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Old 03-08-2013, 15:54   #1
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Windows 8 and cmapecs

Would anyone have been able to get cmapecs to show an icon at vessel location? It's fine on another laptop with windows7, it can see your position in windows 8 but doesn't place any icon or direction heading on the chart?
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Old 09-08-2013, 06:54   #2
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Re: Windows 8 and cmapecs

Agreed, Cmapecs doesn't display the Vessel Position / Track Indicator icon properly in Win8. The short answer: Cmapecs has 4 display pallets: Day, Night, Dusk, Dawn. Switch to either of the darker ones - they still work ok.

The longer answer: It looks like Windows 8 doesn't use quite the same 256 colour pallet in its 'compatibility mode'; so some colours dont display properly. Unluckily, the Vessel Position Icon is drawn in one of the bad colours. Hopefully, someone will explain how to modify individual colours in the Win8 256 colour compatibility pallet. Either that, or patch Cmapecs so that it choses a different color number for displaying the Vessel Position Icon.

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Old 28-12-2013, 12:29   #3
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Re: Windows 8 and cmapecs

Can you tell me how to 'patch' the colour palate to allow us to view our position on cmapes in day time palate?
We can see ourselves on night palate but the colour chart colours jump around making it particularly hard to view.
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