[Loadstone] Check full map with checkpoints enabled.

Shawn Kirkpatrick shawn at odyssey.cm.nu
Fri Jul 27 00:36:09 BST 2007


The simplest solution to your problem would be not to use checkpoints only. 
You don't need to have this setting turned on for checkpoints to be 
announced. The shift key idea might be a bit tricky because you can use that 
key to get to other functions in navigation mode.

On Thu, 26 Jul 2007, Dave Mielke wrote:

> To get around the fact that Loadstone can't be set to announce all the points
> I've made a (far smaller) set of checkpoints for major intersections. This way
> I can still be generally aware of wear I am, which tends to be god enough.
> There was no way to do this (that I could find) from the Point Share Database,
> but that's a different issue. I did it by writing a program which uses the
> Point Share data as one source of input and a hand-created file of major street
> names as another source of input. It writes a checkpoint line for each map
> entry for which both street names have been listed as major in the other file.
>
> Now for what I'm really writing about: With Use Only Checkpoints enabled all
> the announcements work perfectly. It'd be nice to have an easy way to check
> exactly wehre I am, though, i.e. on the full map. Could there be a way to have
> the announcements work according to the checkpoints but the keys work according
> to the full map? Alternatively (or in addition), could the shfit key in
> navigation mode be used to escape back to the full map for one operation, e.g.
> shift-up would be nearest point ahead on full map, etc?
>
> There's another possibility as well. The 5 key is redundant in Navigation Mode
> with Use Checkpoints Only enabled, i.e. it's the same as Up. Just like 5 is
> Next Cehckpoint when Use ONly Checkpoints is disabled, perhaps it could be Next
> Actual Point when Use Only Checkpoints (or Isolate Checkpoint) is enabled.
>
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