Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 27-07-2012, 23:07   #1
Registered User

Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Russell Bay Of Islands New Zealand
Boat: Salthouse 33
Posts: 74
openCPN

I am starting to tear my hair out here. I have upgraded the ships Laptop and program to Windows 7(old laptop was running Windows XP). I have reinstalled openCPN Version 3 and downloaded my charts from the disc. My problem is that for the life of me I cannot get the openCPN programme to read my charts. They are all listed in "my documents" on the laptop and I have identified "my documents" as the chart directory under charts in the programme under charts. GPS is functioning properly. Can anybody help me please.
__________________

__________________
phil23 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28-07-2012, 02:15   #2
Registered User

Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 40
Re: openCPN

Copy your charts in the C:\ drive: it works better (you could create a new folder in C:\ and name it "Charts", for instance)
__________________

__________________
pupuce is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28-07-2012, 03:11   #3
Registered User

Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: On the go. Not in Prague.
Posts: 4,016
Re: openCPN

phill23...
Thanks for switching to the forum
Please note that the OpenCPN forum where all the folks who can really help you are daily is at OpenCPN - Cruisers & Sailing Forums It would be great if you could post your OpenCPN related stuff there as it's the place where someone will see it.
Please have a look at Installing OpenCPN | Official OpenCPN Homepage and post the logfile so we can have a look at it (scroll down the page to Location of Important Files. Log and config files. to find out how to locate it on your system)
Are you sure your charts are properly copied? It means for example not packaged in ZIP archives or something like that?

Pavel
__________________
nohal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29-07-2012, 21:53   #4
Registered User

Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Russell Bay Of Islands New Zealand
Boat: Salthouse 33
Posts: 74
Re: openCPN

Many many thanks for your help and tolerance, I am getting out of my depth here.
The log location file I have identified is:
Logfile location:c:\ProgramData\opencpn\opencpn.log
Config file location:c:\Programdata\opencpn\open.cpn.ini

When I enter into the address field in a web browser I get data I neither understand nor know what to do with.
Phil
__________________
phil23 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
opencpn

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 03:29.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.