Elite HUD Colour Schemes

There is a brilliant website that allows you to customise the HUD colour schemes within the game created by Arkku – HUD Editor

Full instructions on what you need to do are on Arkku’s website, but I’ve had a few people write to ask where the actual files? It isn’t obvious, as it depends on when you started playing… in Alpha/Beta/Gamma or after Release. The file you are looking for is called ‘GraphicsConfigurationOverride.xml’, this is an additional file that Frontier added and prevents game updates from overwriting your changes to the HUD. When I first looked at it the file only had a couple of lines of code and I had to put in the relevant information (remove the spaces after the ‘<‘ symbols);

< ?xml version=”1.0″ encoding=”UTF-8″>
< GraphicsConfig>
< GUIColour>
< Default>
< LocalisationName>Standard</LocalisationName>
< MatrixRed> 0, 0.25, 1 < /MatrixRed>
< MatrixGreen> 0.75, 0, 0.25 </MatrixGreen>
< MatrixBlue> 0, 1, 0 < /MatrixBlue>
< /Default>
< /GUIColour>
< /GraphicsConfig>

For Alpha/Beta/Gamma players, the file location is (make sure ‘Show Hidden Files’ is turned on):
C:\Users\*USERNAME*\AppData\Local\Frontier Developments\Elite Dangerous\Options\Graphics

Otherwise, you should find it here:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Frontier\EDLaunch\Products\FORC-FDEV-D-****

The ‘****’ will be a four digit number, something like 1000, 1001, 1002, etc.,

I’ve collected a few different ones which I’ve used since the function was found and thought I would list them here with the Matrix Colours and the name of the person who made it or a note of what the colours are. Click on the images to see a bigger version.


— Screenshots taken from Arkku’s – HUD Editor