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    Route 66 is dead on for me.. maybe its your gps unit cause mine is accurate enough to tell me my exact speed and shows right when i'm going through intersections. I believe the refresh rate is every 1 second.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maxipad96
    Route 66 is dead on for me.. maybe its your gps unit cause mine is accurate enough to tell me my exact speed and shows right when i'm going through intersections. I believe the refresh rate is every 1 second.
    What gps reciever do you use?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sars
    I have Route 66 running on tiger. It lags like a mofo though. Dosen't show my exact position till I sit there for like 5 seconds. Say I am driving down a road and stop and a cross street. It takes a good 5 seconds for it to catch up. Anyway to fix this? Also is there any way to get the map to rotate when you turn the vehicle so there is not always a static north?
    ive got the same prob, just installed 2004, i had 2002 running fine but wanted the newer updates. 2004 takes like 20 seconds to catch up with me, thats with a bu-303 on a 1.3 powerbook with 768 ram!

    it really ****ed me off, im gonna try the gps unit in other places tho. it was on my windscreen today, will try the back.

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    Hmm, got exactly the same problem with 5 seconds delay, even with the newest version. Very nice for navigation :-(

    The support guys at R66 continue to tell me it is not possible and that they have real-time GPS and this has been fixed long time ago. Maybe when I get <censored> just a little bit more, I will drop by at their HQ (not far from where I live) and show them...

    Except for this, no problems whatsoever running R66 on Tiger (PowerBook G4 1.25 and Mac mini 1.4)

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    i just got the newest update for 2004 uk 66 and it works fine now. i belive 66 standard is a fix every 15s, with the patch i just installed its every 1s so now is heaps better than the last trip i drove where it was just sooo slow!

    i just drove round the block to check it was ok. whoop

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    I have a GlobalSat BT-308 Bluetooth GPS and it was working well with Route 66 before 10.4.x. It was very precise even at higher speed (on the highway).

    Now, I am with 10.4.2 and it is not working properly. The problem does not come from the GPS since, my GPS is working fine with KisMac (mapping function) and 10.4.2.

    I wrote to Route 66. They were nice and gave me an answer:

    Dear Customer,

    Thank you for the feedback.

    Our development team will investigate this issue as soon as possible.

    You will be informed as soon as a solution for this problem is found.

    Kind regards,

    ROUTE 66 Customer Supp
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    This is a little off topic but where do you have to place the GPS reciever. Does it need to go on the roof or can you have it inside like on the back hatch cover or something? Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwik18t
    This is a little off topic but where do you have to place the GPS reciever. Does it need to go on the roof or can you have it inside like on the back hatch cover or something? Thanks
    It is much better to have a direct line of sight to the sky, but if it is not waterproof I would recommend inside the car, like on the back hatch cover, or the corner of the front dash works, too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kwik18t
    This is a little off topic but where do you have to place the GPS reciever. Does it need to go on the roof or can you have it inside like on the back hatch cover or something? Thanks
    You can use GPSUtility to help you place your GPS. This software let you see how many Satellites you are receiving and even their signal strength.

    You can find it at:
    http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/24559
    (I do not like VersionTracker... but they have a link to this software)

    Developer site: http://www.gpsnavx.com/index.php?page=Screenshots

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