Release Trade Computer Extension Mk.II

hey again,

got 2 false markets today while playing.

System = Procyon
market 1 = Mallory Survey
market 2 = Schade Horizons

at Mallory Survey, event reporter stated that incorrect name match had happened but not on Schade Horizons. After getting False Market, i restarted TCE and was then able to update the markets with the connect button.

thanks again :) keep up the great work Eventure :)

That can happen, if the ED Companion app, where EDMC getting the market data, lags behind the journal log, which is normally faster.
Wait some seconds and try the connect button again. The Event Reporter will show the detected difference with the next update.

The next update will also reduce the required time when saving new markets (~10x faster), fixes some smaller display issues at the Trade panel and optimizing some background workers.
 
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That can happen, if the ED Companion app, where EDMC getting the market data, lags behind the journal log, which is normally faster.
Wait some seconds and try the connect button again. The Event Reporter will show the detected difference with the next update.

The next update will also reduce the required time when saving new markets (~10x faster), fixes some smaller display issues at the Trade panel and optimizing some background workers.

cool no worries :) thanks for the quick reply :) awesome job :D
 
The next update will also reduce the required time when saving new markets (~10x faster), fixes some smaller display issues at the Trade panel and optimizing some background workers.

Whoa, that a significant improvement in optimising updates, nice.
 
First want to say nice work on this, pretty cool stuff. Thanks for doing it.

I have set this up and and EDMC and I believe all is working well so far.

A few questions on things, I think the first 2 are related.

The connect button/auto connect feature, what is this, what is it doing? Am I sending my data to a website or downloading from a website or what is happening? Its not quite clear what this functions is actually doing or needed/not needed to me.

How to I keep my local prices updated? does this happen automatically whenever I land once I have a market in the trade computer? If not what do I need to do to be sure I have the current info from places I am frequenting.

The EDMC program, do I need to run this every time I restart my computer before running the Trade computer? Or do I simply only run it the first time as directed in the brief tutorial here and then never need to touch that again and simply start the trade computer and then ED? I ran the EDMC and I believe everything went fine with it, I'm just not sure if after shutting down my computer and coming back another day do I need to run that program first every time.

Thank you.

Hi, sorry for the late reply, but your post was displayed with some delay.

The "Connect" button is the way to easily get all available data about the trade market, you currently are.
TCE uses EDMC in the back (it is not required to run EDMC in the back) to store all provided data, like commodity data, available outfittings and shipyard content.
EDMC getting the data directly from the official ED Companion app. You can disable the price upload feature to EDDN at the Options panel.

Updating your stored prices is done by TCE-Relay. You can use the build-in interface at the launcher. Open the TCE-RELAY window and select "UPDATE PRICES".
TCE-Relay updates thereafter all outdated prices automatically. An update of your price data once before you launch TCE is enough.

As stated above, EDMC is not required to run actively. You have to setup it up once with your proper credentials and that's it. TCE will notice you, if EDMC has to be updated. Then you have to start it once again.
 
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Full-Version [1.5.4] released:

Changelog:
- Added compatibility for ED 1.8/2.3.
- Added increased performance when adding a market at the Market Database panel.
- Added increased performance when searching a trade route at the Route Finder panel.
- Added both market names info, if TCE reports "False Market" on connect.
- Fixed the redeem bounty event. Removing all previously open bounty entries on transfer.
- Fixed a rare issue showing the taskbar while saving a market at the Market Database panel.
- Fixed some smaller display issues at the Trade Overview panel.
- Fixed an issue when creating a starter database with TCE-Relay at the launcher.
- Fixed spelling issues of some star systems.
- Fixed a rare issue with the EDMC_Hangar.csv, if empty.
- Fixed an issue when updating the influence level's by hand, showing the current system faction list afterwards.

Notes:
This full version requires a new installation of TCE and a transfer of the databases from a previous version. Do not install this full version over your old.
Please check here, how to install a new full version, when used an older version before.
1. Rename current TCE folder (e.g. D:\TCE.old).
2. Install new full TCE Version (e.g. D:\TCE).
3. Run the TCE Launcher.
4. Select Database -> Transfer -> Choose old folder (D:\TCE.old).
5. After scanning, select Start Transfer.
If you find an error, please report and use the Report an Error button at the launcher and don't forget to copy the error details.

I like to remind any user, who wants to use TCE in russian, french or spanish, to help in translating the
latest commodities and interface phrases at OneSky.
Thanks in advance.
 
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Update [1.5.4.1] released:

Changelog:
- Added suppression of auto-connect, if a rare commodity is in cargo.
- Added all missing spanish translations for commodities and interface phrases.
- Added info of EDMC status, when trying to receive online player data at the launcher.
- Added ability to delete open bounties at the Personal panel.
- Fixed an error when showing the star system details at the Cartography panel.

Note:
Copy all files and folders from the update into your TCE installation folder to update your version.

I like to remind any user, who wants to use TCE in russian, to help in translating the
latest commodities and interface phrases at OneSky. Thanks in advance.
 
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Anyone, who experience an error at the system detail view of the Cartography panel should reload the V1.5.4.1 update to fix the issue.
Thanks.
 
I was going to raise some bugs after playing with the new version this morning, but then there's an update and my problems have magically gone away. I must say this latest update does make things a little quicker, just opening windows and the like. Great work Eventure. :D
 
Is there a way to disable the window that appears when you scan a new star or planet? I don't want to take pictures of every single thing I scan because that's really time consuming and annoying.
 
For anyone having issues with it tabbing out in Windows 10, It works for me now i'm running on compatibility mode for windows 8, and as admin. Right click the exe, in compatibility tab of properties.

*And sorry Eventure for all the emails in Report Bugs while I was trying to figure this out[haha]*
 
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1541 working very well Eventure! [yesnod]

The new faction panel seems to be working as expected. Thanks for that!

I did get one error on transferring my database. I think it popped when it was on logbook or personal. If you need my old or new db, let me know.

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*edit: Any chance you could break out the factions button and put it next to the cartography button or next to the notes button in the main UI?
 
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Might be a stupid question, i'm a bit out of the loop, haven't played for a while but I was wondering how does TCE handle joining multi crew ?

I mean doesn't it get mixed up when you jump halfway across the galaxy without your ship ?

If the ship you've joined goes to a system and lands at a station you have not visited yourself can you add the star/system/station/market ?

If Eventure managed to anticipate and code all of these situation in advance I am truly in awe !!!
 
For anyone having issues with it tabbing out in Windows 10, It works for me now i'm running on compatibility mode for windows 8, and as admin. Right click the exe, in compatibility tab of properties.

*And sorry Eventure for all the emails in Report Bugs while I was trying to figure this out[haha]*

Np, I running W10 also, but didn't have such issue. Please try to activate aero mode if off.

Might be a stupid question, i'm a bit out of the loop, haven't played for a while but I was wondering how does TCE handle joining multi crew ?

I mean doesn't it get mixed up when you jump halfway across the galaxy without your ship ?

If the ship you've joined goes to a system and lands at a station you have not visited yourself can you add the star/system/station/market ?

If Eventure managed to anticipate and code all of these situation in advance I am truly in awe !!!

TCE should handle it, but ofc it wasn't tested. Please report, what happens if you expierence any issue. Need your journal log too, if it is the case.

1541 working very well Eventure! [yesnod]

The new faction panel seems to be working as expected. Thanks for that!

I did get one error on transferring my database. I think it popped when it was on logbook or personal. If you need my old or new db, let me know.


*edit: Any chance you could break out the factions button and put it next to the cartography button or next to the notes button in the main UI?

Fixed the issue with the next update.

Bringing the button to the front ui would break the visual style and the UI is already a bit overcrowded with buttons, so I have created a alternate design of the UI,
which could be better to add additional button/informations in the future.

Here is what I have in mind:
NewUI.jpgNewUI_Details.JPG

Feel free to share what you are thinking about.
 
Bringing the button to the front ui would break the visual style and the UI is already a bit overcrowded with buttons, so I have created a alternate design of the UI,
which could be better to add additional button/informations in the future.

Here is what I have in mind:

Feel free to share what you are thinking about.

Hi Eventure

Looks good - obviously with the additional functionality that you are now putting into TCE you will need a more compact UI to accommodate the increase in the number of controls.

Personally though I liked the earlier compact interface which you designed but dropped when you moved to SQLite. This had a more streamlined look and integrated better with ED than the current version imho.
 
Np, I running W10 also, but didn't have such issue. Please try to activate aero mode if off.

TCE should handle it, but ofc it wasn't tested. Please report, what happens if you experience any issue. Need your journal log too, if it is the case.

Fixed the issue with the next update.

Bringing the button to the front ui would break the visual style and the UI is already a bit overcrowded with buttons, so I have created a alternate design of the UI,
which could be better to add additional button/informations in the future.

Here is what I have in mind:

Feel free to share what you are thinking about.

Looks good to me, but then I'm easily pleased. :D
 
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Here is what I have in mind:

Feel free to share what you are thinking about.
That looks interesting.

It got me thinking about having 'less used' icons at the end/edges, but then each person probably has buttons they use a lot and others they don't, based on what they use TCE for. Could there be a way to arrange where each button is in the UI? I don't mean all over the screen, but just the order. Like if I want personal, minimap, and cartogoraphy in the far right, say position 10, 11, 12 (the last three), can I select them to be there? Although the trade/connect should probably be fixed where they are, imo.
 
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