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Starting up Vassal on Mac

Postby Brent Easton » March 4th, 2008, 10:41 am

I have an associate who has the following problem on a Mac:

However, I accidentally delete some files and now I can't run vassal anymore. :(

I have tried to d/l it again but for Java web start, it just stuck in the "waiting for data" screen (see attached). And when I try manual download (I use a Mac). The VASSAL.sh file opens as a text file (see 2nd photo attached).

Do you know how I can solve this problem? Thanks a lot.


VASSAL.sh appears to be opening as a textfile when he double clicks on it.

Thanks,
Brent.
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Starting up Vassal on Mac

Postby timpelican » March 4th, 2008, 12:58 pm

On Tue, March 4, 2008 10:41 am, Brent Easton wrote:

I have tried to d/l it again but for Java web start, it just stuck in
the "waiting for data" screen (see attached). And when I try manual
download (I use a Mac). The VASSAL.sh file opens as a text file (see
2nd photo attached).

Do you know how I can solve this problem? Thanks a lot.


VASSAL.sh appears to be opening as a textfile when he double clicks on
it.

Either:

- download my Mac .app bundle from http://software.pelican.org/vassal/
- Wait for 3.1 and Joel's auto-building Mac bundles
- Rename VASSAL.sh to VASSAL.command

OS X is slightly schizophrenic in this respect - while in the shell,
everything works like you'd expect UNIX to; while in the GUI, it neither
follows shebang covnentions in scripts, nor associates .sh files with
Terminal.

Cheers,
Tim,



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Postby rk » March 5th, 2008, 3:00 pm

> I have tried to d/l it again but for Java web start, it just stuck in the "waiting for data" screen (see attached).

Macs have a problem with the jar-updating part of Web Start. He can fix this by clearing the temporary files in the Web Start preferences.

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