Malifaux VASSAL Module (Video)

I looked into this about three months ago, but didn’t have time to make progress on it then. I don’t have time now, but somehow I’ve managed to produce this version. VASSAL is essentially a boardgame simulator that allows players to play online – modules can be produced for different games. It does not simulate any of the game rules or logic. Players need to know how to play the game and have access to model cards.

This Malifaux module is not available for public download as I have yet to clear it with the relevant copyright holders – I wanted to produce this proof of concept first. If you can suffer through my prattling for about 7 minutes here it is…

Shown in the video is v0.21 of the Malifaux Vassal Module. As you can see the card decks and hands work well and the basic miniature movement is fine. I forgot to show the deployment overlays and flipping cards to make them visible to your opponent, which work also.

Diagonal Deployment

The main outstanding items are Malifaux specific damage grids and obviously sprite artwork for the individual models!

From here I want to go into a test cycle and begin the process of getting copyright approval.

Enjoy!

Owen

PS I case it needs to be said – I’m not looking to make any money from this. It is just a small project that may be of value to other wargamers.

5 thoughts on “Malifaux VASSAL Module (Video)

  • 24th May 2011 at 12:06 pm
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    Fantastic Owen. Looking great. Vassal has always looked intimidating, but this module looks like such a easy way to play over distances.

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  • 24th May 2011 at 1:09 pm
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    Thanks David. VASSAL is quite nice and easy to use. I play a friend who lives in Hamburg every week. Without VASSAL that’d be quite hard.

    Owen

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  • 25th May 2011 at 3:41 am
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    I’m hoping this can go ahead… I’ve been waiting for something like this.

    Great work and let me know if you want it pimped on my site.

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  • 25th May 2011 at 11:20 am
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    Thanks. I’ve contacted the Warmachine/Hordes VASSAL module guy (but no response yet). I need to contact the Wyrd guys (once I figure out how to do that!).

    Thanks for the pimping offer. If this gets off the ground I’ll take you up on it.

    Owen

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  • 26th May 2011 at 5:19 am
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    When I next talk to Sketch I can forward something on for you if you like since I’m a Henchman…

    He generally jumps in the Malifaux IRC room if you go in there and he can forward it onto the right people.

    Otherwise drop me an email with the details and I’ll forward it on to the Wyrd Guys.

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