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AnchorageGuy 03-11-2012 09:35

Ship Icon Only Goes Sideways
 
I know this is silly but it does bug me. I have a custom icon and it only moves over the charts sideways. Can this be corrected? Chuck

cagney 03-11-2012 09:51

Re: Ship Icon Only Goes Sideways
 
Going back and looking at one of your old posts - https://www.cruisersforum.com/forums/...tml#post962883, I can see the problem.
Your Icon is pointing East, while it needs to point North.
Just rotate it in Gimp, or a similar program, and try again!

Thomas

AnchorageGuy 03-11-2012 10:10

Re: Ship Icon Only Goes Sideways
 
OK, Thanks Thomas, But does this mean it will always point north? I guess I haven't noticed before.

AnchorageGuy 03-12-2012 10:11

Re: Ship Icon Only Goes Sideways
 
A little issue, I still have my ownship icon but the usericon folder seems to have disappeared, at least I can't find it. I even have show hidden files checked. Chuck

HappySeagull 03-12-2012 17:02

Re: Ship Icon Only Goes Sideways
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Waterwayguy (Post 1099218)
A little issue, I still have my ownship icon but the usericon folder seems to have disappeared, at least I can't find it. I even have show hidden files checked. Chuck

waterwayguy, click the "?" on the toolbar and the location of UserIcons folder is there- it's same place your other configuration files are. It depends on your operating system, which you didn't mention.
best explained in the Help file...here
Marks and Routes | Official OpenCPN Homepage
and it will say read this...
Installing OpenCPN | Official OpenCPN Homepage

Don't forget, O has her own helpfile aboard the installation, but I can't link to it on your computer so well.

AnchorageGuy 05-12-2012 12:58

Re: Ship Icon Only Goes Sideways
 
Thanks, got it. But my image program won't save it as an XPM so I will have to find one that wiil. Chuck

HappySeagull 05-12-2012 18:53

Re: Ship Icon Only Goes Sideways
 
you can use .png's instead of xpm's in the newer incarnations of O but otherwise try "xnview" to save as an xpm...it's another good free app and there's a portable version too....

AnchorageGuy 05-12-2012 18:56

Re: Ship Icon Only Goes Sideways
 
Thanks HS. I have the most current version so I'll try png. Chuck


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