[messages] [Technical Support & Bugs] Bug when mixing 3.2.0-svn8213, 3.1.19 (obs)

bdgza bdegroot at gmail.com
Thu Jul 5 03:35:40 MST 2012

My opponent and I started playing a PBEM game of Memoir '44 (10.7
module) in VASSAL 3.1.19. Making one of the turn logs I switched to the
new 3.2.0-svn8213. After using 3.2 my opponents lost control of all his
cards (Mask trait). He had drawn them from the stack and kept them in
his hand masked. When I opened the next log in 3.1.19 again the same
happened to me. All my masked cards were no longer mine (could not

I would think this might be a problem.

Looking at the log files, my guess is this has something to do with the
fact that with 3.1.19 the obs trait has only the owner string for its
state, while with 3.2.0 it has the owner string + ;false|0. Another
guess is that 3.1.19 simply checks the entire state string against the
owner string, instead of splitting at the ;, and finds it to be unequal
and thus disowns these objects from their rightful owner.

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