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Space Engineers is a sandbox game about engineering, construction and maintenance of space works. Players build space ships and space stations of various sizes and utilization (civil and military), pilot ships and perform asteroid mining. Space Engineers utilizes a realistic volumetric-based physics engine: all objects can be assembled, disassembled, damaged and destroyed. Source: http://www.spaceengineersgame.com/about1.html

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A good Voxel, Spaceship Building game? [closed]

I'm currently looking for a good Voxel Based, Space-Ship building, Survival Game that me and a buddy or two can enjoy in a local multiplayer session. But so far I have found none that don't have a ...
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How to pull the mass of a subgrid (or total mass of all connected grids) into a programmable block script?

Related to another question about how thrusters interact with subgrids, I've decided that this is an excuse to try learning C# Scripting for the Programmable Block (PB). My plan is to have a pair of ...
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How to stop inventory reset on logout from dedicated server?

So, for a while I thought I was dying because of lack of life support wherever I logged out. I've had successful logouts/logins in beds in NPC stations, but now that's not even working. Whenever I ...
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How to make my small grid ship hover?

I built a new flying miner, designed to scrape gravity-level layers off of things, mostly so I can cut into hillsides and build platforms, but also to shave boulders without leaving the landscape too ...
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How do I start with a clean Star System world on a new dedicated server?

I've just set up a new dedicated server for my friends and I to play with. But when I log into the server there's already a medical room belonging to "First Colonist" and even if you select &...
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What's exploding all the time?

I'm playing my fourth survival game on the Earthlike start as I learn to play this game. Now and again I've heard a distant explosion. For my first two games, I assumed these were unannounced meteors,...
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Jetpack turning on when I finish climbing a ladder on my rover?

Every time I climb the boarding ladder from my rover, my jetpack turns on even though there's a perfectly good platform right there. How do I prevent this so that folk can easily board my rover ...
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Optimal Drill Placement for Tunneling w/Rovers

Trying my hand at rover design, and the current challenge is to build a compact rover that can easily drill directional tunnels between ore deposits (I have a cluster of five within 500m of each other)...
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What are the Highest Density Components?

When looting/grinding stuff under constrained capacity, it's important to go for the most value per liter. From earlier work, I know that ingots are denser than either their ore or the components made ...
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How can I trash unwanted items in Space Engineers?

I mine rock, I process rock, I'm left with a few thousand litres of gravel, which is realistic but the stuff has no use. There appears to be no "get rid of this" feature so I started just ...
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Boost Ore Detector Range?

The hand drill has a native ore detection range of 20m. The base-installed ore detector has an altogether unimpressive 150m range. From glancing at wikis, the small-craft seems to be 50m. 50m is well ...
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What is the “Arc Furnace” and why can I not find information about it?

I've been crawling around various wikis and I see mentions of the "arc furnace" as if it were some sort of refinery above the 'refinery' option, but when I try to follow I wind up at error ...
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Space Engineers Terminal Hacking

With online play, is it easy to hack other players ships? To hack in single player is fairly easy: install a terminal access it within the control panel press ctrl + a then transfer to: "me". The ...
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Space Engineers Automatic Jump Drive

From my understanding, there is no way to do an auto jump with the jump drive. Has anyone figured out a way to use vanilla Space Engineers to achieve this task? My reasoning for this is in case an ...
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How long do I have to wait to get new skins?

When you play a game with unknown signals enabled, from time to time the game will generate a vessel or "thing" that emits either a weak signal or a strong signal. The time for this things to spawn ...
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How to fill a hydrogen tank using hydrogen bottles?

I started building a hydrogen powered rocket, but realized a fatal flaw in my plan: the rocket relies on a hydrogen tank and is not connected to anything. Therefore, there is no way of filling the ...
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Why are small curved converyor tubes and small conveyors greyed out for me?

I just bought Space Engineers and I now have about 35 hours in, but so far I can't figure out how to place the small conveyors and small curved conveyor tubes. They are greyed out for me. I watched ...
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Please explain Space Engineers Advanced Server Search

I try to use the Advanced Server Search in Space Engineers. But somehow I never get the results I want. Maybe I just don't get the meaning of the icons. There are three different status of these ...
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Are there other blocks that don't return all the components like the battery

If you deconstruct a battery you don't get back your power cells. Are there any other blocks that you should not just deconstruct to move?
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How do I disable blood in Space Engineers?

I want to disable the blood particles in Space Engineers, but I don't see a way do to so in the options. Am I missing something or do I have to do something in the game files? I've tried removing and ...
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How can I build a self-loading torpedo launcher in survival mode?

I am playing survival mode and am currently looking for ways to add some more firepower to my ship. One idea I had was to add a torpedo launcher. My basic idea was: Use a projector to project a ...
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Why does my space station keep converting to a ship and drift away?

I am playing the "Star System" scenario offline in Survival mode with meteor showers enabled. I started out on the earth-like planet, but I have just left it and built a space station in orbit above ...
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How to automate blueprint building in space engineers?

I have played Factorio before and now started playing Space Engineers. One of essential things in these kind of games is making blueprints and automating construction. I know how to make ...
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Storage variable vs CustomName

I'm looking to persist data from a script. What are the pros and cons of both for persisting data? Is there any difference at all? From the docs it says that: The Storage variable is unique in ...
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How to build a ship in the latest update (01.172 STABLE) of Space Engineers?

So I'm relatively new to Space Engineers but up until this point there has been a set of buttons on the bottom left of the "g" menu that allowed you to start building a ship, but today I started the ...
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Space Engineers - Black Screen after bringing laptop out of sleep mode

I have run into a persistent bug concerning Space Engineers (now in BETA, so it isn't assumed this is a finished title or wold be free of some bugs). However the persistent bug I've run into is a ...
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Log out from public server- how to secure my ship

When I build a ship on some public server, what happens to it when all of my faction are logged out? Does it stay in the game? If so, how to protect it from other players while no one is around? Are ...
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Trade or exchange items between space engineers of different factions

In space engineers, how can I exchange items or oxgen/hydrogen between players of different factions? I know that there isn't any trade logic but I wonder how I can give items to others in a reliable ...
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How to start a space engineers server?

Like any multiplayer game, space engineers also offer server platform for multiple-users to connect. Usually in other games we use to get another application to host a server and the application use ...
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Steam Play Game (Offline) that is Partially Updated

Not sure if there is somewhere else to post this. There is a game that has such a big update I can't download it all at once, but I want to do it in bits. But I also want to play the game offline. I ...
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How much space do large thrusters require?

Space Engineer's wiki suggests that Small Thruster on a Small Ship destroys an area of 3x3x4 (width, height, depth) behind the exhaust, assuming the space is completely enclosed and filled. A small ...
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Can i break the speed limit in space engineers without mods?

I was just wondering if it is possible to break the speed limit (104m/s) without using mods. I tried using more thrusters but i think its not possible. I saw a mod which helps to achieve this but i ...
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Is there a way to have multiple planet systems in Space Engineers?

I was wondering if there's a way to add multiple planet systems in the game. What I mean by that is having 2-3 Earth-like planets, 2-3 Mars like planets and so on in a single map.
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Space engineers monospace font workaround

I'm currently writing some ingame scripts in space engineers (vanilla) to show certain data on ingame LCD panels. Besides text I also want to display some diagrams. Unfortunately space engineers LCD ...
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How do I “park” a heavy, wheeled ship on an incline?

I have a large planetary mining rig with four 5x5 wheels. It drives fine. I've got the settings for power, friction, dampening and strength set up in such a way that it handles fairly well when ...
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What is the optimum Uranium Refinery to Large Reactor ratio?

I just attempted to use data from the wiki to calculate how many refineries are required to feed a nonstop flow of ingots into a large reactor under full load, and the numbers I came up with seemed ...
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How to spawn at base station on EarthEasyStart multiplayer Space Engineers

I'm paying for a hosted Space Engineers server, and would like to use the Easy Start Earth Scenario with my friends. The problem is that when we spawn in, it shows us a spawn menu when we join the ...
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Is it possible to create a world with more than 3 planets in Space Engineers?

I'm wondering is it possible to create a world with more than 3 planets (not counting their moons) in Space Engineers? Or if I create Custom World -> Easy Start 1 or Easy Start 2 and when I travel ...
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How do I make a custom world with advanced settings?

I want to make a custom world using the Star System scenario so that I have planet, and I want to change some advanced stuff. I click 'New World' then 'Custom World'. I then click 'Star System' as my ...
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How do I find minerals on a planet?

I've started the "Star System" world template in Survival mode and landed my atmospheric lander in a mountain valley near a lake. Now I am looking for resources to build a base, but so far I had no ...
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Can a world save mods?

Every time i open a world, the game downloads all mods used in this world. Its nice to have them up to date, but is there a way to let the world save these mods and update them only when necessary? It ...
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How to connect a small conveyor to a normal one?

I'm building a small Ship and i want to add a connector to a medium cargo container. Both normal sized sides are in use. Because of this I only have the small opening facing the right direction. Is ...
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How do you remove light armor blocks in tutorial 8?

How do you remove accidentally placed blocks in tutorial 8: Your First Ship? I can delete blocks with the grinder on my ship but if I accidentally place larger blocks next to my ship it doesn't let ...
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Space engineers opening outside of desktop

When I open space engineers via steam, the game runs, and I can even hear the music. However it doesn't seem to open on the desktop. Instead it opens up somewhere in the direction of the bottom right ...
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Using the collector on the rescue ship?

So I have been mining for many hours just to notice I can barely build anything. I have been mining manually: parking my ship above an ore type to generate gravity, drill a ton of ore and then collect ...
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Oxygen in Asteroid Survival?

I am new to the game and started a survival game with the rescue ship (Asteroids). I believe it has a Oxygen generator as it shows in the menu of ship components but I cannot seem to regenerate oxygen ...
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Why does Coop Mode not work for my Assembly?

I have three assemblers currently on my station. Two are marked for Coop Mode and named Slave I and Slave II. I only issue build orders to the Master Assembler. But the other 2 assemblers do not get ...
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Why can't my relay antenna control my drone?

I have a drone with a radio antenna broadcasting in a 5km radius. When it is near Base A (also 5km broadcast radius), I can control it. Base B is 4km from Base A and has a broadcast radius of 50km. My ...
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Space Engineers Not Installing From Disc

(Originally from Steam Discussion: http://steamcommunity.com/app/244850/discussions/6/618453594741594824/) I got the retail version of Space Engineers (Limited Edition) and put it into my computer. ...
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Inverted pitch axis for flying only in Space engineers?

In Space engineers, the pitch (lean forward\backwards) is controlled by only one setting, both for flight and for walking, but not separate. This annoys me as I am used to have them separate in for ...