JAVA can not be loaded??

Hi there,

I have downloaded Vassal 3.1.16.

Instaling it, I get, at about 1/3 of the process, the message “Java could not be loaded, timeout”.

OS is WIN 7, 64.

Can anybody help please.

Have used vassal before, at XP, and it worked great

Thanks

Thus spake LTCStahler:

Hi there,

I have downloaded Vassal 3.1.16.

Instaling it, I get, at about 1/3 of the process, the message “Java
could not be loaded, timeout”.

OS is WIN 7, 64.

Can anybody help please.

Have used vassal before, at XP, and it worked great

Thanks

Did you have Java installed already, prior to trying to install VASSAL?


J.

Yes, I did

The Win 7 64 version

Thus spake LTCStahler:

Yes, I did

The Win 7 64 version

Which version number is it?


J.

jre-6u27-windows-x64

shall I uninstall?

Thus spake LTCStahler:

jre-6u27-windows-x64

shall I uninstall?

No, that should be ok. At what point exactly do you get the error
message?


J.

At about one third of the process

It is difficult for me to see what is installed up to then

Thus spake LTCStahler:

At about one third of the process

It is difficult for me to see what is installed up to then

What options did you select for the install?


J.

Both - standard and customized

Same problem with both, wenn the “genuine” installing process starts

Thus spake LTCStahler:

Both - standard and customized

Same problem with both, wenn the “genuine” installing process starts

To what are you referring here by '“genuine” installing process"?


J.

first, one is asked which drive etc

then the green bar starts, for the installation

when it is through 1/3, the process stops

Tis is a screenshot showing the install process

It looks like the installer is failing to download Java. You said that you already have Java installed, so this also means that it’s failing to detect that.

Are you connected to the internet when doing the install? Is it possible that a firewall is blocking the Java download? Does the installer prompt you about installing Java?

Hi,

I agree with your analysis. But what can be done about it?

Are you connected to the internet when doing the install?

Yes

Is it possible that a firewall is blocking the Java download?

This seems not to be probable, as there was never a problem downloading JAVA separately

Does the installer prompt you about installing Java?

No

The question is if the steps of installing could be done manually?
Or if JAVA (which is installed at the default place) should be installed elsewhere?

I am thankful for any help

regards

Jörg

Thus spake LTCStahler:

Hi,

I agree with your analysis. But what can be done about it?

I don’t know yet. We’ve never seen this problem before.

Are you connected to the internet when doing the install?
Yes

Is it possible that a firewall is blocking the Java download?
This seems not to be probable, as there was never a problem
downloading JAVA separately

Does the installer prompt you about installing Java?
No

So the installer says nothing at all about installing Java? In
particular, does it tell you that it couldn’t find an installed
version of Java?

The question is if the steps of installing could be done manually?
Or if JAVA (which is installed at the default place) should be installed
elsewhere?

It shouldn’t matter where Java is installed—our installer gets the
path information from the Windows registry.

If we can’t work out what’s causing this, you could install the “other”
bundle.


J.

Hi,

thanks for your reply.

I don’t know yet. We’ve never seen this problem before.

Hm, why is it always me? ;-)

So the installer says nothing at all about installing Java? In
particular, does it tell you that it couldn’t find an installed
version of Java?

No, nothing at all. Just the timeout that you see in the screenshot. The screenshot shows you in the top line where the program stops.

If we can’t work out what’s causing this, you could install the “other”
bundle.

What exactly is it? I would be very interested.

Thanks a lot,

Jörg

I had the same problem. I did a custom install, unchecked the Java check thing at the beginning, and it worked just fine.

Hi,

I did not come across a java check thing.

I found, however, a solution: I installed Java 32 bit, too, as I heard it might help. Seems some browsers need both (do not ask me why).

It now works.

Thanks to you all

Thus spake LTCStahler:

So the installer says nothing at all about installing Java? In
particular, does it tell you that it couldn’t find an installed
version of Java?

No, nothing at all. Just the timeout that you see in the screenshot. The
screenshot shows you in the top line where the program stops.

I’ve made some progress on determing what’s wrong. It looks like the
installer isn’t able to load the DLL which handles downloads. I’ve
asked the installer developers about it:

forums.winamp.com/showthread.php?t=334255

If we can’t work out what’s causing this, you could install the “other”
bundle.

What exactly is it? I would be very interested.

The “other” bundle is here:

vassalengine.org/download.php

It doesn’t come with a platform-specific installer.


J.

Thus spake Joel Uckelman:

Thus spake LTCStahler:

So the installer says nothing at all about installing Java? In
particular, does it tell you that it couldn’t find an installed
version of Java?

No, nothing at all. Just the timeout that you see in the screenshot. The
screenshot shows you in the top line where the program stops.

I’ve made some progress on determing what’s wrong. It looks like the
installer isn’t able to load the DLL which handles downloads. I’ve
asked the installer developers about it:

forums.winamp.com/showthread.php?t=334255

I’ve solved the problem: The version of NSIS provided by my Linux
distribution is hosed, and that was what I used to build the installer
for 3.1.16. I’ve uploaded a new version of the Windows package for
3.1.16 which should work properly.

Thanks for your persistence w/r/t to this problem.


J.