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    Hey guys... I've been in the carpc scene for a few years now. I've gotten my feet wet a few times, but never actually finished my project due to financial etc...

    Now the time has come, and I have the opportunity to finish my carpc at last! The last piece of hardware i will be getting is a touchscreen LCD. I'm gonna go with a motorized flipout.

    Before I take the plunge, I want to get the software side of things setup first. Right now, I have a 1GB highspeed CF card I will be booting from. I'm in the process of finding the "perfect" nLite settings to get everything running smoothly, and to have everything fit onto the CF card WITH hibernation..

    Then I will impliment HORM, EWF, minlogon, etc.

    Centrafuse seems to be the most polished frontend application available for free. I'm interested in using it as my front end, but have a few questions.

    1) It looks like centrafuse is about to become commercial. If I setup everything now, will this "trial" expire? Will we have to pay for it in the future?

    2) Is there a "quickstart" or "complete beginners/idiots" guide to setup centrafuse? Like what other applications are required (Dvd decoders, iGuidance software, etc)

    3) Is there a proven list of things to NOT remove from nLite to make everything work correctly?

    4) Which GPS software is the most popular? I still have a copy of Map Monkey + Destinator3 from waaaay back in the day, but it looks like iGuidance 3 has become the most popular GPS solution.

    Thanks for any help or information guys!

    I hope to have this stuff setup very soon!

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    CF includes its own GPS and maps so you don't have to go buy it seperately. Once its comercial, you do have to pay for it.

    Its really easy to setup. Just install .NET framework 1.1, installed the CF msi and your done. As for codecs, i recommend using ffdshow.

    Thats it, ahve fun! This is why CF is so good!

    Quote Originally Posted by mattress View Post
    Hey guys... I've been in the carpc scene for a few years now. I've gotten my feet wet a few times, but never actually finished my project due to financial etc...

    Now the time has come, and I have the opportunity to finish my carpc at last! The last piece of hardware i will be getting is a touchscreen LCD. I'm gonna go with a motorized flipout.

    Before I take the plunge, I want to get the software side of things setup first. Right now, I have a 1GB highspeed CF card I will be booting from. I'm in the process of finding the "perfect" nLite settings to get everything running smoothly, and to have everything fit onto the CF card WITH hibernation..

    Then I will impliment HORM, EWF, minlogon, etc.

    Centrafuse seems to be the most polished frontend application available for free. I'm interested in using it as my front end, but have a few questions.

    1) It looks like centrafuse is about to become commercial. If I setup everything now, will this "trial" expire? Will we have to pay for it in the future?

    2) Is there a "quickstart" or "complete beginners/idiots" guide to setup centrafuse? Like what other applications are required (Dvd decoders, iGuidance software, etc)

    3) Is there a proven list of things to NOT remove from nLite to make everything work correctly?

    4) Which GPS software is the most popular? I still have a copy of Map Monkey + Destinator3 from waaaay back in the day, but it looks like iGuidance 3 has become the most popular GPS solution.

    Thanks for any help or information guys!

    I hope to have this stuff setup very soon!
    Vehicle Media Systems
    Australia Car PCs www.vmscarpc.com.au

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    Quote Originally Posted by VMS View Post
    Just install .NET framework 1.1, installed the CF msi and your done


    It can't be THAT easy, lol.

    That's incredible. I am definitally going to give this a run in my setup. Any idea how much HDD space it takes up once installed?

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