RocketMan-Explorer

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  1. RocketMan-Explorer

    The Space Program With No Name (updated Jan 12, 2019)

    That's scary! Were you OK? It's OK, you can look at the old images from the mission report and try to replicate them in a new thread if you have a new computer. Otherwise.... this thread had a long run, and it was nice to be able to follow these missions along with you.
  2. RocketMan-Explorer

    September Astronautics

    Ah. Well, I have MechJeb, and I know what you mean by the delta-v indicator (the one in the VAB?). Still a shame that it's inaccurate, though. Yeah, I've been wanting to get MH ever since it came out, but I haven't had the time to do so. Maybe one day - although I definitely agree with you on the basis that MH can make for some sweet rockets, probes, and rovers. Good point. I used the Mariner probes for all of my previous career saves. (Creativity, what's that? I've never heard of it! ) Although I have tried to be a little more creative in the save I'm starting now. Try Sci-Fi Visual Enhancements by @panzer1b, it's designed to run on medium-end computers, despite the fact that it's bundled with EVE. Excited for more!
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    September Astronautics

    This is on KSP 1.6.1, right? I love the new delta-v indicator! You can also install EVE and SVE/SVT to make the terrain prettier, or you can use Sci-Fi Visual Enhancements. Those new spacecraft look epic! I wish I had gone with your choice of probe design instead of the standard "slap instruments and a solar panel to the probe core" which I seem to use too much. Keep up the great work @septemberWaves! (EVE, SVE/SVT have not yet been updated since 1.4.2 - however, you can still install EVE and the SVT configs. It will work and it will beautify Kerbin by a LOT)
  4. Okay, slight changes. I'm not going to upgrade to 1.6 just yet, I'm going to stay in 1.5.1 for another month or so. I didn't get Spectra, but I was able to install EVE and SVE, resulting in a sweet-looking Kerbin. Here's the screenshot for you. (Ooh, pretty!) Everything else is pretty much the same - the modlist hasn't changed, except for me uninstalling Spectra.
  5. "We have the possibility. We have the technology. We have the capability. As Supreme Commander of the Kerbin forces, I believe our planet shall commit itself to landing a Kerbol on every known planetary body, and returning them safely to Kerbin. 10 years? 20 years? 30 years? Have as much time as you like. Just get it done." - Commander Rocket Man, January 18, 2019 (OOC: The date I started my save) Hello, all you wonderful people of the KSP forums! I'm Rocket Man, and this is my first ever Mission Report! It will take place in Career mode. The Difficulty is custom, but with CommNet and Plasma Blackout enabled (OOC: Originally, I would have just stuck it on Easy mode, but I really hated the idea of going without CommNet), and there is an upper limit to how much G-force Kerbals can tolerate. Other than that, the rest of the settings are the same as if it was in Easy mode. Missions will be encased in spoilers to cut down on the length of the page that the site would need to render. The version of the game is KSP 1.5.1. I would have gone for 1.6 had I known it existed, but by the time I had installed all the mods in preparation for the game, KSP 1.6 came out. Instead of going through the hassle of reinstalling everything, I just decided to start it while KSP was in 1.5.1. Oh, and also, no Jeb, Bill, Bob, or Val. Sorry, guys. As much as I like them (and believe me, I do like them), it would make more sense if the careers had original Kerbonauts. Spoiler: Suit rankings (I love TextureReplacer). Spoiler: Mods installed in game. (L-R) The first three Kerbonauts of the RMGT program, P0 Malul Kerman, P0 Dihat Kerman, and P0 Lutop Kerman, in red flight suits. All three are pilots. Until newer spacecraft are developed, the RMGT does not need scientists or engineers. Same as first photo, except with EVA suits on. Spoiler: Nimbus program, first attempts at suborbital spaceflight. Along with instituting stricter precautions, the RMGT administration have decided to establish a spreadsheet for every crew member. The spreadsheet can be found here, at docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1HU0Km0-djTFpX3xC1svhdX7AiIB0rrcaxOrDJAFNb3k/ Thank you for watching! Comments, questions, and concerns are appreciated. Until next time! - Rocket Man
  6. I wanted to upgrade to 1.6 today, but my computer ran into some software issues. I'll try again tomorrow. The mod I want to have more than anything else is Spectra, because it makes the terrain so freakin' pretty. I'll also see if I can copy over the suit packs and my ship saves. The last thing I want to do is replay another career run. (I've already done this once because the Kraken used my savefile for breakfast )
  7. Just got done from a long break and started rereading from the beginning. Kerny has certainly come far from a Cadet into one of the highest-ranking officers, hasn't he? I've also prepared a recap sequence for the previous chapters (Chapters 60-70) with the key moments of each chapter. It's been a long time since I did one! (Maybe I've accidentally rewritten some elements as well? @adsii1970, what does the phrase "tacos and sea-bugs make for happy travellers" (somewhere in Chapter 60-65) actually mean? I've been putting my brain to work and can think of several things - let the speculation begin! And maybe it will be revealed in the story? - please.... The death of a high-ranking Kerbal official and the activation of another set of command orders. (Dr. Edmund, you were gone too soon...) A security incident requiring the activation of Section 31 orders (Ohoroxtotil or Ah Cuxtal). Of course, any knowledge about [REDACTED] would probably require Dr. [REDACTED] and Senior [REDACTED] [REDACTED] and it would mean: The sighting of an unidentified craft necessitating the urgent notification of a Consul member. (Not particularly likely, because we have seen several other reports of Mission Craft which didn't include the phrase ) The sending of an encrypted data packet from Section 31 awaiting retrieval. (Not very likely, because it would be incredibly inefficient to send these reports every time, unless this is an extremely sensitive data packet .) Confirmed resurgence in the pink slime infecting several different Kerbonauts. (As sad as it would be, this would probably be the one that it signifies) Personally, I think this is the most likely option, because of the phrase "tacos and sea-bugs" [which were Dr. Tesla's codename for the pink slime]. It would also explain Maxbas's very sudden change of demeanour. The "happy travellers" part could mean that the Kerbals were getting very sick from the pink slime. Conversely, Maxbas's response of "and then we'll order sea-bugs and eat the tacos until Minmus rises" could mean several different things as well, but it most likely means "I am aware of X" with X being one of the options below: I am aware of: the pink slime, ("sea-bugs") and will meet ("order sea-bugs") to personally discuss it ("eat tacos"). Again, I still think this is the most likely possibility due to the "sea-bugs" codeword, and the "order tacos" could suggest a private meeting will take place. I have recieved the data packet (if the codephrase indicates the transmission of the data packet). I am aware of the situation (death/security incident/unidentified craft) and will meet ("order tacos") to personally discuss the course of action. Oh, yes, and before I drag this on for too long, the recap log! (Haven't done one in forever, so this is my @adsii1970-tax!) Spoiler: Audio transcript of captain's log, Moho 27, Y003 (Chapters 60-70 recap sequence). (I feel like Kerny Kerman and the Gang is the name of the series, just like The Saga of Emiko Station) @adsii1970, thank you so much for an awesome story! (Kept having to retype this for an hour because I would accidentally hit Command+Z and undo all my work ) See you next time! - RocketMan-Explorer
  8. RocketMan-Explorer

    A K Prize entry - or adventures with Space Planes

    How do you install EVE in 1.6? The last GitHub release was in April 2018 for 1.4.3. Are you using CKAN, or installing EVE through GitHub? Just curious, because I really want those visuals that you have.
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    A K Prize entry - or adventures with Space Planes

    Great job, @purpleivan! Will you be making a continuation of this, with more flights? Just curious, because I really like this. Are you using KSP 1.6/1.6.1 and Spectra, or Environmental Visual Enhancements to get those clouds? I LOVE those clouds and would really like them in my save. Sorry to bother you!
  10. Chapter 2: Rise of the Spud/Dawn of the Griffin And we're back again! After a bizarre anomaly in the fabric of reality/the entire space program being a hoax of CGI/a bizarrely persistent visual anomaly/a tear in the space-time continuum the old Space Center was demolished due to the cancellation of the old space program, and a new space program, RMGT, was established (at the same site as the old one). Several instances of software corruption/collusion with an unknown anomally colloquially known as a "Kraken" disease, insanity, and illness meant that Malul, Lutop, and Dihat (who had returned to the KSC site) were quietly sent to quarantine cells for a case of "space madness"/"reassigned" to South Polar Base given a "vacation" at an undisclosed spa for an indefinite period of time. Jeb, Bill, Val, and Bob, who had appeared instantly in the game files/miraculously teleported into the save/hitchhiked on a plane/been replaced by their doppelgangers been on extended leave since the closing of the first RMGT, were fired. (OOC: continuing with the No-Original-4 rule) After constructing the KSC's facilities and being granted 200,000 Kerbucks, RMGT hired three pilots to start the program: Jorsen, Shergun, and Adgas. Spoiler: Spud program, attempts and successes at suborbital spaceflight. Spoiler: Griffin program, first attempts at space tourism. (OOC: Yes, I know that in reality, most careers would go for orbit after suborbital flights, but I felt like I should try to come up with an affordable launch system.) Next on the list: GTF-2 and 3, and early orbital attempts. Thank you for reading!
  11. Finally, after a long break due to schoolwork, test studying, and overall loss of energy, I'm back! Started a new save called RMGT Redux. New spaceships should come out tomorrow. Installed 5 new mods: Spectra Visual Enhancements v1.1.7, UnKerballed start, Kerbal Health, RasterProp Monitor, and Modular Launch Pads. Ran into some problems with Spectra and UnKerballed start. New missions will start tomorrow!
  12. I'm loving this, @Pipcard! I'm making a Career mission report myself, and I just want to say, this is really well done!
  13. OK, there are two things that I have to say. #1 - I removed Kerbalism because it was making me rage. #2 - My entire save got deleted, so I will have to start again. I'm really sorry, but I'll have to scrap this idea and create a new version of RMGT. Rest assured, the goal won't change.
  14. Thank you for your kind words, @Kerbalstar!
  15. @kerbalstar: Sorry I'm late. I probably won't be able to complete the 2nd challenge, I'll wait until the 3rd challenge comes out. I wanted to participate on the original thread, but I had no idea it existed until @Alpha 360 resigned from it. Now, though, I want to participate, so I'll wait, and then start to submit entries. Thanks!
  16. *read in deep announcer voice* Previously on @adsii1970's Kerny Kerman's Journal... Stay tuned for season [insert season here], coming to you on [insert date here]. Or whenever @adsii1970 feels like it.
  17. I started a game and I had a randomly generated Kerbal named Adsi Kerman. So I went into the config and modified it so his name was Adsii Kerman. @adsii1970 consider this my tribute to you.
  18. Forgive me, O great @adsii1970 for I have committed a sin. I have not looked at this mission report for (gasp!) 34 minutes!
  19. Aww, @adsii1970 , your brain isn't demented, considering you've managed to pull off a solid storyline for ~3 years now. Many people wouldn't be able to do that. So, good job. P.S. I have a suggestion for the Kerny Kerman fanbase: "Kernies", sorta along the lines of Trekkies. P.P.S. I ship Kerny and Maxbas. (Maxny?) (Kerbas?!) P.P.P.S Is there any cure for the pink slime? If there is, I'll keep my mouth . P.P.P.P.S (sorry ) Will anybody infected with the pink slime die?
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    Thread to complain bout stuff

    I am absolutely fed up with McDonald's. Funny story...... I'm allergic to dairy. I thought McDonald's would be fine. So I wanted to get some fries. Nothing wrong with that, right? I ordered a bunch of fries, and took a bite. But then I got a REACTION. Yes, an ALLERGIC REACTION, from FRENCH FRIES. No, it's not the beginning of a bad joke. Thankfully, it wasn't too severe, and I had some antiallergy meds with me, so I was able to get it under control. But still... Never McDonald's. Unless I'm starving.
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    Building The Perfect Simulator

    Improved list (is this better)? https://pcpartpicker.com/user/spacepotato101/saved/ry2hqs
  22. RocketMan-Explorer

    Building The Perfect Simulator

    So something like this? https://pcpartpicker.com/user/spacepotato101/saved/ry2hqs