Jump to content


  • Posts

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Everything posted by TheOrbitalMechanic

  1. Wow, every day, we get closer to the standards set years prior by KSP 1. Truly inspiring stuff
  2. KSP 1 started as one guy's side project that he worked on in his free time because he was genuinely passionate about it. KSP 2 started as a sequel to a known IP, published by a massive publisher, with an established studio full of actual developers working on it, with specific goals for the game established right from the start. After 5 years of development time, you'd think they'd be a bit further along. Additionally, KSP 2 was, for 90% of the time prior to its release, advertised as including all of its promised features at launch, and the first anybody heard of a feature-limited early access period was four months prior to its release, AFTER (should we forget) the game was delayed by three years. Yes, it's technically true that both are early access games. But when viewed in a wider context, it becomes blatantly obvious that one is an actual early access release, while the other reeks of a studio frantically shoving out whatever unfinished code they had with a sticker on it saying "it'll get better, trust us!" in an attempt to make money.
  3. 1) Only 19 Of These Have Ever Been Purchased--And The Price Will Shock You
  4. Noooo, it's part of the game's iDeNtiTy! If you don't have to spend 3 hours trying to figure out how to make a perfectly reasonably designed rocket take off without folding in half for no reason, is it even KSP at that point? /s
  5. From the Kerbal Space Program wiki pages for each planet, although there could be details elsewhere I missed: Moho used to have a superheated atmosphere, which was removed in 0.18. No other detail is given that I could see. Eve has no listed atmospheric changes. Kerbin's atmosphere used to end at 34,500m, before being extended to 70,000 in 0.10.1. Duna is listed as having "changed atmosphere characteristics" in update 1.0.5. No other detail is given that I could see. Jool's atmosphere used to end at 138km, but was changed to 200km in 1.0. Laythe has no listed atmospheric changes.
  6. So if work continues at a similar pace, then we can probably expect to see what was initially promised for a full release in 2020 around 2040 or so. That's only two decades behind schedule!
  7. I suspect this would lead to some very confusing readouts, as the number of seconds remaining in a given stage is dependent on throttle levels. If you turn the throttle down, the seconds remaining increase, and vice versa.
  8. Honestly, I've been pretty pessimistic so far regarding the state of the game and future development, but this is incredibly reassuring to hear. Although I (like many others) am still unhappy with the state of the initial launch, I am now also cautiously optimistic for the future, and I truly hope you guys keep up the good work and can make this game into something great.
  9. QUOTE: Here's some from this Dev Diary: Quote: "...I have two jobs. First, make sure all the code that makes up Kerbal Space Program 2 does what we expect it to do, delivers amazingly fun features, is highly performant and stable, and ships on time. I don't think this requires much explanation: obviously, KSP 2 is neither "highly performant and stable", nor did it ship on time. Quote: "But we’re also working with people behind some of the biggest Unity features and plugins so that we can offer incredibly detailed stellar body surfaces from approach, through orbit, right down to surface landing, all while maintaining a smooth frame rate for our brave green astronauts." The game's performance and frame rate have been widely panned thus far. Also, the graphics quality is debatable. Quote: "With interstellar travel being so important for Kerbal 2, we’ve solved this by implementing a Spacial Scene Graph at Interstellar Scales, which allows us to arbitrarily “break off” sections of space and simulate them with a high degree of precision while still fully understanding their physical and positional relationship to the stars and planets around them, and all while not sacrificing compute performance that might slow down frame rates or lead to spaceships that are more wobbly than our Kerbal Engineers intended!" Where to begin? Obviously, interstellar travel just straight up isn't in the game (yet, early access, yadda yadda), but we also get another mention of the frame rates they claim to have worked so hard to keep at a decent level, as well as wobbly rockets, which are most definitely still in the game. There was a whole paragraph in here about Rask and Rusk and their associated programming details. As the coding details described affect only Rask and Rusk, and those planets could plausibly still be added at a later date, I won't say this is an outright lie, but as of right now, this bit is completely irrelevant to the current state of the game. There's another bit here I did not take any specific quotes from about multiplayer, which I will withhold judgement on as we haven't actually seen multiplayer in action yet. No verifiable lies here (unless you count the implication that multiplayer would be included on initial release). Quote: "Of course, delivering all of this in a stable, high performing manner, across multiple platforms, takes time. At launch, we want to ensure that the only crashes we experience are the onscreen “Rapid Unscheduled Disassembly” of our Kerbal-commanded ships." I mean... do I really have to elaborate? Obviously, the game has suffered from both performance issues and crashes, meaning somebody dropped the ball here.
  10. I'm excited for the improved graphics, as well as the interstellar stuff (whenever that gets added). Ooh, and also the parts painting!
  11. If you've docked before, you should be good to go. There's no real difference in rendezvous procedure based on orbital altitude. Just in case, though, here are the steps I would follow to rendezvous as simply as possible: This isn't the *most* efficient way to rendezvous; there are certain things you can do to minimize time spent approaching and fuel used, but these are the basics.
  12. I mean, on the one hand, yes, unrealistic, etc. On the other hand, building a ship larger than the lightning safety systems allow for is a very Kerbal thing to do.
  13. Maybe the oceans, instead of being pure liquid methane (because that wouldn't make any sense), are made of some methane-rich, easily-refinable substance. Or maybe they drop the whole idea, like with Minmus now being glassy instead of icy.
  • Create New...