Companion Apps for Elite:Dangerous 
26.1.15, 08:37 - Elite Dangerous
I've seen this App called Elite:Dangerous in the App store of my hated apple phone... what shall I say: it is broken :( The login does not work at all. A complete waste of time!
But I've also seen a video from a guy controlling his ships speed with his Android tablet.
How is this done? The answer is "Power Grid" It's a (free) application for your tablet / smartphone, that presses keys (and a lot more) on your PC. Very intuitive, good looking. working!
Sometimes you need to change the predefined keys, as you changed them in your Elite game direkt... so the submitted key by your phone has to be "fitting" (for example communication is set on Key '2' in my Elite game, a predefined grid suggestes 'c').

A first attempt to build something similar with my (rreeeaaaaally old) Palm III failed, as E:D only accepts keypresses through directinput, not over a little C program converting the serial COM1 line to keypressings (which, btw, workes with all other desktop programs ;) )

But (!) I still use my Palm to present GALNET News ...
Right now the Palm is connected to LCDsmartie, showing a RSS feed from Galnet news site (Tip: use to create the feed ( ), use LCDsmartie and PalmOrb to show the feed on the Palm IIIc)

and live with a 4x20 emulated display on the Palm IIIc :

I think its time to think about buying a cheap 50€ android tab, just for this purpose ...

have fun


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