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    You know you have to. that would be absolutley excellent.

    Especially if you can make some kind of switchable clutch lock(to keep it disengaged when not driving the wheels/seperate ignition switch for the rear engine, under normal driving just use the front, then when you need that extra boost, say on the "start" line, fire up the second engine while the first is still running. That would be so cool.
    4x4 in a turbo stylee.

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    Hi all. On the subject of GPS (I don't own a 2cv, but they do look kinda cute), I've done quite a bit of research. I started using Autoroute 2001 Europe, cause it came with my pc. I only have a 6.4" tft, so reading this from a tv output was a little difficult. But, by running ms magnifier (comes with windows), I magnified the top portion of the tft, so I just move the mouse over any section I can't read and its enlarged at the top. However, the quality of the autoroute maps is not superb - I really wanted something based on Navtech Maps. So, I found Destinator, which is very similar to co-pilot, although slightly cheaper (and less nice IMHO). But, Destinator Europe is still very expensive at over £300, so I went into Lidl (cheap german supermarket which have been pretty successful over here) and found something called Route Planner Great Britain & Europe 2002 for £20. But, the best thing about this is it includes Navtech maps of the whole continent of Europe! The interface is not the nicest, and is not as easy to use as autoroute, but the maps are 10,000 times better. It does not do turn by turn spoken directions, or adjust your route if you miss a turn. But, it's only £20!! If you can find it, get it - its a great mapping tool. But, if you want something more serious, Destinator is the way to go. (If you have a broadband connection, check edonkey for destinator - I think £300+ is too much to pay for software if you can't try it first!)
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    (If you have a broadband connection, check edonkey for destinator - I think £300+ is too much to pay for software if you can't try it first!)
    That wont help, it only works with the supplied GPS unit. I tried it with a couple of others I have lying around and it couldnt connect to them. At this time it does not accept NMEA data.
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    andrew,

    The navtech maps, are they encrypted? the CD I have from the bmw isn't readable without going through a lot of hassle.

    Also I don't know any lidl-shop here in holland, I was hoping lidl was a pseudo for aldi but it isn't.
    The software was a special I think?

    Would you be willing to send me a copy, as I don't think I'll find it anywhere else?

    but the way the maps are saved is the main issue here, I don't mind if the software sucks, as long as the data is readeble I can write my own..
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    Marsjell.

    we have a lidl at our place.. (hell we've got like 8 different supermarkets in a town of only 20.000 people)
    I have to go into town today and most likely I will check out lidl to see if it's in stock or not.

    If it is.. I will buy a copy, you can have for the same price as I paid ! (excl. posting.. )

    Sounds nice to you ?

    (now I only hope the lidl in our place has the same software.. )
    (no worries... i read somewhere that lidl is opening up more and more stores in the country)

    /me will keep you posted..

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    that would be great raas...
    uhm no wait, I would rather first get an answer from andrew, if the data in the maps IS encrypted I have no use for them
    If at first you don't succeed.........
    destroy all evidence you tried

    for info on t6369c LCD or Presslab's powersupply check:
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    Originally posted by ZipLock


    It wouldn't have a problem with that. The problem would be if two programs tried to access the same gps on the same serial port at the same time, which isnít possible at this time. Hence my post earlier today, Share GPS
    Actually, you can from what the folks say. I just cant' get it to work with win98SE, You need like XP?? or Win2000??

    Give this link a try. http://www.poehome.com:81/comfoolery/index.html

    Then you need the DeviceComm Manager ftp://ftp.lantronix.com/pub/deviceco...DeviceComm.exe

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    I don't know anything about navtech maps, but I've attached a list of all the files in the map & travel directory, including the navtech maps. If you have broadband and want to download it from me, PM me! Otherwise, send me your address and I can stick some cd's in the post if you want them.

    Cheers

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    Has anybody had anymore luck with these BWM Navtech CD's? I managed to get my hands on the following:
    • Navtech BMW CentralEurope 01-2003
    • Navtech BMW France 2003-1
    • Navtech BMW UK 2003-01

    They all have the same file structure of:
    Code:
    19/02/2002  12:18    <DIR>          TPD
    20/02/2002  10:32               134 BIBLIOGR
    06/11/2001  16:08               321 COPYRIGH
    20/02/2002  10:32               471 ABSTRACT
    25/03/1999  09:27           776,192 CARINET
    09/02/2002  09:06       416,491,520 carindb
    Anybody have any ideas?
    > Dave Walker
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