• Kerbal Space Program: First Contract Now Available

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    Kerbal Space Program, the award-winning, indie space agency sim game from Squad, is launching its latest update, Kerbal Space Program: First Contract, as part of its active development cycle. This major release, numbered 0.24, is a substantial advancement in the game’s Career Mode, which challenges players to run a space agency. It is also the first time the game offers a 64-bit version for Windows via STEAM and the KSP STORE.

    Players will now have the opportunity to take on Contracts, manage Funds, a new in-game currency that allows players to buy rocket and plane parts, and earn Reputation for their efforts. Reputation is raised for completed contracts and bringing Kerbals back in one piece. Failing missions, or gasp, blowing them up lowers Reputation.

    "First Contract is a massive step forward for Career Mode. Finally, we're starting to paint a clear picture of our original vision for the complete thing." creator and lead developer Felipe Falanghe said. "Although there is still a lot to add on future updates, the new Career features should help new players pick up the game in a much more structured manner. One of my favorite aspects, is how it's added new challenges for even the most veteran players. We've found ourselves here, building contraptions we have never had the need to build before, and actually discovering totally new, fun ways to play the game."


    Contracts are offered based on a player's Space Program's reputation, which starts off at neutral. After an initial set of starter contracts, dynamically generated contracts are created in three levels of 'prestige', Trivial, Significant and Exceptional. Reputation regulates the amount and level of offers that are available. Contract types include:

    • Testing Parts: Perform a test of a part in a specific location, situation and within given flight parameters (when applicable).
    • Collecting Science: Return or transmit any scientific data from a specific location.
    • Kerbal rRescues: Rescue a Kerbal who is stuck in orbit.
    • Planting the Flag: Plant the Agency's flag on the surface of a given location.
    • Exploring the Solar System: Complete several exploration goals for an unreached location.



    Contracts are found in the new Mission Control building, which was previously not an interactive part of the Kerbal Space Center. Players can accept or decline contracts, offered by companies, institutions and other Kerbin entities, or Agencies. Contracts are generated by a context-aware system, which takes into account a player's in-game progress. Signed contracts come with a deadline, so players must finish their objectives in time.

    Players will also find new engines, updated parts and vessel recovery, which means you can reclaim the value of landed parts and any resources they contain, in the update.

    Happy Launchings!

    Cheers
    Comments 28 Comments
    1. Bioman222's Avatar
      Bioman222 -
      WOOHOO! It's here!
    1. Tex_NL's Avatar
      Tex_NL -
      Looks like I logged on at exactly the right time. Downloading now!
    1. The Jedi Master's Avatar
      The Jedi Master -
      Forumsploslion in three... two... one...
    1. Deejay2000's Avatar
      Deejay2000 -
      Steam! Y U NO UPDATE?
      STEAM! Tanks fo updating.
    1. xxjetterxx's Avatar
      xxjetterxx -
      How does one use 64 bit on steam?
    1. xxjetterxx's Avatar
      xxjetterxx -
      Quote Originally Posted by xxjetterxx View Post
      How does one use 64 bit on steam?
      Nevermind. it is a separate EXE in the ksp folder.
    1. GregroxMun's Avatar
      GregroxMun -
      New spacesuit model?
    1. Mapleguy4's Avatar
      Mapleguy4 -
      It's nice to see this came coming to life! I would have loves to see the 2.5Km limit of junk removed, for getting funds back. However, for such a large update, that's just a nitpick. Maybe a fix of sorts will be for a later update.
      Well, off to record some for the Youtubes, and SRBs!
    1. Rthsom's Avatar
      Rthsom -
      It's finally here! Thanks for the update!
    1. Justin Kerbice's Avatar
      Justin Kerbice -
      Yep, forumplosion or close !

      try to download 0.24 win from the website and got:

      32b version:
      Parse error: syntax error, unexpected end of file in /host/www.kerbalspaceprogram.com/htdocs/lib/multiplayDwn.php on line 132

      64b version:
      Invalid Version


      Better to make the announcements WHEN, and only WHEN, things are ok not before or while .

      Does kerbals also work on the website, cause it sounds like trial... and error !
    1. GluttonyReaper's Avatar
      GluttonyReaper -
      Quote Originally Posted by Justin Kerbice View Post
      Yep, forumplosion or close !

      try to download 0.24 win from the website and got:

      32b version:
      Parse error: syntax error, unexpected end of file in /host/www.kerbalspaceprogram.com/htdocs/lib/multiplayDwn.php on line 132

      64b version:
      Invalid Version


      Better to make the announcements WHEN, and only WHEN, things are ok not before or while .

      Does kerbals also work on the website, cause it sounds like trial... and error !
      This is fairly typical, actually. Basically, we've managed to overload the server. Wait a little while, and things should have died down a bit.
    1. IvanTehFennec's Avatar
      IvanTehFennec -
      Are you ready for extreme disappointment?
    1. tobjv's Avatar
      tobjv -
      For anyone having trouble with getting steam to dl KSP restart steam.
    1. JSD's Avatar
      JSD -
      Quote Originally Posted by GluttonyReaper View Post
      This is fairly typical, actually. Basically, we've managed to overload the server. Wait a little while, and things should have died down a bit.
      I think it's a MySQL/PHP connection overload. The site uses a PHP script to get the download. If you overload an entire server it will act like a DNS attack. It will shutdown itself..

      With that said; i'll try back in a week or so. It's everytime the same. It can't handle it..
    1. Helix935's Avatar
      Helix935 -
      oh god..... YES
    1. Zetal's Avatar
      Zetal -
      For people having the Parse error: syntax error, unexpected end of file in /host/www.kerbalspaceprogram.com/htdocs/lib/multiplayDwn.php on line 132 issue, I have a fix!!!!

      In the URL, change the .co.uk to .com, and it downloaded instantly for me
    1. HavinAlmassi's Avatar
      HavinAlmassi -
      Quote Originally Posted by Zetal View Post
      For people having the Parse error: syntax error, unexpected end of file in /host/www.kerbalspaceprogram.com/htdocs/lib/multiplayDwn.php on line 132 issue, I have a fix!!!!

      In the URL, change the .co.uk to .com, and it downloaded instantly for me
      Confirmed!
    1. Lagopus's Avatar
      Lagopus -
      Quote Originally Posted by HavinAlmassi View Post
      Confirmed!
      Yes, confirmed.
    1. Climberfx's Avatar
      Climberfx -
      Everyone is Happy now!
    1. Doge's Avatar
      Doge -
      The Steam version is not updating.
      Why?