Welcome to Cougar Display
Elite Dangerous Cougar Display (ED:CD) is a graphical enhancement for PC users of Elite Dangerous and Elite Dangerous Odyssey (third party tool).
ED:CD is an OpenGL application designed to run on a second screen or USB monitors and is best used with a pair of MFD Cougars or touch screen monitors.
If you don't have those, then a tablet or second monitor with keyboard / mouse will work just fine too.
Using the Elite APIs, the application is able to add that extra layer of immersion and render good looking images from in-game events.
Design your own custom cockpits.
Customise the layouts, change colour schemes.
Simple key binding options.
No need for T.A.R.G.E.T software.
No 3rd party software needed.
Configure your ship's text to speech voice, as well as NPCs.
Real-time animation of in-game events.
Support for fleet carriers, mining, ship targeting, SLF launching, engineering, orrery and much more!
Display additional and helpful information back to the commander.
Mission Optimiser / Commodity Search
Calculates the most efficient route between star systems as each new mission is accepted or completed.
Fully automated and in real-time, a list of optimal destinations are shown to the commander.
Whilst en-route, visit stations to buy mission commodities - integrated into the optimiser.
Visualise routes with an integrated galaxy map route plotter.
Analyse your Exploration
Record and discover intersting items from the journals during your exploration of the galaxy so you can take a closer look.
Quickly locate stellar items of interest.
Customise the settings to suit individual commanders.
Auto convert screenshots to PNG and add system location to the filenames.
Bookmark systems for quick reference.
Separate view window with discrete areas for NPC chat, player chat, wings and squadron messages.
Simplifies the display of messages by resizing the space for viewing them to make them more readable.
Optional Hardware / Resources
Here you can find links to tools and resources which can help you customise your Elite Dangerous cockpit display.
Find monitors, touch screens and other devices (such as MFD Cougars) and integrate them into exciting cockpits for extra realisum.
Read up on the research others have done, build upon their ideas, or even add a few of your own using third party tools from the web.
You'll find links to all of these below... Fly safe Commander o7
Adds an extra layer of immersion by making the application more interactive as a tool.
Thrustmaster MFD Cougar User manual
Thrustmaster Cockpit setup document
• CMDR HighwayWarrior's LCD assembly blog
• LCD mounting ideas Klutch
• Full custom cockpit Mudspike
• Custom Cougars with screens CubeSim. Really neat and beautifully made.
• How to build your own button box YouTube
• Cockpits built with Cougar Display Gallery
Black plastic sheets can be cut to fit the size of the monitors to give a custom look to the cockpit display...