GameGlass is a third party utility designed to provide additional input options as well as various information from your ship. The server component runs on Windows and supports multiple Android, iOS, Amazon OS or Windows Clients.
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Today we’re going to look at a third-party utility designed to provide additional input options as well as various information from your ship, Game Glass. Game Glass runs on Android, Amazon OS, and Windows to act as a secondary display to not only let you control various aspects of the game but to also display information from your ship’s systems.
Let’s have a look at how to setup Game Glass and at some of its various features. Before we continue let me make clear that while this is not a sponsored video I was contacted by the developers and will be including affiliate links in the description below; however, all thoughts are my own and while Game Glass verified the factual content of this video they in no way influenced my opinion of the product.
Setting up Game Glass is rather simple, you’ll start by creating a Game Glass account on their website then downloading and installing the desktop application. This will connect to your mobile device and provide it with two-way communication with Elite.
Once installed head to the app store on your mobile device and install Game Glass, ensuring that your device and PC running the desktop client are on the same network. Once installed, sign in and the mobile client should connect to the desktop application.
Unfortunately, you’ll have to rebind your controls to match what Game Glass expects, in my opinion, this is the worst part of setting up the application and something they are actively working to change.
The spreadsheet with all the necessary bindings is linked in the description, as you add or change these bindings in Elite be sure to do so in the secondary-bind column (as hopefully if you haven’t done too many custom binds these won’t conflict with anything you already have set). The easiest way is to find the appropriate binding then press the corresponding button in Game Glass to bind it.
Once you launch the client you’ll be presented with a number of different shards, what Game Glass refers to as the various sections of the application. There are currently shards for flight systems, combat, mining and exploration with more planned for the future such as ship launched fighters.
The flight systems and combat shards are included for free, with the others being available individually for $6.99 US each as a one time fee. You can also choose a monthly or annual subscription for $3.49 or $34.46 US respectively. This gives you access to all Game Glass products which also includes Star Citizen as well as early access to new shards, priority support, monthly giveaways and custom HUD colors to match your in-game HUD.
Looking at the flight system shard you have various features such as heatsinks, silent running, cargo scoop, etc. with the combat shard offering you information about your ship’s systems and most importantly the wanted state and value of a selected target.
Looking at the mining shard we again have access to a number of ship’s systems with a key feature being the prospector tool, this will give you all the details of the last asteroid your prospector limpet connected with without you even needing to target the limpet.
This way you can more quickly get data about the asteroids you’re searching. The ring finder and selling locations tools are great ways to very quickly find places to mine and where to get top dollar for your cargo once you’ve mined it.
The Exploration tab is similar in that again we have control of various ship’s systems with information about your fuel load, the scoopable status of the upcoming star, and information about the bodies in your current system and your targeted destination system including landable or high-G bodies.
GameGlass runs on tablets, phones and touch screen laptops with an interface suited to each. The tablet interface will give you much more information but I find the phone interface a bit easier to use with it’s much larger buttons and more simple layout.
Regardless of which interface you use, Game Glass can provide a great way to not only control your ship for those with limited input choices but also to display additional information from your ship, deepening immersion for many.
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