Help with Abattlemap



  • Twice now in my game with Gamer I’ve opened up files where the toolbar doesn’t show up. The infobar does show up, but no matter how much I toggle the other one off/on to show, I don’t see it. My “fix” is to reinstall, but does anyone know another way to fix it?


  • 2007 AAR League

    The only fix is, as you have already discovered, to re-install…



  • Go to the cyberboards thread, jen, explains another way.


  • 2018 2017 2016 '11 Moderator

    First, close all battlemap files.

    Go to the Abattlemap directory (the folder on your computer, probably in Program Files on your C drive) and delete the Abattlemap.ini file (it’s the only ini file in the directory, you can’t delete the wrong one.)  The ini file is the one that looks like a notepad with a big gear on it. (screenshot attached)

    Then reopen battlemap and your toolbars will re-appear.

    You can fix this in future by not keeping your toolbars close to the edge of the map.  I recommend placing them around Brazil/Indian Ocean, but you can put them in other places as you wish.  For some reason, on the edge of maps, the program moves them off your physical screen where you cannot find them.

    The actual pixel locations of these toolbars are stored in your ini file.  If no ini file is present, the program rebuilds the ini file from default locations.

    battlemap_ini_file.jpg



  • By the way my abattlemap closes itself sometimes.
    Often while I am browsing for a file to open.


  • 2018 2017 2016 '11 Moderator

    @tekkyy:

    By the way my abattlemap closes itself sometimes.
    Often while I am browsing for a file to open.

    Yea, I have not found a way to fix that yet.  Been working on it for a while.  Not sure why it happens though.



  • Stickied!

    Good info that people are going to need often.  Keeping it near the top of the topic threads.


  • 2018 2017 2016 '11 Moderator

    @ncscswitch:

    Stickied!

    Good info that people are going to need often.  Keeping it near the top of the topic threads.

    Woot!  I’ve never gotten one of my replies moved to sticky status before. 😛

    Guess I’ll break down and give Switch his 10th GK from me now. hehe.



  • i found the Abattlemap AA50 program at this site, i had installed it and then lost the 42 scenario, i downloaded the 42 scenario and installed it,
    the 42 file appear’s at the battlemap screen, the problem is that it wont load


  • 2007 AAR League

    Hey, I uninstalled that .ini file, but my other tool bar won’t seem to show up. What am I doing wrong? I read/was told I had to “restart” battlemap. Does that mean re-install or just open a new program? Because if it is the latter, I’ve already done that to no affect.



  • means to close and restart the abattlemap program itself.



  • Hey guys,

    I’ve been having a similar problem. My infobar keeps disappearing.

    Deleting the .ini file has not helped. So far, I have had to re-install the software each time I’ve wanted to see my infobar. I’d save my map, with all toolbars in plain sight. Once I re-open the program, the infoview window is once again gone.

    I’ve re-installed the program countless times, I’ve deleted the root folder after uninstallation, still to no avail.

    It’s almost like I need a completely different piece of software =(



  • Heh, just fixed it by renaming the directory in which I re-installed the program to “ABattleMap2”. Weird, as I have deleted old directories before. Ah well, I guess this works too.


  • 2015 Official Answers '11 '10 Moderator

    I don’t think this thread will help anyone anymore……
    Time to delete?


  • Customizer

    please help

    which of these units is a fighter, and which is a tactical bomber, and which is a normal bomber?  (global 1940 here)

    i assumed that the fighter was the first one on the left (the one that looks like a plane doing a turn)

    while the tactical is in the middle and looks like a slightly smaller bomber

    i find it very difficult to tell the 2nd two apart actually

    (please ignore the entire right half, it is just me doodling)

    unit_list.png


  • 2018 2017 2016 '11 Moderator

    personally I always like the OLD tool icons.  But that’s just me.

    You can always check by putting a new icon on the board and looking to see how much more air power you have.  If it goes up by 10, its a fighter!  Etc.

    Fighter is the furthest on the left, then tactical bomber in the middle (if you are playing with them) and strategic bomber (ie bomber) on the right side.


  • Customizer

    how about this one?

    i made the bombers fatter, what do think?

    unit_list.png


  • 2018 2017 2016 '11 Moderator

    I like the old tiles still.  Classic, refined, upper crust. 😛



  • Not for not, I’m just curious.  I’m sure there must be some advantage to using ABattlemap, but why on earth would anyone want to play with such rudimentary graphics?   The units look like they are being made for an old Atari gaming system from the 1970s.


  • 2018 2017 2016 '11 Moderator

    No overhead for the computer
    Its much faster to move the pieces on the board
    More customability
    Faster game play
    Less complicated interface
    Not as gunked up with prettiness
    You can see all or most of the map at a time without degredation of graphics

    The only thing battlemap is lacking are dice, and let’s face it, using the house dicey works JUST fine, so it’s not really LACKING as it isnt in the way of a simple gaming utility.  Life really sucked before Battlemap to track what was going on.



  • I would honestly never play it just based on the graphics.  Just my opinion though.


  • 2015 Official Answers '11 '10 Moderator

    @Hepps01:

    I would honestly never play it just based on the graphics.  Just my opinion though.

    You are probably under 30?

    Gameplay > graphics

    Every single time



  • Nope, well past my 30 mark.  It’s not an issue of only playing games for graphics.  I think game play trumps graphics every time, in that if a games mechanics are good they are more important than the visuals.  That being said, I also think that given the availability of far superior graphics, I’d play the better looking game 100% of the time.


  • 2018 2017 2016 '11 Moderator

    @Gamerman01:

    @Hepps01:

    I would honestly never play it just based on the graphics.  Just my opinion though.

    You are probably under 30?

    Gameplay > graphics

    Every single time

    It was just one of the many reasons battlemap is superior to tripleA.  WoW is better than DAOC, but graphics are only one reason it is so.


  • 2015 Official Answers '11 '10 Moderator

    Yeah,

    well it’s been fun talking, but it’s really pointless to do so.  We’ll all play and enjoy what we will, and there’s no need to sway others’ opinions on this…

    Happy gaming, all  🙂


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