I ran into an interesting issue and I assume it is more “on my side” than on the side of Vassal / Java.
I would like to share the details and ask for potential solutions / ideas to troubleshoot.
The whole story short: I can install Vassal on my Win 10 laptop (works as expected, no hiccups whatsoever), but my Win 10 desktop does not even let me install it from the .exe or use the zipped version without errors.
On the desktop:
- I get NSIS errors when trying to use the installer (attachment with a screenshot)
- if I use the zipped version of Vassal, I can run it (yay!) but when I try to load a module, I get Socket errors (attachment with a screenshot and the text file with the log)
None of the below helped:
- I have used /NCRC in the cmd console of Windows to bypass the installer integrity checks.
- I have uninstalled/reinstalled Java several times to make sure it’s not a Java error.
- I have checked and verified the integrity of Windows system files.
- I have checked these forums for troubleshooting NSIS issues, but only found a post from 2014 which did not help me solve this issue.
I’m curious to hear what you think could be causing this, in case that’s an issue previously encountered by someone.