Installation of VASSAL
All modules have been successfully
installed, but it still doesn't work.
Is Java 1.4 installed on your PC? If not, you can
download it here.
The Table button is not displayed.
Tables are an extension to download and install first.
They must be extracted and installed in the "CryHavoc_ext"
folder automatically generated when installing the Cry Havoc
All extensions have been unzipped in
the correct directory, but I still can't see them?
Extensions are zipped in a directory that must be deleted
to operate properly in the Cryhavoc_ext directory. You
should have the following paths for your extensions (xxx.mdx
I can't update a module ro an
extension by double-clicking on the ".jar"
If you have set your WinZip (Winrar, or whatever you use
to unzip files) preferences to extract .jar files, it will
grab the update.jar when doubleclicked and open it rather
than letting java do this and thus update the
module/extension. Change your Winzip etc. settings so that
it does not automatically open/extract .jar files and all
should be ok.
Is broadband connection mandatory to
Absolutely not! You can play via a simple modem with no
performance issue. The only problem could be your phone bill
if you are charged on usage. On the other hand, broadband is
highly recommended if you want to use voice (over IP)
instead of typing your text in the chat window.
What hardware is needed to talk while
A simple microphone and a broadband connection will do
the job. For a greater experience, you can buy an
Internet headset. An excellent (free) software is
Skype that really works.
Where can I find other players for
You can post a message on the Vassal server, or register
Players Database on the Yahoo! Forum.
I'm no longer a teenager and my time
available for gaming is very short. Is Vassal really
designed for me?
We all share the same concern! Vassal enables a very
fluent gameplay (especially with a headset) and playing time
is similar to a tabletop game. Games can be saved to be
resumed later on (with no need to reinstall everything). You
just need to decide when to play and for how long with your
The Game Interface
The game map is not displayed on the
The map is actually loaded but hidden under the chat
window. Switch to full screen mode and move the horizontal
pane under the text entry box up. The map should appear
after the greyed area designed for off-map counter
Non English type letters are not
displayed correctly in the chat window.
VASSAL has been developed in the US. Local letters are
not managed by the server. I recommend using only Caps to
get rid of the problem.
I can move my counter much beyond its
movement point allowance.
VASSAL is not a video game, but an on-line boardgame!
VASSAL does not manage movement or combat. It is up to the
gamer to count the number of hexes for a movement, like on
an actual table. Consider VASSAL as a digital hand instead.
What is the maximum number of arrows
that can be managed by VASSAL into a quiver?
34 arrows is the maximum that can be displayed in the "Arrows"
I moved a marker up a stack, but my
opponent cannot see the change in position.
For various reasons, the Stack feature of VASSAL has not
been implemented into the Cry Havoc module. You should then
tell your opponent about any relative change within a stack
for him to perform the same task manually.