[messages] [Technical Support & Bugs] Internal error every time I turn Vassal on

Joel Uckelman uckelman at nomic.net
Thu Jan 24 01:36:50 MST 2013


Thus spake antoniossa:
> Hello,
> 
> I am new to vassal. Even though it works perfectly on a mac, the case is
> not the same on my pc. As soon as it starts an 'uncaught exception' new
> window opens with an internal error message every single time, not
> allowing me to proceed any further. My specs are the following: 
> 
> - Model HPE-030be
> - Operating System WIndows 7 Home Premium
> - CPU Intel (R) Core i7 CPU 860 at 2.80GHz 2.80GHz
> - Memory 8,00 GB
> - Video Card Nvidia GeForce GTX260
> - Vassal version. 3.2.2 windows version
> - Java version. 1.7.0_11
> - Exactly what steps are required to reproduce your problem: simply
> turning vassal on. I never had it installed on this pc nor used it in
> the past. It simply crashes immediately, giving the error message I just
> mentioned in another window entitled 'uncaught exception'. 
> 
> Following the advice on this thread viewtopic.php?f=3&t=5880[1] I
> deleted the previous versions of Java on my pc. It now only has the one
> stated above. Still, the problem remains unresolved.
> 
> The log of the window is as follows: 
> 
> 2013-01-24 00:50:21,095 [0-main] INFO  VASSAL.launch.StartUp - Starting
> 2013-01-24 00:50:21,098 [0-main] INFO  VASSAL.launch.StartUp - OS
> Windows 7
> 2013-01-24 00:50:21,098 [0-main] INFO  VASSAL.launch.StartUp - Java
> version 1.7.0_11
> 2013-01-24 00:50:21,098 [0-main] INFO  VASSAL.launch.StartUp - VASSAL
> version 3.2.2
> 2013-01-24 00:50:21,164 [0-AWT-EventQueue-0] INFO 
> VASSAL.launch.ModuleManager - Manager
> 2013-01-24 00:50:21,329 [0-main] ERROR VASSAL.tools.ErrorDialog - 
> java.lang.InternalError: Could not bind shell folder to interface
> 	at sun.awt.shell.Win32ShellFolder2.initSpecial(Native Method)
> ~[na:1.7.0_11]

What you're seeing is Bug 2381:

  http://www.vassalengine.org/tracker/show_bug.cgi?id=2381

This is a bug in Java, not in VASSAL. We don't know why this problem
occurs on some Windows machines but not others. Would you like to help
us find a workaround? If so, then I'll see about looking at the JRE
code around where the exception is being thrown.


 
-- 
J.


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