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  1. Join usssssssss.... feel the power of the mod side.... Meanwhile, I blew up the VAB. Accidentally. The really remarkable thing is that I remembered to hit the screenshot key. And I needed something to re-hit some biomes as I've "scienced up", so with Hooligan labs 'inflatable parachute' and WBI micro-jet engines. Also, there's a mod and I would know by/maintained-by linuxgurugamer because all mods are, in fact, either written or maintained by the entity(ies) known as 'linuxgurugamer' to have kerbals follow each other in EVA, which of course I can't remember what it's called right now. The algorithm isn't really sophisticated... But I left them standing there after the group photo, and came back a bit later, and Look closely and the flag is up there also. This is two groups: one who Found Out The Hard Way that AirPark needs to be basically 0 m/s or it doesn't work, with the usual consequences one installed AirPark to avoid; the other group actually exploded inside a vehicle cab after a rollover that damaged nothing else including the rocket on the rear deck. I think they have either been cursed, or {play ominous_minor_chords.wav} called by the Kraken...
  2. As opposed to your usual puny efforts? *swoons from sarcasm overload* Though I once took a photo/screenshot of a baby Kraken, I never really encountered the full-grown kind until today. (note: craft doing the Kraken Shuffle should be timewarped momentarily, not welded together) but I did have a quicksave a 'few' minutes before. I made three during the second iteration of the docking attempt... but of course, with a less acute docking angle, and a moment's timewarp, it didn't explode (thus making the saves superfluous - which is why one makes them; saves & backups are always either superfluous or nonexistent-and-desperately-needed). Yep, another one of my harmonious and elegant creations... And, due to the gibbering-insanity-why-don't-they-call-this-a-major-bug random camera re-angle, I got this from the VWMicrobus IVA: Also, I found out that I should really do some more testing with Airpark and Anchors before considering them safe for kerbal use. Accelerating the envelope by 100m/s per application of the Park 'brake' is rather counterintuitive....
  3. No, it's KSP/Unity - i.e., the game itself. Try installing World Stabilizer which would've been an embedded link except "the backend server is running at capacity". Stupidest within the last two days: if your station is doing the Kraken Shuffle, this is the Wrong Time to weld Construction Ports (USI Konstruction) together. Try a micro-timewarp instead. (that worked!)
  4. "I believe that this space program should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this Munth is out, of landing a kerbal (and/or pony) on the Mun* and returning him (or her or it; maybe even them) safely to Kerbin." misquote of course, of part of original speech "Well, safely may be overstating things of course..." Oooh, it's been a while. I've been playing fairly steadily, but instead of wrestling with Imgur I've been going to bed instead. I've been having fun... So has everyone else, it seems... By the way, like the documentation says if you bother to read it, USI's Konstruction ports don't actually work with normal docking ports. I'm glad I didn't spend two hours getting frustrated over this because I didn't read the instructions! I spent two hours getting frustrated because I didn't remember reading this part of the instructions two or three months ago. *sigh* Today I spent all my gaming time working on station part #3, and testing it in KRASH, which why don't I do this every time? Because I am an idiot. Station Part #1: Oh, and I think I broke up a union recruitment meeting. And there's some kind of stupid 80's joke about lepers and hockey about a face off in the corner. The "plan" for the next play-time is to rearrange the orbital station properly, before sending up any more pieces. This might even happen! Cross your tentacles fingers!
  5. With screaming optional! (run first!) (just found a nice redo of the original, for those uncultured heathens amongst you)
  6. Absolutely! 'Nauts need to fly, man! Case in point: (and how smooth was that segue? About as smooth and slick as most of my craft designs!) My new game, first orbital mission, with Valentina (driving) and Jebediah (kvetching). Yeah. (Imgur album linky) (mod is FASTCORP AutoGarage, and it works fine in 1.3.1; just remember to hit 'S' once - one ping S only - between 'picking' a wheel and attaching it)
  7. Wheels may be overrated... And it's working mostly-fine in 1.3.1 (haven't tried 1.4.any yet) !
  8. That is a Rule To Live By! Oh good, I'm not the only one who thinks their purpose in life is to be exothermic cat furniture. ObTopical: So spending six hours to play less than five minutes is Not Fun IMO... and then I tried a test of a couple of craft in the sandbox, and MechJeb assured me that he could aim them so they would make it to Minmus, which turned out to once again be a rank lie - does this sound like the middle of an abusive relationship to anyone else? - but I thought I could make it work with another further-out-than-Mun orbit before a correcting burn, and somewhere in the timewarping my craft slammed into the Mun at high speed without slowing the warp down enough to let me do anything - but it sure did pause for a long time, as if to show me just how f___ed things were going to get in the next physics/collision calculation. Then the splody happened (not even interesting, so no pix). And I started wondering - probably during one of those loooooooong waits for KSP to finish digesting something, or to barf - "What would it be like to start a fresh game, with my about one hundred and ninety and I'm not exaggerating mods, now that I know how to make some of them work?" Then I thought, "Heck, it's not like I'm throwing the Big Game away! Let's go play a bit!" So I started a new science game. Then I found out I was actually missing the Mk1 command pod! But I had ... {play dramatic_flourish_in_minor_chords.wav} other choices available.... {play dramatic_thunderclap.wav} {play maniacal_laughter_extended.wav} ----------------------------------- :D ------------------------------------------ It's just a shame that it doesn't seem to have "Crew Hatch" anywhere. But hey, that's why we have cardboard space boxes, right? I also counted up, and my tech tree with current mods installed takes a grand total of 67,913 Science to completely unlock. Um. This is gonna take a while.
  9. I/we have eight Gb. On the lighter side, because I downloaded FASTCORP's Autogarage and couldn't get the wheels to work in 1.3.1. And the attachment nodes in the wheel wells don't play nicely with other parts (keyed? something...). "Hmm," says I, "Wonder what would look good as a replacement..." And then I discarded everything that would look good, and came up with this instead! And it might even be on KerbalX if I did it right.
  10. @Kronus_Aerospace, someone (competent in modeling, so !=me) needs to make a VAB and/or SPH for you to launch. *giggles disturbingly* Oh, the first mod is sooooo nice.... that's how it starts, you know. Outstanding! I don't think Mortimer can complain about that one! (although he will anyway) ObTopic: Something Ain't Right. I played for at least six hours yesterday, and - not counting what went extremely wrong and required a revert, restart, or a TaskManager->EndProcess - completed two maneuvers and switched kerbals on an experiment. Things That Went Extremely Wrong include: (twice) program no longer taking most commands or mouse-clicks, and it wouldn't save either, requiring a kill. Twice. program was working fine, particular ship (that had plenty of EC, probe core, antenna, active antenna, active antenna within range of comm network) just would not respond to any commands at all. Hard to maneuver that way. I did... something, I'm not sure what, like click on a particular toolbar/mod button, which made it start responding... well after the burn start moment had passed. did something else which didn't go well - I don't even remember what - and spent literally thirty minutes with the HD grinding away to revert and save. I timed it. Since I seem to be compelled to install and keep mods join us, @Airdude; feel the power of the Dark Side I think I need to get & install more RAM.
  11. For those about to rock who are thinking about installing this, I can confirm it works fine in version 1.3.1 it's awesome! Thank you, @GagaX!!
  12. "We're off to outer space. We're leaving Mother Earth to save the human race Our Star Blazers!" Or at least the English version of the theme song thereof. Well, great, I'll have that d___ed song running through my head all day. Well, @kapteenipirk you owe me a Space Battleship Yamato now! OnTopic: decided to actually try testing some designs I've built; one works alright, one, erm, needs a bit of care if landing on the Mun. (forgot to take screenshots during the crashing and bouncing excitement) Then I spent all yesterday working on a mining craft which didn't get finished, and maybe I should rethink it... And for anyone who has somehow deleted the entire contents of an NTFS-formatted disk (or whatever the hell I did), I heartily recommend Puran File Recovery (linky), which And now I have a choice - play on KSP, or work on getting a virtualized Windows 7 going under Debian Linux. Decisions decisions...
  13. More computer rantings, because I'm kind of not allowed to play KSP until I get the terabyte back. (DH's WorldOfTanks is now working...) Hrm. Just had a thought: I was having problems getting the KEES Orbital Debris Experiment completed... like, wondering if the experiment was somehow cursed... and was on my fifth or so attempt... because correlation totally causes causation.
  14. Is that a vale of tears, or a Vall of tears? Or a Val of tears? In my own vale of tears (years away from Vall, Val still happily circling Mun prior to the first landing there), on Friday, in my continuing attempts to disinfect the stupid Windows gaming computer from all the crapware loaded on it, I removed the #*$& AiCharger-maybesomesuffix.sys from \Windows\System32\Drivers because the #$&*! thing would not uninstall, and I have no need to boost USB charging amperages on the computer. Do not do this. Because, next boot - at 01:00 AM Saturday morning - the mouse no longer worked. Neither did the USB keyboard. This caused a kernel panic in DH, who woke me up less than an hour after I went to bed. I was, um, 'not pleased'. "F___ you," says I to the computer, because system administration makes me profane, Microsoft makes me profane, and being woken up after less than an hour makes both much worse, "I'll plug in the PS/2 Model M and undelete the bloody file. That'll fix your little happy Microsoft a__" Microsoft has made significant advances in pure a______ry since the last time I dealt with a non-trivial problem (unlike the PSU and/or motherboard and/or CPU going out last May; pssh, easy-peasy!) because, of course the PS/2 keyboard was also disabled - I could watch the lights go out, during boot; first the mouse and USB keyboard, then about ten seconds later the PS/2, and I think I heard it giggle - and of course the file wasn't in the RecycleBin or any place I could find it, and of course DH had disabled restore points, and of course DH cannot be bothered to make backups because he's got too much other crap files to have space available, and of course I couldn't find the driver via Google-Fu, and of course I couldn't find the motherboard 'install'/recrapware disk, or the Windows 7 install disk either. My wrath is like unto that of someone who spent all their on a crewed mission to Jool and discovers upon landing that there's a slight flaw in the landing gear which causes the vehicle to roll on top of the crew hatches. Four days later, I have a working but stripped down and uncrufty Windows7 system for DH, backed up (in my drive space, for which DH will pay) and also virtualized for later vivisection and torture and possible voodoo doll magic against Microsoft itself experimentation; and I'm now trying to unformat the other disk which I think I managed to whack when I was trying to get an Win7 installation ISO onto a USB flash drive (which didn't end up helping, because Microsoft decided that legacy-booting installation sets cannot possibly repair UEFI-booting installations; I loathe Microsoft). Unformatting is possible but not easy, especially when you can't spend money. God help any Microsoft supervisor-level-or-above employee I ever catch in a place without witnesses - I will make them last a very long time which they will not like. The good news: we found the Windows 7 installation disk, and the key it's aaaallllllll backed up now (except that stupid other disk, but that's mostly his crap anyway; and maybe he's thinking about backing up what he has, instead of downloading more as fast as he can) including the really important stuff, like my KSP installation and savefiles and screenshots! full-up Linux on external bootable media utterly rocks (which I knew two decades ago, but I'm soooooo appreciative every time I have to do something like this) it looks a whole lot more plausible to play KSP on an external Debian bootable HD, which I'm gonna try when I get this done I have a much better idea of how to do this in future, and a whole bunch of fresh sysadminly tools (because I always get lax about tools after I don't need them for six months) DH was talking about me reinstalling Windows anyway; now he's letting me do it without panting down the back of my neck (a couple of feet away from literally, and that's really annoying) about when I'm going to be finished - because he is afraid I will bite him; or worse, explain to him exactly what's going on and why I'm angry right this instant (at length and full volume) full-up screaming rage is a wonderful cardio workout DH now not only owes me favors, but knows he owes me favors I got rid of AiCharger! And hopefully, I'll get back to playing KSP within a day or so!