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  • We really need a Microsoft Space SimulatorX
    I’ve searched a bit and found this: Has anyone played orbiter ? Source: 7 days ago
  • Orbiter compatability?
    This looks amazing! I don't play KSP but Orbiter, not sure if you've heard of that? Would it be easy to make this compatible with the keyboard keys Orbiter uses? Source: about 1 month ago
  • Orbiter Space Flight Simulator. It is a free educational sim, real physics to learn Keplerian navigation, and mesmerizing visuals.
    Orbiter Space Flight Simulator here. This is the core simulator software created by Martin Schweiger, a British college professor who took astrophysics classes and had the idea to develop this sim like 20 years ago. Since then community members have contributed to it, including Landsat project, so you will not have better earth textures. Source: about 1 month ago
  • Was it a good idea for Private Division to take over KSP? Why/Why not?
    If you want something hardcore to tide you over until the hard mode mods for KSP2 come out, give Orbiter a try. It's what I used to play before KSP came out and is a kind of freeware KSP with RSS and life support if your ship has it. Source: 4 months ago
  • I am now bloodied. I will fight to protect my people. And still‒peace must be the ultimate goal of a war.
    I know the theory and can do the basics like FA-off landings on outposts (my past experience in Orbiter helps, too). It's the aiming in combat I need to work on. Source: 6 months ago
  • Space game recommendations
    If you want a realistic simulator: Orbiter Space Flight Simulator 2016. It's free and you don't need a fat gaming pc. Source: 6 months ago
  • Ask HN: What weird technical scene are you fond/part of?
    Http:// NASA flight software source code for Apollo and other spacecraft. - Source: Hacker News / 7 months ago
  • What's a very niche aircraft you'd love to see replicated on a flight simulator?
    No, it’s independently in development since 2000. haven’t played myself for a few years now but it’s still out there -> Orbiter. Source: 8 months ago
  • Was a xbox user… but now I must learn the ways of the keyboard haha
    I've played Orbiter a lot, and I'm very used to its control scheme. With some alterations to it, I've managed to also set it up for ED. The main thing about this control scheme is that you use the numpad to control the ship movement:. Source: 9 months ago
  • Loving the Latest Update!!!
    Orbiter is a thing that exists. With a few mods, it's almost worth playing for people who aren't hardcore space nerds. Source: 12 months ago
  • Starship Orbital Flight 1 (Orbiter 2016)
    Orbiter 2016 (an awesome spaceflight simulator if you want something more realistic than KSP). Source: about 1 year ago
  • Let's petition KSP2 to implement Lagrange points
    I recommend checking out Orbiter. It's pretty bare-bones but it uses exactly the method you're describing. As for adding this to KSP 2, I don't think it's worth the cost of completely rewriting the orbital physics of a game this late in development that's already gone through development hell. Source: about 1 year ago
  • Tottenham considering a bid to host the 2026 Super Bowl
    If you're unwilling to spend $40 on a game that sends little green people screaming to their demise, Orbiter is free but is significantly more difficult. Source: over 1 year ago
  • I wish we had a DCS level simulation space sim game
    Orbiter? Some of the craft in that have got fairly well modelled systems, and I think you can get add-ons that model the Apollo spacecraft quite well. Source: over 1 year ago
  • A decision to be made of what I should spend my money on...
    ... And the grand master work of all space simulators (no exploration elements unfortunately)... "Orbiter" ( Source: over 1 year ago
  • Probable Unpopular Opinion: I don't get the appeal of general FA-OFF flying
    I'm an Orbiter fan and player from a decade, and I really miss a true gravitation physic in E:D. I'd love to plot orbits around celestial body, and plan realistic re-entries on planets instead of the typical, impossible, sci-fi "dive-in" approach. Source: over 1 year ago
  • Rocket simulation for highschool project
    Another option in addition to KSP is Orbiter: Source: over 1 year ago
  • Some extremely difficult simulator
    You probably already have it as it is legendary, but Orbiter is a must. Source: over 1 year ago
  • The Orbiter space cimulator I
    The Orbiter Space Simulator ( has been one of the major (semi) realistic space simulators of the decade. Development has slowed down in the last year, so seeing it be open-sourced with a free license (MIT) by its owner is a great opportunity to rekindle its development. - Source: Hacker News / almost 2 years ago
  • Greetings,
    KSP really helps make things more intuitive, and it's a lot more accessible (game play wise) than Orbiter. Back when I was young I took an orbital mechanics class, did not not understand sling shot maneuvers. KSP really helped visualize things. Source: almost 2 years ago
  • Odyssey's planetgen is not fine, please stop
    If you want that level of realism, theres an actual simulator for you here. Source: about 2 years ago

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