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[Q] how to extract BMPs from Apical GPS ResidentFlash2 Menu .bin - animated LOGO.GIF

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6th May 2014, 05:04 AM   |  #1  
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i have an APICAL GPS
youtube[dot]com/watch?v=urX3rERYZf4
running the same menu as this one
youtube[dot]com/watch?v=wS37diJR0Q0

it has two skins
one has a "Mini Cooper" car with flashing spotlights
the other menu skin has a simpler green theme

i want to create green-themed matching power-on splash and iGoPrimo splash bitmaps
I think the green-themed menu BMPs are contained in
\ResidentFlash2\bin\Main\Main_Skin2.bin
.. this is in the attached Main_Skin2.zip file (also includes TotalConfig .ini's)

but i do not know how to extract them, i have tried many unarchivers, i think they use LZMA, as this is a common header in many of the Apical menu .bin files

the menu system is controlled by a program called "TotalConfig", but i have not been able to find any information on this on the www

does any one know how to extract these BMPs or have any information on the Apical/TotalConfig menu system

thanks in advance from New Zealand
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Last edited by antdavison; 13th May 2014 at 03:01 AM.
8th May 2014, 03:17 AM   |  #2  
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the 800x480 menu files i am looking for are
residentflash2-bin-Main-Fore2-*.bmp
residentflash2-bin-Main-Animate2-*.bmp
residentflash2-bin-Main-MainLayer2-*.bmp

and maybe any *.ini file relating to GPSAni*.bmp

mine are all archived into a single *.bin file, but in earlier versions they are separate files in separate folders ... these files will give me enough menu elements to make some matching splash screens .... i don't need to modify the apical menu itself
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9th May 2014, 08:21 AM   |  #3  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by antdavison

... these files will give me enough menu elements to make some matching splash screens .... i don't need to modify the apical menu itself

Why not simply search the WEB? Many icon-sets around, from which you can pick out those "menu elements" which match your needs.
9th May 2014, 08:49 AM   |  #4  
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Herr.J

have figured this out

need a tool called Apical IMaGe DECoder by SiL (AIDEC.zip) (attached)

find an appropriate firmware package

run the command

AIDEC.EXE winCEapp.img
and residentFlash2 files are written to a folder named 'winCEapp_out' which AIDEC creates

that has given me all the BMP elements to create 'power-on' * and 'primo' splash screens ** that match the green-theme menu#2 stored in residentFlash2

now, as the GPS changes states from bootup > (menu >) Primo > menu, all the backgrounds are the same and other elements match

... pity the Apical menus are sooooo ugly, and the Apical AtlasVI menus are partially locked up, but extracting some AtlasV winCEapp.img firmware gave me all the menu bitmap elements i needed, along with every other file that would be written to residentFlash2 if that firmware were to be installed

danke, Ant


notes
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* static logo.bmp or <2MB animated logo.gif copied to microSD / SDMMC; automatically updates boot splash screen logo if 'logo.bmp' or 'logo.gif' is present on microSD, and microSD is inserted in GPS before power up; after automatically updating splash screen logo, power off GPS, remove microSD, and restart GPS
this worked for my particular GPS******, yours could be different, see 4pna[dot]com/showthread.php?t=5903

** NandDisk\Primo\branding.zip\ui_igo9\800_480\loading.bmp + \skin_night\loading.bmp *** **** *****
*** i use winRAR 4.01 rather than 7z or WinZip, resulting in uncorrupted Primo friendly ZIPs
**** use iPAQ tools attached to optionally compress 'loading.bmp' from uncompressed (1.2MB) to primo friendly rleBMP (70kB)
***** add the lines like the ones below to primo's SYS.TXT, to alter the default position of the splash screen loading_progressBar (or alter similar lines in NandFlash\Primo\data.zip\ui_igo9\800_480\skincfg.i ni)

[loading]
progressbar_x=160
progressbar_y=308
progressbar_end_x=160
progressbar_end_y=308



****** gps is
aliexpress[dot]com/store/product/New-arrival-SirF-Atlas-VI-Dual-core-800MHz-5-inch-GPS-Navigation-DDR3-256MB-8GB-Bluetooth/312906_532878501.html
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9th May 2014, 12:03 PM   |  #5  
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Congrats.
9th May 2014, 06:35 PM   |  #6  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by antdavison

Herr.J


run the command

AIDEC.EXE winCEapp.img

This file return Error when unziping, upload pleasse again, i need it.

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9th May 2014, 06:47 PM   |  #7  
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This file return Error when unziping, upload pleasse again, i need it.

Geo42G

source if these zips are bad replace "[dot]" with "."
as i am a junior here, i can't post hyperlinks

be quick, files will expire from the below link soon


sendfile[dot]su/633127
s1[dot]sendfile[dot]su/download/633127/oL7StdU9KdaXmOV4NHQSkkEovnrryIInQFpGqMB2



Name AIDEC.ZIP
Size 2.26KB (2314B)
MD5 a62247f67b7504f7159fcabfa4f4963d
Downloaded 179 times
Filled 2012-07-17 20:49:07
Exp. 07/03/2014 2:16:42
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File Type: zip AIDEC (1).ZIP - [Click for QR Code] (2.3 KB, 7 views)
File Type: zip AIDEC (2).ZIP - [Click for QR Code] (2.3 KB, 4 views)
File Type: zip AIDEC (3).ZIP - [Click for QR Code] (2.3 KB, 8 views)
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9th May 2014, 07:20 PM   |  #8  
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Thank you i got it!!

I do not know the features of your device,
but I'll send link's for Apical and perhaps with translation
find some firmware and menu that suits you the most.
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ugly-but-working-first-experiment-apical-animated-bootup---logo.gif[/I]

Good job !
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