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  • My 1.7.x with Destinator2 support

    As you may have seen in this thread , I have added some things to ME, and many of you have tried it.

    I have been waiting patiently for ME 2.0 with GPS, however that won't be happening until 2.1 (at least).

    Therefore, I have added more to my changed version of 1.7.7, and I have managed to add GPS support using the Destinator2 SDK.

    This is an "in development" thing at the moment, however it seemed to work fine in my car at the weekend.

    I would really appreciate it if you can test it out, and let me know any bugs/problems/suggestions that you can find/think of

    Here's a couple of links to screenshots of it so far:

    Main window (when opened from the MP3 screen):
    http://www.my105e.com/carputer/medest2/dest2window.jpg

    And with the Windows XP Onscreen Keyboard:
    http://www.my105e.com/carputer/medest2/dest2kb.jpg

    I haven't tested the OSK with any other OS than XP, however Me should work, as it uses the same OSK. Those of you running 98 might be able to use the Windows Me OSK (place in the C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM folder, and you will probably have to register the DLL file too)

    As you can see from the screenshot, it displays the currently playing song in ME, and you can control the volume, next/prev track, pause, shuffle etc.

    It doesn't use the current ME skin at the moment, I need to sit through the code some more and figure out which bits load the button files etc


    Any/all feedback will be welcomed



    I hope this works OK for you, let me know if it doesn't and I'll try to fix any errors


    Oh yeah, suppose I'd better add a link to the file


    UPDATE: 05/11/03

    1) I have added an option to switch from or exit the GPS screen. This means you can either keep the voice guidance running in the background while you do something else (load up a new playlist etc) or close it completely.
    2) I have also fixed a bug where if you fast-forward when playing MP3s, the track time won't get updated correctly...it now does Useful when you're searching through the GTA: Vice City music looking for "Kids In America" or "Beat It" it's useful if you know at what time throughout the song it is
    3) Use of Windows XP/Me OSK removed, as Destinator has it's own keyboard.
    Not found a way to automatically turn it on, however here is the instructions to do it manually:
    1. Open the file C:\PowerLOC\Destinator\Common\Interface\Destinator .INF
    2. Find the line that says "::D xxx,yyy,zzz" and change zzz to at least 640
    3. Save the file
    Now, when you go to enter a location, you will see the OSK pop up

    /UPDATE


    Garry
    Co-Developer of A.I.M.E.E
    www.aimee.cc

  • #2
    nice work - destinator 2 won't be supported in 2.1 - only destinator 3...

    you don't need to use the windows OSK - just edit the ini file in destinator and look for the screen size line ":: D" or something - there are 2 values for res and the last is for the destinator OSK, just increase the value above your screen size and D2 will turn on it's OSK - much neater...
    www.digital-car.co.uk - The UK CarPC Forum

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Jamez_Warner
      nice work - destinator 2 won't be supported in 2.1 - only destinator 3...

      you don't need to use the windows OSK - just edit the ini file in destinator and look for the screen size line ":: D" or something - there are 2 values for res and the last is for the destinator OSK, just increase the value above your screen size and D2 will turn on it's OSK - much neater...
      Oh...nice! I thought there was a keyboard in Destinator...saw it on other screenshots...but never found it!! You've just saved me a bit of work, and can tidy it up a bit! (plus means you won't "lose" the music controls when you have the keyboard open )

      Thanks for that! Now why isn't that in the help of the SDK


      Garry
      Co-Developer of A.I.M.E.E
      www.aimee.cc

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      • #4
        i know useless - i only found out through someone else... have not got ini files here at work otherwise i'd give a more detailed descrip - just shout if my instructions are wrong...
        www.digital-car.co.uk - The UK CarPC Forum

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Jamez_Warner
          i know useless - i only found out through someone else... have not got ini files here at work otherwise i'd give a more detailed descrip - just shout if my instructions are wrong...
          I've looked through the Destinator.ini file in the SDK installation directory...as useful as a chocolate teapot. Could it be because I only have the SDK installed, and not the full program?


          Garry
          Co-Developer of A.I.M.E.E
          www.aimee.cc

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Confused
            I've looked through the Destinator.ini file in the SDK installation directory...as useful as a chocolate teapot. Could it be because I only have the SDK installed, and not the full program?


            Garry

            it will work on SDK - when i get home i will post exact directions for file locations and where the line is... ( i have the sdk installed somewhere )
            www.digital-car.co.uk - The UK CarPC Forum

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            • #7
              Hi Confused,

              I would like to use your gps option. But I only have the PocketPc Version of Destinator2. Is this version running on WinXP too or do I need a different version?

              BYA

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              • #8
                lucas,

                I have had success in downloading and installing the Destinator SDK, and copying the PocketPC version's maps across.

                You may wish to try this, however, I am unsure on the licensing implications of doing so, and I cannot be held liable for anything outside my control that happens on your machine from doing this.


                Garry
                Co-Developer of A.I.M.E.E
                www.aimee.cc

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Jamez_Warner
                  i know useless - i only found out through someone else... have not got ini files here at work otherwise i'd give a more detailed descrip - just shout if my instructions are wrong...
                  I've got the same thing with my App I'm writing. Would love to use the Keyboard, but the file C:\PowerLOC\Destinator.ini appears to be a binary file?

                  I'm using the SDK, too.

                  GingerPrince

                  Car changed for TVR Griffith 500, so computer de-installed. Using a Dension 100ix w/60Gb HD unit in the interim.

                  Carputer Install - http://www.stuffandting.com/carputer/
                  CarBox Software -- http://www.stuffandting.com/carbox/

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                  • #10
                    arg forgot to post solution - will try and remember tongiht when i get home...
                    www.digital-car.co.uk - The UK CarPC Forum

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Jamez_Warner
                      arg forgot to post solution - will try and remember tongiht when i get home...
                      Thanks mate!!


                      Garry
                      Co-Developer of A.I.M.E.E
                      www.aimee.cc

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                      • #12
                        own OSK in setinator? Would be nice...(I started to write mine....)

                        Waiting also for the info!

                        edit:

                        //:,240,320,639
                        :,740,580,639

                        in detinator.inf?

                        \PowerLOC\Destinator\Common\Interface
                        Epia M9000, lili 7" vga&touch & 2xTM-7002S compo, camera with reversed image, 2.5" 60 GB, 256Mb DDR, Opus 90W, GPS usb... AND MEDIACRUISER of course!

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by PTCruiser
                          own OSK in setinator? Would be nice...(I started to write mine....)

                          Waiting also for the info!

                          edit:

                          //:,240,320,639
                          :,740,580,639

                          in detinator.inf?

                          \PowerLOC\Destinator\Common\Interface
                          YES YES YES!!

                          I changed that last value (on 2nd line) to 640, and it worked

                          Will see if I can find out what the other values do

                          <Edit>
                          OK, I have figured out what those values do
                          First 2 are initial window size, x,y (ie 640,480) etc
                          Last one, if set to 640 or higher, will give you an OSK on any windows bigger than 640 wide. Any width lower than this will not give you OSK, and any value here of less than this will not give you OSK.
                          </Edit>

                          Time for me to update ME with that information


                          Garry
                          Co-Developer of A.I.M.E.E
                          www.aimee.cc

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                          • #14
                            Also aplly for Mediacruiser...thx for the info!

                            That rocks!
                            Epia M9000, lili 7" vga&touch & 2xTM-7002S compo, camera with reversed image, 2.5" 60 GB, 256Mb DDR, Opus 90W, GPS usb... AND MEDIACRUISER of course!

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                            • #15
                              Garry:

                              INF FILE FROM DEST VERS.1 open it inside all lines are fully explained.

                              I RENAMED IT TO .DOC if you want you can rename it back to .inf. i dont know why in version2 people at powerlock took away the explanation lines........


                              BUG:
                              1)while listening to mp3 and launching destinator everything goes fine UNTIL i press the MENU button in destinator interface it pops up for half second then goes down again. So its impossible to input destination or to press any other button in destinator


                              2) even after exiting destinator i go back to me but i hear the voice of destinator still giving me driving directions. Looks like it closes the interface but is still running in the background....

                              David

                              epia m 10000 ezra core, gain 7" touchscreen not usb at 800x600, destinator 2,me 1.77 CONFUSED version.




                              Me with Destinator is soooooooooo sweet!
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