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Windows 10 and Java

Postby OldRebel » January 31st, 2019, 5:14 pm

I have a new laptop with Windows 10.
- Will current Vassal Engine work with Windows 10?
- Is Java required?
- is a specific revision of Java required to work with Vassal?
Thanks in advance for any help.
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Re: Windows 10 and Java

Postby anitakate » February 2nd, 2019, 6:01 am

As per my knowledge vassal is the open source boardgame engine which is availabale on any OS like macos,windows but it required the java JRE. So I think you have to install this so that you can enjoy it.
I have done my engineering in computer science .
Now working in java domain and also interested in making the android developement
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Re: Windows 10 and Java

Postby Edo1952 » March 15th, 2019, 5:34 pm

OldRebel I have windows10 and Java 8 installed the app works although I just experienced a problem with saving
a module I was working on.
specifically when I try to save the module to the Vassal folder Win10 denies me and asks to contact the administrator for the privileges...I can only presume that the Vassal folder created by the .exe is a domain and I can't save there.

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Re: Windows 10 and Java

Postby JoelCFC25 » March 15th, 2019, 5:47 pm

Sounds an awful lot like you are storing your work-in-progress module in the VASSAL folder itself (or a subfolder of it), which is probably in C:\Program Files.

Don't do that. Modules belong in your home directory.
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Re: Windows 10 and Java

Postby Edo1952 » March 19th, 2019, 11:21 pm

Thanks JoelCFC25

I had the module folder in the home directory and it worked fine...I guess I had a brain fart.
All is in its proper spot now.
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Re: Windows 10 and Java

Postby EmilyWan » April 23rd, 2019, 12:34 pm

I have windows10 and Java 8 installed, the app works just fine
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Re: Windows 10 and Java

Postby GrumpyInJapan » January 21st, 2021, 3:09 am

Hi. I am thinking of installing VASSAL but since JAVA is required I am very hesitant.
In the old days JAVA was considered to be a security risk and a malware magnet. Is JAVA still unsecure?
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Re: Windows 10 and Java

Postby uckelman » January 22nd, 2021, 12:31 am

Thus spake GrumpyInJapan:
> Hi. I am thinking of installing VASSAL but since JAVA is required I am
> very hesitant.
> In the old days JAVA was considered to be a security risk and a malware
> magnet. Is JAVA still unsecure?

I don't recall that ever having been the case.

The Java _browser plugin_, which isn't part of modern Java and has been
dead for ages, had a series of security problems, but that's decades ago
now.

Regardless, if you install the VASSAL package for Windows, it comes bundled
with Java, so you needn't have an independent Java install at all.

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Re: Windows 10 and Java

Postby beppelecce » January 22nd, 2021, 7:39 am

I recently received a notice (from Java Update Checker I seem to remember) of an available Java update. I wasn't sure whether to do it, as Vassal's download for Windows is already equipped with a version of Java, but in the end the idea prevailed that if the manufacturer issued an update it was worth downloading. While downloading, I saw that the update was for version 8 of the application and it seems to me that this is used by VASSAL 3.2.17, which I still use together with the most up-to-date one.
My question is: did I do the right thing in downloading the Java update? And what to do in the future in such a case?
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Re: Windows 10 and Java

Postby uckelman » January 22nd, 2021, 11:33 am

If you're still using 3.2.17, then you do need Java 8 or earlier installed. The current version of Java 8 is recommended for that.

If and when there's another Java 8 update, I recommend installing that if you're using 3.2.17 at that point. If you stop using 3.2.17 and you don't use the installed Java for anything else, I recommend removing it.
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Re: Windows 10 and Java

Postby beppelecce » January 23rd, 2021, 12:39 pm

Thank you, Joel.
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Re: Windows 10 and Java

Postby LevelUpOrNot » February 17th, 2021, 9:04 am

-Yes
-Yes
-No. Win 10 works with every version of Java.
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