Questions and Answers (FAQ)
Question: Why are Custom Lists and iLists not working right with the new Ride Runner release?
Solution: With the addition of thumbnails in the custom list now possible, some of the internal code changed. BlueZX3 made the necessary changes to all the skins in the DFX skin that are required to make everything work correctly again. Thanks Blue!
Just copy all the files in the zip into the DFX folder, overwriting the ones in there. If you made any changes to the skins, you may want to back them up before hand, so you can apply the changes to the new skin files.
Question: How can I add my own buttons to use on the main menu?
Solution: BlueZX3 was kind enough to write a REALLY cool little application! It allows you to remove buttons that you do not want, and add buttons as well. All with a nice Graphical user interface. Here is a screen capture:
You can download the button editor HERE
Question: System appears to hang (100% CPU) with 3D logo's, Clocks, Color Changer, and/or there is a white Background or border where flash objects should be, whats wrong?
Solution: Check THIS THREAD for instructions to update to the latest Flash source compatible with Ride Runner.
Question: The buttons at the bottom all have numbers on them instead of the icons, whats wrong?
Solution: You need to install the DigitalFX custom font, "DigitalFX Font.ttf" in the difitalfx/helperfiles/fonts folder.
Question: The wireless manager skin is not showing anything, or information is incomplete or incorrect, how do I fix this?
Solution: you have to be using the windows wireless manager. Many WiFi cards come with their own software. Just uninstall the software, and only install the drivers for your card. You can try using add/remove programs to remove the manufacturer provided drivers. If all else fails, remove the wireless software from the manufacturer, and the wireless device in device manager, then unplug it. Plug it in, and windows will then prompt you for the drivers. Insert the CD and windows will install the drivers to enable the device. If the CD auto runs, and tries to install their software, just cancel it.
Question: Do I need to uninstall DigitalFX 2.0 before installing 3.0?
Solution: It is recommended you leave 2.0 installed, to refer back to for settings and such that you may have made. Both can reside as separate skins on the same system, and you can easily switch back and forth.
Question: How do I change the buttons on the main menu?
Solution: Press and HOLD one of the menu buttons. You will then have 2 screens of choices that you can assign to that button.
Question: I do not see a list of music files, logos or other lists in the skin, whats wrong?
Solution: Go to the settings skin, digitalFX skin settings, and turn off iLists. about 1 out of 10 systems have issues with using the ilists.
Question: How can I have a music CD or DVD start when it is inserted in the drive automatically?
Solution: Open the skins/DigitalFX 3.0/Scripts folder and find the AutoLaunch.ini file. Open it in notepad. Change the drive letter to your CD.DVD Drive. Now, when you insert a CD/DVD in the drive it will automatically play. When ejected, it will resume the song you were listing to, at the position it was at before you inserted the CD.
Question: How do I change the default location & where it's zoomed to, and the zoom level for the weather radar?
Solution: This has to be done manualy (for now at least) Open the Weather_Interactive.skin in notepad, and find this line:
Change the &Lat= &long= values (Bolded above) to your lat and lon. Optionally you can play with the zoom setting on the end of the line, to change the level the map is zoomed when you open it.
Question: How do I change the icons displayed on the main menu screens?
Solution: Simply open the Road Runner/Skins/DigitalFX 3.0/Menu Icons folder, and replace any of the PNG's with your custom icons. Make sure to use the same name for the icon you are replacing.
Question: I Don't have a temperature board on my CarPC. How can I remove the labels from the top of the main menu?
Solution: Open the Menu.skin, and Menu2.skin files and remove the following lines:
NOTE: This must be done in all skins in the DigitalFX 3.0/Menus folder or when you change the menu layout, your changes will be overwritten.
Question: The Internet radios is not working, What do I need to do?
Solution: You need to associate your MP3 files as well as M3U's with Winamp in windows. Also make sure you have a decent speed Internet connection.
Question: Why is the background of the Traffic Camera's and CDRip screens black?
Solution: These are external plugins, and do not support transparency.
Question: How do I get the lyrics to display in the skin?
Solution: The Lyrics need to be embedded in the actual MP3 file's ID3 Tags. Use a program like Zortam to look for the lyrics on the net, and embed them in your files. There is also a small free program a member on the forums wrote here, its not perfect, but it does a pretty good job.
Question: My HDRadio will not work with the DigitalFX skin, whats wrong?
Solution: I have been told by at least 10 people that the HD Radio Skin in DigitalFX 3.0 works well for them (And works here as well), so I know its nothing to do with the skin at this point. It has to be a setting or hardware problem somewhere. This is unfortunately not a skin related issue, and thus nothing I can really do to help. You can check this thread for problems and solutions from other users.
Question: Why does album art flash at start of song then disappear?.
Solution: You do not have Embedded album art in your MP3's. Go into the plugin manager in the skin settings, and turn off MP3Art.
Question: When I start the skin, all I see is a 1" bar down the middle of the screen. How do I fix that?
Solution: The DigitalFX skin uses transparency. Open the rr.ini file in Road Runner's root folder and ensure Fastmode=-1 is in there. If not add it, if its another value, change it to -1. (Also see the next question)
Question:When I load the skin, all buttons appear to be gray till I mouse over them, what's causing this?
Solution: Open the skin.ini in the FigitalFX folder. Look for the line that begins with Background=
Background=C:\Program Files\Road Runner\Backgrounds\Gray_texture_dark.jpg
and change to the path / directory structure of your system.
NOTE: You can also go to settings, DFX Skin settings, Change wallpaper and choose one from the list. This will set the above line for you from within the skin.
DigitalFX 4.0 Bugs and Fixes.
All Bug Fixes and reports are now handled by a project manager. (MANY thanks to Nitr8 for setting this up on his server!)
Simply go to Johnwpb.com and click on the "Report Bug" link, right below the download link for DigitalFX 4.0
You will be asked for a username and password. please use the same name as the forums. NO email confirmation is needed, just set a username and password, so you can edit your comments if you decide to do so at a later time.
If you use your correct email address, you will receive notifications when your bug report has been responded to. Your email is 100% safe, and is not a part of any mailing list ect.