I have created a Vassal module and would like to add a few pre-defined setups. The game is something very much like Memoir 44 or BattleLore, and I want to have scenarios players can choose from at the beginning, wth preplaced terrain pieces and units.
Can someone give me the low-down on how this is done or direct me to a tutorial of some sort?
I’ve found that the best way to learn is to look at someone else’s module using the Vassal editor. My module “Ancient Battles Deluxe” has some pretty simple and straignt forward pre-defined setups. You can create the exact structure I used and just plug in your xxx.vsave files where I have .vsave files. That should give you a hint how to do it.
Of course before you can do this you need to run your module and setup and save some scenario files with appropiate names for those setup files.
I have noticed this behaviour recently also. It appears that your password used to take Observer status is being recorded so that any player (including yourself) who starts a game with that same password automatically takes Observer status. You will find that if you change your password, life will go back to normal.
It is a bug, Observer status should never be given automatically, only by selecting from the drop-down menu.
Added bug  Observer side linked to password