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Old 18-12-2013, 05:22   #1
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Open CPN and GPS compatibility

I have just installed Open CPN on Windows 8. I can not get it to recognize my GPS (BU-353). I followed all of the instructions, still no luck. I see that there is a work around by installing "Xport" but it says that the product is no longer available.

I don't believe that the problem is with the GPS as I am able to get it to work with Polar View.

I had a similar problem on Windows 7 except that it would sometimes work and sometimes not. On a few occasions, it crashed the computer.

I love this product and desperately want to get it up and running.


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Old 18-12-2013, 05:43   #2
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Re: Open CPN and GPS compatibility

As far as I remember, the older editions of BU-353 are (maybe were) not supported by Windows 8. Have a look at OpenCPN and Windows 8 where it looks like this topic was sufficiently beaten to death.


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Re: Open CPN and GPS compatibility

Xport is still available



" Windows 8 now uses a shared sensor interface making XPort obsolete."
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Re: Open CPN and GPS compatibility

Pavel is correct. Look up device on global star website.

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