Installation & Setup

Jonathan Harris edited this page Dec 19, 2016 · 22 revisions

Installation

Mac:

  • Requires Mac OS 10.10 or later.
  • Download the .zip archive of the latest release.
  • The zip archive contains the EDMarketConnector app - move this app to Applications or wherever you want it.
  • Double-click on the app to run it.

Windows:

  • Requires Windows 7 or later.
  • Download the .msi package of the latest release.
  • Double-click on it to install.
  • Run Elite Dangerous Market Connector from the Start Menu or Start Screen.

Setup

The first time that you run the app you are prompted for your username and password. This is the same username and password combination that you use to log into the Elite: Dangerous launcher, and is required so that the Frontier servers can send the app your data and the data for the station that you are docked at.

You can also choose here what data to save (refer to the next section for details), whether to “Update” Cmdr and station data automatically on docking and/or with a hotkey, and whether to attach your Cmdr name or a pseudo-anonymized ID to the data.

You will be prompted to authenticate with a “verification code”, which you will shortly receive by email from Frontier. Note that each “verification code” is one-time only - if you enter the code incorrectly or quit the app before authenticating you will need to wait for Frontier to send you a new code.

If you are not prompted to authenticate, but instead see the message “Error: Invalid Credentials” then choose the menu option EDMarketConnector → Preferences (Mac) or File → Settings (Windows) and double-check your username and password.

Output

This app can save a variety of data in a variety of formats:

By default these files will be placed in your Documents folder. Since this app will create a lot of files if you use it for a while you may wish to create a separate folder for the files and tell the app to place them there.

Some options work by reading the Elite: Dangerous game's “journal” files. If you're running this app on a different machine from the Elite: Dangerous game then adjust the “E:D journal file location” setting on the Configuration tab to point to the game's journal files.

EDDN

  • Station data
  • System and scan data
    • Sends general system information and the results of your detailed planet scans to “EDDN” from where you and others can use it via online prospecting tools such as eddb, Inara, etc.
    • You can choose to delay sending this information to EDDN until you're next safely docked at a station. Otherwise the information is sent as soon as you enter a system or perform a scan.

EDSM

You can send a record of your location to Elite: Dangerous Star Map where you can view your flight log under My account → Exploration Logs and optionally add private comments about a system. You will need to register for an account and then follow the “Elite Dangerous Star Map credentials” link to obtain your API key.