Retro Starship

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  1. Wow never heard of a Conic, but wiki'ing shows it was back in the mid 70's as well! It did use that famous General Instruments chip. Fun stuff here!
  2. Yea me too, but hey it was fun times. We always thought of games like this eventually! Man, KSP rocks!
  3. Yea I do, but at that time 1K bytes of RAM ( using eight 1K by 1's ) was expensive, so extending it even more cost some bucks. Even tho core was replaced some time before that, a few companies did sell core for the 6502 machines and made it available but they did not last long. Wow @VoidSquid you and I must have had the same grade school teachers! lol Yanoo now that I look back at this, the data structure for just the hair style of a Kerbal character would have filled most all of the memory in my old Kim 1! haha!
  4. This is an example of my 1st computer. Wrote a few programs for the college I was with at the time, teaching others what a microprocessor could do. There was no TV and the small keyboard was all I had to enter data. It was just a little bit better than what the Lunar Module had on board. Hunt the Wumpus anyone?
  5. Wow I did not know there were aircraft propellers in this game! Cool!! Also very cool design here.
  6. Wow really nice Starship. Have you got too, or landed on Minmus yet? Love the air-brakes and use of solar panels! BTW, just watched your video about KSP Career Mode Pt. 1! Being I just started career mode myself, so enjoying your example. Great tips as well! I will look at Pt 2 soon.
  7. I feel that Kerbals don't eat because they are so excited about space travel and building rockets. It makes them so happy they just dont have time for food! Getting into KSP for a few weeks now, I dont have time for it either...
  8. I did see this before I became a member here a few weeks ago but It was nice seeing it again! So reminds me of the awesome stuff done with KSP 1 and the new KSP 2. Wow this is so cool!! I will try to have both next year! Kerbals rule!!
  9. Welcome on board as well @PuffleFuzz I am very new alsol by a weeks. Love KSP! Have done a few career tasks as well and having so much fun. Wish I could figure out posting photos as well. If I find out I'll message you. Have fun building!
  10. Thank you so much @Starhawk Yes I got KSP - 1.0.0.813 demo on the net here at the end of the summer. Took a while to get used to it but wow, awesome program. I will keep 1.8 in mind when I get to order the release (which I see looks great!). I have been watching old videos from Scott Manley on utube and man, the orbital stuff looks complex but I am sure with a bit of time Ill get it. The rockets are very basic in the demo but the career mode has you doing all sorts of stuff to build and use them as well as the contracts which makes it so much fun. Some tasks tho are very hard and control is something I need to get used too. Well thanks for the welcome and as Scott says "Fly Safe"!
  11. Agree with you so much about wanting a resin 3d printer..man that would be cool! My daughter tho got a Nintendo Switch from us last Christmas (would love that for myself) and not a cold for me ......... yet!
  12. Been here for about a week or so, still using the KSP Demo, having fun and so looking for the newest release I will be buying soon. Very cool forum!
  13. This kind of reminds me of Runescape. The issues with the NEW Runescape 3 was so disliked by the older people that grew up with RS in the early 2000's (I cant believe I said that) they kept the old version and called it OSR or Old School Runescape (like KSP 1.7 is now). These two were completely different game systems as well. This was so successful, OSR has more content and much more followers than ever before. I know from me being very new to KSP 1, I see much more with I can do with mods, an awesome game, in a cool solar system with its enjoyment and possible things I may be able to contribute as well. I am actually thinking of getting back into programming also. I would love to make some cool space ships!
  14. Well still running the 1.0 demo (and its somewhat odd saving issues). I will be getting 1.7 in the very near future tho. Already wearing out the demo. I do have to say tho..man I am having fun. Even looked into the somewhat limited career mode of operation as well. Wow this program is so cool. The Kerbans are even growing on me.. Man they love space! With plotting courses and such. I will say tho to any beginner, take a look at orbital mechanics from back in high school. Maybe not the intense calculations needed to plot angular quantities as vectors or advanced concepts in gravitational laws, but a basic understanding of newtons law would be helpful. Im already brushing the dust off the top of my intro to physics books from back in the day. Especially with the released versions you guys have where its much more intense, it should help. Well back to finish some of the contracts Gene Kerbal is paying me for. Dont mind if I have to do career mode all over again with 1.7 but I bet this demo will help me choose R&D and various contracts a bit better when I get the full version. So looking forward to aircraft building and such in 1.7 as well... WOW! As far as building rockets... To me thats the best fun so far! Cya soon! My review of KSP so far . . . 1-10......11!
  15. Wow great topic about Artemis! Excellent utubes, pics and info! I hope this happens very soon as well! Will follow this one, very interesting.
  16. Thank you , Ill keep that in mind @cubinator! I already saw a video on utube where Scott was making a small lander and it was a bit jumpy, especially on a small planet. I think It was Mr Manley! Have been watching so many videos the past week about KSP I cant keep track! LOL
  17. So true @Geonovast I have been looking at so many utubes and the KSP main store listings and those addons seem to be very reasonable. To be honest this game and Making history would be job one to get soon. To be honest, adding in both DLC's all total for this system is a very good price even at list price, which is what I will be doing very soon! Man this thing rocks! No wonder its backed by a major rocket scientist!
  18. Hi Mikki! Yea I bet your quite correct. I am not a major game type of guy, short of Runescape and some Guildwars II that my Daughter got me into, but this game is really up my alley! I have loved rockets all my life as well as aircraft, I am (was before I retired) an engineer with software experience as well so to me this game is amazing. So close with flight physics it blows me away. Not sure if I liked the Kerbal guys in the sim at first. I could get used too them tho and they are growing on me as well as the altered solar system. But this is so close to real its amazing! I do like Werner von Kerbal tho!! Looks almost like him...except for the green skin!! LOL
  19. Wow I cannot believe I am seeing an awesome KSP mod for the V2 with the engine and so many versions of Von Brauns machines! So cool! So really following this.
  20. To me (and I am very new to KSP) I got it from a few peeps on utube. Since my retirement I am now making flying model rockets (again) and into building plastic models, mostly rockets and Aircraft. (yea always loved stuff that fly's) and saw topics from Scott Manleys content about space and Kerbal. What the heck is a Kerbal..... Well got the demo and loving it. So cool!
  21. Oh thank you so much for the welcome Geonovast. Yea by the looks of it and your recommendation (man thats cool that its free to upgrade) KSP 1.7.3 looks fine to get into this awesome program soon after I get used to this stuff. Is having 1.73 and Kerbal 2 ok to do? Will the old KSP 1.7 & 1.8 die soon or is it that different? Not sure whats going on here so some more reading and utube watching is in order. In all what Im seeing so far and the 1.0 demo is so fun to do. Cant wait till I get 1.7 and the Saturn 5 rockets. Man Im already planing on landing on the moon (or Mun, lol) soon. Im already watching some of the orbit stuff with Manly and Dastactic tutorials! Man that looks cool! Thanks again and now some more forum traveling is in order as well. Going Retro!
  22. Hi guys and gals of kerban space stuff! Wow amazing program, so excited! I started to look at a few of my favorites from youtube, one in particular Scott Manley who I have been following for a while, about space related topics. It was space issues (including NASA and SpaceX who Ive also been following since my retirement) and many times he talked about KSP program game stuff. KSP, Kerbal?? Kerban?? What the heck is a Kerbal? So I watched a few topics about this and found a cool free KSP Demo and installed it. Cool! No...Not cool! AMAZING!! Wow and it had a link to here and I immediately signed up. Have been using it for a few weeks now and even though it is very limited with just a few entry like parts and things, I just love it. I know I am going to look into KSP 1.7 or maybe 1.8 (as some have mentioned here) very soon and even KSP 2 for next year. Maybe I can talk the wife into that for my birthday. With this tho, I have found a new amazing game (if not something very special to add to my model building pleasures as well as keeping up with space stuff) with this awesome rocket based enjoyment program. I have always loved rocketry. Hope I can learn and maybe share to you all as well, soon. Thank you Squad! And to you at this forum for welcoming me! -Tony