3rd Part Apps: Temporary Shutdown

Edit: As of 7pm GMT this has been resolved.

As reported on the Frontier website and Reddit:

Dear Elite: Dangerous Community,

We are the developers of third-party tools for Elite: Dangerous, and we are taking them offline to call attention to a request for more formal support of our efforts from Frontier. We will remain offline from Thursday the 27th of April 12:00 UTC until Sunday the 30th of April 12:00 UTC.

Our third-party websites and tools are used on a daily basis by many tens of thousands of players, and they generate millions of page views every month. We believe that our tools greatly enhance the game playing experience, and yet we often feel that Frontier does not actively encourage the effort that goes into supporting their game with these tools. We believe they can and should improve on this situation by maintaining clear and open communication with the third-party developer community.

There is currently no easy way for us to request features and support that will benefit the community as a whole, and there is often no warning from Frontier when a game update will alter or break existing APIs that we rely on. This places a significant extra burden on third-party tool makers to work around these issues and to fix our tools. Repeated requests for support and bug fixes are made, but there is frustration caused by an apparent lack of progress on those.

We apologise for the inconvenience to you, the user of our third-party tools, but we feel that this action is the only way to make Frontier clearly understand the huge disconnect between the high level of support that the players (their customers) have for third-party tools, and the lack of consistency from Frontier in effectively fostering third-party development. Modern games thrive on an active and vibrant third-party ecosystem, because no game developer can do everything by themselves. As much as we would love to see the features of various third party tools incorporated into Elite: Dangerous itself, we realize that Frontier’s developer time and resources are limited, and we are happy to provide our tools freely to the community. In turn, however, we need Frontier to acknowledge that third-party tools are an important part of your playing experience and act accordingly. The alternative is that tools such as these may disappear entirely as third-party developers give up on donating their time and effort to make Elite: Dangerous better.

If the lack of this tool has reduced your ability to play or your enjoyment of Elite: Dangerous then please let Frontier know in this thread or the Reddit post. The more players who share their stories, the more Frontier will be able to see the value of supporting the third-party development community which has brought you this tool and so many others.

Thank you for your support!



Bug Update: 2.3.02

Edit: This issue as of 3:37pm has now been fixed.

There’s a reported bug in the current 2.3.02 update that could cause the failure to engineer a module (upon request) whilst at the same time using the materials you have collected. Frontier have confirmed they are looking at the problem and any update will appear on this post.

Patch Update: 2.3.02

On the 27th April at 10am Frontier will be updating the game with a small patch to fix a number of issues. You can see these listed below. You can see all patch notes for point releases in the game by clicking here.

Stability Fixes

• Fixed a crash that could occur in Capital Ship encounters
• Fixed a crash that could occur under various circumstances, such as when alt-tabbing and loading the game

• Reverted 2.3’s increase in faction influence from redeeming bounty vouchers

General Fixes & Tweaks
• Fixed an issue with a vessel’s total value not reflecting changes when outfitting modules

• Fixed an adjudication server disconnection from passenger missions

Patch Update: 2.3.01

Today at 1:18pm Frontier announced the release of the first patch update to the 2.3 The Commanders (PC and Mac changes only) You can see the notes in the link above or below:

Note: Servers should be functioning again at 4pm.

Stability Fixes

  • Fix to prevent a crash under some network conditions, that could occur when arriving in a session just as another player jumps away
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when the helm initiated a supercruise jump while a Multi-Crew player was in a fighter
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when cancelling a docking request when you have a docking computer installed

General Fixes & Tweaks

  • Fixed an issue which created low resolution stars when exiting hyperspace
  • Fixed an issue whereby gas giants would be incorrectly assigned a star texture in the system map when zooming out
  • Addressed a large framerate drop that could occur when a friend logs in
  • Various text fixes
  • Various localisation updates
  • Fix some Engineer bookmarks not being set when issuing invitations
  • Missing GalNet articles have been fixed
  • Farmed salt from the community for usage later.
  • Addressed an issue causing Commanders to resurrect in Eranin instead of on a Planet Base near Colonia


  • Fixed some audio issues related to settlements
  • Addressed some audio popping that could occur when near Moisture Farms
  • Fixed missing audio dialogue in training missions
  • Various ship related audio fixes

Galaxy and System Map

  • Fixed an issue whereby galaxy and system map popups were offset on resolutions other than 1920×1080


  • Fixed welcome mission not appearing for the Horizon Sidewinder starting package
  • Fixed an issue whereby a certain welcome mission was not generating correctly
  • Fixed a number of adjudication server disconnects


  • Fix for non-helm players ending up in the pilot chair when dropping out of supercruise
  • Addressed an issue that led to incorrect bounty share messages being displayed during a Multicrew session
  • Increased crew payments: voucher scaling now tops out at 80% of helm earnings (previously 50%)
  • Increased insurance rebuy discount for Helm to 30% reduction per crew member (previously 25%)


  • Various network optimisations

Player Journal

  • Scanning objects with no rotational period (or infinite rotational period) no longer writes any information about rotational period to the Player Journal
  • Fixed an issue whereby events could become merged in the Player Journal

Ships and SRVs

  • Fixed an issue whereby decals on an SRV appeared within a black box
  • Small tweak to the tail camera on the Fer-De-Lance so an installed shipkit piece is more visible
  • Adjusted ship name filtering
  • Fixed a transaction server disconnection when transferring cargo

Weapons and Modules

  • Fixed an issue with infinite Packhound missile ammunition and heat generation which meant they could be fired infinitely by a Multi-Crew Gunner
  • Fixed issue whereby certain modules (such as the Advanced Discovery Scanner) could not be reactivated after being repaired by the Auto Field-Maintenance Unit


  • Fixed expansions not being correctly processed during weekly server maintenance

Blueprint Changes

Frontier today announced some changes to the original blueprint amendments announced with 2.3. These have been updated on this blog where applicable. You can see them below or listed in the updates page here.

New blueprints added to:

  • Bill Turner:
    • DSS to grade 5
    • Sensor/scanner to grade 5
  • Felicity Farseer:
    • DSS to grade 3
    • Sensor/Scanner to grade 3
  • Heri Tani:
    • DSS to grade 5
    • Sensor/Scanner to grade 3
  • Juri Ishmaak:
    • Sensor/scanner to grade 5
    • DSS to grade 5
  • Lei Chung:
    • DSS to grade 5
    • Sensor/scanner to grade 5
  • Lori Jameson:
    • Sensor/scanner to grade 5
    • DSS to grade 5
  • Tiana Fortune:
    • Sensor/scanner to grade 5
    • DSS to grade 5