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  1. I have 32 active PQs set up. When I go to the page, it says only 12 a ready for download? I used to be able to get them all but not now? What am I doing wrong? TIA!
  2. They're not bugs - they're simply "undocumented features"
  3. Same here. You'd think there would be a notice explaining the problem, instead we get a cryptic message and we're left to go hunting for answers on our own. Nice.
  4. I know that the Proximity Icon was not visible on mine until I started loading custom POIs. I never had the issues you are describing with my device. I suggest that you verify that you're using the recommended version of Garmin's POI Loader software and make sure that you've got the latest firmware for your 265T. Other than that, maybe it is an issue with the POIs you are loading. Perhaps loading just one PQ instead of a large number of them, may allow the unit to perform as expected. If it works, add additional PQs to the mix one at a time to see which one is "breaking" it. Then, it may be possible to analyze the troublesome PQ to further isolate the issue. Good luck!
  5. Randy - I have the '760. Like you, sometimes I don't want to hear the alerts. On my GPS (probably yours, too) there is a "Settings" screen or "Wrench" icon. After selecting it, I can choose a "Proximity" icon. This is the area to choose how alerts are delivered. The selections presented on this screen are "Auto Play" for playing alerts normally, "Off" for no alert, and finally "Prompted" I haven't tried this choice as the other two fit my needs.
  6. Deselect the archived/unavailable flag to prevent display of invalid caches in the vicinity of your route. j Yes, that is doable. I can make all of this go away by tinkering around in the poi loader directory - when I remember to it. Many times, my route is at night so caching then is a problem - but I see the cache on my GPS each time I go by. Having an unavailable / archived cache icon is nice for the times when driving a familiar route and thinking to myself "wasn't there a cache around here somewhere?" So, when the opportunity arises during the day to check out a cache, I'll try to do that. The same thing happens when we're with friends and we're using pocket queries of the same area that were compiled at different times. No biggie though. Apparently I'm the only one that sees any value in this, and I can tweak it with a few added steps when I remember. If you'll consider adding the ability of "making all the icons user selectable" to the end of any "feature request" list, that would be great. If it never happens, well, that's ok too. I am most grateful for the work that has brought this macro to life, never-mind the dozens of updates you've provided since then. Steve
  7. Deleting or renaming the TourGuide_Tools folder should be the only thing that causes an unzip of the built-in symbols. Let's figure out what is happening and fix it as new users are expecting to see the symbols based on the intro to this thread, I don't see their removal as a good option..... j Ok - "removal" was a poor term to use. I my mind, I wondered if it would it be possible to to make the icon(s) user defined - like the others in the custom page? Is there a need for unique icons to represent "traditional unavailable", "mystery unavailable", "xyz unavailable", and so on? I would think a single icon graphic could be assigned to all of these - I mean, if a cache is unavailable or even archived for that matter, do we really need to know what type it was?? Am I the only one that is concerned only with the VALID caches in the vicinity of my route? If it is archived or unavailable, a single, readily identifiable icon is what is important to me as I'm driving. This one icon will convey what I need to know so that I don't have to stop / slow to get off a road, etc. because there is nothing to be found there. It has happened to me more than once. Maybe I'm just doing something different than everyone else - I don't know. I have used a large red "X" to represent any cache that is no longer "findable" and the traditional "open treasure chest" for any cache I have found. How do others do this? Thanks, Steve
  8. jjreds: Would it be possible to remove the few remaining seemingly hard-coded 16x16 icons from the script? It looks like nearly all the other icons are user selectable - except for a few unavailable / archived types. I have tried everything to keep them from appearing in the directory, but they keep overwriting my 24x24 styles. Thanks, Steve
  9. You can try these ideas: Check the first page of the macro - "Garmin GPX POI Export" page - change the third box on the left to display your particular model GPS. If all ready set correctly, look on the "Advanced Options" page - at the top, the first option "Geocache Name Format" should read: %ShortName=14/%typ=3/%found/%code%bug=* (which is the default for my nuvi 760 anyway) If all else fails, stop GSAK, delete the macro and the TourGuide_Tools directory inside GSAK and reinstall. Make sure to set the option mentioned above. Good luck!
  10. Bear with me as I'm learning the ropes of MediaFire. I have already uploaded the 24x24 icon set to MediaFire, and have since created an easier URL from which to get them: http://www.mediafire.com/24xGeocachingIcons Since MediaFire will not display .BMP files, I have created .jpg format versions of the icons to help you decide if want to download the set. Unfortunately, MediaFire flags identical sized files as duplicates. Since these icons are are pretty close in size, some will not be stored on their server for viewing. I am working with the MediaFire tech support folks to resolve this, but as of yet, it still remains a problem. Consequently, not all icons are available for display. The icon collection in the zip file however, is complete and is under 50kb in size, making it a quick download over even dial up connections. There are no .exe, .bat, .com or any other file type that could host a virus - only a few dozen 2kb .bmp icon files.
  11. The link below are the 24x24 icons I use on my nuvi 760 and 60Csx. I have collected and / or edited icons found on the internet for my use. All have transparent backgrounds. To the best of my knowledge, none are protected by copyright. Please feel free to use / edit as you see fit. The nuvi icons are named for use with jjreds macro (look at them before replacing those supplied) and the 60C icons are named for use with javapgmgr's macro (again, look at them before replacing those supplied) "Nuvi60CsxGarminCsvPoiExport.gsk". Of course, you can use icons from either set - just rename as needed. http://www.mediafire.com/?sharekey=068e1b5...be6ba49b5870170 Enjoy!
  12. You're welcome You could create an account @ MediaFire or similar and then post a link...... http://www.mediafire.com/ That used to be the case and got missed during an upgrade. Now fixed in v7.3.4 There is an "Other" cache type and "Other" container size. Slice and Dice only works for the "Traditional" type. For now "Not Chosen" will use the same symbol as "Other" starting w/ v7.3.4 Thank you, thank you and thank you!
  13. Firstly - thanks for your efforts constantly tweaking this macro. I've replaced all the icons with 24x24 pixel types - they're great for nearly instant identification while driving (and for my 50 year old eyes). I'd be happy to send my 24x24 pixel icons (on transparent backgrounds) to anyone that asks - just provide an email address that will accept a zipped attachment about 50kb in size. If you (or someone you know) has a Garmin 60C, ask for those icons too. It would be wonderful if the archived / unavailable cache types were assigned a simple icon (user selectable would be perfect). The current method indicates the cache type icon regardless if the status is available or not. I doubt anyone really cares if an unavailable cache is a Multi, Mystery, CITO, etc. I know that seeing an "X" (or other user selected) icon instead of a "valid" cache icon would save quite a bit on my car's brake pads ;-) What is the difference between the "Other" cache and the slice and dice "Other" cache? Can you please add an entry in the macro for the "Not Chosen" cache type ? Again, thank you very much for the time you spend on this a great macro - I know I'm not alone in appreciation of your efforts. Steve
  14. It means the owner declined to state what size the cache is. I think the name of it may have just changed to "Not Listed". Check your GSAK column that is titled "Container". Thanks!
  15. Hi- What is the "Not Chosen" category cache? I'm running the 7.3.3 macro version and I never noticed this before - did I just miss it or is this something new? Steve
  16. It is limited only by the amount of free available memory on/in (SD card) with your nuvi. On my 760, I have installed a 4g SD card. On it, I have some 124k POI (4K of which are caches w/ 5 logs - the rest are locations of: Home Depot, Lowes, Dunkin Donuts, Bank of America ATMs, Quiznos, All the 144mhz, 440mhz, 29mhz and 50mhz ham radio repeaters in the entire USA, etc - you get the idea) Also on the card, I have the 2009 maps for the US, a couple dozen or so photos, and about 300 MP3 music files. Does that help?? Steve Yes thanks - so in principle you can store quite a few caches as POI assuming that you don't fill your nuvi with all sorts of other stuf! BINGO! The side effect of storing such a large amount of data is that it does tend to slow down the unit when selecting a category of POIs to display. Not a huge amount, but it is noticeable. Also, the time to load PQs, run the macro and time to transfer to the GPS increase proportionately. Enjoy!
  17. It is limited only by the amount of free available memory on/in (SD card) with your nuvi. On my 760, I have installed a 4g SD card. On it, I have some 124k POI (4K of which are caches w/ 5 logs - the rest are locations of: Home Depot, Lowes, Dunkin Donuts, Bank of America ATMs, Quiznos, All the 144mhz, 440mhz, 29mhz and 50mhz ham radio repeaters in the entire USA, etc - you get the idea) Also on the card, I have the 2009 maps for the US, a couple dozen or so photos, and about 300 MP3 music files. Does that help?? Steve
  18. Thanks for the super quick fix for the child icon display!
  19. I'm having issues with PARKING AREA and TRAIL HEAD icons failing to display properly. They're back to displaying the "parent" icon instead of the icon for the child. Three such (one of each type) are: TRAIL HEAD (07KBJ8) child of GCKBJ8 and PARKING AREA (01KBJ8) child of GCKBJ8 and PARKING AREA (0210NG7) child of GC10NG7 The icons for both are present. TIA! Steve
  20. New firmware for Nuvi 760 (maybe other 7XX too) from Garmin. Maybe the Tourguide crashes will be fixed with this one.. new version 4.0 http://www8.garmin.com/support/collection....ct=010-00657-10 or use your Garmin "WebUpdate Wizard" to download & install.
  21. New firmware for Nuvi 760 (maybe other 7XX too) from Garmin. Maybe the Tourguide crashes will be fixed with this one.. new version 4.0 http://www8.garmin.com/support/collection....ct=010-00657-10 or use your Garmin "WebUpdate Wizard" to download & install.
  22. Actually, I just copied the DEFAULT database to new databases "60Csx", "760" and "680". This creates directories of the same name in c:\POI_LOADER (instead of "DEFAULT). The only trouble is they must be cleared prior to running GSAK to load updated PQ's. I'll see how this works out for now - thanks. Steve Steve - search the macro for all the instances of POI_Loader and you will understand the magnitude of the change. The path format takes several different forms depending on the function. It's doable but would be a lot of rework. After you run the macro why don't you just rename "POI_Loader" to "Her Data" or something like that? I could add an option to do that in the macro for you - the folder would be in your gsak install folder. Would that work?
  23. jjreds: I'm very grateful for the effort that you have been putting forth supporting and improving the macro. It has taken our (wife & I) enjoyment of geocaching to the next level. Thank you, thank you, thank you. I have a scenario that you might consider addressing if time permits: I have 3 Garmin GPSr's. Nuvi 680, Nuvi 760 and GPSMap 60Csx They work great with GSAK and their respective macros. The GPSMap60Csx macro I use (Nuvi60CsxGarminCsvPoiExport.gsk by javapgmgr) allows selection of the output directory. This, is extremely handy as it prevents accidental overwriting of POI files with a destination intended for my other devices. The 680 is my wife's GPSr, and the 760 is mine. Her desire for geocache info on her GPSr is similar to mine - however - that is where the similarities end. I have other data (ham radio repeaters, ATMs and others) that she doesn't want to be bothered with hearing about or cluttering her GPSr display. I can understand that - but it does require forethought to prevent database contamination. I have failed on more than one occasion. A configurable destination directory that could be selected based on the users: data, device, location(s), etc. would be most helpful. This is just something to consider "in your spare time" <grin> I know that will break the silent POI loader option as written - but even some direction as to where I might edit the macro myself would be great (I don't use the silent option anyway). Thanks, Steve
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