Release Elite G19s Companion app (with simulated space traffic control)

Thank you very much MagicMau, this is awesome sauce!
I'm using a G13 for main ship controls for quite some time now, but never really got your app running. Now I tried again and finally seemed to have done everything right. Can't claim to be a 3rd party app hater anymore, now where's that my third app that I'm certainly not going to ditch. Good job! :cool:
I love my G13 even more now than I ever did... (unfortunately Logitech seemed to have cancelled its production, and this is already my second one that I luckily got second hand from ebay).
 
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I'm new to this thread. While the orrery and everything works fine, it only appears in a small window. How do you get the orrery in the big window like in the OP? Or is it just a screenshot?

wow, I'm deep on my way to Beagle Point and this app came right in time. It's a bless! :)
 
Hi Frillop Freyraum

You need to go to Options/Visuals/Current Window then its resolution Multiplier.

If you want to maximise on one screen then select Maximise on display till its selects which monitor you want it on.

One tip is you can run multiple windows and have them on your games screen with selecting windows always on top.

Old video showing the display windows.

 
Hi Frillop Freyraum

You need to go to Options/Visuals/Current Window then its resolution Multiplier.

If you want to maximise on one screen then select Maximise on display till its selects which monitor you want it on.

One tip is you can run multiple windows and have them on your games screen with selecting windows always on top.

Old video showing the display windows.


Thanks. I accidentally just found it (by clueless fumbling around), but don't know how LOL
When using your path, I don't get Current Window but instead Open New Window or Window Defaults on the G13 display which doesn't help. Or do you mean somewhere else?
 
Thanks for the nice words and the video! Good luck on your trip to Beagle point! I hope to get there one day myself too.

By the way, personally I most often use the system tray icon to open new windows. On the bottom right of your screen, next to the wifi and volume icon, you will find a white Elite icon. If you right click it, there are options to open new windows in various sizes or full screen.
 
Yes, already found it, thanks. After I found the tab key for all menu entries, all the rest was pretty much self explanatory.

It's the easy access to the various music channels that's a mind saver for long trips like Beagle point. If I make it to and back in one piece, than not least because of this wonderful new assistant! :love:

It also has an unexpected positive side effect: I have configured the LGS (Logitech Gaming Software) to automatically boot with Windows, but since the USB part of my PC seems a bit broken, it sometimes won't correctly register with all kinds of annoying side effects for booting ED (like e.g. not finding all keys on my G13). I have set your app to automatically load with the start of the LGS, which means on every Windows booting as well. This seems to band aid my little problem! (y)

Here's a small question for now: In your OP I see the orrery with planets in different colours. Mine are all beige, including the stars. Is there a way to change that? Couldn't find anything regarding in the menus or in the LGS.
 
Here's a small question for now: In your OP I see the orrery with planets in different colours. Mine are all beige, including the stars. Is there a way to change that? Couldn't find anything regarding in the menus or in the LGS.
Thanks for your nice comments! Regarding the beige colouring, you might try the latest beta. I had an issue where newly discovered planets and stars were not correctly identified by the app (and thus all turned beige) - https://apps.magicmau.nl/Beta/EliteG19s-latest.msi
(or you can wait for the actual release which will be this weekend I think)
 
Hi Magic Mau

I know you have already made an amazing bit of software and like i have stated before, that its as essential to elite as voice attack. but been playing with a new toy, one of those Arduino based Ambilight clones from China (Colour Box). I know you have Ambilight compatibilty via Phillips Hue and the entertainment zones. Have you ever considered or looked into compatibility with the clones that use Ambibox or Prismatik? As the whole setup and 3 meters of LED's cost the less than the price of a Hue Hub.
Have included a video of it running below.
Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Rb-CuHqdLc
 
Hi Magic Mau,

I have a problem and hope you can help please. I use up to 6 screens connected to my PC at once for Elite.
  1. main HD monitor for EDSM, INARA, youtube etc
  2. 4K screen for Elite Dangerous
  3. 10" tablet via twomon SE in centre front - with your G19s app and 12 rainmeter buttons for elite tools and links
  4. 10" tablet via spacedesk attached to my chair on the left - with voice attack and rainmeter volume adjuster (and %), and mic input level.
  5. Android phone via spacedesk on the left behind the throttle - as a rainmeter directional audio output display (basically shows where any audio is coming out of, also acting as directional impact indicator in battles.
  6. Android phone via spacedesk on the right - with ED discovery
With the first three connected, everything runs fine and the G19s opens on the 3rd screen as expected. With anything else connected, Windows re-orders the display numbers and the G19s app ends up in random places, sometimes hidden behind rainmeter and/or other tools. When I find it and adjust to whatever number screen 3 is, it's then not set correctly if I don't load the other tablet and phones. It's a lot of faff caused by windows :(.

I've searched online and there isn't a way to force windows into keeping monitor numbers apparently. I tried deleting my registry Graphics Configuration and Connectivity but the issue just occurs again when +3 are connected. So, I would please, please, please like to ask if there's a way / hidden way to force Elite G19s to certain pixels so it's not tied to Windows dodgy monitor numbers. I've done that for the rainmeter overlays and Voice Attack with an in-line c# script and they're perfectly in place now.

Sorry for the long message (I'm a QA Engineer and have a habit of trying to explain everything - bit much sometimes lol).

Thank you and stay safe.
Evo.
 
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CMDR Evolution Have you considered using the Logitech Gaming software to display on the android tablets or phones. Before i got a G19 and G13 keyboards, i used to use it for two tablets (picture below)



But now just stick to onscreen displays from EDMC plugins, TC MK2 and my keyboard screens for G19 Companion App.

Source: https://i.imgur.com/9V9n0Pf.jpg


Links below for software

Arx Control

Logitech Gaming software
 
Thanks for the suggestion. Yeah, that was phase 1 of the set up but it's been getting improved since then. Here were some pictures from Jan 11th (it's been refined since then as well but it gives an idea of how it's laid out).

Here are two pictures with the G19 from October (although I've changed round the positions and layouts on the devices since then)



This is the general layout it has now, from a month ago:


Here's the last change I made to the centre screen and close ups of the tablets and phone connected to my PC (acting as monitors)



To use arx would unfortunately mean I lose the 12 desktop buttons for all the Elite tools and would mean G19s would have to run in much lower quality. Plus, arx over WiFi connection is less reliable than usb to display an image. Thanks for the suggestion though
 
With the first three connected, everything runs fine and the G19s opens on the 3rd screen as expected. With anything else connected, Windows re-orders the display numbers and the G19s app ends up in random places, sometimes hidden behind rainmeter and/or other tools. When I find it and adjust to whatever number screen 3 is, it's then not set correctly if I don't load the other tablet and phones. It's a lot of faff caused by windows :(.
Hi Evo,
It's something that was bothering me too, and I've been working on a fix. Unfortunately work was really busy lately so I still have it in beta (wasn't able to properly playtest it), but if you don't mind testing it a bit, you can download it from here: https://apps.magicmau.nl/Beta/EliteG19s-latest.msi

I've changed the way how the app tries to remember the screen and hopefully puts everything back where you would expect it!
 
Hi Evo,
It's something that was bothering me too, and I've been working on a fix. Unfortunately work was really busy lately so I still have it in beta (wasn't able to properly playtest it), but if you don't mind testing it a bit, you can download it from here: https://apps.magicmau.nl/Beta/EliteG19s-latest.msi

I've changed the way how the app tries to remember the screen and hopefully puts everything back where you would expect it!
Thank you so much Magic Mau!!!

I'm not able to test it until hopefully over the next few days. My w10 had an issue with its dwm.exe and trying to fix it has currupted my pc - I can't even get into windows at the moment :(. I've booked 3 days off work to get it sorted even if I need to reset it and will get back to you when I've been able to test it out o7.

Sorry to hear work has been so busy. Hope it settles down for you mate.

Stay safe and all the best,
Evo
 
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