Space Engineers

Space Engineers

636 ratings
[OUTDATED] Whip's Pixel Artificial Horizon
File Size
0.051 MB
Jun 29, 2016 @ 1:11pm
Apr 29, 2019 @ 9:40pm
44 Change Notes ( view )

Subscribe to download
[OUTDATED] Whip's Pixel Artificial Horizon

In 1 collection by Whiplash141
Whip's Script Archive
5 items
This script has been functionally replaced by my new Artificial Horizon Redux! Development on this script has ceased, but I will continue to maintain it as best I can.

  • NEW! - Variables are configured in the custom data!
  • Massive performance gains
  • You no longer need to name the control seat! If you only want to specify specific controllers, the name tag will still work :)
  • No timer needed for code operation!
  • Added variable isEasyStartPlanetWorld since the easy start planets have a different sun rotation axis :/
  • Code pauses when no one is piloting the ship


This code creates an Artificial Horizon indicator that shows your relative orientation with respect to the ground. The code also displays your current altitude, heading, and speed when in a planet's influence.

When you exit a planet's gravity field, the code detects this and switches into a vector velocity indicator where it displays your speed and acceleration values.

The colors of the display grid are also configurable!

See the VIDEO tutorial for a detailed setup walkthrough.
Required Setup
  1. Place a control seat, cockpit, or remote control. The code will automatically pick which seat you are controlling.
    • If you only want specific ship controllers to be considered, name them with the tag "Forward"
  2. Add the word "Horizon" to the name of one or more text panels/LCDs.
  4. Fly around and enjoy :)

Variables can be configured in the Custom Data of the programmable block this code runs from. This allows you to customize the Artificial Horizon display just the way you like!

  1. Open the custom data of the programmable block
  2. Edit the variables you desire
  3. Click "Ok"
The script will process the changes the next time the setup routine runs (It cycles every 10 seconds). If you are impatient, you can also click the "Recompile" button in the programmable block's terminal.

This code took quite a bit of headache to get to work so I hope y'all enjoy! :)
If you notice any issues, please comment so I can fix them promptly.

- Whiplash141
< >
Voss Aug 26, 2019 @ 4:38am 
legacy favorite
Whiplash141  [author] Apr 10, 2019 @ 11:45am 
The rewrite will be a new script so I can support both without breaking backwards compatibility for this one :)

I'll still try to add cockpit LCD support into this one
FlyinRiz Apr 10, 2019 @ 11:22am 
Are you going to update this script or create a new one (for subscription purposes)?

Great work btw!
Whiplash141  [author] Apr 10, 2019 @ 5:23am 
Nope, I'm in the process of rewrite
Alexli14 Apr 10, 2019 @ 4:21am 
will this work with the builtin lcds now in cockpits?
Whiplash141  [author] Mar 13, 2019 @ 2:14pm 
I personally don't use mods for my lcd's. I just integrate small grid text panels into my designs.
Suddenly GC Mar 13, 2019 @ 10:58am 
What mod are you using for the cockpit LCDs ?
БлятьMan Feb 20, 2019 @ 8:44am 
Amazing! Only if all my ships had a space for a LCD so i could put it in all my ships!
Whiplash141  [author] Dec 12, 2018 @ 9:34pm 
I guarantee you that the version published works as I am currently using it.

The code will tell you what you are missing in the terminal.
AESTHETICBOI Dec 12, 2018 @ 7:25pm 
i had to use old version with timers