Current Files

For your protection against malware/viruses, the table below shows the file sizes for the ZIPs and EXEs.
Future updates can be obtained directly via the included AutoUpdate.exe program.

Before Downloading

For the best experience please run Windows Update. There have been some significant changes if you haven't done this for a while and testing has shown that these updates are required.
Ensure your Windows clock is synchronised to the internet - which can be done from the Control Panel or by running the included ClockSync.bat (run as administrator).

 

Package Files

Either you are installing from scratch, updating a version with a patch (increamental update), or upgrading to a higher version.

File names with "_full.zip" indicate a complete, full download package. If you are having issues, please select this option to ensure you have everything you need to run Cougar Display.
File names with "_upgrade.zip" indicate an upgrade to the stated version, eg MFDCougar_23600_upgrade.zip would be a package to upgrade an existing version (23500) to version 2.36.0.0.
File names with "_update.zip" indicate an update or patch for the current full version, eg MFDCougar_23601_update.zip would be a package to apply increamental updates to the base version, eg update 2.36.0.0 to version 2.36.0.1.

 


Release notes:

This is series 2.x MFD Cougar display using Opengl 4.6 'core' profile.
64-bit and 32-bit binaries are included in this release.
Windows 11/10 64-bit, will likely need to install 64-bit Microsoft Access database engine 2010 (AccessDatabaseEngine_X64.exe) included in the full .zip package and also directly from Microsoft (see bottom of this page).

Previous 32-bit and (legacy v1.x series) versions are available in the archive for testing purposes.


Notices:

A troubleshooting utility is shipping with this application - EliteKeyTester.exe
This tool can be used to check why a certain key combination is not working with Elite Dangerous. Use it with EliteClient.zip utility (below). See troubleshooting guide

Odyssey changes:
For those playing Legacy Elite 3.8 Client, you'll need to change the journal filter in the Elite options section.

 

File name Notes ZIP File size EXE CRC 32 EXE file size Link
MFDCougar_23600_full.zip Full 64/32-bit package 130,692,742 bytes F20739C5 15,111,168 bytes version 2.36.0.0
MFDCougar_23600_upgrade.zip Upgrade 64-bit package 13,209,680 bytes F20739C5 15,111,168 bytes version 2.36.0.0

Please verify all files before you execute/open them, and scan with an up-to-date anti-virus package (I can not accept any liability for anything you download).

MFD Cougar Package zip contents

Older Files (64/32-bit)

For your protection against malware/viruses, the table below shows the file sizes for the ZIPs and EXEs.

File name Notes ZIP File size ZIP CRC 32 EXE file size Version
MFDCougar_23500_full.zip Full 64-bit package 123,593,273 bytes 110491C9 15,110,656 bytes version 2.35.0.0
MFDCougar_23500_upgrade.zip Upgrade 64-bit package 11,194,378 bytes D5AE70E2 15,110,656 bytes version 2.35.0.0
MFDCougar_23400_full.zip Full 64-bit package 123,765,688 bytes D5AE70E2 16,029,696 bytes version 2.34.0.0
MFDCougar_23400_upgrade.zip Upgrade 64-bit package 14,220,285 bytes D5AE70E2 16,029,696 bytes version 2.34.0.0
MFDCougar_23300_full.zip Full 32-bit package 93,607,355 bytes 2BF780F3 10,739,712 bytes version 2.33.0.0
MFDCougar_23300_upgrade.zip Upgrade package 10,332,891 bytes 2BF780F3 10,739,712 bytes version 2.33.0.0
MFDCougar_23200_full.zip Full 32-bit package 93,364,224 bytes D80013CD 10,739,200 bytes version 2.32.0.0
MFDCougar_23200_upgrade.zip Upgrade package 13,414,400 bytes D80013CD 10,739,200 bytes version 2.32.0.0

Please verify all files before you execute them, and scan with an up-to-date anti-virus package.


Utility Files

For your protection against malware/viruses, the table below shows the file sizes for the ZIPs and EXEs.

File name Notes ZIP File size ZIP CRC 32 EXE file size Link
EliteKeyTester.exe Keypress debug app -- -- 2,925,056 bytes version 1.000
EliteClient.zip Keyboard debug app 609,317 bytes 894C8D30 1,629,184 bytes version 1.0
LicenseCheck.zip License file debug app 603,682 bytes B16675C3 1,620,480 bytes version 1.008
CougarAutoUpdate.exe Updater app -- -- 3,104,256 bytes version 1.008
MFDWindowTest.exe Utility app 978,911 1F9B1B7C 2,760,192 bytes version 1.0.0.2
SAPITester.exe Utility app 1,196,391 bytes 4DC66CF2 2,768,896 bytes version 1.0.0.3
glTest.exe OpenGL (core profile) Test 4,136,960 bytes AF9D7826 4,640,768 bytes version 2.0.0.6
DirectInputTester.exe DirectX Joystick Utility 1,003,597 bytes 3A0F8333 2,686,976 bytes version 1.0.0.3

Please verify all files before you execute them, and scan with an up-to-date anti-virus package.


Windows 11/10 64-bit Microsoft Access ODBC Database Driver

For your protection against malware/viruses, the table below shows the file sizes for the EXE.
The included EXE is known to work, but a link to the latest official Microsoft 64-bit Access Database Engine 2010 Redistributable is also provided (select AccessDatabaseEngine_X64.exe).

File name Notes Date EXE file size Version MS Link
AccessDatabaseEngine_X64.exe 64-bit package - 28,634,416 bytes 14.0.6119.5000 Download Center
ACEODBC.dll driver 14 April 2020 353,504 bytes 14.0.7248.5000
Microsoft Access database engine 2010