I am a fan of 8 Ball Pool on Miniclip. Also I have dual boot OSs, so I play on Windows, but whenever I open it in Ubuntu in Chromium browser, I always get a white screen like this:

image of mini clip

I even tried playing it on Facebook, but it is still like that.

I have installed Flash Player or plugin,. but I'm not sure it got installed or whatever. Can someone please tell me any way to fix it?

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  • Not enough rep to comment, but have you restarted your browser? Might be as simple as that. – user2161301 Mar 27 '14 at 5:19

I think those are "Shockwave" games. Not Adobe Flash games. There is no "Adobe Shockwave" binary available for Linux.


Though you can play those games using - Wine + Windows Version of Firefox + Shockwave Player. Or perhaps you might wana try VirtualBox -> Windows XP SP3 -> Shockwave Player -> Internet Explorer 8

  • okay how can i get all those – Ashwin Sekhari Mar 27 '14 at 5:25
  • Open a terminal window - (ALT+CTRL+T) : then - sudo apt-get install wine – Curious Apprentice Mar 27 '14 at 5:36
  • Later download Firefox and Shockwave from Filehippo.com. – Curious Apprentice Mar 27 '14 at 5:37
  • Alternatively you can install Wine and VirtualBox from Ubuntu Software Center. Better search Google for how to install Wine and VirtualBox. – Curious Apprentice Mar 27 '14 at 5:38
  • but i want it on chrome is it possible – Ashwin Sekhari Mar 27 '14 at 5:46

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