Best Elite Dangerous Mods & Enhancements In 2019 (UPDATED)

Voice Commands

Who doesn’t want to speak to their ship’s AI and have it carry out basic – and complex – tasks on demand?  This is a mod that will change the way you play Elite: Dangerous forever.

Voice Attack is the most popular program to put voice command functionality into Elite: Dangerous.  Players simply say a custom command into their microphone, which is then translated into mouse and keyboard commands to complete actions in-game.  You can even have the ship talk back to you.

“Silent running” will automatically lower my heat signature, with the AI acknowledging with a simple “silent running activated.”

“Request docking” will request permission to dock with the nearest station – a massive timesaver for those who hate flicking through menus.

“Deploy hardpoints” will deploy my weapons, with the AI acknowledging by saying “go get ’em.”  Why?  Why not.

The result is a much more immersive experience but this comes at a cost.  While you can test the program with a free trial, the full program is $10 – an amount that will hardly break the bank and will enhance your Elite: Dangerous experience substantially.

Amazon Polly (formerly IVONA) is a more expensive alternative but just as capable.  After a fairly generous free trial, the program adopts a pay-as-you-go model, with players paying $4 for every one million characters when giving speech requests.  Your mileage will vary depending on how much you play.

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  1. For Head Tracking you missed EDTracker. http://www.edtracker.co.uk/
    It uses motion sensors, so no need for cameras or darkened rooms. There’s DIY instructions and tools for a microUSB version and a commercial Pro version that comes in wired and wireless variants. Very good indeed, and compatible with facetrackIR and Opentrack software. Cost $10 – $85 depending on what you want.

  2. Yep EdTracker is a minimal spend wired and wireless very effective very responsive a must buy if you’re not going all in on VR

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