What skin do you use? I am yet to have iGuidance to display properly. It gets displayed as window on top of skin.
Could you also post an RR.ini file, please?
I have RR 11/12/06 version and it's embedding IG fine with no nag screen but my file bar is still at the top. I am running a reshack version of Iguidance but no skinbedder, igmod, igmon etc. so I can't think of what's wrong with it. Any idea why it's not embedding that last part?
EDIT: Nevermind...for some reason it's working now. I think maybe an instance of iguidance got stuck open because when I restarted my computer it works fine now.
I was having all kinds of problems but this is what I got it down to:
The only line you need in rr.ini is:
Now I'm sure someone who knows more will come in and correct me but what it appears to me is that you have to have RR launch iGuidance. What I mean by that is you have to run RR config and select external gps and enter iGuidance as the windows name.
I'm not sure if it's required or not but the easiest way to see if RR is loading it right is to launch your gps screen with "gps" as opposed to "load;iguidance file path;!Intelinav!". Note that "gps" will load external_gps.skin.
My suggestion is to start there and get it to work and then you can work your way out once you get RR to embed it right the first time.
I must say that guino and the guys working on iguidance autoswitching did a hell of a job because it loads really fast and now I don't have to have anything else running except my reghacked iguidance.exe
Edit: Oh and the skin I use is one I've been developing myself. It's a combination of simplistique and centerfuse. It's about 90% complete. I need to finish doing some visual edits and then make it more user friendly with variables and then I'll probably post it. The great thing about it is I've done everything in MS Paint with bitmaps so it's super easy for anyone to change.
I am getting RR to resize IG to the skin. It also removes the toolbar and menues.
However skin buttons do not inteface to IG. And also IG screen still has its menue and mute buttons. I tried ignative=true without success. It does not make any difference in my case.
Besides this I am having bunch of other issues. It seems they are Flash related. First, when I did not have Flash installed at all all skins (even Flash based) would load and operate.
After I installed Flash they would load too however with high CPU usage. Well, I uninstalled Flash and now no skin would load (RR hangs). Install Flash again - works again.
Flash issues FAQ is a total BS. Flash 8 does not help at all.
Anyway I am getting close to nuking HD and reloading the whole system. If anyone has an idea please let me know.
RR only embeds IGuidance clean and gets rid of the nag screen on loadup. To get rid of the menu and mute buttons, use reshack. What i did was use one of justintime's executables from here:
iGuidance Button modification (Centrafuse style)
it seems counterintuitive but then I went into iGuidance with reshack and changed the menu, mute and zoom buttons down to and one pixel image and they magically dissappear. Purdoom has a summary that links to the best spot for all the available tools. IMO I think they're all phased out except for altering the .exe and maybe IGZoom v2 which I can't figure out how to send f12 to get that to work.
Purdoom's big book of iGuidance apps! (Faq)
Hope this helps.
Oh and about the buttons, You'll have to share which skin you're using. The way I send commands to iguidance is via sendkey. While you se the menus flash on the screen it's the most customizable way to do it without writing autoit scripts.
Let me summurize. I need to resolve two issues:
1. Get rid of the IG buttons/menues/etc. It can be done by reshack.
2. Forward commands from skin buttons to IG. It can be done by sendkey.
Don't know how to do it yet. Will take a look at.
What I am also reading the author of Blue Devil skin claims that latest RR natively supports IG and therefore no need to use IGMod or IGMon, etc.
Blue Devil Skin RELEASED
My understanding "natively" means all skin buttons should work, period.
Skins I tried - Blue Devil, Kuo.
I am trying to find a no-Flash skin that would "natively" support IG.
Thank you very much for your replies. Will keep on trying. Already re-installed Windows.
I have a problem for embedding IG2 on the RR skin: if a set the com port in the RRconfig i can see the sat-number only, i not see the speed and if when lanch IG the program is not able to lock any sat. If i don't set com port of GPS in RRconfig i can't see the sat-num but IG corretly work... where is the problem? Thank you for Help
You can't have two applications trying to access the same data from the same COM port. When you have RR try and get the speed/etc. from the COM port, IG can't access it when you launch it. The solution to this is to get a COM port splitter which lets you send the information in COM 1 to COM 2 & 3. Just search the forums or google it and you'll find what I'm talking about. Not sure why the would prevent RR from launching and embedding IG but it might have to do with the "gps not detected" error IG would normally give you.