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[1.1] QuantumStrutsContinued 1.6 - Magical Struts for Rigidifying Outside the VAB!

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QuantumStrutsContinued is the continuation of QuantumStruts by BoJan, providing a set of toggleable, magical strut parts to assist in construction outside the assembly buildings.

Also includes a set of ModuleManager patches by K3|Chris for adding KAS functionality to the strut parts. ModuleManager and KAS not included.

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I have adopted this mod for maintenance only and am not actively developing it. That said, if you find a problem or have a request, feel free to ask and I'll see if it fits in my schedule. :)

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Edited by toadicus
Updated to version 1.6
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agreed, i hate how the vanilla struts leave those hideous clamp piece on my ships... this mod is glorious, and good to see it back up and running, good work toadicus

one question does this have both the blue scifi and grey normal strut lines in this pack (i'm at work)

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Everything old is new again!

Indeed. Maybe I should post my repack of the BFE-5000 xP

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agreed, i hate how the vanilla struts leave those hideous clamp piece on my ships... this mod is glorious, and good to see it back up and running, good work toadicus

one question does this have both the blue scifi and grey normal strut lines in this pack (i'm at work)

I haven't removed any of the parts as delivered in the original, but someday maybe I'll get rid of the deprecated bits (like the core) and make the color tweakable instead of part-specific.

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I haven't removed any of the parts as delivered in the original, but someday maybe I'll get rid of the deprecated bits (like the core) and make the color tweakable instead of part-specific.

Didn't you already deprecate the core in the continuation package you released for 23.5? It wasn't bundled with that one (and I don't think it was missed either :) )

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Yay! It's updated! You're awesome as always, toadicus. I love TweakableEverything as well. :)

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Didn't you already deprecate the core in the continuation package you released for 23.5? It wasn't bundled with that one (and I don't think it was missed either :) )

I appear to have obliterated my old archives, so you may know better than I do. :P But, it's definitely in this version. It doesn't now, and as I recall it didn't then, have a TechRequired entry, so you will only see it in sandbox mode. It exists solely to not break ships that already had it.

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If only it didn't have... adverse reactions... with no-physics parts like the little girder "struts", and apparently for some reason the Oscar B fuel tanks. Don't mount these struts on or aim them at such parts - unless you like having your spacecraft parts spread across the solar system at high speed when you try to warp or use Hyperedit - or having your ship be uncontrollable or becoming a whirling dervish spinning so fast even KJR can't keep it together. The effects only happen if the struts are active.

The really odd thing was I had been testing with the quantum struts mounted on some Oscar B tanks without a problem, then suddenly... Might have been aimed at some ReStock 5-way RCS blocks... nope, no Physics Significance line in those. Dunno why! I'll just not have them anywhere in contact with those small tanks again.

Should you decided to mod the mod, the Strut Guns have an issue the Quantum Struts don't. If you assemble docking ports face to face (or stick another part to a port) then aim Strut Guns across the join, they will not release on Decouple Node, but the Quantum struts used that way will.

Both auto-release on an Undock so the Strut Guns must be deactivated before doing the initial Decouple Node but thereafter can be left activated. It's quite, interesting, to have a rocket pulled apart during ascent as some Strut Guns stretch wayyyyy out keeping dropped parts connected.

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Good to see this is being maintained. I'm using an old version, from .20 or so. Still works ok though.

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is possible to embed quantum struts in parts with "TransformName =" field? would multiple strut points require multiple modules or will it work for all transforms of the same name? will the module have issues for power consumption of 0?

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Also oddly enough, I have ships with both the neon blue struts and the lighter grey Q-struts. The normal struts are darker. The lighter Q-struts are attached to a sub-assembly that I keep reusing. Again, still using the latest "old" release.

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I'm also using an old version from .20 or maybe .21.... Is there any difference in this "updated" version?

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is possible to embed quantum struts in parts with "TransformName =" field? would multiple strut points require multiple modules or will it work for all transforms of the same name? will the module have issues for power consumption of 0?

As far as I know, if you add the QuantumStrut module to a part with a named transform and name that transform in the TransformName field, you should have a working strut originating from that transform. But, I didn't design or build the parts; those are all still BoJaN's, and in fact have never designed or built a part, so I'm not very qualified. If you have an example that you'd like to me to fiddle around with and see what I can make happen, I'm happy to do so.

I'm also using an old version from .20 or maybe .21.... Is there any difference in this "updated" version?

The code base hasn't had any meaningful changes since May 7th, 2014. There have been a few minor updates under the hood since then, but if your version is still working you're not missing out on any awesome new functionality. The only possible exception is K3|Chris and I added KASifyQSC a bit later in the game, so if you use Kerbal Attachment System and don't have the KASifyQSC.cfg patch, you're missing the KAS functionality.

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According to KerbalStuff, this mod is compatible with .25 without any updates, if anybody is still wondering.

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How do you install this mod properly. There is no Read me and going off the obvious copy paste method of the folders didn't work for me.

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How do you install this mod properly. There is no Read me and going off the obvious copy paste method of the folders didn't work for me.

There's nothing special. I've installed several times on different game installs. All I ever did was extract the QuantumStrutsContinued folder into the GameData folder and it works! There must be something unique with your present setup. You may have gotten a corrupt download. Good luck

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I seem to have a unique issue. I installed the mod, the struts appear in my parts catalog and I can place them normally, but they don't seems to actually do anything. No effects in the VAB or on the launchpad, right clicking doesn't bring up anything, and there's no valid actions for the action groups. I'm baffled.

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I seem to have a unique issue. I installed the mod, the struts appear in my parts catalog and I can place them normally, but they don't seems to actually do anything. No effects in the VAB or on the launchpad, right clicking doesn't bring up anything, and there's no valid actions for the action groups. I'm baffled.

Did you unpack the plugin DLL along with the parts? If you're sure you have it installed right, I'll need a log to comment further.

Windows: \path\to\KSP_win\KSP_Data\output_log.txt; Linux: ~/.config/unity3d/Squad/Kerbal\ Space\ Program/Player.log; Mac: ~/Library/Logs/Unity/Player.log

Put it up on paste in, Dropbox, your private server, or however you like to share text online, and link it here or in a pm to me. :)

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Strangely, no. I didn't think to check that. I just did the ol' drag and drop with the GameData folder. Somehow the .dll didn't make it-- actually. My antivirus nuked it without warning. Imagine my surprise when I extracted the .dll a second time only to see it vanish without prompt. It really doesn't like KSP mods.

But, that fixed it. Thank you for what should have been obvious troubleshooting!

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hello todicus,

I am trying to use the CKAN mod / program for testing / use and when this mod is selected, it seems to be pointing to the source code only zip file rather than the 'binary / built' file(s)..

Cheers....

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Thanks for the report!

I've resolved that issue, and a couple other conflicts with my mods on ckan. One pull request is still pending for the others, but this one is good to go. :)

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QuantumStrutsContinued has been updated to version 1.2! This update brings compatibility with KSP 0.90 and nothing else whatsoever.

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Thanks :) This is one of my favorite random part mods hehehe.

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