Page 10 of 22 FirstFirst 1234567891011121314151617181920 ... LastLast
Results 91 to 100 of 212

Thread: TomTom How To (PocketPC Emulator)

  1. #91
    Low Bitrate
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Posts
    98
    Here it is running just after installation...This is on my other laptop, not the car laptop, running on the same simulator.

    My crappy Serial > USB adaptor just fell apart, so I'm going to go get a replacement and test I-Go out.


    '98 Peugeot 306
    Project Status: I sold it ages ago!

    ShutControl

    The ultimate shutdown control software for laptops.

  2. #92
    Newbie
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    8

    COM-port problem solved - kind of...

    The problem with the emulator not being able to restore form save state without turning off the serials. I've now uninstalled the 2.0 beta-release of the standalone emulator, and installed the 1.0 version. In this version it is not a problem, and the emulator starts and stops fine. Only problem is that this emulator is far slower, and it works slow even on my 1,6 GHz Centrinio-system....

    In the v1.0 you are able to set som CPU-settings that I don't understand much about...maybe someone could help me out here?
    And maybe the FAQ should be edited and posted as a new topic with this aditional information until a new release is put out.


  3. #93
    Low Bitrate
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Posts
    98
    I think I am using vers 1.0 - and it runs peachy on my Pentium M 1.8. What modifications have you made to your Windows install? Plus, don't forget the extra commands to help it run faster, such as /memsize 256 - assuming you have at least 512MB Ram.

    '98 Peugeot 306
    Project Status: I sold it ages ago!

    ShutControl

    The ultimate shutdown control software for laptops.

  4. #94
    Newbie
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    8

    setup

    I've got 1GB RAM and memsize is on the emulator set to 256kb. Is there other settings to XP or emulator I can do different? While running tomtom 5.00 it uses 100% CPU of the Pentium M, and other applications runs VERY slow while running tomtom without setting it as low priority.

  5. #95
    FLAC sama's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    London, UK
    Posts
    1,375
    I would recommend you set tomtom to low priority. dont' bother with all the tweaks etc they won't make much diffrence. tomtom is a demanding app and the ppc emulator more so!

  6. #96
    Registered User
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Posts
    1,736
    Quote Originally Posted by sama
    tomtom is a demanding app and the ppc emulator more so!
    Tomtom run just fine on a decent PPC. Even on my mobile phone it runs fine.

    Its the emulator thats so badly written, it take so much CPU power.

    I run it on my workstation, a dual xeons at 3GHz each = 6GHz with 1GB of RAM and the emulator still runs slow, I was like, WTF? Its nowhere near the speed of a decent PPC with tomtom running

  7. #97
    FLAC sama's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    London, UK
    Posts
    1,375
    damn! that bad!

    mind you, tomtom is choppier on the ppc than it is on mobiles. That's also tomtom's fault.

    I have some new software, i-go that I'd like to try sometime, which is meant to be super well performing.

  8. #98
    Registered User
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Posts
    1,736
    Quote Originally Posted by sama
    damn! that bad!

    mind you, tomtom is choppier on the ppc than it is on mobiles. That's also tomtom's fault.

    I have some new software, i-go that I'd like to try sometime, which is meant to be super well performing.
    Yeah

    From what I noticed, when installing using activesync, on my PPC tomtom only runs smooth if I choose install the apps on internal memory then leave the map on storage card. If I choose install everything on storage card thats when the navigation become a little jerky.

    I have the tomtom mobile on sony ericsson P910i, it runs abit jerky but thats only because i think the phone doesnt have much processing power compared to the PPC.

    As for running tomtom on emulation on a powerful machine, it abit strange because I have run it before on my old dual 1GHz P3 then tried it on the dual xeons and the speed difference wasnt much. So I dont know whats going on there. Unless I miss something.

    The iGo is good, its quicker than tomtom under emulations. You mention about 7 digit postcode support for UK? I thought it wasnt supported?

    I have posted some screen shot of iGo on emulation in here before dunno if you seen it already?

    iGo Navigation Software (PDA) in PC

  9. #99
    FLAC sama's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    London, UK
    Posts
    1,375
    saw that, iGO looks quite nice.

    I've seen tomotm running on a nokia n70 and it's very smooth. again, that's much less processing power than a ppc. I read somewhere the tomtom didn't optimise this properly fo the ppc. I'll try to find that article sometime.

    on the iGo website, it says 7 digit postcode support.

  10. #100
    Newbie
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    1

    Regarding COM port Access is Denied

    The problem most users mention about restoring PPC state with assigned COM port is known Microsoft Device Emulator 2.0 Preview bug and it will be fixed on next release cycle. The only solution is to save state without port assigned and assign it only during running emulator throw preferencies. Everything else is working nice and much faster then with Emulator v1.0.

Similar Threads

  1. ONINE PETITION: TomTom Navigator for PC
    By bLindmOnkey in forum GPS
    Replies: 19
    Last Post: 06-07-2007, 02:16 PM
  2. Replies: 25
    Last Post: 11-27-2006, 01:28 PM
  3. TOMTOM / Pocket PC Emulator / RR
    By craignichollls in forum Road Runner
    Replies: 107
    Last Post: 08-25-2006, 04:51 PM
  4. PocketPC as a Touch Screen Replacement
    By sama in forum Other Cool Front Ends
    Replies: 59
    Last Post: 08-05-2006, 05:53 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •