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A brief introduction to using Cheat Engine
Here @value1 gives a basic introduction on finding values using Cheat Engine: http://www.xsimulator.net/community/threads/elite-dangerous-plugin.6108/page-13#post-100495
There are more examples how to find memory hooks:
Wings of Prey
This here is a sketch, how to find the telemetry data for Elite: Dangerous. It's not a tutorial for CheatEngine.
A) Pitch, roll and yaw are the easy ones.
You roll the spacecraft to the left and search for values of about 1.77, roll right and search for values of about -1.77. Repeat until you finally end up with 5 memory locations with these values.
Find a stable pointer to one of these memory locations.
-4 will be the yaw value and -8 will be the pitch value.
B) The more tricky values are surge, sway and heave.
In training mode accelerate the spacecraft forward and search for values < -1.1
Brake and accelerate the spacecraft backward and search for values > +1.1
Repeat this step until you have only a few memory locations which appear to contain the surge acceleration.
C) Unfortunately these values are in world coordinates. So you now have to find the transformation matrix.
This is a 3×4 matrix with all values < 1 and with
│fx fy fz f0│
│rx ry rz r0│
│ux uy uz u0│
│f│ = √(fx² + fy² + fz²) = 1
│r│ = √(rx² + ry² + rz²) = 1
│u│ = √(ux² + uy² + uz²) = 1
[u ] = [f] × [r]
So search for 12 consecutive memory locations that fulfil these conditions.
Once you have found such a matrix, check, if it changes when moving the spacecraft and make sure, it does not change, when you look around in the ship.
Again find the stable pointers pointing to the first element of the matrix.
Now as you have found the surge speed (and not the surge acceleration) in step B) you will have to calculate the acceleration by surge acceleration SA = ΔSs/Δt (with Ss = surge speed)
For the transformation of world coordinates to local coordinates the calculation is (in principle)
sx = Sx · fx + Sy · fy + Sz ·fz
sy = Sx · rx + Sy · fy + Sz ·rz
sz = Sx · ux + Sy · uy + Sz ·uz
s =surge acceleration in local coordinates, S = surge acceleration in world coordinates
The order of the f,r,u and s may be changed, depending on the coordinate system. You have to try, what makes sense.
And you're done.
You might need some time to find these values and pointers. It takes ma typically between one and two days…