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  • CdRsKuLL's Beta D3 Frontend.. Testers needed

    lo peeps.. so i've been busy for a week or two playing with vb and d3's sdk.

    What i'm after at the moment it a solid app to build on, no fancy bit as yet as I think its the best way to go..

    I'm after testers that already have D3 installed and working.. saves any install issues etc..

    I have uploaded my current version (changes by the minute)

    Please let me know your thought on it, please be aware there are things that still dont work like speed etc, these will be worked on in the next week.

    grab it here..

    http://www.x-digital.addr.com/D3beta0.1.zip

    inside the zip are two files, ones the app, which can be run from anywhere, the other is the skin, these need to be put in your
    C:\DestinatorApps\Destinator\Common\Interface folder.. O make sure you back your current one up..

    cheers

    CdR
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  • #2
    nice, gonna start testin tonight
    肚子笑痛了
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    • #3
      Good stuff for 30% worth

      Playing with it now

      Tried :,800,480,640 to set the screen size to lilliput dimensions but it had no effect - don't suppose this is a major issue as i'll set it to fullscreen.



      SEEMS to be using a lot of CPU on my P4 laptop even when idle - will confirm this after a reboot.

      I love the extra vertical space Great when you navigate in 'vehicle always pointing up' mode.

      If I can make a suggestion, move the time/date to the right and make the mode/view buttons slightly smaller - this will give even more vertical room

      Menus nice in a tomtom-esque way but would prefer if they could all go on one page? - I figure this is just a skinning issue.

      Voices are crystal clear.

      No. of satellites missing?

      Waypoint mode nice.

      So far so good... keep up the great work
      A calm approach in a troubled world...
      http://www.inside-guide.co.uk/CarPC

      CONSOLE_RR Project in progress...
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      • #4
        cheers fella.. yep still got number of Sats to do, will stick a option in to remove date/time as this may be displayed on the embedding app ie. mediacar.

        As for the size, I will make it so you can set the size within the app, and next time you open it it will be 'that size' ie.. Maximised, minimised.. 800x600, 800x480 or custom etc.. you get the idea :-) At the moment it just starts up in a standard size.

        Glad to see you got it working this is really the first beta release mainly to get afew beta testers onboard. I will check out the cpu usage. Whats the start up time on it ?

        re cpu usage.. I monitored it when running on mine, and it didnt get over 8%, this what when I was resizing the screen, and it was redrawing all the time.
        let me know what yours is ta.

        Also found a error on the Go Home button, it just picks the first one in My Favorites to go to, rather then the one that you call 'Home' will change this.

        The Go Home function is v.easy to set up, just find your road on the map, tap the screen and tap fav's then enter 'Home' as your Fav name in My Favorites catogory.. thats it. Very good addition I think.

        I will also be getting rid of many unused icons from the menu.. ie 2d when already in the 2d mode, night when already in night mode. I just wanted to prove I could get different menu's working, now that I can I'm going to rewite it all so all the menus are touch friendly :-)

        cheers and thanks for the help

        CdRsKuLL
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        • #5
          CPU usage ok - must have had something else running last night

          Startup time for 1st run was quite lengthy (10-15 secs) but today it is 1-2 secs

          I'll keep playing...
          A calm approach in a troubled world...
          http://www.inside-guide.co.uk/CarPC

          CONSOLE_RR Project in progress...
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          • #6
            YES!!!

            Looking good CdRsKuLL, gonna test it..
            Maybe you could help me making it suitable for my skin..
            http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=39673

            I have the .psd if you got time for it..

            If not, I have a new challenge :LOL

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            • #7
              So are u and NM in compertion now or helping each other ?

              Terran
              My Project Site

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              • #8
                Or maybe helping himself..
                Skins are mostly for your own use (I think!)

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                • #9
                  Reading above... I don't think this is just a skin... which is why I asked..

                  Terran
                  My Project Site

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by ccsnet
                    So are u and NM in compertion now or helping each other ?

                    Terran
                    Nar not at all, I still love his frontend. I just wanted to have a play myself at writing something. Still got loads of ideas to add, and stuff I want to try. :-)

                    CdR
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by ccsnet
                      So are u and NM in compertion now or helping each other ?

                      Terran
                      Nah, in competition for what? It's not like I make anything from the frontend.

                      Just use whatever you find most suitable for your car pc

                      btw, i love the way the skin changes colour with night mode
                      Destinator 3 For PC! - http://www.map-monkey.co.uk/

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                      • #12
                        Good on you both is what I say.... on the skin thing.. it would be nice if these function for either tie in to what ever app your using ... heres hoping - if Frodo has the gamma function next time out every time thats activated the skin in D3 ( or what ever changes ).

                        Terran
                        My Project Site

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                        • #13
                          on the lexus sat nav, wher you type on the osk, it compared what you have typed with what the possible choices for your next letter are, and the letters that cannot come next are grayed out.

                          is this possible?

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by johnwharrison
                            on the lexus sat nav, wher you type on the osk, it compared what you have typed with what the possible choices for your next letter are, and the letters that cannot come next are grayed out.

                            is this possible?
                            yeah that would be great, our BMW does the same
                            my destinator map resource down permanently

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                            • #15
                              O btw I emailed the D3 peeps, and I got 2 replys, with 2 versions of the sdk.. I think one is the june, which we already have, but the other seems to be the later one, compiled from the looks this december just gone, of course the dll will need 'playing' with, but I will let few peeps have it that I know own D3 already :-)

                              As for my D3 version.. well working on it alittle more over the weekend. Although my version isnt skinable at the moment, I was thinking of adding a colour palette so you can choose your own colour of text day/night.

                              Also going to redo the menus, so I just have ONE button on the side of the screen going to bin the view button

                              cheers

                              CdR
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