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  1. You could leave the old Wherigo kit as it is for the users that now use it and make a copy were you add the trivial pursuit functions and introduce it as an extended version on the same startpage. I think it should be a great version for teaching kids history. Just make a 10 step walk around in a historic place and have questions here and there which starts with a selection question and if right you could go deeper and deeper in the questions and collect points based on how fast you reach the next step on the tour. In historic places there are often signs with fact that could cover the essential answeres. You will learn more if you stay and studie on the place in the historic perspective.
  2. Sounds to be a fun new idea!When do you have it up and running? For me it would be nice to have it web based as the Wherigo kit which I have used for my latest 10 caches.In the Wherigo kit there are some questin function but it does not work so good as you can try until you get a proper answere. I think that the present Wherigo kit could be updated with this idea of a cacher pursiut function with limited number of trials j-annie (sweden)
  3. The cartridge is the same but the 3 line code gives the coordinates for the place , the codes are different for different places. There seems to be a new version of the cartridge so you have to deleete the old in you phone and load a new version
  4. check the Reverse geocache . To make one you have to visit one to get the code for the editor. I have 3 running but there are a lot in US. You start the cartridge and get the range than move and get a new distance, then you have two options move in one direction and try again. You have 50 attempt but it should do with below 10 to find the cache j-annie
  5. that is a standard problem first time you should upload the cartridge on Wherigo.com. Solution Reduce the text in the description part (just put som words) and do not use Html Then when you have uploaded the cartridge with success , edit and past in the parts you cut away good luck j-annie sweden
  6. I made a small one as well using the http://Wherigo.rangerfox.com/rangerfox/Wherigo/kit/Builder/default.aspx?id=0a37c75e-d75d-4be8-aebd-bcbd0ce5371f and saved it but I do not know were the saved Lua file is stored and how to create a .gws to load into my iphone via itunes. Do I have to load it into the Groundspeak editor and create it the normal way? I made a new cartridge in 60 minutes, I just copied the text and pictures from one of my old that I earlier produced in Groundspeaks editor.I compiled itto a.gwc file and put it in my iphone with the help of Ituned. The web interface is very simple to work with as we now can work with the map (that did just work in Us earlier) and with copy and past I made 4-5 zones and went out and tried it out. I used swedish letters and that workt well, in the Groundspeak version it always crasched. There are of course just simple funktions(no selections or pick up things or talk to creatures) and you have to walk to the first zone to get the next one to appear but the editor is very simple to work with and for many applications were you should walk to different point to get information for the final cache locations this base plattform is enough. We look forward with high spirits for a new future with Wherigo and hope that Ranger Fox adds facilities to the platform and informs us Wherigo nerds in this forum and in the News on the http://Wherigo.rangerfox.com/rangerfox/Wherigo/kit/News/
  7. The lua file (GWZ) is created dynamically, on demand. This is what you'd load into an editor. To load onto your iPhone, you'd have to create a GWC. This is done from the page that lists your cartridges. Click on the cartridge and then click the option to compile/build your cartridge. While Groundspeak holds the patents and intellectual property, it's the community that's keeping Wherigo alive. If Groundspeak waits too long, the community may eventually develop all the tools. If this happens, Groundspeak will have a very difficult time controlling Wherigo and deciding its future. Why is there someone from my home state on this forum? I thought Wherigo was dead there. I made a a small "dogwalk from my door with some zoones and it worked nicely. The zoones must be an open place as they are so small but it was very easy to make and edit the details.It fits a step by step walk to collect numbers to the cache location coordinates or questions(hints). It even worked with our special letters. Good work Ranger Fox. I will inform the Wherigo people in Sweden about it
  8. Two years ago on the FAD(2011) event in Sweden I had a discussion with Bryan Roth from Groundspeak, who explained that the Wherigo editor update were on their actionlist and since then I have sent him mails reminding him and got some replies which summerized pustponed the update planned for summer 2012 to 2013 and the last mail I got in april read """Hi Jan, Unfortunately, I have no update to share. We are still focused primarily on geocaching. Although we are working a bit on Wherigo, I am not able to discuss the details just yet. Please let's check again in 2 months and I hope to have more info to share at that time. Until then, I wish you very happy geocaching! -Bryan """ I sent him some mails in june and july but havn´t got any answere yet. I will inform you if he reacts. The interest for Wherigo in Sweden is big and I have 10 Wherigo cartridges (with a lot of Favorite votes) that I own here in the Gothenburg region and helped to create additional 10 in Sweden and Norway. There are a lot of problems with the editor and it is as you say "a hard days night" to create one with the editor. Earlier it was possible to use the wizzard but (on winXP) but now I use a basic cartride with 10 zoones which I stored when things worked, hooping that Groundspeak should wake up and give us an update. Now with the iphone/adroid it is fun to play the games and as I now have a Montana I make them only for smartphones with somewhat bigger zoones. Has anyone some inside contact in Groundspeak please use it to push for the Wherigo!! Just got a negative replay "" Hi Jan, I have no current update to share at this time. I am sorry for this. Sincerely, Bryan""" But he is not saying that it is dead!!!
  9. I made a small one as well using the http://Wherigo.rangerfox.com/rangerfox/Wherigo/kit/Builder/default.aspx?id=0a37c75e-d75d-4be8-aebd-bcbd0ce5371f and saved it but I do not know were the saved Lua file is stored and how to create a .gws to load into my iphone via itunes. Do I have to load it into the Groundspeak editor and create it the normal way?
  10. Two years ago on the FAD(2011) event in Sweden I had a discussion with Bryan Roth from Groundspeak, who explained that the Wherigo editor update were on their actionlist and since then I have sent him mails reminding him and got some replies which summerized pustponed the update planned for summer 2012 to 2013 and the last mail I got in april read """Hi Jan, Unfortunately, I have no update to share. We are still focused primarily on geocaching. Although we are working a bit on Wherigo, I am not able to discuss the details just yet. Please let's check again in 2 months and I hope to have more info to share at that time. Until then, I wish you very happy geocaching! -Bryan """ I sent him some mails in june and july but havn´t got any answere yet. I will inform you if he reacts. The interest for Wherigo in Sweden is big and I have 10 Wherigo cartridges (with a lot of Favorite votes) that I own here in the Gothenburg region and helped to create additional 10 in Sweden and Norway. There are a lot of problems with the editor and it is as you say "a hard days night" to create one with the editor. Earlier it was possible to use the wizzard but (on winXP) but now I use a basic cartride with 10 zoones which I stored when things worked, hooping that Groundspeak should wake up and give us an update. Now with the iphone/adroid it is fun to play the games and as I now have a Montana I make them only for smartphones with somewhat bigger zoones. Has anyone some inside contact in Groundspeak please use it to push for the Wherigo!!
  11. reduce the text in the decription (cut) part on the Wherigo page for your cache until the page is accepted. Then when the cache has been acceptes it is possible to edit the page (past in what you earlier has put on the clipboard) jan.
  12. Will it work even with Mp4 audio?
  13. If you are planning to use the Groundspeak editor I have a 9 page tips and trick manual in my dropbox with some live cartridges that I have made that you can check.just drop me a mail with your mailadress.
  14. GOOD NEWS from Bryan ( Groundspeak) on the FADs Event in Sweden 2011 nov 5th. We had a information meeting and could put questions to him and his colleague Jeremy I put the question about the future of Wherigo and an update of the official builder and he informed us that they just the other day had a board meeting and made an action plan with 50 items and sayed that a new Wherigo editor are due in 2012 (he said that I should contact him if they did´nt!)The new Wherigo editor was on place somewhere 10-20 on the list and their plan was to create an editor with reduced functions as the problems with the one from 2008 was that they aimed to high and made it with too many functions that did not work and made many people frustrated using it. I guess that this really good news for us that has struggled with the beta version!! A new contact with him this week jan2012 and he wrote ""We are still discussing the approach and don’t have a conclusion yet. I am hoping to know more within the next 2-3 weeks but, realistically, this will be a longer process to decide and then complete the project. We are committed to moving it forward though and I believe we will be making significant progress within the next few months" I think this is wery good news for us Wherigo fans!!! j-annie Kungsbacka Sweden
  15. The map only works in US. Try normal streetnames without funny letter, you can very east change the coordinates later
  16. I had the same problem and found a topic adressing it on this forum. The content of the tips was to reduce the text in the short and long description and then when the page is accepted add text until limit.
  17. Connect your Iphone and open itunes, go to programs, scrool down to data below and find the Wherigo app "add" your "cartridge file" .gwc and syncronice. Go out and try it out j-annie Sweden
  18. GOOD NEWS from Bryan ( Groundspeak) on the FADs Event in Sweden 2011 nov 5th. We had a information meeting and could put questions to him and his colleague Jeremy I put the question about the future of Wherigo and an update of the official builder and he informed us that they just the other day had a board meeting and made an action plan with 50 items and sayed that a new Wherigo editor are due in 2012 (he said that I should contact him if they did´nt!)The new Wherigo editor was on place somewhere 10-20 on the list and their plan was to create an editor with reduced functions as the problems with the one from 2008 was that they aimed to high and made it with too many functions that did not work and made many people frustrated using it. I guess that this really good news for us that has struggled with the beta version!! j-annie Kungsbacka Sweden
  19. - click on your iPhone on the left under "Devices" - click on the tab "Apps" on the top on the right side of the screen - scroll down to find the lists "Apps" and "Documents" - click on "Wherigo" in the "Apps" list - the Documents list should show the documents of "Wherigo" and you can add your cartridge from there Good luck again! Thanks found it below.Now I can do a cartridge just for Iphone (smartphones) j-annie
  20. I know that I found this document folder when the app was called PiGo earlier but now I cannot find it. I open Itunes and have all programs (apps) try to rightclick on the app but do not see the documentfolder, where alla my downloaded files should be, or? j-annie
  21. I have built 7 Wherigo cartridges in Sweden and when I had my Oregon 550T i could test them before publishing them. Then came PiGo and I adapted the games for the Iphone and updated the games on the Wherigo page to a new version.I have sold my Oregon and bought a Montana without Wherigo as the games work much better in smartphones. Now the problem; Earlier I just compiled the cartridge to my computer and just moved it over to the oregon and try them out. Now I plan a new cartridge just for smartphones but I do not know how to test it. I can not publish it before testing but that might be the only way to load it into the smartphone (iphone) as you only load the cartridge direct into the phone. There are a Cartridge Compile service but is it possible to load it into the smartphone that way? The Iphone access I guess only the oficial Wherigo page for download. I could of cause publish it on the offical site and write a Text "Just for testing by the owner" Any solution? j-annie
  22. j-annie

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    When I run some Wherigo games with Iphone a get a message complaining that I am low on memory and will shut down.The game is saved but I have to restart and sometime it works sometime not. Is there a solution or what is the problem . The Iphone has lots of internal memory. I will send the question to PiGo as well!
  23. Open notepad and copy to it the line I have in post #8. On a new line, type "pause" without the quotation marks (this will allow you to view the output). Save the file as "Wherigo.bat" to your desktop. Make sure it is .bat and not .bat.txt. Now, double-click on the file. The command prompt will open and the script should do its thing. I can also give you a really basic step-by-step instruction if you'd like. I have tried all proposals above. I first installed it in program files instead in (x86) but then I tried to install the Microsoft. Net Framework 2.0 as suggested in the editor installation lines. Win7 did not like this. Then I made an installation in (x86) and put in the unziped file by the snail instead of the exe file. But I have had no luck. I think a basic step by step instruction could be a nice step to solv this issue for us. Please
  24. A simple way to avoide that everything could be solved in the emulator is to ask about something on a sign, a number or something that not is possible to check. I take a picture of the sign (could be any sign) and use a paintprogram and add some paint (paintshop) and say that some kids made graffitti over some numbers and the task is to check it and this number I use as part of the coordinates for the final cache. In other cartridges I have used things in the nature, the length of a rock ,number of rock on a clearly defined spot. http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?guid=ea6ed692-ab78-4db8-aff6-ba3d9f97cfe8 or http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?guid=be5d45a3-6565-418b-b5bf-4c51f6c0f2b7 j-annie Sweden
  25. I have made a 7pages hint and tricks document how to do a simple cartridge including your problems with zones active /unactive. Send me a message with your mailadress if you wish that I connect you to my dropbox. j-annie
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