Elite Companion App

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Status
Active
Date release
2015-11-28
Revision number
2.2.0
Required software
Visual C++ 2012 x86 redistributable, .NET Framework 4.6.1
Compatible with release
License
Free
Supported languages
English en
Platform
GameApplication Windows
Elite:Dangerous Application

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Small app that can also utilize the LCD screen on the G19s keyboard to show a news ticker, listen to Radio Sidewinder or play your favorite space playlists through Spotify Premium. Now also includes a Space Traffic Control simulator, that simulates local system's space traffic control, just for some ambience.

Originally built as an app for the Logitech G19s keyboard, it has grown into much more. Even if you don't have a G19s keyboard, you can still run the app in a separate little window and control it via your keyboard.

 

It shows local system info (by reading Elite's netlogs and feeding it through a custom EDDB api), streams music, has an integrated Spotify player, shows Youtube and Twitch videos, all from within an Elite look & feel.

 

The 2.0 update also brings Space Traffic Control, a simulated traffic control to add some ambience to SuperCruise (and also normal flight if you prefer).

 

Now also includes an Arx app, if you have Logitech Arx installed on your mobile or tablet.

 

Installation

  • The ClickOnce application will show a warning during installation that the publisher cannot be verified. Through "more options" and then "Install anyway", you can install it. I didn't pay for an official certificate, that's why you get the warning.
  • Windows firewall will probably ask to allow the app. Please do, it's got a tiny embedded webserver to allow the Youtube and Twitch mini-apps to work.
  • It will periodically check for updates automatically. You will notice the next time you start the app.

 

Tiny manual

  • If you have a Logitech G19s keyboard, you can use the buttons near the LCD screen to navigate the app.
  • If you do not have this keyboard, a window will pop up that shows the mini display. You can use TAB for menu, ENTER to select, and arrow keys to change the selection and finally ESC to escape from a sub-menu.
  • Options are stored in `C:\Users\YourName\AppData\Roaming\EliteG19s\options.json`. That's also the place where you can edit the various playlist options. Make sure that you have a backup, the file format is not very forgiving when you make a typo... For file paths, make sure you double up on the backslashes.

 

If you happen to run into a bug, please let me know. Via Twitter @MagicMau, or through Reddit /u/MagicMau. Or add me in-game and let me know there :)

 

I hope you enjoy using it as much as I did making it!

 

See you in the black, CMDR!


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History

  • Dec 13, 2016 (MagicMau) expanded the Arx support
  • Aug 23, 2016 (MagicMau) Version 2.2 released with support for uploading trade data to EDDN, flight log to EDSM and using multiple displays when using in a VR environment. See the Frontier forum link for more details.
  • May 17, 2016 (MagicMau) Updated to handle 2.1 log files
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  • Feb 28, 2016 (MagicMau) Now includes Arx support!
  • Jan 30, 2016 (wolverine2710) Add thread url link: "Elite G19s Companion app (with simulated space traffic control)"
  • Jan 1, 2016 (MagicMau) Happy 3302! The audio streamer now understands playlists (m3u, pls or asx) to get to the audio stream. This should make it easier to add streaming stations.
  • Dec 20, 2015 (MagicMau) New update - includes automatic screenshot converter, can resize the separate window with the Function keys, option to show local time instead of game time, and improved audio streamer to work better with Shoutcast streams
  • Dec 1, 2015 (MagicMau) Added tiny manual
  • Nov 28, 2015 (MagicMau) Added a direct link for installation. And did I already mention Space Traffic Control?
  • Nov 28, 2015 (MagicMau) Can run on Logitech G19s keyboards, also standalone, update for Windows 10, added Space Traffic Control!
  • Aug 18, 2015 (MagicMau) First revision

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