Flash 8 local connection problems

on my site koogle.co.uk I have a top menu that communicates with the left hand side menu via the local connection method. However it doesn’t work once you install flashplayer 8… during the beta trial of flashplayer8 i emailed macromedia about it and they acknowledged it, asked for the source files and then said nothing, so they have been pretty useless as far as help goes.
I’m wondering how I can now resolve this issue as flash8 is now officialy out and more people are going to start using it. Any suggestions please?