The Flying Kerbal

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  1. Hello! I'm using KerbalEDU 1.4, but it has an extremely annoying bug that changes the screen resolution to a setting which is much to small for me to be able to read properly. Does anyone know if there's a way to stop this? Thanks.
  2. I had visitors drop in unexpectedly so only just got a chance to try KSP. And the good news is verifying the files with Steam solved the problem! So once again you guys pulled through, and once again I thank you!
  3. I'm at work right now and will look at it agsin when I get home. However I can say that when I tried it yesterday, when I clicked on the shortcut on my desktop, literally nothing happened as far as the game loading was concerned. There were no messages, timers it was as if I hadn't tried to open the game.
  4. I've got a laptop built by a UK company called Cyberpower Systems. It has an Intel i7-6700HQ CPU operating at 2.6GHz and a GTX 1060 graphics card.
  5. Mine updated automatically via Steam, and now KSP won't load at all!
  6. OK everyone, first I want to thank you all for taking the time to respond to my initial request for help, all messages, comments and suggestions were very much appreciated. I have say this has been one of the most frustrating and time consuming missions I've ever attempted in KSP, when Fierce Wolf said I'd waste ten hours trying to st this up, he wasn't exaggerating! I'm playing a career game using the Rusty Star Rockets mod. I have imposed a few rules with keeping the use of non-RSR parts to an absolute minimum and only accepting contracts offered by the Kerbin World-Firsts Record-Keeping Society and RSR, being the two that have been the most challenging up to now. This wasn't helped by being offered this contract immediately after fulfilling the World's First contract to plant a flag on the Mun; I haven't even been to Minmus yet! This has meant there isn't much of the tech tree unlocked, so technology I need to control vessels on interplanetary missions is still unavailable. Therefore to pull this off, I had to insure the encounters at Duna and Kerbin (return) were achieved by the initial transfer burn out of LKO, with a mid-course correction very shortly after entering Kerbol orbit if necessary. So finally after much cursing and swearing, I hit upon the manoeuvre that would achieve this, and the Duna probe finally blasted out of LKO tonight! I haven't a clue how I found this, even with all the help from you guys, I'd have to say it was down more to luck than judgement! There will be a slight correction needed, but for now everything's going splendidly. After so much time and effort, I decided that after completing the transfer burn, I'd complete a few simple RSR contracts that were outstanding, and then call it a night - completing the Duna flight tomorrow. If all goes well I might post a few images showing how it all played out. Anyway, thanks once again everyone, and "Fly Safe" as a certain Scotsman would say!
  7. OK guys... after playing KSP for three years, and while by no means a Scott Manley, I do feel I've made real progress in this game. Initially I'd run here as soon as I hit a problem looking for help, but gradually this became less and less, until now! However after four days of frustration, cursing, swearing, and almost putting something solid through the monitor of the computer, I have to admit on this one I'm beat. I'm playing a career in which I'm trying to stick only to "World First" type contracts, keeping private contracts to an absolute minimum. And things were going great, right up until I got a contract when I didn't expect it, requiring a science gathering flyby of Duna and return to Kerbin. For a number of reasons I don't want to enter Duna orbit, not least because I haven't unlocked powerful enough antenna to make communications to Duna possible. Also, if I were to enter orbit of Duna, I would then not be offered the contract to do so at a later date, loosing money in the process. So what I'm trying to do is a two year orbit which would see my vessel just skimming through the Duna SOI for a very short time, maybe an hour or two, before continuing it's Kerbol orbit, ending back encountering Kerbin two years after setting out. I know it's possible, I've seen screenshots of it on various forums including - I'm almost certain - this one. However I can't find any with a guide explaining how to perform this manoeuvre, such as timings, angles, etc. So can anyone talk me through how to do this? Keep it as jargon free as possible as there is so much of it and as I've already said, I'm no Scott Manley. Thanks all.
  8. It looks like there are some headline grabbing plans coming up. Really enjoying this so far.
  9. Terrific start to your new narrative, this could really "take off" (see what I did there? ). And I really like your rocket designs, but I can't quite figure out what engine(s) you use on the main stage of the Altair rocket, any chance you could let me know? I'm really looking forward to the next instalment of this series, keep up the good work!
  10. Great stuff, I must hop right over to the new thread and see what you've been getting up to. And good luck with the RP-1 narrative too.
  11. I've only just found this and enjoyed it immensely! Looking forward to you picking it up again.
  12. Yes... thank you! I would never have found that, your help was very much appreciated!
  13. On the KER Flight Engineer readout which can be displayed while in flight, there are lines separating some of the readings from others, for example Apoapsis and Periapsis height and time to are followed by a line which helps make them standout from all the other data in the Orbital section. I've added a few more settings to the section and would like to have lines between some of them too, but I can't figure out how to add them, could anyone please explain how to do this? Thanks all.
  14. Thanks for the reply KerbalKore. I do have Restock but never got around to RT+, I'll have to take a look at that one. Hmm... my SVE doesn't seem to have aurora, maybe there's a different version of that mod which I'm unaware of? I'll do a bit of investigating later when I have a little time to spare.