Microsoft Streets & Trips w/ GPS?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by weldon, Jul 3, 2006.

  1. weldon macrumors 6502a

    weldon

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    Has anyone been able to get these programs working with any of the Windows solutions for the Mac? There's a funky USB driver that makes the USB port look like a serial port so that Streets and Trips will recognize the GPS receiver. I suspect that this won't work with CrossOver, but may work with Parallels and BootCamp. I was hoping that someone has tried it.

    There doesn't seem to be a good alternative to Streets and Trips on the Mac and this is one program that would be great to run in the Parallels environment so you could get mobile access to the mapping functionality without rebooting.
     
  2. Steve1496 macrumors 6502a

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    Not sure about Streets and Trips, but DeLorme Street Atlas USA 2006 (with the GPS) runs great with Boot Camp. Supposedly, their GPS works with Streets and Trips too.

    Steve
     
  3. DeathToPCs macrumors newbie

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    Yeah, I got the Delorme 2006 with GPS and it works great!!
     
  4. weldon thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    You didn't say, but I assume you are using BootCamp also? Has anyone been able to run these programs in Parallels? I'm wondering if the USB port will work with the GPS unit.
     
  5. alexus macrumors member

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    my mac is an older ibook g4, so i can't run intel software, but i bought it for my older notebook (pc) and now i want to use my gps unit w/ mac.. does anyone knows how i can use it?
     
  6. spydr macrumors 6502

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    MS S&T2005 does not see globalsat BT338 bluetooth GPS reciever if I use via Parallels. It works flawlessly when I use it via bootcamp.
     
  7. mcmadhatter macrumors 6502

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    yeah I used to run power pc on my ibook and hook up my cheap usb gps unit form ebay to it to run ms streets, you should be able to specify the vpc to route the gps usb to a usb port on the vpc quite easily
     
  8. expergo macrumors regular

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    I got this running yesterday with Parallels and S&T 2007.
     

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