[messages] [Technical Support & Bugs] Re: Vassal doesn't open =[

bdgza bdegroot at gmail.com
Thu Mar 10 01:49:16 MST 2011


It works fine on my Windows 7, it is a problem particular to your
installation.

I have found an idea that you could try, it wouldn't fix your computer
(which sounds to me like there is something seriously wrong with), but
might fix VASSAL opening. At your own risk (you might want to make a
restore point/backup):

In start menu search for "notepad", right-click notepad, open as
Administrator. Confirm the choice if dialog pops up.

File > Open. Go to: C:\windows\System32\Drivers\etc
Open file "hosts" (no extension)

The file should look like this:

Code:
# Copyright (c) 1993-2009 Microsoft Corp.
#
# This is a sample HOSTS file used by Microsoft TCP/IP for Windows.
#
# This file contains the mappings of IP addresses to host names. Each
# entry should be kept on an individual line. The IP address should
# be placed in the first column followed by the corresponding host name.
# The IP address and the host name should be separated by at least one
# space.
#
# Additionally, comments (such as these) may be inserted on individual
# lines or following the machine name denoted by a '#' symbol.
#
# For example:
#
#      102.54.94.97     rhino.acme.com          # source server
#       38.25.63.10     x.acme.com              # x client host

# localhost name resolution is handled within DNS itself.
#	127.0.0.1       localhost
#	::1             localhost



The line with "#	127.0.0.1       localhost", remove the leading "#   "
part, so it looks like this:

Code:
# Copyright (c) 1993-2009 Microsoft Corp.
#
# This is a sample HOSTS file used by Microsoft TCP/IP for Windows.
#
# This file contains the mappings of IP addresses to host names. Each
# entry should be kept on an individual line. The IP address should
# be placed in the first column followed by the corresponding host name.
# The IP address and the host name should be separated by at least one
# space.
#
# Additionally, comments (such as these) may be inserted on individual
# lines or following the machine name denoted by a '#' symbol.
#
# For example:
#
#      102.54.94.97     rhino.acme.com          # source server
#       38.25.63.10     x.acme.com              # x client host

# localhost name resolution is handled within DNS itself.
127.0.0.1       localhost
#	::1             localhost



Restart the computer. If it still starts up, VASSAL might work now.

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