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  • iGmod Beta 2 release

    This looks like a good milestone release... so I present you with

    IGMOD BETA 2

    WHATS NEW?
    Some of the features I like the most:
    -Dynamic menus on main window (so you can have callout menus)
    -More streamlined in window GPS info integration
    -Next turn visible in big letters at the top when taking a turn
    -Completley redesigned behind the scenes integration with igmod. Faster, more accurate, and less flickering/redraws/orphaned buttons
    -Custom skin support (minor skinning faq included with skin provided, extended faq comming soon)
    -Road Runner and FrodoPlayer support
    -Saves position of program when running in standalone mode
    -A whole bunch of other crud I can't remember right now

    What is iGmod?
    iGmod is a program which attempts to replace the menus in iGuidance with new, more eye appealing menus and larger buttons for use on a touchscreen display. It also redesigns the interface of the main window for easy integration and use with frontends.

    So in essence it retains all of the greatness of the actuall iGuidance application while replacing the weaker interface designed for a PDA with a more elaborite interface for a PC.

    It will also feature easy instalation of a variety of iGuidance mods not directly associated with the user interface in future releases, such as map font size editing and modifying the sound files to turn down the music playing while guidance is reading directions.

    Of course, you need iGuidance to run it. Ive tried it on iG 2.1 and 2.1.1, but I hear 2.0 also works.

    Known minor issues in this beta release:

    - Coordinates window is not skinned (who enteres destinations by coordinates anyways?)
    - Speed Alert window not skinned, nor is display options or route options
    - Lots of images are just blue/yellow/red round buttons, this happened when I lost art creativity to get the product complete
    - No notification if you failed doing something you shouldnt be able to do, like no route to destination or detour when no destination set

    Stability
    Not very stable. Some people have some issues im looking into. It also doesnt work with europe. Keep in mind igmod tries to make iguidance do something it was never designed to do, so there will be unforseen issues (usually involving the interface becoming unresponsive for as long as a minute)

    If the next turn display is visible, then it screws up when switching menus ig CF.

    Note that if you run the included patcher you will have to reenter the correct information for what skin to load into your runner.ini.

    Download beta 2.0:

    2.0 Blows, and it crashes. So I removed the link. In the mean time, you can use the latest "preview release" before the release of iGmod Beta 3:

    http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/show...&postcount=425

    If you REALLY want 2.0 for some strange reason, PM me.

    Note that this is the last release I am making for this codebase; I am recoding the whole program in a much more efficent and correct format (and making it open source) which I will make avaliable shortly (when its ready). The new igmod reloaded will handle any skins the older beta 2 could.

    Screenshots (featuring blueice centrafuse theme, more skins comming soon)


    Basic view in Centrafuse 1.4


    Menu in RoadRunner using Alpine skin


    Frodoplayer integration, also showing embedded GPS info and zoomed speed/distance to next turn



    More screenshots of OSK, popoutmenu, previewing destination, and other things

    Old threads about this:

    http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=56877
    http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/show...496#post593496

    Bug Reports:

    I know there will be bugs, its not the most 100% stable thing in the world yet. Please tell me what the issue is, if you can consistantly recreate it, and what version of IG you have. Feel free to send me instant messages, my AOL screen name is comegetyourham .

    ...Anyone want to make new buttons for the POI list or anywhere else in the menus for me? I can do the up/down effect if you get me a 110x110 image to add the up/down border onto. All the current art came from various GPL clipart webpages.

    Comming Soon:

    -CompactBlack Skin
    http://img261.exs.cx/img261/91/screen110ce.jpg
    http://img261.exs.cx/img261/7015/screen120pt.jpg
    http://img261.exs.cx/img261/4249/screen132xr.jpg
    -FireDrive Skin (rounded red buttons)
    -Goodie Bag (Code to add things such as "View this location on google maps")
    -Rewritted skinning FAQ

    Primary future goal: Stability

    Please tell me what you think, and if you like it DONATE Its becoming harder and harder to find time to work on stuff like this, and trust me I have alot of programming I want to do.
    http://www.igmod.iamjeremy.com/iGmod...donations.html

    Finally, its supposed to work with minimal tweaking. If it doesnt, post a message and we will get it fixed I havent tested this in my car yet, but I will soon.

    Edit: This is now my own personal todo list for iGmod. As suggestions are posted that are not yet implemented, I am adding them here. PM me if you mentioned something and you want code to fix the problem expidited. (iGmod Reloaded)

    Poster/Problem:
    - Mushai: iGmod mutes iGuidance on startup (Complete, I think? [fix])
    - PUR: RR looses focus of active window when pressing an RR skin button which communicates to iGmod sometimes (complete)
    - John, others: Lag on pressing OSK buttons
    - PUR: CFX skin flickers on VirtualEmbed
    - PUR: Size of offscreen icons = size*screenwidthmult, screenheightmult (compelete)
    - PUR: POI code needs redisign
    - PUR: Needs new OSK for CFX
    - PUR: Config tool needs entry for CFX 800x600 (complete)
    - PUR: Skin editor incomplete
    - PUR: Skin editor should delete temporary skin image folders when saving an INI file
    Current projects: iGmod reloaded (Latest release) (put on hiatus indefinatly)

    Unlimited Internet and gps tracking for $6 a month with boost mobile!

    Carputer 2: www.lmaocar.com

  • #2
    Thanks PurDoom!
    Great stuff
    Mercedes Benz CLK 430

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    • #3
      Awesome!!! Donation on it's way.

      Let's keep this guy motivated to improve the software... donate $5 or something.
      2002 Honda CR-V
      Carputer progress: 90% [▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓ -]
      Spent so far: $1105.90


      Download the NEXUS Skin for Centrafuse
      ...or even Listen to my music

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      • #4
        I cant seem to load igmod cuz it has a Iguidance Mod run time error '53': file not found.
        2002 Mitsubishi Galant
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        • #5
          In the 2.1.2 (european) version i have IGMod load the buttons but when i try to press address the program freeze. In beta 1 address button work but the following windows (cyty, address,...) were the ones of the original iguidance with the small keyboard.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by pottillo
            In the 2.1.2 (european) version i have IGMod load the buttons but when i try to press address the program freeze. In beta 1 address button work but the following windows (cyty, address,...) were the ones of the original iguidance with the small keyboard.

            X2

            I restated and was able to get igmod to load. But when i hit menu and try to do ANYTHING the whole program freezes. BUT like pottillo said i get the normal iguidance desitnation windows behind Main Menu
            2002 Mitsubishi Galant
            Progress: 90% [-▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓- ->

            Carputer Specs:
            Via M10K
            512mb Ram
            60GB HDD
            Souund Blaster Audigy2 NX
            OPUS ITX PC Case

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            • #7
              I have 2.1.2 IGuidance Europe.
              I Guess this will not work ?

              How can i support you in making this software work for the europe version to.
              Do you need the exe ?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by m-ruiter
                I have 2.1.2 IGuidance Europe.
                I Guess this will not work ?

                How can i support you in making this software work for the europe version to.
                Do you need the exe ?
                I can get my hands on it in a few days, then when I do ill edit the skin for europe. Care to post a log file of you driving for a couple minutes so I can test it for routing features too?

                I restated and was able to get igmod to load. But when i hit menu and try to do ANYTHING the whole program freezes. BUT like pottillo said i get the normal iguidance desitnation windows behind Main Menu
                Ill follow you up on that.
                Current projects: iGmod reloaded (Latest release) (put on hiatus indefinatly)

                Unlimited Internet and gps tracking for $6 a month with boost mobile!

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Cheekz185
                  X2

                  I restated and was able to get igmod to load. But when i hit menu and try to do ANYTHING the whole program freezes. BUT like pottillo said i get the normal iguidance desitnation windows behind Main Menu
                  same here
                  mp3car infill g4

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Cheekz185
                    I cant seem to load igmod cuz it has a Iguidance Mod run time error '53': file not found.
                    That is what I got too. But I found out if you extract the files first you will not get the error message.
                    Compaq Evo D510 e-PC - P4 2.0 - 512M RAM - 120G 3.5 HD - 7" Xenarc 700TSV - DSATX fitted nicely inside the PC case

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                    • #11
                      You guys do realize you need that gpscutout and speedcutout.bmp thats in the zip file, right?
                      Current projects: iGmod reloaded (Latest release) (put on hiatus indefinatly)

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                      • #12
                        Thanks for making this.

                        I've attempted to run this with the latest Centrafuse, and while it seems to embed correctly, as soon as I pull up the igMod menu and select "points of interest", then "business" - that's as far as it goes. It doesn't bring up any other screens, and it won't let me alt-f4 out of it - it just keeps the "business" screen up. Music is still playing, etc, and I can alt-tab to other things. Perhaps it is showing other screens outside of the 7" screen I'm using, but I don't know for sure, and the "business" menu always stays on top. What info do you need to diagnose? I'm running a Thinkpad T30, WinXP SP2, with iGuidance 2.1.
                        My install log
                        My "selling entire system" thread

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Hark
                          Thanks for making this.

                          I've attempted to run this with the latest Centrafuse, and while it seems to embed correctly, as soon as I pull up the igMod menu and select "points of interest", then "business" - that's as far as it goes. It doesn't bring up any other screens, and it won't let me alt-f4 out of it - it just keeps the "business" screen up. Music is still playing, etc, and I can alt-tab to other things. Perhaps it is showing other screens outside of the 7" screen I'm using, but I don't know for sure, and the "business" menu always stays on top. What info do you need to diagnose? I'm running a Thinkpad T30, WinXP SP2, with iGuidance 2.1.
                          Im working with cheekz on this, I should have a solution made in a few days.

                          Also, I finally got around to trying beta 2 in my car and it crashed. I changed the status at the top to "unstable" until I get cheekz and my own issues resolved.
                          Current projects: iGmod reloaded (Latest release) (put on hiatus indefinatly)

                          Unlimited Internet and gps tracking for $6 a month with boost mobile!

                          Carputer 2: www.lmaocar.com

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                          • #14
                            Nice! I gave it a try during my lunch break (that's how eager I was to play with it). It worked fine at first, but as I was playing with it, the iGuidance program crashed. I tried to re-open it via iGmod2 and was then presented with a white screen with iGmod buttons around it. Basically all iGuidance related stuff went white, but seemed to accept input via the iGmod2 buttons still. This was all done while in Centrafuse, so I tried it outside of Centrafuse and had the same issue. I tried to reboot, but that didn't do the trick, still whiteness. I then just tried opening iGuidance itself and it seemed to open up just fine, everything was viewable. After all that, I decided to reinstall iGmod2, I just unzipped it into a different directory and tried running it, but STILL the same problem (which leads me to believe iGuidance modified itself somehow to bug out with iGmod on it).

                            Ran outta time to play. If there's anything I can do to help resolve the issue, let me know. If I have time later I'll try and tinker with it some more. Running iGuidance version 2.0, system specs in sig. I still think it kicks ***, just gotta get this bug worked out. Btw, how do I play with the "Home" and "Gas" buttons in the custom button?
                            -GiZak-
                            Carputer Project: 98% Complete!! *tweakin'*
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by gizak
                              Basically all iGuidance related stuff went white, but seemed to accept input via the iGmod2 buttons still.
                              Ive seen that once or twice while driving, havent nailed what causes it yet.
                              Btw, how do I play with the "Home" and "Gas" buttons in the custom button?
                              Gas simply goes to to the nearest gas station on your POI list, and home goes to the first item on your favorites list (all the OSK's type in " HOME") for a name if you save somewhere as your home location if you select "set as home". The extra space keeps home at the top of the list. (Idea stolen from igkeys).

                              If you want to alter them, every button executes a command that is listed in the skin.ini file. Simply copy and paste what code you want under the actions for the custom button, its near the top of the file. A text search for the word GAS should find it.
                              Current projects: iGmod reloaded (Latest release) (put on hiatus indefinatly)

                              Unlimited Internet and gps tracking for $6 a month with boost mobile!

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