank screen except for the Flash "F" inside a box next to an information "i". When I click it, another tab opens saying, "Secure Connection Failed. The document contains no data. The page you are trying to view cannot be shown because the authenticity of the received data could not be verified." I've tried it with multiple links, all are still active on their original sites. Nothing, though.
>>
>> I have macOS Big Sur 11.1 and SeaMonkey 2.53.5.1 - which I've un/reinstalled multiple times now, along with Flashpoint itself. I've also double checked everything I know could be an issue. My security and permissions are fine for allowing everything, all extensions on SeaMonkey were disabled, I've tried Safe Mode and normal, cleared cookies/cache, etc. I have no idea what it could be.
>>
>> I tried going to Tools --> Web Development --> Error Console, and received these three errors, but I don't know what to do with them from here.
>>
>> Error: TypeError: browser[name] is undefined
>> Source File: resource://devtools/client/framework/gDevTools.jsm
>> Line: 158
>>
>> Error: TypeError: menu is null
>> Source File: resource://devtools/client/framework/browser-menus.js
>> Line: 223
>>
>> Error: NS_ERROR_FILE_NOT_FOUND:
>> Source File: jar:file:///Users/molli/Downloads/Flashpoint%20Infinity%20for%20Mac%20Beta/FPSoftware/SeaMonkey.app/Contents/Resources/omni.ja!/components/devtools-startup.js
>> Line: 273
>>
>>
>> Any advice?
>> Thanks!
>>
> 
> Flash is no longer functional.  Adobe announced last year that Flash
> would no longer be maintained or distributed after the end of 2020.
> Furthermore, the lastest versions of Flash apparently contain code that
> blocks it from working after 11 January 2021 (yesterday).
> 
> You should instead be using HTML5 Media.  If that is enabled but the Web
> site still asks for Flash, you should notify the site's owner that Flash
> is borked, dead, obsolete, etc.
> 

Is this about Flash or is it about Flashpoint Infinity?  The second 
"link" contains the text "Flashpoint Infinity for Mac Beta", a link to 
its site is https://bluemaxima.org/flashpoint/ and that tells you what 
it is for.  Yes it is Flash related, but according to the link:
> Both versions are unaffected by the end of support for Flash and other plugins.



-- 
spammo ergo sum, viruses courtesy of https://www.nsa.gov/malware/
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Don
1/13/2021 12:01:43 PM
On 1/12/21 5:48 PM, Paul in Houston, TX wrote:
> Mollie Hurlburt wrote:
>> Hi!
>>
>> I'm trying to access Flashpoint through SeaMonkey and it used to work 
>> fine, but now it isn't. I get to the point of entering SeaMonkey but 
>> it won't use Flash - I end up with a blank screen except for the Flash 
>> "F" inside a box next to an information "i". When I click it, another 
>> tab opens saying, "Secure Connection Failed. The document contains no 
>> data. The page you are trying to view cannot be shown because the 
>> authenticity of the received data could not be verified." I've tried 
>> it with multiple links, all are still active on their original sites. 
>> Nothing, though.
>>
>> I have macOS Big Sur 11.1 and SeaMonkey 2.53.5.1 - which I've 
>> un/reinstalled multiple times now, along with Flashpoint itself. I've 
>> also double checked everything I know could be an issue. My security 
>> and permissions are fine for allowing everything, all extensions on 
>> SeaMonkey were disabled, I've tried Safe Mode and normal, cleared 
>> cookies/cache, etc. I have no idea what it could be.
>>
>> I tried going to Tools --> Web Development --> Error Console, and 
>> received these three errors, but I don't know what to do with them 
>> from here.
>>
>> Error: TypeError: browser[name] is undefined
>> Source File: resource://devtools/client/framework/gDevTools.jsm
>> Line: 158
>>
>> Error: TypeError: menu is null
>> Source File: resource://devtools/client/framework/browser-menus.js
>> Line: 223
>>
>> Error: NS_ERROR_FILE_NOT_FOUND:
>> Source File: 
>> jar:file:///Users/molli/Downloads/Flashpoint%20Infinity%20for%20Mac%20Beta/FPSoftware/SeaMonkey.app/Contents/Resources/omni.ja!/components/devtools-startup.js 
>>
>> Line: 273
>>
>>
>> Any advice?
>> Thanks!
> 
> Is your Flashpoint on the same comp or hdd as your SM?
> It is my understanding that SM has disabled NPAPI in your SM version.
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NPAPI
> Personally, I will stick with SM 2.49.3 until it no longer works with 
> any websites.

Flash is dead as of yesterday.

<https://tech.slashdot.org/story/21/01/12/2133218/adobe-flash-is-officially-dead-after-25-years-with-content-blocked-starting-today>

-- 
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WaltS48
1/13/2021 1:41:16 PM
On 13/01/2021 13:41, WaltS48 wrote:
> On 1/12/21 5:48 PM, Paul in Houston, TX wrote:
>> Mollie Hurlburt wrote:
>>> Hi!
>>>
>>> I'm trying to access Flashpoint through SeaMonkey and it used to work 
>>> fine, but now it isn't. I get to the point of entering SeaMonkey but 
>>> it won't use Flash - I end up with a blank screen except for the 
>>> Flash "F" inside a box next to an information "i". When I click it, 
>>> another tab opens saying, "Secure Connection Failed. The document 
>>> contains no data. The page you are trying to view cannot be shown 
>>> because the authenticity of the received data could not be verified." 
>>> I've tried it with multiple links, all are still active on their 
>>> original sites. Nothing, though.
>>>
>>> I have macOS Big Sur 11.1 and SeaMonkey 2.53.5.1 - which I've 
>>> un/reinstalled multiple times now, along with Flashpoint itself. I've 
>>> also double checked everything I know could be an issue. My security 
>>> and permissions are fine for allowing everything, all extensions on 
>>> SeaMonkey were disabled, I've tried Safe Mode and normal, cleared 
>>> cookies/cache, etc. I have no idea what it could be.
>>>
>>> I tried going to Tools --> Web Development --> Error Console, and 
>>> received these three errors, but I don't know what to do with them 
>>> from here.
>>>
>>> Error: TypeError: browser[name] is undefined
>>> Source File: resource://devtools/client/framework/gDevTools.jsm
>>> Line: 158
>>>
>>> Error: TypeError: menu is null
>>> Source File: resource://devtools/client/framework/browser-menus.js
>>> Line: 223
>>>
>>> Error: NS_ERROR_FILE_NOT_FOUND:
>>> Source File: 
>>> jar:file:///Users/molli/Downloads/Flashpoint%20Infinity%20for%20Mac%20Beta/FPSoftware/SeaMonkey.app/Contents/Resources/omni.ja!/components/devtools-startup.js 
>>>
>>> Line: 273
>>>

>>
>> Is your Flashpoint on the same comp or hdd as your SM?
>> It is my understanding that SM has disabled NPAPI in your SM version.
>> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NPAPI
>> Personally, I will stick with SM 2.49.3 until it no longer works with 
>> any websites.
> 
> Flash is dead as of yesterday.
> 
> <https://tech.slashdot.org/story/21/01/12/2133218/adobe-flash-is-officially-dead-after-25-years-with-content-blocked-starting-today> 

True but not relevant to OP's problem which concerns SM in the context 
of a game archive package that provides appropriate (and not blocked) 
players for the formats, such as Flash, that its archived games need.

The first 2 console errors shown are not exceptional.

SM 2.53.5.1 is supposed to support Flash (and no other plugins) via 
NPAPI. Perhaps the detection of older Flash versions isn't working properly?

The Flashpoint site says that Mac OS support is highly experimental. You 
might do better to ask there.

/df

-- 
London
UK
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Dirk
1/13/2021 3:42:37 PM
On 1/13/21 10:42 AM, Dirk Fieldhouse wrote:
> On 13/01/2021 13:41, WaltS48 wrote:
>> On 1/12/21 5:48 PM, Paul in Houston, TX wrote:
>>> Mollie Hurlburt wrote:
>>>> Hi!
>>>>
>>>> I'm trying to access Flashpoint through SeaMonkey and it used to 
>>>> work fine, but now it isn't. I get to the point of entering 
>>>> SeaMonkey but it won't use Flash - I end up with a blank screen 
>>>> except for the Flash "F" inside a box next to an information "i". 
>>>> When I click it, another tab opens saying, "Secure Connection 
>>>> Failed. The document contains no data. The page you are trying to 
>>>> view cannot be shown because the authenticity of the received data 
>>>> could not be verified." I've tried it with multiple links, all are 
>>>> still active on their original sites. Nothing, though.
>>>>
>>>> I have macOS Big Sur 11.1 and SeaMonkey 2.53.5.1 - which I've 
>>>> un/reinstalled multiple times now, along with Flashpoint itself. 
>>>> I've also double checked everything I know could be an issue. My 
>>>> security and permissions are fine for allowing everything, all 
>>>> extensions on SeaMonkey were disabled, I've tried Safe Mode and 
>>>> normal, cleared cookies/cache, etc. I have no idea what it could be.
>>>>
>>>> I tried going to Tools --> Web Development --> Error Console, and 
>>>> received these three errors, but I don't know what to do with them 
>>>> from here.
>>>>
>>>> Error: TypeError: browser[name] is undefined
>>>> Source File: resource://devtools/client/framework/gDevTools.jsm
>>>> Line: 158
>>>>
>>>> Error: TypeError: menu is null
>>>> Source File: resource://devtools/client/framework/browser-menus.js
>>>> Line: 223
>>>>
>>>> Error: NS_ERROR_FILE_NOT_FOUND:
>>>> Source File: 
>>>> jar:file:///Users/molli/Downloads/Flashpoint%20Infinity%20for%20Mac%20Beta/FPSoftware/SeaMonkey.app/Contents/Resources/omni.ja!/components/devtools-startup.js 
>>>>
>>>> Line: 273
>>>>
> 
>>>
>>> Is your Flashpoint on the same comp or hdd as your SM?
>>> It is my understanding that SM has disabled NPAPI in your SM version.
>>> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NPAPI
>>> Personally, I will stick with SM 2.49.3 until it no longer works with 
>>> any websites.
>>
>> Flash is dead as of yesterday.
>>
>> <https://tech.slashdot.org/story/21/01/12/2133218/adobe-flash-is-officially-dead-after-25-years-with-content-blocked-starting-today> 
> 
> 
> True but not relevant to OP's problem which concerns SM in the context 
> of a game archive package that provides appropriate (and not blocked) 
> players for the formats, such as Flash, that its archived games need.
> 
> The first 2 console errors shown are not exceptional.
> 
> SM 2.53.5.1 is supposed to support Flash (and no other plugins) via 
> NPAPI. Perhaps the detection of older Flash versions isn't working 
> properly?
> 
> The Flashpoint site says that Mac OS support is highly experimental. You 
> might do better to ask there.
> 
> /df
> 

Old or latest. Flash is dead.

Doesn't matter what version of browser still supports it. The 
manufacturer of Flash doesn't after yesterday and will block content 
from using it.

"Since Adobe will no longer be supporting Flash Player after December 
31, 2020 and Adobe will block Flash content from running in Flash Player 
beginning January 12, 2021, Adobe strongly recommends all users 
immediately uninstall Flash Player to help protect their systems."

Sorta like Twitter blocking certain accounts from being used.

-- 
OS: Ubuntu Linux 18.04LTS - Gnome Desktop
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WaltS48
1/13/2021 4:14:07 PM
On 13/01/2021 16:14, WaltS48 wrote:
> On 1/13/21 10:42 AM, Dirk Fieldhouse wrote:
>...> 
>>[Flashpoint uses archived versions of Flash player that still work]

> Old or latest. Flash is dead.
> 
> Doesn't matter what version of browser still supports it. The 
> manufacturer of Flash doesn't after yesterday and will block content 
> from using it.
> 
> "Since Adobe will no longer be supporting Flash Player after December 
> 31, 2020 and Adobe will block Flash content from running in Flash Player 
> beginning January 12, 2021, Adobe strongly recommends all users 
> immediately uninstall Flash Player to help protect their systems."

Adobe doesn't/didn't mediate Flash content, except by the player.

The "block" only applies if you use a version of the Flash player that 
includes a time cut-off in the player code 
<http://forum.doom9.org/showthread.php?s=2cded5796f2faf5792dcc3b3779002af&p=1919655#post1919655>. 
Older versions do not include such a "block". Also, I'm sure it would be 
possible to spoof the date+time to the player if it was necessary to 
avoid the time cut-off.

Users of permanent beta browsers such as Chrome and non-ESR Firefox may 
well have been updated to a version that disallows any Flash version, 
but that's a separate issue.

OP's problem appears to be that some issue with Flashpoint/Mac OS is 
causing Flashpoint to use her latest and greatest "blocked" player 
instead of it providing and enabling a version suitable for the game she 
is trying to play.

/df

-- 
London
UK
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Dirk
1/13/2021 4:56:39 PM
On 1/13/21 11:56 AM, Dirk Fieldhouse wrote:
> On 13/01/2021 16:14, WaltS48 wrote:
>> On 1/13/21 10:42 AM, Dirk Fieldhouse wrote:
>> ...>
>>> [Flashpoint uses archived versions of Flash player that still work]
>=20
>> Old or latest. Flash is dead.
>>
>> Doesn't matter what version of browser still supports it. The=20
>> manufacturer of Flash doesn't after yesterday and will block content=20
>> from using it.
>>
>> "Since Adobe will no longer be supporting Flash Player after December =

>> 31, 2020 and Adobe will block Flash content from running in Flash=20
>> Player beginning January 12, 2021, Adobe strongly recommends all users=
=20
>> immediately uninstall Flash Player to help protect their systems."
>=20
> Adobe doesn't/didn't mediate Flash content, except by the player.
>=20
> The "block" only applies if you use a version of the Flash player that =

> includes a time cut-off in the player code=20
> <http://forum.doom9.org/showthread.php?s=3D2cded5796f2faf5792dcc3b37790=
02af&p=3D1919655#post1919655>.=20
> Older versions do not include such a "block". Also, I'm sure it would b=
e=20
> possible to spoof the date+time to the player if it was necessary to=20
> avoid the time cut-off.
>=20
> Users of permanent beta browsers such as Chrome and non-ESR Firefox may=
=20
> well have been updated to a version that disallows any Flash version,=20
> but that's a separate issue.
>=20
> OP's problem appears to be that some issue with Flashpoint/Mac OS is=20
> causing Flashpoint to use her latest and greatest "blocked" player=20
> instead of it providing and enabling a version suitable for the game sh=
e=20
> is trying to play.
>=20
> /df
>=20

Okay. You win.=F0=9F=98=81

--=20
OS: Ubuntu Linux 18.04LTS - Gnome Desktop
https://www.thunderbird.net/en-US/get-involved/


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WaltS48
1/13/2021 5:11:52 PM
WaltS48 wrote:
> On 1/12/21 5:48 PM, Paul in Houston, TX wrote:
>> Mollie Hurlburt wrote:
>>> Hi!
>>>
>>> I'm trying to access Flashpoint through SeaMonkey and it used to work 
>>> fine, but now it isn't. I get to the point of entering SeaMonkey but 
>>> it won't use Flash - I end up with a blank screen except for the 
>>> Flash "F" inside a box next to an information "i". When I click it, 
>>> another tab opens saying, "Secure Connection Failed. The document 
>>> contains no data. The page you are trying to view cannot be shown 
>>> because the authenticity of the received data could not be verified." 
>>> I've tried it with multiple links, all are still active on their 
>>> original sites. Nothing, though.
>>>
>>> I have macOS Big Sur 11.1 and SeaMonkey 2.53.5.1 - which I've 
>>> un/reinstalled multiple times now, along with Flashpoint itself. I've 
>>> also double checked everything I know could be an issue. My security 
>>> and permissions are fine for allowing everything, all extensions on 
>>> SeaMonkey were disabled, I've tried Safe Mode and normal, cleared 
>>> cookies/cache, etc. I have no idea what it could be.
>>>
>>> I tried going to Tools --> Web Development --> Error Console, and 
>>> received these three errors, but I don't know what to do with them 
>>> from here.
>>>
>>> Error: TypeError: browser[name] is undefined
>>> Source File: resource://devtools/client/framework/gDevTools.jsm
>>> Line: 158
>>>
>>> Error: TypeError: menu is null
>>> Source File: resource://devtools/client/framework/browser-menus.js
>>> Line: 223
>>>
>>> Error: NS_ERROR_FILE_NOT_FOUND:
>>> Source File: 
>>> jar:file:///Users/molli/Downloads/Flashpoint%20Infinity%20for%20Mac%20Beta/FPSoftware/SeaMonkey.app/Contents/Resources/omni.ja!/components/devtools-startup.js 
>>>
>>> Line: 273
>>>
>>>
>>> Any advice?
>>> Thanks!
>>
>> Is your Flashpoint on the same comp or hdd as your SM?
>> It is my understanding that SM has disabled NPAPI in your SM version.
>> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NPAPI
>> Personally, I will stick with SM 2.49.3 until it no longer works with 
>> any websites.
> 
> Flash is dead as of yesterday.
> 
> <https://tech.slashdot.org/story/21/01/12/2133218/adobe-flash-is-officially-dead-after-25-years-with-content-blocked-starting-today> 

Thanks Walt.


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Paul
1/13/2021 5:51:09 PM
WaltS48 wrote:
> On 1/13/21 10:42 AM, Dirk Fieldhouse wrote:
>> On 13/01/2021 13:41, WaltS48 wrote:
>>> On 1/12/21 5:48 PM, Paul in Houston, TX wrote:
>>>> Mollie Hurlburt wrote:
>>>>> Hi!
>>>>>
>>>>> I'm trying to access Flashpoint through SeaMonkey and it used to 
>>>>> work fine, but now it isn't. I get to the point of entering 
>>>>> SeaMonkey but it won't use Flash - I end up with a blank screen 
>>>>> except for the Flash "F" inside a box next to an information "i". 
>>>>> When I click it, another tab opens saying, "Secure Connection 
>>>>> Failed. The document contains no data. The page you are trying to 
>>>>> view cannot be shown because the authenticity of the received data 
>>>>> could not be verified." I've tried it with multiple links, all are 
>>>>> still active on their original sites. Nothing, though.
>>>>>
>>>>> I have macOS Big Sur 11.1 and SeaMonkey 2.53.5.1 - which I've 
>>>>> un/reinstalled multiple times now, along with Flashpoint itself. 
>>>>> I've also double checked everything I know could be an issue. My 
>>>>> security and permissions are fine for allowing everything, all 
>>>>> extensions on SeaMonkey were disabled, I've tried Safe Mode and 
>>>>> normal, cleared cookies/cache, etc. I have no idea what it could be.
>>>>>
>>>>> I tried going to Tools --> Web Development --> Error Console, and 
>>>>> received these three errors, but I don't know what to do with them 
>>>>> from here.
>>>>>
>>>>> Error: TypeError: browser[name] is undefined
>>>>> Source File: resource://devtools/client/framework/gDevTools.jsm
>>>>> Line: 158
>>>>>
>>>>> Error: TypeError: menu is null
>>>>> Source File: resource://devtools/client/framework/browser-menus.js
>>>>> Line: 223
>>>>>
>>>>> Error: NS_ERROR_FILE_NOT_FOUND:
>>>>> Source File: 
>>>>> jar:file:///Users/molli/Downloads/Flashpoint%20Infinity%20for%20Mac%20Beta/FPSoftware/SeaMonkey.app/Contents/Resources/omni.ja!/components/devtools-startup.js 
>>>>>
>>>>> Line: 273
>>>>>
>>
>>>>
>>>> Is your Flashpoint on the same comp or hdd as your SM?
>>>> It is my understanding that SM has disabled NPAPI in your SM version.
>>>> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NPAPI
>>>> Personally, I will stick with SM 2.49.3 until it no longer works 
>>>> with any websites.
>>>
>>> Flash is dead as of yesterday.
>>>
>>> <https://tech.slashdot.org/story/21/01/12/2133218/adobe-flash-is-officially-dead-after-25-years-with-content-blocked-starting-today> 
>>
>>
>>
>> True but not relevant to OP's problem which concerns SM in the context 
>> of a game archive package that provides appropriate (and not blocked) 
>> players for the formats, such as Flash, that its archived games need.
>>
>> The first 2 console errors shown are not exceptional.
>>
>> SM 2.53.5.1 is supposed to support Flash (and no other plugins) via 
>> NPAPI. Perhaps the detection of older Flash versions isn't working 
>> properly?
>>
>> The Flashpoint site says that Mac OS support is highly experimental. 
>> You might do better to ask there.
>>
>> /df
>>
> 
> Old or latest. Flash is dead.
> 
> Doesn't matter what version of browser still supports it. The 
> manufacturer of Flash doesn't after yesterday and will block content 
> from using it.
> 
> "Since Adobe will no longer be supporting Flash Player after December 
> 31, 2020 and Adobe will block Flash content from running in Flash Player 
> beginning January 12, 2021, Adobe strongly recommends all users 
> immediately uninstall Flash Player to help protect their systems."
> 
> Sorta like Twitter blocking certain accounts from being used.

My Flash 18 still works great.  I have no plans to get rid of it.
In order for Adobe to block it they would need access to my machine(s) 
which they will not get.
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Paul
1/13/2021 5:56:25 PM
On 1/12/2021 12:19 PM, Mollie Hurlburt wrote:
> Hi!=20
>=20
> I'm trying to access Flashpoint through SeaMonkey and it used to work f=
ine, but now it isn't. I get to the point of entering SeaMonkey but it wo=
n't use Flash - I end up with a blank screen except for the Flash "F" ins=
ide a box next to an information "i". When I click it, another tab opens =
saying, "Secure Connection Failed. The document contains no data. The pag=
e you are trying to view cannot be shown because the authenticity of the =
received data could not be verified." I've tried it with multiple links, =
all are still active on their original sites. Nothing, though.
>=20
> I have macOS Big Sur 11.1 and SeaMonkey 2.53.5.1 - which I've un/reinst=
alled multiple times now, along with Flashpoint itself. I've also double =
checked everything I know could be an issue. My security and permissions =
are fine for allowing everything, all extensions on SeaMonkey were disabl=
ed, I've tried Safe Mode and normal, cleared cookies/cache, etc. I have n=
o idea what it could be.=20
>=20
> I tried going to Tools --> Web Development --> Error Console, and recei=
ved these three errors, but I don't know what to do with them from here. =

>=20
> Error: TypeError: browser[name] is undefined
> Source File: resource://devtools/client/framework/gDevTools.jsm
> Line: 158
>=20
> Error: TypeError: menu is null
> Source File: resource://devtools/client/framework/browser-menus.js
> Line: 223
>=20
> Error: NS_ERROR_FILE_NOT_FOUND:=20
> Source File: jar:file:///Users/molli/Downloads/Flashpoint%20Infinity%20=
for%20Mac%20Beta/FPSoftware/SeaMonkey.app/Contents/Resources/omni.ja!/com=
ponents/devtools-startup.js
> Line: 273
>=20
>=20
> Any advice?
> Thanks!
>=20

Quite some years ago (at least 7 years ago), I installed the FlashBlock
extension in my SeaMonkey.  I set the default to enable FlashBlock.
After Adobe announced the demise of Flash, I paid attention to whether
or not I disabled the extension.

The last Web site using Flash that I visited was the BBC news site, for
which I had to disable FlashBlock.  Sometime in the second half of 2020,
however, I was able to view BBC videos by enabling HTML5 Media (normally
disabled in my configuration) without disabling FlashBlock.  Thereafter,
I did not need to disable FlashBlock, which means I did not need Flash.

I removed Flash from my configuration on that horrible day: 6 January
2021.  I then found many instances of Windows registry entries for Flash
that did not get removed.  I manually removed many of them, but I left
several because I was not sure if they were indeed merely for Flash.  A
week later, I do not miss Flash.

--=20

David E. Ross
<http://www.rossde.com/>.

The only reason we have so many laws is that not enough people will do
the right thing.  (=C2=A9 1997 by David Ross)

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David
1/13/2021 7:51:11 PM
On 13/01/2021 16:56, Dirk Fieldhouse wrote:
> ...>
A recent non-timebombed version of Flash, as I understand it:
<https://archive.org/download/flashplayerarchive/pub/flashplayer/installers/archive/fp_32.0.0.371_archive.zip>

WARNING: 425MB zip archive! You have to extract the appropriate Flash 
player for your platform from the archive and install it in the 
appropriate way.

For Debian/Ubuntu Linux users, the Flash package was just a script that 
downloaded the player from Adobe, and the most recent version simply 
deleted the player's files and the script. Obviously rolling back 
wouldn't be useful, so manual installation from the archive is required, 
and "worked for me", at least as far as listing Flash in Tools>Add-ons 
Manager>Extensions.

You can get a later version (34.x) at <http://www.flash.cn/english> (JS 
required) 
<https://helpx.adobe.com/uk/flash-player/kb/how-to-dowload-flash-player-in-china.html>, 
but there may be licensing issues, and who knows what Great Internet 
Firewall "compatibility" features. See 
<https://community.adobe.com/t5/flash-player/is-adobe-flash-cn-ending-support-on-december-31-2020/td-p/11513219>

/df

-- 
London
UK
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Dirk
1/16/2021 1:32:29 PM
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