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  • RELEASE - FreeDrive 0.31 beta (D3 Frontend)

    New in this version (0.31)
    - CityID fixed, no longer errors if using a different map
    - Label text fixed, no longer shows Label 2 on start up
    - Menu loosing focus fixed
    - No longer errors if My Favorites file is not there

    I have released this update really for the menu focus its quite important I think..

    I'm after some skins doing.. only should take 30 mins to do, quite simple. Also some requests if you dont mind. I will try and do as many as I can !

    Grab the new version HERE

    cheers

    CdR
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  • #2
    Originally posted by CdRsKuLL
    New in this version (0.31)
    - CityID fixed, no longer errors if using a different map
    - Label text fixed, no longer shows Label 2 on start up
    - Menu loosing focus fixed
    - No longer errors if My Favorites file is not there

    I have released this update really for the menu focus its quite important I think..

    I'm after some skins doing.. only should take 30 mins to do, quite simple. Also some requests if you dont mind. I will try and do as many as I can !

    Grab the new version HERE

    cheers

    CdR
    A quick how to skin would be usefull as well... I say this not having spent the time looking at one yet

    Terran
    My Project Site

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    • #3
      Take a look at one of the skins. I only consists of 2 full screen JPG pictures, one for night the other one for night mode. Skin INI file only specifies coordinates of text elements shown. Its really simple.

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      • #4
        yeah, dead easy, the only thing that might not be straight forward is the way VB uses colours.. I will if its causing to many problems build in a conversion function.. but as it stands, if you are using photoshop and the colour you want to convert is say 'DE230F' then to convert this, first you must reverse the pairs.. as below

        DE230F (original photoshop value)
        0F23DE (reversed pairs) this would appear then as F23DE as you drop the leading 0

        you then convert this number (hex value) to a decimal value. I use the calc built into windows to do this (in sci mode)

        so you end up with 992222 :-) easy

        CdR
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        • #5
          Originally posted by CdRsKuLL
          yeah, dead easy, the only thing that might not be straight forward is the way VB uses colours.. I will if its causing to many problems build in a conversion function.. but as it stands, if you are using photoshop and the colour you want to convert is say 'DE230F' then to convert this, first you must reverse the pairs.. as below

          DE230F (original photoshop value)
          0F23DE (reversed pairs) this would appear then as F23DE as you drop the leading 0

          you then convert this number (hex value) to a decimal value. I use the calc built into windows to do this (in sci mode)

          so you end up with 992222 :-) easy

          CdR
          Frodo posted a coverter for those some where... if you can't find it I'll repost when I am on the other machine

          Terran
          My Project Site

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          • #6
            Will defo be doing some skins for this when I get back home

            Just a thought though... was looking into doing you a logo for freedrive then came on the idea of shortening it to something like 3-Drive... kinda ties in with the D3 (sdk) innards and makes it a little easier to do a fancy logo for

            Whaddayathink?
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            • #7
              I kinda like the old SAAB slogan "find your own road" and it's graphics...
              http://www.saabnet.com/tsn/press/inhibitionsX.gif

              Maybe some variant on the same theme ?

              [EDIT]
              Got a runtime error too, no. 13, type missmatch.
              Changed the region settings to "UK" (Sweden, normally) and then the frontend would launch, but as soon as I click on menu >> address, I get the same error despite the UK region settings.

              /M

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              • #8
                Originally posted by MC_Stoo
                Will defo be doing some skins for this when I get back home

                Just a thought though... was looking into doing you a logo for freedrive then came on the idea of shortening it to something like 3-Drive... kinda ties in with the D3 (sdk) innards and makes it a little easier to do a fancy logo for

                Whaddayathink?
                3 Drive - I like that...

                Terran

                EDIT Or Fr3 Drive ?
                My Project Site

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                • #9
                  yeah I thought of '3drive' when I was thinking of names.. I'm not bothered either tbh.. any will do. Could do with a poll so peeps can choose.. either 'FreeDrive' or '3Drive'

                  I've done a temp fix on the current release, this will stop the error of changing maps.. just download the zipfix below, unzip and overwrite the freedrive.exe

                  http://www.x-digital.addr.com/FreeDrive/FreeDrive.zip

                  That will sort it.. This link will only remain good till the next release.. although I might repackage the current release to contain this version


                  cheers

                  CdR
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                  • #10
                    the link fot the fix above.. http://www.x-digital.addr.com/freedrive/FreeDrive.zip did not work for me. I get

                    Not Found
                    The requested URL /freedrive/FreeDrive.zip was not found on this server.
                    My Install

                    Software:
                    CFiG v1
                    iGuidance Plugin for CF

                    CarShell
                    Working shell for a CarPC

                    StopWatch
                    StopWatch plugin remade for centrafuse RC1

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                    • #11
                      cough cough.. dont know what your on about .. works fine for me :-p

                      sorry just got up.. try my link again ;-)

                      CdR

                      p.s infact i'm that good.. both of them work now !!
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                      • #12
                        golden. they do indeed!
                        My Install

                        Software:
                        CFiG v1
                        iGuidance Plugin for CF

                        CarShell
                        Working shell for a CarPC

                        StopWatch
                        StopWatch plugin remade for centrafuse RC1

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                        • #13
                          when i start Freedrive.exe i got error window:

                          Dest3Client
                          Run-time error '13':
                          Type mismatch

                          I use the new Map Monkey

                          Any idea?


                          @CdRsKuLL
                          Do you have a install guide for FreeDrive?
                          I cant find any link or info how to insall it
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                          • #14
                            Hi, have you downloaded the FULL package, not just the fixzip ? Goto the freedrive website and download the 0.31 beta, this will install freedrive, if your using just one map then you wont need to fix it. :-)

                            (look below for the website)

                            CdR
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                            • #15
                              Yes I did d/l the full package, i did again and still same error.
                              My Car:
                              http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=39693

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