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Old 01-06-2012, 15:02   #1
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Help with Ownship

I have the current version of open CPN, not beta, and followed the previous threads on making your own ownship. I made the icon, put it in the User Icon folder that I made up and put in the OpenCPN file on my computer and even tried a folder that just says ownship. It is named correctly but doesn't show up when I open the program. Just the default icon. Any suggestions? Chuck
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I have the current version of open CPN, not beta, and followed the previous threads on making your own ownship. I made the icon, put it in the User Icon folder that I made up and put in the OpenCPN file on my computer and even tried a folder that just says ownship. It is named correctly but doesn't show up when I open the program. Just the default icon. Any suggestions? Chuck
The name of the folder must be "UserIcons", nothing else.
Please attach your "ownship.xpm", if you still have problems.

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Old 02-06-2012, 10:27   #3
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Re: Help with Ownship

Thanks Thomas, the folder is named correctly, I have read over the posts on doing this in previous threads. When I try and attach the xpm here I get invalid file type. So here it is as a jpg. Chuck


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I made the icon, put it in the User Icon folder that I made up and put in the OpenCPN file on my computer
Where exactly is this?
What is the location of the opencpn.ini file on your computer?
To upload ownship.xpm just change the name to ownship.xpm.doc

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This is a line drawing of the deck layout for our boat.
The ini file is in C:\Program Data.
Attached. Chuck

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This is a line drawing of the deck layout for our boat.
The ini file is in C:\Program Data.
Attached. Chuck

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Your xpm file is OK. I tried it on my own system. The problem must be where you have your "UserIcons" directory, which you haven't pinpointed.
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Create a directory called "UserIcons" in the same place that holds your opencpn.ini(config) file
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OK, The UserIcon folder was in the Program\OpenCPN folder. I don't know how I missed that one. Many thanks. Chuck
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