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Password recovery?

PostPosted: January 24th, 2010, 12:18 am
by BrianWorkman
I just upgraded from Vassal 3.1.10 to 3.1.13. Then when I tried to open one of the games that I have going it would not allow me to select my side, only observer. I gather that this is because I entered a different password than the original. I have searched everywhere but it has been years since I started using Vassal and I can't find what that password was. Is there a way to recover this password?

Alternatively is there a way for my opponent to force my resignation so I can step in and "take over" my own place?

Help! I've got a lot of games going and this was a very stupid mistake on my part.

Thanks for help.

Password recovery?

PostPosted: January 25th, 2010, 7:53 pm
by uckelman
Thus spake "BrianWorkman":
I just upgraded from Vassal 3.1.10 to 3.1.13. Then when I tried to open one o
f the games that I have going it would not allow me to select my side, only o
bserver. I gather that this is because I entered a different password than th
e original. I have searched everywhere but it has been years since I started
using Vassal and I can't find what that password was. Is there a way to reco
ver this password?

Your own passwords are stored in VASSAL's Preferences file, in the ~/VASSAL
directory (where ~ stands for your home directory---under Windows, this
would be something like C:\Documents and Settings\username or
C:\Users\username, depending on the version you are using). The Preferences
file is a ZIP archive. If you unzip it, that will give you the files where
your module preferences are stored. Look in the one corresponding to your
module. You should find (not necessarily consecutive) lines which look like
this:

RealName=username
SecretName=password

These are the username and password that the module expects. Try those.

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J.

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Re: Password recovery?

PostPosted: December 14th, 2011, 8:39 pm
by Beorne
I have tried this but the module files are empty ... why?

Re: Password recovery?

PostPosted: February 26th, 2012, 3:51 pm
by acherubini
am having same problem. suddenly i cannot enter in a match i could up to half an hour ago.
this is what i see insinde preferences/VASSAL file:

#Sun Feb 26 16:45:53 CET 2012
moduleManagerDividerLocation=0
mainWindowHeight=876
RecentModules=C\:\\Users\\Alberto\\Documents\\wargames\\AxisEmpires_7_13.vmod,C\:\\Users\\Alberto\\Downloads\\FtP2011_v1-2.vmod,C\:\\Users\\Alberto\\Downloads\\NoRetreat.1.3.vmod,C\:\\Users\\Alberto\\Documents\\wargames\\TotalerKrieg_v2_23.vmod
modulesDir=C\:\\Users\\Alberto\\Downloads
nextVersionCheck=1440515489060

nothing about username or password

Password recovery?

PostPosted: March 1st, 2012, 2:18 am
by uckelman
Thus spake acherubini:
> am having same problem. suddenly i cannot enter in a match i could up to
> half an hour ago.
> this is what i see insinde preferences/VASSAL file:

You need to look in the file for the particular module you're using.
The username is stored as RealName and the password as SecretName.

--
J.