Yeah I was aware you could run the games offline and use that to update. I stayed away from using flash which i am proficient in for the same reasons though. I want a game that does not rely on a browser or the flash player to run.
I wouldn't mind seeing a way to export games as exe in C2 or see classic brought up to date with a payed version similar to C2 but without HTML5 options and dx11! just sayin. Would seem like a great addition to the lineup anyhow.