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Geolu_Henge

Splashed Down Biome Science in 1.2.2

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My first post here on the forums, much like my first craft in game, is likely to just sit here on launchpad getting ignored for a while.

Anyway, to the point.

For a while now, I have been actively seeking out all possible science combinations of biome and situation on Kerbin; Land, Sea and Air. I'm doing this in career mode as a sort of roleplay that they would firstly want to understand their world before launching into space.

I remember in v0.90 there were .. let's say odd.. biome boundaries, but that was cleaned up in 1.something. After much google-fu and forum-combing I had all but written of the Mountain and Highlands while splashed down combo's. Landed in Water I had a hunch on, and decided to test that out first.

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It is possible, just so long as you don't have the gameplay option "partsPressureLimits" enabled, otherwise everything explodes/implodes at -390m below sea level. To get Landed at Water, simple get a craft dense enough, or with enough thrust to sink down and get you to the sea floor, anywhere. You are now "Landed" in water.

Mountains splashed I found thanks to this http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=793004939 found on a forum or reddit thread that I can't find again.

 

But highlands seemed to be impossible. No one had any news or leads. So I began my quest. Using tips from a forum about kerbalmaps when it shutdown, I figured out how to add Kerbins terrain image file to google earth pro, along with the biome map pulled from the wiki, I played around with transparency to get a visual on where biomes and water might overlap. This gave me around 20 potential sites to investigate, which I painstakingly flew around visiting in sandbox with infinite fuel. After 15 failures, I was running out of determination, but then I remembered the debug had biomes visible in map option...

So I flipped that on, saw some potential sites, visited them. Still nope. But finally, one little pixel of colour caught my eye. A bit north of my location, so I flew up there, landed in the river and pootled along. After 2 weeks off work dedicated to this endeavor, I finally found what must be the last Highlands Splashed location in the 'verse.

 

Well, enough rambling. Thanks for reading.

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ps: just discovered the Launchpad at Baikerbanur is it's own unique biome too.

 

 

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Great Job and Good Patience.

My biggest Personal Biome Event was to find a Spot with 2x3 Biomconditions.

I have not noted the point for a personal quest to find it on every new start.

But i think i know it to good already.

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Looks like a lot of hard work went into that! Well done. 

This may spoil the satisfaction of doing it the hard way, but there is a mod that can help steer you towards every odd combination of science:

 

Between that and [x]Science it is possible for this stuff to be almost too easy

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@Geolu_Henge

I have to correct my self!

It was Not good 

It Was outstanding to find them!

And with Every good work you get the Challenge to get a more komplexer work.

Something like Landed on Sun?:wink:

Godspeed

Funny Kabooms 

Urses 

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Landing on the sun? well, I'd have to actually leave Kerbin SOI for the first time to do that.

Some day I'll get there (and landed on Jool of course, can't forget that one :wink: )

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No need to go that far apart.

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On 3/22/2017 at 0:16 AM, Geolu_Henge said:

Mountains splashed I found thanks to this http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=793004939 found on a forum or reddit thread that I can't find again.

Just a short bit North of that same river where you found the Highlands patch, there's also a small patch of Mountains to splash around in:

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Edited by swjr-swis
corrected forum goof-up

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Oh, neat. I had already got the Mountains Splashed by the time I got to that area looking for Highlands Splashed, so I wasn't on the look for anything else.

Is that locations north/west along the river, just before reaching the confluence/fork?

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21 minutes ago, Geolu_Henge said:

Is that locations north/west along the river, just before reaching the confluence/fork?

Just a few km north of where you found the highlands splashed, a bit closer to the next bend; the module window shows the coordinates.

The picture may be slightly confusing because it is looking due south instead of due north like yours, but the view would be almost the same.

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Alrighty, cheers. I'll check it out when I'm flying that way next.

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