Cannot download newest Flash Player

Joined
Apr 2, 2015
Messages
3
Reaction score
0
Points
1
Hi

I am struggling to download the newest flash player. Im on a Mac os 10.5.8. Im trying to play games and some videos and says upgrade your adobe flash player

I download from the adobe website, i go to install and it always comes up with "The application install adobe flash player quit unexpectedly"

Surely that cant be the end of that and I cant get it.

Any help where to look and get the latest flash player on my system?

Thanks

Andy
 
Last edited:

Slydude

Well-known member
Staff member
Moderator
Joined
Nov 15, 2009
Messages
17,661
Reaction score
1,113
Points
113
Location
North Louisiana, USA
Your Mac's Specs
M1 MacMini 16 GB - Ventura, iPhone 14 Pro Max, 2015 iMac 16 GB Monterey
I'm not sure what is causing this error at the moment. There is another problem though:If the games you want to play need the current version of Flash I don't think that's going to work. The system requirements for the current version are as follows:

Mac OS

Intel Core™ Duo 1.83GHz or faster processor
Mac OS X v10.6, or later
Safari 5.0 or later, Mozilla Firefox 31, Google Chrome, or Opera
512MB of RAM; 128MB of graphics memory
 
OP
S
Joined
Apr 2, 2015
Messages
3
Reaction score
0
Points
1
Yeah so it seems as if its just not possible.

Crazy there is just no options.

Although now I have uninstalled flash player trying to reinstall, but still getting the quit unexpectedly error message so cant even reinstall one of the old ones.

Is there a way to upgrade the version from 10.5.8 to the newer version?

Thanks
 
Joined
Oct 16, 2010
Messages
17,625
Reaction score
1,628
Points
113
Location
Brentwood Bay, BC, Canada
Your Mac's Specs
2011 27" iMac, 1TB(partitioned) SSD, 20GB, OS X 10.11.6 El Capitan
Adobe is only actively supporting OS X from 10.6.x and later:
https://get2.adobe.com/flashplayer/otherversions/

And if the games you want to play are like a client encountered at their favourite games site, they couldn't even update their 10.6.8 further and ended up buying a newer Mac last year.

Just like Slydude mentioned, the games site may be requiring a later Flash version than you can actually run. So you'll need to check the actual specs.
 
OP
S
Joined
Apr 2, 2015
Messages
3
Reaction score
0
Points
1
There asking FlashPlayer 11.

So just to confirm there is no way to update anything besides buying a new Mac?

I guess things need to be bought!
 
Joined
Oct 16, 2010
Messages
17,625
Reaction score
1,628
Points
113
Location
Brentwood Bay, BC, Canada
Your Mac's Specs
2011 27" iMac, 1TB(partitioned) SSD, 20GB, OS X 10.11.6 El Capitan
… ….

Although now I have uninstalled flash player trying to reinstall, but still getting the quit unexpectedly error message so cant even reinstall one of the old ones.

Is there a way to upgrade the version from 10.5.8 to the newer version?

Thanks


You can do some Flash testing to see what you actually may have working here:
https://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player.html
and
Adobe - Flash Player

As for your Mac and possible upgrades, check your Mac model specs here and see what's supported:
Mac Specs, Prices, Answers and Comparison @ EveryMac.com, Est. 1996
 
Joined
Nov 28, 2007
Messages
25,564
Reaction score
486
Points
83
Location
Blue Mountains NSW Australia
Your Mac's Specs
Silver M1 iMac 512/16/8/8 macOS 11.6
Well it depends.

Is your Mac, whatever model, an Intel version? If so Apple sells Snow Leopard OS X.6 from Apple Online for $20 including delivery. If it is a PowerPC, alas no joy at all and Leopard OS X.5is now five operating systems old.
 
Joined
Apr 24, 2009
Messages
968
Reaction score
131
Points
43
Location
UK
Your Mac's Specs
Various Mac's
Even if your Mac is upgradeable to Snow Leopard, depending upon your Mac's spec, further versions of Flash could drop Snow Leopard support, that's 'progress'. You really need to investigate your Mac's upgrade capability before deciding if an OS upgrade is viable or its time to buy new.
 

Shop Amazon


Shop for your Apple, Mac, iPhone and other computer products on Amazon.
We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon and affiliated sites.
Top