Flash 8 .swf's cannot be played in linux's mozilla firefox? I'd just like a confirmation on that if anyone knows so I can stop trying to find something to get it working.
That's right. They (Adobe, or maybe Macromedia too, before) were taking a long time to make the Linux flash plugin. Then they decided to skip 8 and go ahead with 9, since that's where the Windows/OSX versions were at. Now we're still waiting for a plugin and I hear that Flash 10 is on the way.
Just some things to keep in mind:
Flash games aren't that great.
Flash interfaces are the spawn of satan.