NewtSoup

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  1. NewtSoup

    Help with ksp withdraw?

    Try this game for your phone / tablet: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.StefMorojna.SpaceflightSimulator That's for android but I'm sure you could get it on iOS if you have an apple phone.
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    Mun slingshots.

    I was exactly the same, then I just went and did it. Go to Duna, it's not much harder than going to Minmus really. In the mission reports there's a record of my first trip to Duna that I did a couple of months ago. I fairly simple. It was far from perfect but Duna is quite forgiving..
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    Mun slingshots.

    I shall remember this - I was just testing my MVL on Tylo to make sure it could land, refuel and take off again. Takes about a year to refuel.
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    How to do precision landing?

    There's a lot of good advice here so all I can really add to this is encouragement and a bit of praise. Really to hit within 3km or so is pretty damn good when you're starting out. You're doing fine!. I quite often land that far away too.
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    Mun slingshots.

    That's because there are 5 of the things, and it's hard NOT to bump into one. Ike is so large relative to its orbit that you frequently encounter its SOI as well. But the reason I don't use Mun slingshots is that you have to wait for 2 windows, Mun's and the target planet's, and then it's quite a pain to chart a Mun fly-by that ejects you at the proper angle. Quite by accident I managed to use Ike to get into a lower eliptical Duna orbit with an ion powered craft. Was really quite happy with the results. I'd love to learn how to do it on purpose. I've included the picture I took at the time - so a ~20m/s burn put me on an Ike flyby which catapulted me into the dotted line eliptical orbit. That's such a change in AP and PE there must have been a fuel saving. I captured into orbit really high up in Duna's SOI because of the TWR of just two ion engines powering the craft.
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    Going Mostlywhere

    Seeing as the Mostlyversal-Lander (MVL ) was available and built - I sent that up next @bewingsays it can be flown to LKO if you fly it Perfectly. Well I'm not perfect. So what I did was put MOAR boosters on it, attached via the aft docking port.. Five kickbacks cured it's Orbital Shyness taking it up to around 14km and over 600m/s before they were ditched and the aerospikes took over. It flew surprisingly well on it's tower of boosters. Once rendezvous in orbit was achieved the two ships spooned up together very, very carefully because neither has any RCS controls. So it's goodnight for now. The interplanetary engine clusters will be attached tomorrow. If I'm feeling REALLY tidy I may even de-orbit the mamoths rather than leave them in LKO.
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    Going Mostlywhere

    Having Invented the Mostlyversal Lander ( with some help ) I have now created a craft capable of pushing it ( I hope ) Mostlywhere. It's not Everywhere because I won't be visiting Eve, not the surface anyway. But pretty much everywhere else, the plan is to find all the anomalies and this is the first launch of the series. So, I'd like to introduce the Heart of Kerbin. It has space for 40 Kerbals in total ( I use the 6 Kerbal Science Lab ) and although not full houses every Kerbal I have currently at the space centre. The first stops will be the Mün and Minmus for practice in flying and landing the Mostlyversal Lander. The H.O.K has achieved a stable 106km orbit around Kerbin and is awaiting a change of engines from Mammoths to Wolfhound clusters. The engines are held on by docking port. The whole ship fully fuelled weighs around 590 tons.
  8. Just because I could, I dropped a Narrow Band Satellite in a Polar orbit of Minmus. I guessed it needed to be polar as the descriptions says it only looks at the area directly underneath so a polar orbit is going to eventually cover most if not all of the surface. It's considerably more than what's actually needed, I know, but I was trying to make it look less boring than going for minimalist and functional. My question is - now that I have it in place, what can I actually do with it?
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    What did you do in KSP today?

    Today I just started upgrading my Synchronous Satellite Relay Network to RA100 clusters. Planning to put 4 of these around every planet and smaller ones around every moon.
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    Narrow Band Scanner

    @mystifeid - that's all really interesting! I was given to understand that the rovemate had such a low range only from anecdote. So with the Rovemate as the only probe core you got pretty much all anomalies on Kerbin at Mun distance out, likely down to the narrow field of view. I'm betting though that once discovered with the rovemate the anomalies would be visible to a different core.. so perhaps a good combo would be to use the rovemate at far out. Then a HECS2 or similar as you get closer in for the wider field. It is a shame though that the system doesnt work such that probes give a rough location from orbit and then the rovemate is used for pinpoint accuracy once you've landed and uses a forward "radar" with a range up to 10km. That would be a little like finding resource nodes in Elite Dangerous I suppose.
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    Narrow Band Scanner

    Yes, that's what we were discussing. The Rovemate is designed for rovers and only has a 10km range. Which means if you put it on an orbiter you have to orbit at 10km for it to be able to see an anomaly. However what you can do I - or maybe used to be able to do - was put it on a ship alongside one of the standard probe cores which only have to be in orbit. Then the rovemate's 100% combines with the probe core's range and you discover anomalies every time. That's the theory anyway.
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    Joystick Issue

    Actually, it's ok. Regardless I have AFBW- Linux working now. Having reinstalled all my mods it now shows up on the toolbar controller. My joystick is recognised and I get a ton of options. Thanks for all the help
  13. I'd really like to play with space planes but they're much better with a joystick. However at the upgrade to 1.3.1 KSP stopped recognising my joysticks. At that stage simply clicking the button to assign an axis would cause KSP to crash. With 1.4 It stopped crashing but did nothing on clicking the button. I was just trying it today and still nothing in the latest KSP. I have been using a Sidewinder Precision Pro Joystick Sidewinder Force-Feedback II Joystick Thrustmaster T-Flight HOTAS stick Steam Controller X-Box One controller None of these are recognised by the game - they all show up with a name in JS-Test ( ubuntu linux ) and I can test all the axis. I seem to remember a while ago Scott Manley said Joysticks were not working in KSP. Is this an issue for everyone?
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    Narrow Band Scanner

    Nice one I found that Jeb could jump for the last ladder but that's ok :). I'd not realised the center fins were on the CoM. Yeah 4x Symetry has a habit of turning itself back on from no symmetry if you've used it on a part previously. The reason I've gone with t he LT1 Struts is because the LT2s are Mahoossive and with them on the Drills can't touch the ground. It does look a little different but that's becuase the tanks have been moved down a bit. They were also moved outwards a tiny bit and were not touching the craft. I've moved them back in a touch but left their vertical alignment the same. Valentina can still climb down the ladder the whole way. I'm not perfect - tried a launch to LKO - PE ..well not nearly sufficient. I had not considered Kerbin in my definition of mostlyversal. Flies lovely though
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    Joystick Issue

    I definitely have SDL2 installed, I even removed it and reinstalled it but I have no libSDL2.so on my system. I do have a libSDL2-2.0.so.0 in /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu though if that helps? I'm still quite new to linuxing, I use it but I don't know much about the insides yet.
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    Joystick Issue

    I deleted my mods, the CKAN registry, ckan clean and reinstalled all my mods.
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    Joystick Issue

    I installed the wrong Advanced Fly By Wire by accident and put the window's version on. However when I tried to uninstall it CKAN just locked up to the point where it just stopped responding. I killed the process but the window remained. I logged out and back in to clear the window. I then deleted the files manually but CKAN gui still thinks I have the mod installed and can't remove without locking up as above. restarted PC. Same thing Have tried uninstalling from the command line and I get this: [email protected]:~$ ckan list KSP found at /home/ruth/.steam/steam/steamapps/common/Kerbal Space Program KSP Version: 1.4.3.2152 Installed Modules: - AdvancedFlyByWire 1.8.0.5 - BetterTimeWarpCont 2.3.10 - ClickThroughBlocker 0.1.6.5 - DistantObject v1.9.1 - DistantObject-default v1.9.1 - DockingPortAlignmentIndicator 6.8.2 - EnvironmentalVisualEnhancements 2:EVE-1.4.2-2 - KerbalAlarmClock v3.9.1.0 ^ KerbalEngineerRedux 1.1.5.1 - Kopernicus 2:release-1.4.3-2 - KSP-AVC 1.2.0.2 - KSPSteamCtrlr autodetected dll - ManeuverNodeEvolved 4.0 - ModularFlightIntegrator 1.2.5.0 - ModuleManager 3.0.7 - PlanetShine 0.2.6.1 - PlanetShine-Config-Default 0.2.6.1 - RasterPropMonitor 1:v0.30.4 - RasterPropMonitor-Core 1:v0.30.4 - Scatterer 2:v0.0331b - Scatterer-config 2:v0.0331b - Scatterer-sunflare 2:v0.0331b - SixCrewScienceLab 1.1 - SixSeatMk3cockpit 1.1 - Steamworks autodetected dll - StockVisualEnhancements 3:1.3.0.4 - SVE-LowResolution 3:1.0.7 - SVE-Terrain 2.1.4 - TacFuelBalancer v2.18 - ToolbarController 1:0.1.6.7 - TriggerAu-Flags v2.9.3.0 - xScience vV5.15 Legend: -: Up to date. X: Incompatible. ^: Upgradable. ?: Unknown. *: Broken. [email protected]:~$ ckan remove AdvancedFlyByWire 1.8.0.5 I can't do that, 1.8.0.5 isn't installed. Try `ckan list` for a list of installed mods. [email protected]:~$ How can I perform a manual excision of Advanced Fly By Wire? Ahh tried it without the version number and got this ( which explains the lock up ): [email protected]:~$ ckan remove AdvancedFlyByWire About to remove: * Advanced Fly-By-Wire (Windows, x64) 1.8.0.5 Continue? [Y/n] y Removing AdvancedFlyByWire... Unhandled Exception: System.ArgumentOutOfRangeException: Index and count must refer to a location within the string. Parameter name: count at System.String.Remove (System.Int32 startIndex, System.Int32 count) [0x0004c] in <71d8ad678db34313b7f718a414dfcb25>:0 at CKAN.KSPPathUtils.ToRelative (System.String path, System.String root) [0x00064] in <487ee44426e64f80af9072b3674c48a1>:0 at CKAN.ModuleInstaller+<>c__DisplayClass34_0.<AddParentDirectories>b__1 (System.String dir) [0x0004f] in <487ee44426e64f80af9072b3674c48a1>:0 at System.Linq.Enumerable+SelectManySingleSelectorIterator`2[TSource,TResult].MoveNext () [0x00051] in <c0502b9f220448589f6c0bfcd98a6c9b>:0 at System.Linq.Enumerable+WhereEnumerableIterator`1[TSource].MoveNext () [0x0004e] in <c0502b9f220448589f6c0bfcd98a6c9b>:0 at System.Collections.Generic.HashSet`1[T].UnionWith (System.Collections.Generic.IEnumerable`1[T] other) [0x00026] in <c0502b9f220448589f6c0bfcd98a6c9b>:0 at System.Collections.Generic.HashSet`1[T]..ctor (System.Collections.Generic.IEnumerable`1[T] collection, System.Collections.Generic.IEqualityComparer`1[T] comparer) [0x0004b] in <c0502b9f220448589f6c0bfcd98a6c9b>:0 at System.Collections.Generic.HashSet`1[T]..ctor (System.Collections.Generic.IEnumerable`1[T] collection) [0x00007] in <c0502b9f220448589f6c0bfcd98a6c9b>:0 at CKAN.Extensions.ToHashSet[T] (System.Collections.Generic.IEnumerable`1[T] source) [0x00000] in <487ee44426e64f80af9072b3674c48a1>:0 at CKAN.ModuleInstaller.AddParentDirectories (System.Collections.Generic.HashSet`1[T] directories) [0x0008a] in <487ee44426e64f80af9072b3674c48a1>:0 at CKAN.ModuleInstaller.Uninstall (System.String modName) [0x00105] in <487ee44426e64f80af9072b3674c48a1>:0 at CKAN.ModuleInstaller.UninstallList (System.Collections.Generic.IEnumerable`1[T] mods) [0x00131] in <487ee44426e64f80af9072b3674c48a1>:0 at CKAN.CmdLine.Remove.RunCommand (CKAN.KSP ksp, System.Object raw_options) [0x0016d] in <487ee44426e64f80af9072b3674c48a1>:0 at CKAN.CmdLine.MainClass.RunSimpleAction (CKAN.CmdLine.Options cmdline, CKAN.CmdLine.CommonOptions options, System.String[] args, CKAN.IUser user, CKAN.KSPManager manager) [0x003d8] in <487ee44426e64f80af9072b3674c48a1>:0 at CKAN.CmdLine.MainClass.Execute (CKAN.KSPManager manager, CKAN.CmdLine.CommonOptions opts, System.String[] args) [0x0015b] in <487ee44426e64f80af9072b3674c48a1>:0 at CKAN.CmdLine.MainClass.Main (System.String[] args) [0x000a8] in <487ee44426e64f80af9072b3674c48a1>:0 [ERROR] FATAL UNHANDLED EXCEPTION: System.ArgumentOutOfRangeException: Index and count must refer to a location within the string. Parameter name: count at System.String.Remove (System.Int32 startIndex, System.Int32 count) [0x0004c] in <71d8ad678db34313b7f718a414dfcb25>:0 at CKAN.KSPPathUtils.ToRelative (System.String path, System.String root) [0x00064] in <487ee44426e64f80af9072b3674c48a1>:0 at CKAN.ModuleInstaller+<>c__DisplayClass34_0.<AddParentDirectories>b__1 (System.String dir) [0x0004f] in <487ee44426e64f80af9072b3674c48a1>:0 at System.Linq.Enumerable+SelectManySingleSelectorIterator`2[TSource,TResult].MoveNext () [0x00051] in <c0502b9f220448589f6c0bfcd98a6c9b>:0 at System.Linq.Enumerable+WhereEnumerableIterator`1[TSource].MoveNext () [0x0004e] in <c0502b9f220448589f6c0bfcd98a6c9b>:0 at System.Collections.Generic.HashSet`1[T].UnionWith (System.Collections.Generic.IEnumerable`1[T] other) [0x00026] in <c0502b9f220448589f6c0bfcd98a6c9b>:0 at System.Collections.Generic.HashSet`1[T]..ctor (System.Collections.Generic.IEnumerable`1[T] collection, System.Collections.Generic.IEqualityComparer`1[T] comparer) [0x0004b] in <c0502b9f220448589f6c0bfcd98a6c9b>:0 at System.Collections.Generic.HashSet`1[T]..ctor (System.Collections.Generic.IEnumerable`1[T] collection) [0x00007] in <c0502b9f220448589f6c0bfcd98a6c9b>:0 at CKAN.Extensions.ToHashSet[T] (System.Collections.Generic.IEnumerable`1[T] source) [0x00000] in <487ee44426e64f80af9072b3674c48a1>:0 at CKAN.ModuleInstaller.AddParentDirectories (System.Collections.Generic.HashSet`1[T] directories) [0x0008a] in <487ee44426e64f80af9072b3674c48a1>:0 at CKAN.ModuleInstaller.Uninstall (System.String modName) [0x00105] in <487ee44426e64f80af9072b3674c48a1>:0 at CKAN.ModuleInstaller.UninstallList (System.Collections.Generic.IEnumerable`1[T] mods) [0x00131] in <487ee44426e64f80af9072b3674c48a1>:0 at CKAN.CmdLine.Remove.RunCommand (CKAN.KSP ksp, System.Object raw_options) [0x0016d] in <487ee44426e64f80af9072b3674c48a1>:0 at CKAN.CmdLine.MainClass.RunSimpleAction (CKAN.CmdLine.Options cmdline, CKAN.CmdLine.CommonOptions options, System.String[] args, CKAN.IUser user, CKAN.KSPManager manager) [0x003d8] in <487ee44426e64f80af9072b3674c48a1>:0 at CKAN.CmdLine.MainClass.Execute (CKAN.KSPManager manager, CKAN.CmdLine.CommonOptions opts, System.String[] args) [0x0015b] in <487ee44426e64f80af9072b3674c48a1>:0 at CKAN.CmdLine.MainClass.Main (System.String[] args) [0x000a8] in <487ee44426e64f80af9072b3674c48a1>:0 [email protected]:~$ I still need to know how to remove AFBW manually though so I can install the linux version
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    Narrow Band Scanner

    I’m reasonably content for it to do everything except Laythe and Eve and just build a space plane for a those. Unles bewing comes up with a cool tweak.
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    Narrow Band Scanner

    Oh precisely. I knew it would hate a retrograde landing in an atmosphere but I thought I’d try it anyway. At least it doesn’t explode I’m at work at the moment but I’ll be back later.
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    Joystick Issue

    @soulsourceIs it as simple as installing Advanced Fly By Wire and then replacing the dll with your one?
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    Joystick Issue

    Ooh thank you - I did a google search for previous threads but they were all a year or more old and not what I was experiencing ( a different bug where the joystick was recognised but the assignment failed ). I guess I shall have advanced fly by wire
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    Narrow Band Scanner

    I certainly will. You have to do funny stuff with the camera to get to the probe cores. Its a bit of a hassle but I felt hiding them under the fairing was important and besides it looks nice. Also it only has a pair of 16-s on it because it's meant to connect to an orbital ship for kerbnet access. This should work: Mostly-Lander.craft One tip - absolutely do NOT use prograde hold to do an automated gravity turn. She likes to feel your hands on her controls other wise she will throw a tantrum.
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    Narrow Band Scanner

    it's the aerodynamics that are getting me . It tumbles uncontrollably through laythe's atmosphere. Then when I get it back I can aim for land.. but as soon as I'm going backwards again I lose control.. I tried fitting AIRBRAKES ( x 4 at the top of the nose cones ) but they make it spin along it's axis like a top. I'd love to get it working though because to my eye it looks like something out of a 70's sci-fi novel
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    Narrow Band Scanner

    I'm thinking the best way to land on Laythe is in fact a space plane Time for a redesign. Even if it's full rocket powered and doesn't use Jets I think a space plan will work better.
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    Narrow Band Scanner

    It really doesn't like atmospheric landings Time for bed. I will fix it later in the week.