Help Wanted List

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  1. Flashpoint Curation Creator developers: Flashpoint Curation Creator is our solution to make curating for Flashpoint simple and easy. It will allow users to fill out a few boxes, drag in a Content folder, and be on their way to submitting a curation. We even hope to integrate scripts that will automate grabbing game files from select sites. We need another developer to pick up the pace on this project.
  2. Linux testers and developers: Since Flashpoint 5.2, we have been unable to offer a Linux version of Flashpoint. We hope to once again offer a Linux version, but we need help finalizing our experimental build. The download link is here: Please join our Discord, and let us know what's working and what isn't. We are also looking for help developing the build further.
  3. Flashpoint Launcher developers: We use a custom Electron app called Flashpoint Launcher for displaying and launching games in Flashpoint. We need some more help with its development.
  4. Help with XML-RPC games: some Adobe Flash games use XML remote procedure calls for some of their functionality. We need help coding this functionality for each game that requires it, using Flashpoint’s PHP library. Here’s an example of how XML-RPC is used:
  5. Portable Shockwave Player plugin:
    • The Shockwave Player was discontinued on April 9, 2019:
    • The consumer version of the Shockwave Player no longer functions properly. This is because it attempts to download various legacy components from Adobe/Macromedia servers in order to play Shockwave content. However, those components were removed from the Adobe/Macromedia servers on April 9.
    • The licensed version of the Shockwave Player is equivalent to the consumer version, but it includes all legacy components. It continues to function properly. It is available for download here:
    • The Shockwave Player installs to the following folders: "C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Adobe\Shockwave 12", "C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\LocalLow\Adobe\Shockwave Player 12" "C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\LocalLow\Macromedia\Shockwave Player", "C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Macromed\Shockwave 10". The first two are for modern components and the next two are for legacy components.
    • It also uses a number of keys and CLSIDs in the Registry. We are not sure how to allow the Shockwave Player to run without installation.
    • A possible solution is to use Enigma Virtual Box or Cameyo. We need someone to look into their feasibility for creating a portable Shockwave Player. It would likely need to be packaged with a portable browser such as K-Meleon Portable.
  6. HTTPS support: Some games have obfuscation or exact URL sitelocks that make them only work on HTTPS URLs. We would like to support HTTPS in Flashpoint without installing a root certificate on the user's system. We need someone to set up the Apache server to use HTTPS, generate an SSL root certificate (self-signed should be fine), and direct one of our portable browsers to trust this certificate on all sites. The Apache server should act as a proxy for HTTPS traffic and serve files from its htdocs folder, just as it does for HTTP traffic.
    • Skills needed: familiarity with SSL certificates, Apache server, and the certificate manager of Mozilla-based browsers
  7. Help curating Pogo games: is removing all of their Java and Flash games.
    • These Java games will be removed June 4th, 2019;
    • Pinochle
    • Dice City Roller
    • Lottso!
    • Pogo Addiction Solitaire
    • High Stakes Pool
    • Word Whomp Whackdown
    • Euchre
    • QWERTY
    • Golf Solitaire
    • Thousand Island Solitaire
    • Fortune Bingo
    • High Stakes Poker
    • KenoPop!
    • Shuffle Bump
    • Lost Temple Poker
    • Casino Island Blackjack
    • Dice Derby
    • Big Shot Roulette
    • Sudoku Classic
    • Squelchies
    • Jigsaw Detective
    • Spooky Slots
    • These Java games will be removed July 2nd, 2019;
    • 6th Street Omaha Poker
    • Ali Baba Slots
    • Backgammon
    • Battle Phlinx
    • Blackjack Carnival
    • Bridge
    • Crazy Cakes
    • Hangman Hijinks
    • Jigsaw Treasure Hunter
    • Makeover Madness
    • Penguin Blocks
    • Perfect Pair Solitaire
    • Pop Fu
    • Quick Quack
    • Showbiz Slots
    • Stellar Sweeper
    • Super Dominoes
    • WordJong
    • These Java games will be removed July 30th, 2019;
    • All-Star Football
    • Balloon Bounce
    • Blooop
    • Boardwalk Sea Ball
    • Checkers
    • Cribbage
    • Flower Daze
    • Greenback Bayou
    • Harvest Mania
    • Hearts
    • Jacks or Better Poker
    • Jokers Wild Poker
    • Keno
    • Mini Golf Madness
    • Panda Pai Gow Poker
    • PoppaZoppa
    • Ride the Tide
    • Sci Fi Slots
    • Showbiz Slots II
    • Sock Hop Slots
    • Sudoku Puzzle Blast
    • Swashbucks
    • Texas Hold’em Poker
    • Wonderland Memories
    • Word Craft
    • The following Flash games will be removed October 31st, 2019;
    • Loop the City
    • Sudoku X
    • Greater Than Sudoku
    • Nine Men’s Morris
    • Reversi
    • Gem’s Warfare
    • Classic Mines
    • Bouncing Letters
    • Martha Solitaire
    • Beaker Creatures
    • Maze Solitaire
    • Math Lines
    • Gems 3
    • Poker Square
    • Alhambra Solitaire
    • Chain Reaction
    • Word Out
    • Pile of Balls
    • Daily Crossword
    • Cirque du Flea
    • Dominoes Single Player
    • Puck’s Peak
    • Bloons2
    • Payday Poker
    • We need help from someone familiar with capturing network activity (ex. Wireshark) so that we can have a chance to save these games. If you or someone you know have this expertise, please let us know.

Former Projects:

  1. Differential updates: We've figured out the details of a differential updater, and are working on squashing the remaining bugs and improving the user experience. An updater for Flashpoint Ultimate will be released soon.
  2. Action Message Format support: We finished adding an AMF implementation to PHP on Flashpoint's server, so now we are working to save user content databases for games that require AMF.
  3. Help curating games: closed on March 31, 2019, and some of the games hosted there were lost forever. At Flashpoint, we worked to curate some of the games, and save the assets for as many as possible so they can be added to Flashpoint later.

See Also: Help Wanted Games