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  1. @Gordon Dry Thank you for your testing and tweaks. I merged all pulls in Git except for the engine decoupler. Will look at having a separate decoupler part instead
  2. Hello all. Apologies for the lack of updates. I have unfortunately not been able to dedicate time to KSP in well over a month. My already limited time got further taken away now that I am a single parent, so I've pretty much had to put things on further hold. I am still working on trying to clear out some time weekly to get back to KSP work because it's one of my passions (and I miss it!) In the meantime, do continue to post about any issues, suggestions, feedback, smart remarks, or kind words of encouragement. I will still try to be active in responding here, especially now that I can again reply while away from home.
  3. I haven't seen this as an issue before. Time to re-test everything again in 1.8
  4. New KSP version releases are pretty much guaranteed to break mods. So, yes, it is likely a dependency. Just an FYI, for those trying to get the latest version of things, always download the latest Github repo for the absolute newest stuff. Even though it has not been updated in a bit, it is still the latest version of the mod's files. I am not going to be updating other mod sites with alpha releases, including bug fixes, because it is just too cumbersome and will get confusing.
  5. Like @sslaptnhablhat said, they're planned but not in active development. Honestly could not tell you. Been super busy and a little bit discouraged by I think the fact that KSP won't really let me do the mission like I really want to. In all honestly if anyone is willing to take a look at what they might be able to do to replicate Viking's Biology experiments in KSP, whether it be new code or using another mod to add functionality, I would be forever grateful. I absolutely do not want the science suite to be just a right-click thing. Probably, I hadn't thought about when I made it but I think it's the right fit.
  6. I've been tweaking some models, including Viking but no major progress. I did get a chance to model a new engine I have another part I made progress on, but I'm keeping it secret for now
  7. Lovely surprise! I am just hoping that there's an in-depth career mode progression and more interactive science, not just a right-click menu option. KSP can teach you orbital mechanics and physics without your realizing. I would love if the same approach was taken to other things like astronomy, chemistry, biology, and planetary sciences. I did notice a strange lack of unmanned vehicles showcased in the trailer and dev video. Looks like I'll be busy
  8. Quick update: Not dead. Just really busy at work, so I haven't been able to mod or like have a life, really. Cheers! I am glad you like them!
  9. The bloom is real How are the Helios solar cells in-game? In the render something looks a little odd, could be just me. Love the antenna
  10. Viking is still a little ways out. If you want to get a head start with the current release, use the Github repo and not the last release. Amazing, thank you!
  11. Do you have the expansions installed? I think there might be a conflict somewhere. "Potentially", still trying to figure these little issues out
  12. What a day to celebrate! Decades ago humanity cemented its place in the solar system with a historic touchdown in another world. On July 20th, 1976, Viking 1 safely landed on Mars at Chryse Planitia; marking the end its dangerous voyage and the beginning of a fruitful scientific mission. Viking 1 returned the first scientific data from the martian surface and performed numerous measurements to investigate the potential habitability and presence of life on Mars. The lander was not alone. Its companion orbiter conducted its own science in orbit above and the Viking 2 duo was fast approaching behind; arriving on Mars in August of the same year. Viking 1 continued to operate on the martian surface for an astonishing six years until it finally shutdown in 1982. Happy 43rd Landing Anniversary to Viking 1! Oh, I guess Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong did a thing too. Whatever. /s ~ZZZzzzz
  13. Some more updates for y'all. A few more tidbits got modeled and some parts on the bus are slowly being tweaked to add more detail to haunt me later. A good bit of time got put into the propulsion system, including finishing up the RCS, although the feed line is wrong, I found a better pic and will fix it eventually. You'll see some orange chewy bits; those are fittings for the wiring harness. This final low shot show off the ventral structure and the newly modeled landing radar stuff. The upside down cake/cheese wheel thing is part of the altimeter system, the big brown square is the TLDR (He he, not it's the TDLR, landing radar). ~Zzzz