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Old 24-11-2021, 07:41   #1
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Charts not displaying properly on Mac

I am attempting to use OpenCPN on my M1 MacMini. I am able to download and install the program, the charts, and the plug-ins.

But despite numerous downloads, I cannot get any chart detail to display. All I can display is a rough, two-color, representation but no useful detail. So, for example, the Texas Gulf Coast consists of a series of short line segments that trace the rough arc of the coast. Galveston bay looks like a triangle in the coast. Zooming in does not open any detail whatsoever.

Any clues how to solve this issue?
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Old 24-11-2021, 08:33   #2
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Re: Charts not displaying properly on Mac

What you are seeing is just the background chart.
Are there entries in the chart list at Options|Charts?


Which plug-ins did you install? For the US ENCs and RNCs there is no plug-in required.
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Old 24-11-2021, 12:37   #3
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Let me loop back to you next week. In Arizona worth family for Thanksgiving
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Re: Charts not displaying properly on Mac

In all your efforts have you rebuilt the database and any senc files?
... very first thing that must be done ... often solves issues.
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What you are seeing is just the background chart.
Are there entries in the chart list at Options|Charts?
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- In those directories are charts? Did you check?

- The other suggestion from Rick: rebuild database and look for messages.
(tick the "force data base rebuild" option and then press "apply")

- Enable chart outlines (the quick key "o" toggles them)
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Old 05-12-2021, 17:37   #7
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Re: Charts not displaying properly on Mac

Thanks for the suggestions.

I worked my way out of this by redownloading all the charts and rebuilding the database. I was prompted to do this when someone asked if there were any actual charts in the directory - and there were not!

So we’re up and running again.

Now, if I could only get the names of the Bahamian Islands to display…
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