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Thread: [0.90] Deadly Reentry v6.5.3 Beta, Mar 6, 2015

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    [0.90] Deadly Reentry v6.5.3 Beta, Mar 6, 2015

    This update is by Starwaster.
    ialdabaoth (who is awesome) created Deadly Reentry 2, based on r4m0n's Deadly Reentry; this is a continuation. This continues NathanKell's work on Deadly Reentry continued, and he might contribute more at times.

    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:
    Module Manager is required for DREC to work.

    Note: Does not support KSP 0.25 Windows x64 release.
    (see Unsupported Versions! below)

    [spoiler=A few words on difficulty (some portions may be obsolete)]
    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.
    3. Playing on Earth or 10x Kerbin (RSS), want heating to be realistic: don't change anything.
    4. Playing on Earth or 10x Kerbin (RSS), want traditional Kerbin sized-level of heating (aka "easy") set _heat_ multiplier to 12 or so.

    • (RSS specific shields should no longer be required as of the latest version)

    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.

    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. On Kerbin, do not deploy your parachuteuntil speed has dropped below ~350m/s. (typically you should be at a safe velocity by the time you reach an altitude of 7km)

    Use the new Toolbar menu to enable the debugging menu. 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. Use the toolbar button to hide the debugging menu.

    [Spoiler: Compatible 3rd party shield packs!]

    [Spoiler: Click me for Frequently Asked Questions!]

    [Spoiler: Click Me For Change Log!!!]

    Download (latest official)

    Deadly Reentry Beta 6.5.3
    Click link for download and changelog.

    Deadly Reentry 6.5.3 Beta Download

    Source on Github

    Unsupported versions!
    Deadly Reentry replacement 6.4.0 DLL for KSP version 0.25 (32 bit)

    For 64 bit Windows Client.
    Deadly Reentry replacement 6.4.0 DLL for KSP version 0.25 & 0.90 (64 bit)
    (does not apply to Linux. If you are using 64 bit Linux, you do not need this and Linux is supported)

    Last edited by Starwaster; 6th March 2015 at 20:22. Reason: KSP 0.90 release (DRE 6.5.3 Beta)

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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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    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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