Technical Questions

Q: What are the minimum requirements for Gamestar Mechanic?
A: To access Gamestar Mechanic, you will need
Q: Do I need to install Gamestar Mechanic on my computer to use it?
A: No. Gamestar Mechanic is an entirely web browser-based experience. Beyond the requirement to install the Adobe Flash Player software (which is already installed on most Internet-connected computers), there is no requirement to download or install software to use Gamestar Mechanic.
Q: Do I need to configure my firewall to use Gamestar Mechanic?
A: In most environments, you should not need to change your firewall settings to use Gamestar Mechanic. However, if you have a firewall (or filter) that is configured to restrict the web sites that can be accessed from your computer or network, you may need to add to the access list. In this case, you may also need to add the following domain names to the access list:
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Q: What else do you recommend for the best Gamestar Mechanic experience?
A: For the best possible Gamestar Mechanic experience, we recommend the following additional settings (some of these items may not be familiar unless you know how to configure the advanced settings of your computer and web browser software):
  • Configure your browser to always accept cookies from
  • Set your screen resolution to at least 1024 by 768 pixels (if your system supports a higher resolution, that's even better!).
  • If you do need to install Adobe Flash Player on your system, make sure you have the appropriate administrative privileges to install software on your computer.
We'll be posting some more information and resources shortly with specific recommendations for organizations using Gamestar Mechanic in multi-user environments like schools, community programs and camps.