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Star Wars: Armada - Vassal module version 4.2.0

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11 minutes ago, Laminidas said:

To make things easier, you could assign EVERY ship (whether it is Rebel, Imperial, Republic, Separatist) the same amount of 6 defense token slots, so every ship refers back to that same code piece. You won't have to use different code for each ship. Those ships using less than 6 tokens just leave some of the slots unused.

I'm by no means a coder, but that concept should leave the vassal module less complex.

 

Ideally, yes oc. 

But vassal isn't really up to handling this type of coding, so it slows down too much. 

So must find other solutions. 

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Did some test with 5 and 6 defense tokens, and performance was fine.

So I think I'll go ahead and add this functionality to the next build.

SH = 6 tokens

MCs = 5 tokens

Edit: Small bases are...small. So the MC30 has the 5th token hanging a bit after of the edge of the base, but it looks fine.

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Hi Green Knight,

Latest Vassal engine and module build. Seems very slow to load the module. Very slow when I go to file / load continuation. seems really laggy.  Is there something I can do on my PC to speedi t up, R5 3600, 16GB, 2070 Super, all SSD no spinning rust. 

 

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On 11/8/2020 at 7:42 PM, Abraksis said:

Hi Green Knight,

Latest Vassal engine and module build. Seems very slow to load the module. Very slow when I go to file / load continuation. seems really laggy.  Is there something I can do on my PC to speedi t up, R5 3600, 16GB, 2070 Super, all SSD no spinning rust. 

What versions are these?

3.13.0 and 3.4.7?

Does the lag occur only in this configuration? Can you test that module version with other Vassal versions (you can have many installed at the same time).

Have you tried to uninstall Vassal and reinstall?

I have a modern gaming rig, so I'm not really the man to comment on performance problems. 

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Just had a fun Vassal Armada match (though I lost ;)). While the match itself went smoothly, I received the following error message when I attempted to save the game log:

"Memory full. Vassal is out of memory. This module requires more than the maximum heap size." (translated from Germany)

My computer has plenty of RAM so the issue shouldn't lie within that. I assume I have to change the under File/Preferences/General the "JVM initial heap" and "JVM maximum heap"? If I'm guessing right, which values would you recommend?

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I have 256 initial, 512 max, which IIR is the default?

I've not had that error myself, but I vaguely remember it being reported before. I think the solution was to increase the limits.

If you have modern PC with lots of RAM why not set it much higher? I have 32GB, and I rarely use more than a fraction of that.

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"Mechanized Might" added to module :) 

Only missing Hardcell, Consular, and the squads now. Hurry up FFG, we've very exited. I've ordered 2 of each core and 3 of each squad pack. That kind of exited :D 

Just so you don't think I've forgotten the Imps/Rebs, this is one of the new maps that will come with 4.0.0:

Defend the shield gate!

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Module version 4.0.0 is available!

Download: http://www.vassalengine.org/wiki/Module:Star_Wars:_Armada

Checksum: cc62cc18

### WARNING!!! ###
MODULE: THIS VERSION OF THE MODULE IS NOT COMPATIBLE WITH ANY PREVIOUS VERSION!!!
VASSAL: REMEMBER TO UPDATE YOUR VASSAL INSTALLATION (this was built with Vassal 3.4.8)

OVERVIEW
Clone Wars factions added: Republic and Separatist.
Graphical enhancements for Empire and Rebel factions.
Standard-sized maps (6x3) contained in main module (no need for map pack). There are 20 maps: 10 SW themed and 10 generic space.
Mini-maps (3x3) moved to main module bc of popularity of RitR/task force games (no need for map pack). There are 5 maps, all of them generic.
All extra maps put into one unified Map Pack (ArmadaExtension_MapPack_4.0.0.vmdx).

CRITICAL BUGFIXES
Vassal 3.4.X (used to build Armada module version 3.13.0) broke some auto-reporting functionality. This is fixed in Vassal 3.4.8 (used to build this module version).

OTHER BUGFIXES
Sending facedown damage cards to the discard pile will never report the name of the card.
SSD can now take Salvo tokens (Local Fire Control).
Fixed some spellings errors in card names (but exogorth SHOULD be spelled "space slug").
Scatter token is no longer upside down - I bet you've been waiting for that fix for 5 years 🙂

MAJOR NEW FEATURES
UNDO has CTRL+Z assigned as hotkey (new functionality in Vassal 3.4.X)
Spawning a command stack from ship card now sets the name of the stack = default name of the ship.
Many report formats have changed: Ship/Squad reports are typically prefixed with PlayerName. Changes in value (hull, speed, shield, etc.) typically follow a from X to Y format.
All Empire/Rebel ships now have proper images for ship models (Chimaera added as a separate model).
All Empire/Rebel ships have 2 alternate color schemes (the default one is always spawned from Shirmpbot and Quickspawn - you have to get these from the Pieces menu).
All Empire/Rebel squadrons now use a unified top-down appearance.
All Empire/Rebel aces and uniques have alternate color schemes to aid with identification (might tweak colors some more later).
Starhawk can take 6 defense tokens (Agate + Title).
MC30/75/80 can take 5 defense tokens (Agate)
Quickspawn for CW factions added.
Focus tokens (placeholder tokens) implemented (work about the same as Chaff, but are not removed on round refresh).
RitR Commander Abilities exist as game pieces for ease of reference.
Map Pack reorganized: It now contains maps with alternate 6x4 and 8x4 formats, as well as 9x3 (CC final battle). Additionally, there are some standard 6x3 maps with extra border area, for those big battles with lots of cards. Pack also contains some old 6x3 maps that have been retired.

OTHER NEW FEATURES
Added new scans of damage cards with the right game text (been wanting to do that since forever).
All errated card images added (Rhymer, Relay, TRC, etc.).
Superweapon card back added.
Added RitR version of Base Defense objectives.
Some rescaling of cards to make text more readable.
Some low-quality card images replaced to improve readability.
Module now has red/blue ignition tokens 1-3 that are flippable to change color.
Many tokens have been replaced with better-quality ones.
Pass token added (from the SSD, but looks like the new pass rule will use the same tokens).
Squads defense tokens can only be Brace, Evade, and Scatter.
Added missing strategic campaign tokens.
Sounds have had their base volume reduced (so your ears won't bleed).
Maps have the Star Wars: Armada logo in the corner (it looks nice).

TO-DO
Add proper images of CW ships once physicals models in hand.
Replace all remaining Upgrade cards once the Card Pack hits.

Edited by Green Knight

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@Ardaedhel has rolled out ShrimpBot 4.0.0 over at the Discord https://discord.gg/ym4sUAy

This is a handy script tool that converts text export from all major builders into Vassal vlog-setup files.

It's fully compatible with module version 4.0.0+ and Warlords lists.

If you spot any bug, please report to: https://github.com/sprintska/shrimpbot/issues

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