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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    0 Pds314

    SimpleRockets 3
    Nav Hypersphere.

    one month ago
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    Can't wait for it to come out on Mobile

    +2 4 months ago
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    It sucks

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

    4 months ago
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    458 Bmcclory

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

    4 months 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.

    4 months ago
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    458 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?

    4 months 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...

    4 months ago
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    Mate, will you post or are ye delaying something? @AndrewGarrison

    4 months ago
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    458 Bmcclory

    @Gregrox If you get a keyboard you most likely could

    4 months ago
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    @Bmcclory what about the mobile app?

    4 months ago
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    458 Bmcclory

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

    +1 4 months 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.

    4 months ago
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    458 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

    +1 4 months 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.

    4 months ago
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    458 Bmcclory

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

    4 months ago
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    1,837 Chancey21

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

    4 months ago
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    458 Bmcclory

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

    4 months ago
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    458 Bmcclory

    Also wings are in the game @iPilot

    4 months 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

    4 months 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?

    +1 4 months ago
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    401 JoshMan

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

    4 months ago
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    There should be airplanes. ;)

    +1 4 months ago
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    1,837 Chancey21

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

    4 months ago
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    1,837 Chancey21

    You have to add a screenshot mode

    4 months ago
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