Unity Web Player is a plugin which is responsible for delivering 3D content in your browsers. However, with the recent updates in Chrome version 45 and above, you cannot open games created with Unity Web Player. This is because Chrome versions of 45 and above have disabled all NPAPI plugins including Unity Web Player.
If you play games in Chrome browser on social networks like Facebook then you might have seen an error saying Unity Web Player Plugin required. It further also states that Chrome does not support it anymore and suggests you to open the game in browsers like Firefox and Opera.
I am sure like me and others, you must be also a fan of Chrome browser. We all hate shifting from our favorite browsers. So there is a simple tweak here with which you can avoid opening different browser at least. A Chrome extension and a software called GameLoad helps you to play the particular game without having to shift browsers. Lets see how you can set this up for all your future Unity Web Player games. Please note that this particular extension works with only Windows.
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Step 1: Add an extension called GameLoad to Chrome browser.
Step 2: Download GameLoad software from GameLoad Website. This is a setup file with .exe extension.
Step 3: Open the downloaded file and install it on your PC.
Step 4: Now open any game which requires Unity Web Player Plugin. For example, you can open Moto Simulator on Facebook as it requires Unity Web Player Plugin.
Step 5: Click on Play button which is shown after it detects GameLoad extension. It will look something like this.
Once you click on Play button it opens the game on GameLoad software on your PC. You can then easily play game with all the controls that it requires. So this is how you can avoid opening a different browser and still play the game.
A lot of 3D games on web uses this particular plugin. If you play online games a lot then you may have seen this missing in your Chrome browser. So this particular extension and software saves your time. One can avoid logging in into different browser and still browse with ease.
If you are using Chrome version of lower than 45 then you can still play with the older method. i.e. by installing the plugin and enabling NPAPI flags. However, all of us keep our Chrome on auto-update mode and hardly anyone uses such old versions. So the former method should work for most of us.