Please consult the help file that was installed in the skin before asking questions in the thread. It is a very in-debth guide on how to use the skin, alter settings, and hidden features and functions. The help file is located in ~\RideRunner\Skins\DFX5\HelperFIles\. It can also be accessed right from the start menu in the DFX folder Tree.
FAQ (Frequently asked Questions) and solutions:
After installing the 09-01-2011 RideRunner, when I go to close the skin, it does nothing and becomes unresponsive.
This is because the ONEXIT event has finally been fixed that has not worked properly for a long time, so we did a work around to fix it, but now that it's been fixed, it causes a endless exit loop when you try to exit RideRuner.
How to fix options:
#1 5.1.1 users simply need to check for and install all updates and the problem will be gone.
#2 Open up the skin's ExecTBL.ini file and fix these two lines, right at the top part of the file:
The daytime and night time switching was using the old reload screen stuff.
If you want to manually fix it for now find these lines in the exectbl.ini that begin with the "GetDaySettings" & "GetNightSettings" and change them to these 2 lines:
Next download the file attched to this post, unzip it and put it in "Skins\DFX5\Scripts\Time Switch\" overwriting the one in there.
That will fix the auto swtiching. This will be fixed in the next release.
How do you keep DFX from beeping every time I push a button?
In the DFX skin folder, open the exectbl.ini and find these lines: (Line #34)
/---------------- Skin Sounds -----------------------------------------------------------
Simply put a / in front of the line to comment it out, like this:
save the file, and no more beeps when buttons are pressed.
How do I get the voice recognition to work?
Open the KeyTbl.ini file in the main RideRunner folder in notepad. Put this line in that file:
This will set the ` key (The key to the left of the number 1 on the keyboard, and above the TAB key)
When you press that key, the system will start to listen.
To use a button to activate the voice, you can use any hotkey program, Girder, iBus interface, JoyCon connector, serial Connectors, a mouse, and tons of other ways to fire the RRVCON command.
Note: You also have to have SAPI5 installed on your system, and train your voice profile to recognize your voice. There is tons of documentation on the web on how to do this.
You must go into RideRunner\Plugins\RRVoice and run RRVoiceConfig.exe with RideRunner running. Click the "Create" button to allow RRVoice to catalog your music and create the voice commands.
Your music needs to be in a folder structure as follows:
------------/Back In Back
If your folder structure differs, you can possibly do a search and replace in the music.ini and song.ini in the plugin folder to try to get it to work. You will have to experiment with it :)
I have the voice working, but the recognition accuracy is very bad, and it hardly ever understands what I am saying.
Having a GOOD quality microphone is the key! This is the one thing that will determine just how well the system recognizes your voice.
I, and many others are using this noise-canceling microphone
from the MP3Car store for $40.
User andygardner was having recognition issues, posting that the system refused to recognize what he was saying. After reading about the Andrea mic, He purchased one, and here is what he had to say:
Originally Posted by andygardner
You can hear a demonstration of the mic I did some time ago by downloading this .mp3 file
Whenever you switch to a new microphone for voice recognition, you MUST
re-train your voice profile. Also re-run the microphone set up wizard with a noise level that you will use the microphone the most at. For instance, while driving down the road, with the windows up.
Can I use the Donation Patch on more than one computer?
After donating, the purchase is recorded, and you can download as many times as you like. Only one patch is needed for all the machines that you have the skin installed on
I donated for the DFX5 splash screen patch, and can not download it.
In the mean time, try using Fire Fox if you can, as the problem, till it is fixed, appears to be with Internet Explorer.
You can also just use the donation link in the first post of this thread. Just put in the notes that it's for the patch & and include your forum screen name, and I will send a link to download it. If you want the link sent to another email address, other than the one PayPal has for you, put that in the notes as well.
I am not seeing any maps for the National Forecast or Temperature maps.
Press and HOLD either the "National Forecast" or "Temperature Map" to load the maps from the Internet. The + symbol seen on any button through out the skin means it has a second function when pressed and held.
Google Earth shows nothing except buttons at the bottom.
Google Earth needs to be installed, and the path set to its location in the DFX5\Skin.ini file
Gas Prices shows me the screen but nothing is populated.
The Gas Plugin needs to be downloaded from Enforcers page, and then installed & setup.
I can not get the traffic cameras to work.
The Traffic Camera Plugin needs to be downloaded from Enforcers page, and then installed & setup.
I accidentally disabled the DFX5.dll, and now I can not use the skin!
You need to go into: Skins/DFX5/Plugins/Plugins.ini in notepad, and remove the disable dfx5.dll line
I load a CD from the CD Changer screen and the song info at the top of the screen and/or my albumart on the main menu is blank.
You need to update the RRMediaDb.exe found in your "C:\Program Files\RideRunner\Plugins\RRMedia" folder with the one at the bottom of this post.
The location doesn't work anymore, the one in the GPS etc that tells you the city, state and zip
The location RR feature was pulled out of RR and made into a plugin called GPS2City by Mitchjs and can be found Here
When in the Music browser screen (RRMedia) in "Folder" mode, I can not see files when I go into a folder that has audio files in it.
Replace the RRMediaDb.exe found in the attachment below, with the one found in your RideRunner\Plugins\RRMedia folder.