Space Engineers

Space Engineers

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Help Tips on loading screens
By Kc
This is a list of the new help tips in the loading menus of Space Engineers, please comment any missing tips. I will be adding more as I play, thanks!
Dark spots on planets indicate ore desposits.

Upgrade modules will improve the performance of your refineries and assemblers.

Oxygen Genorators can produce small amounts of hydrogen for thrusters without having a hydrogen tank involved.

Rocks on the surface of planets often contain valuable resources.

Using a ship to grind a container will also pick up whatever was inside of the container.

Meteor impact craters can leave valuable resources.
Press H to change the way GPS coordinates and Antennas are displayed on your hud.

Alt-F10 will bring up the master list

Shift + K will directly bring you to the antenna menu.

Holding Ctrl, Shift or Ctrl-Shift can move stacks of items by 10, 100 and 1000 the time
Be Careful using your jetpack on planets. Your hydrogen fuel will run out quickly.

Double click while wielding a tool will keep it continuously working.

Your magnetic boots only work when there is no gravity.

Batteries will automaticly charge and distribute power when neccasary when no checkboxes marked

While driving a rover, Hold space to brake.

You can steer vehicles from a turret if the cockpit is set to main cockpit, Hold alt to enable mouse control.
You can open the color picker by pressing P.

You can toggle off the block auto-rotation feature by pressing T.

You can save creations by pressing CTRL-B. Open the blueprint menu with F10.

While holding a blueprint, you can press "B" to align it with the planets surface.

You can build blocks from any cockpit by pressing Ctrl-G.

Use M to cycle between symmetry planes and n to toggle them on or off
Quotes (Note; All of this info is taken from Wikia)
Laws of Physics
Newton's First Law
"An object in Motion will not change its velocity unless an external force acts upon it."

Newton's Third Law
"To every action there is always an equal and opposite reaction; or the forces of two bodies on each other are always equal and are directed in opposite directions."

The First Law of Thermodynamics
"This flow of heat is a form of energy transfer. In other words, a quantity of heat that flows from a hot body to a cold one can be expressed as an amount of energy being transferred from the hot body to the cold one."

Newton's Law of Universal Gravitation
"Every point mass in the universe attracts every other point mass with a force that is directly proportional to the product of their masses and inversely proportional to the square of the distance between them."

Wikipedia, 2077
"A space engineer is a professional practitioner who uses scientific knowledge, mathematics, physics, astronomy, propulsion technology, materials science, structural analysis, manufacturing and ingenuity to solve practical problems in space."

"To be termed scientific, a method of inquiry must be based on empirical and measurable evidence subject to specific principles of reasoning."

"Space Engineers are in high demand, especially since the Second Space Race of 2029."

"In war times, space engineering involves military engineering as well. Such tasks typically include construction and demolition tasks under combat conditions."

"SCIENTIFIC METHOD: principles and procedures for the systematic pursuit of knowledge involving the recognition and formulation of a problem, the collection of data through observation and experiment, and the formulation and testing of hypotheses."

"Scientific laws are strongly supported by empirical evidence - they are scientific knowledge that experiments have repeatedly verified (and never falsified)."
Other Quotes

"An optimist will tell you the glass is half-full; the pessimist, half-empty; and the engineer will tell you the glass is twice the size it needs to be"

"The only time you have too much fuel is when you're on fire."

USAF Ammo Troop
"If you see a bomb technician running, follow him."

US Army Ordinance
"Tracers work both ways."

Historical Figures
Max Planck
"Scientific discovery and scientific knowledge have been achieved only by those who have gone in pursuit of it without any practical purpose whatsoever in view."

Albert Einstein
"No amount of Experimentation can ever prove me right. A single experiment can prove me wrong."

Alexander Calder
"To an engineer, good enough is perfect. With an artist, there is no such thing as perfect."

"Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world."

Benjamin Franklin
"An investment in knowledge pays the best interest."

Bertrand Russell
"Science may set limits to knowledge, but should not set limits to imagination."

Buzz Aldrin
"Mars is there, waiting to be reached."

Emmanuel Kant
"Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life."

Freeman Dyson
"A good scientist is a person with original ideas. A good engineer is a person who makes a design that works with as few original ideas as possible. there are no Prima Donnas in engineering."

"Aviation is the branch of engineering that is least forgiving of mistakes."

Galileo Galilei
"If I were again beginning my studies, I would follow the advice of Plato and start with mathematics."

"By denying scientific principles, one may maintain any paradox."

"Mathematics is the language with which God wrote the Universe."

Gene Kranz
"Failure is not an option."

George Brenard Shaw
"Science never solves a problem without creating ten more."

Jon McBride
"A pilot who doesn't have any fear probably isn't flying his plane to its maximum."

Michael Collins
"To go places and do things that have never been done before. That is what living is all about."

Thomas Edison
"Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety nine percent perspiration."

Indiana Jones
"Nothing shocks me. I'm a scientist."

Leonardo da Vinci
"I have offended God and mankind because my work did not reach the quality it should have."

"Nature never breaks her own laws."

"Where there is shouting, there is no true knowledge"

Robert Heinlein
"One man's 'Magic' is another man's engineering. 'Supernatural' is a null word."

Scott Adams
"Engineers like to solve problems. If there are no problems handily available, they will create their own problems."

Theodore Von Karman
"Scientists discover the world that exists; Engineers create the world that never was."

Yuri Gagarin
"I see earth! It is so beautiful!"

"The path of a cosmonaut is not an easy, triumphant march to glory. You have to get to know the meaning not of just joy but also of grief, before being allowed in the spacecraft cabin."

"I could have gone on floating through space forever."

William Gibson
"When you want to know how things really work, study them when they're coming apart."
Kc  [author] May 19, 2017 @ 2:50pm 
+General Shark

Thanks, I got confused and thought it was rocks on the planets surface have valuable resources.
General Shark May 19, 2017 @ 2:26pm 
You forget "Meteor impact craters can leave valuable resources"
Borker Apr 24, 2017 @ 3:28pm 
Another Note: Make sure all loose items/blocks are picked up before flying.
Kc  [author] Apr 24, 2017 @ 2:51pm 
I see, thank you for telling me that.
Borker Apr 24, 2017 @ 12:03pm 
Batteries lose 20% of power during conversion (4 kW takes 5kW to store.
Kc  [author] Apr 23, 2017 @ 8:20pm 

What do you mean batteries have 80% efficientcy?
Borker Apr 23, 2017 @ 4:11pm 
Can you add a section for reccommended for Keen to implement?
Examples would include:

-Ion thrusters, Hydrogen thrusters, and Atmosphereic thrusters have varying efficeny. Ion has much less efficent on planets, hydrogen only looses a little, and atmosphereic thrusters have more thrust depending on the amount of atmosphere.

-Batteries have 80% efficeny.
R00K Apr 21, 2017 @ 2:38pm 
Isn't Klang the mad god of physics glitches in SE? :3
Mikeangel Apr 19, 2017 @ 10:22am 
They need to add "Never put rotors on pistons or viceversa. Klang will not like it."
Hicks Apr 18, 2017 @ 6:49pm 
Tip: Dont die
Please add this.