Trade Computer Extension Mk.II Wiki

The ROUTE FINDER discovers the best two-way trade routes (A > B > A > B) between your recorded stations.

Before searching the first time, check the Filter Settings. The distance between trade stations can’t be greater than twice the search range.

Filter Settings[]

Route Finder Filter Settings

There are many filter options you can use to get the required results. You can set the scan range, the distance between the two stations, the maximum distance from the star of the stations, the jurisdiction, the minimum profit of a commodity per unit, the minimum total profit per route and the minimum stock of the goods of the stations and an important data age filter, which excludes the search of routes, which commodity data is older than the select age. If you find no routes, increase the data age.

To find the best bidirectional trade route, change the profit to one, the stock filter to your maximum loading capability of your space ship and the distance to star to an acceptable distance for you. Let allegiance untouched and set the pad size to medium and large or large only, depending on your current ship type.

Search for Trade Route[]

Click on the SEARCH TRADE ROUTE button to find lucrative routes, which fits your filter settings. The trade route listing shows all found routes, ordered by total profit. Select a route by clicking on it and two new buttons appear.

Select a route by clicking on one of the rows. The PREVIEW TRADE ROUTE and START TRADE ROUTE buttons appear.

The PREVIEW TRADE ROUTE button switches to the TRADE OVERVIEW panel, where both stations are displayed in detail. Hiding the panel will return to the ROUTE FINDER panel.

The START TRADE ROUTE button closes the panel and the auto-destination mode sets the closest station of the two. An indicator appears in the middle of the interface, which shows DIRECTING, if you have not reached one of the trade route stations. If you want to cancel a route, select the ROUTE FINDER panel again and click on the STOP TRADE ROUTE button.

When one of the stations is reached, the DESTINATION DISPLAY shows automatically the next station of the trade route and the indicator switches to ROUTE ACTIVE.

The POSITION and DESTINATION DISPLAY shows now more information’s about the commodities to buy. Also the buy and sell price is shown.

The indicator in the middle is also a button to cancel the trade route immediately. You can also it through the ROUTE FINDER panel by clicking on STOP TRADE ROUTE.