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Update 1.9 - High Caliber

Dev AndrewGarrison  1.2 years ago

Today is the start of Steam's Winter Sale. Also, we are running a sale today on all of our mobile games on iOS and Google Play. One game, in particular, is actually free today on iOS and GP.

The new update for SimplePlanes is now available for download. We hope you enjoy the new tank cannon part, designer enhancements, advanced targeting, and a whole lot more! Here's the update trailer for the SimplePlanes 1.9 update:

William added a new customizable tank cannon part and it is even more fun than expected, especially when combined with the new Advanced Targeting integration (thanks, Nicky!).

We've been having Dude Perfect style competitions by trying to blow stuff up from Wright Airport. The ships are a fun challenge, but Philip set the record when he blew up a Krakabloan bridge from Wright Airport. Who will be the first to oust Philip from this record?

Unfortunately, we needed to remove mod support from the Android version with this update due to technical reasons. You can read more about that in the change list below. Fortunately, we knew two very famous mod authors who allowed us to bundle the FineTuner and Overload mods with the game. Now, even iOS players will have access to these mods.

Nicky integrated his Designer Suite into the game, so now you'll have access to all kinds of goodies like the blueprints overlay, orthogonal view, x-ray vision, and manual part connection editing. He also added a Funky Trees, which are an advanced way to blend inputs via XML modding. Some players are already using them in very / creative / ways and building things that would never have been possible before.

Here's the complete change list for 1.9:

UN-FEATURES

  • First, let's get this out of the way. Unfortunately, mod support has been removed from the Android version for technical reasons. Google now requires 64-bit support. Unfortunately, mod support in SimplePlanes is dependent on Unity's version of Mono, which is limited to 32-bit.
  • To be clear, this isn't Google's fault and it isn't Unity's fault. It's really not anyone's fault, it's just that the technologies we are using have shifted in an unfortunate way.
  • To compensate for this, we've bundled two of the most popular mods into the game: FineTuner and Overload. Also, Nicky has integrated his Advanced Targeting and Designer Suite mods into the game.

FEATURES

  • Added new Tank Cannon part.

    • Several customizable properties such as Caliber, Barrel Length, Muzzle Brake, Recoil, Projectile Velocity, and a whole bunch more.

  • Added new stock craft: Jackhammer, an Armored Personnel Carrier, created by @EternalDarkness.
  • Bundled Fine Tuner and Overload mods with the game, so Android users can still use them.
  • Nicky fully integrated his Advanced Targeting and Designer Suite mods into the game.
  • Advanced Targeting

    • Displays trajectory line and impact point for bombs and also for the new tank cannon.

    • Includes a Predictor quality setting for low-end devices, or if you just want to turn it off.

  • Designer Suite

    • Attachment Editor - Manually add or remove connections between parts.

    • Blueprints panel - Overlay a reference image in the background of the designer.

    • Orthographic View

    • X-Ray Vision

  • Funky Trees

    • Nicky brewed this up in his experimental laboratory. They aren't your traditional trees, but rather an expression parser so you can write actual code that is evaluated for input controllers. Intended for XML modders, these allow you to blend inputs in any way you can imagine. For example: <InputController.State input="Pitch + Trim/8 + Roll/2" />

    • More details here.

  • Added support for switching between Metric, Imperial, and Nautical unit systems.
  • Added Ground Speed, Indicated Air Speed, and True Air Speed modes.
  • Added weapon naming and multirole weapons.
  • Added sliders for Metallic and Smoothness to paint flyout.
  • Added hex color textbox to paint flyout.
  • Added ZeroThrottle and MaxThrottle inputs.
  • Upgraded to Unity 2018.4.
  • Performance Boost on Android. The silver lining of losing mod support on Android is that the game will now run a little faster.
  • Added ability to change how parts respond to collisions (aka disable exploding parts) via XML "partCollisionResponse" attribute. The options are Default, DisconnectOnly, and None.

TWEAKS

  • Added support for the Dev Console on mobile (tap settings header x5 to activate and then 3-finger tap to open/close).
  • Tweaked touchdown physics and added smoke effect.
  • Added Tournament Validator to aircraft properties.
  • Added ignitionDelay attribute to missiles.
  • Added waterproof attribute to missiles.
  • Added shortestAngle property to JointRotator.
  • Added hingeOffset parameter to JointRotator.
  • Fixed normals on hemispheres.

BUG FIXES

  • Fixed bug causing hubHeadScale to not react properly w/prop blur.
  • Fixed a bug with mirroring small parts sitting on the mirror plane.
  • Fixed issue w/low-pass filter on explosion SFX.
  • Fixed bug causing explosion SFX delay to be based on craft's position instead of the camera.
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    8,726 WSI

    when might the next update be?

    16 days ago
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    Controversial update ever

    one month ago
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    18.3k rexzion

    @PrinzEugen99 lol what are you reporting me on an update forum post
    like ??????

    4 months ago
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    @PrinzEugen99 Just stfu. We know that android users cant download mods bcuz of googles policy about mod support? And u want to know why Google removed frcking mod support for the game and jundroo had to follow their rules? Bcuz of a frcking technical issue. Gaming is a hobby, regardless of what type of device u have or what happened to your device. Try to go bother to Google to see if they care about your comment. I hope Google can let jundroo to bring back android mod support or at least, jundroo can add a compatibility layer for 1.9-1.103

    4 months ago
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    @PrinzEugen99 can u stop talking poop to android users snowflake?😠

    4 months ago
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    It's so sad that this is a disappointing update bcuz we can't download mods (except for map and plugins) but we still have kakhikotchauri1 in service to focus on Android players (he made some 1.9-1.103 compatible mods) Hats off to Kakhikotchauri1 for pacifying android player's like me (even with potato phones)

    +1 4 months ago
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    me gusta simple planes y pues haora me gusta mas por 1 las actualizaciones y 2 porque me compre un control para el simulador de avones G4 y tambien sirve para simple planes

    4 months ago
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    @Realley12 it says in the description on their YouTube video what and where everything

    4 months ago
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    does anyone know what the cannon-1 is or where it is??

    5 months ago
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    11.3k Fungus

    @N00vi they physicaly cant, use an earlier version of the game to use mods. Its not the devs fault.

    +1 6 months ago
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    0 N00vi

    Bring back mods back the mods doesnt work anymore

    6 months ago
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    When is the next update?

    7 months ago
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    missed oportunity to add tank tracks ngl

    7 months ago
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    6,254 Quackykaze

    Are you guys gonna rework the torpedo?

    8 months ago
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    BRING BACK MODS TO ANDROID!!!

    +3 8 months ago
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    8,004 BeryllCorp

    Does MaxThrottle and ZeroThrottle work? How to use them?

    Edit: found them on the Control Settings. I thought they are new xml inputs

    10 months ago
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    @Hellosss38 wat for iOS?

    10 months ago
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    can we have a designer mod for iOS or something other than the gray circle?

    +1 10 months ago
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    124 NaCl10

    Here, I'll post an actually grateful comment.
    Thank you so much for adding the designer suite mod into the game. I somehow wasn't aware that it existed before this update, but as someone who has used 3D suites like Blender in the past (I'm not going to pretend I'm any good at Blender or anything lol) I really appreciate the additions like orthographic view, side views, reference images, and x-ray mode. Thanks guys!

    +1 one year ago
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    Still nothing from the Devs about the future of modding

    one year ago
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    Sad noices

    one year ago
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    @Bman01 so they can't just make another system to address the problems? Smh I miss mods

    one year ago
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    4,506 BBtheMan01

    They can’t fix it, system issues, compatibility blah blah yak yak @Gamer590987

    one year ago
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    16.6k AtlasSP

    What does shortestAngle andhingeOffset for?
    I just wonder

    one year ago
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    Is mod on mobile still not fixed yet :(

    +1 one year ago
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