ATS VIRTUAL

I AM FOLLOWED ALL INSTRUCTION FOR DOWLOAD, INSTALLING AND RENAME MAPBOARD FILE BUT vassl CONTINUE TO NOT RECOGNIZE VATS MODULE.

WHERE IS THE PROBLEM? I’M USING VISTA

THANK FOR HELP

Hi Sasha,

I don’t know the module, but I perhaps can step you through the triage
phase. Can you provide some specifics about the steps you have followed, and
the precise symptoms in terms of error messages, etc.? Also, what is the
exact name of the module, as I don’t recognize the acronym.

Pieter Geerkens

P.S. It is more pleasant to read mixed case emails, rather than ALL IN UPPER
CASE, which comes across to the reader as YELLING.

-----Original Message-----
From: messages-bounces@vassalengine.org
[mailto:messages-bounces@vassalengine.org] On Behalf Of SASHA1956
Sent: Sunday, January 09, 2011 6:31 AM
To: messages@vassalengine.org
Subject: [messages] [Technical Support & Bugs] ATS VIRTUAL

I AM FOLLOWED ALL INSTRUCTION FOR DOWLOAD, INSTALLING AND RENAME
MAPBOARD FILE BUT vassl CONTINUE TO NOT RECOGNIZE VATS MODULE.

WHERE IS THE PROBLEM? I’M USING VISTA

THANK FOR HELP


Read this topic online here:
https://forum.vassalengine.org/t/ats-virtual/3558/1

Thank Pieter for your prompt feedback and my apologize for the UPPER CASE in my mail. I download the module (version 2.01) from Critcal Hit site. On this site there is also a pdf document (criticalhit.com/catalog/prod … cts_id=219) that learning how to install the program. From site of VASSL i downoad the last version of VASSL (3.1.15).

When i start VASSL the message that i recieve is:

the file…ATS_Berlin_borad.mdx is a not valid VASSl module.

I think that the correct module is vats20_ext (that include all maps of ATS) but this not recognize by VASSL.

Thank agian for your time.

Best regards

Sandro Lasco

Hi Sandro,

I have looked at the PDF instructions you directed me to. Can you specify
which step, and sub-step, you are at when the failure occurs?

Other than that, you will have to wait for the more experienced team
members. I believe Joel is available again tomorrow.

Pieter

-----Original Message-----
From: messages-bounces@vassalengine.org
[mailto:messages-bounces@vassalengine.org] On Behalf Of SASHA1956
Sent: Sunday, January 09, 2011 1:17 PM
To: messages@vassalengine.org
Subject: [messages] [Technical Support & Bugs] Re: ATS VIRTUAL

Thank Pieter for your prompt feedback and my apologize for the UPPER
CASE in my mail. I download the module (version 2.01) from Critcal Hit
site. On this site there is also a pdf document
(criticalhit.com/catalog/prod … cts_id=219[1]) that
learning how to install the program. From site of VASSL i downoad the
last version of VASSL (3.1.15).

When i start VASSL the message that i recieve is:

the file…ATS_Berlin_borad.mdx is a not valid VASSl module.

I think that the correct module is vats20_ext (that include all maps of
ATS) but this not recognize by VASSL.

Thank agian for your time.

Best regards

Sandro Lasco

[1]
criticalhit.com/catalog/prod … cts_id=219


Read this topic online here:
https://forum.vassalengine.org/t/ats-virtual/3558/3

  1. Download the software file vats20.mod
  2.         Save this file on my pc, re-called it as VATS.
    
  3.         Download ATS maps, and renamed with .mdx format
    
  4.         Create a subdirectory of your VATS called vats20_ext and after save maps files in vats20_ext
    
  5. Download and install VASSAL from VASSALEngine.org in VATS folder.

Ciao

ATS Berlin board.mdx is a module extension, not an actual module. If this is
what he is trying to open he’s going to get a “not a valid vassal module”
error like he describes. He needs to open the actual module - not the
extension. The extension should be added by right clicking on the module in
the module manager and selecting add extension. It will then load
automatically.

Second - those pdf instructions describe how to set up their module and
extensions using the old method - it is cumbersome, not necessary and (as
this thread demonstrates) very confusing and easy for users to mess up
(despite the insistence of some to post readme files on the site describing
this outdated method).

All of this is now handled with the module manager - see the pdf here

vassalengine.org/wiki/User_Guide

It explains in detail how to use the manager, load modules and load
extensions properly and easily. This is the method to use

As an aside Critical Hit really needs to update their files, but they don’t
want them on our site (we would have done this for them if they did)

-----Original Message-----
From: messages-bounces@vassalengine.org
[mailto:messages-bounces@vassalengine.org] On Behalf Of pgeerkens
Sent: Sunday, January 09, 2011 1:39 PM
To: messages@vassalengine.org
Subject: Re: [messages] [Technical Support & Bugs] Re: ATS VIRTUAL

Hi Sandro,

I have looked at the PDF instructions you directed me to. Can you specify
which step, and sub-step, you are at when the failure occurs?

Other than that, you will have to wait for the more experienced team
members. I believe Joel is available again tomorrow.

Pieter

-----Original Message-----
From: messages-bounces@vassalengine.org
[mailto:messages-bounces@vassalengine.org] On Behalf Of SASHA1956
Sent: Sunday, January 09, 2011 1:17 PM
To: messages@vassalengine.org
Subject: [messages] [Technical Support & Bugs] Re: ATS VIRTUAL

Thank Pieter for your prompt feedback and my apologize for the UPPER
CASE in my mail. I download the module (version 2.01) from Critcal Hit
site. On this site there is also a pdf document
(criticalhit.com/catalog/prod … cts_id=219[1]) that
learning how to install the program. From site of VASSL i downoad the
last version of VASSL (3.1.15).

When i start VASSL the message that i recieve is:

the file…ATS_Berlin_borad.mdx is a not valid VASSl module.

I think that the correct module is vats20_ext (that include all maps of
ATS) but this not recognize by VASSL.

Thank agian for your time.

Best regards

Sandro Lasco

[1]
criticalhit.com/catalog/prod … cts_id=219


Read this topic online here:
https://forum.vassalengine.org/t/ats-virtual/3558/3

Step 1: The file vats20.mod should not be renamed, simply saved in a folder
named (preferably) VATS.

Pieter Geerkens B.Sc., CGA
pgeerkens@hotmail.com

-----Original Message-----
From: messages-bounces@vassalengine.org
[mailto:messages-bounces@vassalengine.org] On Behalf Of SASHA1956
Sent: Sunday, January 09, 2011 3:03 PM
To: messages@vassalengine.org
Subject: [messages] [Technical Support & Bugs] Re: ATS VIRTUAL

  1. Download the software file vats20.mod
  2.         Save this file on my pc, re-called it as VATS.
    
  3.         Download ATS maps, and renamed with .mdx format
    
  4.         Create a subdirectory of your VATS called vats20_ext and
    

after save maps files in vats20_ext
5. Download and install VASSAL from VASSALEngine.org in VATS folder.

Ciao


Read this topic online here:
https://forum.vassalengine.org/t/ats-virtual/3558/5

Thank you Tim. I would have eventually caught this:
“ATS Berlin board.mdx is a module extension, not an actual module.”

;-)

-----Original Message-----
From: messages-bounces@vassalengine.org
[mailto:messages-bounces@vassalengine.org] On Behalf Of Tim McCarron
Sent: Sunday, January 09, 2011 3:08 PM
To: messages@vassalengine.org
Subject: Re: [messages] [Technical Support & Bugs] Re: ATS VIRTUAL

ATS Berlin board.mdx is a module extension, not an actual module. If this is
what he is trying to open he’s going to get a “not a valid vassal module”
error like he describes. He needs to open the actual module - not the
extension. The extension should be added by right clicking on the module in
the module manager and selecting add extension. It will then load
automatically.

Second - those pdf instructions describe how to set up their module and
extensions using the old method - it is cumbersome, not necessary and (as
this thread demonstrates) very confusing and easy for users to mess up
(despite the insistence of some to post readme files on the site describing
this outdated method).

All of this is now handled with the module manager - see the pdf here

vassalengine.org/wiki/User_Guide

It explains in detail how to use the manager, load modules and load
extensions properly and easily. This is the method to use

As an aside Critical Hit really needs to update their files, but they don’t
want them on our site (we would have done this for them if they did)

-----Original Message-----
From: messages-bounces@vassalengine.org
[mailto:messages-bounces@vassalengine.org] On Behalf Of pgeerkens
Sent: Sunday, January 09, 2011 1:39 PM
To: messages@vassalengine.org
Subject: Re: [messages] [Technical Support & Bugs] Re: ATS VIRTUAL

Hi Sandro,

I have looked at the PDF instructions you directed me to. Can you specify
which step, and sub-step, you are at when the failure occurs?

Other than that, you will have to wait for the more experienced team
members. I believe Joel is available again tomorrow.

Pieter

-----Original Message-----
From: messages-bounces@vassalengine.org
[mailto:messages-bounces@vassalengine.org] On Behalf Of SASHA1956
Sent: Sunday, January 09, 2011 1:17 PM
To: messages@vassalengine.org
Subject: [messages] [Technical Support & Bugs] Re: ATS VIRTUAL

Thank Pieter for your prompt feedback and my apologize for the UPPER
CASE in my mail. I download the module (version 2.01) from Critcal Hit
site. On this site there is also a pdf document
(criticalhit.com/catalog/prod … cts_id=219[1]) that
learning how to install the program. From site of VASSL i downoad the
last version of VASSL (3.1.15).

When i start VASSL the message that i recieve is:

the file…ATS_Berlin_borad.mdx is a not valid VASSl module.

I think that the correct module is vats20_ext (that include all maps of
ATS) but this not recognize by VASSL.

Thank agian for your time.

Best regards

Sandro Lasco

[1]
criticalhit.com/catalog/prod … cts_id=219


Read this topic online here:
https://forum.vassalengine.org/t/ats-virtual/3558/3

Ok many thank, now the module vats20 is recognized from VASSL and i can open it. Last question: where do I put maps?

Thank you again

Sandro

Done…now all is visible.

Thank you agian for help.

Ciao from Italy