Maelstrom Vortex

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  1. I just hope they find some way of fixing the hard coded strutting on the landing gear.. because if they don't I'm not sure I'll be interested in Kerbals 2. I don't want a game where my space planes spontaneously detonate post-dock when they're supposed to be able to dock and I have no choice in making them better or fixing them if there's an issue caused by a rogue physics mechanic. I liked kerbals, but this has broken more than one career for me and the sheer unpredictable random nature of it.. I mean I'd dock undock a thousand designs with gear on board then suddenly, out of nowhere, self-immolating space-craft.
  2. And I haven't suggested their complete elimination. That'd be just as sloppy as having them functioning the way they are now. They just need a touch up on behavior. Give them the ability to remember where they're connected before and after a docked state.
  3. That's an idea I could get behind.. but metal spontaneously re-routing itself after craft launch.. hardly logical. @FreeThinker almost killed the auto-strut kracken, but's squad hard-coding and the fact that settings changes apparently are locally instanced and only res in normal time said no. 45 minutes of troubleshooting with the ability to turn the struts off, on everything except landing gear. This is the nightmare that results when structural components on space-ships by default auto-orient themselves and you can't tell them to stop, it's even hard coded against it:
  4. Oh, I understand how they work.. the game gets confused as to what is strutted to what on a separation causing craft to spontaneously com bust, that's how they work.. and shouldn't. A well coded game would keep track of what is old craft, what is new craft, and what is connected to what so that before and after separation they are still two distinct craft with known strut points. Just like all the other parts know how they're connected by record.
  5. Autostrut access during time-warp still appears not to show up on my menus. Anyone else not seeing this feature?
  6. Found another possible way courtesy of @FreeThinker . He's added a feature to KSPIE that will allow me to alter strut states during a time warp, which means I should be able to disable them on the craft before physics kicks in.. if I'm lucky. I'll know Friday. Will be streaming to create a how-to and test video to see if it works. So the hope is to time warp the craft before load, so that it doesn't ever enter physics render and stays together, kill all part strutting.. and see how it goes.
  7. I have a station/space plane obliterating itself due to auto-strut activity. I was wondering if there are any existing mods, or if anyone would be willing to create one that will allow the changing of auto-strut settings during non-physics time warp. it may be the only way for me to save it at this point.
  8. @FreeThinker I am beginning to think something goes wrong with the kspie universal joints for docking. I have one craft that has a configuration almost identical to the other, the one with the uni ports flys apart with autostrut errors, the other does not. I managed to get the minmus orbital lab separated, turned off all non-landing gear heavy part autostruting and it still breaks apart. I suspect they may do this with any craft with landing gear. Update: Managed to undock and save half the craft.. but the other plane still detonating.. Now very doubltful it's the docking port. Almost certain it is the autostrutting after turning on the debug auto-strut overlay. Sadly, no way to change the landing gear autostrut or the part autostruts in time warp.. and the land gear I don't believe can be changed from heaveiest at all during flight.
  9. To save myself sanity and time I might have to see about editing the part if possible and making grandparent the default state. Just wish auto-struts in general worked better without having the need to abandon or reduce the breadth of their use.
  10. What about the landing gear? It'd just be nice to not have to worry about that constantly and just have the auto-struts perform relative to their original craft format rather than spontaneously reconnecting.
  11. No, I did some research, it's an auto-strut targeting failure. It had no target part. Happens on docked craft with auto-strut configs present. Problem is.. every space plane will have some form of landing gear. Every landing gear is auto-strut heavy by default. But interestingly, the orbital moon base in the same config except that is not using the universal docking ports is not giving the same failures... *confused* Cheating the lab temporarily to moho, fixed the entire thing as one piece.. cheating it back to minmus, it broke again. Will try to fix it this weekend by cheating to moho and separating the craft then moving them both back. I'm turning off advanced tweakables and manually strutting everything for now on.. and seeing if I can disable on landing gear.
  12. I don't believe that is possible unless you mod the part, but something I intend to try as well.
  13. The auto-strut kracken can happen on any docked craft where autostrut is enabled. Safest most is grandparent, but even then there is a risk. All landing gear by default have autostrut heavy enabled. Here is a documented case: Near the end of the log you will see where a mass of debris are created and just before that is an error where autostrut fails to find a part to link to, causing the explosion. it creates a NAN error, a connection to non-existent object error which explodes the craft. Fairly game breaking for a campaign where if you have, like in my case, 1000+ data of science being researched in a lab on board.
  14. And as long as the auto-strut kracken exists, could we get the auto-strut enabled by default on gear removed?
  15. Is there a way we can make auto-strutting on docked ships more stable so auto-strutting becomes more useful? Like maybe have it keep some form of internal record of the boundaries between docked craft and only allow strut linking to parts internal to that segment of the total craft? It should hopefully radically reduce auto-krackens and make auto-strut more useful. This post contains an example of said instability: