V1 Virtual Display
Copyright 2003-2005 Dolphin M Hawkins
Fixed a conflict with another USB device.
The enable sound option was not being properly disabled.
The build wasn't properly packaging all the necessary install files.
Fixed some installation issues with the FTD2XX.dll not being found.
The V1VD dll now interfaces with the newly added GPSQuery.dll. Logging of
speed, heading, and latitude and longitude are included in the alert log. I
have only tested it with my GPS (DeLorme Blue Logger Earthmate).
There is an included GPSLog program that can be used to save out a log of the
Messages from the GPS. You can use this to send me your gps data if you are
having problems getting the gps data to work.
I have made a big update to the filtering, and I drove all over town without
single missed invalid or missed alert.
Basic sound theme support, with loading of sounds, and playing for startup/
shutdown sounds. The sounds can either be in the themes directory, or in
a skin directory.
Error and debugging information is written to a log file. The size of this
file is capped (on startup only) to 128k.
There is now an option to log alerts to a file. The size of this file is
checked on startup to make sure it does not exceed a user definable size.
If the file exceeds this, it is copied to another file, and a new one is
created. This logging can be turned off. The format of the file is a single
line with the time the file was first written to (stdlib time, in hex),
followed by one line for each unique entry, with the application time as the
first value (hex milliseconds), and the alert (hex).
Alert logs can be played back. The time between changes is capped to 1
second to allow for quicker playback.
A new flag was added to the skin definition AlwaysShowLastMode which allows
the skin to always have the mode indicator visible.
Changing of skins is now done in the options dialog. Skin preview images are
displayed if they exist. The preview images must be in the skins
directory and must be gif format, with the same name as the skin.
The DLL had to change to reflect the v1.0 hardware, basically, reversing the
The skin XML format changed slightly, changing the Name element into an
Now supports a standard RS232 serial port connection, in addition to USB
using the usbmod adapter.
Added some extra error detection on the serial data stream.
Last updated 10-Nov-2006 10:22:23 CDT