View Poll Results: While Using the DFX skin, do you use the RRMedia database for your music?

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Thread: DFX 5.1.2 Released [ Updated 04-02-12 ]

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    Could not be any closer! But making some good progress!
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    Hi Blue,

    The updater is a brilliant idea, thanks again for your great work. Although I do have a question, will the updater just overwrite files (and keep a backup) or will it modify selected parts of the files themselves?

    I ask the question because when I did the last update from 5.0 to 5.1, I had to spend about 3 hours re-modifying the files I had previously altered.
    For exemple, I had modified the Menu.skin, exectbl.ini and skin.ini to allow 6 pages of menu instead of just 4 and to get specific loadings of RR (start GPS, start rearview cam in the background, so I don't have to wait when I decide I want to switch to GPS or Cam).

    It's no big deal, I just want to know ahead so I can plan in advance, and keep track of all my changes so they are easy to re-implement.

    By the way, I don't know if I'm the only one who is using more than 4 menus, (6 in total). But if others are interested, would it be possible to have a setting in DFX where you can select how many pages you want?... Just food for thoughts.

    Anyway, keep up the great work.

    bebetaz
    Last edited by bebetaz; 07-17-2011 at 07:01 PM.

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    6 Pages...WOW, there have been some that even asked for a way to just have to instead of the four... On the updated file topic, when you went from 5.0>5.1 all you had to do was copy back over the files that you changed from the backup folder that the updater created. Only excption would be the Exectbl.ini file, as this file is to complicated to try and merger user custom changes with new/changed cmds durring the update. And merging the two really doesn't take long, if you use a merge/compare util. This is what I use a LOT when working on the skin with john, the one i use is WinMerge, you can copy the blocks that are different between two text files by just right clicking and "Copy to Left/Right".

    The Number of Main screens could be posibibily made into an opt on one of the skin settings screens, but not important ATM. Would be nice, all you would have to do is select how many menu screens you want and bam done. Will think about this...not now though....
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    Quote Originally Posted by bebetaz View Post
    By the way, I don't know if I'm the only one who is using more than 4 menus, (6 in total). But if others are interested
    Yes, me!

    Quote Originally Posted by bebetaz View Post
    would it be possible to have a setting in DFX where you can select how many pages you want?
    This would be cool also..........but hey, remember......I'm the oddball that wants more users themes......6 just doesn't cut it for me, so I suggested.... err, 12 user themes.

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    Using WinMerge... that's what I ended up doing, cause I couldn't remember the changes I made.
    The number of pages in the menu is by no means important... I got around to doing it myself, it doesn't take long. Was just a thought. By the way not sure if you read, but my biometric scanner works a treat now... I think I'l have to get a Fusion Brain to hookup the ignition now

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Murray View Post
    Your right! I did post all that somewhere in this thread sorry

    I am on win 7 64 (thinking of going to XP) ASUS AT3IONT-I DELUXE 4gigs of Memory
    I down loaded DFX5.1, RR all at the same time about 3 weeks ago at the end of June,if that helps any?

    I notice that DFX installed in "my document" and not in the programs folder.?
    I get a com port error pop up
    color changer stopped working, also the program hangs every so often I think maybe due to winamp (even with direct sound) not sure? I just uninstalled winamp last night.

    I have tried others starting with a demo of Centrafuse hated it, lets see openmoble was OK
    but RR with your skin is pretty cool if I can get it rock steady..

    My next step is to maybe try it all over on XP, to think I was just going to buy a JVC and opt Car PC instead

    Thanks John for your time and reply.
    Today I noticed that I cannot change the icons I can press and hold the button the menu comes up to select different plug-in screen clean ect. but when I hit select nothing happens?

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    John, Blue,

    I have a question for you, when I start RR, the loading takes for ever. To be more specific, I have modified the exectbl, to slighlty change the preload screens:

    / -------------------- Things to run, and get settings on Digital FX's Start ------------
    "OnSkinStart","DFXDLLCHECK||PreloadCheck||ONSCREEN CHANGE||ReLock||SpeedIndicatorLoader||GreetingPlay ||GreetingPopUp||SAVENSETTOSKIN;SKINRELOADING;0||F BCONNECT||Run;C:\Program Files\DigitalNow\VivaRadio\FMPanel.exe;Radio Agent||Run;C:\Program Files\iGO831_PC\iGO831_PC.exe;iGO8 - PNA||Run;C:\Program Files\Novorado\Parking Assistant\parker.exe;Parking Assistant"
    "PreloadCheck","BYVAR;SKINRELOADING;<<DoPreloa d"
    "DoPreload","PRELOADSCRNS||SENDMSG;Banner;Close||S ENDMSG;TimeSwitch;exit"
    "TIMER","ESC",greeting_popup.skin

    And also the skin.ini:

    [Preload Screens]
    preload=Menu2.skin;Loading Menu;1
    preload=Menu3.skin;Loading Menu;1
    preload=Menu4.skin;Loading Menu;1
    preload=Menu5.skin;Loading Menu;1
    preload=Menu6.skin;Loading Menu;1
    preload=RM_Media.skin;Initializing Entertainment System;1
    preload=Audio_Player.skin;Initializing Entertainment System;1
    preload=Dabby_Radio.skin;Initializing Navigation System;1
    preload=GPS_iGo.skin;Initializing Navigation System;1


    Admittedly, the loading doesn't actually hang on the modifications I made, but just before that. It seems that the "loading RRExtended" message hangs for over 60 seconds before showing my custom comments ("loading menu", "Initializing Entertainment System" and "Initializing Navigation System")

    I have also attached a copy of my debug.txt file, you can see that there is over a minute with nothing:
    18/07/2011 1:28:57 PM: Plugin Manager: Plugin Found: RRExtended
    18/07/2011 1:28:57 PM: Plugin Manager: Plugin loaded (Global): RRExtended
    18/07/2011 1:29:59 PM: Plugin Manager: Plugin Found: RRMediaDB
    18/07/2011 1:29:59 PM: Plugin Manager: Plugin loaded (Global): RRMediaDB

    Would you guys have any suggestions as to why it takes so long?


    debug.txt
    Last edited by bebetaz; 07-17-2011 at 11:50 PM.

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    Well that suggests there is something going on in the startup for RRExtended


    Or possibly one of the plugins that started before that one.

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    Any suggestions as to where to look?

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    Try removing the plugins listed before RRMediaDB, then run RR see if it takes as long.

    If it doesn't, add them back in one by one. until it starts hanging again.

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