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Old Jun 08 2019, 07:46 AM
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Default Puffin browser - iPads, tablets and mobiles

Although Farm Town is not officially supported for playing on iPads, tablets and mobiles we are aware that users do like to do this using Puffin browser.

To be clear: Slashkey recommends you play Farm Town using a laptop or a computer using a browser that will allow flash player to run. The game is still in the process of being moved away from flash onto a newer and more resilient platform but this is no small task and will take time.

Apple device users, both iPads and mobiles, will have already come across problems, on and off, using Puffin to play since around the start of this year.

Puffin have now announced the following regarding iOS and Puffin:

Puffin Web Browser and Puffin Academy will be discontinued on October 1, 2019

This will affect iPad and apple mobile users using the free version of Puffin from October 1st. They will attempt to keep Puffin pro (paid version) running for a short while longer, however they have not stated an end date for that and there very well could be further problems which may result in it not being available sooner.

Currently both versions of Puffin are still working for Android devices and there is no current news at this time if there will be any problems with it in the future.

I am sorry folks, but at this time we do not know of any other browser with flash (paid or free) that will work well for playing Farm Town on these devices.

If you decide to look for another flash browser compatible with your mobile device you also need to take the following into consideration:
  • To be able to get to Farm Town you need to be able to log into the FULL version of Facebook NOT the Mobile Version where you can not play the game.
    • If you are in the Full version of Facebook you will see in the browser address bar www.facebook.com.
    • If you tried to log in there and it redirected you to the mobile version of Facebook, in the browser address bar you will see m.facebook.com

  • The browser must not only be capable of running flash player and NOT block cookies/popups but it must also be compatible with Facebook. If you try to log into the FULL version of Facebook and it is a browser they do not like, you will be told it is an unsupported browser and redirected to their "Improve Your Experience" page. It looks like this at the moment:

    Currently this only lists a few browsers even though many more will work for Facebook than what it offers you. Just because they list them does not mean they will be able to load a flash based game like Farm Town on any type of mobile device. You won't know until you try loading the game if it will work.

    The current list of what browsers Facebook say will work best you can find in their Help Centre when you ask "What web browsers does Facebook support?" Again, this does not mean the listed browsers will work for playing flash games on any mobile device.

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