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5th Anniversary Ship Chart

I created a poster for LaveCon, which was A0 (it had to be to fit all the ship data on it). 

For the fifth anniversary of Elite: Dangerous' release, I thought I would release an updated copy with the more recently drawn Thargoid Hydra Interceptor. I've had to remove the ship stats to make the poster A3 sized otherwise the text is unreadable scratches, but in addition to the bitmap below, you can also download a PDF here : ship-chart-5th-anniversary.pdf (2.73 mb)


Comments (6) -

  • Cetheus

    12/16/2019 4:17:19 PM | Reply

    Hi CMDR-Arithon,

    is it possible to get a Version WITH the Ship-Data on it?
    I would love to post it to my Wall.

    Thanks, CMDR-Cetheus

  • CMDR Arithon

    12/19/2019 8:53:27 AM | Reply

    Yes. But not right away. I have to mail-merge my ship data spreadsheet into CorelDraw, then copy and paste the panels onto the main document and position each one by hand. Because I have the Home edition of Corel, it is 32bit only, so by the time the document nears completion, it is close to blowing out the memory available (and crashes a lot).
    I hope to get the full CorelDraw next year (and therefore 64bit edition), which will make this easier.

    • Cetheus

      12/20/2019 9:42:13 AM | Reply

      Ah Ok. Thanks for the Answer.
      Is it a Vector Graphic File?

      • CMDR Arithon

        12/23/2019 10:22:37 AM | Reply

        Yes, CorelDRAW is a vector art programme. The Windows version of Adobe Illustrator long before there WAS a PC version of Illustrator. I've been using it since the early 1990s for illustration work and decided to start the blueprints as content for my blog in 2016.

  • CMDR Cybolord

    2/14/2020 1:44:53 PM | Reply

    Hi CMDR Arithon,
    the poster looks awesome! would it be possible to get a copy of your work including ship description as well to put on my son's wall? maybe you would like some ARX indeed ;)
    Kind Regards and always fly save!

    • CMDR Arithon

      3/5/2020 9:40:27 AM | Reply

      Hi CMDR Cybolord,

      I created the poster as a unique raffle prize for LaveCon 2019. There were only two ever made.
      I have no plans to have any more printed at this time. I had contacted Frontier about them selling my design, but they have no interest - selling merchandise is not their core business. And even the option of me selling posters at cost still involves legal issues around Intellectual Property, which I cannot afford and Frontier are unlikely to proceed with at a financial loss.