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HTML5 Switch - FAQ
Lords and Ladies,
Our switch to HTML5 will continue throughout 2020, by the end of March we will only offer the Green Kingdom in Flash. All other content will need to be accessed with HTML 5. The decision to upgrade to HTML5 and leave Flash behind is one that has been out of our hands since Flash will be deactivated as an outdated technology.
At the end of 2020 Adobe, the creator of Flash, will completely stop the support for this software.
Another reason to switch is to avoid additional effort in maintaining two versions (Flash & HTML5) at the same time: it’s not only double the effort in testing and bug fixing, but also a lot of additional technical steps that have to happen in the whole process to release a well tested and playable version. As a player you also benefit from saving that effort, as we can focus on bug fixing for one version and take less time to work on changes and features.
We would like to do a final roundup for HTML5 and bring all the loose ends together.
Frequently Asked Questions
Which browsers are recommended for HTML5?
HTML5 is a technology that should work well in any supported browser you choose. If you are not sure if your browser supports HTML5 please check the software developer’s website for more details. While you should be able to use any browser, we recommend using the most up-to-date version of either Google Chrome, Opera or Mozilla Firefox. We specifically advise to not use Internet Explorer. Find further explanations on the reason below.
Currently (February 2020) Microsoft Edge is the most optimal browser, specifically with the Chromium plugin.
Where can I get Edge Chromium from?
In order to install Edge Chromium please visit their website here. Select “Download” and the file will be downloaded to your computer. A new window will pop-up on the bottom of the page with the downloaded file. Click on the pop-up. Another new window will appear asking you how to proceed with the file. Choose “Select” and the installation dialogue will pop up. Click “Install” and the installation will start.
Where can I get Google Chrome from?
You can easily download Google Chrome from their website here. After clicking “Download Chrome” a new window will pop up, where you´ll have to confirm the download by clicking “Accept and Install”. Before this step please decide if you would like to set Google Chrome as your default browser and if you want to allow the browser to automatically send usage statistics and crash reports to Google, then select the relevant options as they appear. An install file will be downloaded and the installation will start right away if you are performing this with Internet Explorer (when using Firefox, a bar with the downloaded file will appear at the bottom of the page, which you will need to double-click and then accept the installation by selecting “Run”).
Where can I get Opera from?
In order to install Opera please visit their website here. Select “Download” and the file will be downloaded to your computer. A new window will pop-up on the bottom of the page with the downloaded file. Click on the pop-up. Another new window will appear asking you how to proceed with the file. Choose “Select” and the Opera installation dialogue will pop up. Click “Install” and the installation will start.
Where can I get Firefox from?
In order to install Mozilla Firefox please visit their website here. Select “Download Now” and the file will be downloaded to your computer. A new window will pop-up on the bottom of the page asking you how to proceed with the downloaded file. Choose “Run” and Mozilla Firefox will be installed (when using Google Chrome there’s a bar where the downloaded file will appear at the bottom of the page, which you will need to double-click and then accept the installation by selecting “Run”).
What if I already use Google Chrome, Opera and/or Firefox?
In theory, you’re already good to go then and should be able to start with your Empire HTML5 experience!
Yet, there might be one thing which you need to do though, if you haven’t done so already (or if you’re eventually not doing that quite as frequently): You’d have to update your browser of choice to the most up-to-date version that’s currently available! This can normally be done by either automatically or manually updating it and/or by downloading it from the websites which we provided you with under each browser’s respective “Where can I get…” category/question. So please make sure to upgrade your browser and keep it updated at all times!
Why shouldn’t I use Internet Explorer?
Internet Explorer is an outdated browser and will continue to cause more issues with your general browsing as time goes on. Microsoft have stopped actively supporting the browser except for some small security updates and will eventually completely remove support. If you are still using Internet Explorer it is vital that you upgrade to ensure a smooth and secure browsing experience in future, not just for Empire but for your general use of the internet.