Installing the EVE University Overview

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EVE University logo This page is specific to EVE University. Other corporations or groups in the game may operate differently.
For a summary of EVE University's rules and code of conduct, see EVE University Rules.

EVE University has its own Overview Profile set up, which we expect all members to use. This will ensure that all members of the Uni, whether in a fleet or otherwise, see the same Overview settings for Appearance (colortags and backgrounds) with the proper priorities, and can be clear which targets they are able to shoot and which they may not. It is important that potential members have this Overview set up before joining, even if they are not intending to train their character into combat. It offers a number of presets which are designed to provide our members with a wide variety of possibilities due to the broad scope of EVE University's operations and campuses. Once familiar with how to set up their Overview, members are free, and encouraged to, personalize their own presets to suit their own needs. The Appearances should not be edited as these are most critical to remain the same for all members.

Import the Overview Pack In Game

This is the recommended method for installing the EVE University Overview:

1. Join the Overview (EVE Uni) chat channel in game.

2. Follow the instructions in the chat channel's Message of the Day and click the links to import first the Z-S Overview then the EVE University adaptation.

If you are docked, you can still view and alter your overview settings.

  • Note: You cannot load a preset except when in space, which is done by right-clicking on the tab on the Overview itself.

To access your Overview Settings you can either add a shortcut or use a slash command.


  1. Go into any chat window.
  2. Type in: /open overview settings


  1. Press Escape.
  2. Go to the Shortcuts tab.
  3. Within the Shortcuts tab, go to the Window sub-tab.
  4. Scroll down and you will find an Overview Settings option - set any keybind to this command.

Now you can use this keybind even when in a station, and you will open the Overview Settings window.

Assigning the Tabs and Brackets

After importing the overview tab you will still need to select what overview presets are used.

To select overview presets go to the Overview Tabs tab in overview settings.

Each row controls the state of one overview tab.

  1. Set the tab name on the left. This name is shown on the overview window.
  2. Set the overview preset in middle. This controls what objects are shown in overview.
  3. Set the bracket preset on the right (or leave as "Show All Brackets"). This controls what brackets are visible in space.

You can have up to eight tabs on your overview. The exact composition will depend on what activities you do and your personal preferences.

Help! I get lots of weird text after changing a setting

Note: Use this following method only after fully reading it, including the UPDATE at the end.

If you made a change to a Preset (such as adding 'Invading Precursor Entities') and then saved it, you will find the Preset name now has text like <color=0xFFFFFF66> in front. This is a result of a safety feature built into the EVE Client to strip HTML coding from text entered in-game. But it's fairly easy to fix, and here's how (it can be done while EVE is still running):

  1. Open Overview Settings in-game, and switch to the 'Misc' tab.
  2. Click Export Overview Settings
  3. Select 'Check All' at the top, and give a memorable Filename (such as charactername-month-day) and click export
  4. You will receive a message indicating where the file was saved. By default on Windows, this is in C:\Users\[username]\Documents\EVE\Overview\[filename].yaml
  5. Browse to this directory in your file manager, and open the file in your favorite text editor.
  6. With your text editor's "Find and Replace" feature, look for and replace the following :
    1. Replace all &lt; with <
    2. Replace all &gt; with >
  7. Save the file and return to EVE Online
  8. Open Overview Settings in-game and switch to the 'Misc' tab again.
  9. Click Reset All Overview Settings
    1. The Overview Settings window will close.
  10. Re-open Overview Settings and switch back to 'Misc' tab.
  11. Click Import Overview Settings
  12. Select the file name you just edited, and be sure to check the 'Check All' box.
  13. Click Import

Your overview colors should now be restored.

Note that you may use this same 'fixed' save file on other characters if you wish them to have the same overview settings.

UPDATE: There is an issue with the above method that is much harder to resolve than it seems. Following the above process will result in a duplicate entry for the bracket(s) you "fixed". What this causes in game is whichever one is later in the file is the one that is actually shown - and this usually seems to be the one that was NOT changed (e.g. adding the Invading Precursor Entities, they will go away again). There is no reasonably easy fix for this, unless you have a text editor such as Notepad++ that can understand YAML format and allow you to collapse sections. What you must do is remove the older copy of the duplicate section(s).

If you choose to use Notepad++ for this, then BEFORE changing as above, View->Fold All, and look for the two collapsed sections with a similar name (e.g. both have "PvX: Basic (+Neut +NPC)" but one has the &lt; and &gt; -- expand the copy that has the < and > and carefully delete that section. Be sure to not delete any portion of the adjacent sections! Delete everything from the section heading down to the next section heading and leave no blank lines in between (YAML is not a very forgiving markup language).

Once you have done this, then you can fix the < and > as in the above steps.

Previous Overview

Prior to the current EVE University Overview mentioned above, we used to use an Overview specifically for EVE University. Instructions are preserved at Old EVE University Overview for those who wish to continue to use it. Please note this overview is no longer updated and you run the risk of not being able to see ships and rats that have been added to the game since this overview was last updated.