I am new to the Vassal engine. Please apology that I sort of directly post my question in the forum. I don’t know where to seach for possible solutions to my probably basic questions. I have two of them. Please help.
1)Is there anyone that could advise me a good introduction and advanced user documentation something like “Vassal engine for Dummies” and “Vassal engines in a Nutsshell” or so?
2)I would be interested in implementing simple board games in Vassal. Right at the moment I have no feeling wether Vassal would be a platform that could suit my needs. I don’t want to spend a lot of time and realize later that what I was looking for is not possible with Vassal, or at least with unreasonable efforts. Here is what I am looking for: Take a sqare grid, say 10x10, width and height of say 50 (actually size doesn’t matter). I want to place rectangular pieces of 100x50 (horizontally and vertically) onto the grid, i.e. each piece would cover two adjacent fields on the grid. (A work around could be to force the player to place two 50x50-pieces next to each other. Works but is not nice.) Depending on the properties of the 100x50-piece I would like the corresponding grid-fields to change their chape, color, value etc. and even prevent the user from placing his piece on certain areas.
Is this feasible or not realistic to implement? If it is doable, could you please give me some short hints how I could do it?
Thank you very much.