Desplaying Download without downloading?

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Hello There, I need urgently an answer for a question I've had.
I'm sure you've seen your child or other people play online games like Webkinz or Club Penguin, or whatever other online games there are. I have noticed that all these games are is a flash program that is put on a website. Well I have a flash program too, but the only way for people to play is to download it. Well I am wondering if it is possible to make an iframe or something that displays the game without needing to download it.. Thank You for your help.
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Hello ACoolOne,

Here's how to add a flash file to your page so you don't have to download it:

1) Upload your .swf file. You can do this by clicking on the File Manager button.
2) Drag and drop a HTML Widget onto your site, where you would like to see your flash presentation, and paste the following HTML inside it:

<object width="200" height="400">
<param name="movie"value="resources/myswffile.swf">
/<embed src="resources/myswffile.swf" width="200"height="400"/>
</object>

3) Then substitute "myswffile.swf" in the code above - in both places, with the name of the file you uploaded, and you should see the flash movie appear when you close the HTML editor. You'll need to play around with the width and height values in the text above, to suit your movie's needs.
4) Remember to include any folder names in the file path if your file is stored in a folder in the File Manager. For example: "resources/Flash folder/myswffile.swf"

I hope this helps.
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For gaming sites, although they are flash elements, these games require connecting to their database.
When the game is running, you can check this behaviour. Look at the status bar of browser. You will see "Read example.com"
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Mike

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Thank You Very Kindly! This is sure to help me when I'm finished with my flash program. :)
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Mike

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I am just wondering also, what if it is a visual basic file? Will this still work with Yola? I am not very experienced at flash and yola.
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SilverX

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Did you mean a .exe file made by VB ?
I haven't visited any web site with embeded exes. Exes cannot be added.

For vb project files,(.vbs) most browsers block even downloading .vbs(s)

you can use perl,java,php,rubyonrails,asp and flash.