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03 Feb 2009 09:21 - 03 Feb 2009 09:21 #19607 by Notahandle
Replied by Notahandle on topic Re:OGRE PBEM
Count Orlok wrote:
"I might have to try and scrounge up the guys rules some day. It was an awesome multi-player free-for-all that just oozed AMERITRASH."
Might?!! Don't be such a tease - pull your finger out and find them!!! I wanna play!!!
Last edit: 03 Feb 2009 09:21 by Notahandle. Reason: "He Fucking Dick then Bullshit"

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03 Feb 2009 09:30 - 03 Feb 2009 12:04 #19609 by Notahandle
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Dogmatix wrote:
"Ok, vassal engine is here:
www.vassalengine.org/community/index.php
Go to the downloads and pull the appropriate Mac installer. It runs smoother if you install rather than web-launch the java app."
Thanks. It seems to be an all-in-one for all systems (from the 'manual installer' link contained in "Or download the manual installer, (Windows, Mac or Linux)."). First hurdle: it asks me to allocate some memory for the program. How the fuck am I supposed to know what it needs? Great start, very unMaclike. Their Getting Started > Installation wiki makes no mention of this. It also describes the file as a zip, whereas the download is a jar. I'll try the 'download' link from "Or download the manual installer, (Windows, Mac or Linux)." next.

EDIT- That is a zip, waiting for it to arrive...
Last edit: 03 Feb 2009 12:04 by Notahandle. Reason: "VASSAL Fucking Dick then Bullshit"

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03 Feb 2009 09:48 - 03 Feb 2009 12:06 #19614 by Notahandle
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... Which unzips to reveal two files and a folder containing five jar files. Of the two files VASSAL.bat isn't for the Mac and the VASSAL.sh opens in TextEdit and says "Execute this file to launch VASSAL on MacOS or Linux". Be nice if the dicks actually told you how to execute it. Looks like I'll have to piss around wasting my time trying to search their forums...
Last edit: 03 Feb 2009 12:06 by Notahandle. Reason: "VASSAL Fucking Dick then Bullshit"

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03 Feb 2009 10:04 #19621 by Dr. Mabuse
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Notahandle wrote:

... Which unzips to reveal two files and a folder containing five jar files. Of the two files VASSAL.bat isn't for the Mac and the VASSEL.sh opens in TextEdit and says "Execute this file to launch VASSAL on MacOS or Linux". Be nice if the dicks actually told you how to execute it. Looks like I'll have to piss around wasting my time trying to search their forums...


Let us know what you find, I'm a Mac user as well.

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03 Feb 2009 11:10 #19629 by Notahandle
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Sure. But so far, all I'm finding is that I'm getting peeved at the unnecessary hassle.

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03 Feb 2009 11:17 #19632 by Michael Barnes
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You shouldn't be having so much trouble...Vassal is just a Java thing.

Try the Cyberboard Gamebox if you can't get it going...not sure if it's Mac compatible at all, though.

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03 Feb 2009 11:28 #19636 by JoelCFC25
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Personally, I would not recommend downloading VASSAL from the Download link on their main page--it only sends you to outdated ways of installing outdated software.

For some reason they can't be bothered to shepherd people to the latest beta (which you really want to be using instead of the old 3.0.x releases). They'll announce a new beta on the home page, but not with a hyperlink. Annoying.

www.vassalengine.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=1599

That'll give you a link to the 3.1 beta 8 (last beta release before 3.2) disk image.

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03 Feb 2009 12:04 #19647 by timeLESS
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So, uhmm Id love to get to know OGRE up close and personal, if you know what i mean...

anyway i could be hooked up ?

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03 Feb 2009 12:10 - 03 Feb 2009 12:11 #19648 by Notahandle
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JoelCFC25 wrote:
" www.vassalengine.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=1599 "
MUCH better - thanks!
Now to find that Ogre module . . . uh oh RoboRally . . . Monsterpocalyse . . . hmm getting distracted here.
If they have The Creature That Ate Sheboygan, Awful Green Things, and Fortress America then I'll be really happy.
Last edit: 03 Feb 2009 12:11 by Notahandle. Reason: "He Fucking Dick then Bullshit"

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03 Feb 2009 12:12 #19649 by Dr. Mabuse
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Michael Barnes wrote:

Try the Cyberboard Gamebox if you can't get it going...not sure if it's Mac compatible at all, though.


That's definitely NOT Mac friendly.

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03 Feb 2009 12:20 #19651 by timeLESS
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OMFG! Ogrethulhu ! if only that were true!!!

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03 Feb 2009 12:39 - 03 Feb 2009 12:40 #19656 by Notahandle
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I'm currently dragging links for various modules to my desktop.
It would help if they didn't name EVERY . SINGLE . ONE as "VASSAL Engine Web Site.webloc".
Last edit: 03 Feb 2009 12:40 by Notahandle. Reason: "VASSAL Fucking Dick then Bullshit"

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03 Feb 2009 13:05 #19665 by timeLESS
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So uhmm, are you going to the VASSAL website then --> Modules (pick your faves) --> Files --> right click --> save as ... ???

Im not quite sure if thats helping you any at all...but one can try

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03 Feb 2009 13:06 #19666 by Notahandle
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Okay, fifty-one links later. Some of the ones that caught my eye are: All Things Zombie, Attack Vector: Tactical, Buck Rogers- Battle for the 25th Century, Circus Maximus (TAHGC), Cry Havoc, Dreamblade, Ghost Stories (yay!), Gladiator, GMT's War Galley 2.2, Gunslinger (still trying to get a decant copy at a decent price), Kriegbot, Manoeuvre, Napoleon's Triumph, Okko - Era of the Asagiri, Starmada, The Fantasy Trip- Melee/Wizard, and Virtual Navia Dratp. There's quite a selection!

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03 Feb 2009 13:08 #19668 by Notahandle
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timeLESS wrote:
"So uhmm, are you going to the VASSAL website then --> Modules (pick your faves) --> Files --> right click --> save as ... ???"
Nope, just sticking the page links into a folder. Then I'll work my way through them one by one, reading the info, downloading the files, etc. Might take a while...

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