Elite Dangerous HUD Mod (EDHM)


Compatible with release
Creative Commons
Supported languages
English en
GameApplication Windows
Elite:Dangerous Application


Customised HUD colours without XML changes

As you know, Elite has a default orange HUD. Over the years, CMDRs found a way to alter the HUD via an XML modification.   However, the XML method has widespread unintended effects on many other important elements, such as the colour of ships on the radar, and pilot portraits.   This mod enables precise colour changes to almost any element on the HUD without the annoying side-effects of the XML method.   It also functions to change the cabin lighting to any colour, or even bi-colour if you prefer. We've also dimmed some of the dashboard lights that shine directly in your face, to reduce eye fatigue.


Version 2.0 (Odyssey) Beta

The beta for EDHM Odyssey has started. Front HUD only, the panels will take a few months as they have completely changed since Horizons.


The Odyssey version is an Advanced version of EDHM, whereby you can set the RGB colours for every element on the HUD.

Beta files are available on the EDHM Discord


Version 1.51 Final Update for Horizons

• Add XML colours to your panels
• Apply the XML colour matrix to elements on the HUD (that you choose)
• OwnCarrier Highlight on the Nav panel (to make it easier to find your carrier in busy systems)
• Explorer Mode dims all internal lights in exploration vessels (Phantom, Anaconda, AspX, DBX, also KMII, Cutter)
• Change colours or turn off supercruise speed lines and snow/dust
• Clean the canopy windows
• Night vision colour options
• Can reload any changes you make to .ini files with F11 (Dev mode no longer required)


Version 1.4 major update:  

  • 19 Cabin/cockpit lighting colours
  • 19 Distributor styles
  • 20 CHUD colours (combat HUDs) plus a new bird-of-prey CHUD style
  • 15 Radar colours
  • 10 Targeting reticles
  • 15 Shield colours
  • 15 OwnShip hologram colours plus a new Tron hologram
  • 15 Panel line colours


  • 10 full preset profile

  Included is a Panel Opacity booster hotkey for times when the sun/starlight is shining on the panels


v1.32: Major update to improve FPS. Should also fix the stuttering some CMDRs were reporting


v1.21: Now with three targeting reticle options, 15 cabin lighting options, various bug fixes



  • Jul 13, 2021 (psychicEgg) v1.51 Update for Horizons, v2.0 Beta for Odyssey
  • Dec 30, 2020 (psychicEgg) Update to v1.4
  • Nov 11, 2020 (psychicEgg) Updated to v1.32
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  • Nov 11, 2020 (psychicEgg) Updated to v1.32
  • Oct 4, 2020 (psychicEgg) Updated mod to v1.21
  • Sep 27, 2020 (psychicEgg) Added video link
  • Sep 27, 2020 (psychicEgg) First revision


Creator of 3dmigoto, DarkStarSword