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PC Navigo 2022 and Routeplanning 29 Nov 2022 15:51 #133094

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Thank you Ian, I am sorry to hear about Tim and I hope that my post did not cause his family any distress

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PC Navigo 2022 and Routeplanning 26 Nov 2022 23:15 #133074

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Sort of. I was using VMWare Fusion's tech preview. The planning functionality worked fine. I only made one rather desultory attempt to get either a dongle GPS or my AIS-B to connect without success. From other reading, the connectivity of USB devices in an M1 virtual system is pretty problematic. I had intended to try Parallels where the support for USB might be stronger. Can't test that now until next season as I'm away from Europe and my GPS and AIS systems.

Coincidentally, I saw only today that the new version of the free VMware Player (Ver 13) includes support for Windows 11 although installing it is still rather complicated - reputedly Parallels is much easier.

I was thrilled to meet and chat with Tim (and Marianne) at Migennes and we spoke about several PCN issues - resolving some, not others. So very sad he won't be around to keep advising and challenging on the subject.

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PC Navigo 2022 and Routeplanning 26 Nov 2022 20:37 #133073

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Hi Tim

Do you know if Ian successfully used PCN on his MacBook air this summer?

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Hello Peter et al,

I am sorry to report that Tim Horchler passed away in October after battling with cancer for many years.  We wish Marianne and family our fondest wishes and sincere condolences.

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PC Navigo 2022 and Routeplanning 26 Nov 2022 20:11 #133072

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Hi Tim

Do you know if Ian successfully used PCN on his MacBook air this summer?

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PC Navigo 2022 and Routeplanning 08 Apr 2022 04:52 #129089

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I will answer my own question; PC Navigo has an option, for those that use their major navigation product, to also use a web based "slimmed down" version called Routeplanning - routeplanner.pcnavigo.com/#/login Note that the product name does not match the web address wording.

Ian McCauley and I have just recently tried to get into Routeplanning with some difficulty. Said our dongle for PCN had expired which was not the case. Something was amiss on their end so if you try this planner you may need to contact PCN so your dongle number can be refreshed. Ian has an older version of PCN but was able to access Routeplanning.

Make sure you have your boat info entered with PCN. This information will be used with the web-based program

Ian also reported this information: I’ve also just come into ownership of an M1 MacBook Air - the most basic model as our workaday computer now and for when we are cruising. I’m pleased to say I’ve managed to get Win 11 up and running and PCN working on this computer as well. Free again, using a test version of M1 version of VMWare Fusion and Microsoft’s developer version of Win 11 for ARM chips. This is a bit trickier than for an Intel Mac and requires carefully following some YouTube videos, but the process is well documented. My M1 MacAir runs Windows 11 faster than almost any Intel laptop. I am going to check out if I can run PCN in navigation mode sometime during this year’s cruise and save me from having to update my very aged Intel laptop (if it even still works). Other than the performance, the other feature is that the Mac laptop screens are much brighter than most PC laptops.

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PC Navigo 2022 05 Apr 2022 20:16 #129016

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Problem was fixed today. They said something from previous install prevented 2022 from loading. They fixed my machine.

Let's see if I can slip this related question in here: what is the app that allows some form of PCN to operate on an iPad?

Nice to see more posts to the forum; everyone getting the buzz.

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PC Navigo 2022 27 Mar 2022 15:48 #128777

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Hi Tim
Yes I have had problems loading PCN 2022
According to the help desk 2022 has been a major upgrade.
I am waiting for a patch to fix what appears to be a language issue between selecting English and loading Dutch.
The help desk also had to manually in my system re-connect AIS and GPS because it was not automatically happening on start up.
I suggest you ask the help desk to directly access your laptop using“Team Viewer” so they can see for themselves what is happening.
Currently they are on their 3rd try to try and get my update working.
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Mark Dick
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PC Navigo 2022 26 Mar 2022 22:47 #128769

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Anyone else having problems installing and launching the 2022 version? After first attempt and failure the Help people sent a new link saying they had just fixed something. Has not helped. The program appears to launch OK but at the end the map of Europe flashes 3 times and then crashes.

A weekend, so they will not see my letter till Monday. Any success?

Tim
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