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Elite Dangerous change HUD color guide

Elite Dangerous change HUD color guide

Overview: Elite Dangerous as mentioned in the previous article is a remarkable space-flight simulation game. This game offers players a modern ship with tons of incredible features. And players will control the ship via their onboard computer. The worth mentioning here is the color of this computer. It’s always orange no matter the color of your ship. This makes lots of gamers who want to change the color have to look for the way. As the result, the keyword “Elite Dangerous change HUDcolor” becomes so hot.

Elite Dangerous change HUD color

If you’re also looking for the guide of Elite Dangerous how to change HUD color, this article is for you. Let’s follow us to get this guide step by step!

Elite Dangerous change HUD color.

Step 1: Find and open the color codes file

In this guide of Elite Dangerous change HUD color, firstly you need to find out the file contains color codes. The name of this file is GraphicsConfiguration.xml. But where can you find it?

It’s very easy because, by default, it is in the EDLaunch root directory and in the folder “Products\FORC-FDEV-D-1000”. In other words, you can find it by accessing this link:

C:\Users\YOUR NAME\AppData\Local\Frontier Developments\Elite Dangerous\Options\Graphics

Once you found the file, open it and you’ll be able to edit the existing GraphicsConfiguration.xml file. But wait! I recommend you to instead a new file with a text editor and call it as GraphicsConfigurationOverride.xml. After that, let’s open the file in a text editor (Notepad++). Continue scrolling down and you’ll see a section like this:

<GUIColour> <Default> <LocalisationName>Standard</LocalisationName> <MatrixRed> 0, 0.3, 0 </MatrixRed> <MatrixGreen> 0, 1, 0 </MatrixGreen> <MatrixBlue> 0, 0.3, 0 </MatrixBlue> </Default>

Step 2: Change the code to have your favorite color.

Once you have opened the file, the second step in this Elite Dangerous change HUD color guide is to change codes.

By editing the values of MatrixRed, MatrixGreen, and MatrixBlue you’ll create a new HUD color. But which numbers to use? It’s easy! You just enter the numbers between 0 and 1. For example, 0,3; 0,5; 0,85; etc.

Step 3: Save the file

When you have entered your own custom numbers, let’s save the file before exit. After that, open Elite: Dangerous and you can enjoy the game with HUD color you like.

Tips for changing HUD color in Elite Dangerous

Although above I’ve guided you step by step, there are several tips for you to progress smoothly.

Firstly, remember always back up your file before editing. The fact that when editing the HUD color, we are editing a file that the game uses to do stuff. This means any mistakes can make your game be messed up. It can make you lose all of your saved files, or even, worse prevent the game from launching. So, to make sure that there isn’t any mistake happen, you should backup your file before making any change.

Elite Dangerous change HUD color guide

Secondly, in order to have a HUD color that you like most, you need to try it many times. An easy tip to help you save your time is use this tool. It allows you to play with sliders to find the right look. All you need to do just is to move the sliders. Once you find the color you like, the tool will tell you the values to use. Get them and enter on the file that I’ve guided you above, you’ll have your ship’s HUD with the color you like.

Thirdly, don’t try to concentrate all values in one column. Remind that you’ll need some values in other rows to keep a contrasting color in your HUD. In case you use all values in one column, you’ll lose contrast on many things. In detail, your button lights, radar markings, etc will illuminate with a saturation level of the primary color.

General tips

Fourth, the change only takes place on a full game restart. So, you need to save and exit the file. After that, load the game again to see the change.

Fifth, this guide of “Elite Dangerous change HUD color” can’t help you change your orbit line and jump line color. They still remain orange and until this time, nobody has found a section for this yet.

Finally, in case you get mistakes in changing HUD color or your game get wrong, just restore your backup file. This is the reason why I strongly recommend you to back up your file before making any change.

Some HUD colors for you to refer

Barons blue config

Barons blue config color

<MatrixRed> 0, 0.33, 0.75 </MatrixRed>

<MatrixGreen> 0, 1, 0 </MatrixGreen>

<MatrixBlue> 1, 0, 0 </MatrixBlue>


Uncertains hot pink:

Uncertains hot pink color

<MatrixRed> 1, 0, 0.33 </MatrixRed>

<MatrixGreen> 1, 1, 1 </MatrixGreen>

<MatrixBlue> 0.33, 0, 1 </MatrixBlue>

Sunset blast:

Sunset blast color

<MatrixRed>1, 0, 0 </MatrixRed>

<MatrixGreen> 0.5, 0.7, 0 </MatrixGreen>

<MatrixBlue> 0, 0, 0.1 </MatrixBlue>

Green Venom:

Green Venom color

<MatrixRed>0, 0.3, 0 </MatrixRed>

<MatrixGreen> 1, 0, 0 </MatrixGreen>

<MatrixBlue> 0, 0.3, 0 </MatrixBlue>

Purple haze:

Purple haze color

<MatrixRed>0, 0, 0.5 </MatrixRed>

<MatrixGreen>1, 0, 0 </MatrixGreen>

<MatrixBlue>0, 0.5, 0 </MatrixBlue>


Highresedriftersblood color

<MatrixRed> 1, 0, 0 </MatrixRed>

<MatrixGreen> 1, 0, 0 </MatrixGreen>

<MatrixBlue> 0, 0, 0 </MatrixBlue>

Matrix 80’s revival:

Matrix 80's revival color

<MatrixRed> 0.3, 0.3, 1 </MatrixRed>

<MatrixGreen> 1, 0, 0 </MatrixGreen>

<MatrixBlue> 1, 0, 0 </MatrixBlue>


Ghost color

<MatrixRed>0.0, 0.3, 0.5 </MatrixRed>

<MatrixGreen> 0, 0, 0.2 </MatrixGreen>

<MatrixBlue> 0.2, 0, 0 </MatrixBlue>

Fade to Grey:

Fade to Grey color

<MatrixRed>0.2, 0.2, 0.5 </MatrixRed>

<MatrixGreen> 0.4, 0.2, 0.3 </MatrixGreen>

<MatrixBlue>0.4, 0.2, 0.3 </MatrixBlue>


Jaded color

<MatrixRed>0.2, 0.5, 0.2 </MatrixRed>

<MatrixGreen> 0.3, 0.2, 0.4 </MatrixGreen>

<MatrixBlue> 0.3, 0.2, 0.4 </MatrixBlue>


Above are all about Elite Dangerous change HUD color. I bet that you’ll feel quite a surprise because the instructions are quite easy. Hope that you ‘ll find a cool color for yourself. And believe me! Surely this change will bring you a refreshing experience when enjoying this game.

Finally, thank you for reading and if you have any question, let’s leave a comment below! Have a nice day!

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