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  1. Shadow Space Technologies Unlimited - Labs Division This is the public discussion thread for ongoing development of SSTU parts and plugin code. Downloads: The latest test versions may be found at: And are also available on Github: (Github will always be more up-to-date than curse, as they are auto-published there; I have to manually update Curse; so please check the GitHub link if you are looking for the latest versions) Please keep in mind that these are all testing releases. Things may break between releases. There will be bugs. Many things are unfinished and/or unoptimized. The test versions are for ironing out bugs in new features and for testing out prototype parts before they are finished; as such they will always have bugs, often severe, and there will often be unfinished parts (no textures, missing features, etc). Please only use these versions if you wish to contribute to testing and are comfortable with the state of the releases. Additional Parts / configs (by @JoseEduardo) Wiki (WIP): Contribution: IVA Modeling: SSTU could greatly use someone with interest and experience in modeling IVAs. If you think you are that person, please contact Shadowmage through PM to work out the details. Testing: If you would like to contribute to pre-release testing (and get to try things out in their pre-release state), please follow the link above; the most recent test version will be at the top. Please submit issue reports for any problems you encounter via the GitHub issues tracker: (If you do not report the issue there, it will not be resolved; issues posted in the thread or through PMs will be forgotten about and likely never fixed; so please, do the organized thing and use the bug-tracker). Configs/Patches: I welcome pull requests and contributions for adding patches for mod compatibility, adding new part configs, or fixing issues in existing part configs. Documentation: One very major part of the mod that could greatly benefit from public contributions is the Wiki: While this is the 'dev version' wiki, I will be using it to form the basis of the public release wiki; so any/all information and details that can be filled in now will be transferred over to the public release repository and wiki when it is created. Feedback, suggestions, comments, etc: Please feel free to post feedback, suggestions, questions, etc regarding development releases and/or any posted previews. Even if you are not on the testing team, I still value your feedback and suggestions. Please use the issue tracker for any 'official' feature requests; it may be found at: Bug Reports: Please submit issue reports for any problems you encounter via the GitHub issues tracker: No other method for submitting bugs will be supported; posts on the forum or through PM will be forgotten about before I can ever get to them. Opening up a ticket ensures that your report does not get lost in the forum or forgotten about. No ticket = no fix. Enough with the disclaimers, and onto the parts! The Parts: The goal of SSTU is to provide low-part count, CPU-efficient parts for common uses. To this end many of the parts are designed with additional integrated functionality beyond the base functions, for instance integrating RCS ports and engine(s) into a fully fledged service module. I have tried to maintain a stock-compatible appearance, though as I am not an artist or modeler (at least not by training/profession), how well this has worked out is subject to opinion. Master list of parts; current, planned, the whole lot: Lander Core A series of parts specially crafted to enable low-part-count non-atmospheric lander designs for use in the stock Kerbol system. Ship Core: Engines A set of engines in many varieties, including pre-built engine clusters. Many more engines, mounting options, and cluster designs will be added over time. Ship Core: Series A A set of parts modeled after the Apollo CSM stack. Includes two command modules (one with integrated heatshield and parachutes), launch abort system, and Apollo-inspired service module. Ship Core: General A line of generic / utility parts. Fairings, RCS, Science experiments, and procedural decouplers of various types. Ship Core: Series B A series of parts heavily inspired by and based on current NASA - SLS project. Includes representations of SLS upper stack initial configuration, and lifter parts designed in the vein of the lower/core portions. The upper stack is designed to allow for a low-part-count manned orbiter setup, while the lower-stack parts are intended for super-heavy-lift capabilities. Command module and upper-stack are 3.75m, while the lower-stack lifter parts are 5m. Includes a customizable fuel tank setup as well as multiple engine clusters and heavy lift SRBs. Craft Files None currently available, will start becoming available when the mod has reached a stable state (not for the foreseeable future). Additional Addon Compatibility and Integration RealPlume -- Optional but highly recommended. SSTU includes a set of patches for RealPlume for all engines as well as most other engine-enabled parts. More will be added over time. Stock effects are also included, but options and configuration for those are much more limited. If you want pretty-looking exhaust effects, get RealPlume. MechJeb -- If MechJeb2 is installed, Command Pods (and some service modules) include a built-in MJ module. The tech-unlocks for these are based on the default MJ tech-settings. Kerbal Joint Reinforcement -- Fully supported and highly recommended if you intend on using 3.75m+ parts. Some parts will not function...nicely... without KJR installed due to stock joint mechanics (radial decouplers). If you have wobbly rockets or parts, get KJR. KNOWN ISSUE: KJR is known to cause unstable orbits; more unstable the lower the gravity/orbital velocity is. USI-LS and TAC-LS -- Patches for both are included, and will be enabled when the requisite mods are installed. These patches add a few days worth of life-support to each of the pods and some of the service modules. ConnectedLivingSpace - A simple CLS patch is included to add CLS passability to all SSTU crewed parts. FAR - Currently incompatible, but awaiting a fix that should restore compatibility. RO/RSS - Should be mostly functional through the patches that are included in RO. Not all things are working. I do not offer support for RO, so please direct any RO questions to the Realism Overhaul thread. Introductory video by MrMeeb Known Issues IVAs - Many are incomplete. WIP. They'll be finished 'eventually'. Textures - Many unfinished textures. Please see the Github issues tracker for a complete list of known issues: Future Timeline / Future Plans Please see the Github Milestones and Issues Tracker to see future/current development plans. Milestones (long-term plans): Issues Tracker (current in-dev stuff): Legal: Source: All source code and compiled plugin binaries for this addon are distributed under the GNU General Public License (GPL) 3.0, except where noted below, where that code is distributed under its own license. The text of this license may be found at: EXCEPTIONS: None at this time Source code for plugins is included in all releases packs (source may also be found for the most current version at: Models/Art/Configs All Assets and Artwork in this addon are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License, except those areas noted below, which are distributed under their own licenses. The text of this license may be found at EXCEPTIONS: None at this time ModuleManager Module Manager is distributed under its own license (CC-SA). Source code and licensing details may be found at: Community Resource Pack Community Resource Pack is distributed under its own license (CC-BY-NC-SA). Source code and licensing details may be found at: Mini-AVC This mod includes version checking using MiniAVC. If you opt-in, it will use the internet to check whether there is a new version available. Data is only read from the internet and no personal information is sent. For a more comprehensive version checking experience, please download the KSP-AVC Plugin KSPWheel KSPWheel is a non-included dependency for the SC-E (shuttle) landing gear. It may be found at: The Team: Development: Shadowmage - Modeling, animation, texturing, plugin code, concept development, and most configs (balance). And a special thanks go out to all others who are making this add-on possible: JoseEduardo - Co-Conspirator, Testing and feedback, RO and RF Integration, Craft files, additional texture sets blowfish - Testing, feedback, and concept development MrMeeb - Intro video, testing and feedback. StratoChief - RO and RF Integration VenomousRequiem - Config Creativity Director, Testing, config development (descriptions), concept development and feedback. MeCripp - Testing and feedback _Augustus_ - Testing and feedback drtedastro - Testing and feedback riocrokite - Testing and feedback, concept development for part reduction falken - Testing and feedback martinezfg11 - LC-POD IVAs Jimbodiah - Craft repository and testing -if I missed you on this list, sorry! (feel free to send me a PM if you think you deserve a mention in the credits) Donations: I work on this mod during my spare time, and use vast amounts of caffeine in the process. If you would like to help contribute to my coffee fund, please see the link below. This is purely optional, but can help keep me motivated and energized ( = more work getting done!).
  2. Ever since the 1.1 update, version 0.90 has been absent from the KSP store. This may not sound like a big problem, and frankly it's not, but (as far as I can tell) there's no reason not to bring it back. Some reasons for it, however, are an alternative physics system, infinigliders (which are very fun), no re-entry heating (which can be done in cheats and settings but it's on by default there), ion gliders, and just the ability to experience a piece of the past firsthand.
  3. Kerbiting System This planet pack is a planet pack that rearranges all the planets in the stock Kerbol System. In later versions more planets and moon will be added, the star will change, and a lot more will come! This is what I let you guys decide. I like to make a planet pack which makes people as happy as possible. For that to happen I need your advice on what to do/add/edit. For now this is all you will get. I'm working hard on it and next version will come out soon! Very important to know is that this is my first work. So if any bugs are encountered, report them immediately! Let me know what you think and give me some advice on what to do next! I'll make a poll to know what you guys want to see first/next. Changelog: Beta v0.2: Fixed a major bug by changing rearrangement of the planets Changed science values More bugs fixed Beta v0.1: Added descriptions for all the planets Added some small things Bugs fixed Alpha v0.2: Added correct science values for all the planets Alpha v0.1: All stock planets rearranged Given some different properties/orbit settings for some of the planets PICTURES: Pictures Kerbiting System STRAWPOLL: Poll Installation instructions: Just place the "Kopernicus" folder inside the "GameData" folder. DOWNLOAD: SpaceDock CurseForge DEPENDENCY: Kopernicus Module Manager Thanks for downloading and have fun with my work! Big credits to the developers of Kopernicus and ModuleManager of course! Please give me some feedback and comment what you think of my first work!
  4. I've been really excited to try out 1.2 but whenever I try to get it off of Steam from the beta pre-release, I can't access it. I have signed up for beta on the settings and also singed up for the pre release discussion or group or whatever its called. Am I still missing something?
  5. I really like the satellite contracts in KSP, but I get fed up of KSP asking me to move my Remote Tech or SCANsat probes. So, I decided to try and fix it. I present to you: Clever Sats. A replacement for stock Satellite Contracts. How is this different to the stock Satellite contracts? The stock system will cast around for any vessel which has an antennae, probe core, and solar panels, and decide it's a valid target. This is fine for stock games but for those of us running RemoteTech, or SCANsat (or other satellite mods) it will ask you to move all of them, regardless of function. Yes I can ignore those contracts, but I'd rather not have irrelevant contracts generate at all. So, what does Clever Sats do differently? Basically, every time you put complete a contract to launch a new satellite, that satellite will be added to a list. When we start looking for satellites to move, we will only consider vessels on the list. This means that comms relays, scansat probes etc. will be left alone. Sounds good. So why is this in Addon Development? Two reasons. Firstly, it requires an unreleased version of Contract Configurator. The second reason is, that it isn't really finished. I've got it to a point where I'm basically happy with the way orbits are generating, but I need help with playtesting and reward balancing. That's where you come in! What sort of contracts can I expect from this pack? Right now, I have these missions: The basic "launch a satellite into orbit" mission. This is pretty much like the stock missions. The harder the contract, the further out, and the wilder the orbit. You'll probably find that one star contracts will give you mainly equatorial, low orbits. Three stars, well all bets are off. Create a satellite constellation - this is a bit of a clever one. It will try and find two satellites which are close by. If it finds them, you'll be asked to synchronise their orbits. Any satellites that are part of a "constellation" should be ignored by other missions (but see Known Issues) Move a Satellite - this is basically like the stock enhanced contracts, you'll be asked to move your satellite to a new position. Move a Constellation - move a constellation of satellites to a new position. (Coming Soon) - Decommission a satellite (Coming Soon) - Repair a faulty satellite What can I do to help? 1) Grab the latest development version of Contract Configurator from here: 2) Grab Clever Sats from here: 3) Play, and give me feedback. 4) Profit Special Thanks @nightingale as ever, for his tireless hard work on Contract Configurator License CC-BY-NC-SA 4.0 Source available at the release link above.