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If you enjoyed FFX Runner you will love FFX Runner Undead Rods

FFX Rinner Undead Rods

You may have played this game somewhere in the internet some years ago, it was also known as "Alias Runner" or "On The Run". It was originally released in year 2004 as browser game and become quite popular. Because it was require Shockwave plug-in for playing it, nowadays it became less and less accessible for modern computers, so, you can download it from here and play it as local game on your machine with the bonus of a higher details and resolution, car customization, leaderboard and so on.

Windows version update [v1.1]

  • Added button for toggling joypad input. Some users reported issue with controls of the car. If you wish to use a joystick or a joypad you need to activate it
  • Fullscreen toggle button. You need some decent graphic card for playing it at full speed when on full screen
  • Super compressed assets made a slimmer executable
  • Linux users can play the game by using Wine

FFX Runner, a car driving game suitable for both young and old street action enthusiasts.

Drive as fast as you can from people who are trying to kill you. You need to be on your toes because your enemies will stop at nothing until they drive you off the road. This is the time to put your driving skills to the test and evade your pursuers. Find the escape path while keeping an eye on your car's condition and fuel level.

Keep moving forward to save yourself and complete your objectives. Pick-up the FFX Symbols along your way. The only way to beat the level is to collect the given number of FFX symbol before time runs out. Just avoid getting slammed by enemy cars and watch the damage.

If your repair level has reached zero and you crash, pick up the wrenches and repair your car. To survive this game, never stand still. To keep enemy vehicles of your FFX, you need to swerve the enemy vehicles.


  • Open world
  • Fast Gameplay
  • Run with 5 kind of vehicles
  • Cars customization
  • Leaderboard
  • Keyboard and joypad controls
Rated 4.1 out of 5 stars
(55 total ratings)
GenreAction, Racing, Survival
Tags3D, Driving, Open World, Remake, Retro, Runner, Singleplayer, Third Person
Average sessionAbout a half-hour
InputsKeyboard, Gamepad (any), Joystick


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ffxRunnerHD.zip 15 MB

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where game save data?
is it in the registry?

just keep the zip file and extract it and then replace its contents

Roaming\Macromedia\Director MX 2004\ffxRunnerHD\Prefs\ffxSetup.txt
but any edit to the file just reset it

pretty sure this was a game on miniclips called on the run 

it was, but ffx runner is the original game.

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thanks for the awareness but was it necessary to use a slur?

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I understood why to some users this game won't launch. this happens if you have an Nvidia GPU and Windows 10 / 11.


1. Open Regedit

2. Go to: "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Video"

3. Search for "InstalledDisplayDrivers" with CTRL + F, and check only the "Values" checkbox

4. Open the file and paste this:

















5. Restart the PC

Remember to make a backup first!

tried this but I'm still havin trouble getting the game starte

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same.  do you need flash player or shockwave or something?  i'd prefer to have  the game as a standalone exe instead of downloading  Flashpoint since it's such a small game that doesn't receive updates or have workshops and other stuff like steam games do.  i've installed director, flash player and shockwave and nothing works

ayo whats the music it a bop

this game isnt that good but still have some fun to play


I remember playing this many, many years ago on some website, glad I was able to find this again.

And as expected, the train is still a nuisance lol


I must have been about 10 years when I played this lol


Yeah, same here

Hello, can you add a feature which allows the player to completely mute the music? In all honesty, I hate the loud music that the game has.

Good suggestion, anyway, I'm not sure I'm able to edit the project anymore, haven't tried running Director for years, so, I don't know if it works on current computers

do you still have that other game where that ferrari 430 is featured?


Would like to try this, but it doesnt start. Win10, newest Nvidia driver on a modern card.

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Really a nice tribute to the original game. I really appreciate it. I still remember playing On the Run on Miniclip. I would just wish that the car AI in this game would be a little bit smarter.

wish i could play! game wont open on windows 10


I just downloaded this game but it won't open for me. I tried running it as admin, changing compatibility settings, but nothing's working. I'm on Windows 10 by the way.

Hi, I just tried the game on Windows 10 and it works fine, it may be a graphic card issue that is not supporting the old direct x driver but it's hard to say from a distance

by the way, have you tried the FFX Runner Undead Rods playable demo? https://ffx.itch.io/ffx-runner-undead-rods

it seems this game requires shockwave player 10 which has reached end of life

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it should not require anything special installed on your machine

I’ve tried everything even launching it from the folder no clue why it won’t run  

what OS are you using?

windows 10 

I can’t work out why it won’t work

no its not scroll down to the downloads



Had to make an account just to commend you for making this available! Been looking for this game for years wow. Works perfectly smoothly on Windows. 

Thanks for the roller coast of nostalgia.

It won't launch on macOS and I can't figure out how to open it.

Safety first

It is not launching for me.  I try to to launch it, but nothing comes up.


it keeps crashing on Macbook. My dissapointment is immesurable and my day is ruined


it doesnt work on MacOs rn, anyone know how to fix issue of it automatically closing/crashing on launch

I remember playing this game on gameangel like 9 years ago and this version you made is the exact same game I played. The nostalgia man. You did an amazing job!


sad it doesnt work


Very solid gameplay, good work


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The game doesn't launch from the itch.io app, infact it won't launch at all.

yeh mine did that 2 so i pressed the cog in the bottom right and pressed force close, then opened it again


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Something needs repaired, it doesn't work for me on Windows 10 


Yea, your PC needs to be repaired. Works 100% fine for me.


This is one crazy ass game  :D


Not working on my Mac, application shuts down before it can open at all. Anyone having this?

same with me. Im confused

My wine program opened when I downloaded it. Maybe try wine?

Hi will you be making a linux version?


When I run it it never opens

Hey, could you please upload the original in addition to the HD version? Or are there technical issues with that?

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Yellow one looks like a later model Renault 5 presumably a GT Turbo (not to be mixed with a normal Turbo which is a rally car) and the orange one looks like a modern 911 Porsche.

Thanks you saved my searching time lol

Hey, can you fix the bug thats crashing everyone on windows10 64bit?

when starting, it reports that it failed on "spawn EACCES".

here is the important bit from the crash log

[2018-03-25 @ 14:58:34.933] [launch/native] executing 'E:\Games\itch.io games\FFX Runner HD\ffxRunnerHD.exe' on 'windows' with args ''
[2018-03-25 @ 14:58:34.933] [launch/native] no app isolation
[2018-03-25 @ 14:58:34.933] [launch/native] spawn command: "E:\Games\itch.io games\FFX Runner HD\ffxRunnerHD.exe"
[2018-03-25 @ 14:58:34.934] [launch/native] working directory: E:\Games\itch.io games\FFX Runner HD
[2018-03-25 @ 14:58:34.935] [launch/native] command: E:\Games\itch.io games\FFX Runner HD\ffxRunnerHD.exe
[2018-03-25 @ 14:58:34.935] [launch/native] args: []
[2018-03-25 @ 14:58:34.935] [launch/native] env keys: [
[2018-03-25 @ 14:58:35.577] [launch] error while launching 6018c5d5-c7eb-40b8-8609-cc618cf2c4df: spawn EACCES
[2018-03-25 @ 14:58:35.580] [launch] crashed with spawn EACCES
[2018-03-25 @ 14:58:35.581] [launch] spawn EACCES
[2018-03-25 @ 14:58:35.581] [diego] diego here, looking around
Caption                    OSArchitecture  Version     
Microsoft Windows 10 Home  64-bit          10.0.16299  

Caption                               MaxClockSpeed  Name                                     
Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7  3001           Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2320 CPU @ 3.00GHz  


diego out





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