VABReorienter CKAN

License: CC-BY-NC-SA

Game Version: 1.7.0

Downloads: 3,274

Author: Snark

Mod Website: Forum Thread

Followers: 26

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What it does

Lets you change the default orientation of the VAB so that your ships face east or west by default, rather than north.

Includes per-game settings so that you can still pick north, if you like.

Why would anyone want this?

I always, always make my ships face eastward in the VAB. That's because I always launch east, and I like to do that by pitching down (using the navball for navigation).

Unfortunately, KSP has chosen to make north the default, which I hate; it means if I use the default orientation, I'd have to launch by yawing right, which to me is just unnatural and wrong. So, every single time I create a ship, I have to go and manually rotate the root part, which is a pain.

This app solves the problem by letting the user pick which orientation they like for their game.

(Thanks to MaximumThrust for asking the question that prompted me to finally get around to making this mod!)

How to install

Unzip the contents of "GameData" to your GameData folder, same as with most mods.

How do I use it?

Just install it and it automatically sets your default orientation to "east". No UI, no special steps required. Ta dah! Your ships will be built facing east, like this:


However, if you prefer something other than east, for a particular saved game, it's present in the difficulty options dialog for the game (available either in the main menu settings, or on the settings menu in-game).


The available choices are "West", "North", and "East"; it defaults to "East". Just pick whichever you like.

Version 1.1 for Kerbal Space Program 1.7.0

Released on 2018-03-23

  • Add "West" as an orientation option.
  • Fix a bug that was causing the SPH to get unintentionally affected, too.


Version 1.0 for Kerbal Space Program 1.4.1

Released on 2018-03-22

  • Initial release.


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