Little Navmap for Windows is a 32-bit application and was tested with Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10 (32-bit and 64-bit).
Windows XP and Windows Vista are not supported.
The macOS and Linux versions are both 64-bit and were tested with macOS Sierra and Ubuntu Linux.
Delete all installed files of a previous Little Navmap version before installing a new version. All files from the previous ZIP archive can be deleted since settings are stored in separate directories (except Creating Map Themes).
In any case do not merge the installation directories.
There is no need to delete the old settings directory. The program is written in a way that it can work with old setting files.
The installation of Little Navmap does not change any registry entries (in Windows) and involves a simple copy of files therefore an installer or setup program is not required.
Do not extract the archive into the directory
c:\Program Files\ or
c:\Program Files (x86)\ since this requires administrative
privileges. Windows keeps control of these directories, therefore other
problems might occur like replaced or deleted files.
Extract the Zip archive into a directory like
c:\Users\YOURNAME\Documents\Little Navmap or
Then start the program by double-clicking
.exe might be hidden in Windows Explorer depending on
settings. In that case look for a file
littlenavmap having a light
blue globe icon.
See Introduction for more information on the first start after installation.
I recommend to install the Visual C++ Runtime Installer (All-In-One) v56 package from MajorGeeks.Com but only if you get errors when starting Little Navmap.
3.2.1. Other Simulators than FSX SP2¶
This program was compiled using plain FSX SP2 (no Acceleration) SimConnect version 10.0.61259.0.
You might have to install an older version of SimConnect if you use Prepar3D or FSX Steam Edition. If not sure about this simply try Little Navmap out. If it fails with an error message follow the instructions below:
Prepar3D: In the same directory as
Prepar3D.exe is a
redist\Interface directory (normally
C:\Program Files (x86)\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v4\redist\Interface).
There are multiple legacy versions of SimConnect available. You have to
FSX-SP2-XPACK.msi for Little Navmap.
FSX Steam Edition: The installation adds the directory
C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\FSX\SDK\Core Utilities Kit\SimConnect SDK\LegacyInterfaces
where you can find the legacy SimConnect interfaces.
The needed SimConnect package is also available at Little Navmap Downloads - SimConnect FSX SP2.
3.2.2. Improve Start-up Time¶
Anti-virus program can significantly slow down the startup and execution of the program in Windows.
Therefore, it is recommended to exclude the following directories from scanning:
- Disk cache for map tiles:
- Scenery library and userdata
These directories do not contain executable files and are accessed frequently by Little Navmap.
Extract the ZIP file and copy the
Little Navmap application to the
Applications or any other directory.
Note on first start on macOS: When starting the application you will
get a message
Little Navmap is from an unidentified developer. Are you sure you want to open it?
To bypass this right click or
Ctrl+Click on the application and
Open. You probably have to enter an administrator name and
password once. The program can be started normally after this procedure.
Extract the tar archive to any place and run the executable
littlenavmap file to start the program from a terminal:
Most file managers will start the program if double-clicked.
Little Navmap can only connect to X-Plane using the Little Xpconnect X-Plane plugin which has to be installed as well.
The Little Xpconnect plugin is included in the Little Navmap archive
but can also be downloaded separately. See the included
Little Xpconnect directory for installation instructions.
The plugin is 64-bit only and is available for Windows, macOS and Linux.
3.6. Additional Programs¶
The downloaded Little Navmap archive contains two additional directories (or applications for macOS):
Little Navconnect: A complete copy of the program allowing remote
flight simulator connections for FSX, P3D and X-Plane.
Little Xpconnect: This is the 64-bit plugin that is needed for
Little Navmap or Little Navconnect to connect to X-Plane.