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Cartridge experience / GC252QC - Celtic adventure
October 26, 2010, 13:27:13
application version: 0.4.5
playable: YES
problems: no

Cartridge experience / GC2576D - Zatraceny mudla!
October 26, 2010, 13:22:51
application version: 0.4.5
playable: YES
problems: no

News & Hints / [FAQ]
October 25, 2010, 23:02:34
  • QUESTION - how to download cartridges?
    • Android web browser (and extensions like Dolphin Browser, ...) have bug when downloading GWC files (as well as other file types, for example locations on So for correct work, you have to download GWC files thanks to your desktop computer. Use firefox, opera, internet explorer, just whatever but DO NOT USE PHONE BROWSER, PLEASE!
    • Thanks to fuhur testing - Opera Mobile browser allow direct download of cartridges in field!

  • QUESTION - how to upload completed savegame GWS files?
    • there are NO savegame files GWS as on other platforms. This feature is not currently implemented. Instead, WhereYouGo, as well as OpenWIG, use inner OWS format which cannot unlock game on Wherigo pages!!!
    • so, to complete cartridge, you have to use UNLOCK KEY. If this is not implemented in cartridge, ask creator, to do this!
- fixed problems with downloading map on some areas
Cartridge experience / GC2382T - Stinadla se bouri
October 11, 2010, 12:43:11
application version: 0.4.8
playable: YES
problems: little
 - missing map of smallest house, fortunately it's well known traditional cache

For creating Offline maps on PC is absolute perfect application Mobile Atlas Creator (Mobac). I'll not describe here how to work with this software, but I'll tell what to do, to create maps for Locus, which is not in Mobac output list. This manual now contain two methods. One is for creating TARED map files, almost same as Locus create during own map creating process. This is supported since version 0.2.0. Second is what Locus fully support since version 0.6.10. This is SQLiteDB map type. I currently not tested which is faster, it's just on you which choose. SQLiteDB is easier to create. Also SQLiteDB can have unlimited size (TARed maps are suggested not to be bigger then 1GB), but require more time to initialize!

So, let's create it ...
I suggest to run Mobac with custom "run.bat" file, containg:
    java -jar Mobile_Atlas_Creator.jar -Xmx 1024M
this allow mobac to use enough memory to download really big maps <!-- s;) --> ;) <!-- s;) -->

First step, in Settings -> Map size -> Maximum size – choose biggest value. (screenshot 1)

SQLiteDB Maps - needed version: 0.6.10 and higher

  • Important is output format. Set it to BigPlanet/RMaps SQLite.
  • Choose area and start creating (screenshot 2).
  • After map creating, only thing to do is copy created file (rename as you want) into Locus/maps on SD card, and that's all <!-- s;) --> ;) <!-- s;) -->

WARNING: Due to limitation of Android platform, create maps smaller then 2GB (more here)!!!

TARED Maps - needed version: 0.2.0 and higher

  • Important is output format. Set it to TrekBuddy tared atlas.
  • Choose area and start creating (screenshot 2).
  • After map creating, only thing to do is copy all tar map files, into one directory, so in my example, I created directory Europe OSM, and into this (as on screenshot 3), I copied all tar files created by Atlas Mobile Creator.
  • Whole directory copy into /sdcard/Locus/maps and start application (you have to wait for a a while (up to few minutes with 1GB file) to initialize all map files). Enjoy
Warning: highly suggest not to download files bigger then 1GB (may cause Out of memory errors on Android machines with lower Java application memory) !!!
INFO: this tool is almost 2 years old and need few improvements. If you want to help, want to use OZFX or other raster maps and know Java at least a little, look here!

needed version - 0.3.0 and higher

1. suggest you have two files, *.ozfx3 (map file) or *.ozfx2 (older map file format) and *.map (map definition map file). Both place into same directory.
For this example, I'll use imaginary files world.ozfx3,!

2. download attached ozfx to file. Extract all. First step is to convert map file into basic image. So, run from command line
ozf2img path to file can also point on directory (for batch convert)
- '' is not a mistake, so take care '-i' and 'map' on end
- this should create file world.png (with almost same size as world.ozfx3)

3. run imageCutter.bat. It's java program that I wrote "long" time ago. Need some improvements also, but this is not a priority now.
- click on Select and choose png file
- in Output directory select place, where to create new map
- in Tile size choose ideal size values. These values are generated from png image by dividing '2'. Ideal values are around 250 x 250. Bigger then 1000 aren't suggested (possibility to out of memory error on Android).
- check Compress tiles into TAR (this will compress all data into one TAR file
- check Attach Projection file and select file. This will pack this required configuration file into TAR file also.

then click OK and just wait for your map

created map upload to /sdcard/Locus/maps into your android phone.

Testing / [APP] - version 0.3.0 RC1
October 04, 2010, 11:25:30
version for testing before release on Android Market

[attachment=0:lkzq65mw]0.3.0 RC1.apk[/attachment:lkzq65mw]

EDIT: topic closed, application in version 0.3.0 is on market now