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  • How to make Frodo's RoutisLauncher work with iGuidance

    Not sure if you guys are still having trouble getting rid of the warning screen in iGuidance, but here's a new way (I think). By using info from these 2 threads
    http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=29610
    http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=37702
    I was able to figure out a way to make Frodo's RoutisLaunch work with iGuidance. Once I read that Frodo was looking for the Dialog window name ("Warning" in Routis) and noticed that by using the Resource Hacker program you could change the iGuidance Dialog window name from blank to "Warning" I discovered that Frodo's RoutisLauncher works with iGuidance. Use Resource Hacker to change the warning window's Dialog name, it is located in "Dialog", "1028", "1033". Once you have the right file edit the CAPTION = "" to CAPTION = "Warning", save the changes. Then download Frodo's RoutisLauncher (if you don't already have it) and edit the RoutisLauncher.ini file to point to the proper directory where iGuidance is installed and change the DELAY to 0 (this way you will barely even see the warning). Only problem is now I have embedding issues with some of the frontends used here.
    1.6GHz HP e-PC, 768MB RAM, 120GB WD HDD, Slim DVD-ROM, Onboard sound & video, 7" Lilliput, USB GPS Mouse, Audiovox FM Modulator, Vector 400 Watt Power Inverter, Windows XP Pro SP2, iGuidance 2, 15" Samsung LCD for the rear *Carputer not installed*

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    nice
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    • #3
      Update:

      I now have this working flawlessly with Centrafuse and also hacked up a nicer warning screen for the hell of it.
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      1.6GHz HP e-PC, 768MB RAM, 120GB WD HDD, Slim DVD-ROM, Onboard sound & video, 7" Lilliput, USB GPS Mouse, Audiovox FM Modulator, Vector 400 Watt Power Inverter, Windows XP Pro SP2, iGuidance 2, 15" Samsung LCD for the rear *Carputer not installed*

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      • #4
        NaviVoice has a launcher for iGuidance/Routis. Too bad there's no way to send command line parameters through CF and Frodo's command line parameters are broken till take4
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        • #5
          Very Nice!

          To further add, if you were to change the string "Warning" to "Loading GPS Module" in:
          String Table -> 376 -> 1033 -> 6007

          and change the warning message (can't remember exactly what it says) to "\n" in:
          String Table 379 -> 1033 -> 6058

          you wind up with something that looks even more informational, and even less like your computer's gonna blow up..



          I still had to modify the height of the dialg box, that was where we originally modified the Window caption to Warning:
          Dialog -> 1028 -> 1033 - modified values are bold

          1028 DIALOG 0, 0, 137, 75
          STYLE WS_POPUP | WS_CAPTION
          CAPTION "Warning"
          LANGUAGE LANG_ENGLISH, SUBLANG_ENGLISH_US
          FONT 10, "Tahoma"
          {
          CONTROL "OK", 1, BUTTON, BS_OWNERDRAW | WS_CHILD | WS_VISIBLE | WS_TABSTOP, 28, 50, 40, 15
          CONTROL "Cancel", 2, BUTTON, BS_OWNERDRAW | WS_CHILD | WS_VISIBLE | WS_TABSTOP, 78, 50, 40, 15
          CONTROL 158, 611, STATIC, SS_BITMAP | WS_CHILD, 33, 4, 69, 13
          }

          Dodgetimes2, thanks for the info!
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          • #6
            I was wondering where that red "Warning" text was, thanks, I changed mine to look like yours, much better. Just wish the Main Menu would work like I want it.
            1.6GHz HP e-PC, 768MB RAM, 120GB WD HDD, Slim DVD-ROM, Onboard sound & video, 7" Lilliput, USB GPS Mouse, Audiovox FM Modulator, Vector 400 Watt Power Inverter, Windows XP Pro SP2, iGuidance 2, 15" Samsung LCD for the rear *Carputer not installed*

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            • #7
              You guys ROCK...

              So now yours embeds properly into CF?

              I was having problems with that. WHat are you centrfuse settings for the gps portion?

              What screen name and path do you use?
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              • #8
                Originally posted by antimatter
                You guys ROCK...

                So now yours embeds properly into CF?

                I was having problems with that. WHat are you centrfuse settings for the gps portion?

                What screen name and path do you use?
                Window name for embedding iGuidance in Centrafuse is just "iGuidance" (no quotes, sorry if it's overkill to state that) and the path needs to point to wherever you have the Routislauncher files, since the location of iGuidance.exe is specified in the Routislauncher.ini. I just extracted them into the same dir as iGuidance is in.

                So, in my case, as described above, the CF config looks like this:
                GPS Path:
                C:\Program Files\iNav\iGuidance\Routislauncher.exe

                GPS Window Name:
                iGuidance

                And Routislauncher.ini looks like this:
                [MAIN]
                PATH=C:\Program Files\iNav\iGuidance\iGuidance.exe
                Delay=0

                Interestingly enough, prior to using Routislauncher, iGuidance would sometimes embed off-center when launched, but if I went to Music and then back, it would be fine. Since I started using the launcher, it now embeds perfectly every time. =)
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by tj!2k4
                  Window name for embedding iGuidance in Centrafuse is just "iGuidance" (no quotes, sorry if it's overkill to state that) and the path needs to point to wherever you have the Routislauncher files, since the location of iGuidance.exe is specified in the Routislauncher.ini. I just extracted them into the same dir as iGuidance is in.

                  So, in my case, as described above, the CF config looks like this:
                  GPS Path:
                  C:\Program Files\iNav\iGuidance\Routislauncher.exe

                  GPS Window Name:
                  iGuidance

                  And Routislauncher.ini looks like this:
                  [MAIN]
                  PATH=C:\Program Files\iNav\iGuidance\iGuidance.exe
                  Delay=0

                  Interestingly enough, prior to using Routislauncher, iGuidance would sometimes embed off-center when launched, but if I went to Music and then back, it would be fine. Since I started using the launcher, it now embeds perfectly every time. =)
                  Sweet. It's time to give centrafuse a try
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                  • #10
                    Nice. Had never heard of this. Just used it to modify Window name of XtreMe PCR -- had been having problems getting Centrafuse to embed the window named 'XtreMe PCR'. Changed it to 'XM', now it embeds like a champ, no problems.
                    I also make heavy use of AutoIt for stuff like this -- that's how I wrote a simple script to click the acknowledgement for iGuidance. I don't have any VB programming experience so I can write simple scripts like this to do just about anything, works great. Ex: when I was running FrodoPlayer I made a script that added a GPS button to all screens: it would run in the background and wait until a certain portion of the screen was pressed. Then it would send the key commands/mouse clicks to switch to my GPS app (in my case iGuidance, with FP in mini-mode). Then I just modified the screens of the skin to include a GPS button on all of them. Could do this from Music, XM, external app, anywhere. It's a simple way to 'add in' any functionality of your choice until the next release of your favorite front end.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by dodgetimes2
                      Update:

                      I now have this working flawlessly with Centrafuse and also hacked up a nicer warning screen for the hell of it.
                      Oh crap! Run for your lives! The GPS module is loading!
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                      • #12
                        I am still having a problem embedding it in CF but i was able to do everything you did with resource hacker. Thanks for posting the settings.

                        I think my problem is that i am ruinning the test machine on Windows 2000. I will give it a shot on windows XP at lunchtime
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                        • #13
                          I just tried it in the car and it works perfectly. I think it was a windows 2000 problem
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by rjoek
                            Nice. Had never heard of this. Just used it to modify Window name of XtreMe PCR -- had been having problems getting Centrafuse to embed the window named 'XtreMe PCR'. Changed it to 'XM', now it embeds like a champ, no problems.
                            Werd? I've been using XtreMe PCR as well and only sometimes have a problem with it. What happens then is that it embeds that damn mini-mode player pos, but I sort-of was able to disable that. Now it happens maybe every one-out-of-twenty times.

                            Although.. once Frodo implements a window name in his standalone XM module, I'll start using that in Centrafuse, as it his app is hibernate-aware, and XtremePCR isn't.
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                            • #15
                              Updated "Warning" screen.
                              Attached Files
                              1.6GHz HP e-PC, 768MB RAM, 120GB WD HDD, Slim DVD-ROM, Onboard sound & video, 7" Lilliput, USB GPS Mouse, Audiovox FM Modulator, Vector 400 Watt Power Inverter, Windows XP Pro SP2, iGuidance 2, 15" Samsung LCD for the rear *Carputer not installed*

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