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Sending a .vsav file from a PC to a MAC arrives as a .zip

PostPosted: July 15th, 2012, 12:06 am
by fangotango
A friend and I are starting a game of Rise and Decline of the Third Reich using Vassal for a pbem game. He uses a MAC, I am a PC user.

When he sends me a .vsav file, I can open it just fine on my PC. When I send him a .vsav file, it arrives as a .zip file, and we cannot figure out how to open it using Vassal.

Any suggestions? What are we doing wrong?

Thanks

Re: Sending a .vsav file from a PC to a MAC arrives as a .zi

PostPosted: July 15th, 2012, 10:47 am
by uckelman
Thus spake fangotango:
> A friend and I are starting a game of Rise and Decline of the Third
> Reich using Vassal for a pbem game. He uses a MAC, I am a PC user.
>
> When he sends me a .vsav file, I can open it just fine on my PC. When I
> send him a .vsav file, it arrives as a .zip file, and we cannot figure
> out how to open it using Vassal.

What exactly do you mean by "it arrives as a .zip file"? Has the
filename changed? the file contents? something else?

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J.

Re: Sending a .vsav file from a PC to a MAC arrives as a .zi

PostPosted: July 15th, 2012, 1:01 pm
by fangotango
The file name when I save it on my PC ends in .vsav, but when I email it to my friend with his MAC, the file name now ends in .zip.

When we double-click the .zip file on the MAC, it creates a folder with three files - I can't remember the names, but two of them are only 4 bytes in size, and the third is much larger. We cannot get any of them to open in Vassal. We also cannot open the original .zip file with Vassal.

When he saves a log file on his MAC, the name ends in .vlog, and when sent to me on my PC, the name is unchanged. The same fro .vsav files.

Re: Sending a .vsav file from a PC to a MAC arrives as a .zi

PostPosted: July 15th, 2012, 1:12 pm
by uckelman
Thus spake fangotango:
> The file name when I save it on my PC ends in .vsav, but when I email it
> to my friend with his MAC, the file name now ends in .zip.

Have you tried renaming the .zip file to .vsav?

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J.

Re: Sending a .vsav file from a PC to a MAC arrives as a .zi

PostPosted: July 15th, 2012, 3:15 pm
by fangotango
uckelman wrote:
Have you tried renaming the .zip file to .vsav?

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J.


Nope. I'll tell him try that. Thanks.