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Steam-Linux Flash fixer
Wrote this purely out of boredom. It downloads the latest flash version and moves it to the appropriate directory so Steam can utilise it. It won't overwrite any files, so don't be scared.

Simply download the zip from github,
Extract flash_steam.sh and execute it, either by double clicking it (if your OS allows that) or run it in terminal by typing ./flash_steam.sh
You may need to give it execute permissions too, if you don't know how then please Google how to do it.

https://github.com/NotoriousPyro/steam-linux_flash
Last edited by NotoriousPyro; Feb 8, 2013 @ 2:40pm
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DoomBoom Feb 3, 2013 @ 1:13pm 
mkdir: cannot create directory `/tmp/flash_steam/error.log': No such file or directory
FATAL ERROR:
Could not write to temporary directory! Please check /tmp/flash_steam/error.log as it may provide hints to what went wrong.
Well I can't really look in the temporary directory if it failed to create that directory, now can I? :P
I fixed it by removing "/error.log" at the end of the mkdir command on line 27, after that it worked as expected, so thanks. I noticed immediately afterwards that Flash is very laggy on Steam though, at least for me. So I can't really profit much from having it, sadly. Also, Steam copying and pasting is still buggy as fug.
NotoriousPyro Feb 3, 2013 @ 1:28pm 
Fixed it, thanks for the bug report.
toorBoi Feb 3, 2013 @ 8:15pm 
[username@localhost ~]$ ./flash_steam.sh
bash: ./flash_steam.sh: /bin/bash^M: bad interpreter: No such file or directory

what do?
NotoriousPyro Feb 4, 2013 @ 1:53am 
Elehl, edit the file and change the first line to #!/bin/sh
NotoriousPyro Feb 4, 2013 @ 8:01am 
Made quite a few changes and altered the interpreter, should work better and for more people now.
phaedruxx Feb 8, 2013 @ 1:53pm 
Originally posted by NotoriousPyro:
Wrote this purely out of boredom. It downloads the latest flash version and moves it to the appropriate directory so Steam can utilise it. It won't overwrite any files, so don't be scared.

Worked perfectly on kubuntu 12.10.
Your boredom is awesome. Thanks for doing this and please continue to be bored in the future.
NotoriousPyro Feb 8, 2013 @ 2:07pm 
Originally posted by Chocolate Bacon:
Originally posted by NotoriousPyro:
Wrote this purely out of boredom. It downloads the latest flash version and moves it to the appropriate directory so Steam can utilise it. It won't overwrite any files, so don't be scared.

Worked perfectly on kubuntu 12.10.
Your boredom is awesome. Thanks for doing this and please continue to be bored in the future.
Hahaha, will do. Glad it worked.
d10sfan Feb 8, 2013 @ 2:14pm 
Just tried it and worked great. Thanks!
blackout24 Feb 8, 2013 @ 2:51pm 
I think STEAM_RUNTIME takes care of that now anyway.
omegadot Feb 8, 2013 @ 2:55pm 
Community contributions are always super cool, though.
Mr.CookieNipples Feb 14, 2013 @ 7:55am 
hello, I get this error when I try to execute the script
line 4: syntax error near unexpected token `newline'
line 4: `<!DOCTYPE html>'

[LX]ツ CozyPlay Feb 14, 2013 @ 9:07am 
Originally posted by t.jp Linux:
I think STEAM_RUNTIME takes care of that now anyway.
it dosent :(
blackout24 Feb 14, 2013 @ 9:18am 
It does. I don't have lib32-flashplugin installed yet get Flash in the client. There is no other way other than that they ship it with STEAM_RUNTIME. Performance is ♥♥♥♥ though compared to my 64 bit browser plugin. If I disable STEAM_RUNTIME voila no flash video in the client anymore untill I install lib32-flashplugin and it falls back to my local library.
Last edited by blackout24; Feb 14, 2013 @ 9:18am
[LX]ツ CozyPlay Feb 14, 2013 @ 9:19am 
i have a 64bit OS and i dont have flash with the runtime :/
i just tried it to make sure
Kano Feb 14, 2013 @ 9:36am 
Impressive long code ;) I currently store the real url to check if it is usefull to redownload in case of updates or if it is not needed. Look:
#!/bin/sh STEAM=~/.steam/root URL=$(wget -qO- https://get.adobe.com/de/flashplayer/completion/?installer=Flash_Player_11.2_for_other_Linux_%28.tar.gz%29_32-bit|awk -F\' '/location.href/{print $2}'|sed s/http://https:/) URL_OLD= [] && URL_OLD=$(cat $STEAM/ubuntu12_32/plugins/libflashplayer.url) if [] || ! []; then echo "Installing flash..." mkdir -p $STEAM/ubuntu12_32/plugins wget $URL -qO-|tar zxvC $STEAM/ubuntu12_32/plugins libflashplayer.so echo $URL > $STEAM/ubuntu12_32/plugins/libflashplayer.url fi
Last edited by Kano; Feb 14, 2013 @ 9:36am
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Date Posted: Feb 3, 2013 @ 12:07pm
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