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January 5, 2010

Converting files from CDS to G

I had already talked about file conversion earlier. But will touch on it once again.
For the conversion to take place -
You have to have a paid version of CDS.
Next CDS has to be version 1.0.31101.0  atleast and the G higher than build 0142. Check your version by opening CDS and going to the  about. Checking for updates unfortunately sometimes brings only the message no updates. So it's always a good idea to go to the website http://www.cricut.com/cds/Update.aspx and check for updates  For CDS and G  file conversions - these 2 should be able to talk and for that you need to have atleast 1.0.311101.0 version in your CDS and build on your G should be 0142 or higher. Check on your build in G by tapping on the wrench icon in the application launcher screen. In the subsequent screen which comes up - the build will be to the lower left. For G you have to update via Gypsy sync

For international users you have to do way more. The date format has to be fixed in cut file using hexadecimal editor to make the 1st 2 date digits less than 12 and saved. See my video and a post on that - handling date error.Then you can convert. But still most probably your G file will show up blank. Unfortunately the  file will have lots of commas instead of dots. So you have to then open the G file again in the hexeditor and find all the commas (,) to dots (.) and then save the file and then you can even see the file in CDS and it will transfer properly.


Julie and Darrick said...

You always have such useful information for us newbies to GYPSY. Thank you!

Teri Compeau said...

Thank You for your wisdom :) I had asked a similar question on cricut.com and thank you again for your answer - I love your blog... You rock....

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