Hi, I have installed Version 2.4.412 Build 2011-04-12 on a PC with Vista, and noticed the following - more or less (in?)accurately described:
-It works fine with most .KAP charts
(Pacific NW region)
-at some time I must have overwritten some of the corresponding .BSB files in such a way as to produce a mismatch between the .KAP and the .BSB (this is still not exactly clear to me, but that's my best guess).
-OpenCPN then crashes, with an error message (sorry, I didn't write it down), when attempting to open *only* those somehow corrupted .KAPs .
-when restarting OpenCPN
, it remembers where it was before, tries to open the same corrupted .KAPs, and so it crashes again.
-when performing a re-install, it still remembers the previous settings and so it crashes again.
-only after uninstall and reinstall, with default settings, I can identify the corrupted .KAPs *one at a time* (when crashing), then uninstall and reinstall again.
I am thinking there must be a better way, say if a crash occurs (getting an error message), then discard the last setting and revert to the last known good state, or a default state? ..or something else, along the line of graceful degradation when exposed to unusual situations.
Anyway, I stumbled over this issue after trying out some new charts. Apart from this , I found the software to be... awesome? (oh yes
) and I will do what I can to help.