DGerry

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  1. Is Deuterium-Lithium6 fusion not implemented? The right-click context menu in the parts list shows it, but I can't select it on any of the fusion reactors even if I have a Lithium Deuteride container on the craft. I'm pretty sure I have all the requisite technologies unlocked - Fusion reactors are "tech 3". I don't know if it's maybe because the reactor needs its own "buffer" of the fuel? If so, that would explain why only the Tri-Alpha reactor can use proton-Lithium7 fusion, but the Tri-Alpha reactor does have a "buffer" for Lithium Deuteride and yet it still can't switch to Deuterium-Lithium6 fusion.
  2. Thermal engines appear to be pretty broken in the latest release - they're not consuming wasteheat at rates anywhere near what they ought to, and they're not consuming/"requesting" reactor power at the rates they ought to. A simple engine test rig looking like - Engine set to intakeAtm(turbojet or ramjet, doesn't matter)>AM Reactor>InlineRadiator>AMTank>Pod>Intake will result in the wasteheat steadily climbing at full throttle. At full throttle at sea level with plenty of IntakeAtm to spare, thermal engines used to consume all the reactor power they could and also all the wasteheat they could. They now produce FAR less thrust and the craft heats up rapidly. Is this intended? Edit: This may not happen with all reactors, but it definitely does with Antimatter reactors. Edit2: Appears to be related to Charged Particles. Thermal engines used to be able to consume these for thrust, but they can't anymore?
  3. Going to try this release out now, but I'm wondering if you could add something to the KSPI heat management window regarding radiator performance @1atm pressure?
  4. It looks like your refinery interface window has...nothing inside of it? I'm not sure if that's a bug with your current version of KSPI-E or something caused by the other mods you may be running along-side it. I'm not on the most current version of KSPI-E just yet, so I can't comment on it specifically. That being said, it *should* be in the "toggle refinery window" interface.
  5. Run it through an ISRU(the All-in-One ISRU can do it).
  6. You can use the Magnetometer to see what the flux is at whatever your current altitude. There was a set of graphs showing the ideal altitudes at each planet from a while back but I don't have it anymore. IIRC on Kerbin it's 900km at 0 inclination, but the way to test it would be to get a spacecraft you can put on a highly-elliptical orbit and then pop open the magnetometer and just...watch it as you fly through the orbit and see where it peaks. As far as I know, other than looking at the config files or maybe the code(can't remember where that's defined) there isn't a better way to determine it on your own.
  7. I honestly wouldn't bother regardless of your tech level - A full standard-size gas tank of Solar Wind will net you about 14grams of He-3 and a whole bunch of mostly-worthless junk(carbon monoxide, hydrogen, nitrogen, and a small amount of neon and deuterium and normal helium). I cheated a fairly large(7.5M part size, 450m^2 collector area) collector into an orbit inside moho(the lowest orbit the game will let you cheat to around the sun) and was getting ~.06units of solar wind per second. At that rate it would take over 1200 Kerbin-days of time to fill up that tank(1.6M units worth of Solar Wind). I'm not sure if there's some hidden value to both this(the Solar Wind "system") and the Regolith parts, but if there is it seems to be pretty well hidden.
  8. I'm pretty sure the "All in One" ISRU has it - you have to click on "toggle refinery window", some of the processes are in there and not on the normal right-click context menu.
  9. I believe the KSPI ISRU part has a Solar Wind Process, that being said I was never able to get a Solar Wind harvester to actually...harvest solar wind.
  10. The lithium-6 was in the reactor, that's what caused the power output to drop to next to nothing.
  11. Right, but what's the exploit? It's still using up the small tritium reservoir it starts with, but if you actually provide it with lithium-6 it becomes useless. Not a very useful exploit? Are you saying that in the next release it will make the proper amount of power when stocked with lithium-6 for breeding into tritium?
  12. So what would cause a magnetized target fusion reactor to put out only ~5% of its total power output? Embrittlement is basically zero, it's running the Deuterium-Tritium fuel cycle, and has plenty of both. Reactor control window shows max power of ~1000MW and Thermal power at 53MW/53MW when the reactor is at 100% - VAB showed this reactor as having ~1000MW as well, it's a 1.875M reactor and I have all the fusion power upgrades. I found out with MSR's that actinide poisoning is an issue...but I can't figure out what could be the problem with this reactor? Not sure if it's a bug or again another mechanic I've not accounted for. Edit: Solved it. If Lithium 6 is present, whether Lithium Breeding is on or not, the reactor's output drops to nearly nothing. If this is a bug, it's super easy to reproduce - just launch a magnetized target fusion reactor with lithium-6 and you'll see the output is super low. Remove the Lithium-6(dump it via TAC or just re-launch with no Lithium-6) and the output is where it should be. If this is NOT a bug, what's the reason for this? The reactor is running on D-T fusion mode either way.
  13. So I'm not sure if I'm misunderstanding how to mine and reprocess regolith, or if the whole system is just worthless? 4 drills and one ISRU produces less than 1g of He-3 per day on the Mun in the highlands(concentration 240% or something), that's with a 2-star engineer. Is there a way to mine/reprocess regolith that actually makes it worthwhile?
  14. Is it possible to have radiators consume a resource via just editing a config? If not, how difficult would it be to make that possible? I'm thinking about the possibility of "active" radiators that require IntakeAtm to run - very effective, but will only work on planets with an atmosphere(and won't work well with thin atmospheres or high altitudes, etc), or "evaporative" radiators that require water(mostly make-up water, as in real life, so small-ish amounts) again for atmospheric use.
  15. I don't mean to give that impression at all, and FreeThinker or perhaps Nertea could answer this better than I can. My understanding is that when you have both NF and KSPI-E installed, KSPI-E's power values are all "normalized" to levels that integrate well with NF. If you look at juanml82's screenshot above you'll see his Stellarator reactor producing 15MW - in KSPI-E terms that's tiny, but I imagine that in NF terms that's fairly substantial. I would further assume that the power *requirements* of KSPI-E parts are reduced in the same way. My understanding is that this is all intentional and that the goal is to make it so that the NF stuff is worth using, because otherwise it would all be completely outclassed by KSPI-E reactors/parts. My disclaimer on this post is that I'm not involved in the development of either mod and I could be completely wrong on this. If either FreeThinker or Nertea say differently, assume they're correct and I'm not.