Changing engines in Visual Studio Code plugins


I do most of my writing in VS Code (markdown) and it would be super helpful to be able to switch the VS Code plugins (Github Copilot/etc.) to the a-d & instruct series engines. Has anyone done that? Can anyone point the way so I can tweak the Code plugin myself? Presumably, there is just one place where the engine is selected.


Copilot doesnt use a “regular” engine, AFAIK. It connects to the Codex engine with some special parameters. It wouldnt make any sense to change it to any other, its purpose is code.

Out of curiosity, any idea what the special parameters are?

How can Copilot get OpenAi completions without using the OpenAI API?