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Old 02-21-2006, 10:03 AM
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Enabling Features in the V26 code

Hi,

To keep everyone updated Nomad has spent some considerable effort exporting modules from the Nav firmware and comparing them to v26.09. He has found the module that adds the menu item for perspective mode, and thinks he can add it in failry easily.

This is the same guy who figured out the proper checksum fo us to make logo changes, so make sure and give him a big thanks for all of his efforts.

Below is where he stands on adding modes to v26 firmware.

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In the v26.09A There are 3 map modes:
1. 2D pointing north
2. 2D travel direction
3. 3D

System creates a menu then add clicable items in it:
CreateMenu(...);

AddMenuItem(0, "Pointing Norh", ...);
SetOnClickProc(0, point_north_click_proc, ...);

AddMenuItem(1, "Travel Direction", ...); SetOnClickProc(1, travel_dir_click_proc, ...);

AddMenuItem(2, "Perspective", ...);
SetOnClickProc(2, perspective_click_proc, ...);

ShowMenu(...);

When you select item, the apropiate clic procedure is called.
Click procedure for Point North looks like this:

turn_ON_point_north_mode(...);
turn_OFF_travel_dir_mode(...);
turn_OFF_perspective_mode(...);
RedrawMap(...);

Click procedure for 'Travel Direction' and 'Perspective' modes looks similar.

Each click procedure enable mode you selected, then disable two othre modes.
So 3D mode works in v26.09 and works after downgrade to v26. Unless you select 'Travel Direction' or 'Pointing North'.

The bad news:

v26 software adds only TWO items to map direction menu: 'pointing north' and 'travel direction'.
And there is no click procedure to switch to 3D mode.
Solution is to insert some code to add 3rd menu item and click procedure for it.

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We are currently looking at options such as adding in the menu item or nuking the Travel North menu item in excahnge for Perspective mode

Regards,
Martin

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Old 02-21-2006, 10:13 AM
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Thanks Martin, this is great stuff !!!

If we have to nuke one of the options, my preference would be to nuke the 2D Travel Direction mode. The reason being is that it would be somewhat redundant to the 3D mode (which is also direction of travel) and would leave an option for Pointing North (which I use alot in city driving).

As a boater, I am oriented to maps pointing north and that is how my brain is wired

Thanks for spearheading this!!

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Old 02-21-2006, 11:58 AM
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Guys, This is great stuff.
I own a 2004 330Ci convertible and a 2003 Range Rover. I have taken out the MK3 from the Range rover and fitted a MK4 unit to tie in better with the Beemer.
When I did this I lost the Off Road Navigation function that Landrover had activated in their software. I would love to get it back! Is this now a possibility? I'm sure X5 & X3 owners would be interested!
Equally is there scope for altering the colour scheme to a bespoke setting?

Can supply a copy of the Range Rover software if anyone is interested.
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Old 02-21-2006, 01:38 PM
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----UPDATE---- EDIT----Not for distribution yet. .... Give us a little time

Nomad is emailing me the code now. Anyone want to alpha test it?

One caveat. You could screw up your system, and we could not take any blame.

Some posters in Germany have said that some of the initial testing of Perspective mode using that v26.09a caused faults that damaged the unit, so keep that in mind when loading NON-BMW RELEASED Firmware!

A personally am going to wait until my test mule BMW comes back into the garage before loading the firmware.

I will post the new navboot file shortly

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Nomad is emailing me the code now. Anyone want to alpha test it?
I'm brave, but not that brave!!
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Martin - I like being out there on the bleeding edge, consider me a volunteer.
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Testing a beta software in my car - I would also test it and give feedback. Isnīt it something that should be recognized in history? The first custom Hacked car Software

Regarding the nuke thing I am in line with UCrewX5...

Greetings from Switzerland

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Old 02-21-2006, 02:28 PM
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Maybe I am misssing the point here but what are you going to gain by updating version 26 to 3d view ?
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This may be slightly off-topic but is there any way to mute the navigation guidance directions by default? After entering any destination I always have to mute the voice prompts as I am only following the visual cues anyway. Just a thought.
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Here is how it works. Which has tested ok.

The process goes like this.

Upgrade v26.09 downgrade to v26 perspective modified version. The option for pointing north will turn into Perspective

I want to add in off road guidance but this seems more of a challenge.


The point of changing v26 to perspective mode is that v26 released version is two months NEWER than the v26.09 Alpha code that was leaked out recently.

The V26 code does not have the bugs that many are talking about, such as no search by name feature and possibly no issues with the INFO and Select buttons on the OLD GEN radios that are upgraded to MKIV.

We could try to change it but the Pointing North option was the one nuked for perspective.

it is travel direction and perspective. will take photo soon, doing some uploading of the file for special pre-testing.

Just as a disclaimer, using any hacked software in your system INCLUDING the logo change seems harmless, although could be destructive to your system. Use any of these tools at your own risk

Martin
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