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swinefeld
Posted: Monday, February 23, 2015 5:54:32 PM
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The latest Vassal program installer can be found at http://sourceforge.net/projects/vassalengine/files/

The Star Wars Minis Vassal module and V-set extension downloads can be found here:

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/94b3f86ypxwje0s/AABBLRFf7yt_R5l_tWqQOG1ca

File names are SWMinis.rar and VirtualSets.zip (these are compressed downloads - you will need WinRar, 7-Zip or other compatible program to extract the files within)


BlooMilk Watch these videos for how to install and use the files: BlooMilk

thereisnotry wrote:
SWMResources originally had 2 videos that explained everything. Here are 2 links, which I hope work. The first one shows how to install, the second shows how to use the new features of Mod 11.0.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3JTU83IMpqs

I can't emphasize this enough: You really need to follow my instructions EXACTLY if you want this to work. So when I say "Get rid of all the other extensions and vmod files on your computer"...I mean it, I really do. :)

--Use Windows' Search function to find your old files and then delete them. They are usually found at c:/ProgramFiles/Vassal on most Windows computers. Delete everything...you'll be reinstalling with the new stuff when you follow my directions.

--Use your Windows Control Panel to uninstall your former version of Vassal. You'll be reinstalling with the updated version (and yes, it will matter) of Vassal.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJaHfm3H-8s

--This one shows how to use the Vassal mod, once you've got it installed. And again, when I say that you must first have followed my first video (so that you now have version 11.0 and 8.0 installed), I really do mean it. :)



Alternate location for uncompressed files here, if you can't manage the compressed files for some reason, but you will need to skip over the steps in the video that take you through extracting the compressed files:

http://sdrv.ms/PLSDDO Click on the Vassal folder and locate SWMinis.vmod and Virtual Sets.mdx - download those files (these are the uncompressed files and can be copied directly into their proper locations in your Vassal program directory)

Hope that helps!
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
Posted: Thursday, July 27, 2017 5:14:53 AM
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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
Posted: Sunday, August 13, 2017 4:20:14 PM
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do you use windows? you can just google winrar
Caedus
Posted: Sunday, August 13, 2017 4:21:40 PM
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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
Posted: Sunday, August 13, 2017 6:12:06 PM
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thank you all!!!!
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