Tired of using this 'wheel' technology from the stoneage? Step it up a gear, add some potentially fatal parts to your vehicles, use the newly released Caterpillar Tracks!
Free bugs with every purchase!
This is an early alpha release so there will be some bugs. Symmetry in SPH will cause the tracks to flip 180 degrees so you will have backward facing tracks on one half of your vehicle (wont be too bad so long as you dont mind reversed tread-patterns), this is to be fixed with a new plugin for the future.
It is strongly recommended that you test your vehicles on Kerbin before shooting them into the sky, and test the limits of the tracks before making rocket-rovers to jump around on Eve.
The wheels on the large set of tracks will rotate the wrong way, this will be fixed in the next update and doesnt impede the movement of the tracks in any way.
MK5 track icon does not appear in the editor, rather just a blank square. Will be fixed in the next update.
The track texture on the smallest set doesnt tile properly, to be fixed on the next update.
Controls are the same as with regular rover wheels, with the added benefit of looking cooler and turning on the spot (so long as you dont have abnormally long and narrow vehicles).
If you come across any bugs please post on this thread and I'll
ignorerecord them to be fixed later on.
I'm allowing redistribution only alongside the mod as a whole and only for non-commercial use.
Some brief construction warnings:
If you want to spin on the spot, make sure your vehicle is physically built to do so. Making something long and narrow with tracks wont spin in real life, it wont spin in KSP.
Be very careful when using more than one MK5 on a single vehice...theyre very heavy, very grippy and very strong, they can and often will pull stuff apart if not properly strutted.
I have just uploaded the Proof of Concept track sets, those used for the first test phases of the pack. Be warned though, although these are faster, they are more unstable and can be difficult to attach to objects.
HERE is the link.