Change Log

Version Date Change
Version August 2021 Joystick button behaviour overrides Odyssey - displays weapon mods Bug fixes
Occasional crash when switching between custom panels
Mercenary rank fix
NASA audio script - uses Security voice rather than malevolent
Version July 2021 Added missing volume for Covas, Police and NPC voice synthesis
Version July 2021 Reduce memory footprint - EDDB Commodities deferred until needed
Recompile for 3GB support - allow more TTS voices to load
SpeechEvents - 4 new events added (Passenger Liner,Police/Security,Military,Search and Rescue chatter)
Odyssey - update 5 support
StylesMenu - supports the default carbon (dark grey) and Windows themes. Useful to switch to Windows theme if the carbon theme doesn't render properly.
Bug fixes:
SAPI.ini - bug fixes to the initial TTS voice detection.
Galaxy Map - fixed divide by zero bug when Mission Route Optimier has plotted a route.
Galaxy Map - display Orrey - fixed issue where the Route optimisation plotter starts the camera animation but when it gets too close to a node, the orrey shows instead of the completing the camera animation.
Orrery - fixed issue whereby orbit lines were not picking up their colours from the System Layout (Icon on / off colour attributes)
Version June 2021 Joystick processing uses DirectX input rather than Windows Joystick APIs
Fixes issue of sometimes not detecting Cougar Joysticks
Version June 2021 Flexible joystick assignments to consoles - allows assignments of custom made "Cougar" joysticks
Suit - now shows "shields on" graphic
Custom Panel - Odyssey status flags
Health/Oxygen (On Foot) - truncates health to max of 5 digits
Fuel gauge - better rendering
Bug fixes:
Fixed exception caused by voice effects system getting overwhelmed by too many voices
Status bits - key press - prevent multiple mouse clicks whilst first is still active
Speech Events - MissionFailed now retrieves correct phrases
Rank (custom panel) - no longer displays Odyssey ranks when in Horizons
Rank/progression events are always read from the journal
Nasa_script.txt - conversations were using Malevolent role voices instead of security role voices
Updated journal backpack events due to Odyssey patches
Version June 2021 Bug fixes - voice selection dialog fixes
Version June 2021 Speech Events Editor - can fully cusomise phrases and control when a speech event triggers
In-game Elite events generating speech will now use the voices defined by roles (station, system authority, maleviolent, everyone else)
Start FleetCarrier jump / Odyssey Book Taxi & Dropships - auto start countdown timers
Custom Panels can now have blank title(s) - resulting in no menu across the top
Bug fixes:
Odyssey - updated journal events and statuses following game release
Layout editor - button options (enabled/IcontextcolourOff) now persist to XML correctly
Altitude (custom panel) wasn't always working as intended
Altitude and Fule gauges - improved texture rendering (especially with large gauges)
Ship (custom panel) was drawn shifted due to panel title/menu area
Speech synthesis - fixed incorrectly applying pitch and filter effects to COVAS assistant voice
Auto update - now makes backups of potentially customised files
Version 1.901 May 2021 Bug fix - Role assignment - changing the number of displays
Background EDDB imports
Version 1.900 May 2021 Elite Odyssey support
Customisable weapon console active target animation delay
Dynamic volume assignment – ATC Radio chatter (via joystick / button press)
Dynamic Market custom panel (Import/Export commodities)
Odyssey Player Vitals custom panel (health/oxygen/temperature/gravity)
Odyssey suits/weapons statistics custom panel (credits,bought,sold,upgrades)
Hyperwarp custom panel – new animation sequence of starting FSD jump
FSSMaterials custom panel can display elements by name or symbol. Highlights materials with less than 50% of max capacity
Mission Log – can now import waypoints from text files
support for custom MFD hardware
CubeSim compatibility support
Autoshutdown when Elite closes
Layout Editor and key binding bug fixes
Version 1.800 April 2021 Custom panels – automatic menu system (to switch between custom panels) with hot keys
Custom panels – can assign keypress and background flashes on press
Landing pad assistant – can now reverse image
Low fuel warning (hyperspace jump, custom panels fuel gauge)
Fleetcarrier – Carrier statistics (finance) – human readable currency
FleetCarrier – uses TargetText font and colour from XML file
Windows Monitor scaling – no longer affects window size and positions
FSS / DSS scans – better noticeboard descriptions
Fix to COVAS assistant (wrong voice)
Version 1.700 March 2021 New feature: ATC space radio chatter - replacing NASA Space Radio chatter.
New: Custom panels - ship ident, ship manufaturer, Elite Ranks.
New: Additional icons in the MFDIconset.xml (Masslocked, FSD Cooldown, FSD Charging, Analysis mode, Supercruise (change of icon)
Cockpit Layouts - Icon text can be taken from OffColour attribute instead of OnColour attribute.
Heading Overlay - output in km rather than m but displaying as km; Can customise font size and colour (Commander's Log - Navigation tab)
Docking assistant - improvements to the logic and layout of megaship/fleetcarrier rendering
Commander's Log - added volcansim to the list of interesting items; fixed eccentricity threshold not being applied
Supercriuse - console - POI - No longer lists fleet carriers
NPC chatter - cached voice used with NPC pilot (up to 3 minutes)
Text to Speech - Can now choose audio playback device; NPC voices now have audio filters applied to them (same as Space Radio chatter simulation)
Shipyard - added missing cobra/cobra mkiv
Stabilty fix -When approaching orbital cruise, possible internal exceptions - noticeable when application closes.
Version 1.611 Feb 2021 New feature: Flight console - FSD Jump status lights Custom panel designer - Clone panels and send to back/front menu items added. Custom Panels - Stats - "SellDrones" added to journal events processor. Custom Panels - Nav Route - prints trip distance (LY). Custom Panels - Certain panels have optional colours derived from MFD_Layout.xml Custom Panel - exploration panel (version 2) pre-built
Version 1.610 Jan 2021 Custom panel designer - better screen user interface handling width/height input, Custom Panels - Materials - now shows materials of body when approaching orbital descent. FSS Discovery - now automatically updates when "all bodies found" event occurs. Game play - High gravity warning - on planet approach. Heading overlay window - now maintains Z order when active. Better multimonitor support - detecting and repositioning of display windows out of bounds from any monitor.
Version 1.600 Jan 2021 New feature: Custom panel creation; panel editor; MFD role assignments to displays.
Database upgrade - mission/route plotter now supports multiple cmdr accounts. Weapons console - ship targeting - Target text is centre aligned; engine / weapon pips displays retain their width:height ratios regardless of screen resolution. Shipyard now supports module sell/buy/swap/store journal events (it's not perfect, but the modules are now correctly tracked). Right and left click bring up menu from system tray icon. Bugs fixes: Journal location event fixes starpos decode issue. Orrery - fixes issue if system not in DB or EDSM. Improvement to orrery - uses either local database or EDSM to generate system, depending which has the most bodies.
Version 1.511 Dec 2020 Replaced Asp ship image (was a type 9 previously). Shield shader changes (aspect ratio improvements)
Version 1.510 Dec 2020 GalaxyMap bug fixes.
Version 1.500 Dec 2020 New feature: Shipyard. Blueprint analysis of modules and engineering levels.
Version 1.410 Nov 2020 Bug fixes: Journal decoding (cargo/limpets), plus additional debug switches added to Cougar.ini file. Update to CougarAutoUpdate.exe
Version 1.400 Nov 2020 New features: Max 4 courgar displays; Master volume control. Enhancements: Number of joysticks raised from 6 to 10. Solar system demo mode improvements (camera tracking/ system name). Bug fixes: Layout editor, Journal decoding, Icon button press, key press routines, MFD_Layout.xml fixes. Updated user manual with new features and enhancements - better explaination of the layout editor.
Version 1.310 Oct 2020 Improvements to AutoUpdate. Improved start-up logging. POI / Signal Sources / Station services - Font size is derrived from NoticeBoard attribute on the Exploration Layout. Journal Reader - fix Loadout cache parsing and saving. License file reading - deryption overflow fix. Misison Explorer - fixed Current ship display - cargo/pad size/fuel. Prevent EDDB import failures from crashing application. EDDB imports have been optimised for speed (and as a result Journal parsing has been optimised)
Version 1.300 Oct 2020 Fixed SRV graphic when driving SRV. Fixed planetary pixel shader flicking on/off. Fixes and improvements to AutoImport.exe. Fixes to the license file download code. Moved all logging into the Logs folder. Added a new debug.log file when starting up to display loading errors (eg license file, EDDB import). Better touch screen/table support - new entry in MFDCougar.ini to support refocusing on Elite window rather than touch screen after button press. Space radio chatter - GUI controls for Morse code volume, GUI for radio voice filters, GUI for NASA script (formerly in the MFDCougar.INI file). Prevent EDDB import failures from crashing application.
Version 1.201 Sept 2020 Paypal subscription option. Updated documentation and website. New Orrery UI, plus customisable background and shader support. Journal file reading/processing changes. Better missing journal file handing. Space radio chatter - control over volume of morse code beeps and timing of the radio chatter
Version 1.200 Sept 2020 Orrery (plus Galaxymap integration). Space radio chatter - display text. Display message when journal file is missing. Mission Log UI - Fleet carrier filter and locate high selling stations based on BGS state. Auto hide heading overlay when docked. Re-enabled Layout editor button. Transparent LCD support. Auto update support
Version 1.163 August 2020 Replacement uber effects pixel shader. Planet terrain effect was broken
Version 1.162 August 2020 Replacement MFD_Iconset.xml - not using both Left and Right Shift
Version 1.161 August 2020 Better touch screen support; Replacement MFD_Iconset.xml key binds
Version 1.16 August 2020 Simulated space chatter; Heading assistant (POI latitude/longitude); Galaxy Map route plotter - waypoints;Persist cmdr ship ident to registry;cache EDSM lookups
Version 1.15 July 2020 Exception on exit; Megaship/FleetCarrier landing pad assistant; Galaxy Map route plotter fixes; Font loading
Version 1.13 June 2020 Various fixes