I just updated my computer to Java Version 6 Update 6. Now, when starting Vassal, I get an error box, “Unable to launch the application” with the “Details” being:
java.lang.Exception: cache failed forhttp://www.vassalengine.org/ws/vassal.jnlp
at com.sun.javaws.Launcher.updateFinalLaunchDesc(Unknown Source)
at com.sun.javaws.Launcher.prepareToLaunch(Unknown Source)
at com.sun.javaws.Launcher.launch(Unknown Source)
at com.sun.javaws.Main.launchApp(Unknown Source)
at com.sun.javaws.Main.continueInSecureThread(Unknown Source)
at com.sun.javaws.Main$1.run(Unknown Source)
at java.lang.Thread.run(Unknown Source)
Does Vassal run with Java 6, or has it been tested with Java6?
The windows uninstall did not appear to work. (I don’t know if the listed component is an older version of Vassal.) I tried the “Click here to launch VASSAL,” link, which worked before; but this time gave the same unable to launch application message noted above. I had to use the “Manual installer” link, which did appear to work.
One minor, non-critical, problem is that the VASSAL 3.0 desktop icon generated from the last download/reinstall placed it at the bottom of the existing desktop icon stacks, at the lower right. However, now, when I move the desktop icon, it re-establishes itself back in the original location upon starting Vassal. (It’s like it’s doing a re-install in the background every time I start Vassal.)
This is currently non-critical, but it’ll be interesting if anyone else reports it.
Have you tried 3.1.0-beta2? I’m almost certain that you won’t have
this problem with it.
What’s happening is that after upgrading Java, VASSAL instaled via
Web Start can’t find it anymore. I haven’t the slightest idea why
this happens, but it happens with Web Start with alarming frequency.
See below for why this won’t be a problem anymore starting with 3.1.0.
The problem with the icon will certainly be gone in 3.1.0, as the 3.0.x
series is the last which uses Web Start.