Frequently Asked Questions.
Q. I don't have an internect connection in my car, can I still use this.
A. Yes, run this on your home PC (obviously you will need to be running RoadRunner on the PC as well), and then copy the stations.prv file to your car PC (must be done on same day).
Q. I put in a new zipcode but the stations haven't changed or updated.
A. It is most likely the site does not have any stations near the zipcode you have entered or you do not have a connection to the internet.
Q. I don't have any Gas Station brand icons.
A. Look in your RoadRunner folder, there should be a folder called gas which contains all the gif files. If you do not have this check the orginal gas price thread. check attachment at bottom of this post.
Q. I have the gas folder but I still don't have any Gas Station brand icons.
A. For the icons to work you will need the latest RoadRunner version released by mitchjs.
Q. You have done RRGas for the US and UK, any chance of doing it for <Insert Country here>?
A. If you can find a website for your country that show the prices against individual stations, is searchable by postal code or GPS coords and doesn't show the price as a graphic, then post a link and I will have a look.
Q. How do I set this up to work with my skin?
A. To get the same functions that were in the native version
1. rename gas_pricefinder.skin to gas.skin
2. Modify all gas related labels to add RRGAS in front
3. Change image indicators
for the added features you will need to read the skincommands.txt and add the appropriate commands and maybe edit the graphic files.
Download the GasSkinConverter attached to this post. Extract to your skinfolder and run GasSkinConverter.exe. It is recommended that you backup your skin folder just in case.
Q. Does the "Show Map" function work now? for some reason, and it worked flawlessly with gaspricefinder.
A. the show map depends on your GPS.
1. Mappoint - (this was what the native went to) No, not sure how to code for this as the original code is internal specific.
2. FreeDrive - Yes as long as it is my Personal Edition
3. iG, see posts by John, and MGD (there have been various vesions of GASNAV posted in this thread)
others nothing that I have done yet.
Q. Do I need a ZIP.DAT in my rr folder for the zip codes?
A. No, the plugin accesses a website to do the conversion.
Q. Would someone care to send me this?
A. The Terms And Conditions expressly forbid the distribution of this program, please register on my forum to get your copy.
Q. Anyone have a screen built for <Insert skin name here>? it would be greatly appreciated!
A. check the skins thread, contact the skinner or you can try and convert it yourself (basic instructions earlier in the F.A.Q.)
Q. How can I download this wonderful creation?
A. Register on my forum at www.en4cer.co.uk/forum , when activated go to the downloads section.
Q. I have registered on your site but am still not activated, why?
A. I do not monitor the forum registrations 24/7 so it could take hours or possibly a day or two before I can activate you. If I am going away I will normally put this info into the news section of the forum. If however after a few days of registering you have not been activated then contact me via PM here. Using the same username as you do on here will help you get activated quicker.
Q. The labels seem to be doubled up, why?
A. It is likely you are running two instances of the plugin. X,rrgas should only be in the menu.skin of your skin or possibly in a file called plugins.txt not anywhere else.
NB. if you are Running the new Ride Runner it is possible it has loaded it up from your plugins folder and then loaded it from somewhere else (something we have been told shouldn't happen)
Gas Icons - Unzip to Road Runner