Ruffle Adobe Flash Player emulator for Desktop – Windows, Linux and macOS
Ruffle is an Adobe Flash Player emulator written in the Rust programming language. Ruffle targets both the desktop and the web using WebAssembly.
Leveraging the safety of the modern browser sandbox and the memory safety guarantees of Rust, we can confidently avoid all the security pitfalls that Flash had a reputation for.
Ruffle puts Flash back on the web, where it belongs – including iOS and Android.
Designed to be easy to use and install, users or website owners may install the web version of Ruffle and existing flash content will “just work”, with no extra configuration required.
Ruffle will detect all existing Flash content on a website and automatically “polyfill” it into a Ruffle player, allowing seamless and transparent upgrading of websites that still rely on Flash content.
Nightly builds of Ruffle are available for desktop and web platforms including the browser extension.
If you have a collection of “real world” SWFs to test against, the scanner may be used to benchmark ruffle’s parsing capabilities. Provided with a folder and an output filename, it will attempt to read all of the flash files and report on the success of such a task.
cargo run --package=ruffle_scanner -- folder/with/swfs/ results.csv
If you have a swf and would like to capture an image of it, you may use the exporter tool. This currently requires hardware acceleration, but can be run headless (with no window).
cargo run --package=exporter -- path/to/file.swf
cargo run --package=exporter -- path/to/file.swf path/to/screenshots --frames 5
corecontains the core emulator and common code
desktopcontains the desktop client (uses
webcontains the web client and browser extension (uses
scannercontains a utility to bulk parse swf files
exportercontains a utility to generate PNG screenshots of a swf file
Licensed under either of
- Apache License, Version 2.0
- MIT license
In order to run the application correctly, it is necessary to meet the minimum requirements given in the table below.
|OS version||Windows, Linux, macOS|
|x64 2015-2019 Visual C++|
|Disk space||50 MB|
It is still possible to install the app on devices not mentioned above, but we cannot guarantee its proper functioning.
We recommend backing up the device on which the app will be installed before performing any installation of third-party apps not from the official app Store.
- Download the .zip archive
- Extract the .zip archive on a folder
- Select the folder containing the extracted file
- Open the file .exe as administrator
- Press install button
- Launch the software