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Weather from Grib US

Postby sahona » Mon Aug 31, 2015 9:28 am

Heads up - It looks like Windows 10 has murdered another victim.
Grib US goes "not responding" and no files are downloaded, although you can still display previously stored data.
Shame. I really liked that one.
However, the dangling seaweed forecasts a few days in Arran could be appropriate, so off we go.
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Re: Weather from Grib US

Postby claymore » Mon Aug 31, 2015 11:06 am

wonder if I could email it as an attachment or would W10 not allow you to open it??
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Re: Weather from Grib US

Postby sahona » Mon Aug 31, 2015 10:18 pm

I've got other laptops with older versions of windows installed, so can do the file download. I was going to dig one out as I need a print server if I'm not going to buy a new printer. However, tonight I see that CMap is not running either.
I think a roll-back to V7 is in the offing.
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Re: Weather from Grib US

Postby pagoda » Tue Sep 01, 2015 8:53 am

I think the biggest problem is going to be finding hardware drivers for W10. Since I only just migrated to W7, I'm in no rush to change again. For those with older, but perfectly functional peripherals, W7 drivers often didn't exist, but strangely Vista drivers usually work perfectly well.
How that sort of problem with W10 can be solved I don't yet know. MS want you all to buy new machines after each update anyway :lol:

My brother reckons W10 is the bee's knees, but then he used to be able to cause a blue screen by simply walking into the same room as a PC!

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Re: Weather from Grib US

Postby sahona » Thu Sep 03, 2015 5:58 pm

My hauppauge television dongle has gone as well. Tried to roll back to 7, but #2 son had relieved me of the backup files in order to prepare for a clean re-install.
Toiled all afternoon trying to get an XP box onto a local wifi net to share files. breath not being held.
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Re: Weather from Grib US

Postby Booby Trapper » Fri Sep 04, 2015 11:23 am

CMap still working for me, well it would wouldn't it I've still got windows 98 on the boat laptop. Finding Navionics on the Tablet a bit easier. Shame really I like my old Panasonic Toughbook.

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Re: Weather from Grib US

Postby sahona » Sun Sep 13, 2015 3:29 pm

Elton from Hauppauge worked a miracle and showed great patience with me.
We now have the ship's telly back in operation. (hint, use Version 7 not 8 for a myTV.T dongle))
Now I need to focus on the rest.
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Re: Weather from Grib US

Postby sahona » Tue Sep 15, 2015 11:05 pm

UGrib now back again. Dismount old version. If there's a problem deleting files do a power/restart then manually delete the items in C:programs (x86)/ugrib. Then download and install the latest free version. Right click the exe icon and from compatibility choose Win8.
Nice to have it back.
Now the major loss is CMap/CM93 which opens but keeps crashing. Shame, I like to have softcharts available to see where you guys are talking about as I ignore the telly in favour of my laptop.
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Re: Weather from Grib US

Postby claymore » Tue Jun 14, 2016 9:45 am

I had forgotten all about this issue until last night when I thought I would download a grib file for the forthcoming day or two on the boat.
Saltyjohn is coming along and he's a bit of a stickler so I wanted everything to look tickettyboo.
Dismay and tears at bedtime as the Grib US site threw me out - rather rudely, I have to add.
Anyway, the Claymore not being a man to take this kind of nonsense, went on a hunting mission and discovered "PredictWind" which does all and more the usgrib ever did. All in glorious technicolour and I have an "app" for my singsong intergalactic smarter than the average phone so I can see all the wind arrows. In colour!
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Re: Weather from Grib US

Postby wully » Tue Jun 14, 2016 4:57 pm

Is it really wind? Go to pub.

Is it just windy? Good, I can sail.

Is there no wind? Good, I've got an engine.

Job's a good 'un.

And I'm on Mac so nae windaes nasties to worry about.

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Re: Weather from Grib US

Postby mm5aho » Thu Jun 16, 2016 12:15 pm

Here's a utility to prevent all those pesky W10 reminders.


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