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There are many components in the game. Each component or block belongs to a category.



Main article: Block

The core building blocks, beams, slopes and corners.

The "full set" of shapes includes the basic block, 2m, 3m, and 4m beams, 1-4m slopes, diagonal 4m slope, 1-4m left and right square and triangle corners, 1-4m inverted triangle corners, 1-4m wedges, 1-4m poles, and 1-4m front and back wedge slopes.

Image Block Health Armour Weight Cost Shapes Notes
Wood.png Wood 180 3 10 1 Full set, and aesthetic versions of the normal block Paper on its own, but useful combined with other materials

Very cheap, relatively buoyant, and offering some protection against EMP, wood is nonetheless lacking both in hitpoints and armour class, though it can provide useful protection when backed by high-AC materials, or as a spall liner

Stone.png Stone 300 7 40 3 Full set Damage Sponge.

Far tougher than wood, and fairly cheap, but also heavier, stone is best suited as an ablative outer layer built on top of something with higher Armour Class.

Metal.png Metal 350 15 40 5 Full set + structural and non-structural variations in the "Decorative" section General-purpose armour.

High hitpoints and armour class makes this block useful both as stand-alone armour and as a reinforcing layer behind stone or wood.

The "porthole" decorative block does not obstruct Visual detectors

Light-Weight Alloy.png Light-Weight Alloy 260 13 5 5 Full set + structural and non-structural variations in the "Decorative" section Light-weight armour.

Lightest structural block, and with about 2/3 the toughness of metal, alloy is very useful for aircraft and other weight-sensitive vehicles. Reduced sonar-, and radar-signature, compared to most other materials.

Glass.png Glass 60 1 10 1 Full set, window block aesthetic variant Eye protection.

Nearly useless as armour, glass slopes nonetheless remain widely used as a way of preventing visual detectors causing drag, and as see-through anti-fragmentation protection for the player character when manually controlling a vehicle from its bridge or cockpit.

Tip: glass blocks become invisible when looked at through other glass blocks. This allows the player to turn a two-block thick wall of glass into a one-way tinted window.

Lead.png Lead 300 4 200 3 Full set Ballast

Incredibly dense, lead is best used as a simple means of changing a vehicle's centre of mass, most commonly as a keel for boats.

Tip: For very small or light vehicles, including aircraft, Stone might be a better choice of ballasting material

Heavy Armour.png Heavy Armour 1000 40 200 25 Full set Volume-efficient, but cost-, and weight-inefficient protection. Takes damage from EMP.

While its hitpoints and Armour Class are second to none, this high-tech armour costs five times as much as metal, is as dense as lead. Is vulnerable to EMP jolts, which can be used to turn it into a makeshift Surge Protector.

For most purposes, using several layers of metal will provide more protection at a lower cost and weight.

HA is thus best used either in small amounts to protect important parts of a vehicle, or more rarely as a backing plate to boost the AC of other, cheaper armour blocks.

Surge Protector.png Surge Protector 250 5 10 20 Block Absorbs and attracts EMP damage at 90% resistance.
Rubber.png Rubber 100 3 20 3 Full Set Stealthy shock-absorber.

This block neither deals nor receives collision damage. It also has the lowest radar-, and sonar-signature in-game.

Glass.png Light block 50 3 1 20 Block Does not collide with other blocks. Cannot be hit by projectiles. Explodes when destroyed.
ERA.png ERA Armour 100 3 40 5 Block, 1m slope Detonates when below half health or touched by a HEAT stream. Stops HEAT streams, destroys non-CRAM projectiles in front of it and nearby it[citation needed], and reduces explosion damage and radius to 20%.


Main article: Water

Components specific to ships and submarines.

Image Block Health Armor Weight (t) Material Additional Stats Notes
Propeller.png Propeller 300 10 0.3 30 Force: 150

Power use: 5

Needs 8 blocks of clear space in front of it to function at full efficiency. Provides force when in water.
Huge Propeller.png Huge Propeller 2700 10 2.7 270 Force: 3000

Power use: 75

Needs 8 blocks of clear space in front of it to function at full efficiency. Provides force when in water.
Rudder.png Rudder 85 1 0.15 10 Force per mass: 1 Needs 8 blocks of clear space in front of it to function at full efficiency. Provides turning force when in water. Amount of force increases with vehicle mass.
AirPump.png Air Pump 85 4 0.1 10 Buoyancy per volume: 3 Pumps water from an enclosed or non-flooded space and provides buoyancy. Amount of buoyancy provided is adjustable.
Paddle.png Paddle 75 3 0.01 3 Force per velocity: 2.5 Provides force when moving through water.
Hydrofoil.png Hydrofoil 85 1 0.05 3 Force per velocity: 10 Provides force proportional to the speed and angle at which is is moving through water.
Sail Main Block.png Sail Main Block/Sail Main Block(Square Rig) 85 1 0.05 15 Main block of a sail. Sails create force based on both the strength and direction of the wind and the size of the sail. Normal block creates a rounded/triangular sail. Square rig creates a square sail.
Sail Attachment.png Sail Attachment 85 1 0.05 1 Attaches to the main block to expand the sail.
Sail Winch.png Sail Winch 85 1 0.05 1.5 Attaches to the end of the sail to allow the adjustment of sail size using a controller.
Weather Vane.png Weather Vane 25 1 0.01 1 Points in the direction of the wind.


Main article: Air

Components specific to planes, hot air balloons and space ships.


Main article: Control

All of the components required to control your vehicles, spin blocks and sky fortresses as well as other components such as chairs and fire control computers.


Main article: Resource

Resource gathering, processing and storage components.


Main article: Engine

Engine components as well as electric engines and generators.


Main article: Misc

Various things that allow for repairing, spawning and re-spawning amongst other things.

Simple Weapons

Main article: Simple Weapons

A variety of one-component weapons.


Main article: Missile

Everything you need to make missiles, torpedoes, mines and depths charges.


Main article: Decorations

Doors, stairs, lights, etc.

CRAM Cannons

Main article: CRAM Cannon

Ballistic projectile weapons.

Advanced Cannons

Main article: Advanced Cannon


Main article: Laser

Laser and anti-missile projection systems.


Main article: AI

AI components used to make autonomous vessels



Main article: Subobject

Subobjects are attached to spin blocks or turrets. Entire subobjects may be saved, and then later loaded in a single step.


Allows loading and saving of large chunks of a vehicle.