Red Iron Crown

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  1. The EDU version of KSP uses DRM. Perhaps more understandable in that context as piracy is particularly rampant in edu settings, and not just (or even mostly) by students.
  2. As I recall @vexx32 was the true ringleader of that particular bit of silliness. I miss that guy, hands down the best riddle writer on the forum.
  3. Except for the part where they say I created the Green Iron Crown account. The last post in that thread is a more accurate account even if the poster is a bit of a jerk.
  4. Rumors of my Canadianness are completely unexaggerated.
  5. Hello Red Iron Crown. I just have one question to ask - where did you get your username from?

    Thank you for all the hard moderation work you do.

    1. Red Iron Crown

      Red Iron Crown

      It's more or less an anglicization of my real name. 

      Thanks for your kind words but I've been retired from moderating for some time now. The other fellows are certainly doing a great job keeping the place friendly. 

    2. Dman979

      Dman979

      That's a lie. It feels like you just retired yesterday.

  6. This assumes that telling exactly what happened would paint them in a more favorable light, that is far from obvious. That said, I agree wholeheartedly with Superfluous Horseman. We don't have all the facts, we likely will never have all the facts. Stuff happens. I try not to play politics with gaming. If the game is appealing to me I'll buy it, I don't care what people say about the company. If the game is not appealing I will not buy it, no matter how awesome the company. I think the gaming market in general reacts this way, so if they are concerned about sales by far the best thing they can do is produce the best possible game by whatever means they have.
  7. The fundamental problem of multiplayer timewarp hasn't changed, it's still: Waiting or sync issues, choose one. Hopefully you will be able to choose which better suits the game you have in mind.
  8. /me looks at icy poles of Earth /me looks at liquid water equator of Earth Earth is so unrealistic.
  9. I used to help out with the forum To help maintain its decorum Had to dish out infractions For all the troll actions But now I can safely ignore 'em.
  10. #2 is already implemented, pressing the / key cancels time warp.
  11. To include L3, L4 and L5 would require an SoI much larger than the diameter of the child body's orbital diameter... that would require including the parent body in the SoI. At that point it stops being an SoI and starts being something else. So how do you determine the radii of these not-SoIs? What happens at the transition from one to another? Why are we reinventing the wheel when a wealth of existing knowledge about solving n-body problems already exists? What new problems are being created by using this half implemented model? It's not rude or unfair to point out that other games have solved this problem, or not to accept "math is hard" as an excuse for not implementing it. If it's a design decision to stick with Keplerian then that's the dev's prerogative (a decision I agreed with for KSP1), but to say "we want a more accurate model but can't be bothered to do n-body" is a cop out, IMO.
  12. SoI sizes aren't arbitrary. They're where the gravity of one body starts to dominate that from the other. Even if they were, an SoI would have to be stupidly large to include points other than L1 and L2. My opinion on this is to do it correctly or not at all. I've had quite my fill of half-baked implementations in this game. There has long been a working n-body implementation for KSP in the Principia mod as well as n-body physics in other space games, so we don't need to pretend that it's some sort of intractable problem for a video game.
  13. None of the Lagrange points would be inside the SoI of the smaller body though. This suggestion is unworkable on its face. I'd say either do full on n-body or stick with the Keplerian model already in use. Unpopular opinion: LaGrange points aren't that useful. They're a novelty at first and then almost entirely ignored after.