The macro settings of Excels Trust Center should stay on “Disable all macros except digitally signed macros” or place TCE into a trusted folder of your Excel version.
Borderless window mode of Elite Dangerous.
'Run As Administrator' checked for desktop shortcuts.
WHAT IT DOES NOT:
Modding Elite Dangerous, except AppConfig.xml to access position data.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
Question: Do i really need Microsoft Excel, or can i use similar free software like OpenOffice or LibreOffice? Answer: TCE needs Microsoft Excel. All other free versions are not compatible yet in case of VBA code.
Question: Okay, i have Elite Dangerous installed and Excel too. How do i install TCE and EliteOCR correctly, so i can use it?
Answer: Download the TCE Full version installer, the newest update and EliteOCR. Install TCE, copy the update into the TCE folder and overwrite the existing TCE.xlsm. Extract the EliteOCR package to the predefined folder of TCE (TCE\EliteOCR). That's it.
First, you have to start the TCE_Setup.xlsm to create the required TCE.ini file, but before you have to select the 'Run As Administrator' option in the property tab of the shortcuts. Thereafter double-click your desktop shortcut for the setup. Select the required folder paths, the game and TCE language, a hotkey to hide/unhide TCE, if needed, and the Interface settings. After saving you can now double-click the shortcut on your desktop to start TCE.
Question: When I press "SAVE AND EXIT" at the setup, I get a "permission denied error 70". What i have to do? Answer: The setup wants to save the TCE.ini file, but Windows is blocking the procedure. Please open the property tab of the setup shortcut and TCE shortcut and select the 'Run As Administrator' option.
Question: Did TCE get's his data of stations and prices from an online database, or is it a strictly local database?
Answer: The database of TCE is primary local, but you can share your entered data with your friends via FTP too. You only need a FTP server (e.g. a Fritzbox). The access data of the server are entered into the Option panel and then you have to upload your local database to the server. Thereafter your recorded data got up- and downloaded automatically to the server, when saved. FTP access needs a little more time to save the data, towards local access. It depends mainly on your Internet connection speed.
Question: What I have to do, when a new update of Elite Dangerous is released?
Answer: Let the launcher update ED. When finished, close the launcher. Start TCE and wait, till it's ready. Thereafter start ED as usual. If you did it vice versa, then TCE gives a message to restart ED.
Question: What I have to do, when i got an error message?
Answer: Please give me some information's about what you have done to trigger the error, the code block (when pressing "Debug"), the error message itself and a screenshot of TCE with the message. That will be really helpful.
Question: I can see TCE only on my desktop, but not in Elite Dangerous? Answer: Please select the "Borderless Windows Mode" at the display options of Elite Dangerous.
Question: Okay, TCE is running fine, Elite Dangerous too, what i have to do, to use TCE with Elite Dangerous?
Answer: At the beginning you will notice, that TCE detected the star system, you are in. You can see this at the Logbook panel (Travel Log) and the Position Display at the left side of the interface. In addition, there is also the trade station noted, if the station has been recorded previously. When approaching an unrecorded station, you will see displayed at the Postion Display for example "Sol : Sector 23".
Before the colon the star system is noted, after the colon the position in the star system, thus "Sector 23". When you docked at the station, it is you first task to add the station to your database via Database > Stations. Fill all fields and thereafter the SAVE button appear at the top of the panel. Press it to store the data into your database.
The Position Display now shows you the entered station name, instead of the sector. Thereafter click on the COMMODITY button at the Main panel to open the commodity list. Open also the Commodities in Elite Dangerous. Now you can enter all data step by step the manual way or, if EliteOCR installed, make a scan of the screen to transfer the prices into TCE.
Select first, if want to make a 'CLEAN SCAN', which resets all prior recorded commodities to zero, or select ''UPDATE PRICES' to update prior recorded commodities only. Thereafter click on START OCR SCAN. Scroll down to the next page and click it again. After you entered or scanned all commodities, click on the SAVE button to store the data into the database. This is repeatedly done for all unrecorded station you encounter on your travels.
For further details, please read the HOW TO OPERATE section.
Question: What can i do, if a panel is too big or doesn't fit my resolution on my monitor?
Answer: Please select the button PANELS (under CONTROL) to view all panel settings. With the X/Y values you define the position of a panel, with the ZOOM value you set up the size. Click on SHOW, to display to panel, then adjust the values, till it fits your needs.
Question: EliteOCR doesn't work correctly or it produces an error, please help!
Answer: Firstly, check if you met the minimum requirements of EliteOCR (resolution 1680x1050, etc. Link: https://forums.frontier.co.uk/showth...light=eliteocr). Secondly, activate the OCR Process Window at the Options panel of TCE. If you reading an error at the debug window like "...Image too small...", here is the statement of Seeebek, creator of EliteOCR, for this problem: "Increasing FOV in game reduces the size of the significant part of the screenshot! Therefore you will easily get below the limitation. Use standard FOV (approx. 56)!"
Question: I got a Runtime Error 1004 at start up or when using OCR process, what is missing here? Answer: Please download a required Access Runtime for your Office version below and install it, if you receive an error.
Question: When I start TCE it only shows 'Waiting for Elite Dangerous. Please start the game or restart.' Where is the problem? Answer: The waiting message comes, if TCE can't find any position data in the Net Log file. Please do the following to fix the issue:
Edit your AppConfig.xml file, located in Elite Dangerous\Products\FORC-FDEV-D-####\ folder, if there is the entry VerboseLogging = "1" under <NETWORK section. It should look like that:
Question: I am using Windows 10 and getting an "Invalid Procedure Call or Argument" error on OCR scans. How to fix the problem?
Answer: Some Windows 10 users reported such an error and to fix the problem, please do the following:
1) Open a Command Prompt as Admin
2) type sfc /scannow
3) When that completes, shut down and restart PC
4) Uninstall Office fully
6) Install Office
V1.00: initial release
V1.10: Manual positioning of all panels.
V1.20: Bugfix Commodity Panel, Trade Range free to select, Jump Marker adjustments, Code optimizations, Developer Version (click on the name in the main panel to unhide Excel).
V1.21: Error fixing to all input areas.
V1.22: TCE adds VerboseLogging to AppConfig.xml automatically, when its missing.
V1.23: Database Commodity panel visual revise and bug fixed.
V1.24: Database correction for some commodities. Local database will be fixed at start.
V1.25: EliteOCR integration into Commodity panel.
V1.26: Bugfix in add VerboseLogging routine.
V1.27: Bugfix in EliteOCR export reader and Stars database panel. Also changed Station installation Bulletin Board to Repair.
V1.29: Excel 64bit compatible version and another bugfix in EliteOCR export reader
V1.30: Code improvements, Trade panel visual improvements, discontiuned protected version of TCE. The new standard version is the developer version. To unlock your protected database see notes in Download section.
V1.31: Code improvements, Hide Main panel, Orientation Main panel, discontinued Config.mdb, new ini file, processing information, pre-start configuration, bugfix installer
V1.33: Many optimizations and code improvements, introducing OCR language selection (you need the newest EliteOCR version), small Trade Scout panel fixes, Main panel (bottom) fixes and visual improvement. Database corrections and extension.
V1.34: Final panel positioning fix, language database added. First step in translating TCE to german and frensh: All commodities and categories are translated into the OCR language selected at Pre-Start or Options panel.
V1.36: Added 145 registered (150 total), 11.700 unregistered trade stations and 2.500 star systems (22,3k total), thanks to Maddavo's data support. Many code optimizations for better performance on larger databases. Bugfixes and optimiations in many panels. Added Star System Note panel to Panel Control. Added Landing Pad Size to stations information. Small UI fixes.
I am using Excel 2013 - getting this error - "Compile error in hidden module: SystemWindowCap. This error commonly occurs when code is incompatible with the version, platform, or architecture of this application"