My module seems to work just fine save for one thing that is a little annoying. The Pieces Drop down window is about 8 times too large. I’d like to shrink it so it’s easier to see and doesn’t take up the entire computer screen. I’m operating 3.2.17
Thus spake Cundiff:
My module seems to work just fine save for one thing that is a little
annoying. The Pieces Drop down window is about 8 times too large. I’d
like to shrink it so it’s easier to see and doesn’t take up the entire
computer screen. I’m operating 3.2.17
Would you post a screenshot? It’s not clear to me what you’re referring
Attached is the screen shot. Sorry it took me a while. Had to make a trip to Indy, which from here is an all day drive there and back. My apologies for my lack of diligence.
You can see part of the map. it’s the right size. When you drag a counter from the menu onto the board, the counter is the right size for the board. But, as you can see, the counter in the window is enormous.
How do I fix this so the counter screen is smaller?
On a module by module basis, you could uncheck ‘Use combined application window’ in Preferences… restart the module and then resize the palette as desired (it should remember size and placement)… but this isn’t a default fix, which I gather is what you’re really after.
Trying that, see the new screen capture, we do not obtain the desired result. All the combined application window button achieves is the ability to undock both the map and the counter palette. You can manually resize the counter palette window, BUT it doesn’t change the size of the counter contained there in. It remains its same gigantic self. I want to change the size of the thing so that what is inside the counter palette is smaller without effecting the size of the counter on the board.
You could try putting the pieces on a separate blank Map Board within a Chart Window Menu and then you can add Zoom capability to that Map Board to zoom out the pieces to a smaller size or set Initial size to a smaller fraction then 100 % I use a map board called OOB.
Interesting idea. Am uncertain about exactly how to accomplish it. Am just beginning to learn Vassal. I suspect what you suggest is presently outside my knowledge. But will try to figure it out.
I would suggest downloading the ‘a las barricadas 2nd ed’’ or ‘la bataille de france 1940’ modules to learn how this layout works, The ALB module is a bit messy to read as it was my first module and I copied the format from Tim’s la bataille de france 1940 module before I really knew what I was doing. The games are in the same series and I wanted the ALB module to look the same as his LBF module.
I learned a lot from Tim’s work (thank you Tim) and now I am rewriting ALB as the new standard for the next releases in the series.
Have downloaded them as you suggest and will dissect them to see what I can learn. Thanks for pointing out where I could find “source material”.