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 [TOPIC] Navigon 2100 Skin Exchange

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Fredvs79 Posted - 30 nov. 2007 : 21:06:46
Hey peeps...

So the worst things about the 2100 according to CNET reviewers were that the fonts were too small, the system lags, and the routes were funny. They concluded that for the price you could get a better system.

Well first of all, those of us that jumped on a BF sale have gotten one at a much improved price. Second of all, with access to routing code in the applicationsettings.xml file, we can tweak the routing, and people like Justin have really helped the functionality of the unit. It was also said that if you turn off the menu animations, the system runs faster, with less lag. In fact, when entering the information to register for POI-Warner on the low-graphic micro-keyboard, there was no lag at all. I think the lag has to do with all the graphics that the system has to pull out of the MN6resourcebinary.res file.

Speaking of the resource binary file...

The Germans over on pocketnavigation.de have figured out how to extract the images from the resource binary file using a utility called MN6ResourceView. I'd like to be able to have GPSpassion host this file for us, since it is pretty useful. You can edit all the image files MN6 uses, so you can i) get rid of all the grey shades, ii) make the option buttons transparent on the map screen, iii) change the animations, iv) edit the fonts shown for speed/distance/time of arrival/elevation, etc.. With all these options to edit, small fonts should be a problem of the past.

I wonder what the reviewers would think of our $100 fully modified GPS units then?

...OH, so the point of this thread is that I'm starting to work on some new skins for the 2100. I'd like to share it with you guys, but I don't have anywhere to host it.

------ EDIT ------

Here are the links to what you will need to make your own:

1) ResourceView - used to extract/build .res files
http://gpspassion.com/upload/MN6ResourceView.0.2.2.zip

2) PNGoutWin - this is used to optimize your PNG files so MN|6 runs faster. You need to optimize before you put them back into a .res file. The trial version of this software only does a 20-file batch job at a time... with over 600 image files, I encourage you to purchase their software, not skip this step.
http://www.ardfry.com/pngoutwin/

If there is enough interest in this, and lots of us start making skins, I think a good idea would be to follow the lead of pocketnavigation.de and have this thread for questions/answers, etc., and we can start another thread for "Final Version of Skins", which just contains a simple post with some pictures and a link to the file.
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mstpub Posted - 28 avr. 2009 : 04:07:20
TO cornell89:

Since the navigon 2100 max have a wider screen, my skin wont really fit. You will need new pics with the proper resolution.

For the car arrow it should work. Just locate the folder were is located your arrows and copy the cars in its. Ensure the name of the files match the original ones.

My cars arrows are in this folder on my Navigon 2120:
MN6/Settings/Data/QVGA_Apollon_Landscape.

In your case I think you should look for the Zerberos folder. Or make a search on your card with *.png
ursleepyhead024 Posted - 26 mars 2009 : 07:32:21
HELP, I just bought a Navigon 2100 Max w/ traffic. It has Version 7.3.2 & CE 1.0202 installed. The problem is that I don't have a mn6resourcesbinary.res file in my MN6 folder. I have a MobileNavigator.res located in my NAVIGON folder. In addition, I don't have PNG files. All my image files seem to be PNX files. Does anyone have the same set-up? I've been trying for days to hack the theme, etc.
janx4u Posted - 21 févr. 2009 : 11:46:37
Ever so sorry for my bad english!!!

Hi all.
I bought my Navigon 2100 Max about 3 months ago. I really like it. Its my first GPS and im more than happy with it. First it felt bit unresponsive (but hey im never in hurry and besides I have it sorted now so its bit faster). What im not happy with is the font size for the current speed. I use the GPS every day with my work as im door to door salesman. Lot of the time i find myself watching the current speed from my GPS rather than from the actual speedometer. And it really annoys me that i have to focus so hard to see the numbers. I would like to make the Mph sign as big as possible. I would be happy if could also remove the altitude meter as I do not use it (just to make even more room for the current speed).

When i first bought the GPS i discovered this forum here and thought i will completely customize my GPS, but i find myself quite happy with as it is (plus dont have lately almost no spare time whatsoever - my life sucks i know). I do not need complete makeover. Just need to sort out the Speed font size. I tryed to search these forums and couldnt find hex line guide for 2100 MAX. I did notice guide for 2100 and 7100 fonts but not for 2100 MAX. I spent more than 2 hours to do so, this is my lasty attempt before i give up.

Can anyone please help me. Would be very thankful. Just in case i will post my res file as well. Maybe it will help. http://rapidshare.de/files/45507121/MobileNavigator.res.html

Cheers
Mark1 Posted - 15 févr. 2009 : 15:04:34
Hi,
I would like to make some tweaks to my Navigon 2100 Max. I cannot locate the MN6 folder on my SD card, there isn't one!
Also, I notice a RES file called MobileNavigator. Is this the one that needs editing? There seems to be one of these on the Navigon unit itself and another version on the SD card.
Thanks,
Mark.
cornell89 Posted - 13 févr. 2009 : 01:08:38
Hello everybody! I was just wondering if mstpub's skin & red car icon in replacement of the arrow on page 99 would work on navigon 2100 max? Can please somebody tell me how to do it. Thanks.
alias007 Posted - 09 janv. 2009 : 22:27:42
It would be cool to use a gif instead of a png for the car. Does anyone know if the reference to car_3d.png is part of the compiled executable or (hopefully) in an ini or res file somewhere?
swamper1953 Posted - 01 janv. 2009 : 16:33:05
quote:
Originally posted by Silent77

I'm not sure why but everytime I try to load a new skin on my navigon it locks up after the orange spinning logo. I saw some other people with this problem and I tried almost everything. Any suggestions? Thanks.



make sure the skin you are using is for the unit you have - 5200, 2100, etc as they all are a little different in the file structure

also make sure that the skin has been tweeked for the version of firmware you are using - update 1,2, or whatever they are on now

hope that helps
Silent77 Posted - 01 janv. 2009 : 00:35:28
I'm not sure why but everytime I try to load a new skin on my navigon it locks up after the orange spinning logo. I saw some other people with this problem and I tried almost everything. Any suggestions? Thanks.
nonmindo Posted - 28 déc. 2008 : 01:42:22
Hey i did a search through the forums and didnt get any results. Could someone maybe make me a Scion xB theme....im not too good with photoshop... I like mild transparency and would like some larger font for the speed limit, and as far as the scion part of it if someone could make a 2d and 3d black xB car icon, and a neat Scion Splash screen i would greatly appreciate it!!
mediaparty Posted - 25 déc. 2008 : 00:04:40
I put this on my 2100 Max and it looks great...thanks. (now if can only get a copy of blues skin for the 2100 to work on the MAX that would be great

quote:
Originally posted by mstpub

Hello,
for the people that are interrested to use my low battery indicator on their skin, here are the PNGs with the instructions on how to proceed.

Navigon 2120/2100/2100max/7100

Navigon 5100





Killas1mo Posted - 02 déc. 2008 : 05:15:42
Hey Blue I was hoping you could put together that opening screen for me with my Jeep like we talked about. I kind of forgot about it until tonight and I figured Id try you here again. Let me know! Thanks
killas1mo
quote:
Originally posted by BLUE

quote:
Originally posted by Killas1mo

Hey Blue did you ever finish my Jeep intro screen? Let me know.





Sorry got caught up on my project @ work. I'm finishing it this weekend. Please check back on Sunday. I apologize again.

08coupefella Posted - 01 déc. 2008 : 23:18:27
I've been reading thru this stuff and it's making my head spin!! I am trying to change the orange arrow icon that shows up while your on a map (Navigon 2100). I want it to be the Honda symbol or a car. I tried naming the files Car_3d.png and placing them in the landscape folder and that's not working. Any ideas?

Thanks!!!
kyritsis Posted - 03 nov. 2008 : 06:39:30
Fantastic work. Thanks for the skins! I was wondering if anyone can direct me to any PDA skins exchange for MN6. I have looked but haven't been successful in finding one. Thanks in advance and keep up the good work.
swamper1953 Posted - 23 oct. 2008 : 11:18:01
The 1.1 skins work but require a little tweaking. There is no short cut other than read through the 3 forums and make the changes.
Here are the links to the last pages of two other Navigon forums where you will find some skins. These are the sources that are used for all information on reskining the Navigon.

http://www.gpspassion.com/forumsen/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=106505&whichpage=13

http://www.gpspassion.com/forumsen/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=101685&whichpage=14

Good Luck and Have fun - it isnt as hard as it may seem.

quote:
Originally posted by Numbersix

Hello--New 2100 owner and new GPS Passion member here. My 2100 came preloaded with the V1.2 software, and like a couple of others I'm finding that the existing skins seem to not work, instead causing the unit to hang at startup.

Are there any V1.2 tested skins available? I'm not looking for anything fancy. Thanks all!

Jon

Numbersix Posted - 23 oct. 2008 : 06:59:55
Hello--New 2100 owner and new GPS Passion member here. My 2100 came preloaded with the V1.2 software, and like a couple of others I'm finding that the existing skins seem to not work, instead causing the unit to hang at startup.

Are there any V1.2 tested skins available? I'm not looking for anything fancy. Thanks all!

Jon
armyman7600 Posted - 18 oct. 2008 : 15:34:58
Blue anyway you could make a start up theme and background with a 1998 Blue Dodge Dakota theme
BLUE Posted - 18 oct. 2008 : 04:08:09
quote:
Originally posted by Killas1mo

Hey Blue did you ever finish my Jeep intro screen? Let me know.





Sorry got caught up on my project @ work. I'm finishing it this weekend. Please check back on Sunday. I apologize again.
BLUE Posted - 18 oct. 2008 : 04:06:34
quote:
Originally posted by armyman7600

Hey blues is there anyway you could email me some themes for my 2100?



http://www.gpspassion.com/forumsen/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=106505
Killas1mo Posted - 18 oct. 2008 : 01:10:43
Hey Blue did you ever finish my Jeep intro screen? Let me know.

armyman7600 Posted - 17 oct. 2008 : 03:26:01
Hey blues is there anyway you could email me some themes for my 2100?
james77 Posted - 03 oct. 2008 : 14:02:45
Is there a way in the app. file or hack the settings to make the gps startup in night mode everytime? I find it alot easier to read.
mstpub Posted - 01 oct. 2008 : 19:11:49
Hello,
for the people that are interrested to use my low battery indicator on their skin, here are the PNGs with the instructions on how to proceed.

Navigon 2120/2100/2100max/7100

Navigon 5100



speedcrew Posted - 01 oct. 2008 : 03:13:03
Thanks Blue.
I'll get it to you sometime. Thanks again.
BLUE Posted - 01 oct. 2008 : 02:11:03
quote:
Originally posted by speedcrew

Hi Blue,
I am also busy too, working about 3 jobs. I was wondering, if I send you my artwork, and what I want done, would you be able to do that. There would be no rush at all. I have a lot of things I want to make over/change, and I don't think I would have the time to do them all. I really like your artwork, and it seems you make some pretty good decisions. It might be a while before I even have the time to write down the changes and my artwork. Sound ok? I am into NASCAR, so alot of the artwork would be racing themes. I have a 5100

sounds good to me
speedcrew Posted - 30 sept. 2008 : 21:49:31
Hi Blue,
I am also busy too, working about 3 jobs. I was wondering, if I send you my artwork, and what I want done, would you be able to do that. There would be no rush at all. I have a lot of things I want to make over/change, and I don't think I would have the time to do them all. I really like your artwork, and it seems you make some pretty good decisions. It might be a while before I even have the time to write down the changes and my artwork. Sound ok? I am into NASCAR, so alot of the artwork would be racing themes. I have a 5100
Killas1mo Posted - 30 sept. 2008 : 21:30:39
I didnt want to push but I know I forget things somtimes. Thanks
BLUE Posted - 30 sept. 2008 : 17:33:20
quote:
Originally posted by Killas1mo

Hey Blue just wondering if you forgot about me. I dont want to bug you about it though....

Sorry....Just been busy lately. I have all the art work I just have to put it together. I will start tonight.
Killas1mo Posted - 30 sept. 2008 : 03:11:35
Hey Blue just wondering if you forgot about me. I dont want to bug you about it though....
dcnorman07 Posted - 29 sept. 2008 : 04:18:54
If you own a Navigon 2100 MAX, here ya go!!!

Alright, this is my first attempt at making a skin. I didn't have a whole lot of time this weekend to do it, but that considered, I think it turned out decent enough. I wasn't able to get a really good picture of my car and didn't have time to search elsewhere for pictures, so I had to use what I could get...

I modified the battery icon colors to green, yellow, and red, the satellite and traffic logo's to be green when connected, and the compass background color to Navigon orange and changed the "Start Navigation" button to green as well.

Before you try to do any modifications to your Navigon, PLEASE BACK YOUR FILES UP FIRST!!!

All the buttons are 50% transparent!!!
If you want to download only the buttons, I zipped them for you here to make it easier for you to make your own skins later on :
http://www.gpspassion.com/upload/2100max_transparent_buttons.zip

Download the res file and the Car_3D.png files here:
http://www.gpspassion.com/upload/Mustang1.zip

How to install:

1. Replace the MN6ResourcesBinary.res file on your SD Card with the one downloaded.

2. Replace the Car_3D.png file on your SD Card in
MN6 > Settings > Data > QVGA_Zerberos on your SD Card to have show instead of the arrow (in 3d mode only, of course). Turned out a little crappy and crooked, but for about 5 min. of work, I can't complain. I will be making a cleaner file, obviously, in the near future, but this doesn't look that bad on the screen to be quite honest.

The background image looks like this:


And the intro screen ending looks like this:


Enjoy!!!
BLUE Posted - 28 sept. 2008 : 04:56:17
DCNORMAN .....see page one of this thread.... make sure file is saved as png files & run PNGOUT on all the files....reason being the file is going to be big. hope this helps..!
dcnorman07 Posted - 28 sept. 2008 : 04:23:07
quote:
Originally posted by elkinm

The car icons for my 2100 are in
MN6\Settings\Data\QVGA_Apollon_Landscape
Most likely yours are in the same place.



Haha... I was looking in the res file still. I found it. It is not the exact path as the 2100's, but very similar.

Got a question... when making the buttons transparent, is there something special that has to be done? I did it to all the files beginning with btn in a batch job in Photoshop and when I loaded them to the SD card and tried to power up my 2100 max, it came up with some error (can't remember what exactly, now). I will still keep playing with it, but didn't know if there was something specific you had to do.

BLUE - Is this not the file you are needing?
http://www.gpspassion.com/upload/2100maxMN6ResourcesBinary.zip
Killas1mo Posted - 28 sept. 2008 : 01:46:25
yeah the map one I downloaded from page 6 of this thread.

Thanks for helping also mstpub for the cropping!

edit: I didnt even notice my legs lol
BLUE Posted - 28 sept. 2008 : 01:33:02
quote:
Originally posted by redkoat64

Blue.... loks like a few posts back..... someone posted a 2100 max default file.... can you make that look like your blue skin?

i think i'm blind....can some1 post the 2100max resourcefile?

thanks

killas1mo which BLUE file you wanted? the map one? give me time to adjust all sizes to fit the 21oomax.
BLUE Posted - 28 sept. 2008 : 01:27:17
MSTPUB......nice job...by all means! thanks.
mstpub Posted - 28 sept. 2008 : 01:00:22



Hello Blue and Killas1mo,
I just wanted to help a little bit by cropping the Jeep.
I removed the human legs that were on the door, tinted the window and added transparency to it and made the inside holes of the wheels transparent so it will fit any background.



Killas1mo Posted - 27 sept. 2008 : 21:21:16
Here you go Blue

redkoat64 Posted - 27 sept. 2008 : 20:01:34
Blue.... loks like a few posts back..... someone posted a 2100 max default file.... can you make that look like your blue skin?
makipsee Posted - 27 sept. 2008 : 19:38:27
u have 2 search your sd card for the file
dcnorman07 Posted - 27 sept. 2008 : 19:36:53
quote:
Originally posted by elkinm

The car icons for my 2100 are in
MN6\Settings\Data\QVGA_Apollon_Landscape
Most likely yours are in the same place.



That path does not even exist.
Killas1mo Posted - 27 sept. 2008 : 19:35:12
Ill see what I can do. They are older pics anyway. Its a little taller now!
BLUE Posted - 27 sept. 2008 : 19:25:09
killa1mo do you something with a cleaner pic of the side view?....the tires are kinda cut-off.
elkinm Posted - 27 sept. 2008 : 19:08:36
The car icons for my 2100 are in
MN6\Settings\Data\QVGA_Apollon_Landscape
Most likely yours are in the same place.
dcnorman07 Posted - 27 sept. 2008 : 18:54:27
Does anybody know the name of the png I need to change on the 2100 max for the 3d view? (to make it my car) I looked for a 3d_Car.png and Car_3d.png and did't see. I scrolled the entire thing several times with no luck.

Here is my default res file:
http://www.gpspassion.com/upload/2100maxMN6ResourcesBinary.zip
makipsee Posted - 27 sept. 2008 : 16:16:42
im sorry lol i have been sitting here saying i have a 7200 but i actully have a 7100 i dont know what i was thinking lol... i tryed 2 host my res file on the gpspassion server but i had a bit of trouble doing it so i gave up and hosted it on a different one http://www.fileden.com/files/2007/5/26/1113657/MN6ResourcesBinary.res
its pretty simple with a toyota supra theme
Killas1mo Posted - 27 sept. 2008 : 05:08:57
quote:
Originally posted by BLUE


killas1mo can you provide me the pic of the car on the right direction & I will make it for you.



Ok here are a few pics if this works ok


BLUE Posted - 27 sept. 2008 : 00:05:49
if anyone know how to use PHOTOSHOP..... the trick is.....PHOTOSHOP has a RECORD OPTION...... hit record .....make one button or any button transparent....@ this point you can also change the color here... save the file to the designated folder.... save the recording process(name it)..... open the rest of the buttons.....keep clicking play & it will automatically save it for you to the designated folder..... hope this helps.... i will post the detail instructions if someone needed it..
BLUE Posted - 26 sept. 2008 : 23:57:39
redkoat24 can you post the resourceview file or the extracted file with all the buttons will do.

killas1mo can you provide me the pic of the car on the right direction & I will make it for you.
redkoat64 Posted - 26 sept. 2008 : 21:05:02
thanks!!!!! that would be great..... we 2100 maxer's don't want to be left out......
dcnorman07 Posted - 26 sept. 2008 : 17:34:44
quote:
Originally posted by makipsee

redkoat64- yes u can send my your file and i will work on it

elkinm- yes i can upload my file i just dont have my file saved on the comp and i dont have my gps right in front of me so ill post it a little bit...and i have the us version



I, too, am interested in the transparent buttons for my 2100 MAX... I should be getting my computer back from HP today (hopefully they fixed it) and will start playing around with skinning the 2100 MAX. When I get some done, I will post them up. The first, of course, will be my '03 Mustang!

BLUE - Thanks for the link to the other thread... I saw that you mentioned earlier and was looking around for that the other day and got side-tracked and then forgot...
makipsee Posted - 26 sept. 2008 : 12:51:17
redkoat64- yes u can send my your file and i will work on it

elkinm- yes i can upload my file i just dont have my file saved on the comp and i dont have my gps right in front of me so ill post it a little bit...and i have the us version
Killas1mo Posted - 26 sept. 2008 : 10:49:39
Hey Blue, I was checking out your mods to the navigon 2100 and have loaded you final blue zip into my 2100 and love it. I put a Jeep willys in for my pointer when Im in 3D viewing! I would love to have a black Jeep Wrangler 97-06 model as my splash screen setup just like your 350z was but with a Jeep logo of course. If you could do that sometime for me where I can just plop that whole MN6ResourcesBinary.res file right in and replace your other one that has the blue look to it with the new Jeep splash that would be great. Thank you!
elkinm Posted - 26 sept. 2008 : 06:31:29
makipsee, can you upload your modified resource file?

Also, is your 7200 the European version or did you get a US version somehow?

Thanks
redkoat64 Posted - 26 sept. 2008 : 04:50:42
better yet... can I send you my file and you make them transparent?
redkoat64 Posted - 26 sept. 2008 : 04:48:29
OK... remind me again... what tool did you use to make transparent... and where can I get this tool?
makipsee Posted - 26 sept. 2008 : 03:44:59
on my 7200 all the files the began with "btn" r buttons so i just took ever file with "btn" in front and made it transparent
redkoat64 Posted - 26 sept. 2008 : 03:34:23
makipsee..... how did you know which buttons to move over?
redkoat64 Posted - 26 sept. 2008 : 03:13:05
Blue... can you make a version of your blue skin that works on 2100 max?
redkoat64 Posted - 26 sept. 2008 : 03:12:08
nice if you have all those tools... I can get in to the file.... but can't alter transparency :(
makipsee Posted - 26 sept. 2008 : 03:05:00
the way i did it with the 7200 i exported the button pics with resourceview and used Macromedia Fireworks and added a mask and made it 30% transparent
redkoat64 Posted - 26 sept. 2008 : 02:59:17
Blue..... any easy way to make the buttons transparent... 2100 Max
redkoat64 Posted - 26 sept. 2008 : 02:58:04
Anyone have luck on getting these to work on a 2100 max???? I can't get them to work
BLUE Posted - 26 sept. 2008 : 01:51:35
nice work mstpub!
BLUE Posted - 26 sept. 2008 : 01:49:15
quote:
Originally posted by dcnorman07

WOW!!!! This is a huge thread!

Newbie here!!! I am getting my Navigon 2100 MAX tomorrow and was wondering if the tools mentioned on page 1 of this thread will work with it? The screen size is different from the 2100, so I am assuming the skins posted here will not, but still hoping maybe I could make my own. I am a Java Programmer, so it's not like I am computer illiterate, but saw that you could customize stuff and thought it'd be really neat to put my '03 Mustang on it!

Any tips or guidance would be greatly appreciated! (Even a page reference of this thread would work)

Thanks guys....



try page one of this link......

http://www.gpspassion.com/forumsen/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=106505
Sneeko Posted - 25 sept. 2008 : 20:03:00
Exporting from the old one, and then importing into the stock 1.2 file, and then saving it did the trick.

I was then able to successfully load it into my 2100.

Thanks.
elkinm Posted - 25 sept. 2008 : 19:23:52
I am not sure about all the changes, but the 1.2 changed some icons and settings.

What you should do is use ResourceView from earlier in this thread and extract the Icons and files from the old skin.

Than you can just drag any icons and other files to you 1.2 res file.

You can compare 2 files with resourceview so you know which files are different. If a direct copy does not work for some files, you will need to manually modify the hex values.

Resource view makes these changes very simple.

I am still trying to change the default map colors, if you have time, maybe try playing with that too.
redkoat64 Posted - 25 sept. 2008 : 18:51:30
Sneeko..... tried that same thing with my 2100 max..... it hung also....
Sneeko Posted - 25 sept. 2008 : 18:05:01
Hello all. I just purchased a 2100 a few days ago, and so far I love it. However, as with you all, I've decided the default color scheme is a bit bland and would like to change it.

Early on in this thread (page 7, I think) NeitherFanboy posted a simple update to the default theme, one that changed the colors, added transparency, and changed the color of some icons. It can be found here - http://gpspassion.com/upload/Blue_Skin.zip - This is EXACTLY what I'm looking for. The problem with this is - it does not seem to work with the 1.2 update. I've loaded the .res file into the correct place (yes, I made a back-up of my original), rebooted, and it just hangs at the boot screen.

Being that I know nothing of editing the proper files to fix such a thing, is there a chance that one of you who DOES know these things inside and out could take a look at it and find out what needs to be changed to make it work with 1.2? I would hugely appreciate it. I'd really like that skin to work on 1.2.
redkoat64 Posted - 25 sept. 2008 : 16:47:50
Anyone have any tweaked skins for the 2100 max? Looking for transparency in the buttons
elkinm Posted - 25 sept. 2008 : 05:00:17
Any tweaked skins from the European 2100 or maybe even a 7200 or 8110. Just wondering if anybody worked on MN7 skins yet and how easy they will be.

Any res files would be appreciated.
dcnorman07 Posted - 23 sept. 2008 : 20:00:19
WOW!!!! This is a huge thread!

Newbie here!!! I am getting my Navigon 2100 MAX tomorrow and was wondering if the tools mentioned on page 1 of this thread will work with it? The screen size is different from the 2100, so I am assuming the skins posted here will not, but still hoping maybe I could make my own. I am a Java Programmer, so it's not like I am computer illiterate, but saw that you could customize stuff and thought it'd be really neat to put my '03 Mustang on it!

Any tips or guidance would be greatly appreciated! (Even a page reference of this thread would work)

Thanks guys....
mstpub Posted - 21 sept. 2008 : 10:17:34
MedicJim Posted - 08/26/2008 : 04:59:17
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I am looking for arrows that are in the shape of Ambulance, Fire Truck , and Police Car. I have changed my Car_3D file to a taxi cab that I found in a file on this site.

I have found files on Garmin Garage (http://www8.garmin.com/vehicles/), and on Icon Achive (http://www.iconarchive.com/show/transport-icons-by-icons-land/Ambulance-icon.html), but they are in .srf and .ico.

Please help me convert these files or help me find Ambulance, Fire Truck, and Police Car arrows for use on Navigon 2100.




Hello, here are the ones that I have been able to modify to fit on the Navigon 21xx. I found only one top view suitable for 2d maps and its the UK police car. It is really hard to find back views and top views of a vehicule that will fit on the gps. I hope that is what you were looking for.

balistc Posted - 18 sept. 2008 : 16:51:10
Very nice!
mstpub Posted - 18 sept. 2008 : 10:38:07
Hello all,

Here is a new skin that I have created. Thanks to BLUE, L0stS0ul and papa709394. I have used different files from their skin to create mine. With all their work, it saved me a lot of time. Thanks again.

The CCX from koenigsegg is one of the fastest legal street car in the world (max speed 390kmh) For more pics http://www.desktopcar.net/cars/koenigsegg


Download the skin


MSTPUB credits:

*Intro animation with custom 3D car crest.
*New customized Low Battery indicator.
*Background + car "map arrow"
*Modifieds icons
*Added colors to some POI.
rashid718 Posted - 01 sept. 2008 : 06:48:16
Hello,

BLUE can you explain in easy way to change the icon and color of screen and background because i am not able to under stand how use the zip files.
Thanks
ResQ51Kmg365 Posted - 26 août 2008 : 07:50:30
I second MedicJim's request :)

And anyone wanna hold my hand through the process?

I'm a bit technologically challenged..........
MedicJim Posted - 26 août 2008 : 04:59:17
I am looking for arrows that are in the shape of Ambulance, Fire Truck , and Police Car. I have changed my Car_3D file to a taxi cab that I found in a file on this site.

I have found files on Garmin Garage (http://www8.garmin.com/vehicles/), and on Icon Achive (http://www.iconarchive.com/show/transport-icons-by-icons-land/Ambulance-icon.html), but they are in .srf and .ico.

Please help me convert these files or help me find Ambulance, Fire Truck, and Police Car arrows for use on Navigon 2100.
MedicJim Posted - 26 août 2008 : 04:57:15
Att: Cajnape

Cajnape did you finish the firefighting theme, if so can you send it? I am looking for Ambulance, Fire Truck, Police Car, and 1999 Dodge Durango Car_3D or even 2D icons. Please help.

The following is a picture of my truck: http://www.gpspassion.com/upload/1999 Durango_MedicJim.jpg. I would like to get an icon that almost looks the same as my truck.
speedcrew Posted - 25 août 2008 : 04:35:54
How do you change the front startup page on the 5100?
slikk Posted - 24 août 2008 : 00:12:54
Just wondering if any modders here are working on, or are there any skin/ mod for the 2100max. (Blue, Cajnape...... anybody?)
cajnape Posted - 21 août 2008 : 19:55:07
hey everyone....sorry been away in and out of hospitals for my knee and all...anything new going on around here? I know i haven't had any time to do anything...

Blue...I hope now that i'm back and running i'll be able to get my mustang skin done! haha ya right...sometime though!
makipsee Posted - 21 août 2008 : 13:17:31
hey how is everyone? im new on here i recently bought a navigon 7100 i have somewhat figured out how 2 make a new skin but somethings i cant figure out. like how 2 change the font color i tryed following it on the first page but i couldnt figure it out i dont know if the DAT files r different between the 2100 and the 7100 or not. also the skin for the bluetooth area on the gps. how can i change the background and buttons in there.
thanks
db8181 Posted - 20 août 2008 : 16:03:14
In case anyone can use this, here is a link to a site w/ a color hex program on the web page where you plug in the hex values and it shows the color. You can choose background or text to see what it looks like.

http://johncfish.com/bggallery/otherchart/index.htm
db8181 Posted - 16 août 2008 : 04:19:32
Hi everyone. I've been lurking around a while and have gotten some great information on skinning my 2100. I took Blue's skin and made a few tweaks. There are a couple of things I'm having a problem figuring out.

I want to make the greenbar a darker green so the white text shows up better. (Is there a way to test this one without having to go out driving after every change?)

On the screen where you input city, street name, street number, etc. I'd like to have the top lines, i.e. "city or zip code" one color (blue) and the 2nd row a different color (red). I haven't been able to figure out how to do it though. Edit the .res file?

And finally I'd like to change the color of the route to green (or another color) instead of the orange.

I've found some things to try reading this thread (96 pages!) but am having some trouble with these.

Thanks for any help!
MedicJim Posted - 14 août 2008 : 04:59:10
Cajnape did you finish the firefighting theme, if so can you send it? I am looking for Ambulance, Fire Truck, Police Car, and 1999 Dodge Durango Car_3D or even 2D icons. Please help.

The following is a picture of my truck: http://www.gpspassion.com/upload/1999 Durango_MedicJim.jpg. I would like to get an icon that almost looks the same as my truck.
RichDem Posted - 13 août 2008 : 21:14:00
quote:
Originally posted by Immolator

quote:
Originally posted by RichDem

I was wondering if anyone would be kind enough to help me out, I have a 2100 Max and would like to change the font size of the mileage to go & ETA. I have opened the resource file but it looks completley different to one from a MN6.5 device. I can email the file if required, I will have a go at adjusting it myself I am just not sure which value to adjust.

Many thanks in advance

Richard




Upload the resource here, I'll take a look at it.
I don't think the email function works.

I don't have a 2100max to test on, but there might be some similar color codes just in different places.



Hi Immolator,

I sent you a PM with my email, did you get it?
balistc Posted - 13 août 2008 : 19:40:33
That is sweet! Nice work egadgetguy.
egadgetguy Posted - 13 août 2008 : 16:26:54
quote:
Originally posted by Fredvs79

Hey peeps...
...snip...
2) PNGoutWin - this is used to optimize your PNG files so MN|6 runs faster. You need to optimize before you put them back into a .res file. The trial version of this software only does a 20-file batch job at a time... with over 600 image files, I encourage you to purchase their software, not skip this step.
http://www.ardfry.com/pngoutwin/



Here are two other [free] ways to optimize pngs...
online at
http://tools.dynamicdrive.com/imageoptimizer/index.php

or
command line tool
http://pmt.sourceforge.net/pngcrush/


BTW - here's a l'il preview of my skin [7100-1.2]
slikk Posted - 13 août 2008 : 15:34:29
quote:
Originally posted by BLUE

quote:
Originally posted by kiter73

HI!Do these mods work with the new version too (1.2)? .I have just upgraded and swapped out the files but seems non working.I only have to replace the MN6ResourcesBinary file in the mem card folder right?Thanks!



yup just replace the mn6resourcebinary in the MN6 folder. make sure you have the 2100.

http://www.gpspassion.com/forumsen/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=106505&whichpage=6
try this link


Hey Blue, do you know if any of the skins here (2100/ 5100 or 7100) will work on a 2100max. I had a 2100 with your V3 skin (recently stolen) and love if i could skin the replacement 2100max. I got it from Costco for $199 w/ lifetime traffic.
bm_ninada Posted - 13 août 2008 : 00:20:41
I got the values to change and found them too using the resource viewer program. Question might be dumb - but how on Earth do I change it? the resource viewer program is not allowing me to change it. I also EXPORTED the file as a DAT file and then opened it again using the resource viewer - again no luck. If I use Wordpad/Notepad it's all giberrish. Please help. ** This is related to changing the values against the font sizes, font color, etc. **
Immolator Posted - 12 août 2008 : 01:52:33
Site instructions are here.

http://www.gpspassion.com/forumsen/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=12223
RichDem Posted - 11 août 2008 : 20:49:46
quote:
Originally posted by Immolator

quote:
Originally posted by RichDem

I was wondering if anyone would be kind enough to help me out, I have a 2100 Max and would like to change the font size of the mileage to go & ETA. I have opened the resource file but it looks completley different to one from a MN6.5 device. I can email the file if required, I will have a go at adjusting it myself I am just not sure which value to adjust.

Many thanks in advance

Richard



Upload the resource here, I'll take a look at it.
I don't think the email function works.

I don't have a 2100max to test on, but there might be some similar color codes just in different places.



Sorry for the stupid question but how do I upload files here, I have never done this before
Immolator Posted - 09 août 2008 : 20:52:58
quote:
Originally posted by RichDem

I was wondering if anyone would be kind enough to help me out, I have a 2100 Max and would like to change the font size of the mileage to go & ETA. I have opened the resource file but it looks completley different to one from a MN6.5 device. I can email the file if required, I will have a go at adjusting it myself I am just not sure which value to adjust.

Many thanks in advance

Richard



Upload the resource here, I'll take a look at it.
I don't think the email function works.

I don't have a 2100max to test on, but there might be some similar color codes just in different places.
pitzaman Posted - 07 août 2008 : 03:33:48
quote:


I originaly sent the wrong build, redownload it if you already downloaded it prior to reading this post.

2nd road name was too dim.


Thank you swamper1953 and Immolator!
I used Immolator's skin, and it is great. My wife is happy, and therefore, I am happy (if you are married, you know that the happiness of your spouse is verrry important)
YOU ARE THE BEST!
RichDem Posted - 06 août 2008 : 17:56:06
I was wondering if anyone would be kind enough to help me out, I have a 2100 Max and would like to change the font size of the mileage to go & ETA. I have opened the resource file but it looks completley different to one from a MN6.5 device. I can email the file if required, I will have a go at adjusting it myself I am just not sure which value to adjust.

Many thanks in advance

Richard
pitzaman Posted - 01 août 2008 : 15:16:58
Thanks! I didn't have the time this week to play with my GPS. I will do it this weekend.
Thank for the new skin. I'll see if it helps and let you know.
Immolator Posted - 01 août 2008 : 09:11:29
quote:
Originally posted by pitzaman

Hi all,
Recently I received a 7100 unit. Unfortunately, my wife can't see the fonts! They are too small (even with glasses).
Can someone please tell me how can I increase the size of the fonts (without changing the skin)? The most important fonts are the present route and next route (the two lower lines in the navigation screen).
Thanks!




Try this skin. High contrast large yellow street text good for daylight and night modes.

http://www.gpspassion.com/upload/7100YellowStreetsLarge.zip

just unzip it, pop the MN6ResourcesBinary.res into your MN6 folder on your sd card.
swamper1953 Posted - 29 juil. 2008 : 20:33:40
Be sure to have a backup of any files you decide to change. Possibly even copy to a new sd card and make the changes there leaving your original intact. I have found most sd cards to be faster than the original which makes it nicer to work on.
Good Luck - if I can do it anyone can as I am a machinest by trade not a programmer.
pitzaman Posted - 29 juil. 2008 : 19:55:57
I will jump to the water tonight! I hope I will not need a life belt
Thanks!
swamper1953 Posted - 29 juil. 2008 : 11:29:30
On page one of this forum you will find most of the answers to your questions. The software needed to open the file is also found on page one.

4DC0 and 4E40 are line numbers in the .dat file inside the .res file.

I know it seems like alot of effort but I recommend you read and try to understand as much as possible of the 95 pages in this forum. Most of your future questions can be answered by reading the posts. I was a beginner once too as you will see once you start to read the posts.

I own a 2100 so I am not familiar with the 7100 but would anticipate from what I read that all of the procedures are the same. If neccesary someone could do the font size change for you but that is not as much "fun" for you! lol
pitzaman Posted - 29 juil. 2008 : 05:21:32
Thank you!
I apologize, but I am a beginner, so please be patient with me.
Where do I change the values? and how? Is it in the MN6ResourcesBinary file? I tried to open the file with notepad. The result was unreadable. Do I need a special software to open these files?

Thanks!
swamper1953 Posted - 28 juil. 2008 : 23:39:05
quote:
Originally posted by pitzaman

Hi all,
Recently I received a 7100 unit. Unfortunately, my wife can't see the fonts! They are too small (even with glasses).
Can someone please tell me how can I increase the size of the fonts (without changing the skin)? The most important fonts are the present route and next route (the two lower lines in the navigation screen).
Thanks!



You need to change the font size on the lines "next road" and "current road" as given on the post directly above yours.

By definition that is changing the skin lol
pitzaman Posted - 28 juil. 2008 : 21:10:30
Hi all,
Recently I received a 7100 unit. Unfortunately, my wife can't see the fonts! They are too small (even with glasses).
Can someone please tell me how can I increase the size of the fonts (without changing the skin)? The most important fonts are the present route and next route (the two lower lines in the navigation screen).
Thanks!
Immolator Posted - 21 juil. 2008 : 08:38:02
I started to compile a list of hex locations in the Dialog_Map.dat file inside MN6ResourcesBinary.res to change colors on the 7100.

4DC0 - Next Road
4E40 - Current Road
5320 - Miles numeric to destination
5370 - Miles label to destination
5400 - Estimated time to next segment
5490 - Estimated time of arrival
55F0 - MPH numeric
5640 - MPH label
56D0 - Altitude
5B00 - Helper window turn estimated distance label
5B60 - Helper window estimated distance numeric
5C10 - Helper window straight estimated distance label

The next locations apply only to the brief popup window before starting a navigation to a destination. The window that disappears once the navigation is started.

61B0 - Mile numeric calculation
6200 - Mile label calculation
6280 - Estimated time to next segment
6310 - Estimated time of arrival

Feel free to add any known locations.

Happy editing
stevenc Posted - 20 juil. 2008 : 18:21:31
Sorry, i found the answer on page 10
stevenc Posted - 20 juil. 2008 : 18:06:02
Im sorry, but i cant find one important answer in the skin making process... all i really want to do is edit my splash screen. I have taken the 9 splash screen PNG files and edited them the way i would like. But how do i put them back into the .res file? MN6ResourceView doesnt seem to allow actually editing or saving a new .res file. What step am i missing?
BLUE Posted - 15 juil. 2008 : 13:46:57
quote:
Originally posted by DKage

quote:
Originally posted by BLUE

quote:
Originally posted by DKage

BLUE...

I am willing to try my hand at it, but would I still need to compress the PNG files? The original skin made was for the 5100, correct? So I wouldn't need to resize since it has the same screen size of the 2100. Can you tell I am a total n00b at this? Also, the file you provided for the person requesting the X-Files skin...you wanted them to try it before you incorporated the "poster" they sent you; would I need that?



The screen size is the same. The only difference is that 5100 is capable on running both landscape & portrait. The x-file I made was landscape. To make it easier I will do the art work transfer for you & you can do the font color change. What do you think of that arrangement?



BLUE...I think we have an accord! But do not be surprised if I look to tap into your vast knowledge on making skins because I have a rather expansive vision on this skin - I am trying to mimic your Transformers skin to a degree (i.e. specialized icons like Mulder's and Scully's heads in place of Optimus and Megatron (or NBE-1, as Sector 7 likes to call him)). I am just trying to start with changing the font colors and size to mimic diaz425 7100 original big font project. This is confusing as I am not familiar with HEX editing. I looked at your thread where you explained changing font size and color so I am trying to understand the code. But one step at a time, right?



to change the font size.... if you you have 05 increase to 06 or increment of 2 which will be 07...etc.

here is the hex font sizing for you to use.... 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 0A, 0B, OC, OD, OE, ETC. I hope this helps.
BLUE Posted - 15 juil. 2008 : 13:42:45
quote:
Originally posted by DKage

OK BLUE...

I did some experimentation with changing the font color. Using your guide and the instructions in your kit, I was able to change the color of the street name above fairly easily. But I am confused about the font instructions for changing the color of the main menu texts (New Destination et al.) Actually, I am confused about the 1st and 2nd color positions in general. Can you offer some clarity on what that means?

diaz425, if you are out there, can you share which green and yellow you used for your big fonts on the 7100?



If I am not mistaken 1st position is up & 2nd position is down. You can easily change the color on the up position the problem occurs when the 2nd color(hex) is not changed. The button or the letters get stuck. It was originally posted by Greg who actually fixed the bug by applying color change on both 1st & 2nd. Regarding the new Dest, etc....I have to check my notes. It's been a long time. I'll post it tonight for you.
DKage Posted - 15 juil. 2008 : 08:05:43
OK BLUE...

I did some experimentation with changing the font color. Using your guide and the instructions in your kit, I was able to change the color of the street name above fairly easily. But I am confused about the font instructions for changing the color of the main menu texts (New Destination et al.) Actually, I am confused about the 1st and 2nd color positions in general. Can you offer some clarity on what that means?

diaz425, if you are out there, can you share which green and yellow you used for your big fonts on the 7100?
kiter73 Posted - 15 juil. 2008 : 03:44:40
gr8 !I have got some look to work .I love Mc queen!
DKage Posted - 15 juil. 2008 : 02:40:53
quote:
Originally posted by BLUE

quote:
Originally posted by DKage

BLUE...

I am willing to try my hand at it, but would I still need to compress the PNG files? The original skin made was for the 5100, correct? So I wouldn't need to resize since it has the same screen size of the 2100. Can you tell I am a total n00b at this? Also, the file you provided for the person requesting the X-Files skin...you wanted them to try it before you incorporated the "poster" they sent you; would I need that?



The screen size is the same. The only difference is that 5100 is capable on running both landscape & portrait. The x-file I made was landscape. To make it easier I will do the art work transfer for you & you can do the font color change. What do you think of that arrangement?



BLUE...I think we have an accord! But do not be surprised if I look to tap into your vast knowledge on making skins because I have a rather expansive vision on this skin - I am trying to mimic your Transformers skin to a degree (i.e. specialized icons like Mulder's and Scully's heads in place of Optimus and Megatron (or NBE-1, as Sector 7 likes to call him)). I am just trying to start with changing the font colors and size to mimic diaz425 7100 original big font project. This is confusing as I am not familiar with HEX editing. I looked at your thread where you explained changing font size and color so I am trying to understand the code. But one step at a time, right?
kiter73 Posted - 15 juil. 2008 : 02:30:26
Just do not work !I think it do not work because the update .Is it possible.I downloaded the transparency file and the nissan z blue file the gps will not start freezes at the startup .When i have the blue file on it i can see the nissan and will no boot .When i put back the original file works good.I just really want the transparent buttons.
BLUE Posted - 15 juil. 2008 : 02:14:14
quote:
Originally posted by kiter73

HI!Do these mods work with the new version too (1.2)? .I have just upgraded and swapped out the files but seems non working.I only have to replace the MN6ResourcesBinary file in the mem card folder right?Thanks!



yup just replace the mn6resourcebinary in the MN6 folder. make sure you have the 2100.

http://www.gpspassion.com/forumsen/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=106505&whichpage=6
try this link
kiter73 Posted - 15 juil. 2008 : 01:56:45
HI!Do these mods work with the new version too (1.2)? .I have just upgraded and swapped out the files but seems non working.I only have to replace the MN6ResourcesBinary file in the mem card folder right?Thanks!
BLUE Posted - 14 juil. 2008 : 16:01:33
quote:
Originally posted by DKage

BLUE...

I am willing to try my hand at it, but would I still need to compress the PNG files? The original skin made was for the 5100, correct? So I wouldn't need to resize since it has the same screen size of the 2100. Can you tell I am a total n00b at this? Also, the file you provided for the person requesting the X-Files skin...you wanted them to try it before you incorporated the "poster" they sent you; would I need that?



The screen size is the same. The only difference is that 5100 is capable on running both landscape & portrait. The x-file I made was landscape. To make it easier I will do the art work transfer for you & you can do the font color change. What do you think of that arrangement?
curious273 Posted - 14 juil. 2008 : 15:23:57
I just got a 5100, and I would like larger type... especially for ETA.

I found this thread very interesting to scan, but I think actually tweaking the 5100 is beyond me.

I was thinking maybe I'd just return the 5100 and get a 7100 with its bigger screen. But looking at the specs, it looks the 7100 screen is barely any higher, the extra pixels are almost all in width. So is my guess correct that the type on the 7100 is not noticeably bigger than the type on the 5100? It looks like the benefit of the bigger screen is likely not in readability, but rather in being able to see a wider chunk of the map at once, and maybe longer fields for the street names that could show more of a long name before truncating. Am I correct about this? Is the text any bigger at all?

If *ALL* I want to do is increase the font size on the 5100, does anyone have a simple walk-through to this hack? I'd settle for just increasing the ETA.

And here's a hack I haven't seen mentioned... in case I get brave enough... Is it possible to increase the font size for the directions on the turn-by-turn screen (even if it means losing the ability to have the direction wrap on to a second line, which I suspect is why they made the font as small as they did)? And does anyone know, is this font any bigger on the 7100?

Thanks!

DKage Posted - 14 juil. 2008 : 07:27:42
BLUE...

I am willing to try my hand at it, but would I still need to compress the PNG files? The original skin made was for the 5100, correct? So I wouldn't need to resize since it has the same screen size of the 2100. Can you tell I am a total n00b at this? Also, the file you provided for the person requesting the X-Files skin...you wanted them to try it before you incorporated the "poster" they sent you; would I need that?
BLUE Posted - 14 juil. 2008 : 04:53:24
Dkage using MN6ResourceView which you can download located on page 1 of this thread..... you can easily extract the art files & put it in your 2100 mn6 file.It's basically extract & drag & drop. Hope this helps. Regarding the fonts I made a kit for everyone to download. Thanks for the positive comments.

here is the link to my thread...

http://www.gpspassion.com/forumsen/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=106505&whichpage=1
DKage Posted - 13 juil. 2008 : 08:04:56
BLUE...

I have recently gotten the Navigon 2100 and am using your excellent Transformers theme. But the X-Files one you provided guidance for caught my eye. Is there a "finished" version - meaning one that has the RES file created perhaps with custom colors (I was thinking the larger yellow and green font package for the 7100 I saw on another forum) and perhaps a replacement Car_3D image? I love what you did for the intro animation. If you're bored, I'd like to make it into an official request.
darkinne Posted - 12 juil. 2008 : 16:47:46
I am looking for a SILVER 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Theme are you interested Blue? Also, what size does the car icon have to be in photoshop to get the correct look? Your skins look great on the skins pages Blue, I have tried just about all of them!
dondude Posted - 02 juil. 2008 : 16:17:38
well, i have all but given up trying to change the skin on my navigon 2100. it keeps freezing on startup. it doesnt really matter anyway. i have update 1.2 and have a new version of the software. however, i did change the navigation arrow to a car in 3d mode. it is realy cool. i can tell you exactly how i did it if anyone is interested. hey EGADGETGUY if you are out there, i want your spaceship icon really bad. its totally cool.
BLUE Posted - 01 juil. 2008 : 18:31:16
make sure that you got the right version. 6.5.1(also known as phase1) or 6.5.2?
dondude Posted - 01 juil. 2008 : 18:23:37
my navigon 2100 startup screen freezes completly when i replaced the skins file. it doesnt appear to have recognized the file because when i put the original back in it starts up normal. any suggestions
BLUE Posted - 30 juin 2008 : 16:13:15
dondude check this page out

http://www.gpspassion.com/forumsen/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=106505&whichpage=1

Replace your MN6 file located on you MN6 folder of your SD card via USB or USB reader. About the map it's locked & as far as I know ....no one is able to change the color as of yet.
dondude Posted - 28 juin 2008 : 06:38:21
i just got a navigon 2100 today and am pretty pleased with it except for that horrible gray map screen. its got to go. i have downloaded the files for the blue background and the file for the cars. iam pretty new to this. i dont know what to do with the files from here, where do they go, how do you get them to the navigon? can anyone help? this forum is very cool and i think its great that we can tweak our navigons
swamper1953 Posted - 27 juin 2008 : 23:59:17
quote:
Originally posted by Marillion Fan

Ok, it looks like you are just switching the binaryres file in the MN6 folder.
I had to download Blues' blue skin to see, the board said your Disney wasn't listed.
What program are you using to view & edit the file, to change the pictures?

Also does anyone have an inside scoop on when Navigon is going to release Navigon fresh?

I would like to buy the Canadian map before I head up to Montreal next year for a concert weekend.



The program to edit the res file is available on page 1 and is called ResourceView. There is a later link to paint.net which is what I use to work on the png files(thanks to blue). It also will change file format from jpg to png along with resolution and size.

I can post a Disney version that is 2nd update fixed but you might want to replace the intro sequence pics or I could for you..

I thought the FRESH was supposed to be up by now. Try the gps newsgroups for more info on maps.
Marillion Fan Posted - 27 juin 2008 : 05:24:49
Ok, it looks like you are just switching the binaryres file in the MN6 folder.
I had to download Blues' blue skin to see, the board said your Disney wasn't listed.
What program are you using to view & edit the file, to change the pictures?

Also does anyone have an inside scoop on when Navigon is going to release Navigon fresh?

I would like to buy the Canadian map before I head up to Montreal next year for a concert weekend.
swamper1953 Posted - 26 juin 2008 : 20:35:14
quote:
Originally posted by Marillion Fan


Also I love the skins that you all have designed and was wondering if I need to unlock my 2100 to have one of them installed? (showed my wife the Disney theme and she loved it.)

Larry



You do not need to unlock to use a skin - just need resourceview to make your own changes. A skin exchange is a simple file swap.

Disney was my design so if you want to use some of your own pictures as the intro just let me know. It has enlarged text and some color changes. I can walk you through it or just make the changes for you.

If you are computer literate it really is not that hard just to change graphics. The text changes require a little more skill. There is a forum that has all the required info to learn - just need the time (93 pages last i checked) lol

You would really need to try to mess up an sd card to get it to the point of unusable. I would leave your original intact and make a new card for each theme you like. At that point it is almost as simple as copying files.


Marillion Fan Posted - 26 juin 2008 : 17:40:58
Hello all, Total noob here with some questions.
I have a Navigon 2100, no fresh maps traffic just the lates update to 1.2.
I don't live near a big metro area and I haven't seen the reality view come up while traveling around here which does have an interstate highway but the exits aren't very confusing, just on & offs.
I do have the reality view turned on and was wondering if it is geared more towards a metro area like DC or Philadelphia?

Also I love the skins that you all have designed and was wondering if I need to unlock my 2100 to have one of them installed? (showed my wife the Disney theme and she loved it.)

I don't have any need for the other tweaks I'm ok with the colors & fonts for now, maybe in the future when I get enough guts to mod it I'll grab a 1/2 doz sd cards cause I know I would screw a couple of them up beyond use.

Thanks in advance
Larry
fernando72 Posted - 24 juin 2008 : 20:07:03
swampner1953,
thanks for the link, this programing is way over my head. maybe someone will answer my request or i'll just pick at it now and then, thanks again.
swamper1953 Posted - 23 juin 2008 : 22:07:43
quote:
Originally posted by fernando72

holy crap 93 pages?!

request:
is it possible to enlarge the altitude/speed, how?

thanks to those who took the time on the skins.

oops, i have the navigon 2100 us version with europe maps.



if you only want to change those fonts it will take a little research but i could find the answer for you

i would suggest you try a "phase one" skin that has larger text and fix the icon problem with phase two unless you are confident enough to do it yourself in which case 93 pages of info is what you need to get up to speed

here is the link to the finished skins

http://www.gpspassion.com/forumsen/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=106505&whichpage=1
fernando72 Posted - 23 juin 2008 : 19:19:11
holy crap 93 pages?!

request:
is it possible to enlarge the altitude/speed, how?

thanks to those who took the time on the skins.

oops, i have the navigon 2100 us version with europe maps.
icenine Posted - 17 juin 2008 : 17:25:11
Hey all,
i've downloaded the MINI skin fro my 7100 but it does not work. Any chance someone can work their magic to make it work?
let me know,
Thanks
speedcrew Posted - 17 juin 2008 : 16:33:08
Lazychandler,
Send me what you want to do, and I'll see what I can do.
Click my username for the email address.
lazychandler Posted - 16 juin 2008 : 05:44:26
I wish I could send someone mine and would be able to do this for me. I have no knowledge. :(
speedcrew Posted - 09 juin 2008 : 03:48:39
Hello all,
I have finished editing the 5100, and here is the link. It is for all you NASCAR fans out there. If anyone has anymore ideas, let me know, and I will do what I can to change it.
Here is the link: www.gpspassion.com/upload/speedcrew_nascar.zip
Praja Posted - 08 juin 2008 : 01:39:25
BLUE,

I was able to change the satellite icon so please don’t spent time for that. But I really need help for my 2nd request to display the “final destination” it means end of the route. Navigon2100 is my 2nd GPS. My first GPS was iWay350c it had that features and I am missing that. Example if I select “take me home” then it shows “Home” in the top of the screen. I hop you got.
Thanks you for quick responds
speedcrew Posted - 06 juin 2008 : 22:11:48
Thank you Blue, you are awesome
BLUE Posted - 06 juin 2008 : 21:03:07
Praja what final destination?
BLUE Posted - 06 juin 2008 : 21:01:22
speedcrew here is the link for the start-up sound.....

http://www.gpspassion.com/forumsen/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=102048
speedcrew Posted - 06 juin 2008 : 18:52:22
Hey Blue, I used alot of your skins, and some of my own. I was wondering, how do you change the startup sound?
Thanks Blue
Praja Posted - 06 juin 2008 : 17:08:24
Hi Blue,

I appreciate all the work you guys done with the binary file for Navigon2100. If you do not mind to help me, I would like to ask you a favor.

1. In your final version could you please put back the original color (grey) for the satellite icon and make a binary file for me.

2. Could you please tell me how to display the “final destination” when nothing is showing at the top of the screen.

I am sure you will help me the above items so thank you in advance.
BLUE Posted - 06 juin 2008 : 16:16:40
FINISHED THREAD LINK.....

http://www.gpspassion.com/forumsen/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=106505&whichpage=9

TO UPLOAD LINK....

http://www.gpspassion.com/forumsen/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=14251
speedcrew Posted - 06 juin 2008 : 14:48:06
where would the finished skins thread be? I have searched for finished skins, and it comes up blank.
speedcrew Posted - 06 juin 2008 : 14:34:01
OOPS, I forogt, these skins are for the 5100 updated version, but I think they might work on the 2100 also.
speedcrew Posted - 06 juin 2008 : 14:33:14
I have a few edits I have done for all you NASCAR fans out there. I used the Mach 5 for my car, and did a few things with the welcome screen. If someone can tell me how to post my skins on here, I would be happy to do so.
cajnape Posted - 30 mai 2008 : 16:15:05
@MEDICJIM...

HERE IS A LINK TO TONS OF AUTOS....YOU MAY FIND ONE IN THERE...

http://www.gpspassion.com/upload/3D-Autos.zip
MedicJim Posted - 23 mai 2008 : 00:25:33
Does anyone have a 1999 Dodge Durango 3D arrow? Is so do you have 2D arrows also?
BLUE Posted - 20 mai 2008 : 00:55:07
citel it's in png format. i hope it works for you....

lower left side of this box is my car....just right click it to download.
citel Posted - 19 mai 2008 : 23:34:13
Hello to all, i ahve a question, i use iGO8 and see that car icon i navigon is same size like arrow in iGO8, question to BLUE
Can you please send me just icon of the car extracted from .res, i think it is in .mdl format, send me to rudnik@hotmail.com, txank again, i will post you if it does work in igo8?
Albieb Posted - 13 mai 2008 : 13:34:20
What skins would work with the 5100 updated to 1.2a?
Thanks

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