This is just a short summary of the features; please refer to the full Commander's Log feature reference for a complete description with images and explaination.

Commander's Log

The commander’s Log is a comprehensive set of hooks and rules designed to capture the names of bodies in the Elite universe where strange and interesting stellar peculiarities exist. On every FSD jump or system scan, the bodies are examined to see if anything of interest should be reported so that further investigation can be carried out.

Highlights the following to the Cmdr

  • Systems containing 5 or more of the materials needed for FSD jumps (jumponium)
  • Landable planets with a terraform state
  • Landable planets with an atmosphere (Odyssey ready!)
  • Landable planets with rings (makes for great photos!)
  • Landable high gravity planets
  • Landable large planets
  • Planets with wide rings
  • Planets in close orbit
  • Planets with moons in the rings
  • Moons with moons (nested)
  • Really small bodies
  • Bodies with fast rotation
  • Bodies with fast orbits
  • Bodies with high eccentricity
  • Stars - close binary pairs
  • Stars - colliding
  • Stars with rings
  • Systems where a codex discovery was made
  • Ringed bodies with hotspots / geological POIs
  • Convert Screenshots

    The Convert/rename screenshots option activates the feature to convert bitmap images to png images in the folder Elite uses to capture images. Additionally, the file is renamed to something more useful which includes the date/time, system and body name.

    Live View

    Live view is linked to the current system in Elite and shows any notes you have recorded for this system. You can bookmark this system for your easy reference at a later date.

    When a commander jumps to a new system, the Commander’s log module will analyse the results of a DSS scan and report back any features of interest which are categorised and stored in a local database for later analysis.

    Additional Features

    Configure a UI to enable/disable settings/persist settings.
    Display of the signal sources in the system.

    Exploring the Commander's Database

    The database contains a rich set of information which can be searched.

    The Commander can:

  • Look for any of the “items of interest” features (nested moons, colliding binaries, etc)
  • Look for codex entries
  • Search in the scan events for Stars, planets and rings of interest (radius, atmosphere composition, etc)
  • Search for rings with hotspots / geological POIs

  • Database Tasks

    Database tasks tab allows the commander to clear out the portion of the database relating to journal scan events. This is useful so that a re-read/refresh of the journal logs can be performed. This is a safe operation and bookmarks, system notes are not affected.

    Import Elite Dangerous Journal Logs

    This option populates a local database with all the codex and scan events found in the journal logs.
    There is a wealth of information contained in these logs and some of it is very useful to collect – ie for mission route optimisation.

    Commander Log Settings

    The Commander can also tweak the settings of the module so that he can define what an “interesting” item means.

    Capture the journal entries as they are written by Elite. Optionally runs a database query to show a summary of the new system you are about to jump to and switch to the Explore Database whilst the jump is in progress.
    Another option switches to and activates the Live view tab so that signal sources can be seen, as well as the results of the scan analysis looking for “interesting” items.