EVE-O Preview v5.1.2 Fork (multi-client preview / switcher) [ 2022-05-09 ] + limited Linux support]

With the announced retirement of @Phrynohyas_Tig-Rah and his fabulous EVE-O tool I will be stepping in to maintain the existing tool and continue future development. While it is sad to see a legend like this fall I would like focus on the positives that a fresh set of eyes brings to the project.

See original thread here: EVE-O Preview v5.1.0 "Able Actor" (multi-client preview / switcher) [ 2021-05-08 ] + limited Linux support

I would like to reassure the community that this tool is far from dead and I plan to make you all proud with planned updates. In fact the first update is already well underway and ready to start testing. (details below in reply as I can’t add more links to this post)


The purpose of this tool is to provide a simple way to keep an eye on several simultaneously running EVE Online clients and to easily switch between them. While running it shows a set of live thumbnails for each of the active EVE Online clients. These thumbnails allow fast switch to the corresponding EVE Online client either using mouse or configurable hotkeys.

It’s essentially a task switcher, it does not relay any keyboard/mouse events and suchlike. The program works with EVE, EVE through Steam, or any combination thereof.

The program does NOT (and will NOT ever) do the following things:

  • modify EVE Online interface
  • display modified EVE Online interface
  • broadcast any keyboard or mouse events
  • anyhow interact with EVE Online except of bringing its main window to foreground or resizing it

Under any conditions you should NOT use EVE-O Preview for any actions that might break EULA or ToS of EVE Online.

If you have find out that some of the features or their combination of EVE-O Preview might cause
actions that can be considered as breaking EULA or ToS of EVE Online you should consider them as a bug and immediately notify the Developer ( Aura Asuna ) via in-game mail.

System Requirements

  • Windows 7 or higher
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6.2

How To Install & Use

Latest release - to be linked later. apparently “new users” can only post two links. Maybe an ISD can help get my account recognized as actually quite very old.

Direct download (version 5.1.2)

  1. Download and extract the contents of the .zip archive to a location of your choice (ie: Desktop, CCP folder, etc). Please do not install the application into the Program Files or Program files (x86) folders. These folders in general do not allow applications to write anything there while EVE-O Preview now stores its configuration file next to its executable, thus requiring the write access to the folder it is installed into.
  2. Start up both EVE-O Preview and your EVE Clients (the order does not matter)
  3. Adjust settings as you see fit. Program options are described in the readme.pdf contained (ToDo: Add link when CCP fix) or in the readme.pdf file

If you did encounter a bug or a crash please do the following, as this will greatly help me to pin down and fix the possible bug:

Next to the .exe file there is a configuration .JSON file. Please send it to me via EVE in-game mail. To protect your privacy please replace the name(s) of your alt(s) in the message with something like ‘EVE - Alt 1’ , ‘EVE - Alt 2’, etc before actually sending it out to me.


ISK/PLEX/faction ships donations are not required but are highly welcome.

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I’m feeling ambitious so lets get off to a hot start with the first pre-release for any adventurous individuals that want to help or be the first to access new features.

In this update two new features will be available.

  • Hotkeys to cycle back and forward through clients.
  • Per client border highlight colors.

Documentation can be located here: Cycle Clients with Hotkey Setup
Direct download link: Pre-Release 6.0.3

I’ll try to update the main post with details in the hope that I can add more than two links (Thanks again CCP, It’s great when things just work…)

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Thank for picking this up, I have have like 4 diffrent developers. long life.

Would be good if you post that the project its not dead to beloved Reddit. /r/eve

Theres a post up at https://www.reddit.com/r/Eve/comments/ulp20i/eveo_preview_forked_and_ready_for_future/

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Cycling clients via hotkey is pretty damn awesome. Keep up the good work! <3 <3

The Direct Download link comes up as not found fyi

Is there any way to get Cycling Clients to work with clients on the Character Selection screen? Would really help with doing daily login rewards on a bunch of toons.

Or perhaps a cycling button that lets you cycle all open windows, order be damned