VASSAL 3.1.0-beta2 released

The VASSAL Team is happy to announce the release of VASSAL 3.1.0-beta2.


For Windows: … indows.exe

For Mac OS X: … macosx.dmg

For Linux (and other platforms): …

Source code: …

Fixed Since beta1:

A number of problems present in 3.1.0-beta1 are fixed in 3.1.0-beta2:

  • Board Picker was not being displayed when starting a new game.
  • Fixed IllegalArgumentException when starting modules with private maps.
  • Heap settings in preferences work now, and are configurable per module.
  • Fixed several NullPointerExceptions.
  • Updated README.
  • Attempting to open unrecognized file types no longer fails in odd ways.
  • Various ADC2 importer fixes.

There are several known issues remaining to be resolved, among which are:

  • Modules which use autoextensions are cannot be loaded.
  • Missing application and file type icons.

We hope to have these fixed by the beta3 release.

New Features in 3.1.0

  • Improved installation: For Windows, a real Windows installer/uninstaller.
    For Macs, a single-file disk image. Download, click, and install.

  • File associations: Files with .vmod, .vsav, and .vlog extensions are
    now associated with VASSAL (on Windows and Macs). Double-click a module
    to load it in VASSAL!

  • New Module Manager frontend: The Module Manager displays all of your
    modules and save/log files, giving you a convenient way to organize
    them all.

  • Improved memory management: VASSAL now uses significantly less memory
    for various graphics-related tasks. Heap sizes may be set from within
    VASSAL via the Preferences.

  • Improved zooming: Zoom your maps to whatever size you want.

  • Aide de Camp 2 module importer: Convert any ADC2 module to a VASSAL
    module with one click.

  • Many, many other minor improvements, and scores of bug fixes.

Help us test

This is a beta release, and may still contain some rough edges. Should
you find any problems/oddities/bugs, please tell us so that we can fix
them before VASSAL 3.1.0 is released. Also, if you’ve had problems with
3.0.x or 3.1.0-beta1, please check and let us know if those problems are
resolved in 3.1.0-beta2.

Report bugs here in the Technical Support & Bugs category at the VASSAL

or by email to


Joel Uckelman, for the VASSAL Team