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    Quote Originally Posted by lez View Post
    Let me just change to my black hat here, whats in it for the beta testers of this commercial product?

    I mean to test it you need all the other bits, streets and trips etc, which you must buy in order to test.....

    Whats the benefit to off set such a purchase, or are they wanting you to beta test their commercial product using pirates of other commercial products?

    I'm sure theirs a rule of acquisition to cover it somewhere
    The assumption is that people who have licensed copies of mappoint Europe (which is what they want tested) and are in Europe can test it, and if they provide sufficient feedback and review they get a free copy of StreetDeck


    So what's in it for the beta testers? A free licence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enforcer View Post
    The assumption is that people who have licensed copies of mappoint Europe (which is what they want tested)

    Did I not read it wont work right without having NA installed, which users of EU wont have...........

    Or has that been fixed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lez View Post
    Did I not read it wont work right without having NA installed, which users of EU wont have...........

    Or has that been fixed.

    Well that would be one of the bugs reported back to the developers then



    Because they can't retail something that requires a licence for something that will never be used.

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    Exclamation First test results

    Hi.

    Have performed some preliminary tests today:
    (So far in non-moving position, will update it with driving tests tonight...)

    Current address (GPS location, Office):
    Street: Unterdorfstr. 66
    City: Madiswil
    State: BE (Bern)
    Country: Switzerland

    • Installed version 1.0.5.4 tries to load North American maps
    • Overwritten with exe from sd_europe.zip - now loads MP Europe

    • Static position:

      1. GPS position tracked correctly
      2. Searching for address:
        Destination type "Address"
        • correctly displayed current state (Bern) from GPS location
        • most of the times displays "No locations could be found..." when looking-up an address
        • in rare case when it find something it appears to be overseas US location, with some ridiculous mileage (like 1012.9 mi) (might be no GPS fix)

        Destination type "Place by Name"
        • finds correct place, but list is overloaded with lots of other "sounds-similar" places (image)
        • also, sometimes assumes the current position somewhere 5000 miles away (no GPS fix ?)

        Destination type "POI"
        • click "Point of Interest" under "Destination type" - immediately Windows' MessageBox(..., "Unspecified error", "StreetDeck", MB_ICONERROR) appears (image)
        • click arrows on the "POI Types" fields - same error and mouse enters gesture mode (image)
      3. Creating route - checked "Road speeds" settings - there were some strange values. reverted to defaults (now looking reasonable):

        Destination (home):
        Steinhaufen 55
        Leimiswil
        dist: ~ 3 mi



        • Shortest time - routes via main roads. close to optimal but at the end switches to the almost undriveable shortcut (image)
        • Shortest distance - in general is like above but with questionable shortcuts (image)
        • least use of Highways - routes through hills and almost-walkways. very curved, definitely not shortest (?) (image)
        • most use of Highwaysfinally, the only route I'd recommend for driving. (image)
      4. Resuming route
        • Message box text misses name of the last route/destination to resume (image)
    • En-route
      In progress. Will try it later tonight
    • Some UI notes

      • the Back ("<-") symbol on the navigation screen is a bit confusing: there is big "N" from the map close to it, so it easily can be read as "North is to the left"
      • when clicking on the disabled UI element (such as current route option in "reroute" screen, the pulsing highlight jumps to the upper-left corner of the first element in the screen, shrinking into point) (image)
      • It would be good to have some status area that displays full scrollable name of destination entry from the list of searched destinations – most of the text does not fit in the display area (image)
      • Most of the in-car navigations have separate selection for local road and highway usage, such as "Prefer/stay away from Highways" and "Shortest/Fastest/Prefer main roads" options
    • Conclusion:
      Most of current issues are quite basic, so it would be great if you'd try MapPoint Europe with some GPS unit that supplies fake European positions.


    Best regards,
    Tomcat

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomcat View Post
    Most of current issues are quite basic, so it would be great if you'd try MapPoint Europe with some GPS unit that supplies fake European positions.
    Tomcat,

    This is what I need you to do for me. Can you run with -recordgps and e-mail me the GPS recording logs as per the first post.

    Also, please e-mail me a few addresses that it has failed to find.

    Include your machine codes in the e-mail and I will give you a registration code.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lez View Post
    Did I not read it wont work right without having NA installed, which users of EU wont have...........

    Or has that been fixed.
    The new exe fixed this.
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    Boo! I really, really, really want to test the software to the level of Tomcat but can't because my software incorrectly thinks the trial has expired. After 2 days.

    I'm not bothered about the 15 minutes issue, I just want to be able to load the software! Is there any way to reset it to give me a *real* 30 days?

    Once again, I installed SD on a fresh machine. I've not tampered with the clock or anything.

    Help me Obi-wan-Kenobi, you're my only hope....

    Bob

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    FYI, common GPS devices output NMEA 0183 V2.0 sentences... 4800,8,N,1

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    Quote Originally Posted by god_of_cpu View Post
    Tomcat,

    This is what I need you to do for me. Can you run with -recordgps and e-mail me the GPS recording logs as per the first post.

    Also, please e-mail me a few addresses that it has failed to find.

    Include your machine codes in the e-mail and I will give you a registration code.
    Sure, just give me couple of hours

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    Quote Originally Posted by holybob View Post
    Boo! I really, really, really want to test the software to the level of Tomcat but can't because my software incorrectly thinks the trial has expired. After 2 days.

    I'm not bothered about the 15 minutes issue, I just want to be able to load the software! Is there any way to reset it to give me a *real* 30 days?

    Once again, I installed SD on a fresh machine. I've not tampered with the clock or anything.

    Help me Obi-wan-Kenobi, you're my only hope....

    Bob
    I've been experiencing same problems - on one machine where been testing SD before so update didn't help, installed on another where _no_ SD been before, installed on fresh Windows XP setup - everywhere the same...

    Finally succeeded with reinstalling Windows again, setup 1.0.5.4 and update streetdeck.exe from sd_europe.zip.

    HTH

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