[messages] [Technical Support & Bugs] SVG map import fails - What am I doing wrong?

Joel Uckelman uckelman at nomic.net
Fri Oct 4 01:54:50 MST 2013

Thus spake blackice:
> Hello!
> Having spent days re-creating a map by hand as .svg in Inkscape, I
> wanted to import it into my module tonight. However, on attempting to
> load it I get the "Unable to Read File - VASSAL was unable to read the
> file '[file name]'" error message.
> I have tried simpler versions of the same map, e.g. by collapsing
> everything onto one layer and removing the only .svg component that I
> had not created myself. The only time I managed an import was when I
> stripped out everything except for the most basic shapes.
> Here are the basic stats for what I am trying to import
>   * Mostly hand drawn .svg file created in Inkscape
>   * 10.6 MB file size
>   * 4,000 x 4,400 pixel nominal size
>   * About 5,000 total shapes
>   * Tried loading with original eight layers as well as collapsed to
> single layer
>   * No embedded bitmaps or code
>   * Running VASSAL 3.2.8 on Mac OS X 10.7.5 with Java 1.6.0_51 from
> Apple
> It seemed like this should be straightforward, but it is not (for me). I
> have considered breaking the map into smaller chunks, but this would be
> quite tedious in the .svg format.
> Please help me figure out how to make this work – and what additional
> information you need to be able to help.
> It would be such a shame to export the map to PNG first. Thanks a bunch
> for an assistance in advance!

Where can we get the SVG so we can try it ourselves? 


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