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z_o_r_r_o
09-19-2005, 02:59 PM
where is this Santa Cruz Bolivia? i can't find it! help

Beezer
09-19-2005, 03:01 PM
http://www.googleearthhacks.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2521

Timmetie
09-19-2005, 04:11 PM
You all cheat! i just look for the cities!

His Lord Uberdude
09-19-2005, 04:16 PM
You mean you don't use the search function? :shock:

Lukepuuk
09-19-2005, 05:01 PM
I use the search function in Google Earth. Otherwise it's impossible to collect jewels fast enough. They would have to be worth 20Geo's a piece :|

Beezer
09-19-2005, 05:30 PM
I think the issue zorro is having is that you use the search function, but it doesn't take you to teh city.

Example = Bogota, Colombia

If you enter it into the search field (spelled correctly of course) the spot GE takes you is several hundred miles north of the actual Bogota. There are several cities like this.

Beezer
09-19-2005, 05:31 PM
You all cheat! i just look for the cities!

How is this cheating??

Timmetie
09-19-2005, 05:32 PM
I was joking peeps.

aravan
09-19-2005, 06:37 PM
You dont even have to do a search on the cities. Just double-click the city that is loaded with the GEcities kml file. It takes you to the right spot and all you have to do is zoom in. Combine this with a good connection speed and the fastest setting in the Fly/To options in GE and you can collect 5 to 6 jewels a minute without using a script. I saw a post that said a script is getting 50 jewels in 6 minutes. This gets you 30 to 40 without help in that same time. It isnt quite as effective but it lessens the gap. The problem is that there is still a lot of clicking and typing versus the script.

Lukepuuk
09-19-2005, 07:01 PM
For me its faster to just use the internal browser and quickly copy the destination and paste it in the 'Fly to'. Just enter and I'm there.
Take's me 2 seconds.

Corporal
09-19-2005, 11:49 PM
Am I the only one who really knows where all these countries and cities are?

Lukepuuk
09-20-2005, 12:20 AM
Am I the only one who really knows where all these countries and cities are?

No, but you might just be the only one actually 'mousescrolling' towards a city.

Corporal
09-20-2005, 12:44 AM
No, but you might just be the only one actually 'mousescrolling' towards a city.

I'm actually pretty fast at mousescrolling. Plus I don't have to get past that thing that pops up above the jewel when I search.

Lukepuuk
09-20-2005, 12:46 AM
I'm actually pretty fast at mousescrolling. Plus I don't have to get past that thing that pops up above the jewel when I search.

Ok lets do it in seconds. It takes me about 5 seconds to find the next jewel( without typing in the number)

Corporal
09-20-2005, 01:16 AM
Ok lets do it in seconds. It takes me about 5 seconds to find the next jewel( without typing in the number)

It takes me about 10 seconds to go from Pyongyang to Kingstown.

dreadpr
09-20-2005, 08:02 AM
No, but you might just be the only one actually 'mousescrolling' towards a city.

You guys speak of strategy and challenges but don't force yourself to learn? sheesh

I make myself mousescroll and learn while I'm doing it. Slower but my geography has improved out of sight.

Remember kids - learning is fun. ;)

michael fontenot
09-20-2005, 10:11 AM
i'm pretty sure most people are more concerned with thier bank accounts than with a geography lesson.

Lukepuuk
09-20-2005, 12:39 PM
i'm pretty sure most people are more concerned with thier bank accounts than with a geography lesson.

Amen.

aravan
09-20-2005, 02:43 PM
I can learn more about geography after I'm done taking over the world! ;)
But for now my bank account needs all the help it can get!!!

dreadpr
09-21-2005, 01:42 AM
I can learn more about geography after I'm done taking over the world! ;)
But for now my bank account needs all the help it can get!!!


Good point- if you take over the entire world you can just consolidate it into one country with one capital. Geography exams will become easier. A new age of student utopia beckons...

michael fontenot
09-21-2005, 02:23 AM
Good point- if you take over the entire world you can just consolidate it into one country with one capital. Geography exams will become easier. A new age of student utopia beckons...


great idea dreadpr, name it whatever you want and rewrite geography...

swooby
09-26-2005, 03:28 PM
It takes me about 10 seconds to go from Pyongyang to Kingstown.

Play with the GE options and increase your "Fly To" speed.

"Scripting" (as people are calling it) results in eliminating the fly time entirely, thus the reason why I can easily get [now] 50 jewels in 5 minutes (no mouse input at all, and the only keys I press are the jewel codes + enter).

Timmetie
09-26-2005, 03:48 PM
swooby my friend! we should exchange scripts! give me yours! ill send mine later.

Lukepuuk
09-26-2005, 04:17 PM
swooby my friend! we should exchange scripts! give me yours! ill send mine later.

What he means is: send me yours, i'll make a copy and send that back.

swooby
10-05-2005, 03:23 PM
I don't script! :)
Ethereal is your friend!

Pv

Timmetie
10-06-2005, 05:56 AM
What he means is: send me yours, i'll make a copy and send that back.

not a direct copy mind you.

i'd change a few things.

"improvements"