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1914: The Incredible Disappearing Game Map

Postby Aurelian » September 22nd, 2012, 1:54 pm

I've just begun trying to learn VASSAL, and the first game I'm undertaking is "1914." I've successfully (I think) downloaded the module and gotten the starting set-up in place, but when I was finishing up the initial set-up last night, the map disappeared and was replaced with a sea of white, with only the counters remaining visible. I saved it anyway, hoping it would be better when I came back this morning, but it's still the same -- only the counters are there against a totally white background. The scroll bars also work painfully slowly. Any ideas, solutions, or fixes would be greatly appreciated.
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Re: 1914: The Incredible Disappearing Game Map

Postby uckelman » September 22nd, 2012, 2:09 pm

Thus spake Aurelian:
> I've just begun trying to learn VASSAL, and the first game I'm
> undertaking is "1914." I've successfully (I think) downloaded the
> module and gotten the starting set-up in place, but when I was finishing
> up the initial set-up last night, the map disappeared and was replaced
> with a sea of white, with only the counters remaining visible. I saved
> it anyway, hoping it would be better when I came back this morning, but
> it's still the same -- only the counters are there against a totally
> white background. The scroll bars also work painfully slowly. Any
> ideas, solutions, or fixes would be greatly appreciated.

Your max heap is probably too low. Increase it in the module
Preferences, and reload the module.

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Re: 1914: The Incredible Disappearing Game Map

Postby Aurelian » September 23rd, 2012, 4:08 am

uckelman wrote:Thus spake Aurelian:
> I've just begun trying to learn VASSAL, and the first game I'm
> undertaking is "1914." I've successfully (I think) downloaded the
> module and gotten the starting set-up in place, but when I was finishing
> up the initial set-up last night, the map disappeared and was replaced
> with a sea of white, with only the counters remaining visible. I saved
> it anyway, hoping it would be better when I came back this morning, but
> it's still the same -- only the counters are there against a totally
> white background. The scroll bars also work painfully slowly. Any
> ideas, solutions, or fixes would be greatly appreciated.

Your max heap is probably too low. Increase it in the module
Preferences, and reload the module.

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Thanks for the quick response! But -- what is the "max heap," where do I find it in the module preferences, and is there a number you might suggest I increase it to?
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Re: 1914: The Incredible Disappearing Game Map

Postby Aurelian » September 23rd, 2012, 4:26 am

OK, I found it in the module preferences, changed it from 256/512 to 350/700, saved it, closed it out, and then reloaded it, but the background is still white.
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Re: 1914: The Incredible Disappearing Game Map

Postby uckelman » September 23rd, 2012, 8:59 am

Thus spake Aurelian:
>
> > Your max heap is probably too low. Increase it in the module
> > Preferences, and reload the module.
> >
> > --
> > J.
>
>
> Thanks for the quick response! But -- what is the "max heap," where do
> I find it in the module preferences, and is there a number you might
> suggest I increase it to?

It's in the General tab of Preferences, labeled "JVM maximum heap". To
what do you have it set now? How much RAM do you have?

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Re: 1914: The Incredible Disappearing Game Map

Postby uckelman » September 23rd, 2012, 9:00 am

Thus spake Aurelian:
> OK, I found it in the module preferences, changed it from 256/512 to
> 350/700, saved it, closed it out, and then reloaded it, but the
> background is still white.
>

700 is probably stll too little, then.

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