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Old centrafuse 3 user needing advice
Question asked by Marcus - October 7, 2015 at 7:47 AM
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Hi.
Apparently I have been using centrafuse 3.1 since 2009 until my car pc motherboard died. Right now I am interested in the fastest option (new motherboard already purchased) to get media playing and navigation working in my car again. As a result I have a few questions.
 
Is it possible to still generate centrafuse 3.1 keys? I remember centrafuse 3.5 having some exceptionally annoying "features" (i never tried CF3.6). I likely still have the old CF3.1 and CF3.5 installers stashed, but not 3.6. Is CF3.6 available for download from anywhere?
 
While I'm here, i'd also like to understand how the new version works. CF4.4 doesn't contain any navigation? Instead i'm supposed to also buy localiser? and then also purchase some PC mapping software? Do i need the GUI version?
 
If I have a windows pc (I can install whatever version of the OS is easiest), a usb gps, and a 7" touchscreen (no other inputs connected), what do I need to buy to have media playing and navigation working with CF4?
 
Looking forward to your speedy reply. Thanks
Maz

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The Centrafuse Team Replied
October 7, 2015 at 9:41 AM
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Greetings,
 
Licensing for Centrafuse 3.1 is no longer available.  You can license the 3.6 product from your my account page, but we do not provide technical support for that product. If you would like to upgrade to Centrafuse version 4.4.7, please open a sales ticket and we can get you taken care of.
 
Centrafuse Auto no longer comes in a "navigation" version because our navigation product provider (Intrynsic) no longer makes the product and there are no maps available. We recommend using PC Navigator with Centrafuse. it has a very good plugin for integration, and there is a full-featured free version available, so total cost is $0.
 
Localizer is for tablet users that need to make their internal GPS/GNSS chip data available to a legacy PC navigation or mapping product. Unlike external GPS devices, most tablet GPS chips do not provide a comport for use by software, so localizer creates one and outputs the required NMEA data. Short answer: you do not need Localizer to run Centrafuse
 Auto unless you plan to do it on a tablet and you want to use navigation.
 
if you're using a standard PC, I strongly recommend Windows 7. Other than that, all you need to do is run Centrafuse with PC Navigator and its plugin.
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Marcus Replied
October 7, 2015 at 6:59 PM
Hi,
Thanks for your quick reply. I'm just running up windows 7 on the machine now and i'll try out CF4.4 with the plugin you mentioned. If it works the way I need i'll purchase an upgrade license for CF.
Thanks
Maz
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Marcus Replied
October 16, 2015 at 12:32 AM
Had a minor problem where nothing worked (xport, touchscreen drivers, etc) didnt work on x64. It looked like CF4.4 and PC Navigator would work fine. Trying again with x86 win 7.
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Barry Replied
October 17, 2015 at 12:57 PM
I am new to CF - looking around to see if this product is right for me. I don't see a whole lot of threads here except this one. I see the date says October, is that 2015 or later?
Barry
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The Centrafuse Team Replied
October 18, 2015 at 6:55 PM
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Yes, the community forums are brand new as of October 2015. The old forums are archived and available at forums.centrafuse.com, but they are read-only. The reason for that is that all community forum posts, along with knowledgebase articles and FAQs are searchable, and when a ticket is entered, relevant items will show up for suggested answers. So as the body of knowledge grows in this forum, so too will the availability of that knowledge to all our users.

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