Computer - Alienware Aurora R4
Operating system - Windows 10
Bios - A11
Manufacturer Intel(R) Core™ i7-3820 CPU @ 3.60GHz
Clock Speed 3.6Ghz
L2 Cache Size 1024
Memory 32 Gigabytes
Video card - NVidea GTX GEForce 6900
Vassal version 3.2.17
Java version 1.8.0_131-b11
Module - I’m a playtester for a boardgame upgrade, unfortunately I apologize that I cannot give out the Vassal module as proprietary, I’m hoping you can help me anyway since the problem appears to be generic.
I have vassal versions of this game that are published. I also have other Vassal games. They all load fine.
I loaded this module, and it was very slow. I got a message to go into preferences and increase the maximum heap size. I did that, it loaded Ok, but it was still slow.
I once again increased the maximum heap size within the module. I can still load all of my other modules, but I get an error message saying that the maximum heap size is too large. It says it will load with 128 MB of heep. However, I then get an error message saying it is out of memory; 128 is not enough for the module to work.
I go into the general Vassal module: I go to File, preferences. Under the importer tab, I try changing the Vassal setting, but it still says it is set too high even when I set it to 1024. I changed the heep sizes in other Vassal modules that do load, that doesn’t help.
I deleted the module from the Vassal line up and reloaded it. That didn’t help.
So I’m caught in a catch 22. I cannot load the module to change the heap size, and I can’t seem to change the heap size without loading the module.
I even contacted the module designer and he couldn’t help (he had me change the preferences in the Vassal screen, but I think I overrode that for this module when I typed in too high a number.)
Is there somewhere, a file, that stores this preference information for the module(s) that I can edit the maximum heap size without loading the module? Should I delete my Vassal entirely and try to reload it and then reload everything; I have to admit I’m not even sure that will work? Right now I can’t play test the game and I’m worried.
I’m hoping that Vassal has some sort of fail-safe for this?
Thanks for any help