pogo.com games and compatibility

Asked by virginia lamp on 2012-03-30

im on ie and windows. i go to a game site called pogo.com games. our machines are at home and used primarialy for entertainment. would like to know if ubuntu once its downloaded is compatiable with this game site and others. these games are static/embeds and also use a popout window and they use java and adobe flash player.
 any information available?
its the only thing stopping me from trying ubuntu.
 i know that chrome users and firefox users have reported issues trying to access and play these games and wind up back on windows and ie for a few of them. has anybody tried to access the site and play games? if so what has been the outcome?

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Alan Bell (alanbell) said : #1

I just went to the site and started some game that involved a frog spitting out balls at other balls which then sometimes explode and make noises. It seemed to work just fine, if you are into frogs spitting balls.

Dave Morley (davmor2) said : #2

Most applications that are prodominantly web based should work in the same way as they do on Windows. pogo.com seems to I had a quick go on the frog ball game.

Also in Software Center there is a application called igames which is very similar that you might be interested in.

THe only thing I've done to my system is add the Ubuntu restricted extras package that install java, flash and mp3 and then it all seems to work.

B1ackcr0w (b1ackcr0w) said : #3

There seeems to be no problem at all. I've just tested it with Xubuntu, and it works fine. You may want to install the Chromium Browser from the software center in order to keep flash compatability long term. But in general, yes there's nothing stopping you.

The games on this site seem to be predominantly Flash and Java applets, which should work as well on Ubuntu as on other platforms.

It shouldn't stop you from trying Ubuntu either - it's possible to install Flash into a Live environment (and even have it stick around for subsequent boots if you use a LiveUSB with a persistence file), which should allow you to test the site.

Ubuntu doesn't ship with Flash by default (just like Windows) which may be the reason that some people have issues playing the games "out of the box".

I was able to play "Poppit" from Ubuntu Oneiric without trouble.

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