Elite Dangerous

Commander Avaery, 21 July 2019

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Elite Dangerous

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21 July 2019

Short Description

Custom User Interface Colours



Summary

This is the default User Interface colours for Elite Dangerous

I've played this game for two years and I didn't know the UI colours in Elite Dangerous could be changed until I saw someone's online stream.

The file override is located at the following location:

C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\Frontier Developments\Elite Dangerous\Options\Graphics\GraphicsConfigurationOverride.xml

This is the current theme I'm satisfied with posted by CMDR Alex Traut. It is a regal purple with a sandy brown highlight, perfect for an Imperial Cutter. It messes up the paint jobs in Outfitting, but it doesn't mess up the procedurally generated portraits. A lot more themes can be found on the official game forums.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" ?>
<GraphicsConfig>
    <GUIColour>
        <Default>
            <LocalisationName>Standard</LocalisationName>
	<!--	//	Medium Purple / Sandy Brown
		//	"Royal" Contributed by CMDR Alex Traut
		//	Friendlies: Pale Green
		//	Hostiles: Blue Violet
		//	Notes: Royal purple and magenta UI base with gold highlights. Paint jobs look whack in Outfitting, but portraits are near-perfect.	-->
		<MatrixRed> 0.3, 0, 1 </MatrixRed>
		<MatrixGreen> 0.25, 1, 0.25 </MatrixGreen>
		<MatrixBlue> 1, 0, 0 </MatrixBlue>
	</Default>
    </GUIColour>
</GraphicsConfig>
									

Probably a good thing to record this as I'll forget later. The custom colours really add to the immersion.

Other HUD configs I experimented with:

<!--	//	Purple / Yellow v1
	//	Contributed by Vindicator	-->
<MatrixRed> 0.31, 0, 1 </MatrixRed>
<MatrixGreen> 0, 1, 0 </MatrixGreen>
<MatrixBlue> 1, 0, 0 </MatrixBlue>



<!--	//	Purple / Candy Pink	-->
<MatrixRed> 0.71, 0.14, 2 </MatrixRed>
<MatrixGreen> -0.9, 1.23, 0.41 </MatrixGreen>
<MatrixBlue> 1.26, -1.05, 0.7 </MatrixBlue>



<!--	//	Medium Purple / Sandy Brown
	//	"Royal" Contributed by CMDR Alex Traut
	//	Friendlies: Pale Green
	//	Hostiles: Blue Violet
	//	Notes: Royal purple and magenta UI base with gold highlights. Paint jobs look whack in Outfitting, but portraits are near-perfect.	-->
<MatrixRed> 0.3, 0, 1 </MatrixRed>
<MatrixGreen> 0.25, 1, 0.25 </MatrixGreen>
<MatrixBlue> 1, 0, 0 </MatrixBlue>



<!--	//	Medium Purple / Sandy Brown Modified
	//	Modified by CMDR Avaery based on "Royal" Contributed by CMDR Alex Traut	-->
<MatrixRed> 0.34, 0, 1 </MatrixRed>
<MatrixGreen> 0.1, 0.8, 0 </MatrixGreen>
<MatrixBlue> 1, 0, 0 </MatrixBlue>
									


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