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There.com Flash Update

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
  • Communicator
  • Compass
  • 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. Members of There 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. This page offers the 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. It is important to remove any trace of other versions of Flash from your computer prior to installing Flash 10.1.

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 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.

Flash Update News – There.com

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 Fix For Virtual World There

ANNOUNCEMENT: On December 31, 2020 Microsoft will remove the ability to run Adobe Flash in Edge and Internet Explorer. The Virtual World platform There.com will be affected by the removal of Flash.

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.

PAW-Parazzi Photo Contest Awards

Thanks to all of our PAW-Parazzi Photo Contest participants who captured photos of their puppies during the Dog Days of Summer event. The PAW-Parazzi Photo Contest winners will be announced at the Puppy Photographer Party on Thursday, July 30th. The party and award ceremony will be held at the Paiz Puppy Park in the Virtual World There. Participants and winners do not need to be present at the party to collect their gifts and prizes.

Dog Photo Contest Categories

Best In Breed Labradors
Best In Breed Dachshunds
Best In Show
Most Photogenic
Grumpiest
Most Dapper
Furry Friends
Man’s Best Friend
Darn Dog
Curious Canine

The PAW-Parazzi photo contest allowed for a total of ten entries per participant. Each entry was reviewed by Staff and added to one of the ten contest categories. Staff then reviewed each category and picked the winning photographer. The winner of each category will be called up at the Puppy Photographer Party on Thursday to roll the dice for a chance at the grand prize. The photographer with the highest dice roll will win a rare dog of their choice. One of our photographers may have won more than one category and they will be given a chance to roll the dice for each category they place in.

1st Place (Top Dice Score)
-Choice of Rare Dog Chester, Irving or Santos

2nd Place (Second Highest Score)
– 2020 Dog Days of Summer Buggy

3rd Place (Third Highest Score)
-Veterinarian Office

All PAW-Parazzi Photo Contest participants will receive a Top Dog Puppy Pal prop and a dog treat from the There Pet Shop. Prizes for the 2nd and 3rd place winners will be passed out at the Puppy Photographer Party. The first place winner will need to choose which rare dog they’d like to take home and it will be deposited to their Avatar’s account within 72 hours after the end of the party. If you are unable to attend the event we will gift/deposit the prizes to your Avatar account.

Here’s a peek at a few honorable mentions from the contest. The winning dog photo category pictures will be posted in a separate winner announcement after the end of the Puppy Photographer Party. Check back on our blog to see the winning photos! 

Delight (5)

Photo submitted by Delight

B_A_B_S (1)

Photo submitted by B_A_B_S

BlueAnn (10)

Photo submitted by BlueAnn

Delight (3)

Photo submitted by Delight

FatJohn (1)

Photo submitted by FatJohn

B_A_B_S (9)

Photo submitted by B_A_B_S

Delight (9)

Photo submitted by Delight

B_A_B_S (2)

Photo submitted by B_A_B_S

orielle (6)

Photo submitted by Orielle

FatJohn (10)

Photo submitted by FatJohn

The PAW-Parazzi Photo Contest was brought to you by the Dog Days of Summer event in the Virtual World There.

Pupcation Postcard Awards

Thanks to all of our participants and their dogs who entered the Pupcation Postcard Photo Challenge. We received so many great photos of dogs and their owners playing and having fun throughout the different island locations in There. We are looking forward to to releasing the postcard entries a few at a time to the official There Facebook page over the next several weeks. Keep an eye out for all of the fantastic virtual vacation photos. We hope you’ll give your favorite pupcation postcards a like or a share. 

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The Pupcation Postcard Challenge winners will be announced at the Puppy Photographer Party on Thursday, July 30th. The party and award ceremony will be held at the Paiz Puppy Park in the Virtual World There. Participants and winners do not need to be present at the party to collect their gifts and prizes.

The Pupcation Postcard Challenge allowed for a total of five entries per participant. Each entry submitted was awarded a random number between 1 and 20. Scores for each entry were added together and the challenger with the most random points was chosen as the grand prize winner. We received so many fantastic postcard entries that we added prizes for first-runner up, second place and third place winners.

Grand Prize Winner
-Choice of Rare Dog Chester, Irving or Santos
-Fifi or Fido Top Dog Puppy Pal Prop
-Dog Trophy

1st Runner Up
– 2020 Dog Days of Summer Buggy
-Fifi or Fido Top Dog Puppy Pal Prop
-Dog Trophy

2nd Place
-Veterinarian Office
-Fifi or Fido Top Dog Puppy Pal Prop
-Dog Trophy

3rd Place
-Big Dog Surfboard Prop
-Fifi or Fido Top Dog Puppy Pal Prop
-Dog Trophy

All challengers will receive a PAWS For A Cause t-shirt and a dog treat from the There Pet Shop for participating. Prizes for 1st runner-up, 2nd and 3rd place winners will be passed out at the Puppy Photographer Party. The Grand Prize winner will need to choose which rare dog they’d like to take home and it will be deposited to their Avatar’s account within 72 hours after the end of the party. Top Dog Puppy Pal Props will be given out to the Grand Prize, 1st runner-up, 2nd and 3rd place winners at the party. If you are unable to attend the event we will gift/deposit the prizes to your Avatar account.

It has been great to see so many Thereians out exploring the islands with their dogs. The Pupcation Postcard Challenge created so many cute puppy pics and we can’t wait to share the best postcards to our Facebook page over the next several weeks.

Prizes for the photo challenge were awarded based on luck and not photographer skill. Here’s a small sample of the pupcation photos received during the challenge. 

BABS (3)

Photo submitted by B_A_B_S

FatJohn (2)

Photo submitted by FatJohn

Orielle (5)

Photo submitted by Orielle

LadyMisty (5)

Photo submitted by LadyMisty

coolnet (6)

Photo submitted by Coolnet560

RobbyBoy (3)

Photo submitted by RobbyBoy

verykerry (1)

Photo submitted by VeryKerry

Rock_Star_Dude (1)

Photo submitted by Rock_Star_Dude

The Pupcation Postcard Challenge was brought to you by the Dog Days of Summer event in the Virtual World There.

Animal Style Fashion Show

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.

Animal Fashion Show Promo

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.

 

 

Pups In The Pool

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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.

 

 

 

 

 

PAWS For A Cause Gala Event

Mark your calendar for Saturday, July 18th. The evening is going to the DOGS! Dress in your fanciest attire and attend the PAWS For A Cause Fundraiser Gala Event in the Virtual World There.com. Enjoy music, dancing, card games and meeting new friends at the fundraiser. 

There will be five special dog Auctions during the Gala to help raise money for future themed-event gifts and prizes. Two retired dogs and three rare canines will be available for adoption. Can you provide a doggy a loving home?

If you already have a pack of dogs in your ThereHouse, instead of adopting another dog you can help support There Themed Events by purchasing a PAWS For A Cause Fundraiser shirt. Available in Fido for men and Fifi for women

Attend the PAWS For A Cause Gala Event and receive a special Dog Days of Summer gift! Stand in line at the gala giveaway booth to receive a Fido Puppy Pal or a Fifi Puppy Pal. Enjoy one free blue lagoon fancy drink from the bar. Giveaway gifts available while supplies last during the event. 

The PAWS For A Cause Gala event was brought to you by the Dog Days of Summer in the Virtual World There

Puppy Play

Take your virtual dog to the puppy park in There.com. During the Dog Days of Summer events there are puppy play dates scheduled every day for the next two weeks. Bring your pup out to the park and meet new friends online. You can find Puppy Play and other Dog Agility events scheduled at Zona Puppy Park and other dog parks throughout the Virtual World There.

Train your virtual dog and level up in the Dog Handler Skill. You can train your dog using the following commands:

away
bad
ball
bark
beg
come
die
down
fetch
growl
go
good
heel
jump
kill
lie
no
paw
play
run
shake
sicem
sit
sleep
stupid
wag

Get your cooped up dog out of the house and out to the park or beach in There. Sign up for Dog Days of Summer events through July 28th.

Cracked Out Cats

Who let the dogs out?! The Dog Days of Summer event has started in the Virtual World There.com. With so many dogs running around the islands the cats have been a little stressed out. Gather your feline friends and find sanctuary at the Cracked Out Cats event on Thursday, July 16th.

Cracked is a competitive vocabulary word game played in There. Players are challenged to race against the clock to come up with high scoring words in order to beat their opponent. Players pass around an egg timer. When the round is over a little chick bursts out of the egg and the person holding it is docked points.

Game play will start 10 minutes after the event begins. Watch the Zone IM box for the Event Host to announce the start of game play. The object is to play as many games as you can during the event to increase your score. Read the official Cracked Rules to learn about scoring and how to change the game table options.

All event attendees will receive free kitten ears for their Avatar to wear. The cool cat with the highest score will win a large cat and mice hoverboat.

Sign up for the feline-friendly Cracked Out Cats event. NO DOGS ALLOWED!