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Web Game Questions
The Web Game I want to play seems to load, but nothing happens. How can I start the game?
What do I do if I am still having trouble accessing a Web Game?

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I don’t have a Facebook account. Can I still login?
How do I change my avatar or username?
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Sometimes a game doesn’t fit into my screen. How can I see the entire game without scrolling?
You may need to adjust your computer monitor settings. If your computer monitor is set at 800x600 pixels or less, you may not be able to see the entire screen.
  • On Windows computers, right click on your desktop and select Properties. Then select Display Properties. Set your monitor to be a minimum of 1024x768.
  • On Apple computers, visit Display Properties and set the resolution for a minimum of 1024x768.
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How can I send in a question or comment about programming I’ve seen on HowStuffWorks?
We read every e-mail that we receive; however, due to the large volume of mail, a personal response may not always be possible. Please follow this link and select your area of interest: http://www.howstuffworks.com/hsw-contact.htm
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What is your Privacy Policy?
You can find our privacy policy at: http://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm
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The Web Game I want to play seems to load, but nothing happens. How can I start the game?
You may need to update the Flash player software that powers our free online games. The player is free and it only takes a minute or two to download. To update your free Flash player software, please visit Adobe's website here:

http://www.adobe.com/shockwave/download/download.cgi?P1_Prod_Version=ShockwaveFlash

For best results, you may need to quit and reopen your browser or restart your computer after installation.
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What do I do if I am still having trouble accessing a Web Game?
If you have already updated your free Flash player software and have restarted your computer, it is most likely that the game problems you’re experiencing are caused by an issue with your current Flash player.

If you are having trouble, the first step is to uninstall and re-install a clean copy of the Adobe Flash Player.

To uninstall Flash:


To install Flash:


NOTE: If you are using an Apple computer, some Web Games may not load on your computer. This is because a small number of Web Games require the Active X plug-in, which is not available on Apple computers.
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I don’t have a Facebook account. Can I still login?
Login for the game section of HowStuffWorks uses Facebook. If you do not have a Facebook account, you can Sign Up for a free account here.
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How do I change my avatar or username?
You always have the choice to use your Facebook name and profile picture OR you can select a new screen name and avatar just for howstuffworks Games.

To make a change:
  • 1.   Click on the “My Profile” button on the games menu at the top of the page.
  • 2.   Click the “Edit Profile” link under your current screen name. This is at the top left of your screen, right under the Welcome! greeting.
  • 3.   Choose either “Use my Facebook name and profile picture” or “Select a new screen name and avatar.”
  • 4.   If you choose “Use my Facebook name and profile picture,” you can enter your new screen name and select an avatar.
  • 5.   Click “Save” at the bottom of the screen to keep your changes, or select “Cancel” to go back to your original settings.
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What if I can’t remember my password?
The game section of howstuffworks uses Facebook for login. If you do not have a Facebook account, you can Sign Up for a free account with Facebook here. If you have forgotten your password, Facebook provides prompts to retrieve your account info, including password.
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