MFD Cougar Display


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Elite:Dangerous Application


Extends Elite's cockpit instrumentation onto additional monitors. Connect Thrustmaster Cougars / touchscreen monitors for extra immersion. This app has so many features some of which include: Fleet Carrier support, Mission route optimiser, Mining gameplay extras, Piracy gameplay extras, Bounty hunting extras. Beautifully animates the screens for extra levels of realism.

Feature List

This is just a summary of the features. Please refer to the feature guide document for a full description of all the features,  or the user manual for comprehensive documentation.





Customisable Cockpit Displays


  • Cougar users can use the rocker switches to change aspects of the display dynamically
  • Almost zero configuration. A single click of the mouse is all that is needed
  • Runs minimised in the system tray.
  • Simply click on the icon to bring up the menus to reconfigure settings, position windows, etc.



Text to Speech Synthesis


  • Brings Elite Dangerous to life by making NPCs ‘talk’.
  • Multiple pirates (up to 5 simultaneously) are given different (user defined) voices for automatic speech synthesis.
  • Assign a unique synthetic voice as an assistant to your Elite COVAS voice.
  • Assign a unique synthetic voice to use used by system authorities / police.


Visual and Audio Information Announcements

Performs cargo limpet checks when undocking:

  • Prospector and cargo limpet controller
  • Recon and repair limpets
  • Hatch breaker limpets
  • Crew member check for ships with SLF fighter hangar
  • Conflict Zone warning
  • Anarchy system warning
  • High security system warning
  • Compromised nav beacon announcement
  • Hazardous Resource Extraction Site announcement
  • High value targets announced – see piracy
  • Hot Target announcements – see mercenary
  • Low fuel level warningsv
  • Docking rejection warnings, including the reason for refusal
  • Notoriety level warnings
  • Criminal activity warnings
  • Capital ship presence


Visual Aids


  • Landing pad docking assistant
  • Mining assistant – information on prospected asteroids
  • Docking assistant – information on available services
  • Target ship assistant – shield/hull health, legal status, Cmdr name, human player indicator
  • Notification of impending (NPC) interdiction
  • Notification of remaining jumps to final destination
  • Notice board with the 10 most recent announcements


Fleet Carrier Support


  • Audio and visual warning of impending decommission
  • Tracking of carrier finances
  • Tracking of carrier crew/roles



Mission Running Game play additions


  • Use the Mission Explorer module to optimise routes
  • Auto calculate the fastest route between systems
  • Auto searches for optimal station to buy mission cargo



Piracy / Mercenary Game play additions


  • Ships equipped with cargo manifest scanners – visual and audio indication of ships with high value
  • cargo (this feature is currently waiting for Frontier to address a missing event in the Journal logs)
  • Targets with a bounty are highlighted and announced
  • Entry into High security systems is announced
  • Hatch breaker linpet checks on undock


    Bounty Hunting Game play additions


  • Record and search for systems with Compromised Navigation Beacons (CNB) and Hazardous Resource Extraction sites (HAZ Res)
  • Missing SLF pilot check and announcement

    Mining Game play addition

    Ships equipped for mining:
  • Limpet check reminder upon undocking
  • Tracks minerals refined (per session)
  • Tracks current limpet count (per session)
  • Display of the cargo total, remaining limpets and materials refined
  • Mining assistant – information on prospected asteroids
  • Hostpot record and search - automatically shows on jump


    Exploration Enhancement


  • Graphical effect for planetary landings
  • Automatic switching to suitable consoles when in Analysis mode
  • Automatic screenshot to PNG converter, including renaming the files
  • Commander’s Log – Captures a log of strange and interesting systems encountered on your journey.
  • Automatic console switching
  • Search and record POI signal sources
  • Bookmark star systems



Simplified Configuration


  • One - click automatic key binding and synchronisation between Elite and EDCD application.
  • With once click, all the key bindings required by this application are brought over to Elite by replacing unused bindings, or, as a fall-back, secondary keyboard bindings.


    Customisable COVAS Assistant Voices


  • Select your preferred Windows TTS voice to accompany COVAS.
  • Select other voices for system authority vessels and select/deselect voices for use by NPCs.
  • Built-in utility included for voice selection and testing.
  • Methods available for the possible expansion of available voices for all users of Windows 10! See the separate guide on this topic.



Flexible Screen Layouts


  • Position the output windows on any monitor.
  • Re-size the windows and margins so that the rendered output matches the dimensions of the secondary monitors.
  • Switch roles between the consoles.
  • Adjustables:
  • Plenty of tweakable settings to adjust colours and layout positioning and element sizing.
  • Add / remove icons, rebind keys, show or hide labels




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