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  • routis problem? anyone experiencing the same thing?

    I've always wanted to purchase a navigation system for my car, but $2,000-$3,000+ was a bit pricey for my taste. I started to look into alternative dashboard mount GPS for my car. the 3" display screen was too small for me to view and color screen cost upto $1000. I then started to looking into GPS software and receivers for portable laptops.
    I've heard a lot of great things about Deluo Routis 2004. I decided to give it
    a shot. After using it for a few month, here is my REVIEW.

    Even with 3Ghz CPU and 512MB of RAM loaded on the laptop, the software would stall when I loaded two large states (New York and Ontario). I donít understand why we can't load the whole United States maps into the HDD. I've contacted Deluo tech support and I was told to download the cities in different folders, instead of downloading both cities
    into one folder (c:\deluo routis\Maps) I had to download them into two folders
    c:\deluo routis\NYS
    c:\deluo routis\Ontario

    and rename my destination(Ontario) folder to <Maps> in order for routis to bring me to that location.
    c:\deluo routis\NYS
    c:\deluo routis\Maps

    With Ontario maps loaded, I was totally lost driving from NYS since the NYS maps wasnít loaded. The only thing that was showing was the main highway 90. At times it indicated I was off road, even when I staying on the main highway route and GPS indicated I was driving on the other side of the
    highway. I believe this is cause by not loading the NYS map.

    Second, coming back from Ontario. I set my destination address location. NYS address could not be found. I had to change the folders maps once again.

    c:\deluo routis\Maps
    c:\deluo routis\Ontario

    With the NYS maps loaded now, home destination address set, and my car parked on the small shopping plaza in middle of nowhere in Ontario. Routis list was giving me directions but had no idea how to get there since Ontario maps werenít loaded. Routis indicated I was OFF ROAD with absolutely no streets names but a highway. I had to somehow get myself on the main highways to get back home. Luckily I remembered how to get back on one of the highways, then it was when the GPS synced with routis and finally
    gave me driving directions.

    Now if I was driving cross country from the united states east coast to the west. How would I use routis? Would I have to load each different state when I get there? Even if I load each different state, it would not know my final destination address. How would it give me driving directions??

  • #2
    I don't think you installed it correctly, I was able to install all the states and provinces on my hard drive. I drove from Vancouver to Las Vegas last week and it worked fine.

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    • #3
      I haven't driven out of state yet, but I loaded all the states from AZ to WI to MD just fine. Routis never says I'm off road when I'm not, and has been working perfectly here in WI. Maybe your hardware isn't working correctly?
      Fabricator

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      • #4
        i went from long island to connecticut and back without any problems
        rebuilding carpc... kinda..

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        • #5
          I have Routis 2004 and I also have the problem where it tells me I'm off-road. But that's because I'm in Germany at the moment.

          Honestly, I have all the states and provinces loaded into my HDD and it didn't complain a lick.
          Progress Meter:

          [|||||!||||'] 95% complete

          It's in... it's finally installed!!!! But never finished!

          "It works! It works! I've finally invented something that works!" -- Doctor Emmit Brown

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          • #6
            well...i had no problems with switching between states...but maybe 2 or 3 times it would say im off road...and then correct itself a moment later
            rebuilding carpc... kinda..

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            • #7
              when technology fails, drive yourself to the nearest gas station, and buy a map, a moonpie (or some other type of candy), and a large bottle of water. the map purchase is clear, the moonpie is to treat yourself to a peacefull snack that will help you to ignore what you are about to do, and the large bottle of water is to be fully poured into the case of your mobo, side note, for optimum destruction of your mobo, use gatorade.

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              • #8
                strange.... i have the entire US and canada loaded onto my laptop.

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                • #9
                  as of right now I only have FL loaded , but I have tried it with a few states and I have yet to have any issues.

                  Scorp

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                  • #10
                    try loading huge states, like NYS and Ontario and you tell me if Routis will load, cuz mines just freeze.

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                    • #11
                      your computer must have a problem, maybe in the power or heat. i loaded the entire database onto my HD.. took a long time (10 min) and the computer was whiring for awhile, and I can see how it would crash a system with all the HD writes and stuff.

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