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    Direction Indicator for MM & FD

    How may people are using the direction indicators for navigation. I have it added to the menu skin of Zots. I also have the RR labels for nextturn, direction, and distance.

    The labels only update when the skin is on top, i.e., if I have the radio player skin on screen when MM announces the next turn or when I execute a turn and go back to the main menu none of the above gets updated. When I do time it so MM updates the info on the main menu, the direction indicator doesn't show the next turn but the one after that. - HOW DID THAT HAPPEN? And for the rest of the trip the labels tell me the next turn and the indicator updates to the turn after that.

    On long trips, I still have to flip back and forth from the main to the GPS to see how far I have to go for the next turn when the turns are more than 2 miles apart. This is because the labels and indicators don't update until MM sends the two mile warning. I eventually end up restarting the nav so the labels read N/A cause thats better than looking at the 200 yard warning for the last turn I made 100 miles ago and with 60 miles till my next turn.

    One of the things I liked about Street Atlas was it would give three warnings for a turn and then immediately after the turn was executed it would announce the time and distance to the next turn even if it was 400 miles away. But its so touch screen unfriendly I gave it up.

    How do I refresh these labels (kinda like updating the weather screen) and what happened to my direction indicator?
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    I have CUSTOMFDMANFULL (label) and DIRECTION (indicator) in my GPS skin, CUSTOMFDMANFULL reads the same as CUSTOMFDROAD (always), and DIRECTION (I) never does anything..... what should I be using?
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    It works well in my skin. Use the direction indicator in the audio_player skin and the radio_player skin and both the direction and the distance to the next turn gets updated about every second. audioplayer.skin looks like this and have latest rr.exe. I'm also using FD because M does not update the distance to the next maneuver.

    MEDIACAR Skin
    MEDIACAR F-CNS(800x600 Stretched) "audio player" skin
    audio_player_off.jpg,audio_player_off.jpg,audio_pl ayer_on.jpg,audio_player_down.jpg

    /, B, x, y, w, h, Command;COMMANDCODES, Tooltip
    /VOLUME AND PLAYER CONTROLS
    B01,005,534,090,076,"VOL-","Volume-"
    B02,105,534,090,076,"MUTE","Mute"
    B03,205,534,090,076,"VOL+","Volume+"
    B04,305,534,090,076,"PREV","Mute"
    B05,405,534,090,076,"STOP","Mute"
    B06,505,534,090,076,"PLAY","Mute"
    B07,605,534,090,076,"NEXT","Mute"
    B08,705,534,090,076,"EXIT","Exit"
    /APPLICATION CONTROLS
    B09,007,280,090,059,"LIST","Playlist"
    B10,107,280,090,059,"VISU","Visualisation"
    B11,207,280,090,059,"MIXER","Mixer"
    B12,005,385,090,062,"GPS","GPS"
    B13,005,459,090,062,"MM;Hotkey_CMD|FE_VOICEPROMPTS ","GPS Voice Prompts"
    /AUDIOPLAYER BROWSE SCREEN CONTROLS
    B14,748,139,051,055,"PGUP",""
    B15,748,200,051,055,"UP",""
    B16,748,261,051,055,"DOWN",""
    B17,748,322,051,055,"PGDOWN",""



    /, S, x, y, w, h, x1, y1, w1, h1, O, Style, Pointer file path, h2, Code;SLIDERCODES, Tooltip
    S01,004,350,290,024,005,345,290,024,H,01,"SLIDER3\ POINTER3.gif",12,"SONGPOS",""

    /, L, x, y, w, h, color R;RGB, G, B, font size;FONT, font name, Code;LABELCODES, Tooltip;LABELALIGNMENT
    /MP3 INFO SCREEN
    L01,160,008,590,070,255,255,255,24,"Verdana","TAGA RTIST",""
    L02,160,043,590,070,255,255,255,24,"Verdana","TAGA LBUM",""
    L03,160,078,590,070,255,255,255,24,"Verdana","TRAC KNAME",""
    /AUDIO INFO SCREEN
    L04,014,145,080,030,255,255,255,18,"Verdana","STAT US","Status"
    L05,100,145,090,040,255,255,255,18,"Verdana","CURR ENTTRACKTIME","Current track time"
    L06,200,145,090,040,255,255,255,18,"Verdana","TRAC KTIME","Total Track Time"
    L07,014,175,120,040,255,255,255,18,"Verdana","KBPS ","Track bitrate"
    L08,150,175,120,040,255,255,255,18,"Verdana","KHZ" ,"Track freq"
    L09,014,205,180,030,255,255,255,18,"Verdana","DATE ","Date"
    L10,160,205,150,030,255,255,255,18,"Verdana","TIME ","Time"
    L11,014,235,100,040,255,255,255,18,"Verdana","=Vol ume:",""
    L12,130,235,100,040,255,255,255,18,"Verdana","VOLU ME","Volume"
    /NAVIGATION SCREEN
    L22,140,385,545,020,255,255,255,24,"Verdana","CUST OMFDROAD",""
    L23,140,425,545,020,255,255,255,18,"Verdana","CUST OMFDMANFULL",""
    L24,115,460,060,020,244,089,012,18,"Verdana","=ETA :",""
    L25,175,460,100,020,255,255,255,18,"Verdana","CUST OMFDETA",""
    L26,115,490,060,020,244,089,012,18,"Verdana","=ETR :",""
    L27,175,490,100,020,255,255,255,18,"Verdana","CUST OMFDETR",""
    L28,270,460,100,020,244,089,012,18,"Verdana","=SPD :",""
    L29,360,460,100,020,255,255,255,18,"Verdana","CUST OMFDSPEED",""
    L30,270,490,120,020,244,089,012,18,"Verdana","=SAT #:",""
    L31,360,490,200,020,255,255,255,18,"Verdana","CUST OMFDSATS",""
    L32,410,490,100,020,244,089,012,18,"Verdana","=DIS T:",""
    L33,500,480,300,020,255,255,255,24,"Verdana","CUST OMFDNEXTMANDIST","RIGHT"


    /, I, x, y, w, h, Code;INDICATORCODES
    I02,685,075,041,037,"SHUFFLE"
    I03,726,075,041,037,"REPEAT"
    I04,631,064,045,056,"MODE"
    I05,036,268,014,013,"MASTERMUTE:b"
    I06,690,390,100,100,"DIRECTION"


    /, S, x, y, w, h, forecolor R;RGB, G, B, backcolor R;RGB, G, B, played color R;RGB, G, B, selected color R;RGB, G, B, select color R;RGB, G, B, trs, font size;FONT, font name
    S01,314,140,420,230,255,255,255,000,000,000,000,00 0,000,255,255,255,000,000,000,TRUE,16,"Verdana"

    /, A, x, y, w, h, color;RGB
    A01,005,138,292,133,000,000,000

    /, J, x, y, w, h
    J01,020,017,100,100

    /, F, x, y, w, h, Movie name
    F01,020,017,100,100,"peugeot.swf"

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    That's interesting you're using FD -- considering you made the original code for MM directions...
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    Quote Originally Posted by guino
    That's interesting you're using FD -- considering you made the original code for MM directions...
    I know!
    But I moved to FD because after I had tried it to see if the direction indicator would work with FD. It did and it also updates the distance to the maveuver. Just never moved back to MM after that. Missing the Disable Voice Prompt option in FD but CDR was going to add that in the future.
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    I got it to work but now I have 2 more issues...

    When I cancel the route it wont give me an empty indicator...
    When there is no maneuver yet, or when the street is very far I still get the last indicator that seems to stay there (similar to when route is canceled, the indicator is still left)... (I think the second is either because there is a turn a long distance away that still isnt in sight, in which case a "go straight" arrow would be cool, or due to the first issue)...

    anyways, the second wish would be some sort of slider, able to show how far to the next maneuver... it would be basically requiring the following:
    get the NextManDist when it changes (say 200meters), then make a percentage of that, over the current nextmandist so as I approach 100meters it will be reducing and so forth...

    It would need to update once everytime that the nextman changes so it gets the total nextmandistance once only per turn... am I making any sense? Is there some way of adding this currently (although you'd need some logic to change the distance into a relative distance of the total turn distance (sometimes FD warns you at 50m, 200m or 500m of the turn the first time)
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    This is because FD doesn't clear up it's last indicator information.. if your FD skin shows the FDNEXTMAN label, you'll notice that it stays whatever was last after canceling of finishing a route...
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    Fair enough, i thought that was the case....
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