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    GPS Heading Indicator Fixed & Upgraded [ Updated 12/10/08 ]

    So...

    Because of the whole GPS "Heading" indicator not working for the longest time, I decied that a
    fix was in order and created a solution for it as well as improved upon it.

    The changes are as follows:
    #1 New ind is called "Heading2" (just need to do a find/replace all in your skin files)
    #2 Now accepts either jpg or png file extions, it will use whatever is on the N.xxx/N_1.xxx ind graphic
    #3 The ind can also indicate the Signal strength by changing the ind color by the number of satellites,
    meaning...weak(1-4), fair(5-6), good(7+)
    #4 Also uses NA.png for no GPS signal

    How to use the new indicator
    To use the signal strength you must have the additional indicator graphics. These new
    graphic indicator file names are the direction(N,NE,E,SE,S,SW,W,NW) followed by a _x.(jpg/png),
    where x is 1-3 using the above as the guide lines. So "N_1.png" would be north with a weak signal
    where as "SE_3.png" would be southeast with a good satellite signal.

    How to use the new indicator
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    To use the signal strength you must have the additional indicator graphics. These new
    graphic indicator file names are the direction(N,NE,E,SE,S,SW,W,NW) followed by a _x.(jpg/png),
    where x is 1-3 using the above as the guide lines. So "N_1.png" would be north with a weak signal
    where as "SE_3.png" would be southeast with a good satellite signal.

    Settings:
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    GPSIndFolder=*
    * - this is the folder name in the skin folder and NOT the whole path, for the extra graphic files or
    if left blank or not used, will look in the dll's path for an "Indicators" folder for the graphics

    I have tested this on all versions from 4/12/07 - Current beta(weather fix), and they all work!

    In the zip, I have included:
    GPSIndFix.dll
    _Install.cmd (to register it)
    _Uninstall.cmd (to unregister it)
    24 iG style Heading2 indicators (26px x 26px) to either use or test with
    1 NA.png for no GPS signal
    This Readme.txt

    If you do not know, you'll need to:
    put the GPSIndFix folder in your "Road Runner\Plugins" folder
    Run the _Install.cmd file
    Put "X,GPSINDFIX" in your menu.skin file, or Plugins.txt file of the skin folder if it has one.


    Any problems just let me know, shouldn't really be any! Or if you have a futher suggestion post that as well.
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    OMG this is sooo coool!! TY for taking the time to improve and fix this.
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    NICE! Thanks.

    Could the indicator graphics go in a separate folder?

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    Updated...

    You can also specify a folder for the indicators to go in by putting "GPSIndFolder=xxxx" in your rr/skin ini file, where xxx is the folder name in the skin folder(not the whole path!)
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    Magnificent! Thanks. Makes for a less cluttered skin folder.

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    Handholding time...

    So, how would one apply this to the DFX 3.0 skin? Can we get an updater app or something?

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    Monday bump.

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    I just updated this to work with the newer extention plugin indicator standard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue ZX3 View Post
    You can also specify a folder for the indicators to go in by putting "GPSIndFolder=xxxx" in your rr/skin ini file, where xxx is the folder name in the skin folder(not the whole path!)

    I have tested this on all versions from 4/12/07 - Current beta(weather fix), and they all work!

    In the zip, I have included: the ext plugin dll, reg.bat (to register it), and 24 iG style Heading2 indicators (26px x 26px) to either use or test with, and these instructions.

    If you do not know, you need to put the dll and reg.bat files your RoadRunner folder and run reg.bat.
    Put "X,GPSINDFIX" in your menu.skin file.


    Any problems just let me know, shouldn't really be any! Or if you have a futher suggestion post that as well.
    I just tried this last night and it didn't work for me. I'm 90% sure it's something I did wrong..

    I'm using DFX4.

    *I downloaded zip file
    *extracted the folder into my DFX skin directory
    *Added "X,GPSINDFIX" (without quotes) to my DFX menu.skin file
    *Put the DLL and bat file in my root roadrunner directory and ran bat file (got succeeded)
    *Added "GPSIndFolder=Heading Inds" (without quotes) to my DFX4 skin.ini file.

    What did I do wrong?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tbird2340 View Post
    I just tried this last night and it didn't work for me. I'm 90% sure it's something I did wrong..

    I'm using DFX4.

    *I downloaded zip file
    *extracted the folder into my DFX skin directory
    *Added "X,GPSINDFIX" (without quotes) to my DFX menu.skin file
    *Put the DLL and bat file in my root roadrunner directory and ran bat file (got succeeded)
    *Added "GPSIndFolder=Heading Inds" (without quotes) to my DFX4 skin.ini file.

    What did I do wrong?

    Thanks!
    Define an area in the skin for the indicators to show? maybe?

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