DF Tech Bytes: Play Farmville Express on your Computer


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NOTE: INTERACTING WITH FARMVILLE EXPRESS EITHER VIA THIS METHOD OR ON YOUR PHONE OR TABLET, INCLUDING CLAIMING POSTS, WILL OFTEN SET YOU ON YOUR HOME FARM. MAKE SURE TO ACCESS THE MENU WITHIN EXPRESS AND SWITCH IT TO THE FARM YOU WANT IT ON BEFORE LOADING ON YOUR COMPUTER, IF YOU DO NOT WANT TO LOAD ON HOME.

NOTE 2 : SOME PLAYERS HAVE FOUND THAT USING FARMVILLE EXPRESS PAUSES THEIR FARMS. IN MOST CASES OF THIS, UNPAUSING REQUIRES REMOVING AND READDING THE APP. BE AWARE THAT IF THIS HAPPENS TO YOU AND YOU ARE A VIP MEMBER, YOU WILL NEED TO REACTIVATE YOUR SUBSCRIPTION, AS THIS CANCELS IT AND IF IT IS NOT REACTIVATED BEFORE THE NEXT RENEWAL DATE YOU LOSE ANY TIME BASED VIP BENEFITS.


Recently we carried out a post on how to use the mobile version of the game, Farmville Express, to plant certain locked crops which required seeds, and were hard to obtain via regular gameplay… Well, how good would it be if you could simply use Farmville Express on your regular computer, instead of your mobile? Well, there is a simple way to do this, and this is called as User-agent switching, which basically means making the browser believe it is some other platform… Like, making your Chrome believe it is actually running on an Android based smartphone… Sounds too technical? Well, browser plugins have been coming to the rescue in such cases and simplifying things beyond imagination… We are going to discuss one such plugin here…
Farmville Express
Note: There might be other plugins too, but we are only listing the ones that we have tested and found to work successfully for our use… Also, you can use the User-agent setting to check out mobile versions of other site too, like Facebook, and such…


Google Chrome users can just install this plugin, called as the User-Agent Switcher for Chrome, and then it’s all simple ahead… Click here to go to the Chrome Web store app, and click on add to Chrome.
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Once installed, you will possibly find the tool in the top right of the browser, beside the address bar…
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Click the new button, and you will get a menu… Select the agent of your choice… In this case, we will select either iOS or Android, as they both will work good, being mobile versions… That’s it… Now you can just type ‘m.farmville.com’ (without the inverts of course), and it will lead you to Farmville Express, just like on your phone… Was that not simple? Well, to change back, just select Chrome option again and it will be back to normal…
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The same directions will also work for Chrome based browsers like Comodo Dragon and such…

Mozilla Firefox users need (and those using similar browsers) not worry, as they have their own version of the User-agent switcher too… Open Firefox and click on this link in Firefox to take you to the User Agent RG plugin… Click on Add to Firefox button, and allow install when asked… Done… You will find the User agent settings under Tools menu… For those of you that have new Firefox versions and hence not able to see the menus by default, you can just click the ‘Alt’ key, and the menus will appear on top of the browser…
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The instruction choosing the right agent are the same as in the above mentioned Chrome version of the plugin…
Currently, there are no alternatives for Internet Explorer as we understand, but if you have any better ideas, please contact us and let us know… Hope this helps… We will be also carrying on small series of articles on how to use Farmville Express to your benefit… Check them out later for sure…






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  1. Is it possible to do it the other way around? I use Chrome on my Android phone at work and there are a number of things I can't do from my phone, like posting quest req, vote and so on. Anyone knows of a way please tell. Thank you :)

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  2. I'd like to be able to do that on my iPhone, too. I miss the old farmville app. you could do more there than with the Express thing.

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  3. I am not seeing the above under my tools menu in Firefox & nothing happens when I press the Alt key ???

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  4. how to play on my samsung galaxy 2 tablet...express, just spins and never loads. Help please, I need to use tablet sometimes and was told I could play FV when I purchased it! How do I do this?

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  5. I tried to use this but no option came up in the tool section saying "user agent" so im stumped.

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  6. I am having same problem as janet and unknown

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  7. well, I used Farmville express, love the application, however, it totally stopped all the farms I visited and I had to login with my PC and go into each farm to have all crops start to grow that I planted. When I filed a complaint about this to Zynga, I got the answer that they were aware and are fixing the issue, their advice was for now NOT to use Farmville Express..with other words..it may be fixed eventually next year at Easter time?

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