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May 31, 2011
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dwcarr1 wrote:

Indy,

Here is the code for a GSAK Macro that will produce the Magellan_Geocache_Extention.gpx file. It is rough and you'll have to edit the path for the file. To use it, copy your "My Finds" GPX into GSAK and then run this macro while in that database. It produces what appears to be the exact format as the units file, however, I'm not seeing any results from installing the produced file to the unit.

David

Hi David,

nice work! πŸ˜‰

I will give it a try at weekend and will report.

Greetings,
Indy

May 31, 2011
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I've noticed the same. I always delete the logs.txt file, but never the MGE.exe, and I always wind up with every previous log entry I made. And when I check the box to ignore logs prior too xxx date, I get no log entries. I always get a log file entry for each cache found, not found, write note, whether I enter a field note or not, and my logs file is always present, even if I cancel a route or whatever.

Denis Gionet, OGA Executive Member - Northern Ontario.

May 31, 2011
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dwcarr1 wrote:

Here is the code for a GSAK Macro that will produce the Magellan_Geocache_Extention.gpx file. It is rough and you'll have to edit the path for the file. To use it, copy your "My Finds" GPX into GSAK and then run this macro while in that database. It produces what appears to be the exact format as the units file, however, I'm not seeing any results from installing the produced file to the unit.

David

Hello David,

This has been my experience too. You can create/copy the M_G_E.gpx file but it will not work. There is other interactions happening that involve the logs.txt file and most likely the UGDS.BIN file.

This interworking is why, when you connect to GC.com to upload your logs only the current (not previous uploaded logs) log file are uploaded. But if you look at the M_G_E.gpx file and the logs.txt file they contain all logs going back in time to when the M_G_E.gpx file was creation.

Most users delete the logs.txt file after uploading their logs and maybe surprised to discover, that when the logs.txt file is next created it will have all previous logs that are currently in the M_G_E.gpx file. Potentially hundreds depending on when the M_G_E.gpx file was last deleted.

Graham.

May 30, 2011
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b]

[b]Macro:

#*******************************************
# MacVersion = 1.0
# MacDescription = New macro
# MacAuthor = David
# MacFileName = Test.gsk
# MacUrl =
#*******************************************

Array(1,0) ="50"

Array (1,1) = "" + chr(13)
Array (1,2) = "" + chr(13)

SET $Data = PutFile("c:UsersDavidDesktopMagellan_Geocache_Extention.gpx",Array (1, -1))

Goto position=top

Array (2,0) = "100"

while not($_eol)

Array (2,-1) = ""

Array (2,1) = " " + chr(13)

Array (2,2) = " " + chr(13)

Array (2,3) = " " + "" + $d_code + "" + chr(13)

$Type = ""

BeginCase

Case $d_CacheType = "A"

$Type = "Project APE"

Case $d_CacheType = "B"

$Type = "Letterbox Hybrid"

Case $d_CacheType = "C"

$Type = "Cache In Trash Out Event"

Case $d_CacheType = "E"

$Type = "Event Cache"

Case $d_CacheType = "G"

$Type = "BenchMark"

Case $d_CacheType = "I"

$Type = "Wherigo"

Case $d_CacheType = "L"

$Type = "Locationless"

Case $d_CacheType = "M"

$Type = "Multi-cache"

Case $d_CacheType = "O"

$Type = "Other"

Case $d_CacheType = "R"

$Type = "Earthcache"

Case $d_CacheType = "T"

$Type = "Traditional Cache"

Case $d_CacheType = "U"

$Type = "Unknown Cache"

Case $d_CacheType = "V"

$Type = "Virtual Cache"

Case $d_CacheType = "W"

$Type = "Webcam Cache"

Case $d_CacheType = "X"

$Type = "Maze Exhibit"

Case $d_CacheType = "Y"

$Type = "Waymark"

Case $d_CacheType = "Z"

$Type = "Mega-Event Cache"

OtherWise

$Type = "Traditional Cache"

EndCase

Array (2,4) = " Geocache|" + $Type + "" + chr(13)

Array (2,5) = " " + chr(13) + " " + chr(13)

Array (2,6) = " " + chr(13)

Array (2,7) = " " + $d_Name + "" + chr(13)

Array (2,8) = " " + $Type + "" + chr(13)

Array (2,9) = " " + $d_container + "" + chr(13)

Array (2,10) = " " + NumToStr($d_difficulty) + "" + chr(13)

Array (2,11) = " " + chr(13)

Array (2,12) = " " + chr(13)

Array (2,13) = " 2011-05-30T07:34:36Z" + chr(13)

Array (2,14) = " Found It" + chr(13)

Array (2,15) = " Found" + chr(13)

Array (2,16) = " " + chr(13)

Array (2,17) = " " + chr(13)

Array (2,18) = " " + chr(13)

Array (2,19) = " " + chr(13)

Array (2,20) = " " + chr(13)

SET $Data = AppendFile("c:UsersDavidDesktopMagellan_Geocache_Extention.gpx", Array (2,-1))

goto position=next

endwhile

SET $Data = AppendFile("c:UsersDavidDesktopMagellan_Geocache_Extention.gpx", "")

Goto Position=Top

Indy,

Here is the code for a GSAK Macro that will produce the Magellan_Geocache_Extention.gpx file. It is rough and you'll have to edit the path for the file. To use it, copy your "My Finds" GPX into GSAK and then run this macro while in that database. It produces what appears to be the exact format as the units file, however, I'm not seeing any results from installing the produced file to the unit.

David


 

 

 

May 18, 2011
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dwcarr1 wrote:

Phil,

I don't have an eX10 unit available to me since mine went back to Magellan for testing purposes yesturday and I won't be receiving a replacement for a few days. However, (from memory) you should be able to go into the Geocaching Stat Page and press the menu button on the lower right of the screen and scroll down. One of the options that should be available is to clear all the stat memory...

David

Thank you David, that did it. :cheer:

Phil

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Phil,

I don't have an eX10 unit available to me since mine went back to Magellan for testing purposes yesturday and I won't be receiving a replacement for a few days. However, (from memory) you should be able to go into the Geocaching Stat Page and press the menu button on the lower right of the screen and scroll down. One of the options that should be available is to clear all the stat memory...

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phild31 wrote:

David,

How do I clear the Geocaching history?
The Geocache Summary is something I don't need or want.
In fact I don't want any kind of life time found count on the unit at all.
I'm only interested in caches I found until I log them on GC.com

I no longer trust the programs to work properly so I would like to be able to just get rid of the things I don't want or need.

Phil

Phil,

You can reset the found count as supply by Indy, see below. I have not looked but there is possible a line for the other Geocache Summary screen items. I would think you need to be careful when editing this file as it holds most of the units settings.

I believe this is the area David indicate Magellan may allow setting in a future update.

Graham.

The file APPSetting.XML holds the relevant informations.

Modifying the line

4136

sets your found count to 4136 or whatever you need.

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dwcarr1 wrote:

Just a quick note - there is an issue with the My Finds database in the eX10 units. With 177 finds you won't notice it. However, once you get up to 1000+ finds you will begin to see the performance of the GPS diminish with the more finds you log through the unit. With over 3000+ finds I don't even bother anymore, rather, I just clear the Geocaching history everytime before I go out into the field and use it to keep track to that days finds!!!

However, Magellan is working on this issue and rumor has it that in a coming update the unit with have the ability to read your "My Finds" GPX from GC.com and load the stats into the unit for you!

Later,
David

David,

How do I clear the Geocaching history?
The Geocache Summary is something I don't need or want.
In fact I don't want any kind of life time found count on the unit at all.
I'm only interested in caches I found until I log them on GC.com

I no longer trust the programs to work properly so I would like to be able to just get rid of the things I don't want or need.

Phil

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May 18, 2011
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dwcarr1 wrote:

Graham,

Well, if you ever get to California I have to take you out caching in my little 4 wheeler!!!

David

If I make it over one day I would love to take you, a fellow West Coaster, up on that.

Graham.

PS Even if California is only a small state!!!

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Graham,

Well, if you ever get to California I have to take you out caching in my little 4 wheeler!!!

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dwcarr1 wrote:

Graham,

I sorry that probably came across wrong - I don't think of myself as any kind of super Geocacher, but just lucky... You see, I have an unfair advantage. Living in Barstow, CA we're just surrounded by them. Actually, you can pick up 1000 in a day if you're willing to do start in the wee hours of the morning and go until Midnight! Plus, I have a Geocaching buddy who is insane so I get to ride along with him.

So, I'm just glad your caching because I like to see people getting into it. I just wanted you to know that the more history that accumulates in the GPS it becomes rather logarithmic as far as the performance. There seems to come a point when it really starts start to slow things down. So, if you start noticing a slowing in your unit as you process more finds through it - it is something to keep in mind...

David

Hi David,

Never take me to seriously, I was only stiring you up. I fully understand what you were saying and totally agree.

Cheers,
Graham.

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ShortcutHicksy wrote:

dwcarr1 wrote:

Just a quick note - there is an issue with the My Finds database in the eX10 units. With 177 finds you won't notice it. However, once you get up to 1000+ finds you will begin to see the performance of the GPS diminish with the more finds you log through the unit. With over 3000+ finds I don't even bother anymore, rather, I just clear the Geocaching history everytime before I go out into the field and use it to keep track to that days finds!!!

Hi David,

It’s all right for you professionals cachers with thousands of finds but us newcomers with only a hundred or so, we just like to marvel at them on the unit.

I realise it would be totally impractical and serve no real purpose to you have thousands of finds in the unit.

But let us have our moment of glory while we contemplating that day in the future!!!

Graham.

Graham,

I sorry that probably came across wrong - I don't think of myself as any kind of super Geocacher, but just lucky... You see, I have an unfair advantage. Living in Barstow, CA we're just surrounded by them. Actually, you can pick up 1000 in a day if you're willing to do start in the wee hours of the morning and go until Midnight! Plus, I have a Geocaching buddy who is insane so I get to ride along with him.

So, I'm just glad your caching because I like to see people getting into it. I just wanted you to know that the more history that accumulates in the GPS it becomes rather logarithmic as far as the performance. There seems to come a point when it really starts start to slow things down. So, if you start noticing a slowing in your unit as you process more finds through it - it is something to keep in mind...

David


 

 

 

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dwcarr1 wrote:

Just a quick note - there is an issue with the My Finds database in the eX10 units. With 177 finds you won't notice it. However, once you get up to 1000+ finds you will begin to see the performance of the GPS diminish with the more finds you log through the unit. With over 3000+ finds I don't even bother anymore, rather, I just clear the Geocaching history everytime before I go out into the field and use it to keep track to that days finds!!!

Hi David,

It’s all right for you professionals cachers with thousands of finds but us newcomers with only a hundred or so, we just like to marvel at them on the unit.

I realise it would be totally impractical and serve no real purpose to you have thousands of finds in the unit.

But let us have our moment of glory while we contemplating that day in the future!!!

Graham.

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Phil,

If you want to revert back to the older firmware it really isn't hard and only takes a few minutes!!!

David


 

 

 

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I think I'll wait for a while longer, my back up was on the laptop that has a virus and I'm trying to save what I can on it.

I really don't want to make matters worse with my thumb fingered attempts
at fixing stuff I don't really understand.

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phild31 wrote:

Yeah, if I do that it's at my own risk and if it turns into a brick I'll be totally out of luck...

If you have done a complete backup of a former firmware, it is no problem to restore it. You only have to copy all these datas manually onto your device and overwrite all old files. That's all. After rebooting you will have got your old firmware back.

That has worked for me. No guarantee given to you... πŸ˜‰

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Boy, after reading about all the problems with V4.83 all I can say is I'm sure glad I didn't upgrade to it 'cause I don't have the computer savvy that you guys do to fix the problems!! My 610 V3.24 is humming along just fine, thank you, and I'm going to stick with this version until the new one is REALLY fixed!!

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Yeah, if I do that it's at my own risk and if it turns into a brick I'll be totally out of luck.

I suppose Maggie could send me a new unit but it would be V. 4.83 right?
Then I'm right back to where I'm at now, unhappy with the lack of proper testing of new software.

The Garmin pieces of crap may be the gold standard but I've had worse problems with Garmin than I had with my Triton!

Now I'm just gonna hope the Maggie gets their act together some time soon.

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@Phil:

Why don't you go back to the previous firmware that was working well for you? Do it before you'll get a heart collapse... πŸ˜‰

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Well Phil, Like you I actually thought about hauling my laptop with me so I could delete the corrupted files, but rejected the idea as being too absurd since I either walk or bicycle everywhere I go geocaching.

I really think Magellan seriously needs to re-eval their whole beta testing team if they could let an abomination like 4.83 out into the wilds (especially since there is no reasonable way to recover from it short of restoring an entire backup to the thing).

I don't doubt they will get most of this fixed eventually, but in the meantime I will happily use my non-paperless stone axe technology Garmin GPSMap 60csx for my geocaching. It was the geocaching gold standard for many years, and it's still a darn good, reliable little box.

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