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Thread: TomTom How To (PocketPC Emulator)

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    it fires up ok, but i havent ran it yet fully in the car on an 850meg 250 ram - i will try it this week and let you know - my 12v adapter just arrived (12v -19v dc) nearly sorted the rewrite aswell - more of a longhanded version of whats out there, but if youre a pc 'average' bod it might help! the settings for the gps proved to be an issue until i followed the instructions SLOWLY!

    but it sits at home and WORKS!


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    doubt it will be any good on a p3 500! you can try tho!

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    anyone any ideas why the simulation mode of a prgrammed route only runs for about ten minutes? i checked the screensaver, power options etc and they seem to be ok, the pda resets and starts again from origin. im running it on a p3 1gig and it seems fine - havent tried it in car yet though on this system - nearly there though - just waiting for 12v monitor to arrive and i can trial it properly

    big up to sama! (apparently that means something in the world my kids live in!)

    dave bev

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    that sounds very weird. is it on any route or the same one? not that I have a clue why either way!

    hehe, big up! I haven't heard that since I left school. it's a form of respect amongst hoodlemettes!

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    simulation sometimes acts weird even on PPC... actual routing works OK?

    btw. did anybody tried i-GO with emulator (I found it even better navigaton soft for europe)

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    interesting. I'll try it sometime and let you know. it should work the same way

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    found a review for those interested

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    sorry for multiple posts, but this does look very interesting. apparently it's very high performance compared to others, has full uk 7 digit postcode look up too. but... it lacks POI warnings and traffic rerouting. which is a bit of a bummer. hopefully they're get their act together to do that, but they haven't yet so this is what it is!

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    I just installed the WM5 emulator and TomTom 5 and it works peachy . I'm running a Pentium M 1.8 / 512MB Ram. I also have it running @ 640x480 to fit in the middle of my 800x600 screen res nicely. The refresh rate is the same as my normal proper TomTom, and the map calculations are way faster - I even raced them.

    I tried to optimise the WM5 build as best I could by just uninstalling useless apps and deleting all useless files.

    No-one has really mentioned the way they connected their GPS unit so....I had a spare Garmin GPS12, then I made up a serial data cable for it and bought a serial to USB adaptor, and wired in a power socket so it can be run off the car's power. Bear in mind, when setting up the emulator, you must map COM0 to the Com port of the GPS unit, then set TomTom to use Com1. I ran my multimeter across the unit and it uses 0.15A when running (65Ah battery ~ 19 Days), so I figure I can just leave it on when the car is off, so that there is no wait for the fix.

    All in all, I am quite happy, I didn't really like destinator, but I have just read about I-Go, so I bought that too, and I will post about it here

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    I just downloaded bought i-go too.

    I have spoken about connecting the GPS via com0 etc, but not about keeping on the battery. I had it that way too, until I switched to a USB SIRF3 mouse.

    iGuidance is actually suprisingly good when you get used to it, though it's got me going in a loop a couple of times in east london!!

    TomTom is the best for traffic based rerouting. I don't understand why the heck others haen't done it.

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