Mr. Abner wrote:
Do you know how to get to Carnegie Hall from here?
Practice, practice, practice...
I know you like flying that ship with the cockpit, but I suggest you start with a different ship, with less powerful engines. That will give you more fine control. Either that, or edit the .sss file to change engine thrust. (If you extract the .sss file from a .pak file, you can edit and save (plain text file) and S.E. will use the newer file, but the original file will still be in the .pak file so you will not lose it. Just delete the modified .sss file if you don't like it (or mess it up) and S.E. will revert to the original file.)
Thrust setting alone does not determine speed or orientation. I see in the last two screenshots you are already travelling at over 9km/s. That is orbital velocity territory. Maybe even escape velocity territory.
Thrust will determine acceleration. And guess what? Acceleration is change in velocity. Keep your thrust and acceleration within reasonable limits, and your velocity will not get out of hand too quickly.
Yes, practice is what I'm trying to do fellow Alex
I had a feeling the ship might be the problem! So I guess warp 11-12 ships, even if I do not use warp, are still too much.
I'm going to try that modified Skylone ship which has a more modest engine. But if I do modify this ship, is it the same process that was used to modify the Skylone ship and put the modified .sss folder into the same default folder I put that file in?
By the way do you have a recommendation of a ship that has a lot of different camera views?
Yes, I tried my best to keep the speed down but even cutting engine power doesn't keep it from going higher and higher. The crazy thing is just before that happened the same speed was about to make me crash into the ground lol. That's why I was asking why the same thrust applied on the same planet can sometimes cause a crash and other times cause the speed to accelerate enough to make me fly off into space. Is there any other way to control thrust and acceleration besides the Main engines slider I have been using? Maybe for more fine control over the process? And when I use the mouse wheel to control the Main engines slider I see it controls it in increments of 2, is there a way for me to modify a file to get the mouse wheel to control it in increments of 1? It would be nice to have finer controls.
By the way when I leave my computer and turn it off and the next day I try to go to the same location using the saved locations list and GoTo from the lower left panel, instead of taking me to the surface of the planet I end up in a spaceship in the middle of space. Is this because my ship from the other day has traveled to this location? I find that to actually get back to the surface location I have to have a saved location without a ship in it. Sometimes even that gets me to a surface location (flat in my case) that looks a lot different from the original location I was in (mountainous in that case.)