[messages] [Technical Support & Bugs] Socket Error

Joel Uckelman uckelman at nomic.net
Tue Jun 28 20:47:22 CEST 2016

Thus spake dereck13 via messages:
> I've installed vassal and attempted to open several mods and always end
> up with a Socket Error - The socket over which the Module Manager
> communicates has had a fault. Please restart VASSAL. 
> I've searched for this error and saw that several people have had it,
> but never found a solution.  Any suggestions?
> Acer Aspire laptop
> Intel i3 - 2.53Ghz
> 4gb RAM
> Windows 10 Pro
> Vassal 3.2.16
> Java 8.91
> Module: Burgle Bros
> (http://www.vassalengine.org/wiki/Module:Burgle_Bros[1].)
> I have disabled Windows Firewall.  I am running Avast Free.  I really
> don't know much about ports, etc, but I assume that must be the problem.
>  Is there a port that I need to give exception to in Avast?  Thanks!
> Here is the error log that pops up:
> java.util.concurrent.ExecutionException: java.io.IOException: Unable to
> create directory
> C:\Users\Sherrer\AppData\Roaming\VASSAL\tiles\29bdb9fc304c2147f44c04c1cf0e610ab071fbf9\a\aa

You need to solve this problem first. It looks like you have the
permissions wrong for something in your user directory.


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