In Elite Dangerous, there are four main types of commodities that you can trade: raw materials, manufactured goods, enslaved people, and data. The latter two are only available in certain systems, and each has its acquisition method.
Raw materials are the simplest type of commodity to trade. They can be found in all types of systems and can be acquired through mining or scavenging. Manufactured goods are a bit more complicated, as they must be bought from a station that produces them. Enslaved people and data can only be acquired in specific systems with a market for them, each with its unique means of acquisition.
The first step to trading any commodity is to find a market that buys or sells the type of commodity you’re interested in. This can be done by opening the system map and selecting the “markets” tab. Here you will see a list of all the stations in the system and what type of commodities each station buys and sells.
Once you’ve found a market that buys or sells the type of commodity you’re interested in, you need to open the manifest scanner. This can be done by pressing “F3” on your keyboard or selecting the “manifest” option from the right-hand sidebar. The manifest scanner will show you a list of all the ships in the system and what type of commodities each ship carries.
If you see a ship carrying the type of commodity you’re interested in, you can hail it and request permission to dock. Once you’re docked with the ship, you can open its cargo hold and start trading!
What is a Manifest Scanner?
A manifest scanner is a utility module that can be fitted to ships in Elite Dangerous. It allows the player to scan Cargo, Data, and Wrecks within a given system and log the contents for later retrieval. The scanner will automatically target any entity within its scanning range, regardless of whether or not it is currently targeted by the player’s ship.
Cargo Scanners are used to scan Cargo Containers, Data Records and Wrecks. They have a high success rate but a low range, making them best suited for scanning entities close to the player’s ship. There are three types of scanners, each with its strengths and weaknesses:
Data Scanners are used to scan Data Records and Wrecks. They have a moderate success rate and range, making them best suited for scanning entities not too far from the player’s ship.
Wreck Scanners are used to scan Wrecks. They have a low success rate but a high range, making them best suited for scanning entities far from the player’s ship.
How to Use a Manifest Scanner
Before using a manifest scanner, purchase one from a shipyard. You can buy a manifest scanner from any shipyard that sells modules. There are two types of manifest scanners: standard and advanced. The standard manifest scanner will show you the name and ID of the commodities in a cargo hold, while the advanced scanner will also show you the quantities of those commodities.
Installing the Plugin
Installing the Plugin:
- Download the latest plugin release from GitHub.
- Extract the contents of the zip file into your Elite Dangerous installation directory. On Windows this is usually: C:\Program Files (x86)\Frontier\Developments\elite-dangerous-64\
- Launch Elite Dangerous and enable the plugin in the Graphics settings tab.
- Press Escape to cover the main menu, then select Options > Gameplay. Here you can change various plugin settings. Please see the sections below for more details on what each setting does.
- To scan a manifest, target a cargo container with your ship’s sensors (default keybind is F10) and select “Scan Manifest” from the right-click menu. A new window will open, showing all the items in the container and their quantities, locations, and prices.
- Configuring the Plugin.
- A “Manifest Scanner” is a handy in-game tool for tracking what’s in your cargo hold and for what purpose. They’re a great quality-of-life item, especially if you do a lot of trading or hauling. You can find them for sale at most station service modules (outfitting, restocking, etc.), and they’re usually pretty cheap.
To use a manifest scanner, you first need to configure it. This can be done by opening the scanner’s interface (default key: “F4”) and then selecting the “Configure” tab. From here, you can choose which commodity types you want the scanner to track and toggle other options, like whether or not to include asteroids in the manifest. Once the scanner is configured to your liking, close the interface and open it again whenever you want to check on your cargo hold.
Using the Plugin
The Manifest Scanner is a plugin for WordPress that allows you to scan your website for malicious code. It can also scan for other security issues, such as outdated software and weak passwords.
To use the Manifest Scanner, first install and activate the plugin. Then, go to the “Tools” section of your WordPress Dashboard and click “Manifest Scanner.”
Next, you must select which scan you would like to perform. You can scan for malware, out-of-date software, or weak passwords. Once you have selected a scan type, click on the “Scan Now” button.
The Manifest Scanner will now begin scanning your website. This may take a few minutes, depending on the size of your website. Once the scan is complete, you will be presented with a report detailing any security issues that were found.
In conclusion, the Manifest Scanner Elite Dangerous is a very useful tool for any commander looking to make the most out of their time in the game. With a little practice, you can quickly and easily find the rare commodities you are looking for and make a tidy profit in the process! It is important to remember that the scanner should be used as a supplement for good old-fashioned visual scouting rather than as a complement.