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Could I play Vassal on a Chromebook?

PostPosted: September 30th, 2019, 7:10 pm
by fatgreta
For some reason I think no, but would like to be certain.

Re: Could I play Vassal on a Chromebook?

PostPosted: September 30th, 2019, 7:46 pm
by JoelCFC25
A Chromebook out of the box? No.

The basic hurdle to overcome is that ChromeOS doesn't come with a Java virtual machine. It's not impossible to do, but depending on one's computer savvy it might not be for the faint of heart.

Example Google searches that will surface a bunch of guides to the process include (but are not limited to):
"chromebook Java"
"chromebook jvm"

Re: Could I play Vassal on a Chromebook?

PostPosted: October 1st, 2019, 2:46 pm
by fatgreta
OK thanks for the advice. I may dive in and give that a try, we'll see.

Re: Could I play Vassal on a Chromebook?

PostPosted: October 11th, 2019, 10:22 am
by fsiefken
Hi, you could if you manage to install ubuntu through for example crouton.
https://www.linux.com/tutorials/how-eas ... k-crouton/

ubuntu runs java, in a similar way I managed to install Vassal on my Oculus Quest ad Go so I've got a bigger screen to play with. They run a locked down version of Android, but it's possible to get it working through termux and vnc. You definitely need more advanced linux experience, but it's possible.

Re: Could I play Vassal on a Chromebook?

PostPosted: October 13th, 2019, 1:53 am
by fatgreta
fsiefken wrote:Hi, you could if you manage to install ubuntu through for example crouton.
https://www.linux.com/tutorials/how-eas ... k-crouton/

ubuntu runs java, in a similar way I managed to install Vassal on my Oculus Quest ad Go so I've got a bigger screen to play with. They run a locked down version of Android, but it's possible to get it working through termux and vnc. You definitely need more advanced linux experience, but it's possible.


All of that except knowing what ubuntu is is Greek to me, so I'm going to assume it's over my head, but thanks for trying to help (even if I'm beyond all real help..)

Re: Could I play Vassal on a Chromebook?

PostPosted: October 30th, 2019, 6:32 pm
by constharper
fsiefken wrote:Hi, you could if you manage to install ubuntu through for example crouton.
https://www.linux.com/tutorials/how-eas ... k-crouton/

ubuntu runs java, in a similar way I managed to install Vassal on my Oculus Quest ad Go so I've got a bigger screen to play with. They run a locked down version of Android, but it's possible to get it working through termux and vnc. You definitely need more advanced linux experience, but it's possible.


:roll:
Thanks for the great advice! I think this is one of the few opportunities to run Vassal on a Chromebook. Interestingly, fatgreta was able to launch the game in this way?