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 RideRunner on the PC as well), save the search and then copy the saved search to your carpc.
Q. I put in a new postcode/zipcode but the stations haven't changed or updated.
A. It is most likely the site does not have any stations near the postcode/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. Unlike RRGas and RRPetrol which relied on the Gas folder in the root of Road Runner for it's icons, RRFuelPrices stores them in the plugins working folder. Initially there are no icons installed, the plugin automatically downloads any that it doesn't have from my website. Obviously this relies on me having an icon for it on my website. All the ones which were previously in the Gas folder of RR are on my website plus many more. As new countries get added there will be new station brands that I may not have.
In the latest version, if a brand icon is not found on my site, it will trigger, through my site, an email to be sent to me notifying me of brand name and country. (no information about the user is sent).
If you find however that a brand icon does not get updated after a few weeks, feel free to send me a PM or email.
Q. You have done RRFuelPrices for the UK,US,FR,DE,DK,FI,CA,PT,IE,IT,AT,SE,RO, 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. 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. They can, but bear in mind you still need to register an account on my forum.
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
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,rrfuelprices 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)
Q. I'm in the US, why should I use this instead of the RRGas plugin?
A. At present the RRGas plugin works fine, however it will no longer be updated so any changes to the source website will break it. However this plugin will be continually updated and because of the way it is set up it should automatically update if I have needed to change the code because of a website change.
Q. I keep getting this error; error x or this function doesn't work?
A. First, check the whole of this thread to see if the same questions has been asked before and more importantly answered before. Second go to the settings screen and set Debug to true, do what you do to get the error and then send me the debug.txt and your trafficcams.ini file. Address to send is in the PDF Manual or use the email at the bottom of my site.
Q. I have just run an update and (or it was working yesterday but) now everything is blank
A. It's possible registration of the fuelprices.dll failed. Go to Program Files\Elevena Productions\Fuel Prices\ and run the register.bat file.
Q. I have just run an update and (or it was working yesterday but) now it keeps asking me to register.
A. First make sure you have posted in the RRFuelprices download thread on my site.
Second make sure you are logged into my site in IE.
if it still asks for registration even though you can see your post in the thread it's possible registration of the ElevenAreg.dll failed. Go to Program Files\Elevena Productions\ElevenAreg\ and run the register.bat file.
Q. I can not get this to register or I have to register everytime I run it.
A.If you keep seeing the registration screen it could be a few things.
1. You need to make sure 'Log me on automatically each visit' is checked.
2. Permissions, you need to be running RideRunner with admin permissions so that the plugin can write to the registry.
3. There is also some browser settings that can block the automatic log in as well. ('Protected Mode' turned on in IE (Tools, Options, Security).)
Q. Will this run in Win7 and/or Win8?.
A.. I have tested this on a Win8 Release Preview on a clean RideRunner install and it works fine. I would recommend that you run the installer as admin and that RideRunner has been installed in profile mode.