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    479! That's a gap of 12. @Gargamel, I think I just booked a spot on that table of yours
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    439 This is getting interesting, I never expected this to go that far.
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    Baby steps: 313
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    SpaceX Discussion Thread

    Beautiful shot of Mr. Steven!
  8. I could slap myself. Updating the driver did it. Thank you for all your help! That was AAA tech support
  9. HDD formatted NTFS, as expected, but even FAT32 should be able to handle anything under 4GB. I tried downloading to a different HDD - same error. It just finished downloading and interestingly, the file is perfectly fine even though it's bigger than the KSP zip. I won't try the Linux approach until the weekend, if anything goes wrong I don't want to be in a hurry to fix it: I need my PC for work, too. But I tried something else: I logged into the KSP store through my phone, downloaded the file and copied it over to the PC - it extracts without throwing errors. I'm not sure if I should be happy or not... On one hand, that means that my OS handles zips just fine (as it always did in the past), on the other hand it might indicate that my PC isn't communicating properly with my router anymore. Some additional info: My internet connection is over the 4G mobile network. The router is actually just an glorified antenna with a SIM inside. Reception on my PC is through a WiFi dongle in a USB port.
  10. I'm sure its something on my side. I just can't figure it out. I tried the clean boot, thank you. Never knew that was so easy, I learned something new today So after rebooting, I redownloaded the file from the store and tried again. Same error message. However, I found out something: it only occurs with larger files; smaller zips are perfectly fine.
  11. Thank you for the quick answer. It's odd indeed, I'm sure the problem is on my end but I can't figure it out. I used the built-in utility to unzip, which also throws an error: 0x80004005. I can skip the dialog but other files inside the zip pop up with the same error. Googling yielded some promising results but after trying everything that even seemed remotely connected, including uninstalling Java and mucking with the registry, I'm back where I started. Edit: I guess I should be more specific. I tried: run regsvr32 jscript.dll and regsvr32 vbscript.dll in the command prompt uninstall Java try 7-zip repair the .zip with winrar try to disable Microsoft 6to4 adapters (I had none) Run antivirus and malewarebytes to see if I picked up something (nothing, yay!)
  12. I downloaded 1.5.1 from the KSP Store. However, on unpacking the .zip the file appears to be corrupted: I've tried downloading it multiple times with Firefox, Chrome and Edge - same result. Any ideas about how to solve that?
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    The user below me...

    False, I've never owned a car in my life. TUBM owns a bicycle and uses it regularly.
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    KSP Challenge: Stylish Decay!

    The scenario is more familiar than I like to admit. I accept a contract to rescue a Kerbal from LKO and send up a drone to fetch him, only to discover that Jeb has smuggled himself into the capsule again. Usually that means back to square one but since we've got those neat parachutes now I had to try: So, yes, I kicked him out and had him deorbit on EVA. Maybe that'll teach him. Reentry had to be pretty steep to avoid prolonged heating. I still got some creepy views of his insides though. The actual landing was easier than expected, a 180° turn over the VAB and a little flare bled off any excess speed. However, Jeb spent the night outside: all doors on the roof were locked and he can't repack his chute.
  15. Chapeau! Very elegant, indeed. I don't think Kenlie would have gone through with it, but as long as the Kerbulans think he would have... I wonder if he already has a plan how to deal with the others. How many Kerbulan moves can he foresee? I usually devour books, so seeing this story unfold ever so slowly is a painful delight. MOAR? Pretty please?