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    I have opened this thread so that we can effectively close the long running "PC navigator 6" thread.

    link to company website:
    http://directions.ltd.uk/laptop-navigation/


    In short-

    PC navigator 7 - Europe standard edition now supports being windowed, however you need to pass it some parameters, DOPEHEAD has written an executable to do this

    Originally posted by _dopehead_ View Post
    I just made my little application look for a settings.ini in the same dir as the application is in. The settings ini should contain this :

    Xpos
    Ypos
    Xsize
    Ysize

    on the first four lines of the file, so a setting would ex. be :
    0
    50
    800
    550

    Which would start pcnav 50 pixels down, and with the size of 800x550, fits on the destinator_gps.skin with a topbar of 50 pixels.

    If no settings.ini is found it will use the exact parameters above instead.

    Then you can just run startpcnav.exe in your button code in RR.

    Link : http://www.csaforum.dk/pcnav.zip

    the other intergration option that is still lacking is the ability to mute winamp when the satnav speaks. a solution to this was suggested by SERFIO

    Originally posted by Serfio View Post
    for the audio problem you can take a look here:
    www.indievolume.com

    and configure the program as explained on digital-car for destinator6 integration into rr (step 6/7).
    http://www.digital-car.co.uk/forum/s...ead.php?t=7114

    bye
    On the whole I have been impressed so far. It has not yet taken me on a obscure route, or got me lost.

    one small niggle is when running in a small window the icons/ fonts are not always resized, so for instance when you do a search for your GPS com port, the details of the com port are printed below the bottom of the screen. I will report this in today and see if we get a patch.

  • #2
    ok, 1st thing we need to find is whether we need the professional or the standard,do both versions allow resizing to be embedded in rr?
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    • #3
      Originally posted by jonessc View Post
      ok, 1st thing we need to find is whether we need the professional or the standard,do both versions allow resizing to be embedded in rr?
      i have the standard, and this allows me to resize (as stated above)
      dopehead has the proffesional which also does

      AFAIK - the difference between the standard and the proffesional is that the proffesional allows you to write your own active X front end, but as no doubt dopehead will elaborate on, this is a long arduous task.

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      • #4
        oh yes, for it to work in RR, using the BMV2 skin, i needed to select the GPS product as external, and add a clear window (a clip) with the same size window as you are running pcnav. this allows you to see the programme through the skin.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by wilgartw View Post
          i have the standard, and this allows me to resize.
          excellent, that saves me 50 bucks!
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          • #6
            Originally posted by wilgartw View Post
            one small niggle is when running in a small window the icons/ fonts are not always resized, so for instance when you do a search for your GPS com port, the details of the com port are printed below the bottom of the screen. I will report this in today and see if we get a patch.
            they've just come back to me, and actually when i use it in standalone mode everything looks ok, it is only when i run it through RR does in cut the bottom off. I will investigate more tonight (when i'm not at work)

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            • #7
              Also, it would be nice to know if there are more keyboard shortcuts than the one i found in the new version 7 (sse old thread), maybe ogradka who initially put up the link for the patch could tell us ?

              Oh, and this is the patch for Pcnav7 to get windowed support. http://static.mapfactor.com/files/pc...h-7_1_13-1.exe
              Not doing carpc anymore

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              • #8
                Originally posted by _dopehead_ View Post
                Also, it would be nice to know if there are more keyboard shortcuts than the one i found in the new version 7
                When embedding in RR what functions have you managed to work with buttons (if any) like the ones you get in FreeDrive so far?
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by _dopehead_ View Post
                  Also, it would be nice to know if there are more keyboard shortcuts than the one i found in the new version 7 (sse old thread), maybe ogradka who initially put up the link for the patch could tell us ?
                  just gone through the old thread and cannot find this. what post number is it? I will then ask them. i seem to be getting responses within the hour at the moment.

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                  • #10
                    http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/1089321-post217.html
                    Not doing carpc anymore

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                    • #11
                      The keycodes i have found are located in the file C:\Program Files\Navigator7\PC_Navigator\config\tyrael\defaul t_settings.xml
                      They are not really that much use, everything in there can be done in the GUI on the first screen i believe. But maybe some more keycode action are available, we should ask directions.

                      ---- These are the ones that are in there. ---------
                      <virtualKeyBinding>
                      <vkCode>38</vkCode>
                      <action>MoveUp</action>
                      </virtualKeyBinding>
                      <virtualKeyBinding>
                      <vkCode>40</vkCode>
                      <action>MoveDown</action>
                      </virtualKeyBinding>
                      <virtualKeyBinding>
                      <vkCode>39</vkCode>
                      <action>MoveRight</action>
                      </virtualKeyBinding>
                      <virtualKeyBinding>
                      <vkCode>37</vkCode>
                      <action>MoveLeft</action>
                      </virtualKeyBinding>
                      <!-- skyway -->
                      <virtualKeyBinding>
                      <vkCode>33</vkCode>
                      <action>ZoomIn</action>
                      </virtualKeyBinding>
                      <virtualKeyBinding>
                      <vkCode>34</vkCode>
                      <action>ZoomOut</action>
                      </virtualKeyBinding>
                      <!-- gvox -->
                      <virtualKeyBinding>
                      <vkCode>195</vkCode>
                      <action>ZoomIn</action>
                      </virtualKeyBinding>
                      <virtualKeyBinding>
                      <vkCode>196</vkCode>
                      <action>ZoomOut</action>
                      </virtualKeyBinding>
                      <!-- magic370 -->
                      <virtualKeyBinding>
                      <vkCode>130</vkCode>
                      <action>Minimize</action>
                      </virtualKeyBinding>
                      <virtualKeyBinding>
                      <vkCode>133</vkCode>
                      <action>AddFavourite</action>
                      </virtualKeyBinding>
                      Not doing carpc anymore

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by _dopehead_ View Post
                        The keycodes i have found are located in the file C:\Program Files\Navigator7\PC_Navigator\config\tyrael\defaul t_settings.xml
                        They are not really that much use, everything in there can be done in the GUI on the first screen i believe. But maybe some more keycode action are available, we should ask directions.
                        what kind of things are you after? i use a touchscreen, so have no use for keyboard shortcuts.

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                        • #13
                          So do i, but some of the features would be nice to have available without having to go into the menu system, like 2D/3D view.
                          Not doing carpc anymore

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                          • #14
                            OK Guys, What am I doing wrong?

                            Navigator 7 Europe (Standard) arrived and was installed yesterday. My front end is iCT. I'm using Dopehead's little programme and installed it in the same directory as Nav 7. I have to run any navigation software as an external programme. No problems with that.

                            When I open the navigation window I now get Dopehead's programme and starting at X0/Y50 where it should, but the screen stays blank apart from a line at the bottom giving me my altitude and speed.

                            If I now close that window I see the map behind it which has now moved up slightly so that I can see the part of the front end behind that at top and bottom.

                            Any ideas ? Thanks

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                            • #15
                              what happens when you run it outside iCT?

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