Space Engineers

Space Engineers

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HUD Compass
Type: Mod
Tags: Hud
File Size
2.716 MB
Aug 7 @ 5:32am
Sep 30 @ 3:42am
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HUD Compass

It’s a compass! On your HUD! Now featuring a clock!

It works on any planet, of any size, with any FoV setting, at any resolution and with any other HUD mod!

Why Do I Need A Compass?
Not long ago a compass was a not really all that useful, but then the multiplayer patch dropped and suddenly you have a lot of people in one place, and they need coordinating. This is pretty easy in space, you just say what you’re looking at and everyone looks around until they find it, there isn’t all that much stuff there to get confused by. But on a planet, there is quite a bit of stuff, just saying “The same way as the mountain” or “Towards the lake over there” is sure to get a least a few people confused, especially if they are some distance from you and therefore seeing different scenery. Now this is where the compass comes in! With a compass you can just say which direction your looking, and then everyone knows where your looking. Simple ;)

How It Works:
This compass works by figuring out which direction your character is looking and doing a bunch of math to find the direction relative to the planet that you are facing. It then shoves that on your HUD using Text HUD API. It’s important to note that it calculates from your character, therefore the direction your crosshair is pointing is what the compass is telling you. So, it won’t work looking about with ALT or in spectator camera. It’s also a bit hard to read if you’re on an angle or upside-down, because it assumes you’re aligned with gravity.

Degree Mode
By popular demand, this mod now has a degree mode! You can enable it via the following chat command:

/Compass UseDeg [True/False]

A Clock???
“Oi! Dude who made compass mod. Make clock mod!” - W4stedspace, Uncooperative Survival #50 – 3:34:36 -

This mod now features a clock! It is disabled by default and can be enabled with the following chat command:

/Compass ShowClock [24HourDateTime/12HourDateTime/24HourTime/12HourTime/Off]

This clock shows UTC time in space and both UTC and local time on planets, useful for knowing how much longer until you can actually see what you’re doing! XD

Time is dependent on day duration, it is in game time, it is not the actual time ;)

The date on the clock is calculated using some dodgy value Keen supplies us with, I personally don't trust its accuracy, the time is fine, just the date that concerns me.

Your settings (UseDeg and ShowClock) are stored in global storage, that is they are in a xml file in your Space Engineers AppData. This means your settings apply between worlds/servers.
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scott_morgan83 Nov 25 @ 11:51am 
LeeTheFlea Nov 20 @ 8:20am 
The HUD compass does work on my rented dedicated server. Very awesome!
Appealing_to_the_Masses Nov 20 @ 7:16am 
For some reason this wont work for me.
Zkillerproxy  [author] Nov 18 @ 4:23pm 
+dRuPpI It won’t conflict whatsoever, so long at that other HUD mod doesn’t put anything where the compass is.

+Elachi Dance Party Adding GPS points to the compass is definitely possible, just impractical since they already show up on your HUD in a way that makes it far easier to tell their direction then if they were on the compass.
Elachi Dance Party Nov 18 @ 10:58am 
Could you add GPS coordinates to the compass? like Skyrim's quest markers :)
dRuPpI Nov 18 @ 6:12am 
will this conflict with other HUD mods that change the staus icosn, colours ect.?
LeeTheFlea Oct 29 @ 6:38pm 
i have a rented server...i took a look havent found it, will keep looking
Zkillerproxy  [author] Oct 29 @ 2:40pm 
+LeeTheFlea[GE/SWSB] It's CompassConfig.cfg, on a client it's here:

And on a server, it should be here:
[your server directory]/Instance/Storage/CompassConfig.cfg

Hope that helps :)
LeeTheFlea Oct 29 @ 1:17pm 
When i start my dedicated server, it says compass is off, which config file has the compassenabled? I looked and havent found it.
FallenVale Oct 26 @ 4:40am 
thank you