Preferences

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Setting your Preferences

Go up to FILE > Edit Preferences to bring up the preferences for this module.

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Most are obvious, but the preferences that we'll concentrate on are under the GENERAL tab:

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-Auto Report moves will send to the chat window a notice when pieces are moved (module dependant):

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-Center on Opponent's moves will center the focus on the map to where the piece is that your opponent is moving. This one you'll want to check.

-Use combined application window is up to your preference. I have a dual monitor set up, so I like to seperate my windows by placing the map on one screen (optimized) and having the controls on the other. Thus you see my preference that would recombine my windows.

-Smooth image scaling, no idea to be honest, but sounds like something that I'd want. Perhaps uses more memory for the application though.

-Use arrow keys to scroll, this is obvious and up to you.

-Use CTRL-space to view stack details, is again up to you. This will turn on/off the mouse over stack viewer:

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This could also be used as a FOW enhancement, preventing you from accidently viewing the contents of your opponents stack. Note though that some modules have "hidden stacks" and other FOW enhancements added.

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Conclusion

I hope that this helps get you started using VASSAL, a wonderful program created by Rodney Kinney. If you have additional questions, or wish to contribute by creating your own modules, I would invite you to join us on the Forums!

Version 1.0 "Getting Started" by Gary Krockover


Table of contents
Installation
Taking the Tour
Connecting to the server
Adding new modules
Loading a module/basic controls
Pbem - making a LOG file
Setting your preferences