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Java Download Failed:/TIMEOUT 30000

Postby fatgreta » October 6th, 2019, 10:54 pm

Trying to install Vassal after a new hard drive installation, I got this message. It came after a notification that I needed a JRE and the installer would find one. Any idea what the problem is or how I can solve it? Manual search for a JRE perhaps?

Thanks,

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Re: Java Download Failed:/TIMEOUT 30000

Postby JoelCFC25 » October 7th, 2019, 1:29 pm

The "automatically retrieve Java" portion of the installer has not worked for several years, and even when it did it could not reliably fetch the correct version for one's system architecture (i.e., 32-bit Java vs 64-bit Java).

The foolproof method is to retrieve Java on your own first, install it, and then install VASSAL.

Note that at the present time, there is no fully-released VASSAL version that will run in anything newer than Java 8. Once the test builds seem like they're panning out that will probably change, but I would strongly recommend using Java 8 for the time being.
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Re: Java Download Failed:/TIMEOUT 30000

Postby fatgreta » October 7th, 2019, 2:54 pm

Thanks Joel. SHould I choose Windows 86 or 64? Does it matter?
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Re: Java Download Failed:/TIMEOUT 30000

Postby JoelCFC25 » October 7th, 2019, 4:36 pm

Yes, it matters.

Windows x86 = for 32-bit Windows
Windows x64 = for 64-bit Windows

The place where you determine this varies depending on which version of Windows you have. For example, in Windows 10 you go to Settings -> System -> About. If you have a version of Windows that is less than a handful of years old it's highly likely that you have a 64-bit system. Still, you should verify.
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Re: Java Download Failed:/TIMEOUT 30000

Postby uckelman » October 13th, 2019, 4:47 pm

Thus spake JoelCFC25 via messages:
> The "automatically retrieve Java" portion of the installer has not
> worked for several years, and even when it did it could not reliably
> fetch the correct version for one's system architecture (i.e., 32-bit
> Java vs 64-bit Java).

I'm in the process of removing the Java downloader from the Windows
installer right now, as it appears that java.com doesn't have any
downloads for anything after Java 8.

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