Does anyone have experince using Vassal on a tablet?

I searched and didn’t find any threads about this, so maybe I’m posting in the wrong place (or maybe I’m not very good at searching). I wonder if anyone has used vassal on a tablet (I know at least one fellow who uses a program to run his home PC on his iPad and plays vassal that way, that’s not what I’m hoping to learn about)? This post is based on assuming that there are some tablets out there that can run vassal, and I may be wrong about that.

If so, I’d love to hear about any particular tablets that work, and any experience of how using Vassal on it works. I expect that there will be some challenges with screen size and such. Still, I think if I had a vassal-ized tablet, I could play some solo games like Fields of Fire and D-Day at Omaha beach when I’ve got down time, etc., and even if it’s a logistical challenge, it might be time well spent.

So, any feedback will be appreciated.

Thanks,

Chris

There aren’t any that I’ve heard of.

Is that because of technical specs? I have been told, but not by a super reliable source, that there are tablets that can run java. That may not be enough, of course, even if it’s true.

Thus spake fatgreta:

I searched and didn’t find any threads about this, so maybe I’m posting
in the wrong place (or maybe I’m not very good at searching). I wonder
if anyone has used vassal on a tablet (I know at least one fellow who
uses a program to run his home PC on his iPad and plays vassal that way,
that’s not what I’m hoping to learn about)? This post is based on
assuming that there are some tablets out there that can run vassal, and
I may be wrong about that.

If so, I’d love to hear about any particular tablets that work, and any
experience of how using Vassal on it works. I expect that there will be
some challenges with screen size and such. Still, I think if I had a
vassal-ized tablet, I could play some solo games like Fields of Fire and
D-Day at Omaha beach when I’ve got down time, etc., and even if it’s a
logistical challenge, it might be time well spent.

So, any feedback will be appreciated.

We’re planning to have builds of VASSAL 4 for iOS and Android tablets.

It is possible to display VASSAL 3 on a tablet if you have some sort of
remote desktop program—I seem to recall that Michael Kiefte had tried
this.


J.

Reading from this BGG thread, it sounds like a combination of the hardware specs and the particulars of Android’s Java implementation.

So it does. I hear Windows 8 may go to tablets, maybe then it will work. I’ll keep waiting.

A user on BGG is now inviting people to sign up to an Android beta: boardgamegeek.com/thread/823699/ … hones-beta

Thus spake bryces:

A user on BGG is now inviting people to sign up to an Android beta:

I’ve asked the original poster about that, but had no reply. If this is
for real, I find it odd that someone did this without contacting us or
mentioning it here in our forum.


J.

the post says Goof at the end. Me thinks that sums up the reality of it


From: Joel Uckelman uckelman@nomic.net
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Vassal on a tablet?

Thus spake bryces:

A user on BGG is now inviting people to sign up to an Android beta:

I’ve asked the original poster about that, but had no reply. If this is
for real, I find it odd that someone did this without contacting us or
mentioning it here in our forum.


J.

Possibly, but his username is “Goofiestbee” and he always signs his posts like that.

He says in another post on BGG that he is the Summoner Wars VASSAL module maintainer, and he seems to use the same username here too vassalengine.org/wiki/Module:Summoner_Wars

Ah - didn’t see that, maybe so then


From: bryces stephen.bryce@virgin.net
To: messages@vassalengine.org
Sent: Thu, July 5, 2012 12:10:50 PM
Subject: Re: [messages] [General Discussion] Does anyone have experince using
Vassal on a tablet?

“Tim M” wrote:

the post says Goof at the end. Me thinks that sums up the reality of
it

Possibly, but his username is “Goofiestbee” and he always signs his
posts like that.

He says in another post on BGG that he is the Summoner Wars VASSAL
module maintainer, and he seems to use the same username here too
vassalengine.org/wiki/Module:Summoner_Wars[1]

[1] vassalengine.org/wiki/Module:Summoner_Wars


Read this topic online here:
https://forum.vassalengine.org/t/does-anyone-have-experince-using-vassal-on-a-tablet/5074/10

I have a Windows 8 tablet with Vassal installed.
Vassal run well in the tablet, but the user interface is not designed to be managed in a tablet.

Francisco.