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  1. I have a odd one for you. I have a particular vehicle that, at launch, acts as though it is tethered by a string: it starts to lift off, but then halts and then slowly descends. Eventually, as various stages are expended, it begins to rise again. No - this is not a TWR issue - the craft has plenty of thrust and similarly constructed craft act normally. I thought it might be a 'distant part' issue: when a small part, like a light or a strut is somehow part of the ship even though it is metres away from the body of the craft - I have had that happen before, and thought maybe some part was stuck under the launchpad. But no. I accounted for every part of the ship. I was racking my brain, trying to figure out what was keeping my ship from ascending, when I decided to turn off PRE. Immediately my ship started rising into the sky. Repeated experiments proved to me that PRE, if not the cause, was a factor in keeping my kerbals from going to space today. If you are interested, I can send you any files you may want, if you wish to explore the problem. As it is, I have a work around (turn off PRE for a few seconds), so I am not too worried about it.
  2. Wow! I am thrilled that there is interest in reviving this mod. I am in the middle of changing residences and in putting on a theatre production, but once things settle down and I don't have to rely on my workplace WiFi for internet connectivity, I will be eagerly looking at what progress has been made. Thanks for the efforts, fellow Kerbalers
  3. Woo-hoo!!! Thanks, I will try this out tonight. edit: Yep - It works
  4. Hello @linuxgurugamer 1st: Thanks for this mod - as someone mentioned earlier, it makes taking all those screenshots worthwhile. 2nd: Thanks for all the modding you do - you are a god! 3rd: I do have a small problem: Everytime I start KSP, this mod seems to recalculate the displayTime value in the LoadingScreenManager.cfg. I might set it to 20 and the next time I look it is at 10.3452 or 17.965065, or some other value. Sometimes it is so low that the pictures end up changing so quickly that the totalSlides figure is exceeded and I just see the same image flashing every 3 or 4 seconds for ages (it takes 11 minutes for KSP to load on my machine). Is there an easy solution for this? Have I set something up incorrectly? Or is this a bug? My current config looks like:
  5. I have compiled and run the code under 1.4.1 and there is good news and bad news: Good news: no more aborts or log spamming! Bad news: no nothing. The mod does not do anything anymore. The GUI appears, but when you press the button to put a kerbal at a location, nothing happens. I have traced the code and everything seems to be setting itself up internally just fine - KSP just ignores the changes the changes I have made to the game state. Unfortunately, I do not foresee having the time to delve deep into the new KSP code to find out how to add objects to the game (I barely figured it out previously). If anyone would like to take a crack at it, I would be really grateful. I am not talking about having to take over the mod, but if anyone can point me in the right direction for how to get a kerbal's ProtoVessel added to the current game (or whatever the new equivalent may be), that would go a long way to getting me going again. I don't want to abandon Walkabout - I had plans for it (getting kerbals to walk/run towards targets automatically with obstacle avoidance, cruise control for rovers, etc). But I just don't have the time to comb through all the documentation and figure this out all over again.
  6. Version 1.7.1 is out. Sorry about that folks. I tested against the wrong version KIS.
  7. Thanks @StevenV - I just discovered that myself. Something went wrong with the release build - I'm on it.
  8. Version 1.7 is finally out. The major point to note is that it now works with relocated KSPs (e.g. Galileo's Planetary Pack, Alien Space Program, etc). If you have created custom locations, please note that you will have to recreate them for this version - sorry. After this, I will work on updating the GUI and hopefully getting more functionality out of the Perpetual Motion mode. Have fun guys - and thank you for waiting for this update so patiently. While working on the latest release, I found a number of cases where WalkAbout was creating situations that it handled without incident, but which seemed to cause problems within KSP. In some of these cases, KSP would not crash until the scene changed. I have no proof, but I think that one or more of these cases may have been the reason for KSP crashing after placing a kerbal. In other words, it is possible that the crashes had nothing to do with placing the kerbal in the game - it was caused by an earlier error in setting up the GUI or determining which locations were available, etc. I have "sealed up" a lot of these holes in the code and I hope that this will help prevent any more unexpected crashes when placing kerbals. If anyone does still have unexpected crashes - please let me know. If you used to have crashes and don't anymore - please let me know. Thank you for you patience in waiting for me to get this mod out.
  9. That is exactly the problem I was running into. Vanilla KSP says the centre of the KSC is somewhere in the crawlway, so the flagpole would be x metres due west. But GPP says the centre of the KSC is in the R&D facility and the flagpole is y meters NWN. So any offsets I stored would give me inconsistent positions relative to the KSC depending on which mods were installed. Fortunately, as my previous post shows, I can get the lat/long of the flagpole independently from the position of the KSC so I can base all my calculations on the position of the flagpole and don't have to worry about the KSC having been moved. I am going to have to check if the KSC has been rotated, lifted, lowered or rescaled, but I already know how to handle those issues.
  10. Ah Ha! I got it! The method I posted above does work. The success was hidden by a bug I introduced while trying to display the results. I still don't know why GPP gives me different results for the location of the KSC, but it doesn't matter if I can reliably get the location of the flagpole. Now I just have do some validation (I. E ensure the flagpole does not change position as the buildings are upgraded) and I will be ready to work on updating WalkAbout.
  11. No problem. I missed the bit about this post being for mode that haven't been released. My mistake. Thanks.
  12. I looked through the API documentation and found the SpaceCenter object. I thought that might help: var kscVectorPosition = ((FlagPoleFacility)SpaceCenter.FindObjectOfType(typeof(FlagPoleFacility))) .transform .position; var latitude = Kerbin.GetLatitude(kscVectorPosition); var longitude = Kerbin.GetLongitude(kscVectorPosition); var altitude = Kerbin.GetAltitude(kscVectorPosition); but it was to no avail. In vanilla KSC I get the proper position for the flagpole, but with Galileo I get a position west of the KSC.
  13. May I request the addition of Walkabout, which I think should go under the IVA mods section as a light green entry: [1.2.1] WalkAbout, by Antipodes - Walk/run/swim without holding down W-A-S-D. Place a kerbal outside any door anywhere around the KSC. Thank you.
  14. Hello all. I am hoping someone out there can help me with an issue I am having. I am trying to expand my Walkabout mod to work with relocated KSCs (à la Kopernicus or Galileo). To do so, I need to reliably locate a fixed spot on the KSC grounds. It doesn't matter which spot it is, but I need to be able to get the coordinates of, let's say, the flagpole whether or not Galileo is installed. I tried using code similar to the following: var Kerbin = Planetarium.fetch.Home; PQSCity ksc = null; foreach (var city in Kerbin.pqsController.GetComponentsInChildren<PQSCity>(true)) { if ( == "KSC") { ksc = city; break; } } var kscVectorPosition = ksc.transform.position; var latitude = Kerbin.GetLatitude(kscVectorPosition); var longitude = Kerbin.GetLongitude(kscVectorPosition); var altitude = Kerbin.GetAltitude(kscVectorPosition); When I do this with a plain vanilla install of KSC (v1.2.2), it gives me a point that is in the centre of the crawlway about 1/4 of the way between the VAB and the launchpad. However, when Galileo is installed (also with v1.2.2), it gives me a point that is near the edge of the R&D buildings. Is there a way that I can reliably get the coordinates of a point in the KSC?
  15. @Drew Kerman, yeah, I'm aware of that. Unfortunately, it seems to be an issue with KSP. I have to manually change all the locations that have kerbals appearing underneath portions of buildings to move them out a bit. If I remember correctly, that bug stopped me from placing a kerbal in the elevated walkway in the R&D facility - I'll have to double check that though.