Posted by Jerry M on June 25, 2010, 3:12 amPlease Register and login to reply and use other advanced options
Changes made from version 6.16.1 to 6.16.2:
=E2=97=A6Improved handling of invalid gpx files from devices.
=E2=97=A6Improved handling of missing components, MapSource will now displa=
message indicating the missing component.
=E2=97=A6Changed number of most recently used files from 4 to 10.
=E2=97=A6Fixed some untranslated strings.
=E2=97=A6Fixed an issue with saving as gpx and dxf in the Dutch localizatio=
=E2=97=A6Fixed a routing issue with third party map products.
=E2=97=A6Fixed several other routing issues.
=E2=97=A6Fixed an issue where MapSource would not remember the icon size
=E2=97=A6Fixed an issue with deleting waypoints from a route.
=E2=97=A6Fixed a map drawing issue.
=E2=97=A6Fixed display of ampersands on the map.
=E2=97=A6Fixed an issue with creating waypoints on certain features.
Posted by Art Darner on June 25, 2010, 2:29 pm
I already have to use a hacked version 6.15.11 on my laptop. It's an older
laptop I use while traveling for navigation (among other things) without
any connection to the net whatsoever, intentionally kept from any net
contact for security. You can't use any of their City Navigator NT map-sets
of 2010 or later with any of the new MapSource programs if you don't have
net access. They all demand having net access to unlock these map-sets even
after you've entered a valid unlock code. Even then, some browsers and
operating systems are not compatible with their two-fold unlock process
today. I just went through this nightmare with Garmin this whole week.
Luckily I found a MapSource v6.15.11 that someone edited a few bytes in it,
to still allow use of these map-sets without net access (filename
"61511_CDE_jetmouse.rar" for those of you in a similar conundrum). The last
official non-hacked version to still allow use of these map-sets without
net validation being MapSource v6.15.7 (and MapInstall v3.13.2).
Another bad side-effect of these new City Navigator NT map-sets of 2010 and
later is that they break the functionality of nRoute so I can't use my
laptop like a large-screen navigation system any longer. In this case, I
keep two *.reg files of Garmin's registry-tree handy. One with and one
without CNNANT2010/2011 installed, so I can quickly keep nRoute from seeing
the new map-set.
Sort of silly actually. The very people that need the mapping software away
from access to civilization are the very ones that can no longer use their
maps. Garmin has shot themselves in their own greedy hearts. They've made
it so difficult and convoluted that honest people are now having to resort
to piracy methods. Or at least have to learn about them to keep their GPS
Though come to think of it, out of curiosity I did a binary compare between
the hacked and original MapSource 6.15.11 versions, finding 2 small strings
of bytes that were edited. About 10 to 12 bytes in all. I might find the
same strings in similar locations in v6.16.2 and then change those as well
to circumvent their net-validation process. All that Garmin might be
successfully accomplishing is turning everyone into hackers and pirates.
Posted by Art Darner on June 26, 2010, 3:49 pm
Huh. Well, how about that. A simple 2-byte edit not only work in MapSource
v6.16.2, but it also works in their BaseCamp.exe file too. Cool deal!
Now if only I could find a simple way to convert their CN NT 2010+ files to
work with nRoute too then all would be right once again with the Garmin GPS
world. I might have to drag out my big-guns like GPSMapEdit and cGPSMapper
for something for that.
Posted by Michael Steiger on June 26, 2010, 5:02 pm
Posted by Art Darner on June 26, 2010, 8:11 pm
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