Nokia: Scaring People! Diabolical plot to sabotage Flash Player 8 penetration uncovered! :)
I just went over to see the Nokia 20Lives web site after reading about the cool Flash games on there from FlashSteamWorks only to be greeted with a message telling me that I should install Flash Player 7.
At first I thought it was a bad detection script and it couldn't handle Flash Player 8 (remember people, always >= not ==) but, on closer inspection, I saw that the message was crafted directly at users with Flash Player 8.
And this is how the message ran... sciiience, fiictiiioon... uhum, yes:
"20Lives is optimized for Macromedia Flash Player 7. We see that you have Flash Player 8 installed. To guarantee that you will have the best possible experience, we recommend that you re-install Macromedia Flash Player 7 . . . First, uninstall Flash Player 8.0..."
What a load of bullocks!Either someone at Nokia seriously needs a clue or they must've used frame-based code (as opposed to time-based) for their games or something and found that they run too fast under Flash Player 8 because I can't think of any other reason for such a ridiculous message.