I’m not sure if this has been looked at since Vassal 2.8:
Now until a week ago I never used to step forward and backward while recording so I’ve never noticed this happen. Nor do I seem to have had opponents who have done it. So after 50-60 games of VASL I played a game against a new opponent. I started noticing pieces disappearing and shifting around between logfiles. Things were being changed around somewhere between the state at the end of the last file I sent to the beginning of the next file I received. Not only that, they were changes that just happened to be benefiting my opponent in a big way.
I raised the issue with my opponent and he said he didn’t know, so I gave him the benefit of the doubt. Anyway, strange things kept happening and they were just way too convenient to have been anything other than cheating (I thought). So I stopped playing the guy.
Anyway, while recording a new logfile and stepping through an opponent’s log, in the last couple of days I’ve been going backwards and forwards to do things like confirm an opponent’s move or check something which may have been in error. I just got a message back from my opponent saying “Hey what happened to that tank? Didn’t I kill it? Hey I moved those guys, why are they back there?”
Has anyone noticed this? Seriously, it has led to one of the most unpleasant gaming experiences I’ve ever had. Being convinced a fellow ASLer is cheating.