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Old 09-20-2006, 05:26 PM
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Yeah sure mike! Just gotta try and remember how to do it now lol. I was helped over pm quite a bit by suffer_matt aswell. I didnt do the different angles but will do next time, it only switches back to the arrow very rarely when at real slow speed turning tight save on a driveway etc. I'll start on a perspective one maybe this weekend.

Facelift - it looks better in life, and the front of the mini is actually at the turning as you reach it rather than way off like before with the arrow.

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Old 09-20-2006, 05:56 PM
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  • To start with, get a ariel pic of your car unless you have a blue mini and want to use mine.
  • Edit it with Photoshop so you have just the car
  • Then copy the car, then open a new canvas at 48x48 pixels and paste the car on, press CTRL + T to drag it down to the size needed and apply
  • Then file > save for web and save at PNG-24 (save with file name ccp_000)
  • I had the V27.1 software on a virtual drive using Alcohol 120%
  • Copy the navboot file from it onto your hard drive (found in folder E:\NAV_SW\V_2\RR\0101\BMWC01S\app_sw)
  • Now open up NavTweak, open up the navboot file
  • Click images then scroll down to find file named ccp_000, right click it and replace it with your new file
  • Then save the navboot file
  • Open up UltraISO, copy the new navboot file and paste it in UltraISO in the folder you originally took copied it from
  • Now save the whole file under a new name (I saved it as a Alcohol file .mdf/.mds
  • Then using UltraISO I burnt the image at 4x on a CD-R
NOTE: This disc is to be used if you are running V26 or lower, I will add the info tomorrow for editing the software so that the V27.1 users can update the software without going back to V26 and then back to the new disc. Also I am not held responsible for any damage done to your system with this guide, thank you.
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Old 09-20-2006, 06:33 PM
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Sweet! Thanks for the info. I think I have it all figured out now.

BTW, I've just about completed a set of all the rotated images of the MINI (all 23 of them!). I went ahead and used your image as the starting point since my MINI is also blue (Hyper blue actually). I'm only going to bother with the 2D vehicle icon at the moment and just leve the 3D perspective one as it is.

Thanks again for your help.

-- MIKE
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Old 09-20-2006, 08:02 PM
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Hmm... I can't seem to make it work. I took the latest v28 image, extracted out the navboot file from the 0101\BMWC01S\app_sw folder, modified it using NavTweak v2.2, and then burned the modified image file back to disc using UltraISO. When I put the CD into the nav computer it simply tells me that an incorrect CD/DVD is inserted and spits it back out. I've tried a couple of different variations, but they all do the same thing.

I modified the navboot file with a better looking sky image, new POIs, and the MINI vehicle icons (all taken from this thread). The mods to the navboot file all look fine to me. Is there something else that I need to do to the navboot file to make it work properly (like set the date/time stamp, etc.)? Or, perhaps this is simply a problem with the v28 disk image I have. Maybe I'll try the v27.1 image instead (since I'm currently only running v27).

Weird...
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Old 09-21-2006, 11:33 AM
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Tried v27.1 with just the modified vehicle icons, but I still get the same incorrect CD/DVD inserted error message when I try to update the nav computer. Thus, I'm stumped.

The only ideas I have left are:

1) Changing the CD-R type (I'm using Memorex and buring them at the lowest speed setting).

2) Something's wrong with NavTweak 2.2 program. Maybe I'll try going back to version 1 and see what happens.

3) Something's wrong with the vehicle icon graphics. I'm using Windows paint to save them as PNG files. However, I don't know if they're in a "PNG-24" format or not???

Also, I have the background color set to plain white (255, 255, 255). Is that the color it needs to be for the transparency?

Other than that, I just dunno. Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 09-21-2006, 12:01 PM
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I had the same problem. Changed the CD-R and everything was fine.

Btw: Transparency is defined by a mask, not color.
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Old 09-21-2006, 12:03 PM
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Sorry I've missed something when trying to remember how I did it.

I used IconWorkshop
to make the background transparent then click file > export > PNG with Transparency.

as for the problems with the cd software actually loading I'm confused too, posibly the cdr as everything youve said you have done is correct.
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Old 09-21-2006, 12:04 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Facelift
I had the same problem. Changed the CD-R and everything was fine.

Btw: Transparency is defined by a mask, not color.
is that a tool within photoshop?
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Old 09-21-2006, 02:35 PM
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i don't understand your question... you draw something and lay a mask on it which is transparency somewhere.

1.) the image
2.) the mask - white means transparency (not masked), black not (masked). gray is somewhere between.
3.) the mask on the image. the mask is colored red instead of black and white now. parts which are masked appear red. where the mask is transparent, the image below appear in normal colors. in the shadow you can see, a little bit from the black background appear. because the mask is gray there (pic 2)
4.) png image combined with mask in front of a white background. in the nav system, the image is shown in front of the map of course.





hope you asked something like this...
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Old 09-21-2006, 06:31 PM
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I didnt really understand that either. dont worry. I wondered if there was a tool on photoshop to create transparency instead of having to use IconWorkshop to make the icon.
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