Unreal Engine 3 comes to Adobe Flash 11

By Shawn Knight · 9 replies
Oct 5, 2011
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  1. Epic’s Unreal Engine 3 now supports Adobe Flash, meaning many popular gaming titles will soon be finding their way to web browsers and social networking sites. Epic’s gaming engine was…

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  2. lawfer

    lawfer TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,270   +91

    Their point is flawed. Why wouldn't people just use the desktop IE...?
  3. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,718   +860

    Be curious how much Epic has made off of licensing it's Unreal 3 engine over the years. It's gotta be brazillions as I don't know how many dozens if not hundreds of games have used it - and now this.
  4. spydercanopus

    spydercanopus TS Evangelist Posts: 856   +121

    Onlive, it was good knowing you.
  5. Jibberish18

    Jibberish18 TS Evangelist Posts: 646   +89

    I'm pretty sure Adobe missed putting a decimal at least 2 spots to the left of the "1" when giving that number above for OSX.
  6. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,276   +461

    This is actually quite impressive.
  7. The desktop version of Windows 8 will of course support Flash as well as OSX.

    Regarding mobile, Flash Player 11 is already available for Android. I don't see Android going away for a while.
  8. Installed Flash 11.x, it includes x86/x64 drivers and I've tested it using IE 9 x64 and it works, though actually feels a bit slower.

    As far as Windows 8 goes, the Metro I/F only runs HTML5 however the standard I/F runs the regular IE (or other browser) with plugins so that should not be a problem on desktops/laptops.
  9. Jibberish18

    Jibberish18 TS Evangelist Posts: 646   +89

    You do know that IE9's 64-Bit version uses a much slower Javascript than 32-bit?
  10. Except that WebGL, LLVM, and Emscripten are seriously being overlooked here. If Metro apps are HTML + JavaScript, then recompile the Unreal Engine using Clang, LLVM, and Emscripten to JavaScript! Then you could, not only build Flash-less UE games, but *offline* UE games for the Metro platform.

    Ugh, if only you people read more Slashdot.

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