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Old 11-02-2013, 19:40   #1
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win 8 and open cpn

Have just purchased new computer with win 8 and want to install open cpn 3.0.2. Has anyone had any problems? I am not very computer savvy so need assistance and non technical too advice please.
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no problems whatsoever. love it and you'll be surprised at the easy use. just make sure your usb is compatible with win 8 first. my old Garmin USB18 still works!
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Thanks for info. Now I am showing my lack of knowledge. What do you mean by USB comment? I have copied the version 3.0.2 onto a usb to transfer program. Is this what you mean?
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I expect he was referring to your USB GPS puck. I believe some of them have compatibility problems with W8. Mine worked fine.
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Yes, the gps puck. but the've also gotten much better and smaller since my Garmin had issues with XP
I just bought one on e-bay GPS Receiver Laptop OS Win XP Win7 Mac Linux Android GE | eBay
And the thing is tiny! supports linyx, android and all flavors of windows. also available with a 5 meter antenna cable. one small drill bit a tablespoon of 5200 and a $150 tablet becomes a 10 inch chart plotter for aft cabin
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Re: win 8 and open cpn

Sounds great. Ok, have installed open cpn and all ok but then tried to also install the GE@KAP program but to no avail. Someone suggested that because I have a 64 bit computer then the oorexx file is the wrong one. I was given the ooRexx.4.1.0-windows_x86_32. I want to be able to use the google earth chart converter. Do you have any ideas for this? Anyone help?
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Re: win 8 and open cpn

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Sounds great. Ok, have installed open cpn and all ok but then tried to also install the GE@KAP program but to no avail. Someone suggested that because I have a 64 bit computer then the oorexx file is the wrong one. I was given the ooRexx.4.1.0-windows_x86_32. I want to be able to use the google earth chart converter. Do you have any ideas for this? Anyone help?
From the GE2KAP Help is the following:

oorexx interpreter
  • GE2KAP is written in REXX. You must install the oorexx interpreter. The lastest version of oorexx can be dowloaded from: ooRexx
    Install Windows ooRexx-4.1.1-windows-x86_32.exe
    Take all the defaults when installing it.
    Note: ONLY install the 32Bit version even if you are running on a 64Bit system.
Your problem isn't the ooorexx ... might be something else? Try the newer version of oorexx. Unfortunately Paul Higins is off sailing (and a lot of us are jealous)!


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Re: win 8 and open cpn

Hello Dipage,

Even if you have not been able to launch and install GE2KAP, you can read the help in English on this link:

GE2KAP Help

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