[messages] [Technical Support & Bugs] Vassal not launching

Joel Uckelman uckelman at nomic.net
Sun Jan 29 18:40:55 MST 2012

Thus spake ronljacobsen:
> My problem is that Vassal does not launch.  I usually get the animation
> indicating that the computer is working for about a second, and then
> nothing more.  I have seen various posts about problems similar to this
> one, but no advice that worked.  I have reinstalled Vassal, reinstalled
> JAVA and rebooted my computer in every possible combination with no
> effect.  I can affirm that VASSAL did work this same computer about a
> year ago and then stopped.  I have seen some advice that Vassal will
> work with older versions of JAVA, and when I try to launch VASSAL
> without JAVA installed, it asks for JAVA 1.5.  Therefore, I attempted to
> download a version of JAVA that old, but it would not install on my
> operating system.  (Too old.)  
> I would greatly appreciate any new advice on how to fix this, other than
> the usual of reinstalling and rebooting everything.  Thanks in advance. 
> Here are my system specs.
> - Model: Dell Latitude E5500 laptop
> - OS Windows 7 Home Premium
> - Intel Core2 Duo CPU  P8700 @ 2.53GHz 
> - Memory 3.00 GB
> - Windows 7 Professional
> - 32-bit Operating System
> - VASSAL-3.1.17-windows
> - Java version 1.6.0_29 

Are you still having this problem with VASSAL 3.1.18?


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