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Old 12-01-2016, 09:46   #1
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Using the Chart Downloader plugin with a Portable install of 4.0

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I had a portable install on a flash drive of 3.2.2. I upgraded my windows install to 4.0, and copied the requisite folders and files over, to update my portable install. Everything works fine, except that I can't seem to get the portable install to recognize the Charts Downloader plugin. Any pointers would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Using the Chart Downloader plugin with a Portable install of 4.0

Are there any relevant messages in opencpn.log?
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Re: Using the Chart Downloader plugin with a Portable install of 4.0

Why yes, in fact

10:26:36 AM: PlugInManager searching for PlugIns in location D:\OpenCPNPortable\plugins
10:26:36 AM: PlugInManager: Loading PlugIn: D:\OpenCPNPortable\plugins\chartdldr_pi.dll
10:26:36 AM: Error: Failed to load shared library 'D:\OpenCPNPortable\plugins\chartdldr_pi.dll' (error 126: the specified module could not be found.)
10:26:36 AM: PlugInManager: Cannot load library: D:\OpenCPNPortable\plugins\chartdldr_pi.dll

I double checked, and chartdldr_pi.dll IS in that path.

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Re: Using the Chart Downloader plugin with a Portable install of 4.0

That log, by the way, is from the portable install. Interestingly, I looked at the windows install, and there is not opencpn.log nor opencpn.ini that I can find.... But it is working....
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Re: Using the Chart Downloader plugin with a Portable install of 4.0

For chartdldr_pi.dll there are some 40-50 requisite files. I suggest you do an install of the downloader onto the flash drive directory where OpenCPN.exe resides and see what happens. It is not enough just to copy chartdldr_pi.dll onto the flash drive.
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Re: Using the Chart Downloader plugin with a Portable install of 4.0

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That log, by the way, is from the portable install. Interestingly, I looked at the windows install, and there is not opencpn.log nor opencpn.ini that I can find.... But it is working....
Look in the folder \ProgramData\opencpn\
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Re: Using the Chart Downloader plugin with a Portable install of 4.0

Thanks again! I don't know why I didn't think to do an INSTALL and just change the directory. I'll give that a try. Thanks for the tips.
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Well, that worked like a charm Thanks again.
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