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FreeICE: Beta 2 Release
« on: September 16, 2012, 01:07:30 PM »
[There is currently a bug in beta 2 which affects Win7 64bit. We are working on a fix at the moment]

FreeICE has now reached beta 2 release standard. This means most of the stuff is working and there shouldn't really be any bugs. It's a full suite from a music / video player. Embedded GPS and apps, radio.. all for incar use.

### UPDATE ###

I've found a bug in the weather update not grabbing the weather icons from your area. I've fixed this now so download the attached plugin update and drop it over the original one. :-) The folder your looking for is.. C:\CdRsKuLL Productions\FreeICE\Plugins\PluginINet

### UPDATE ###

FreeICE goes Dual Screen :-)

GRAB the 2 screen skin below
http://www.freeice.co.uk/software/2_screens.zip

Please try this... You will need to be running both screens at 800 x 600.. or one big one for testing :-)

How to use...
1. Install Beta 2 version.
2. Go into the skins folder and Copy the 'default' folder and name it 'defaultx2'.
3. Download the attached zip and extract the two files into the new default2 folder. It should ask you if you want to overwrite. Select yes.
4. In settings.ini in the FreeICE root change the skin name and also the position.
### skin that is loaded
skinname=defaultx2
### position of player if not fullscreen top,left,width,height
position=0,0,1600,600

It's near the top.

That's it :-) now, I've only added a couple of test buttons. On the media player you have a '2nd' button that sends the vis box or video over to the second screen. Also on the gps screen you have a '2nd' button that sends gps over to the second screen.

Let me know what you think :-)

Steve



It's available in the download section.

:-) woot any problems please let me know.


How to configure DABmonkey plugin

Start FI up, goto the settings screen (click the silve spanner box on the main page)
Click on radio on the left and choose DABmonkey and set your com port :-)

How to configure Gmail notification

Open up settings.ini in the main freeice folder and at the bottom add your username and password.
You username do not include the @gmail.com so if you are bob@gmail.com then your username is bob

Let me know how you get on.

Aso in this release is support for

Enforcers new FITrafficcams (not on general release , alpha testing only)
Google weather has been fixed
Radio has had a big overhaul , resume now works as well.

Also new features around this site,,

On main forum page there are now a Faq's section this contains some How too's , and a hardware or anything else review threads.
and as per normal we have the FreeICE tracker , for all your issues and requests,,
sorry that some rquests have not made this release but are in thought..

Thanks,

FI Crew

Important
if you have downloaded ibass plugin, and installed ,, please goto your settings.ini found in FreeICE root.
change a setting so you can use FreeICE default ..

externalplayer=true,ibass       to    externalplayer=false

save and restart and enjoy
« Last Edit: September 23, 2012, 05:41:55 PM by CdRsKuLL »

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Re: FreeICE: Beta 2 Release
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2012, 02:21:21 PM »
Top stuff :)

Will be downloading and testing tomorrow morning. Woot

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Re: FreeICE: Beta 2 Release
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2012, 04:06:53 PM »
downloaded, and running in the car, working great on xp

gonna have to get radio from aus

cheers

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Re: FreeICE: Beta 2 Release
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2012, 04:27:48 PM »
tested on:
- win 7 64bit, it's not starting lunching the exe will try to load all but nothing happens
- win xp, works well!
« Last Edit: September 16, 2012, 05:09:25 PM by Diavoletto »

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Re: FreeICE: Beta 2 Release
« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2012, 06:17:30 PM »
tested on:
- win 7 64bit, it's not starting lunching the exe will try to load all but nothing happens
- win xp, works well!

Did you remove the previous version first ? also did you make sure any folders left were also deleted ?

Can you please try deleting the folders then trying again,

thanks,

Steve

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Re: FreeICE: Beta 2 Release
« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2012, 08:12:37 PM »
Hi Steve,
for me Beta 2 works great on Windows 7 X86.
The only thing that doesn`t work is rebuilding database.
If I klick on the magnifying glass button and then on rebuild button - "rebuilding database...please wait" pops up but nothing happens.
Beta 1 - same problem - on alpha 12 the database thing works great!

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Re: FreeICE: Beta 2 Release
« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2012, 08:14:25 PM »
Hi Steve,
for me Beta 2 works great on Windows 7 X86.
The only thing that doesn`t work is rebuilding database.
If I klick on the magnifying glass button and then on rebuild button - "rebuilding database...please wait" pops up but nothing happens.
Beta 1 - same problem - on alpha 12 the database thing works great!

Hi, have you set your music path ? Press and hold the music icon on the browser and it should set your path and also start the DB scan running... let me know :-)

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Re: FreeICE: Beta 2 Release
« Reply #7 on: September 16, 2012, 08:14:57 PM »
did you actually set the music path 1st ,,,
press the disc to get drive list , navigate to music
press & hold music note..
db is now set to auto build , when path saved

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Re: FreeICE: Beta 2 Release
« Reply #8 on: September 16, 2012, 08:27:59 PM »
music path is saved it is D:\MUSIK\
If I klick on the music note button I am in my music folder but the title bar of the browser shows 0 tracks.
Searching for genre or artist doesn`t work too- of course.

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Re: FreeICE: Beta 2 Release
« Reply #9 on: September 16, 2012, 08:41:20 PM »
open plugins/plugindatabase

delete the freeice.mdb file

just to test , restart fi ,, and go through the save path method ,,
if you have a big music folder , this can take a 1 min or so to kick in ,,

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Re: FreeICE: Beta 2 Release
« Reply #10 on: September 16, 2012, 10:57:19 PM »
What is require to run FreeIce?

I'm getting error trying to run it.

Win7 64bit, latest Flash.


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Re: FreeICE: Beta 2 Release
« Reply #11 on: September 16, 2012, 11:01:03 PM »
after deleteing freeice.mdb file there are 100000 tracks instead of 0 tracks shown in the top bar of the browser.
That is the only difference - rebuilding database not working.

I will install alpha 12 tomorrow then looking in plugin folder and trying to copy the database plugin to beta 2.
I hope this is possible?!

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Re: FreeICE: Beta 2 Release
« Reply #12 on: September 16, 2012, 11:47:51 PM »
testing with windows xp i've tested the music database and functions (search rate) and it's working
on windows 7 64bit i've:
- deleted the old one (unistalled) then deleted the remain folder, and then installed the new version, no work
- so i have unistalled the new version, deleted the remaining folder, rebooted, reinstalled..but same problem

The problem is that no errors appear and so no debug that i can check

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Re: FreeICE: Beta 2 Release
« Reply #13 on: September 17, 2012, 02:20:51 AM »
getting same issue as bebopblues, win7 x64 (domained)

tried running as administrator, with & without elevated privileges, old version removed and no folders remain under cdr productions. installs fine, but cannot run FIb2

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Problem signature:
  Problem Event Name:   APPCRASH
  Application Name:   FreeICE.exe
  Application Version:   1.0.0.0
  Application Timestamp:   5055acc5
  Fault Module Name:   KERNELBASE.dll
  Fault Module Version:   6.1.7600.16850
  Fault Module Timestamp:   4e211da1
  Exception Code:   e0434352
  Exception Offset:   000000000000a88d
  OS Version:   6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.48
  Locale ID:   3081
  Additional Information 1:   7ccb
  Additional Information 2:   7ccb2fa98342573c8a26d5624a3b51e6
  Additional Information 3:   4d4d
  Additional Information 4:   4d4d3ba8e890dc5d228468cc2434c445

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Re: FreeICE: Beta 2 Release
« Reply #14 on: September 17, 2012, 09:17:36 AM »
getting same issue as bebopblues, win7 x64 (domained)

tried running as administrator, with & without elevated privileges, old version removed and no folders remain under cdr productions. installs fine, but cannot run FIb2

Quote
Problem signature:
  Problem Event Name:   APPCRASH
  Application Name:   FreeICE.exe
  Application Version:   1.0.0.0
  Application Timestamp:   5055acc5
  Fault Module Name:   KERNELBASE.dll
  Fault Module Version:   6.1.7600.16850
  Fault Module Timestamp:   4e211da1
  Exception Code:   e0434352
  Exception Offset:   000000000000a88d
  OS Version:   6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.48
  Locale ID:   3081
  Additional Information 1:   7ccb
  Additional Information 2:   7ccb2fa98342573c8a26d5624a3b51e6
  Additional Information 3:   4d4d
  Additional Information 4:   4d4d3ba8e890dc5d228468cc2434c445

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Have you tried running it in compatibility mode by any chance ? I run x86 here and dont have a machine running 64bit.

Just out of interest, delete the DABmonkey plugin folder (well move it to your desktop) and see if it starts up then. That's compiled to run an a x86 machine which might be causing the problems on 64bit.

let me know.

Steve