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  1. #11
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    Ok....thanks for clearing that up. Asked because I saw a post on Digital-Car saying that FreeDrive didn't need the SDK or DLL.

    No disrespect intended towards you mate, but this dll issue almost makes using Destinator 3 pointless. I was really looking forward to using FreeDrive as I think it looks the biz, but if D3 is going to pack up after 'x' months, then what's the point? There isn't really a viable alternative to D3 as most of the other apps are not very touchscreen friendly.

    The main reason I started my CarPC project was the GPS functionality...

    Really hope these comedians at Destinator get this sorted out soon so we can all use your frontend!!

  2. #12
    FreeDrive Creator CdRsKuLL's Avatar
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    have you actually tried my frontend yet ? just download it and give it ago :-)

    CdR

  3. #13
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    Yep.....I downloaded FreeDrive a couple of nights ago....like it a lot. I don't have any D3 maps or a GPS receiver yet. Still at the planning stage of my CarPC system and looking at front ends. Was all set to write my own stuff, but decided not to as there is some great stuff already out there!

    Just wanted clarification on the D3 issue as I had read that FreeDrive got round the expiring dll problem.

    Cheers m8y!

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    Raw Wave RoyN's Avatar
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    the D3 issue isnt going to be all that of a problem I think...

    - powerloc has advertised destinator as a solution for PC/PPC... so if they dont give us a solution a bunch of people will be ****ed at this and claim false advertising...
    - many have done some tests and havent been able to get the dll to expire...
    - powerloc has stated that it wants to work with developers to license the DLL bundled with applications.

    So especially since there isnt a better alternative, chill out and use freedrive!

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