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    [Kopernicus] Interstellar Consortium

    Yeah, I've been following Sigma's mods evolution on github for a time. Also, thank you, but I think it would be better to say good luck to everyone as this is for the community.
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    [Kopernicus] Interstellar Consortium

    Should be done already. Only thing to make sure is that the static orbit must be set before Sigma Dimensions multiplies the semimajor axis of every orbit
  3. Welcome to the dev page of "Interstellar Consortium", a collection of ideas and agreements regarding the position of stars in KSP Modding This has the goal of making star planet packs compatible with each other with a simple patch (or no patch at all) at all time without any major problems what-so-ever. Interstellar Consortium (Github) Link to the decided stars positions spread sheet Stellar Viewer Github & Stellar Viewer The Original Problem KSP wasn't designed to host star mods at all and it has multiple problems: Just until recently, if you wanted static stars (Not moving stars a.k.a. non colliding stars) you had to create a new central body. This causes a lot of problems with compatiblity and float point errors. Planet packs that had their stars orbiting Kerbol/Sun, could have their SOIs (Sphere of Influences) collide and cause some problems if you wanted to go interstellar Light of Kerbol/Sun is infinite, so it lights up every planet in the whole game regardless of distance Most of the problems can be fixed now, like the infinite light problem. And this is where Interstellar Consortium comes into play Interstellar Consortium Interstellar Consortium will be a series of small patches or decisions between modders to fix these problems and provide a stable interstellar experience by not having a central body put neither have stars moving. For this, there will be a map describing the position and SOIs of almost every star in KSP modding and a new unit of measure for interstellar distances. In the technical part, the stars will still be orbiting Kerbol/Sun and won't require important patches, but will be static to avoid collisions by changing the orbital period of these. The Unit and the Map The new unit for interstellar travel was decided upon looking at an optimal distance at which KSP will still hold up without major glitches. The unit will be called/shortened ki (Kerbal Interstellar or something like that) and will equal 1e+13m which is close to 0.1% of real distances compared to real life and 1% of what it should be in KSP scale This was decided for gameplay balancing (Interstellar travel takes time and making these distances longer could be damaging), some realism (Still far enough to feel as a far away target where to go in the future) and glitch-avoiding (Greater distances can cause float point errors and make returning to the home world bad) The map itself is very simple: A central point to consider it the "center of the galaxy" and Kerbol/Sun but with some requirements for the stars so to make everything compatible: The minimun distance recommended between two stars should shall be 2 ki - A bit short of what Proxima's distance would be with this unit. The max SOI radius should be 1.2 ki - With this, no SOIs will collide and will avoid some major glitches and gameplay flaws The recommended SOI for Main Secuence Stars should be 0.8 ki - This part is entirely albitrary and it's just a recommendation. From a star, the closest stellar companion has to be further than its SOI No star should go farther than 15 ki from the central point in the plane of the "galaxy" and no farther than 4 ki in the normal axis Kerbol/Sun will be at coordinates (10,0,0), being X and Y in the plane of the "galaxy" and Z being up and down - Leads to a feeling of lonliness on the outside and a feeling of crowdness towards the inside Star Clusters (Looking at you Dawn from TWB) can have their own stars as close from themselves as the author wants, but has to ensure no star of those are closer than the minimun distance with a external star Multiple Star Systems count as a single star system The current map has enough space to host 80 to 100 stars which is already a lot and should last for a long time before require of another galaxy or widening of the current one Claming of spaces Of course if we dont decide on the places the stars are, this whole consortium wouldnt make any sense. For that, I've created a small sheet on google with a top-down and side views of the whole map/galaxy (At the moment it doesnt provide the oribit output which will be the actual "orbits" of the stars for the packs, but I'm doing the math) To claim a part of the map just comment with the coordinates (X,Y, Z) you would like your star to be and make sure to follow the rules previously mentioned. And if you want to claim more than 2 systems, please don't claim all to be very close to Kerbin/Sun, that would be very sad for all of us and could damage some planet mods. (Higher class stars like F, A, B... could be nice to have a bit more space out to preserve a bit of realism regadring stellar class proportions) Also, I'm not the only one that would judge the claims. This has to be a consortium after all, a decision made by all of us. To put your star in the correct place, just put its period at a very high number (9e+50 is a good number) and put as the orbital parameters the ones calculated in the spreadsheet (Todo) System Modify Mods A lot of planet mods center around changing the stock system to a brand new one. These changed systems could also serve as a different start point in the map, moving the rest of the stars accordingly to make the effect succesful. This would mean that, for example, you could start in the GPP system but the map wouldnt change. Kerbol/Sun would still be in the same spot and his neightbor stars would still be the same This would require the IC mod part to bundle the Stock System cloning data and have the System Modify mods to move every star to the correct locations. (This could be eased with a proper orbit calculator or a custom plugin to ease things) Who are you to say these things As a disclaimer, I have done a star system of my own and have talked with different planet modders about this and we came to the comclusion that this would be a very good fix to all compatibility issues and at the same time be fun to explore (It's Kerbal Space Program after all, it's meant for rockets and spaceflight) For the moment, I'm the only contributor to the spread sheet and mod aspect (To be done), but I have talked, again, with people about this and they might come on-board to help with the organization of this map. Participant Planet Packs The Worlds Beyond Alternis Kerbol Rekerjiggered Seven Worlds of SLIPPIST-1 Whirligig World Rocheworld Event Horizon Galileo Planet Pack Gameslinx Planet Overhaul Before / After Kerbin Other Worlds Reboot Hope you liked the idea, the read, and the english mistakes I probably have done - Niako
  4. A future kopernicus version will have custom icons for each body in the mapview. Each planet will have its custom icon and asteroids (Like C3-1 and C2-1) will share one In other news: I'm starting to do the second star system Center symbol corresponds to Cercani and leftmost icon corresponds to Terea, the new system in question I'm also trying to get the UI to work (what a surprise) but proves difficult.
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    [1.4.5-4 & 1.3.1-13] Kopernicus & KittopiaTech

    A very cool feature for Kopernicus! This is going to make the map view much more interesting
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    KSP Weekly: Ultima Thule

    I think having the textures of the 3.75/2.5m tanks and copying them into 1.25m it's not very original and incredibly confusing. It's like everything has to be a Saturn V or a Soyuz. The different sized parts have a lot of uniquness potential, but In my opinion this is not being used.
  7. Some updates Learning to implement the UI proves harder than first thought, it will take more time. OWR works on 1.4.5, but if you find any weird bug please post it here Next version should make Cercani almost-static. This will mean it wont move when going there! Latest versions of scatterer and EVE will work.
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    [1.4.5-4 & 1.3.1-13] Kopernicus & KittopiaTech

    Very nice! I love the new Kittopia UI. Must had take a lot of time. On an unlerated note... Very hyped to see Kopernicus 1.4.13 sometime soon. Normal Maps must be either .dds files compressed in the DXT5_NM format (NM for NormalMap) or using a exported normal map from Kittopia (This doesnt require any other program like GIMP or Photoshop) If a normal map isn't as the game wants, it does the 90 degrees thing.
  9. hi niako

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      hi elowiny

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  10. Memory Lane A week ago, the original Other Worlds had its third birthday. On July 3rd, the Development thread was opened. This has gone very far. Thank you people.
  11. Only left is to texturize this thing and give it a gooder animation
  12. I dont feel the mod is finished enough for people to get it while browsing spacedock. I still might change some things and could be bad for things like career mode saves. But I'll make sure this ends up in spacedock when it comes out of dev version I might add a force limit to each sail but they might be set high so to avoid kraken attacks and still allow crazy accelerations, people have fun with that. But the UI will limit the gforce to 1g by default so to have realistic acceleration in massive ships at the start First, you should have totally have asked this to @AndrewDrawsPrettyPictures and Valentine is meant to be more of a double companion, but hey, I cant judge. Second, you can go to the configuration file of Cercani in OtherWorldsReboot/CercaniSystem/Kopernicus/Cercani.cfg. Inside yhe orbit node you will see a variable called hideOrbit = true or something similar (I'm on vacation, cant remember now lol). Copy that to Valentine's orbit node
  13. (Left: All petals of the sail deployed) (Right: One petal stowed) Today I've decided to start modeling the big laser sail. It's going to be a mess to texturize and animate, but I think the end product will be amazing.