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Old 16-08-2012, 09:53   #1
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Tides & Currents - Where? Plus Missing Button

I had an unrecoverable crash after which OpenCPN 2.5 would not start, so installed v3.0 over it (fresh install). Panasonic CF-51, WinXP SP3. Everything seems to work now but I can't for the life of me remember/figure out where the 'harmonics' data is supposed to go for the Tides& Currents feature.

I have it in c:\documents and settings\All Users\Application Data\opencpn\UserTCData
and the files in that directory are HARMONIC (2417KB) HARMONIC.IDX (70KB)

In OpenCPN toolbox under the Settings tab, the "Tides & Currents - Harmonic dataset to use" dropdown box only shows default dataset...


Have I got it in the right directoy location? If so how can I point OpenCPN at it?

I also downloaded v3.0.2 and looked at the Tides and Currents section of the FAQ, which describes the process thus:

Go to Toolbox->Settings->Tides & Currents and press the "Tide/Current Datasets.." button. The dialog on the picture above will pop up.

Sadly I can't find such a button on the toolbox>settings page, just a drop down box which only offers Default Dataset.....

I'm sure it's there somewhere, but where?

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Old 16-08-2012, 09:59   #2
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Re: Tides&currents - where? plus missing button

Andy...

Sorry for your crash....

Do you want to use the default Tide/Current dataset? These are found in c:/Program Files/OpenCPN/tcdata.

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Hello Dave,
Thank you so much for your fast response! I'd like to use the files called "harmonics" and Harmonics.idx which I was using before. Thy worked well for me. I have the files, I just don't remember where to put them or how to point OpenCPN at them. And I have been using this program since leaving the UK three months ago so since I have found it better than excellent I reckon I should donate - how? Paypal?
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Old 16-08-2012, 10:19   #4
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Andy...

Aha, I see.

Put your two new HARMONIC files in c:\documents and settings\All Users\Application Data\opencpn\UserTCData\MyData.

Then you should see MyData in the dropdown box, along with default.

The Online documentation is a little bit ahead of the 3.0.2 Release, amazingly.

Paypal works, thanks

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Re: Tides&currents - where? plus missing button

Hi again,

I made a folder called mydata in c:\.......UserTCData\ and put the harmonic files in it but it still doesn't show in the dropdown box... only default. I could be being spectacularly dim but ... what else could be wrong? I restarted cpn after putting the files in the folder...

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Hi again,

I made a folder called mydata in c:\.......UserTCData\ and put the harmonic files in it but it still doesn't show in the dropdown box... only default. I could be being spectacularly dim but ... what else could be wrong? I restarted cpn after putting the files in the folder...

Andy
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Do you have your UserTCData in the same directory as your opencpn.ini file ? It should be! FAQ | Official OpenCPN Homepage.
The name of the tidal files should be HARMONIC and HARMONIC.IDX .
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Old 16-08-2012, 12:42   #7
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Hello Thomas,

Yes the folder UserTCData is in the same folder as opencpn.ini....
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Andy

Strange! Can we have a look at your logfile?

Meanwhile, there is a little trick! Rename the default HARMONIC and HARMONIC.IDX. Stick a ".orig" at the end for example. Then copy your files to the same directory. I used to do that all the time in the "old days".

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Old 16-08-2012, 14:19   #9
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Logfile.... sure, where will I find that?

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The path is in the About OpenCPN window, "?" button on toolbar.
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Andy...

The HARMONIC and HARMONIC.IDX must be in a subdirectory of UserTCData, such as this sample directory name:

c:\documents and settings\All Users\Application Data\opencpn\UserTCData\MyData

It is the "MyData" that will appear in the drop down list.

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Old 16-08-2012, 22:50   #12
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Hi,

The path is just as you have written it, Dave; I'll do a screenshot and post it hopefully later today,
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Hi,

Here's what the path looks like......
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Still waiting for the log file!
Can you zip up the harmonic files and attach them here.
Add a .doc to the end of the zipfile.
I just want to check that they are OK.
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