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Old 07-19-2006, 12:58 PM
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Mk IV & v27.1 -When to modify the source?

I have an E38, with a MkIV DVD and widescreen conversion running the v25 software. I have downloaded the v27.1 iso image but I am reluctant to upgrade until I have a few queries answered. At what point can the splash screen be modified, if I upgrade without this tweek am I stuffed for inserting later (how..)? I have read countless threads on POIs, do we have a definitive method on how to exract/inject the additional information and is this a one time operation? As the UK Safety Camera database is updated frequently, would I be safe to re-burn the v27.1 disc and reload?
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Old 07-19-2006, 03:27 PM
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The POI database is contained on the map disk not the OS update disk so you can update as often as you wish.

As for the splash screen - well, up to you how you do it as there doesn't seem to be issues with downgrading and upgrading the Mk4 on Euro coded navi's. However a word of warning - I had no end of issues where the splash screen was corrupting some TMC icons which appear to be 'next to' the splash screen in the code - so if you make the splash any bigger (in bytes) than the original, then some of the TMC Icons are corrupt when displayed on the navi screen. The Accident warning was one.....

To insert the splash at a later date, you first have to downgrade the navi OS to an earlier version (V27 or V26) and then re-install the V27.1 with splash. The Navi will default to factory, and you will loose any car specific coding (such as vehicle type, VIN, Colour, Reg No etc) - some can be put back in under the Telematics setting (no point) but the VIN and Vehicle Type can only be coded at the dealer.

Hope the info helps.
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Old 07-19-2006, 03:31 PM
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Excellent, cheers for that.

Is there a foolproof routine to follow when replacing the splash screen .gif file? If so, what software is needed?
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Old 07-19-2006, 03:41 PM
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Well, dunno about foolproof - words like that just tempt fate!

You need the CARMES GIFExtractor - from www.carmes.info - that allows you to extract and import new splashes - but as I said, it screws the TMC icons - I assume that as the US chappies don't use TMC, then they haven't seen the problem.

Think you MAY be able to use NavTweek too - you can certainly see the damage any splash screen will do to the TMC icons using it.

You also need UltraISO to switch the OEM navboot file with the modified one, and something like Alcohol120% to burn the ISO image.
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Old 07-19-2006, 03:54 PM
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I've tried modifying the logo using both GIFExtractor and NavTweak but niether seem to work. I have changed icons and even the sky but the logo refuses to change for some reason.
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