Eve Tools: Eve Asset Manager

15Sep08

After the success of my review of Eve Mail its time for the next item in the series: Eve Asset Manager.

I’m sure that most residents of New Eden find themselves in the situation where they have ships and assets strewn across what seems like every region of the Eve cluster. Although you can search these things using the in game Asset Manager the options are fairly simple. One of the major complaints being that you can’t search fitted ships or cargo containers. The solution to this problem lies in the lovely Eve Asset Manager.

Not only does it let you search all of your character’s assets, you can also add alts and even other accounts. This means that I can check to see how many warp disruptors I have in stock between Wensley’s hangar and Allii’s various shopping outposts. This is obviously pretty damn useful for planning shopping runs or making sure that you’ve thought of everything before you undock from Jita IV-4 and head home. Assets can be filtered by a whole range of variables including (but not limited to) location, name, meta level, owner, and even base price. You can even save queries to keep track of your most frequently used asset types.

Two of my favourite features, though, are the ship loadout report generator and materials report generator. The ship loadout report does exactly what you’d expect. It generates a list of all your assembled ships, their owners, locations, and any fittings and cargo. Fantastic for trying to keep track of what you have in your various bases of operations. The materials report groups all of your minerals and salvage materials by station and queries Eve Central to work out their market value in The Forge. This is only really a feature I use when I need to liquidate some capital but I’m sure that for all the industrialists and miners out there this would be a very useful tool.

There are other features that I haven’t had to use yet like the POS fuel report generator but this is a great application and one that I used extensively while moving out of Stain and find myself using more and more for day to day queries now that I am an outlaw and can’t just pop into Rens to pick up that 125mm Gatling Autocannon II that I forgot to buy.

You will need to download the Trinity static data dump which is available at Eve Files. Put this file in your Eve Asset Manager folder.

OS X Installation

Although Eve Asset Manager is Windows software you can still install it on your Intel-based Macintosh. You will need Darwine and MacPorts.

Download Darwine and drag the Darwine and Trix files into your Applications folder.

Open up a terminal window and, assuming that you have installed MacPorts type: sudo port install cabextract

Once cabextract is installed leave the terminal window open and run Trix. On the third tab select the options labelled “native .NET 2.0” and “Fix bad fonts that cause crashes in some apps”. Ignore the warning that you need a Windows license. Click install and wait while Trix installs the .NET binaries.

Double click Eve Asset Manager.

Thanks to torgat for providing me with these instructions.

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4 Responses to “Eve Tools: Eve Asset Manager”

  1. There is actually a really nifty trick you can use to get this running on your computer.

    Step 1:
    Throw your Mac in the garbage.

    Step 2:
    Buy a big boy PC.

    Step 3:
    Profit! 🙂

  2. 2 Squizz C.

    Have you been to Big Boy lately? The PC’s they have there are archaic! He’s better off with his Mac, really.

  3. 3 torgat

    It’s working on my install of Darwine 1.1.2 from http://www.kronenberg.org/darwine/ . To get it to work I used Trix (which you install as part of the kronenberg Darwine install). In Trix go to the third tab ‘libraries & runtimes’. Select ‘native .NET 2.0’ and ‘Fix bad fonts which cause crash in some apps (e.g. .net)’ and click ‘Install’. Trix has a bug that means you must open a terminal before you click ‘Install’.

    Hope that works for you.

  4. @torgat: You, sir, are a legend. Thank you so much for pointing me in the direction of this Darwine build. I’m going to update the original post to include OS X installation instructions.


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