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#1 haslo

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Posted 14 July 2014 - 02:26 AM

Hi all

 

There's these wonderful YouTube tutorials from xfactorpodcast, but they're over a year old - and I'm not sure which parts of it are still current.

 

What I did: Installed Vassal, downloaded the module v5.1.0, and the "all ships" archive. I was surprised to see that the ships were actually vlogs and not extensions - are the ships themselves now included in the main module?

 

I opened one of the vlogs, realized that it was made with the three map extensions from version 5.0.0 loaded, so I added these.

 

What I get when I open the vlogs are all the ships of that particular type, but without being able to do anything with them. If I just add ships to the playing surface in a regular game, I get the ships with all values set to 0.

 

Where do I go from here? Are the tutorials still current when it comes to squad building, finding games, actually playing? Do I need some other extensions? Is there a dedicated community forum where I can find fellow players? It's all a bit confusing to me...


Imperials: 13 TIE Fighter, 5 TIE Advanced, 15 TIE Interceptor, 4 Slave I, 6 TIE Bomber, 5 Lambda Shuttle, 3 TIE Defender, 4 TIE Phantom

Rebels: 1 Tantive IV, 1 Rebel Transport, 7 X-Wing, 5 Y-Wing, 4 YT-1300, 6 A-Wing, 5 B-Wing, 5 HWK-290, 6 Z-95, 3 E-Wing


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Posted 14 July 2014 - 02:39 AM

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#3 haslo

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Posted 14 July 2014 - 04:09 AM

Not really, no - only sporadically. It's my stay-at-home day today, and my wife is pregnant and here, too, so I only have three-minute slots of time every hour or so...


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Imperials: 13 TIE Fighter, 5 TIE Advanced, 15 TIE Interceptor, 4 Slave I, 6 TIE Bomber, 5 Lambda Shuttle, 3 TIE Defender, 4 TIE Phantom

Rebels: 1 Tantive IV, 1 Rebel Transport, 7 X-Wing, 5 Y-Wing, 4 YT-1300, 6 A-Wing, 5 B-Wing, 5 HWK-290, 6 Z-95, 3 E-Wing


#4 Veldrin

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Posted 14 July 2014 - 04:58 AM

You need the lastest version of the X-Wing module, 5.0.5. Or 5.0.8 I believe.

Then there are tutorials on squad building (this part can be done offline). Even if they are old they are still good.

It comes down to putting everything in you squad on the board and the beginning and ending a logfile.

That logfile can you then load as a continuation in a game online and then drag everything into the player-hand you chose when joining/starting the game.

Empire: 11 TIE Fighters, 6 TIE Interceptors, 3 TIE Bombers, 2 Firesprays, 2 TIE Adv., 1 Lambda, 2 TIE Phantoms, and 2 TIE Defenders

Rebel Alliance: 6 X-Wings, 3 Y-Wings, 2 A-Wings, 2 B-Wings, 1 YT-1300, 1 HWK-290, 2 E-Wings, 4 Z-95s, and 1 GR-75 Transport

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#5 Forensicus

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Posted 14 July 2014 - 05:31 AM

5.1.0 is the latest version. I have some kinks in regards to the start up of a new game but it might be related to it running on my Mac and I know how to work around it. So just PM me here and/or on Vassal and I'd gladly do a quick Skype guiding

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 Fleet: 1 x [YT-1300] -  5 x [X-Wing] - 4 x [A-Wing] -2 x [Y-Wing] - 2 x [HWK-290] - 4 x [B-Wing] - 1 x [Transport] - 1 x [Tantive IV]: 2 x [Firespray-31] - 8 x [Tie Fighters] - 6 x [Tie Interceptor] - 3 x [Tie Advanced] - 3 x [TIE-Bomber] - 3 x [Lambda Shuttle]

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#6 haslo

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Posted 14 July 2014 - 05:48 AM

That sounds awesome, thanks! I'll send you a PM in a few hours.


Imperials: 13 TIE Fighter, 5 TIE Advanced, 15 TIE Interceptor, 4 Slave I, 6 TIE Bomber, 5 Lambda Shuttle, 3 TIE Defender, 4 TIE Phantom

Rebels: 1 Tantive IV, 1 Rebel Transport, 7 X-Wing, 5 Y-Wing, 4 YT-1300, 6 A-Wing, 5 B-Wing, 5 HWK-290, 6 Z-95, 3 E-Wing


#7 EvilEd209

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Posted 14 July 2014 - 06:21 AM

I would recommend going here for a set by step guide from A Few Maneuvers:

http://s93768914.onlinehome.us/xwing/


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#8 Mu0n

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Posted 14 July 2014 - 07:27 AM

I would recommend going here for a set by step guide from A Few Maneuvers:

http://s93768914.onlinehome.us/xwing/

 

Hey. It's my guide, not really attached to any website in particular, but AFM were kind enough to offer to make a prominent link to it. 

 

If you do read it and find there are missing entries you wish were there, let me know, please.

I know I'll have to do some more for the Huge ships soon enough, once I release the x-wing vassal module v.5.1.2


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#9 EvilEd209

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Posted 14 July 2014 - 07:47 AM

I stand corrected... sorry Mu0n and thanks for all the hard work on Vassal!

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#10 oddeye

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Posted 14 July 2014 - 08:04 AM

Not really, no - only sporadically. It's my stay-at-home day today, and my wife is pregnant and here, too, so I only have three-minute slots of time every hour or so...

you are not alone brother! I too am fighting the good fight / with another 2 year old ankle biter in the mix. stay strong and just do as she says. =)


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Posted 14 July 2014 - 09:11 AM

I would recommend going here for a set by step guide from A Few Maneuvers:http://s93768914.onlinehome.us/xwing/

 
Hey. It's my guide, not really attached to any website in particular, but AFM were kind enough to offer to make a prominent link to it. 
 
If you do read it and find there are missing entries you wish were there, let me know, please.
I know I'll have to do some more for the Huge ships soon enough, once I release the x-wing vassal module v.5.1.2


That's a cool how to, man. Thanks!

I had given up on vassal after being frustrated with it and I generally have people to play with in the "real world"

I'm definitely going to pick it back up
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#12 haslo

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Posted 14 July 2014 - 12:19 PM

 

I would recommend going here for a set by step guide from A Few Maneuvers:

http://s93768914.onlinehome.us/xwing/

 

Hey. It's my guide, not really attached to any website in particular, but AFM were kind enough to offer to make a prominent link to it. 

 

If you do read it and find there are missing entries you wish were there, let me know, please.

I know I'll have to do some more for the Huge ships soon enough, once I release the x-wing vassal module v.5.1.2

 

 

Thanks loads for that link! I think it might just be the thing that answers all my questions  :lol: I'll have a good read and then see whether there's still anything major that's unclear.

 

 

Not really, no - only sporadically. It's my stay-at-home day today, and my wife is pregnant and here, too, so I only have three-minute slots of time every hour or so...

you are not alone brother! I too am fighting the good fight / with another 2 year old ankle biter in the mix. stay strong and just do as she says. =)

 

Heh, I forgot to mention the four year old that kept wanting to play LEGO with me  :D


Imperials: 13 TIE Fighter, 5 TIE Advanced, 15 TIE Interceptor, 4 Slave I, 6 TIE Bomber, 5 Lambda Shuttle, 3 TIE Defender, 4 TIE Phantom

Rebels: 1 Tantive IV, 1 Rebel Transport, 7 X-Wing, 5 Y-Wing, 4 YT-1300, 6 A-Wing, 5 B-Wing, 5 HWK-290, 6 Z-95, 3 E-Wing


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Posted 14 July 2014 - 12:27 PM

 

 

I would recommend going here for a set by step guide from A Few Maneuvers:

http://s93768914.onlinehome.us/xwing/

 

Hey. It's my guide, not really attached to any website in particular, but AFM were kind enough to offer to make a prominent link to it. 

 

If you do read it and find there are missing entries you wish were there, let me know, please.

I know I'll have to do some more for the Huge ships soon enough, once I release the x-wing vassal module v.5.1.2

 

 

Thanks loads for that link! I think it might just be the thing that answers all my questions  :lol: I'll have a good read and then see whether there's still anything major that's unclear.

 

 

Not really, no - only sporadically. It's my stay-at-home day today, and my wife is pregnant and here, too, so I only have three-minute slots of time every hour or so...

you are not alone brother! I too am fighting the good fight / with another 2 year old ankle biter in the mix. stay strong and just do as she says. =)

 

Heh, I forgot to mention the four year old that kept wanting to play LEGO with me  :D

 

at least you are playing with lego's... I'm still building thomas the train tracks.. sigh

 

Lego's i can stock up on star wars stuff. hehe


I see your schwartz is as big as mine. Let's see how you handle it!


#14 mrfroggies

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Posted 14 July 2014 - 01:58 PM

Were you able to get all set up?  Let me know if you need any help.  I'm happy to lend a virtual hand.


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Posted 14 July 2014 - 05:19 PM

Were you able to get all set up?  Let me know if you need any help.  I'm happy to lend a virtual hand.

 

Pretty much, yeah. Was able to add ships and move them and create and replay logs, with movement dials and everything. Now all I need is lots of time for actually playing  :D Thanks loads everybody for the kickstart!


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Imperials: 13 TIE Fighter, 5 TIE Advanced, 15 TIE Interceptor, 4 Slave I, 6 TIE Bomber, 5 Lambda Shuttle, 3 TIE Defender, 4 TIE Phantom

Rebels: 1 Tantive IV, 1 Rebel Transport, 7 X-Wing, 5 Y-Wing, 4 YT-1300, 6 A-Wing, 5 B-Wing, 5 HWK-290, 6 Z-95, 3 E-Wing





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