New Twilight Struggle Vassal module for PBEM with ACTS

Hi all,

Since i don’t really have the time to play live games (virtual or not), I’m a fan of PBEM.

And since the existing Vassal module requires a lot of undoing the automated action to incorporate ACTS for card play and dice roll, i was thinking to write a new module, in Vassal 3.2.2, to address this issue. (I’m not at all a fan of the spreadsheet).

It will be very simple, thus you need to do all the work. Nothing will be automated, just place influence and manipulate the board markers. No cards, no dice. (Well, maybe in the future i’ll be adding the cards, but without forcing to play as ops, event, etc. Just lay 'em on the board for better visualization).

I started already and I’m using the artwork from the existing latest module.

Few questions:

  1. You guys think this will be useful for the community?
  2. Do I need some sort of permission or copyright from GMT if i want to make it public?
  3. Since I’m using the ideas and artwork from the existing module, do I need to get the designer’s permission? (mkiefte if I’m not mistaking)

Thanks.

You can do what you want as far as I know. You don’t need my permission at
least (and I’d give it if you needed it anyway). You don’t need GMT’s
permission either. They gave me implicit permission by sending me the
original artwork. I modified it to vectorise the graphics, but I don’t
believe that makes it mine either.

The only thing I ask is that you not make the module page on vassalengine
confusing. Someone put a Spanish translation up there once and it got very
confusing resulting in a lot of complaints. It’s pretty straightforward
now.

Anyway, go for it. All you’d really need to do is strip out functionality
from the module–should be easy enough to do.

  • M.

On 7 March 2013 05:03, Dangulica dan@dang.ro wrote:

Hi all,

Since i don’t really have the time to play live games (virtual or not),
I’m a fan of PBEM.

And since the existing Vassal module requires a lot of undoing the
automated action to incorporate ACTS for card play and dice roll, i was
thinking to write a new module, in Vassal 3.2.2, to address this issue.
(I’m not at all a fan of the spreadsheet).

It will be very simple, thus you need to do all the work. Nothing will
be automated, just place influence and manipulate the board markers. No
cards, no dice. (Well, maybe in the future i’ll be adding the cards, but
without forcing to play as ops, event, etc. Just lay 'em on the board
for better visualization).

I started already and I’m using the artwork from the existing latest
module.

Few questions:

  1. You guys think this will be useful for the community?
  2. Do I need some sort of permission or copyright from GMT if i want to
    make it public?
  3. Since I’m using the ideas and artwork from the existing module, do I
    need to get the designer’s permission? (mkiefte if I’m not mistaking)

Thanks.

Project completed.

You can find the new module here.
Happy gaming!