New version now includes mapsource worldmap
here is how it works:
-it checks a few things
-installs gmap folder (copy to %APPDATA% )
-run mapsource with last installed map
-all-in-one package, maybe not for experts, but EASY for others.
-need only install.gmap and *.gmap folder to run (see Readme)
-other tools may not allways work (names and path with blank spaces or '&')
install & unlock for original *.gmap
tested on XP & W7
run install.gmap.exe next to xxxx.gmap [NOT in xxxx.gmap folder]
UN-INSTALL maps from install.gmap?
just delete xxxx.gmap from Maps-folder
all-in-one package, maybe not for experts, but EASY for others.
need only install.gmap and original xxxx.gmap folder to run [no need to get patched files]
works also with limited guest account [office & public PC]
does NOT change source files [keeps the original xxxx.gmap folder]
installs only for 'current user' [DON'T need admin rights]
installs original locked .gmap [user choice to use install.gmap OR install original locked]
does not unlock allready installed maps -> Un-Install first using 'Control panel' [or manually delete & regedit]
runs from [portable]drive, not from CD/DVD
other tools may not allways work (names and path with blank spaces or '&', no need for registry install or .img-format)
no 'secret' scripts [unlike other packers, just open exe with winrar / 7zip]
may install multiple xxxx.gmap folders
do not rename de original name of the xxxx.gmap folders
easy to uninstall [little script added to open maps folder]
copy mapsource special anywhere you want and make a shortcut to the desktop
run Maps-folder.cmd to open folder
do not install same maps [=same FID] on two locations on one PC [install.gmap does not check registry]
first fix mapsource problem with other installed / converted / unlocked maps
MapSource language: same as OS-setting [use appropriate MapSourceXXX.dll from same version]
one map? MapSource [view] -> [switch to product >]
location original maps XP [admin]:
=> C:\documents and settings\all users\application data\GARMIN\Maps
location original maps W7 [admin]:
location additional maps [Maps-folder current user]:
XP => C:\Documents and Settings\xxxxxx\Application Data\GARMIN\Maps
W7 => C:\Users\xxxxxx\AppData\Roaming\GARMIN\Maps
Last edited by qwik01; 19th March 2011 at 05:36.
What is "install.gmap.exe" and why was it created ?
What is it's relationship (if anything) to "UnLock Mapsource V1.7.exe"
I've used "UnLock Mapsource V1.7.exe" and it works fine, so what would be the advantage (if any) to using "install.gmap.exe"
There are so many of these little tools hanging around it's difficult to sort out when and why one is better than the other.
read post #1
Last edited by qwik01; 18th March 2011 at 10:02.
Thank you for that response.
It was very informative.
There is one option I would like to have implemented: not to copy the gmap folder itselve but only to copy/create a shortcut of the gmap folder to the right location. So you can avoid to have the data twice on your HD and keep your system partition smaller.
If you like to manage your disk in a special way your free to do so.
-To save space you may remove the original from your HDD.
-If the system partition is to small you may mount an extra partition at any point.
-If you want to keep the installed files on a separate disk you may use junction points rekenwonder.com/linkmagic.htm.
-If that is not working for you, you have to reverse-convert the files and register them like the old files.
Non of these options are in the scope of install.gmap.
Last edited by qwik01; 13th March 2011 at 07:41.
Also... to clarify, MapReverseConverter automatically adds the necessary registry entries for mapsource but you must physically remove the .gmap directory before mapsource will display the converted files (old style .IMG). It seems to have a priority for the .gmap style.
Last edited by Tiger; 13th March 2011 at 13:43.