How to Use HeroMachine Locally

Hi all, with big thanks to HeroMachiner Eric Bowling, here's how you can use HeroMachine outside of your browser. Adobe has said they're going to be force uninstalling the Flash Player (the standalone player basically) but I don't know that applies to this particular version.

Basically you download a local Flash Player application, then put in the URL for a .swf file (a compiled Flash object, which is what HeroMachine uses) and it plays. I've tried it on my Mac with HM3 and HM2 and it seems to work like a champ. You'll still need an Internet connection but if this goes well I may bundle up the files and make them available online so you could truly run it all locally. We'll just have to see, I don't want to sell people something and then BAM Adobe force uninstalls the Flash Players and it no longer works.

Anyway, the article explaining how to get the Standalone Flash Player Debugger is at https://www.howtogeek.com/438141/how-to-play-adobe-flash-swf-files-outside-your-web-browser/ – install the one relevant to your Operating System.

Once the Flash Player Debugger is installed per the instructions in that article, launch the Flash Player Debugger and go to "File -> Open Location". This is where you type in the URL to a .swf file. Do not download the .swf file to run from your hard drive, that will not work, you must use "Open Location" and put in one of the URLs below! Here are the ones for HeroMachine so you can just copy and paste:

For fun, here are the URLs for some of the hardly-ever-used versions:

CAVEATS: The "Export as an image" function in HM3 will NOT work. Saving as a text file will. 

I think that's pretty much it. Let me know if you run into issues with this, though honestly, there's not a lot I can do since I can't edit the source files any more and I can't control what Adobe does with their players.

Flash End of Life and maybe HeroMachine as well

Update: Check this post for instructions on how to keep using HeroMachine in a local Flash Player Debugger.

Flash has reached its End of Life and HeroMachine no longer works. Thank you for your support over the years and for your interest.

I have paid thousands of dollars and worked for 2+ years for a replacement but alas, it is not yet done. I've investigated replacements for Flash that would allow it to remain operational, but they haven't worked out.

We'll continue to work behind the scenes to see if we can complete the work that's been done so far but clearly, my promises are worth very little right now. I'm devastated and so sorry that we weren't able to bring this thing in for a landing in time.

I'm proud that for 20+ years, this site has enabled people to bring their inner creativity to life. I feel like I've lost a bit of my soul today and I am so, so sorry to have let you all down.

Check back occasionally and / or join the Facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/HeroMachine/) for any future updates.

All the best, and please keep on creating.

Jeff

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Due to being really busy at work over the next few weeks, there will be no CDC this week. That hsould allow me to get caught up with the prizes and make the switch to the vililain group. See you on the 20th/

Character Design Challenge #517 – Team Building – Volume 6 – Part 6 – Results

Only three entiries this week - BUT WHAT ENTRIES THEY ARE! Each one of them is worthy of the win, but since I have to choose a winner, my choice is Ian Heaky. This really took my breath away when I saw it. Well done you!

Thanks to all who entered.

Character Design Challenge #517 – Team Building – Volume 6 – Part 6

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A lone wonan stands in a misty underground tunnel

The premise of this contest is that over the next number of weeks we will build a team of BIPOC superheroes and a team of villains. Each week I will supply you with a role, name, or list of powers of one of the team members and you will use HM3 to create the character. This week we tackle , arguably, the most powerful member of the hero squad – the Aboriginal beauty Alkawari
Country of Birth – Australian Outback
Real Name – Alkawari
Age – 30
Powers: Superstrength, can leap great distances, can communicate with animals on both land and sea.
Backstory: ?
The winning entrant will receive my HM3 version of their winning character
The characters must be your own design and not based on any character that might be copyrighted in any way.
Rules for posts, contests, and challenges:
Original characters only, no copyrighted characters, no characters based on copyrighted characters.No characters based on Official RPG NPC's ( Non-Player Characters ). Please keep all submissions PG13. I have the right to delete any post that I believe crosses this line without warning. Only post characters that have been created solely using Hero Machine, and that you know for certain have never been entered in a contest before. If you aren’t certain, don’t enter it, because I’m not going to go back through all of the contests and check.
All entries must be in JPG or PNG form (BMPs are too big), posted to a publicly accessible website (like the HeroMachine :,ImageShack, Deviant Art, or whatever); Do NOT use Photobucket
Entries must be made as a comment or comments to this post, containing a link directly to the image and the character name;
Please name your filesas [your name]-[character name].[file extension] before you upload it. So DiCicatriz, for instance, would save his “Bayou Belle” character image as DiCicatriz-BayouBelle.png.
Please make the link go directly to the image (like this) and not to a hosting jump page (like this).
This contest will close on Sunday, February 13th at 10:00 am Eastern

Character Design Challenge #516 – Team Building – Volume 6 – Part 5 – Results

There were a lot of great entries this week, but the win goes to AMS who hit another one out of the park. Stunning work man. Thanks to all who entered.

CDC Prize for Scott Weyers

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The premise of this contest is that over the next number of weeks we will build a team of BIPOC superheroes and a team of villains. Each week I will supply you with a role, name, or list of powers of one of the team members and you will use HM3 to create the character. This week we tackle a Hero team member – Arjuna
Country of Birth - India
Real Name – Taj Pradesh
Age – 24
Powers: Highly athletic, trained in archer. He is a former Olympic gold medallist in both Decathlon and Archery
Backstory: ?
The winning entrant will receive my HM3 version of their winning character
The characters must be your own design and not based on any character that might be copyrighted in any way.
Rules for posts, contests, and challenges:
Original characters only, no copyrighted characters, no characters based on copyrighted characters.No characters based on Official RPG NPC's ( Non-Player Characters ). Please keep all submissions PG13. I have the right to delete any post that I believe crosses this line without warning. Only post characters that have been created solely using Hero Machine, and that you know for certain have never been entered in a contest before. If you aren’t certain, don’t enter it, because I’m not going to go back through all of the contests and check.
All entries must be in JPG or PNG form (BMPs are too big), posted to a publicly accessible website (like the HeroMachine :,ImageShack, Deviant Art, or whatever); Do NOT use Photobucket
Entries must be made as a comment or comments to this post, containing a link directly to the image and the character name;
Please name your filesas [your name]-[character name].[file extension] before you upload it. So DiCicatriz, for instance, would save his “Bayou Belle” character image as DiCicatriz-BayouBelle.png.
Please make the link go directly to the image (like this) and not to a hosting jump page (like this).
This contest will close on Sunday, February 6th at 10:00 am Eastern

Character Design Challenge #515 – Team Building – Volume 6 – Part 4 – Results

Great entirees again this week.

The win goes to ... Scott Weyers

Thanks to all who entered.

CDC PRIZE FOR AMS

Character Design Challenge #515 – Team Building – Volume 6 – Part 4

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The premise of this contest is that over the next number of weeks we will build a team of BIPOC superheroes and a team of villains. Each week I will supply you with a role, name, or list of powers of one of the team members and you will use HM3 to create the character. This week we tackle a Hero team member – the mysterious Dr. Eclipse
Ethnicity – Syrian
Real Name – Aaliyah Aziz
Age – 28
Powers: Flight. The ability to produce sudden flashes of blinding light, as well as periods of pitch darkness.
Backstory: ?
The winning entrant will receive my HM3 version of their winning character
The characters must be your own design and not based on any character that might be copyrighted in any way.
Rules for posts, contests, and challenges:
Original characters only, no copyrighted characters, no characters based on copyrighted characters.No characters based on Official RPG NPC's ( Non-Player Characters ). Please keep all submissions PG13. I have the right to delete any post that I believe crosses this line without warning. Only post characters that have been created solely using Hero Machine, and that you know for certain have never been entered in a contest before. If you aren’t certain, don’t enter it, because I’m not going to go back through all of the contests and check.
All entries must be in JPG or PNG form (BMPs are too big), posted to a publicly accessible website (like the HeroMachine :,ImageShack, Deviant Art, or whatever); Do NOT use Photobucket
Entries must be made as a comment or comments to this post, containing a link directly to the image and the character name;
Please name your filesas [your name]-[character name].[file extension] before you upload it. So DiCicatriz, for instance, would save his “Bayou Belle” character image as DiCicatriz-BayouBelle.png.
Please make the link go directly to the image (like this) and not to a hosting jump page (like this).
This contest will close on Sunday, January 30th at 10:00 am Eastern

Vintage Black Pleather Snake Skin Belt (Size S-M)

The win this week goes to AMS for the amazing Red Drift I think this is one of your best ever!

Thanks to all whio entered. They were all great/