Vassal failing to launch

vassal just won’t load on my computer, its worked everyday up until today, any suggestions on how I can fix this? I need my Game of Thrones haha :3

Has anything changed to your machine since it last worked.

What OS are you using? What version of vassal? What version Java?. Did you have any updates to Java?

No, I’m using Windows 7, I think it was 3.2.5 or 3.2.6 but i have just uninstalled then re-installed 3.2.7 in an attempt to see if that fixed it and it still isn’t opening. I had Java 6, but now I have Java 7 it didn’t work before and there were no changes to java when it stopped opening, and again I’ve installed the new version to see if it would help but it hasn’t. :confused:

I’m having the same problem. The process opens for a few seconds, then disappears. Using windows 7, Vassal Version 3.2.7, which I uninstalled and rolled back to 3.2.6, unsuccessfully.

Thus spake Nebo:

I’m having the same problem. The process opens for a few seconds, then
disappears. Using windows 7, Vassal Version 3.2.7, which I uninstalled
and rolled back to 3.2.6, unsuccessfully.

Look here:

vassalengine.org/wiki/Faq_ge … _not_start.

Post again if you still have a problem.


J.

I’ve just been through that, turned out I had Java 6 and 7 installed, and a few version of vassal so I’ve unistalled them all and re-installed Java 7 Update 25 and Vassal 3.2.7
And when I opened Vassal (successfully, wasn’t able to do this before) this error message came up 3 times:

http://s1217.photobucket.com/user/Beng1996/media/vassal4444.png.html?sort=6&o=0

I then installed a module and this error message came up twice as did the original error message:

http://s1217.photobucket.com/user/Beng1996/media/vassal4444.png.html?sort=6&o=0

Can anybody help?

Edit: now this has appeared but it isn’t allowing me to sign in as it can’t open the zip file.

http://s1217.photobucket.com/user/Beng1996/media/Vassal7777.png.html?sort=6&o=0

PS: what do you guys use to show your images? (where do you host them?)

heres some details of why the zip file failed.

http://s1217.photobucket.com/user/Beng1996/media/vassal8888.png.html?sort=6&o=0

Thus spake BenGillespie:

heres some details of why the zip file failed.

The complete stack trace isn’t visible in your screenshot. We need the
whole thing in order to help you. Copy and paste the whole errorLog
here rather than posting a screenshot.


J.

2013-07-05 21:41:25,609 [0-main] INFO VASSAL.launch.StartUp - Starting
2013-07-05 21:41:25,609 [0-main] INFO VASSAL.launch.StartUp - OS Windows 7 6.1
2013-07-05 21:41:25,609 [0-main] INFO VASSAL.launch.StartUp - Java version 1.7.0_25
2013-07-05 21:41:25,609 [0-main] INFO VASSAL.launch.StartUp - VASSAL version 3.2.7
2013-07-05 21:41:25,687 [0-AWT-EventQueue-0] INFO VASSAL.launch.ModuleManager - Manager
2013-07-05 21:41:25,719 [0-main] ERROR VASSAL.tools.ProblemDialog -
java.util.zip.ZipException: error in opening zip file
at java.util.zip.ZipFile.open(Native Method) ~[na:1.7.0_25]
at java.util.zip.ZipFile.(Unknown Source) ~[na:1.7.0_25]
at java.util.zip.ZipFile.(Unknown Source) ~[na:1.7.0_25]
at java.util.zip.ZipFile.(Unknown Source) ~[na:1.7.0_25]
at VASSAL.tools.io.ZipArchive.readEntries(ZipArchive.java:612) ~[Vengine.jar:na]
at VASSAL.tools.io.ZipArchive.openIfClosed(ZipArchive.java:622) ~[Vengine.jar:na]
at VASSAL.tools.io.ZipArchive.contains(ZipArchive.java:521) ~[Vengine.jar:na]
at VASSAL.preferences.Prefs.read(Prefs.java:178) [Vengine.jar:na]
at VASSAL.preferences.Prefs.init(Prefs.java:153) [Vengine.jar:na]
at VASSAL.preferences.Prefs.(Prefs.java:74) [Vengine.jar:na]
at VASSAL.preferences.GlobalPrefs.(GlobalPrefs.java:38) ~[Vengine.jar:na]
at VASSAL.preferences.Prefs.getGlobalPrefs(Prefs.java:253) [Vengine.jar:na]
at VASSAL.launch.ModuleManager.(ModuleManager.java:307) ~[Vengine.jar:na]
at VASSAL.launch.ModuleManager.main(ModuleManager.java:181) ~[Vengine.jar:na]
2013-07-05 21:41:26,311 [0-AWT-EventQueue-0] ERROR VASSAL.tools.ProblemDialog -
java.util.zip.ZipException: error in opening zip file
at java.util.zip.ZipFile.open(Native Method) ~[na:1.7.0_25]
at java.util.zip.ZipFile.(Unknown Source) ~[na:1.7.0_25]
at java.util.zip.ZipFile.(Unknown Source) ~[na:1.7.0_25]
at java.util.zip.ZipFile.(Unknown Source) ~[na:1.7.0_25]
at VASSAL.tools.io.ZipArchive.readEntries(ZipArchive.java:612) ~[Vengine.jar:na]
at VASSAL.tools.io.ZipArchive.openIfClosed(ZipArchive.java:622) ~[Vengine.jar:na]
at VASSAL.tools.io.ZipArchive.getOutputStream(ZipArchive.java:266) ~[Vengine.jar:na]
at VASSAL.tools.io.ZipArchive.getOutputStream(ZipArchive.java:247) ~[Vengine.jar:na]
at VASSAL.preferences.Prefs.save(Prefs.java:220) ~[Vengine.jar:na]
at VASSAL.preferences.PrefsEditor.write(PrefsEditor.java:255) ~[Vengine.jar:na]
at VASSAL.preferences.Prefs.write(Prefs.java:233) ~[Vengine.jar:na]
at VASSAL.preferences.GlobalPrefs.handleValueChange(GlobalPrefs.java:44) ~[Vengine.jar:na]
at VASSAL.preferences.Prefs$1.propertyChange(Prefs.java:70) ~[Vengine.jar:na]
at java.beans.PropertyChangeSupport.fire(Unknown Source) ~[na:1.7.0_25]
at java.beans.PropertyChangeSupport.firePropertyChange(Unknown Source) ~[na:1.7.0_25]
at java.beans.PropertyChangeSupport.firePropertyChange(Unknown Source) ~[na:1.7.0_25]
at VASSAL.configure.Configurer.setValue(Configurer.java:104) ~[Vengine.jar:na]
at VASSAL.configure.StringArrayConfigurer.setValue(StringArrayConfigurer.java:201) ~[Vengine.jar:na]
at VASSAL.launch.ModuleManagerWindow.updateModuleList(ModuleManagerWindow.java:793) ~[Vengine.jar:na]
at VASSAL.launch.ModuleManagerWindow.buildTree(ModuleManagerWindow.java:546) ~[Vengine.jar:na]
at VASSAL.launch.ModuleManagerWindow.(ModuleManagerWindow.java:370) ~[Vengine.jar:na]
at VASSAL.launch.ModuleManagerWindow.(ModuleManagerWindow.java:177) ~[Vengine.jar:na]
at VASSAL.launch.ModuleManager.launch(ModuleManager.java:453) ~[Vengine.jar:na]
at VASSAL.launch.ModuleManager$2.run(ModuleManager.java:300) ~[Vengine.jar:na]
at java.awt.event.InvocationEvent.dispatch(Unknown Source) ~[na:1.7.0_25]
at java.awt.EventQueue.dispatchEventImpl(Unknown Source) ~[na:1.7.0_25]
at java.awt.EventQueue.access$200(Unknown Source) ~[na:1.7.0_25]
at java.awt.EventQueue$3.run(Unknown Source) ~[na:1.7.0_25]
at java.awt.EventQueue$3.run(Unknown Source) ~[na:1.7.0_25]
at java.security.AccessController.doPrivileged(Native Method) ~[na:1.7.0_25]
at java.security.ProtectionDomain$1.doIntersectionPrivilege(Unknown Source) ~[na:1.7.0_25]
at java.awt.EventQueue.dispatchEvent(Unknown Source) ~[na:1.7.0_25]
at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpOneEventForFilters(Unknown Source) ~[na:1.7.0_25]
at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpEventsForFilter(Unknown Source) ~[na:1.7.0_25]
at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpEventsForHierarchy(Unknown Source) ~[na:1.7.0_25]
at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpEvents(Unknown Source) ~[na:1.7.0_25]
at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpEvents(Unknown Source) ~[na:1.7.0_25]
at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.run(Unknown Source) ~[na:1.7.0_25]
2013-07-05 21:41:26,389 [0-main] ERROR VASSAL.tools.ProblemDialog -
java.util.zip.ZipException: error in opening zip file
at java.util.zip.ZipFile.open(Native Method) ~[na:1.7.0_25]
at java.util.zip.ZipFile.(Unknown Source) ~[na:1.7.0_25]
at java.util.zip.ZipFile.(Unknown Source) ~[na:1.7.0_25]
at java.util.zip.ZipFile.(Unknown Source) ~[na:1.7.0_25]
at VASSAL.tools.io.ZipArchive.readEntries(ZipArchive.java:612) ~[Vengine.jar:na]
at VASSAL.tools.io.ZipArchive.openIfClosed(ZipArchive.java:622) ~[Vengine.jar:na]
at VASSAL.tools.io.ZipArchive.getOutputStream(ZipArchive.java:266) ~[Vengine.jar:na]
at VASSAL.tools.io.ZipArchive.getOutputStream(ZipArchive.java:247) ~[Vengine.jar:na]
at VASSAL.preferences.Prefs.save(Prefs.java:220) ~[Vengine.jar:na]
at VASSAL.preferences.PrefsEditor.write(PrefsEditor.java:255) ~[Vengine.jar:na]
at VASSAL.preferences.Prefs.write(Prefs.java:233) ~[Vengine.jar:na]
at VASSAL.preferences.GlobalPrefs.handleValueChange(GlobalPrefs.java:44) ~[Vengine.jar:na]
at VASSAL.preferences.Prefs$1.propertyChange(Prefs.java:70) ~[Vengine.jar:na]
at java.beans.PropertyChangeSupport.fire(Unknown Source) ~[na:1.7.0_25]
at java.beans.PropertyChangeSupport.firePropertyChange(Unknown Source) ~[na:1.7.0_25]
at java.beans.PropertyChangeSupport.firePropertyChange(Unknown Source) ~[na:1.7.0_25]
at VASSAL.configure.Configurer.setValue(Configurer.java:104) ~[Vengine.jar:na]
at VASSAL.configure.LongConfigurer.setValue(LongConfigurer.java:65) ~[Vengine.jar:na]
at VASSAL.launch.ModuleManager.(ModuleManager.java:331) ~[Vengine.jar:na]
at VASSAL.launch.ModuleManager.main(ModuleManager.java:181) ~[Vengine.jar:na]

Ben, can you send me a copy of your Preferences file? I want to check whether it’s corrupt.

Hello? We can’t do any further troubleshooting without checking your Preferences file.

it seems to have fixed it self, and its now letting me play, so didn’t think to check here sorry.