[Original Post by Ramb0_Command0]
First off I would like to thank mitchjs for making the RR installer so easy. But to make things even easier I was proposing to add some installation instructions. I looked into the How to install Road Runner thread and noticed it was a bit dated. So I'm not really sure what the best option would be, updating that thread, posting the information in the Road Runner Installer Thread, or to post it in the wiki or a combination of all three.
This is meant to be a "Installing Ride Runner for Dummies" type of guide. Just to basically get the newbies up an running.
1.Install Winamp Latest or 2.95 (Make sure to use Classic Skin)
Optional (GPS Related)
-- Install GPS Navigation Software GPS FAQ
-- Install XPort, use two output ports below 10
-- Configure GPS software to use one of the Xport ports
2.Disable Anti-Virus and add exception for RideRunner.exe (RR is not a virus!)
3.Run installer "Ride Runner Install"
4.Run Ride Runner Configuration Program Setting locations are in ( )
- Enter Winamp Path (General>Player Setup)
- Enter Music Path (Music>Page1)
- Choose Day/Night Skin (Skins)
Optional (Ride Runner Config Related)
-- Enter MP3 Playlist Path (Music>Page 1)
-- Enter GPS Navigation Path and COM Port (GPS)
-- Enter Media Player Classic Path (Video/TV)
-- Enter Pictures Path (General>Page 3)
-- Enter Web Browser Path (General>Page 3)
-- Enter City, State for Weather (Weather)
Optional (Features Related)
--Install DirectX 7 or newer
--Install Adobe Flash Player using Internet Explorer
--Disable Auto-Right Click(For Some Touchscreen Monitors)
--Install .NET Framework
XPort Configuration - Must have already installed GPS receiver
1.Right-click My Computer, click properties
2.In the hardware tab, click Device Manager
3.Click on the + next to Universial Serial Bus controllers
4.Look for a device labeled similar to USB to Serial Device
5.Right-Click on it, click on properties. Write down the COM port
6.Run XPort select your port from the dropdown list, If it isnt there click the Scan button to refresh the dropdown
7.Select 2 ports in the outputs section (if you are using iGuidance use at least 1 port below 10)
8.Click enable outputs, your GPS receiver is now outputting on both com ports you selected!
GPS Port Configuration
-Start iGuidance outside of RR (Run from desktop)
-From the menu bar click Tools>GPS Options> select your COM port (must be a single digit #)
Frequent Setup Questions
Q: Where do I get skins?
A: http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/rr-skins/ http://files.joat.co.nz/roadrunner/
Q: Do I HAVE to specify a Night Skin?
A: No, it's optional, but recommended -- even if you don't plan to use it.
Q: Does the Playlist Path matter? Is there a best Practice? Like should they not be in the same directory as your music path?
A: The playlist path is simply where RR looks for you .pls or .m3u playlist files, it shouldn't matter which folder you pick
Q: Where does RR look for Album Art?
A: RR looks for a jpg in the folder where the mp3 file is located. More info HERE and HERE
Q: Is there a complete list of what DLL should be registered or is this skin specific?
A: Both the InstallShield and RRConfig will automatically register any DLLs required for you. If a Skin requires a specific DLL/Plugin for certain functions, it will likely be described when you download the skin.
PLEASE KEEP THIS THREAD CLEAN BY AVOIDING DISCUSSIONS UNRELATED TO INSTALLING RR IN THIS THREAD.
PLEASE SEARCH, THEN (IF YOU DID NOT FIND INFORMATION) POST A THREAD IN THE MAIN ROADRUNNER FORUM WITH YOUR QUESTIONS.