In January 2021, Microsoft discontinued security updates and support for Adobe Flash Player. The 3-D virtual world There is a Flash-based game. Microsoft released an update containing a kill switch for Flash resulting in the loss of several game features in There. To enjoy full gameplay in There, a member can download Flash 10.1 and the missing game features will return to normal. The user must understand the security risks involved with the continued use of Adobe Flash.
What are the game features that no longer work in There with the loss of Flash?
- Action Bar
- Card Tables
- Change Me
- Fun Finder
- Message Notifications
- Accepting Therebucks Confirmation
- Accepting Items Confirmation
- Change Layout Confirmation
- Clear Layout Confirmation
- Coin Outcome Display
- Dice Outcome Display
- Event Notification
- Instant Messaging
- Shortcut Bar
- Teleport Screen
- Trade Window
- Volume Controls
How can I get the Flash features to work again in There?
Microsoft’s update removed Flash from the user’s system. Thereians will need to reinstall Flash in order to gain access to all of the game features in the virtual world. Members will need to understand the security risks involved with using Flash now that Microsoft no longer offers security updates and support. Flash version 10.1 is the suggested replacement. The recommended version 10.1 is an older version of Flash that is compatible with all of the game features in There and does not include the kill switch update. It is recommended to run the Adobe Flash uninstaller prior to installing Flash 10.1.
How do I uninstall old versions of Flash on my computer?
There is a possibility that old versions of Flash may still be on your computer even after Microsoft’s update to remove Flash. It is important to remove any trace of other versions of Flash from your computer prior to installing Flash 10.1.
How do I uninstall Flash 10.1 on my computer?
- Stop any running programs which use Flash, including Internet Explorer.
- Use Firefox or Chrome to Download and run the Flash Uninstaller
- Follow the uninstaller instructions
- Reboot your computer
How do I install Flash 10.1 on my computer?
- Stop any running programs which use Flash, including Internet Explorer
- Use Firefox or Chrome to Download and run the Flash 10.1 Installer
- Follow the installer instructions
- Reboot your computer
- Log into There and enjoy all of the Flash-based game features
Please report any technical bugs or segmentation violations to Staff by emailing Feedback@thereinc.com. Include your Avatar name, description of the issue and attach any crashdump files to your email.
Join a club online and make new friends in the virtual world There.com. From now till January 22nd, visit the annual Club Fair to browse teams, leagues, Neighborhood groups and social clubs looking for new recruits. Check out the different clubs on display at the annual community-wide event and sign up for scheduled club events.
To join a club in the virtual world There, create your very own avatar here. Once you’re logged onto There, teleport over to the Club Fair at the There Fairgrounds. Travel the walkways around the Fairgrounds and visit the different types of clubs There has to offer. You’ll find signs, brochures and information on each club. Check the individual booths for upcoming Club Fair events where you can meet and interact with other club members.
If you are the leader of a club in There and would like to participate in the Club Fair, read the 2022 Club Fair Registration article to find out how you can join the annual event.
Head over to the There Fairgrounds and pick out a Development Lot to set up your Club booth. There are several Lot sizes to choose from. Join the There Fairgrounds Development group in order to rent a Development Lot for the Club Fair.
Have fun decorating a temporary clubhouse that highlights your unique crew of members. Don’t forget to leave a sign or brochure at your booth so that interested newcomers can locate a link to your Club. Schedule and hold events from your booth during the Club Fair and invite current club members to to network with new members.
We’ll see you at the Club Fair in the virtual world There from January 9th to the 22nd!
ANNOUNCEMENT- There.com has updated their Virtual World Developer Submission Guidelines and created new Peer Review Guidelines and rules. The Developer Program updates for Designers and Product Peer Reviewers are effective immediately. Please review an outline of the summary of changes to the Developer Program documents below.
- Updated list of inappropriate content added.
- Minimum coverage requirements clarified.
- Copyright infringement clarified.
- Links to copyright infringement, fair use and parody resources added.
- NEW Rule – Designer required to now cancel a submission item if it has five (5) negative reviews.
- NEW Rule – Designer is not allowed to review their own product submission with Alt Avatars.
- Updated Developer Program violation outcome.
- Peer Review resource links added.
- Developer Frequently Asked Questions added.
The Peer Review System help article was updated with newly created Peer Review Guidelines.
- Peer Review System rules instated.
- Review requirements clarified.
- Product Review education added.
- Review types clarified.
- NEW canned comment reesponses added for use in Peer Reviews.
- Peer Review System violation outcomes added.
Peer Review FAQS Added
- Outline of offenses updated.
- Complaint policy updated.
- Complaint process updated.
Product Review Submission Listings Page Updated
- Peer Review System rules posted.
- Links added to Submission Guidelines & Peer Review Guidelines.
Individual Product Submission Page Updated
- How to review a product education added.
- Handy summary of Submission Guidelines shown.
- Peer Review resource links added.
The There.com team appreciates our community taking the time to read the new and updated Developer Program documents. We ask our There Developers and Peer Reviewers to get familiarized with the most current and up-to-date Product Submission Guidelines and Peer Review Guidelines. Please note the addition of rules for Developers to follow in the Peer Review System.
Important Notice for Users of the Virtual World There.com
FLASH NEWS – As previously announced, Microsoft’s removal of Adobe Flash in Edge and Internet Explorer at the end of December 2020 will have a significant impact on gameplay in the virtual world There.com. Engineering Staff has been hard at work prepping and testing for the removal of Flash from the There client.
Microsoft has issued an update titled Update for Removal of Adobe Flash Player. This Windows 10 update will have negative consequences on virtual world gameplay in There. Applying this update will remove Adobe Flash Player from the user’s Windows device. Once this happens the user will not being able to use multiple features of the virtual world game There.
**Please note, disabling Microsoft updates can put your system at risk from malware and cybercriminals. Windows 10 patches help repair bugs and close security loopholes.
If you have already installed the Flash Removal Update and want to continue playing in the virtual world There, you can either reset your computer to an earlier system restore point or you can reinstall your Windows operating system. Refer to Microsoft’s article for more information.
Entering into 2021, the online community of There.com can expect a bumpy ride as our virtual world transitions through Microsoft’s demise of Adobe Flash. Thereians are strongly encouraged to report bugs to Engineering Staff. Please email Feedback@thereinc.com with your Avatar name and a detailed description of your user experience if you are having issues with gameplay.
Flash currently runs several key controls in There like the MessageBar, ChangeMe, the Compass and all of the card games. With the removal of Flash, an Avatar may not be able to use the features mentioned or be able to answer Instant Messages or accept a teleport summons.
The Engineering Staff at There is currently working on an alternative that will allow users to continue playing one of the oldest virtual world platforms despite Microsoft discontinuing Flash. In the new year, Flash will stop working in browsers, but most likely will continue working in-game. The main problem will be with the 2-D web pages. Currently, our Engineers are considering this issue a bug and will most likely be able to create a fix for it.
With so much uncertainty in the real world at this point in time, the Thereian community can look forward to playing There in 2021 and beyond. Moving forward in the new year, users are encouraged to contact Customer Service via email at Feedback@thereinc.com to report any technical issues or bugs related to the removal of Flash.
Dress your Avatar up in your favorite animal costume and hop up on the runway to win Dog Days of Summer gifts. Join other fashionistas in the Virtual World There on Sunday, July 25th at the Animal Fashion Show.
The Animal Style Fashion Show will start at 4:00 PM Pacific on Sunday afternoon. Arrive at the event and read the rules. Change into your animal costume and walk the fashion runway when the Emcee calls your name. Emote, twirl or sit and look pretty as you tell the audience about your animal outfit of choice. As you exit the fashion stage roll the dice to be entered to win several fun animal prizes.
Models and spectators are welcome at the event. Models take a seat in the front row of the fashion stage. Spectators can cheer folks on from the second row.
Sign up for the Animal Style Fashion Show in There during the Dog Days of Summer event.
The Dog Days of Summer are H-O-T in There.com! A wild pack of canines have invaded a backyard pool in the Mahalo Neighborhood to cool off. They’ve been living it up having fun swimming and splashing around while the homeowner was away on vacation in the Tiki Islands.
Upon returning, the homeowner discovered the doggy disaster in their backyard. As you can imagine, the pool filtration system started backing up from all of the dog fur. Their efforts to coax ten pups out of the pool in order to clean it were unsuccessful. The homeowner frantically called all of the local pool cleaning services in the Virtual World There and left several messages for an emergency pool appointment. Your boss at Wicked Clean Pool Service has contacted you to take the cleaning and dog removal appointment on Thursday, July 16th at 6:00 PM Pacific.
The pool cleaning service you work for will not be the only local Thereian pool company to show up for the job. You’ll have to go up against other pool boy/girl competitors to win the job site bid. The customer expects the job to be done quick! If you can remove all ten pups from the pool in 60 seconds or less you’ll receive a Top Dog Puppy Pal prop as payment for a job well-done. The pool boy/girl who can coax all ten dogs out in the fastest amount of time will win a special 2020 Dog Days of Summer buggy.
Only twenty-five pool boys/girls will be able to compete for the job site. Spectators are welcome to lounge in the patio furniture on the deck and watch the shenanigans unfold. All competitors will receive a special gift. Read the rules at the start of the event and listen to the instructions from the Event Host and Co-Hosts.
Pups in the Pool has been brought to you by the Dog Days of Summer Events.