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Java Download Failed

Postby Newestalien » September 2nd, 2018, 11:07 am

Hi, somehow when I try to install vassal I get "Java download failed" error and the installer shuts down completely in like first third of installation. What gives?
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Re: Java Download Failed

Postby JoelCFC25 » September 2nd, 2018, 6:41 pm

Don't rely on the VASSAL installer to retrieve and install Java for you. The foolproof method is to go and download Java for your OS and install it independently of VASSAL. Remember to get the correct version for your system architecture (e.g., a 32-bit OS needs 32-bit Java, a 64-bit OS needs 64-bit Java).

After Java is installed successfully, do the VASSAL installation.
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Re: Java Download Failed

Postby blockhead » October 6th, 2018, 5:31 pm

First time user of VASSAL. Clean install on a new computer

I downloaded VASSAL 3.2.17
VASSEL installer could not find JAVA on my machine and failed trying to locate JAVA on it's own
I installed JRE 10.0.2 windows 64 from Oracle with no problems
VASSAL installer still does not recognize JAVA on my computer

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Re: Java Download Failed

Postby uckelman » December 14th, 2019, 5:41 pm

A note for anyone seeing this thread: VASSAL 3.2.17 will not run with anything newer than Java 8. The solution if you're trying to run VASSAL 3.2.17 is to install Java 8.

VASSAL 3.3.0 and later, once release, will run with Java 9 or later.
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