Space Engineers Walkthrough Crafting

September 12, 2016 (Last Updated: ) | Reading Time: 6 minutes

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Crafting

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Space Engineers Walkthrough - Space Engineers 23

Crafting in Space Engineers is fairly straight-forward. You go to an assembler, place E and click the "Production" tab. Here you will see a bunch of options to create various items. These are all necessary for different kinds of constructions which I will go over later.

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Space Engineers Walkthrough - Space Engineers 24

For now, we can't create much as we only got a modest amount of Iron.

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Space Engineers Walkthrough - Space Engineers 25

To not have all that iron dallying in our inventory, doing no good, we're going to put it to use. Interact with a nearby refinery..

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Space Engineers Walkthrough - Space Engineers 26

And Drag & Drop the raw ore onto the refinery.

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Space Engineers Walkthrough - Space Engineers 27

If you want, you can deposit exact amounts and not clutter up things in the long run. Funnily enough, we had exactly 1337.14 units of metal ore to deposit.

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Space Engineers Walkthrough - Space Engineers 28

Once the refinery is done, It will, as I said earlier, process your ore into useful raw material and deposit itself in the assembler below. In this case, we got some metal to work with.

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Space Engineers Walkthrough - Space Engineers 29

Iron ingots are the back-bone of almost all constructions. They are required in creating hulls and armor which almost always require big amounts.

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Space Engineers Walkthrough - Space Engineers 30

Just having some in the assembler have unlocked crafting options for us. These are all metal/steel parts for various creations.

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Space Engineers Walkthrough - Space Engineers 31

It's however, best to just create a whole bunch of steel plates right now or let the iron sit for whatever you want to create.

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Space Engineers Walkthrough - Space Engineers 32

Now comes the rather tricky part. Crafting in Space Engineers requires a conduit or a starting point of where your creation begins. On this map, the game has supplied us with one block of a small ship. It is magnetized to the station by the huge, magnetic landing gears I'm standing on.

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Space Engineers Walkthrough - Space Engineers 33

This means It won't go flying If you accidentally knock yourself up against it. A very useful thing.

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Space Engineers Walkthrough - Space Engineers 34

However, to start building anything, I'd recommend you to sketch some designs in your head and then start placing the desired blocks from the (G) menu. Changing their color to match the color, Red, in this case is done with various keys depending on your PC unicode. ), [, ; : etc.

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Space Engineers Walkthrough - Space Engineers 35

Blocks you place will only appear as raw metal frameworks. They require steel plates to even form

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Space Engineers Walkthrough - Space Engineers 36

You can however, build onto these frameworked cubes and It's a good practice to start making some designs.

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Space Engineers Walkthrough - Space Engineers 37

Next up is actually creating these blocks to their full glory. To do that, head back into the (G) menu and toolbar your Welder.

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Space Engineers Walkthrough - Space Engineers 38

Aim at an unconstructed block with the required materials..

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Space Engineers Walkthrough - Space Engineers 39

And It will be fully "constructed", painted and all In it's glory.

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Space Engineers Walkthrough - Space Engineers 40

The welder is pretty shiny so a heads-up to all of you seizure-prone people.

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Space Engineers Walkthrough - Space Engineers 41

Ship length is an important issue. Make it too long and you will have serious problems with visibility, manouverability and overall ship-sense orientation of where all your goods and pieces are while flying.

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Space Engineers Walkthrough - Space Engineers 42

Make it too short/small and you won't have any space to place other necessary components for flight, etc.

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Space Engineers Walkthrough - Space Engineers 43

For this guide, I'll be making something very basic and overall cost efficient.

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Space Engineers Walkthrough - Space Engineers 44

It's wise to weld up the non constructibles now and then to not burn your precious supplies all at once without realizing it.

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Space Engineers Walkthrough - Space Engineers 45

Holding (CTRL) when clicking down to assemble parts will bump the amount up from 1x to 10x per click.

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Space Engineers Walkthrough - Space Engineers 46

As Space Engineers is in alpha, having automated saving on can be a bit annoying but evidently worth It's weight in gold If you get a crash.

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Space Engineers Walkthrough - Space Engineers 47

Once you got a respectable, basic small ship platform, It's probably best to go back to mining. Your reactor is about to run out of uranium rods.

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Space Engineers Walkthrough - Space Engineers 48

You should be able to find some Uranium close-by in the asteroid next to the starter station. You can have a small, built-in detector feature whereas your HUD will display the location of minerals and ores once you are close enough while also holding your hand-drill out.

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Space Engineers Walkthrough - Space Engineers 49

Taking your fill of Uranium is a good move. You will need it.

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Space Engineers Walkthrough - Space Engineers 50

And again, make sure to not dig complicated tunnels. If you die, you lose everything in your inventory while also facing a very possible game-over.

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Space Engineers Walkthrough - Space Engineers 51

Make sure you drop the ore off in the refinery and nowhere else.

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Space Engineers Walkthrough - Space Engineers 52

ALWAYS Fill up on power. You can never get enough of the stuff.. Untill it hits 100%.

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Space Engineers Walkthrough - Space Engineers 53

Making tunnels too narrow will also contribute to eventual nausea from the movement in this game. If possible..

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Space Engineers Walkthrough - Space Engineers 54

Get close enough to your nearby station and hit (X) to turn your jetpack off in the tunnel. This will make you not only consume less power by using your two legs and feet but also prevent nausea and cease the bouncing of nuggets.

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Space Engineers Walkthrough - Space Engineers 55

From here on out, It's a quest to find all the ores while very carefully keeping an eye over your station's and suit's energy.

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Space Engineers Walkthrough - Space Engineers 56

Remember that you can open up your inventory at any time and drop out any unwanted ores/tools to make more space for the things you need.

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Space Engineers Walkthrough - Space Engineers 57

Travelling to several different asteroids in the distant will almost be a guaranteed necessity..

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Space Engineers Walkthrough - Space Engineers 58

In order to find more mineral types.

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Space Engineers Walkthrough - Space Engineers 59

The Space Engineer universe is already very big and It's only growing throughout the Alpha. Travelling to distant asteroids can be a dangerous thing, not only because you can lose control over very high speeds but also because you can run out of power away from the station.

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Space Engineers Walkthrough - Space Engineers 60

Turning your jetpack off as you reach max speed and simply "Gliding" over onto an asteroid can save you loads of power, but also be significantly dangerous.

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Space Engineers Walkthrough - Space Engineers 61

Venturing forth and throughly exploring distant asteroids however, may also be very beneficial with pre-existing tunnels.

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Space Engineers Walkthrough - Space Engineers 62

Inside these are very often..

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Space Engineers Walkthrough - Space Engineers 63

Dozens and dozens of exposed minerals, just waiting to be grabbed.

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Space Engineers Walkthrough - Space Engineers 64

If you find the game to be too dark, turn on the suit lights by pressing (L). I have high brightness on my screen so It is not dark at all for me.

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