I run Vassal 3.2.13 on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS with Java 7. I’ve got a strange problem that appears to reoccur rather randomly.
Basically, sometimes individual windows but also the game board, and all associated controls and menus, suddenly become unresponsive. That is, I cannot click e.g. the zoom buttons, I cannot activate a piece and I am thus no longer able to move pieces within or out of the window or the board. When I click a window that has become unresponsive like that, it flashes as if being selected for a fraction of a second, and then it goes unselected again.
Strangely, I am able to move pieces into that unresponsive window/board in which case the window/board becomes responsive again. It is thus not that the whole of Vassal freezes, but rather individual windows do.
The problem is not specific to some particular module. Also, I don’t know if this is relevant, but this problem has occurred both as I open a module and play it as well as when I edit a module and go on to play the changes I have made.
Perhaps I also should mention that on my desktop I’ve still also got the Vassal 3.2.11 folder kicking about as some stuff related to a module I have been working on is located there. I figured this would not cause conflicts because, as far as I can see, Vassal is not installed as such but runs from the file, as it were.
Any idea what this might be all about?