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iGo 8 - change distance to speedcam warning

 
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johalareewi
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2011 6:12 pm    Post subject: iGo 8 - change distance to speedcam warning Reply with quote

Have got iGo 8 on chinese head unit in car and PGPSW speedcam database. Works well except that the warnings come on way too soon. Is there a way to tell iGo to warn when a lot closer to the camera? My previous satnav (Route66) had a POI/Speedcam distance setting so you could set it to warn at user defined distances.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2011 6:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, but you have to modify the warnings section (or add one) in your SYS.TXT as follows

[warning]
warn_distances="110:1200,100:800,80:500,50:300" ;("110:1000,80:800,60:500,40:300") speed:distance values in brakets are the default I think

speedcam_max_angle=45 ;(20) degrees?
speedcam_max_lookahead=1200 ;(1000) check for cams 1000 mtr ahead
speedcam_maxdistance_from_road=50 ;(50) ignore speedcams more than 50 meters from the road
Everything after the ; on any line is ignored. You can't set a different distance for different types of cam, so a long warning distance is an advantage
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2011 7:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Many thanks.
Will give that a go.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2011 7:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't forget to make a backup first Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 22, 2011 12:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

speedcam_max_lookahead=1200 ;(1000) check for cams 1000 mtr ahead

Is the one that does it for me Smile
Just set it to =250.
Perfect.

Many thanks for the help.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 22, 2011 1:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So that will warn at only 250meters for all cams then.
Personally, I think the this is a bit risky as mobiles gan 'get' you at much longer distances than this. But if that's what you are happy with, I'm glad that I could have helped you. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu May 08, 2014 8:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi M8TJT Could you please help me to change the warning distance to cameras to 250 yds on my igo Primo 2. I have printed out the txt but I am unsure what text to change . I have cleared the speedcam file as detailed in the forum and loaded igo speed cameras from pwgps the uk and euro single file. If I could just reduce the warning distance to 250 yds I would be happy. hope you can help. Lofty




maxdistance=500
minzoom2d=50
maxzoom2d=200
defaultzoom2d=300
minzoom=25
maxzoom=60
minangle=70
maxangle=82
defaultzoom3d=45
defaultangle=80
angleoffset=65
speedzoom=1
speedangle=1
overview_enabled=1
overview_distance=500
overview_zoom3d=50
overview_angle=80

[camera11]
maxdistance=500
minzoom2d=50
maxzoom2d=300
defaultzoom2d=400
minzoom=25
maxzoom=60
minangle=70
maxangle=82
defaultzoom3d=50
defaultangle=80
angleoffset=43
speedzoom=1
speedangle=1
overview_enabled=1
overview_distance=500
overview_zoom3d=50
overview_angle=80
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PostPosted: Thu May 08, 2014 9:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Give me a while and I'll have a look at Primo 2.1. I personally use iGO 8 as I 'know and love' it. I'll have a play with the syss.txt and come back to you unless anyone else chimes in first.
The possible problem will be with mobile cams as they can trap at anything up to 999m. But I think that you can set various distances for the different types of cam in Primo.
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PostPosted: Thu May 08, 2014 10:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cheers mate you are star.
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PostPosted: Thu May 08, 2014 11:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Make a backup of your sys.txt

Then you could try this
In the SYS.TXT
Find the bit that starts
[camera0] ;Fixed cam Gatso
and change the
maxdistance=500
to
maxdistance=250

Or look for the entries

speedcam_max_lookahead="200"
approach_beep_distances=200

and change the values and run at a cam to see what happens. But whatever you change, make a note of the original so that you can set it back. If you start a line with ; the line is ignored so what I do is copy the line I want to change, paste it in immediately below semicolon one of then and change the value in the other thus:

;approach_beep_distances=200
approach_beep_distances=300

The entry that says 200 is ignored.


If your 'local' cam is a Gatso then alter the settings in camera type 0(zero)
Unfortunately, iGO will not alert for speedcams when following a simulated route.

Type 0 = Gatso
Type 1 = Mobile
Type 2 = Redspeed
Type 3 = SPECS
Type 4 = Redlight

It's pretty much suck it and see, and try Googleing for Primo 2.1 Sys.txt.
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PostPosted: Sat May 10, 2014 6:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I changed the look a head to 350 yds and it has done the trick. Thanks M8TJT for your help and advice. aggie
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PostPosted: Sat May 10, 2014 10:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Glad you're sorted
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PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2015 4:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

M8TJT wrote:
Glad you're sorted

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Some really nice helpful people on here.

Take my hat of to you sir.

Firebird
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