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How do I change the HUD colors in Elite Dangerous?

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asked Jan 3, 2015 by (1,420 points)
What files do I need to change to change the colors in the cockpit?

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answered Jan 3, 2015 by pcinvasion (630 points)
selected Jul 25, 2015 by rushster
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You just need to change one file. Go to tjhe game directory ...

Elite Dangerous > Products > FORC-FDEV-D-1002

Inside this folder looks for a file called GraphicConfiguration.xml. Open this file in an text editor and look for the following lines.
<MatrixRed>                     1, 0, 0 </MatrixRed>
<MatrixGreen>                0, 1, 0 </MatrixGreen>
<MatrixBlue>    0, 0, 1 </MatrixBlue>
You just need to chamge the Matrix lines to change the color. e.g 
<MatrixRed> 0, 0, 1 </MatrixRed>
<MatrixGreen> 0, 1, 0 </MatrixGreen>
<MatrixBlue> 1, 0.28, 0.41 </MatrixBlue>
That would make it blue. 
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