Model: Asus Notebook U52F Series
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64 bit
CPU: Intel Core i5 2.53 GHz
Video: Intel HD Graphics
Java: JRE 8.31 64 bit/JRE 8.31 32 bit
There are no older version of Java on my machine.
Steps to reproduce: try to run vassal. Really - double click the desktop shortcut or vassal.exe directly, and the Windows 7 circular “hour glass” appears, spins a bit, then disappears. Then why I try to start task manager to see if anything happened, exporer.exe freezes and I’m force to hard reboot by holding in the power button for 10 seconds. Open the start menu, run anything else, right click on the task bar? Nope, hard reboot. Ctrl-alt-delete is useless, unresponsive. This happens for both the listed versions of java (the first I install realizing I have a 64 bit OS, the second because it is Java’s “recommended” version for my machine). Yes, I uninstall one before installing the other. Sometimes for giggles I run as administrator, same results.
If I open taskmanager before trying to run vassal, I see javaw.exe appear when I start vassal.exe, then virtual memory stops growing at some arbitrary point (usually ~41MB), then just stops. If I don’t fiddle with it too much I can do other things on my machine that were already open - browse the web, run other apps - even visual studio! Try to open vassal again, another javaw.exe shows up, stop growing at another arbitrary memory point, then does nothing.
Here’s why I suspect it’s a Vassal issue and not a Java issue: Minecraft runs fine. javaw.exe starts up, Minecraft starts up. Minecraft shuts down, javaw.exe shuts down.
Thanks in advance!