Sharing counter toolbar configuration

Discussion in 'VASL' started by dur, Nov 14, 2017 at 10:21 PM.

  1. dur

    dur Member

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    Sep 1, 2016
    Ohio
    I've changed the counter toolbar to a much more sensible configuration and would like to share this with my opponent. Is there a file I can send to him which will let him import this configuration? I've peeked into the VASL module but couldn't find anything immediately obvious. Can I just send him the entire vmod?

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  2. zgrose

    zgrose Active Member

    Jun 13, 2004
    Pinole, CA
    Search hidden files and folders for a folder called qcconfigs. You should see one or more XML files in there that you should be able to pass around.
     
  3. dur

    dur Member

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    Sep 1, 2016
    Ohio
    Thanks, zgrose. Found it. For future reference of others, the file you're looking for is located at (OS Drive)\Users\(username)\AppData\Roaming\VASSAL\qcconfigs
     
  4. Will Fleming

    Will Fleming Active Member

    Apr 22, 2003
    Singapore
    Might be helpful for others if people can share theirs or maybe the developers could incorporate some of the better ones into the plugin directly.
     
  5. Spencer Armstrong

    Spencer Armstrong Canard de Guerre

    Mar 7, 2009
    Gainesville, FL
    How did you change it in the first place, BTW?
     
  6. Will Fleming

    Will Fleming Active Member

    Apr 22, 2003
    Singapore
    That will cost you years of Googling unless you have some friend here--that or your immortal soul. Fortunately for the residents of Hades, I will spare them the indignity of your visit.

    Basically, click on the potato-masher guy and copy your current config. After that, I think the 'modify' settings becomes available and using that, you can kind of drop and drag around until you get what you want.

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  7. Will Fleming

    Will Fleming Active Member

    Apr 22, 2003
    Singapore
    I make no claim about being able to organize stuff, but this works for me. Please improve upon this as you see fit, perhaps some of the *most* common items not going into a drop down list or other things you creative types can come up with. Again, I would like to see others config files if possible.

    Note: I can't upload xml files, so I put it into a .zip file.
     

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  8. von Marwitz

    von Marwitz Well-Known Member

    Nov 25, 2010
    Kraut Corner
    Mine looks like this (though of course it does not show the dropdowns):

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    I guess, though, that it requires a rather individual approach for everyone. It is not only the preference of icons that one might want in the bar but also the limitations of screen size, window-use (seperate or combined), space-saving considerations, etc.

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  9. dur

    dur Member

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    Sep 1, 2016
    Ohio
    My config has the phase specific counters organized by the phase in which they are removed. For instance, Shock and UK are in the dropdown under DM, and Infantry Smoke has a subsection under the resid in the MPh dropdown. After that we have infantry status, prisoners, acquisition, ammo markers, malf markers, ordnance smoke, vehicle status markers (includes motion, VBM, hull down, immob, etc) and some final miscellaneous categories. There's no DTO or PTO specific stuff since I play mostly ETO. I've uploaded my config and attached it to this post.

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  10. Will Fleming

    Will Fleming Active Member

    Apr 22, 2003
    Singapore
    Thanks much and the explanation helps quite a bit! Looking forward to seeing more.

    Pretty sure this will help other enjoy VASL more. :)
     
  11. dur

    dur Member

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    Sep 1, 2016
    Ohio
    I find it's incredibly convenient to have the ammo depletion counters close at hand since my smoke attempts always seem to roll high!
     
  12. von Marwitz

    von Marwitz Well-Known Member

    Nov 25, 2010
    Kraut Corner
    In that case, you need "still have special ammo" counters...:D

    von Marwitz
     
  13. zgrose

    zgrose Active Member

    Jun 13, 2004
    Pinole, CA
    YMMV but special ammo depletion is better done with the Label instead of a counter obscuring things.
     
  14. von Marwitz

    von Marwitz Well-Known Member

    Nov 25, 2010
    Kraut Corner
    Of course you are correct. I was only teasing dur about his bad luck when trying for Special Ammo. ;)

    von Marwitz
     
  15. Michael R

    Michael R Active Member Silver Supporting Member

    Feb 4, 2003
    Montreal, Canada
    Is that file hierarchy for a Windows environment or a Mac environment? I have a Mac and I have not yet been able to find it.
     
  16. zgrose

    zgrose Active Member

    Jun 13, 2004
    Pinole, CA
    ~/Library/Application Support/VASSAL/qcconfigs

    Shift-Command-G and put that path in.
     
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  17. Michael R

    Michael R Active Member Silver Supporting Member

    Feb 4, 2003
    Montreal, Canada
    Yes! I was able to copy my config file from the desktop computer to the laptop.
     
  18. dur

    dur Member

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    Sep 1, 2016
    Ohio
    Correct, and situationally I absolutely do this. However I usually use labels for keeping easy track of acquisition chits.
     

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