Log Your Travels
One advantage of Elite Dangerous having such an incredible scale is we can explore any star system we wish. But, how do you keep track of such epic adventures? Enter Captain’s Log. This is an explorer’s dream.
There’s also EDDiscovery, which can track your Elite Dangerous travels, combat, trading, rank, commodities, materials, scans and all host of other data. It tells you which planets are high value and terraformable with little icons next to them, so you can be more efficient with your probing, streamlining some of the more tedious aspects of the game.
Map Out The Stars
The sheer number of star systems to explore in Elite Dangerous is simply staggering. Fortunately, there are a couple of resources that will help you to keep track of what’s out there.
Elite Dangerous Star Map has many routes, maps, expeditions and logs. It is also a good place to post your findings.
EDAstro is another great resource, with lots of galaxy maps and charts. All data is based on scanned bodies, and/or visited systems.
Keep on Top of Your Screenshots
For those who love taking screenshots while they explore the many different star systems on offer, the Screen Shot Changer mod adds the ability to save the current system name into the screenshot name when you hit F10.
It’s a simple improvement, but a significant one.
Engineer Materials, Data and Blueprints Tracker
EDEngineer tracks materials and data and also keeps track of blueprints, listing the current data/materials needed. This is a HUGE timesaver and allows Commanders to keep focused on the task at hand after the weary 2,000th jump in search of a part.
Monitor The Market
The Elite Dangerous Market Connector app can download your Commander’s details, along with system, faction, scan, and station data. It can then:
- Send station commodity market prices, other station data, system and faction information to the Elite Dangerous Data Network. This helps to keep many tools up to date, including eddb, Elite Trade Net, Inara, Thrudd’s Trading Tools, Roguey’s, and more.
- Save station commodity market prices to your computer. You can then load that you can load those prices into trading tools such as Trade Dangerous, Thrudd’s Trading Tools, Inara and mEDI’s Elite Tools.
- Save a record of your ship load-out to files on your computer that you can load into outfitting tools such as E:D Shipyard, Coriolis or Elite Trade Net. This allows you to share your current load-out and to experiment with any changes before you spend any cash.
- Send your Commander’s details, ship details, materials, and flight log to Elite Dangerous Star Map.