Recent changes in many browsers has Flash set to not allowed by default. You as the user need to go in to settings and set an exception for FoE in your browser to allow flash to run on the site. follow this for Icedragon and FF https://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/enabling-flash-player-firefox.html for chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/6258784?co=GENIE.Platform=Desktop&hl=en I had the same issue earlier this week. Opera changed its permission from default allowed to not-allowed for flash player. You need to go into your opera settings and set up an exception for FoE https://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/enabling-flash-player-opera.html Use the wilcard [*.]forgeofempires.com it will work fine after that.