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    [0.24.2] Deadly Reentry Continued v5.2, 7/25/14

    This update is by NathanKell.
    ialdabaoth (who is awesome) created Deadly Reentry 2, based on r4m0n's Deadly Reentry; this is a continuation.

    License remains CC-BY-SA as modified by ialdabaoth.
    Also included: Module Manager (by sarbian, swamp_ig, and ialdabaoth). See Module Manager thread for details and license and source: http://forum.kerbalspaceprogram.com/threads/55219
    Module Manager is required for DREC to work.

    A note on settings (regardless of whether you're using FAR):
    1. Playing on Stock Kerbin, want traditional DRE functionality: don't change anything
    2. Playing on Stock Kerbin, want "harder" / hotter reentry (i.e. faking an 8km/sec reentry): set the shockwave exponent and multiplier to taste; I suggest exponent 1.12 to start. You will need heat shields built for RSS. Place this file in your DeadlyReentry folder.
    3. Playing on Earth or 10x Kerbin (RSS), want heating to be realistic: don't change anything. Use RSS class heat shields. You can get heatshields configured for RSS, and much more, in the Realism Overhaul release thread.
    4. Playing on Earth or 10x Kerbin (RSS), want traditional Kerbin sized-level of heating (aka "easy") set _heat_ multiplier to 12 or so.


    INSTALL INSTRUCTIONS:
    1. If you currently have Deadly Reentry installed, go to KSP/GameData/DeadlyReentry and delete everything (files and folders) except custom.cfg. Also delete any old versions of ModuleManager (modulemanager.dll for example) in your KSP/GameData folder.
    2. Extract this archive to your KSP/GameData folder.


    USAGE INSTRUCTIONS:
    Be careful how you reenter. Make sure your craft has a heatshield (the Mk1 pod has a built-in heatshield, as do stock spaceplanes; the Mk1-2 needs a heat shield from the Structural tab). For a low Kerbin orbit reentry, try for a periapsis of about 20km.

    Hold down ALT+D+R to enable debugging. This lets you change settings in-game, and shows additional information when you right-click parts. After making any changes, hit save to write to custom.cfg. Hold ALT+D+R to make the window go away and disable debugging.

    ==========
    Changelog:
    v5.2
    *Recompiled for 0.24.2

    v5.1
    *Recompiled for 0.24.1
    *Nerfed overpowered 1.25m heatshield, had double the dissipation it should.

    Download
    Source on Github
    Last edited by NathanKell; 23rd August 2014 at 17:05.

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    Awesome as always, Nathan :-D

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    Aw, thanks!

    A note to anyone playing with Human-size Kerbin: setting temperature mult to 8 (instead of the stock 25) seemed to work just about right for me.

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    Nice to see this being working on Nathan. If I wasn't already hitting the crash level of memory usage I'd give it a whirl.

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    Great work!
    Accomplished with RT2, RSS, FAR, RealFuels:

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    Thanks, folks.

    Ratzap, except for like a meg or two of parts, it shouldn't take any memory to speak of.

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    I see your name, Nathan, on an awful lot of the best mods, do you ever get any time to actually play? Or eat?! Cheers for the hard work.

    Quick question - the global scalar for g-tolerance: set to 2.5, does this mean that all parts will explode at 2.5g's? Or is it a multiplier to some other property? How would I "turn off" g-induced damage?

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    So, this is DR Continued, continued?
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    Quote Originally Posted by p1t1o View Post
    Quick question - the global scalar for g-tolerance: set to 2.5, does this mean that all parts will explode at 2.5g's? Or is it a multiplier to some other property? How would I "turn off" g-induced damage?
    As an addendum to this question, have the g values changed significantly from the 2.3 version? I've only just started dipping my toes into DR and it seems wise to be aware of significant changes of that sort.

    Semi-related: re-entry effects are positively terrifying now and I love it.

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    Play? Heh, not really, no. :]
    Eat, yes, at least. ^_^

    Yes, this is DRC^2.

    Regarding g-tolerance multiplier. Thus far I have not changed ialdabaoth's g tolerance formula, which is sqrt(6 * impact tolerance). The multiplier is just a global mult afterwards, so the formula is now gToleranceMult * sqrt(6*crashTolerance)

    Since gToleranceMult is now 2.5, they have indeed, the limits are 2.5x what they were. So you really needn't worry until, oh, 12-15Gs.

    I hope at some point to give parts rational G limits, even bearing in mind (see the old thread) that acceleration really isn't what we should be caring about per se, it's force on the part from all angles.

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