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Posted: Mar. 23 2002,5:07 pm QUOTE

This program was written for the Magellan Meridian (entire family) or Map330 GPSr's only!

Here is the newest version of MyMeridian  :grinnin

The following were added or changed:

  - Multi-lingual firmware support
  - Map330 support (Map330 owners no longer have to edit the MyMeridian.ini file )
  - updated documentation

If you are using an earlier version of MyMeridian, please delete the MyMeridian.ini file before running the newest version.

Enjoy!

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    Posted: Mar. 26 2002,7:47 pm QUOTE

I managed to get this modification working last nite. It is without a doubt the most practical thing I have done to a computer or the 330. Many thanks to the author/s.
Now for the question. Now that I have all this neat info in there, is there a way to make it "look pretty"? I have tried using spaces so the text will come up line by line, but, it all crams together anyway. I don't understand this because the spaces in my name stay there. Any thoughts appreciated.
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Posted: Mar. 27 2002,1:17 am QUOTE

Quote (jerryl @ Mar. 26 2002,6:47 pm)
Many thanks to the author/s.

It was Harrkev who made it possible! :grinnin

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Now for the question. Now that I have all this neat info in there, is there a way to make it "look pretty"? I have tried using spaces so the text will come up line by line, but, it all crams together anyway. I don't understand this because the spaces in my name stay there. Any thoughts appreciated.


The Meridian's appear to have a built-in text centering algorithm which splits a line based upon text width and spaces or puntuation marks.

A proportional character set is used in the Meridian.

If I were to personalize my Meridian with a repeating sequence of four letter i's and a space, the first line of the personalized screen would display 20 (or 25... I need to look up my test results) characters.

If I were to personalize my Meridian with a repeating sequence of four letter W's and a space, the first line would only display 13 characters.

The Map330 may be the same.

I am guessing that the combination of upper and lower case letters in your name fit within the line width limit.

I would suggest substituting an underline instead of a space between words that you do not want split between lines.

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Posted: Mar. 28 2002,12:48 am QUOTE

Hi,

I've just gotten rid of the little lawyer in my Platinum.
Everything went perfect, for a newbie who started to
panick after reading

>*** What is a .HEX file? ***
>The file is nothing more than a plain Motorola S-record file.

Thank You, Harrkev and GeoRockers!

By the way, I use Japanese Win2k.
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    Posted: Mar. 28 2002,6:27 am QUOTE

GeoRockers

Somebody in the "other" forum reported changing the "Warning" text at the top to something like "Notice:"  I can do this by hand, but if you want to add it to your software (just because you can), apparently it can be done.

If you don't feel like it, then don't bother.  You have probably spent enough time on this thing.
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Posted: Mar. 28 2002,12:39 pm QUOTE

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I've just gotten rid of the little lawyer in my Platinum.
Everything went perfect, for a newbie who started to
panick after reading

>*** What is a .HEX file? ***
>The file is nothing more than a plain Motorola S-record file.

I'm glad you continued to read. :grinnin

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By the way, I use Japanese Win2k.


Thanks for the information. :)

Does your Platinum support Japanese?

If so, I'll add support for it. :)

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Posted: Mar. 28 2002,12:55 pm QUOTE

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Somebody in the "other" forum reported changing the "Warning" text at the top to something like "Notice:"  I can do this by hand, but if you want to add it to your software (just because you can), apparently it can be done.

I seem to recall running into a problem when trying to replace "Warning" in one of the other languages, so I left it out.

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If you don't feel like it, then don't bother.  You have probably spent enough time on this thing.


I'll see if I can get around the problem... perhaps add some dialog boxes with additional warnings.

The problem I foresee is that the dialog box will display the message in English... no one has responded to the translation request in MyMeridianReadMe.txt... this could be a Catch-22 situation. :(

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    Posted: April 30 2002,3:50 am QUOTE

This sounds reassuring.....

I've just purchased a new Meridian GPS and was wondering whether I could
edit the hex file to change the text - sounds like I can.  I was worried
they might have a hidden checksum (ie other than the one mentioned) to stop
the software running at all if it was modified.

I've also managed to find where the icons are stored, I plan to change these
from the standard US to something more useful for my application, such as
orienteering markers or some such.

They are 2 bit colour (ie there are 4 'colours', black/transparent is 00, white is 11,
and two grey shades), and 13x13 in size (actually 11x11 with a black
border).  From the way they are stored (turned through 90 degrees), the
screen is probably addressed from the bottom left and also rotated through 90
degrees.  They have stored the normal icons and the inverted (selected
items) seperately, one set follows the other.

There seems to be a 16 byte header to each icon, I don't know what this is
(has anybody out there worked it out?) but the hex is very similar for each
one, it is only changed by a couple of bits each time.

For instance, the hex for the standard waypoint icon looks like this:

00 00 00 3F
00 0C 00 3F
00 0C 00 3F
03 FF F0 3F
03 0C 30 3F

etc

They haven't used the grey values for any icons, just black and white.  Note
every line ends in 3F, this is because the 13th pixel is always black, and
they have padded out the last byte of each line with 1s.

I'll let you know if I get this to work - I haven't tried it yet.....and if
anyone fancies writing some code........

Tim
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Posted: May 01 2002,12:42 am QUOTE

Quote (drrandom @ April 30 2002,02:50 am)
I'll let you know if I get this to work - I haven't tried it yet.....and if
anyone fancies writing some code........

The newest version of MyMeridian will be released this week.

I would be more than happy to add an icon editor to the next version. :)

George

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Posted: July 28 2003,4:09 pm QUOTE

Howdy all, I've just come onto this forum from the other one.  I'm interested in doing something like this for my sportrak.  Is this hack available or possible?  My understanding is that the sportrak is just a dressed up 330, is this true?  Thanks.

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    Posted: Aug. 07 2003,10:31 pm QUOTE

I just used MyMeridian to change the "lawyer" screen on my Sportrak Pro.  Also upgraded the firmware from 3.03 to the latest 4.06.  Very easy to do.  Awesome!  I really appreciate the person who wrote this program.  Thank you! :thumbs-up  And yes, an icon editor would be super!!

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    Posted: Aug. 20 2003,2:39 pm QUOTE

Quote (4x4van @ Aug. 08 2003,12:31 am)
 And yes, an icon editor would be super!!

4x4van, try joining the Meridian users group on yahoo.....There is a file called Meridicon that will allow youto edit and create your Magellan icons and icon names....

Works AWESOME!

Unfortunately, though, all the Mapsend products and Easy GPS display the original icons and icon names... :(

But they look and work GREAT on your GPS
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