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1.7 Beta now available

Dev AndrewGarrison  3.6 years ago

It's been a long day! We finally got the release up on Steam, GOG, and Google Play (it may take a few hours to be available on Google Play).

Here's what's new in the 1.7 beta:


  • Countermeasure Dispenser (Chaffs / Flares)
  • Torpedo
  • Unguided Rocket


  • Part Transform tool
  • Improved Damage Model

    • Parts can now take damage instead of instantly exploding

    • Engines can catch on fire

    • Control surfaces, RCNs, rotators, etc can be shot out

    • Wings can leak fuel

    • Improved look and performance of bullets

  • Countermeasures

    • Chaffs and flares can now prevent and break locks

    • Aircraft size and engines also play a role in how difficult it is to acquire a lock

  • WW2 Destroyer with Flak Cannons
  • WW2 Torpedo Mission
  • Number entry on Fuselage Properties
  • Redesigned Fire buttons
  • Allow downloading any sized plane on mobile (as long as you are logged in)

Minor Features

  • Cycle designer part properties buttons in reverse via right-click
  • Disable Auto-Sizing of nose cones after it has been manually resized
  • AI fire countermeasures
  • Bridge Demolition Mission is a bit harder
  • Collisions between dynamic rigid bodies now downscale the impact force if the other body has less mass.
  • Bomb explosions have been updated
  • Some smoke damage particle effects have been updated
  • Damage for various weapons has been tweaked as well as the health of the ships. It may take more to sink them now.
  • AI plane tweaks (dogfighting should work better now)
  • Bombs and missiles that have been fired are no longer affected by explosions (easier to carpet bomb now).


  • Fixed part menu scrolling
  • Fixed bug that allowed missiles without cameras to load terrain.
  • Fixed a couple bugs related to races.
  • Fixed some issues with wing leveling mode.

XML Modding

  • Ability to invert input from XML by placing a minus sign in front of the input
  • Updated the boolean type inputs for input controllers to return -1 or 1 rather than 0 or 1. This allows the use of the input controllers min/max values to be used in conjunction with the boolean input types.
  • Add firingDelay XML Option to Existing Weapons
  • Hidden XML Option for Self Destruct and Burn Time on Rockets.
  • Add Support for input="Activate1" (that’s AG1) on InputControllers
  • The “disableAircraftCollisions” attribute on guns can now be used to prevent your bullets from colliding with your plane.

Mod Tools

  • Added Unity version check to the mod builder window.
  • Removed warning about multiple mods loading the same exact assembly.
  • Added load priority for mods to better manage mod dependencies.



  • Open the Steam client. You need to own SimplePlanes on Steam.
  • Right-click on the game in your library and click “Properties.”
  • Click the “Betas” tab.
  • From the “Select the beta you would like to opt into:” drop-down dialog, select public-test.
  • Steam should start downloading the public-test version of the game. You can also verify that you are playing the public test by checking the version in the “About” menu from the initial menu:


  • On the SimplePlanes library page in the GOG Galaxy client, select the "More" button (next to "Play") and then select the "Settings" option.
  • On the right side of the window, there should be an option to enable "Beta Channels". Set it to "ON".
  • For the "Channel" option under the "Configure Game" section, select "Public Beta" from the dropdown.
  • The latest public beta should begin downloading immediately.

Google Play

  • Go to this link.
  • Opt-In
  • Download the beta version of SimplePlanes
  • Note: The beta was just rolled out, so it may take a few hours for it to be fully available to everyone.


  • Sorry, but we're not doing an iOS beta at this time.


Test the new features outlined above. Test your existing designs and make sure they still work! Test how the new part damage works. Test the new parts. Test the new WW2 Torpedo mission. Let us know if anything looks whacky. You can reply to this post, or contact us at

Thanks for playing!

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    WILL we maybe see Tailhooks for Carrier based airplanes anywhere soon or even EVER?


    3.4 years ago
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    216 Draxfire


    3.5 years ago
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    @AndrewGarrison I m sorry for reply your message so late, yes, as a player, I understand how hard you guys work on games, and I will be sure to support the SR2 as it came out

    3.5 years ago
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    15 G00TH

    @XxSonic4xX I am sorry I noticed my mistake about 1 month ago it was that I accidently deinstalled the game but I was in my 2nd email account where I didn't buy the game and I that's where my argument from. Sorry for the confusion. -G00th

    3.5 years ago
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    1,046 serpant

    Beta than ever

    3.5 years ago
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    Ok I got excited there lol @AndrewGarrison

    3.6 years ago
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    @Kevinairlines No, unfortunately mods will never be supported on iOS since it's against Apple's rules.

    3.6 years ago
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    Dropbox Will be on iOS soon so will I be able to get mods ? @AndrewGarrison

    3.6 years ago
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    11.0k kukimuki1234

    @Mainblocks YEAH

    3.6 years ago
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    15 Wen

    It is out for mobile yea

    3.6 years ago
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    57.9k Uchanka

    @BeryllCorp Me too, how to self destruct and burn time for rockets?@AndrewGarrison

    3.6 years ago
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    248 Cooper04

    This is a wild idea I know you can already make them but I would love a new game by yall where you make tanks and military machines only issue is the age rating cause then it would be appropriate for a smaller audience although it would still be awesome

    3.6 years ago
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    248 Cooper04

    Hyped keep up the good work I love this game and the graphics are beautiful even on a tablet

    3.6 years ago
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    15 Wen

    @AndrewGarrison thanks

    3.6 years ago
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    17.1k Hawkeye156

    @AndrewGarrison it will be cool if the ww2 destroyer drive in the normal sandbox world

    3.6 years ago
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    @Wen Late this week or early next week.

    3.6 years ago
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    15 Wen

    When will torpedos be available for iOS and not in beta?

    3.6 years ago
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    @Mymessage late this week or early next week.

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    When will the update come out on iOS? @AndrewGarrison

    3.6 years ago
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    @tylerdeveneuxmusic Thanks for letting me know. I think I fixed an issue related to that in the latest beta. Can you try the new beta (v1.7.0.2) and let me know if the problem is fixed?

    3.6 years ago
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    @ESIOTROT121 @CPRCpublic Apple does support beta testing, it's just not as easy and you can't do open betas like we are doing on Steam and Google Play. It just takes more time away from us fixing bugs and working on SR2. We're doing the best we can.

    3.6 years ago
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    8,431 BeryllCorp

    how to use Self Destruct and Burn Time?

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    5,756 Mainblocks

    @kukimuki1234 Mod file ?

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    11.0k kukimuki1234

    @Mainblocks Find mod file.

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    @ESIOTROT121 is not about they don't care, is because the AppStore doesn't let the beta version of any game appear on it.

    3.6 years ago
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