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GPS & Ship's Speed program
Orfina
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Feb 14, 2011 - [ 7:37 AM ]

This is a program that shows the current GPS location & ship speed of your ship.

I have replaced the orginal english map that i found & added the Summer/Winter wind direction except for East Asia as i could not find info on the wind direction for that area.

Note : you need to have Survey skill activated in order to use this program.

Website Link here : http://www.mediafire.com/?2dsv7a745cmm1yr

 

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Orfina
Medicine Trader
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Feb 14, 2011 - [ 7:37 AM ]
Thank you everyone!
Apathist
Senior Officer
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Feb 15, 2011 - [ 12:44 AM ]
Great tool!
Apathist
Senior Officer
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Feb 15, 2011 - [ 2:21 AM ]
Would there be anyway to add wiki links to the cities? Being able to click a city on the map and have it link through to city wiki page would be amazing!
Penhurst
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Feb 15, 2011 - [ 6:37 AM ]
Great job. However, when I right click on the screen options come up in a drop down menu, and can toggle on/off. Problem is just squares instead of characters. Could you post the English menu? Same problem with the readme.txt file. Any help is greatly appreciated in advance.
Orfina
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Feb 15, 2011 - [ 12:53 PM ]
Penhurst , unfortunately there is only the japanese version & chinese version of this program . I'm also looking for the english version if anyone found one.
Penhurst
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Feb 15, 2011 - [ 6:37 PM ]
I've discovered a few of the functions of the right click menu:
1. Centers screen around ship
2. On/Off toggle redline ship course
3. On/Off toggle Path sailed since reset
4. On/Off toggle Knots speed
5. When untoggled, can have game in screen, Alt-tab to GPSNavi,
a. Seems to bring up some assignable file, maybe log book
b. "
c. "
d. "
e. "
6. ?
7. Clears/resets path sailed

Also ship icon shows wave situation like in game.

Double click for coords anywhere's (Foreign characters before Lat./Long. on cities.

Left drag to move map around.
Mouse wheel for zoom.

Question, where is best directory to place these files? Mine's on desktop atm. Any correction to above or addition is greatly appreciated. Thanks.
Perren
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Feb 16, 2011 - [ 7:28 AM ]
Unfortionatly for me the program appears off screen and i can not use it. Nor can I read the Readme. Can anyone offer any help in this matter. Thanks
Vinge
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Feb 16, 2011 - [ 10:51 AM ]
To Perren
There is GVONavi.ini file in GVONaviGPS folder and you should set there right window placement coordinates, otherwise it places window to out of main monitor screen. Main is set to:
[Window]
Left=173
Top=29
Right=919
Bottom=601

But sad thing is that i cant get this program to work anyway, guess i tried almost anything. If anyone can confirm that it works in Windows7. It shows map but no cursor nor speed.
Orfina
Medicine Trader
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Feb 16, 2011 - [ 1:55 PM ]
a. default map
b. map1
c. map2
d. map3
e. load file

this is basically use if u have a few maps.

The program works with Windows 7 seems i am using this O/S . but i encounter once that it stop working after i upgrade my Ati video driver from 10.7 to 11.1 . it still don't work even after i downgrade back to 10.7. i only get it to work again after restore my O/S to 1 mth ago. So might be something that was installed into your O/S that causing the problem.
Orfina
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Feb 17, 2011 - [ 9:09 AM ]
remek , try this download link if mediafire still not working for u.
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=ZLVU13VN
remek
Shipwright
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Feb 17, 2011 - [ 11:46 AM ]
taken. good map. Where is speed?
Orfina
Medicine Trader
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Feb 17, 2011 - [ 12:33 PM ]
right-click on the map & make sure the 4th option is ticked. the speed is shown on the top right of the GVONavi map
Penhurst
Accountant
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Feb 24, 2011 - [ 8:45 AM ]
A few quick questions if anyone knows the answers:
1. On map, some cities are outlined in yellow, Nassau in Red, what does that signify?
2. Winter/Summer wind patterns in each sea sector, how can you tell the Winter time (other than wind direction at the moment)?
3. Where is the best subdirectory to place the GVONavi files for quickest update of map?

Thanks in advance!
Orfina
Medicine Trader
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Feb 25, 2011 - [ 3:13 AM ]
@Penhurst .
Q1 : From what i understand by reading the map :
the colors of the city names will follow the continent name.
For example; Nassau , San Juan , Habana is a red words with dark red outline as that is the color use for "CARIBBEAN" so those city belongs to carribean area. East Coast SA will be white words with blue outline, West Africa use purple words with white outline. Just maximize the GVONavi to have a view of the whole map & u can see what i mean.
For Cities with Guild , the name will be in capital letters.

Q2 : No idea , i got the info elsewhere & i just added the arrows into the map. But for each map section , there will always be 2 wind direction . The wind speed will have a range but will not have a large difference.

Q3 : well . u can put anywhere , i place it in the Netmarble folder as that is where my UWO game client folder is installed. just make a shortcut link for the .exe file & place it in your desktop for fast execution. Since i use Win7 , i just pin it into my taskbar . Right-click the "GVONavi" & choose "pin to taskbar" & Win7 will pin a shortcut link to its taskbar.
Note : i will not be updating the map anymore except for East Asia wind direction if i can ever find the info on it. If u have the info , please tell me. East Asia consist of 3 map section.
Hawthorne
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Feb 27, 2011 - [ 6:07 AM ]
@Penhurst

The red cities (Nassau in the Caribbean, Jolo in Southeast Asia) are pirate ports. You have to have a certain amount of notoriety to enter freely, or else you have to pay a fee before entering.
Orfina
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Feb 28, 2011 - [ 1:11 PM ]
Here is the english version of GVONavi by Meiotta . Please give your thanks to him/her . I still use back my map thou . (lol)
http://www.mediafire.com/?wijr85gfif4iy2q
Darkmeiser
Yarn Dealer
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Mar 2, 2011 - [ 3:21 AM ]
thanks for this..^_^
Verteller_Nukind
Chef
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Mar 2, 2011 - [ 6:12 AM ]
This application could possibly result in a ban under the application of Chapter 3, Article 11, Section 5 of Netmarble's Terms of Use. You might want a disclaimer to cover yourself, just in case.

Meiotta
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Mar 3, 2011 - [ 3:56 PM ]
@Vert
I'm looking at the terms right now but I do not understand what specifically you're referencing.

The GVO Navigation program works on account of Optical Character Recognition. When (and only when) surveying is running and the text that displays location is visible, the GVONavi program fetches those characters, turns them into coordinates, and marks (so to speak) your position on the map with a white line.

It also calculates where you're going by taking the slope of the line between the point where you are currently and a history of the last several points you went through. (i know there's got to be a better way to state this, but i'm sure it'll make sense if you read it a few times)

No hacking of the game or client is involved. It's just a really accurate map and a device that reads coordinates and displays them as you go.
Iala
Shipwright
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Mar 5, 2011 - [ 5:01 AM ]
a literal reading might yield a verdict that anything at all that interfaces in whatever way with the game client is illegal.
I've seen discussions on support forums for other mmos where it was argued that wikis with information about those mmos were not allowed under the TOS because they interfere with your play (after all, they allow you to get information in different ways than discovering it yourself and using the in-game chat to share it) and therefore their use is bannable.

I doubt any game company would go that far, nor that NM would ban people for using this thing (if they'd ever even have a way to find out apart from scanning forums for people claiming to use it).
Meduse
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Apr 2, 2011 - [ 2:13 AM ]
Hello,

Personally I use the program's half because I prefer to play in full screen. I find that having a map where you can zoom in and out at will with only the information of the game quickly becomes essential and very immersive.
Obviously if for legal reasons, had to go without, I would go to a printer to make a poster:)

Anyway, I improved Map for myself. I did a search on google image, found almost the same map in a resolution a little better and I just tried to clean it.
I actually left below the map information about the original creator, the one who does all the work.

As I am every 3 minutes to check Olous tips, it is only fair that I make you benefit, even if it is not much.

http://nsa26.casimages.com/img/2011/04/02/110402041210366565.jpg


English was not my first language, I hope not to have committed a blunder.
Raadza
Shipwright
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Apr 30, 2011 - [ 10:30 PM ]
hey. Ive tryed everything and cant get the program to work.... My friend with same OS and i sent the program to him can see where he is on map but aint working for me at all. I tryed both english and the other version. Any suggestions? Thanks
Tuhin
Money Trader
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May 11, 2011 - [ 10:40 AM ]
Meduse, can you add wind direction in your map?
Sao Joao
Shipwright
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May 11, 2011 - [ 5:01 PM ]
I read all the topic, but I just can't understant how it work ant what it do exactly. Maybe I'm quite dumb, so I ask, did someone can post a dumb-friendly explanation of what this programe is used for and how it work. :-P
Tuhin
Money Trader
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May 13, 2011 - [ 4:04 AM ]
for some reason the english version of this apps i was using is no longer working. I have vista 32 bit. maybe netmarble turned off the function for not to working it?
NicolasVanRijn
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May 22, 2011 - [ 8:18 PM ]
1) You need to be running the main program in Windows mode
2) You must have the Survey skill, and have it active
3) The program reads off the coordinates that Survey posts to you game, and places a dot for your ship on a map to show exactly where you are
4) Based on the last few reported positions, it shows a line on the map for your projected course and displays your computed speed in knots
Comar
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May 30, 2011 - [ 6:44 PM ]
Ok. I am an idiot. How do you install it? It says it doesn't recognize the application and wants to know what to open it with.
Mahir182
Accountant
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Jun 3, 2011 - [ 2:07 AM ]
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kokofire96
Arms Dealer
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Jun 7, 2011 - [ 12:43 PM ]
what programme u people use to open it?
AfonsoLudwig
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Jul 28, 2011 - [ 3:23 PM ]
People! I want to say hi to everyone 'cause it's the first time i post anything in oloUS.
I found a few more commands of the map that are VERY usefull:
Hold "SHIFT" + Double Click any point of the map creates a route line.
Hold "CTRL" + "SHIFT" + Double Click on map creates a sequence of route lines.
That is usefull to cross long distances and have a reference on the map without needing to zoom out or move the map.
AfonsoLudwig
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Jul 28, 2011 - [ 7:30 PM ]
Oh! Almost forgot. The 6th option of the menu that is unknown clears the route you choose.
Phatso
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Aug 9, 2011 - [ 2:38 AM ]
I as others above have requested cannot unzip the file to install or use it. Programs state Compression Method not Recognized.

What programs being used to unzip and install please. Has been asked a few times it appears.

TY
Orfina
Medicine Trader
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Aug 12, 2011 - [ 3:50 PM ]
i used 7-zip to zip that file . u can get it from here www.7-zip.org . use the version 9.20 .
HwangLong
Jr Officer
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Aug 14, 2011 - [ 7:59 AM ]
why i can't extract them ??
it said operation failed ..
Orfina
Medicine Trader
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Aug 14, 2011 - [ 1:15 PM ]
try this , i have compress the file into .zip format . The program menu is in english too.
http://www.mediafire.com/?9go6tifbln599cx
I have also enhance the color to make the sea bluer & land greener.
u can get just the map from this link. U can use microsoft office picture manager to enhance the color further
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/41/mapfd.jpg/
DreadPirateWesley
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Aug 15, 2011 - [ 5:25 AM ]
Tyvm for the new map Orfina. It's great!
Orfina
Medicine Trader
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Aug 24, 2011 - [ 2:27 PM ]
someone post a simpler map in this link but it has more info . it has a speed calculator too . here is the link.
http://global.netmarble.com/forum/Forum/ForumPostListView.asp?fid=34&tid=9027&st=1&pg=2&ipg=1&kwd=&sop=1&tm=3&pid=
Orfina
Medicine Trader
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Aug 25, 2011 - [ 4:20 AM ]
I have just updated GVONaviEng in the above link to include the map & the speed calculator. the new map is called map1.png in the folder.U can choose to use 1 map or both . just need to edit the .ini file to use both maps.
http://www.mediafire.com/?9go6tifbln599cx
please give ur tnx to Zeffer & Cecilie
Bananek
Yarn Dealer
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Aug 26, 2011 - [ 8:03 AM ]
Greetings
If you give us"tools" to make better profit,be faster,etc. Why don't you give us 9999999999999999ducats hack and speedhack? Your tools make gameplay too easy- there's no skill ,and experience(or even brain) needed!Just give us 70/70/70lvlsall skills and max money.
I can't stand watching when wiki insted of helping,destroys gameplay.
I know beginnings are hard,but now playing this game becomes pointless(maybe make questhelper ingame like in mmorpgs insted of destroying gameplay).
Regards
Bananek
Orfina
Medicine Trader
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Aug 28, 2011 - [ 4:47 AM ]
Hacks are cheats . it will not be put up here as tools. it is this kind of cheats that kills an MMO
Baneado
Sword Master
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Aug 29, 2011 - [ 6:14 AM ]
lmao at Bananek, for me this tool just make more fun this game :) also grazt for bring us this program orfiniwi
fireider689
Chef
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Aug 30, 2011 - [ 11:39 PM ]
I got to file and extracted it now what is the next step.
Orfina
Medicine Trader
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Aug 31, 2011 - [ 1:03 PM ]
Run the GVONavi.exe file .Use Surveying skill & wa la GPS & ship speed. right-click the map for some settings . shift-click the map to draw a waypoint
Note : i'm not sure if u need to change UWO client to windowed mode or not to use GVONavi.
fireider689
Chef
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Aug 31, 2011 - [ 1:21 PM ]
Thanks for the help.
LanEX
Archaeologist
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Sep 23, 2011 - [ 2:18 PM ]
For the people that does not quite read the whole thread, like me, you can have the GVOnavi English Version here: http://www.mediafire.com/?9go6tifbln599cx
bluebaby
Accountant
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Sep 23, 2011 - [ 3:00 PM ]
?????????????http://shop33384975.taobao.com/
bluebaby
Accountant
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Sep 24, 2011 - [ 8:52 AM ]
sell the UWO's gold,very cheap.if u need please tell me
E-MAIL:jixiangge2006@sina.com.
my shop:(????????????)http://shop33384975.taobao.com/
You can use Paypal pay.
DreadPirateWesley
Swordfighter
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Nov 23, 2011 - [ 11:06 PM ]
I'm hoping that Orfi will update the GVO Navi to include the Americanas?
Chubby
Ruin Explorer
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Nov 24, 2011 - [ 5:03 AM ]
Well, it doesn't matter for the map.

Base on other wiki info,
There no new cities. Only 16 colony for company leader to select. And u can only play with 1 colony, unless u got multiple company through mule etc.
And there are 4 landing shore, are new NPC for player to grind skill. That include quest that was previous not available which require player to go to north america etc.
Asdf
Animal Trader
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Mar 29, 2012 - [ 10:52 AM ]
How to active this program exactly ? .. When i am using window xp its work normaly with surveying skill
But when now i change the f**king window 7 , that doesn't work anymore ..

Anyone suggestion ?
It open normally .. With win7 just cannot detect my current location ..

Win7 is s**k for real
lorre
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Mar 29, 2012 - [ 1:52 PM ]
@Bananek, this tool doesnt make the game any simpler all it does is show you where your boat is excactly at that time in the sea on the world, it shows you how fast your ship goes and what winddirection is controlling. it is in no way something you use all the time only on long voyages you can plan more easy ,stay away from coasts and still knowing where you are.
Moose
Spice Trader
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Aug 24, 2012 - [ 12:01 AM ]
Orfina,

Is it possible for this program to output your current coordinates, as well as speed and direction, to the INI file so that other programs can access that information in real time as well?
Sabotaged
Animal Trader
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Nov 9, 2012 - [ 4:52 PM ]
how accurate is the ship speed? it feels like my ships speed is higher when i point it towards the map arrows rather than getting the wind directly at my back...
Darwynn
Jeweller
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Nov 20, 2012 - [ 6:36 PM ]
what would cause the gps to read the wrong cords altogether. it says im at 10568,0 all the time thats all the way at the top of the map. and it dont move. does anyone know how to fix this
nibba
Chef
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Jan 7, 2013 - [ 2:08 AM ]
how do i make it run?

i open it then i run the game go outside port use surveing and nothing
iTuna
Fisher
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Feb 5, 2013 - [ 9:14 PM ]
Those download links not working anymore.
But I also found the software here:
http://uwopk.com/index.php?topic=25.0
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