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Several have posted the question whether or not you can use the Euro DVD with a US RNS-E. The answer is below:

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The good thing is that all you have to do is open alldata.kwi from the Euro DVD and change the following strings (the are all at the very beginning of alldata.kwi):
- "AFEU" to "AFUS"
- "AGEU" to "AGUS"
- "EU A-Format" to "US A-Format"

The biggest issue will be to modify the 3.1Gbytes alldata.kwi. Search the forum for details on how to do this, the process is the same as described for the US DVD but all you have to do is to modify alldata.kwi, not the other files mentioned.

This will give you access to the navigation portion of your RNS-E. However, you won't get TMC/TP or better FM/AM reception. You may also expirience the "missing street syndrom" or be unable to enter certain locations.

And last but not least, do not get the 2005_1 Euro DVD, stay with 2005 or older (part number "C" or "B"). The 2005_1 DVD will require updated software and this trick may not work.

Have fun...
 

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I just took a virtual test drive through Frankfurt/Germany using the Euro map in my US unit. It looks like the nice 3D highway split screen is coded in the map data, not in the RNS-E software. To bad that Audi didn't add this to the US map.

Anyway, those with the US RNS-E in Europe, enjoy...
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great thinking to test that.. maybe the new US DVD will have the nice turn detail pics??..

i like the blue freeways too!!..
 

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fritzner said:
i like the blue freeways too!!..
The blue freeways are actually a software feature. Freeways are blue/red on the US unit and red/yellow on the EU unit (when using either the US or EU DVD). US tollways are red/yellow on the US unit and invisible on the EU unit (when using the US DVD). Didn't try EU tollways...
 

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I got confirmed that this patch will work with the 2005-0100 Euro DVD as well. I didn't check if anything else has changed but at least I was able to navigate through Europe with my US RNS-E.
 

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Can I get a copy of this DVD from you?

I had a guy here in Germany who was working on this for me, but up and went on vacation without letting me know while he was working on it. I have been waiting about a month now for him to do this, but he hasnt been able to come through for me yet. Could anyone here ship me a copy?
 
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