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Thread: [0.20.2] Mission Controller v0.10 (06/24/2013) [ALPHA]

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    [0.20.2] Mission Controller v0.10 (06/24/2013) [ALPHA]

    I would like to present my new plugin: Mission Controller, currently in *ALPHA STAGE*.

    • Keeps track of your budget and missions.
    • Once you launch a vessel, you have to pay for the vessel (for its construction, fuel and other materials).
    • When you finish a mission or a mission goal you get a reward.
    • There are different mission goals like a certain orbit, a certain landing spot on a celestial body and others. You can mix those mission goals together, for example: Create a manned LKO refuel station with at least 1000 units of liquid fuel.

    Want to create your own missions? Here is a small guide: Introduction and mission packages.

    And here is the flight of Sputnik finishing one of the few currently available missions (I am focussing on the code, not on the missions for now). The video is old but it shows the principle...

    If you don't want to watch a video, here are some screenshots:

    Newest Changes (0.10):
    • balancing... nothing more

    Changes in version 0.9:
    • fixed difficulty reset after restarting the game
    • new icons from bac9
    • added new mission field: repeatableSameVessel for client controlled and passive missions
    • reworked costs (no construction costs because they are too different for different addons)
    • new Duna mission

    Changes in version 0.8:
    • added kerbonaut insurance costs (for each kerbal) which is configurable in the settings gui. The users gets those expenses back when he lands on Kerbin and recycles the manned vessel. Default is 0...
    • added three difficulities, which define the costs for rockets and stuff. Reworked the whole forumlars used to calculate all costs
    • removed recycle option on other planets then Kerbin
    • fixed recycle option: ends the flight now
    • reworked stock mission package
    • fixed a nasty bug caused by KSP

    About the insurance costs: Basically when you launch a vessel you pay for each Kerbonaut, say 100000 krones. You won't get those krones back unless you land back on Kerbin and recycle the vessel. You get 100% back (splashed or landed does not matter). This should make manned missions more dangerous and finally you have to use launch escape systems. End flight or anything that will not recycle the vessel, won't get you the krones back.

    I am thinking about the balancing and if you don't like the current balance, please let my know and post in this thread. Actually, I like the current method a lot more than the old method, but if you, the users, think that I am wrong, please let me know . But first try the new version.

    The problem with the old balancing: Most mods, and I mean really *most* mods, do not balance their costs, because it is difficult and had no purpose. With the old method some overpowered engines were just really cheap. With the current method the addon developers don't need to balance their parts in that regard, because I use a formular to calculate that for them. The downside of the current approach is, that it is not possible to create a part that is expensive because of technology / whatever used in that part. I could fix this by creating a separate list that defines the costs for some parts.


    Installation and usage:

    • Extract the archive into the GameData directory
    • Press on the "MC" icon on the bottom
    • Select the mission package
    • Preview the missions and select a mission
    • Finish the mission

    Mission packages:
    NT Space Program from NoJeb

    Your mission package missing? Write me a private message!

    Thanks for reading and let me know what you think

    Also, sorry for my bad english :-/... I am really trying...
    Last edited by nobody44; 24th June 2013 at 12:45.

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    Amazing work. I'll try it out as soon as possible. Great idea. This holds promise.
    Coming Soon.

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    Looks good. Will use when I have the time.
    Quote Originally Posted by allmappedout View Post
    Nobody can or should tell me, or anyone else, how to play a single player game. There's no legitimate way to use MJ, there's only yes or no. Nothing else matters. Do what you want, how you want. Don't use the internet to try and justify how good a pilot you are because you do or don't use MJ. It doesn't matter a jot to anybody else, and it does not give you the right to preach at others about how their achievements are not as significant as yours because they do something differently.

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    Rocket Scientist lyndonguitar's Avatar
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    Hi, I had a similar idea here, I hope you take a look at it!

    Unfortunately it didn't gather any attention I was hoping it would so someone could develop a similar thing. But looks like your mod and your idea here is very much what I have envisioned, So I am very happy to see this

    Career Mode is my most wanted feature in KSP right now and this would give me something to do for awhile, Good Luck!

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    I took a look at it, but I don't want to force the user to use the plugin (you can still launch vessels even if you can't afford it). And the parts don't have a tech rating :/... so this would be extremly complicated.

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    Looks good, I'm looking forward to career mode myself, and this might fill the void until it gets released. Will give it a spin when I get the time.

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    Aug 2012
    Yaaay! Downloading.

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    As for Docking... Doesn't it eliminate a ship currently orbitting. Say you have "Ship A" already in orbit... and you dock to it with "Ship B". It would become? "Ship B?" and "Ship A" would no longer exist. You can check to see if "Ship A" is still existing or not for a successful dock.

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    That looks like a cool idea

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    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Just did first two missions in a single run. It's okay for me, you can do the same thing in BARIS. Everything runs nominal. Would love to see this mod developing further. There's a lot of time until the next game release, but we can feel the career mode closing in already.

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