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    Quote Originally Posted by mykolJay
    nope, I've been running my pc off of a celeron 500mhz/256mb ram setup. No problem with XP, mediacar, iguidance, dvd, obdII.


    (I'm upgrading now cause my power supply died and I've decided I wanted usb2.0)
    With the prices of computers as low as they are these days, I didnt expect anyone to use a Celeron 500 processor to run their car computer. Im impressed that youve tuned yours to run as well as you say. Have you run Mobile Impact on this celeron computer of yours successfully, smoothly, and without any issues? If so I will change the minimum requirements right away.
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    Thanks for sharing your work with the community. Going to try it out right now
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    Quote Originally Posted by reddeath30
    Wow you must have like a 300 gig hard drive? Heh Heh, thats at least 4 gigs per movie. I made the program to just play DVD movies from disk, then any other format(mpg, avi, wmv, etc) can be played through the video module.

    I use this program to convert my DVD's to AVI and it doesnt lose any of the quality: http://www.pqdvd.com/index_palm.html


    This program cuts them down to about 500 megs at high quality, and they look outstanding on my 7 inch screen. Thank you for trying my program out. What other features would you like to see?

    Is this something you might add a little later on? Playing DVD from folders that is. Other than that I really like the ease of use, and simplicity of setup. I am having a little trouble getting the N64 Emulator setup correctly. It keeps cutting off the bottom of the screen when I start it up. I have tried all of the windowed mode settings and none seem to work to out right. It's defnately playable as it is, I am just curious if anyone else is having this probelm. Thanks for taking the time to develop this, you did an excellent job.

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    Got to give you props here.

    We have been working on this stuff for years and I am learning new things every day. The program suggested for ripping DVD's looks great. Until now we have been using DVD shrink to rip to VOB's. The quality is great but each movie is 2-4Gb.

    The emulator looks sweet. Expect a lot of questions from me soon.
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    I have been playing with the emulator a bit and here is what I found.

    It is really power hungry. My 2.6Ghz with 1Gb Ram and Radeon 9700 worked fine but as soon as I tried to play it on a 1Ghz VIA and Pentium III 500Mhz the system crawled. I droped the resoltion as low as it would go and disabled sound but it still chuged.

    Read through the Project 64 instructions and minimum requriements are 1.2Ghz CPU and Good AGP card.


    I think this it's great to have the N64 emulator but is there any chance you could incorperate an older emulator like NES? Most carputers are running low powered CPU's with modest graphic cards, something like this would run a lot smoother.

    Pocket DVD is great. I ripped a couple DVD's over the weekend and they all look great. End movie was a 600Mb AVI. Thanks for the link.
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    Minimum Requirements for Project 64

    Quote Originally Posted by 12Vsystems.com
    I have been playing with the emulator a bit and here is what I found.

    It is really power hungry. My 2.6Ghz with 1Gb Ram and Radeon 9700 worked fine but as soon as I tried to play it on a 1Ghz VIA and Pentium III 500Mhz the system crawled. I droped the resoltion as low as it would go and disabled sound but it still chuged.

    Read through the Project 64 instructions and minimum requriements are 1.2Ghz CPU and Good AGP card.


    I think this it's great to have the N64 emulator but is there any chance you could incorperate an older emulator like NES? Most carputers are running low powered CPU's with modest graphic cards, something like this would run a lot smoother.

    Pocket DVD is great. I ripped a couple DVD's over the weekend and they all look great. End movie was a 600Mb AVI. Thanks for the link.

    Sorry you had some trouble with it. I have all of the other emulators and to be honest, the Nintendo and Super Nintendo emulators are not very good and I wouldnt want to play such basic games anyway. It sounds like the video cards in the P3 1ghz and 500mhz machines were a bit weak. This will typically cause the problem you are describing almost every time. Below shows 3D video cards are required even at the bare minimum, and I have seen basic TNT Vanta -16Mb (TNT Riva 2 Chip) AGP and PCI cards for as low as $15.00 these days. Upgrading shouldnt be a problem for even a very basic system. And you should have a video card in your system that decodes DVD anyway which typically is a 3D capable card. According to the Project 64 support website, here are the minimum system requirements:

    -> Absolute Minimum system for N64 emulation:

    This specification will let you play just a few games.

    200Mhz+ Pentium1 CPU
    32MB+ RAM
    Very basic 3D graphics (e.g. Voodoo2, TNT, G200)
    Keyboard only (i.e. no gamepad)

    Recommended Minimum hardware for N64 emulation:

    To play a reasonable selection of games, you'll need:

    400Mhz+ Pentium2 CPU
    64MB+ RAM
    Basic 3D graphics (e.g. V3, TNT2, G400)
    PC gamepad, preferably with an analogue stick
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    Just by reading this thread I thought I had to give Mobile Impact a try. I must say, it blows away anything else that I've seen. I'm really impressed with your dedication to it, I don't know of anyone else that works so hard and listens to everyone's opinions to create such a great piece of software. I'm still in the middle of building my mobile system, but I've been using it on my other computer and I like it a lot. The only problem that I noticed is that when browsing through a list of songs, the scrollbar cannot be dragged. It might just be me doing something wrong, I'm not sure. One of my favorite parts about MI is the ability to drag the scrollbar, not just arrows for those of us that have a lot of songs to search through. Other than that, keep up the good work, I'm definately telling my friends about this.

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    Bookmarked for when I have everything up and running.

    Looks excellent.
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    One other thing that would be nice is to have an easy way to switch back and forth from the GPS program and MI. Something like a small button in the corner while you are running the gps.

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