The Nav Circle in SR1 made it very easy to control rockets in a 2D game. It took me a while to figure out the best way to extend the Nav Circle into three dimensions. I ended up with basically two nav circles: one for heading and one for pitch. The end result is now called the Nav Sphere and it makes controlling rockets in 3D extremely easy.

The blue circle is for controlling the pitch of the rocket and the orange circle is for controlling the heading. You can click and drag the circles to adjust them or you can use keyboard inputs (or a gamepad) to control them. We will probably tweak the visuals a bit before release, but I'm really happy with how they've turned out.


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    Can't wait for it to come out on Mobile

    14 hours ago
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    It sucks

    2 days ago
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    On SimplePlanes.com my autobiography has been removed and it is literally the word “hi”

    2 days ago
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    204 Bmcclory

    @MrNarwhal35 Ah, my apologies. I must have misunderstood what you said.

    5 days ago
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    @Bmcclory Well for one, I was the one saying that the modders would take care of the mechjeb type thing, then you tried to argue with me by agreeing with my stance. Second, I don't care if they add that to the game... I don't need it, not sure where you got "Even if it doesn't come, you can still get enjoyment out of the game" from.

    5 days ago
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    204 Bmcclory

    @MrNarwhal35 I'm rereading it and everything seems right, maybe you could clarify you're question so my not-very-smart brain could understand?

    6 days ago
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    @Bmcclory Not meant in a negative way but I'm pretty sure you didn't read any of the comments I was responding to...

    6 days ago
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    Mate, will you post or are ye delaying something? @AndrewGarrison

    7 days ago
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    204 Bmcclory

    @Gregrox If you get a keyboard you most likely could

    8 days ago
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    @Bmcclory what about the mobile app?

    8 days ago
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    204 Bmcclory

    @Gregrox @Venus You can used the wasd keys and remove the navball, I asked Andrew in one of my earlier comments.

    +1 8 days ago
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    10 Venus

    You can disable it. The sphere nav@Gregrox

    8 days ago
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    I hope you will also have the conventional arrow-key type controls (with a stabilizer like KSP's SAS, hopefully) because with only two axes, you can have a problem similar to Dobson's Hold with dobsonian telescopes (using an altitude/azimuth cannon-like aiming scheme). Near the poles of the sphere it can be difficult to point where you want to go. (Similar problem to Gimbal lock) Also, no way to roll! This can be disastrous if you're trying to dock things in space that need precise alignments. So while this may be useful for simple piloting, I would definitely prefer to use a joystick or arrow-key like system.

    Also now that we have three dimensions, maybe you could display icons for normal/antinormal and radial/antiradial orbit directions, in addition to prograde/retrograde.

    This is still a smartphone game in addition to PC, right? While I think the game COULD compete with KSP on the PC, I am particularly interested in the mobile version.

    8 days ago
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    204 Bmcclory

    Are you talking about a copy of mechjeb, or the air breathing engines?

    If it is the air breathing engines, it would be pretty easy to do, just make an engine check for an intake, and check how much it needs, tbh it isn't as hard as mechjeb.

    If it is Mecheb, I agree it would be hard to make. A lot of math would be involved, but I bet there are some really smart people in the SP/SR Community, for example Iamsodarncool created his own game, he might be able to do it. Even if it doesn't come, you can still get enjoyment out of the game. @MrNarwhal35

    9 days ago
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    @Bmcclory I'm just saying, something like that requires a ton of work as well as a pretty good knowledge of astrophysics. Not that the devs can't do it, but it would be a huge use of time and resources, and something that I'm sure plenty of modders already plan to do anyway.

    10 days ago
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    204 Bmcclory

    @Chancey21 Then they can stick with SP for the time being, or they can mod them in

    13 days ago
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    248 Chancey21

    But it will be a downgrade from SP for people making planes @Bmcclory

    13 days ago
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    204 Bmcclory

    Don’t worry, wings are confirmed and Andrew said they might add jet engines later @Chancey21

    14 days ago
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    204 Bmcclory

    Also wings are in the game @iPilot

    14 days ago
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    10 Venus

    Where is the pictures and videos about the event?

    14 days ago
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    104 iPilot

    There are likely going to be airplanes. Take simpleplanes for example simple(PLANES), and about 1/3 of posts are definately not planes, but trains, ricks, automobiles. I’m sure there will be planes. @Daniel320

    14 days ago
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    104 iPilot

    @AndrewGarrison will the rotate a nudge mechanics of simpleplanes be the same we see in simplerockets, or maybe better?

    14 days ago
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    208 JoshMan

    @Chancey21 there's blog posts about both screenshots, and wings. Andrew mentioned in this comment section that there will be additional controls.

    14 days ago
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    There should be airplanes. ;)

    +1 14 days ago
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    248 Chancey21

    And again, I will not support SR2 if it does not support airplanes.

    14 days ago
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