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swinefeld
Posted: Monday, February 23, 2015 5:54:32 PM
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Post Updated September 2018:

This link is the place to go for Vassal.

http://swmgamers.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=17350
FlyingArrow
Posted: Wednesday, May 13, 2015 5:36:23 PM
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swinefeld said:

You should have Virtual Sets 8 - perhaps Echo's Dropbox does not have the 8.0 extension.
Grab the "virtual sets.mdx" from the alternate link (to my file share) I posted - that one includes v-set 8. Overwrite the older file with it.



Here's a quick and dirty method for the whole process: (Windows)

note: I just went through this a few minutes ago

1) install latest Vassal, using the custom install option and remove all existing versions, leave everything else as is

2) put the .vmod and virtual sets.mdx files in some personal folder of your choosing (can be a folder on the desktop if you want) - DON'T PUT THEM IN THE VASSAL FOLDER, save them where they are easy to find and keep track of so you can copy newer versions over them.

3) launch Vassal, then click File > Open Module (locate the .vmod you downloaded, open)

4) when you see the module listed in the Vassal program, right-click on it > Add Extension (locate the .mdx file, open)
-Vassal automatically created a subfolder called SWMinis_ext in the folder I had made and moved the extension into it

I also had a dialog box that said 'tiling images' that seemed to hang on Desert Outpost - must be a problem with that map image - I clicked cancel to make it go away.

Launch the module - in the SWM Skirmish Game window you should see:

- SWM Skirmish Game version 11.0
- Extension Virtual Sets 8 v8.0 loaded

seems to be functioning properly, though I did not go onto Vassal server
Darth_Jim
Posted: Thursday, July 27, 2017 3:49:44 AM
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After years of not being on Vassal, I tried to get a game in last night with my son. No go. Can anyone tell me if these instructions are current? I talked to Trevor on the way to the Ohio regional, and he said he'd had trouble getting .pdfs from Matt so he stopped updating it. What I have on my computer I had to create characters from as far back as Vset 5. Surely I'm missing an update.

This and Skype issues are why I was away for years lol.
theultrastar
Posted: Thursday, July 27, 2017 4:48:29 AM
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You are missing an update for sure. The current extension should take you to V-10. One of the issues with Vassal is trying to find all the important files that you need to run it. It would be nice if all the files were in an easy to find location.
shmi15
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Darth_Jim wrote:
After years of not being on Vassal, I tried to get a game in last night with my son. No go. Can anyone tell me if these instructions are current? I talked to Trevor on the way to the Ohio regional, and he said he'd had trouble getting .pdfs from Matt so he stopped updating it. What I have on my computer I had to create characters from as far back as Vset 5. Surely I'm missing an update.

This and Skype issues are why I was away for years lol.


I don't use Skype, I use Facebook Messenger, and Just use the Voice call system. VERY reliable, and have never had a call dropped using it.
FlyingArrow
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atmsalad
Posted: Sunday, August 13, 2017 2:38:17 PM
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Is this the latest vassal information? :)
jen'ari
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atmsalad
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what do you open them with?
jen'ari
Posted: Sunday, August 13, 2017 3:25:09 PM
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i think i used winRAR. you can download it for free. I couldnt tell you which one I used. Trevor is better at this sort of thing. I suggest giving him a call or message, he can probably walk you through it.
atmsalad
Posted: Sunday, August 13, 2017 4:01:49 PM
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grr, i cant even find a winrar to download...
jen'ari
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do you use windows? you can just google winrar
Caedus
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if you are using the latest files you dont need win rar
jen'ari
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Caedus wrote:
if you are using the latest files you dont need win rar


haha so much for what i know.
atmsalad
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jen'ari wrote:
Caedus wrote:
if you are using the latest files you dont need win rar


haha so much for what i know.

So where are the newest files? and what do you use to open them?
jen'ari
Posted: Sunday, August 13, 2017 5:06:23 PM
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I couldn't tell you. those are the ones I used before the TN tournie
Caedus
Posted: Sunday, August 13, 2017 5:16:43 PM
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https://onedrive.live.com/?authkey=%21AHXtabBhGkLnTEs&id=8211CF6B14E49D50%21756&cid=8211CF6B14E49D50

These.

First download the vmod, it will default open with vassal. You save the vset ext. When you open Vassal, select open module from the File drop menu at the top left. Find the vset ext and click open. Should be gtg after that. At least that is how I 'member doing it. Been a while.
swinefeld
Posted: Sunday, August 13, 2017 5:19:34 PM
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Please, someone get the SWM-specific files hosted on Gamers, in .zip format which is built-in compatible in most operating systems these days.

Lol, these issues have been ongoing for years now.
FlyingArrow
Posted: Sunday, August 13, 2017 5:21:42 PM
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This is where I point people:
http://swmgamers.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=17350

Is everything there still up to date?
atmsalad
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thank you all!!!!
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