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    i have never been good with this kind of stuff, software wise.
    i did not see any tutorials for the config besides the one that came with it. didnt explain well enough to me tho

    1. for the INI path....what is that?

    2. launch path.......to launch what? a custom app?

    3. start command(s)......what exactly is this? i was thinking it was for the computer booting up. but in the read me it says it will execute the commans (I.E. AUDIO etc) after starting software. shouldnt it already start that? or does this need to be told how to turn audio on?

    4. leave mouse alone....what exactly does it do? if the hide mouse is checked, then how and what does checking this one do?

    5. disable SAPI 5 and use SAPI 4.......no idea what that is. so i dont know what to ask for that one haha

    6. screen fastmode....what does this one do? looks like GDI+ is the defualt

    7. soundcard # 0......is that just for the software location or however thats explained? i have the mp915 with integrated sound if that helps any

    8. screen-limit: 3-min.....kinda self explanitory for the 3 minutes part, but hearing a better explanation will help a lot

    9. ipod drive: .........i dont ever plan on using a ipod with my carputer, seems kinda dumb to me. but i see choices for a drive letter to choose. why would u need to assign a drive letter? i dont have a ipod, so that sorta confuses me.

    10. song intro / station scan (in seconds).........kinda self explanitory, but how does it get the song or station?

    11. map master volume to control line (for pu$$y @ss soundcards)........does this one really matter? does RR affect a soundcard already turned up 75%? (its going to be a amped signal)

    12. web browser: ()firefox ()internet explorer path: .........is that for an alternate browser?

    13. misc other settings..........use built-in voice control.........built in to what? RR or the soundcard software?

    14. use car2pc interface.........havent looked into that, so skip!

    15. skin paths: day path, night path......... is the night one triggered by the illumination signal comming in from the dash illumination signal? (GM Orange wire if i remember correctly on my old GM's)

    16. gamma......is that tab for messing with display settings affecting only the RR skin?

    17. id3 tags.....there are different versions of id3 tags?

    18. vis plugins....those look to be wmp only kind.

    19. scroll mode....to scroll what? im gonna overdrive my few remaing brain cellls guess that is doing something with text.

    20. speed att volume......is there a rig that uses signal from the vss/ecm like my delco does?

    21. fone control.......is all this for using ur carpc as your fone too? ive got the cingy 8125, aka the HTC wizrd if that helps for anything i can do

    well thats all i have for now. anything that i didnt ask about is either because its simple enough to figure out or it is a option i do not have yet.

    i have mainly been focusing on my hardware setup. never was good with software.

    now that RR itself just popped up, its the default skin. is there a way to change the
    car: N/A
    out: N/A.....not sure what it means by out.

    i thank all of you in advance for the help with this. i have seen many times that this one is a ****** to use. im finding that out! haha. this should also help any newbies later on. if i have any other Q's involving the skinning or other functions there are catagories for, they will be post in the appropriate ones. Again, thank all of you.

  • #2
    Originally posted by americasfuture2 View Post
    i have never been good with this kind of stuff, software wise.
    i did not see any tutorials for the config besides the one that came with it. didnt explain well enough to me tho

    1. for the INI path....what is that?
    don't worry about it
    2. launch path.......to launch what? a custom app?
    direct this to your launch folder which is in the Road Runner folder
    3. start command(s)......what exactly is this? i was thinking it was for the computer booting up. but in the read me it says it will execute the commans (I.E. AUDIO etc) after starting software. shouldnt it already start that? or does this need to be told how to turn audio on?
    some plugin's and other app's sometimes need to be started when Road runner starts
    4. leave mouse alone....what exactly does it do? if the hide mouse is checked, then how and what does checking this one do?
    this 1 puzzeled me to
    5. disable SAPI 5 and use SAPI 4.......no idea what that is. so i dont know what to ask for that one haha
    changes the text to speach format depends on what version you are using
    6. screen fastmode....what does this one do? looks like GDI+ is the defualt
    [COLOR="Red"]this depends on the skin if its tranparent skin set to GDI+[COLOR="Red"]
    7. soundcard # 0......is that just for the software location or however thats explained? i have the mp915 with integrated sound if that helps any
    this for external cards i think
    8. screen-limit: 3-min.....kinda self explanitory for the 3 minutes part, but hearing a better explanation will help a lot
    the amount of screens cached in the memory set to 3 min works well
    9. ipod drive: .........i dont ever plan on using a ipod with my carputer, seems kinda dumb to me. but i see choices for a drive letter to choose. why would u need to assign a drive letter? i dont have a ipod, so that sorta confuses me.
    leave it as defaulted
    10. song intro / station scan (in seconds).........kinda self explanitory, but how does it get the song or station?

    11. map master volume to control line (for pu$$y @ss soundcards)........does this one really matter? does RR affect a soundcard already turned up 75%? (its going to be a amped signal)
    this controls the levvels in your sound propertys matser vol + main vol, wave + wave vol and so on
    12. web browser: ()firefox ()internet explorer path: .........is that for an alternate browser?
    fire fox is a better internet browser thats all, downloadable from Morzilla
    13. misc other settings..........use built-in voice control.........built in to what? RR or the soundcard software?
    built into RR
    14. use car2pc interface.........havent looked into that, so skip!

    15. skin paths: day path, night path......... is the night one triggered by the illumination signal comming in from the dash illumination signal? (GM Orange wire if i remember correctly on my old GM's)
    no this is set by time, 2 skins needed to be loaded some skins come with night and day skin
    16. gamma......is that tab for messing with display settings affecting only the RR skin?

    17. id3 tags.....there are different versions of id3 tags?
    most people use id3 tags i have mine set to mix v1 with v2
    18. vis plugins....those look to be wmp only kind.
    winamp also plays visualtions, milkdrop,and avs vis.
    19. scroll mode....to scroll what? im gonna overdrive my few remaing brain cellls guess that is doing something with text.
    text in the skins most people leave this i think
    20. speed att volume......is there a rig that uses signal from the vss/ecm like my delco does?

    21. fone control.......is all this for using ur carpc as your fone too? ive got the cingy 8125, aka the HTC wizrd if that helps for anything i can do
    this is for a app called phonecontrol downloadable from yhte net
    well thats all i have for now. anything that i didnt ask about is either because its simple enough to figure out or it is a option i do not have yet.

    i have mainly been focusing on my hardware setup. never was good with software.

    now that RR itself just popped up, its the default skin. is there a way to change the
    car: N/A
    out: N/A.....not sure what it means by out.
    these are for tempature i think separate software and hardware

    this is the best i can do, if i'm wrong or someone may answer the 1's i missed

    i thank all of you in advance for the help with this. i have seen many times that this one is a ****** to use. im finding that out! haha. this should also help any newbies later on. if i have any other Q's involving the skinning or other functions there are catagories for, they will be post in the appropriate ones. Again, thank all of you.
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    • #3
      dude check the "readme.txt" in RR's path..everything is explained there (almost)

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      • #4
        i checked, didnt really make sense to me. im simple when it comes to software on the programming side.

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        • #5
          great help carpputer1!

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          • #6
            You better off buying StreetDeck. If you have that many question and don't understand them then you will have no fun with your car PC.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by MGD View Post
              You better off buying StreetDeck. If you have that many question and don't understand them then you will have no fun with your car PC.
              maaaan you r scaring away customers!!!

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              • #8
                im too cheap for street deck. navy doesnt pay me that well. i like learning what this stuff is and how to tweak/tune it. i had an accident a yr ago and suffered severe brain damage and lost a lot of my memory. im doing what i can to get back to where i was in my life. and i do need lots of peoples help on things that i just can not remember how to do that i used to mess with a lot. its sad really. NEVER FOLLOW IN MY FOOTSTEPS AND STREETRACE AT REDICULOUS SPEEDS!!! i lost control of my vette racing from what i was told and dam near ruined my life.

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                • #9
                  Man sorry to hear that. This is an excellent oppurtunity to get that brain power stronger!
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by americasfuture2 View Post
                    NEVER FOLLOW IN MY FOOTSTEPS AND STREETRACE AT REDICULOUS SPEEDS!!!
                    Fixed it for you

                    I admire your persistence to learn this stuff, good luck.
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                    • #11
                      dude. any help you 'd like we r here for you.
                      sorry to hear about your accident..
                      RR is a great hobby by itself..and learning is part of the fun.

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                      • #12
                        Sorry to also hear about the past. Glad to see another new RR user, because of all the awesome options this software offers, it also means that new users are often perplexed to the what's and how's. Knowing that RR can be a pain to set up, and still deciding to go for it, with the added fact, shows that you are headed towards a great RR expereince!

                        I have done a LOT of work on that config, and it's just like RR, it will never be done!!
                        One of my things To-Do is to make a help button on each tab that hopefully better describes what each option is or does ( haven't even started on it yet) so that users such as your self can set each setting to what they believe is the best choice for their setup.

                        Now for some answers:

                        4. leave mouse alone....what exactly does it do? if the hide mouse is checked, then how and what does checking this one do?
                        Even with the mouse hidden, sometimes effect different things, I beleive that these are mostly skin type issues. This setting has 3 settings, True, false, never. True= tells rr to not move the mouse when you click on a button in a skin that takes you to another screen, false is just oppsite of true, means that rr will move the mouse back to the bottom left cornner on every button click, and never tells rr to never ever move the mouse( the mouse will only move when the user command it to )

                        6. screen fastmode....what does this one do? looks like GDI+ is the defualt
                        [color="Red"]this depends on the skin if its tranparent skin set to GDI+[color="Red"]
                        GDI+ is needed for needed for any of the transpartent skins. Depending on your hardware setup, using the GDI+ setting also alow's quicker screen changes, but if you not using a transparent skin, an have a very low end system, then one of the other options might be better for you. Also looks like there might be a small bug that showed up.

                        7. soundcard # 0......is that just for the software location or however thats explained? i have the mp915 with integrated sound if that helps any
                        this for external cards i think <--
                        This setting is almost always set to 0, unless you have two or more sound cards installed in your setup. If you did, it tells rr which card you want to use.

                        8. screen-limit: 3-min.....kinda self explanitory for the 3 minutes part, but hearing a better explanation will help a lot
                        This setting only depends on your hardware once again, it was added because some video cards start having issues when there is too much video being used to cache the screens, so this setting limits the amount of screens that rr will keep in the cache, rotating least used screen first, before loading the new one. But also using the 3-min also means that if you change between more than 3 screens than the time to load each screen will not be as fast as upping it to say like 10. I have been using '0' for a while w/o probs(<--knocks on wood) which never deletes the loaded skin from memory.

                        the amount of screens cached in the memory set to 3 min works well
                        minimum yes, best setting no

                        9. ipod drive: .........i dont ever plan on using a ipod with my carputer, seems kinda dumb to me. but i see choices for a drive letter to choose. why would u need to assign a drive letter? i dont have a ipod, so that sorta confuses me.
                        leave it as defaulted
                        Explained a little more(FYI): this is for user that wish to keep a smaller collection of music in their car and want to play what the have on their ipod. The drive letter would be so that rr would know where to look if it set to anything other than default, as when you plug in an ipod it shows up just like another drive on your comp. (<-- doesn't own one now and doesn't plan on it anytime in the far futre either.)

                        10. song intro / station scan (in seconds).........kinda self explanitory, but how does it get the song or station?
                        This is just like the setting on most portable cd players, where it plays the first x seconds from each track until you turn off the setting. ( Never used it then either)

                        11. map master volume to control line (for pu$$y @ss soundcards)........does this one really matter? does RR affect a soundcard already turned up 75%? (its going to be a amped signal)
                        this controls the levels in your sound propertys matser vol + main vol, wave + wave vol and so on

                        I pretty sure that it's not quite worded like that in the config...

                        16. gamma......is that tab for messing with display settings affecting only the RR skin?
                        Close, it only takes effect while rr is running, you close rr durring a time when the night gamma is set and you might be momentairly blinded b/c the screen will be set back to its original bright settings.

                        17. id3 tags.....there are different versions of id3 tags?
                        most people use id3 tags i have mine set to mix v1 with v2

                        Yes, there are differnt versions of ID3 tags, the v1 only stared to list basic things like artist,album, ect. The v2 contains a lot more information as it get more popular, people wanted to be able to attatch more info about each song to the song.

                        18. vis plugins....those look to be wmp only kind.
                        winamp also plays visualtions, milkdrop,and avs vis.

                        Sorta, depends on which backend player you are using, WA is the default player that rr uses and there are doz of different one that you could use, but the two that are list both come with the basic install of winamp and are the stablest ones to use in rr.

                        19. scroll mode....to scroll what? im gonna overdrive my few remaing brain cellls guess that is doing something with text.
                        text in the skins most people leave this i think

                        Save those cell until you really need them later when you want to add or change something in a skin. The text in some areas do not fit the area designed to display them, so this option sets how the label will move in order to show all of the text that is in that label, example would be the current track name playing, in most skins it scroll the left.

                        20. speed att volume......is there a rig that uses signal from the vss/ecm like my delco does?
                        No, this uses the speed from the GPS, if you have any setup, it works really good once you get it setup to your likeness.

                        So I hope that helps you out some more and any other new users confused by all these great features that all of RR's contributers( myself included) out.
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                        Next in line: RRMedia v2.0

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by MGD View Post
                          You better off buying StreetDeck. If you have that many question and don't understand them then you will have no fun with your car PC.

                          WRONG, WRONG! Case and point, Time:about 3yrs back, came upon this great and fun hobby. Saw people using little scripts(AutoIt) to do things that the main software(RR) either couldn't do or didn't do at the time and opened up one and swore that it looked chineese to me and thought that it'd be cool to know how to do that stuff one day...Time: current day and time. I have since devoped countless apps.
                          Some for a added feature in rr including this very config that is now the default RR config which w/o plugging it too much, is the grandest config that RR has ever been setup with PERIOD!

                          It just depends on one's own curiosity and drive to learn something new. I did some programming in basic many a moons ago..Vic20/Commador64 <-- still have sitting in basement!

                          LOL
                          RideRunner...The #1 FE, PERIOD.

                          Current Project: DFXVoice [v1.0 Released]
                          Next in line: RRMedia v2.0

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                          • #14
                            well i did'nt do

                            to badly then lol...
                            Riderunner / Genesis
                            Plugin Breaker in test BassRR Plugin Player, Wifiman_NET
                            New Home for Genesis & BassRR :adding to site ,, Hellfyre night
                            Bassrr Beta Release :Version 1.3.7
                            Movie_info Release :Version 3.1.0
                            Wifiman_NET:Version 1.0.0

                            Every Future, Needs A Beginning

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                            • #15
                              nope, you helped get him started..
                              RideRunner...The #1 FE, PERIOD.

                              Current Project: DFXVoice [v1.0 Released]
                              Next in line: RRMedia v2.0

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                              RRMedia
                              RRExtended
                              DFXVoice

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