#35 Unable to load vym files


I have a problems loading VYM files. I cannot access to the files with the examples.
No problems working with VYM but when I try to open a file that I have created the same problems appear.
The messages are: "Couldn't find a map (*.xml) in your VYM archive"; "The file of the map on disk has changed: Do you want to reload the map with the new file?" "Couldn't find a map (*.xml) in your VYM archive""couldn't open map", "couldn't open map",
I've seen other threads about problems with Windows XP, but I only have a vym.exe file which is located in bin
Thank you


  • Mel

    Mel - 2010-09-10
    • labels: --> Windows port
  • In Silmaril

    In Silmaril - 2011-12-20
    • priority: 5 --> 4
  • In Silmaril

    In Silmaril - 2011-12-20

    Currently no maintainer for the windows port, sorry.

  • Anonymous - 2012-02-14

    I have found a workaround for this problem. I have reproduced the problem on Windows XP but not on Windows 7. On Windows 7, I moved my file to C:\VYMFiles. I also tried the name "VYM Files" which failed as well. I think this is because this folder needs to be in the 8.3 DOS format with no spaces in the name.

  • Anonymous - 2012-02-14

    I made a small mistake in the previous comment. I wrote "On Windows 7, I moved my file ...". I meant "On Windows XP, I moved my file ...". Everything works fine in Windows 7.

  • SaroEngels

    SaroEngels - 2013-03-11

    This is likely due to missing zip executable.

  • In Silmaril

    In Silmaril - 2015-05-28

    done in 2.4.3

    vym now uses 7z for zipping/unzipping

  • In Silmaril

    In Silmaril - 2015-05-28
    • status: open --> closed-fixed
    • assigned_to: In Silmaril
    • Group: --> v1.0_(example)

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