IE8, 64 bit, Flash Player and Square

My website,, is not displaying Flash swf’s properly (in fact, no swf on the web is displaying properly in IE8 — new laptop). Ends up there is an issue with Flash Player and the 64 bit version of IE8 — the issue is there is no “official” 64 bit Flash Player for IE8.

However, there is a beta version of the Flash Player for 64 bit IE8 and it’s called ‘square’. Downloaded and installed it, and everything is good. It is available at Adobe Labs.

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  1. Rats. This ugly issue appears to have raised its grubby head again, but this time with IE9. So, here it is again: IE9 64-bit, with Flash Square 10.3. There seems to be an issue with the wmode.
    This works fine:

    but if the value is set to ‘transparent’ or ‘opaque’, the swf does not show to the user (the swf is actually there, you can click hyperlinks and right-click it, but you can’t see anything on the stage). I’ve left a msg in one of the Adobe Square forums (, we’ll see what happens.

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