New program to help set up VASL scenarios

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Does this new version solve the issue with your opponent not having VASL templates error bugs?
No sync possible.

We tried everything, then I deleted all the templates and he synced just fine.

Is the link to the updated file here ? or ?
 

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Does this new version solve the issue with your opponent not having VASL templates error bugs?
No sync possible.
I'm not sure what you're referring to, but I suspect you've created the snippets with vasl-templates configured to get images "from this program" instead of "from the internet". You can check this by opening the scenario in VASSAL, looking at some of the labels and checking the <img> tags. If they're referencing localhost:5010, images will be coming from "this program", if they're referencing github.com and/or vasl-templates.org, they're coming from the internet. To fix this, configure vasl-templates to get images "from the internet", then update the VASL scenario (from the menu).

Even if images are coming from "this program", when your opponent tries to open the scenario, he will get a blank VASSAL window, but it will eventually come back (just with broken images).

Is the link to the updated file here ? or ?
It's in the release announcement.
 

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The next beta of vasl-templates is now available. Please PM me if you'd like to take it for a spin.

The main new features are:
  • Added support for VASSAL 3.4.2 and .6 and VASL 6.6.0 and .1
  • Added support for Fight For Seoul.
  • Added a report to the log file analyzer that shows the number of 2's and 12's rolled, and Sniper Activations.
15600

IMPORTANT: Older versions of VASSAL and VASL are no longer supported. I tried, but it just got too messy :( You will also need to configure a new version of Java (the one that comes installed with VASSAL is fine).

I also finally managed to get VASSAL running inside a Docker container, which means that the full functionality of the program is now available if you run the program this way. PM me if you want to give it a go - the image is up on Docker Hub, but you will need a new run-container.sh script to launch it. The image is large, but damn, it's cool... :)

Other minor features and bug fixes:
  • Improved how the latest scenarios are downloaded from ROAR and the ASL Scenario Archive.
  • Added icons to the File menu.
  • The "CBI" theater (from the ASL Scenario Archive) is now imported as "PTO".
  • Allow the web server to be automatically initialized after it has started up (instead of waiting for the first request).
  • Added a dialog to show the program configuration (only available from a browser).
  • Tightened up how volumes are mounted into the container.
  • Fixed a possible timing problem at startup that could cause a new scenario to be flagged as changed.
  • Fixed a problem that could cause the "Get images from" droplist in the User Settings dialog to be loaded incorrectly.
  • Fixed a timezone problem when checking the date for OBA in the ASL Scenario Archive scenario cards.
  • Fixed a problem that was preventing a ZIP file to be used as the default template pack.
  • A player's description is now cleared when their nationality is changed.
  • Changed how the scenario date is unloaded from the UI.
  • Changed how we control VASSAL to save scenarios.
  • Re-architected the test suite.
  • Minor UI changes.
 
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