Elite Dangerous Personal Assistant (EDPA)


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GameApplication Windows
Elite:Dangerous Application


As a pilot who plays exclusively in VR, a common frustration is having to type System names into the Galaxy Map, as well as needing to flip over to tools like https://inara.cz every time you need to find a Material Trader or Technology Broker. While an annoyance in the flat game, it's excruciating in VR, even with the advent of virtual desktops and keyboards. However, after some development, it became apparent that it may be useful to more than just VR players. The basic premise is that EDPA will track keybinds globally, and based on configuration, populate a list of systems. This list can then be navigated with "Prev" and "Next" keybinds, reading each one aloud. A "Type" keybind will simulate keyboard input and type out the system name. This is specifically intended for entry into the Galaxy Map search box. These keybinds can in turn be easily triggered by the likes of Voice Attack, Joystick Gremlin, Autohotkey or a space hamster trained to press keys on the appropriate olfactory command.

Features include:

  • A custom predefined list, either a manual TODO or imported from route finders like the Neutron Plotter.
  • Finding the nearest Material Trader / Tech Broker / Factors / Repair
  • Listing valuable (terraformable/earthlike/water/ammonia) bodies in a system that you have FSS scanned but not yet mapped
  • Automatic large ship detection. It will not send you to an outpost when in a large ship
  • Limits by range and supercruise distance
  • Parsing of historical journal files as well as real time tracking
  • Optional download of station and market data from EDSM's nightly dump
  • Find the best place and price to sell what is in your cargo hold
  • Receive suggestions on what to buy at your current station to close the trade loop with the last one



  • Oct 11, 2022 (HermitEngine) Defaulted material traders on agriculture stations to encoded traders.
  • Oct 11, 2022 (HermitEngine) Added functionality to find systems that contain factions that are in particular states. Added functionality to aid in massacre mission stacking and tracking.
  • Apr 24, 2021 (HermitEngine) Add trading tag as now it kinda supports that
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  • Apr 24, 2021 (HermitEngine) 0.2.0 release
  • Apr 11, 2021 (HermitEngine) Add Java dependency
  • Apr 10, 2021 (HermitEngine) Streamlined description and add image
  • Apr 10, 2021 (HermitEngine) First revision