illmatic

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  1. While I deeply appreciate the efforts of everyone here, it saddens me that Nathan has seemingly abandoned this considering it hasn't been updated in nearly a year. Nothing against him, I understand he got hired and has other responsibilities and no one here is owed anything. Again, I appreciate it even exists and others are willing to unofficially patch it. I'm just sad when any mod maker goes 'dark', particularly one who designed my favorite mod for one of my favorite games.
  2. I would also really appreciate this feature. Almost everything has moved on to the stock toolbar, so integrating your mod would help keep the UI a bit cleaner and uniform. I will take this opportunity to thank you for the mod, however - it has been one of the first mods I grab on a new install for some time now.
  3. Doing it through an atmosphere - now there's where it gets fun. Good of time as any to repost this video, cued up to the relevant part:
  4. Yes, reentry heat and aerodynamics could scare away new players. I suggest we go further and make it so a new player is not overwhelmed with having to consider fuel, I mean this is a game and not a simulation, right? Perhaps if someone wishes to do something extreme, such as hop to every planet in a single trip, then fuel can become a consideration. Sure, that means certain stock parts are rendered practically useless (fuel tanks, heatshields), but pointless game mechanics are preferable to the tyranny of REALISM.... *spits* While we're at it, there's that whole thing about orbital mechanics and rendezvous procedures - how about we make it so people can just sort of point at stuff and fly there. You know, like in the movie Gravity? Surely all that rocket science is far too complex and, dare I say, real to foist upon innocent new players. Think of the children, please.
  5. We're all just addicts, looking for a taste.
  6. If it gets loaded into RAM on every launch (limited), then that is quite bad. If it just takes up hard drive space (cheap), then it's merely poor design. - Still needs to be fixed, mind you. Just not as damning as scenario 1.
  7. yeahhhh... not sure how many people are awaiting your game reviews with bated breath there, buddy. Squad gets a 96 from PC Gamer but two angry trolls down from "K3RB4L d00d", that'll be their doom for sure. You're a diabolical villain of epic proportions, you know that? Single handily putting Squad in the poor-house because you couldn't learn to TAP one key along your prograde vector, instead of holding the "D" harder than Lorena Bobbitt with a kitchen knife.
  8. Because it is, and poor game design at that. Bonus points for this one:
  9. Death to pancake rockets and abrupt gravity turns! It's really simple: 1.) Make it aerodynamic (look at real rockets as a guide, use fairings!) 2.) Finesse your turn along the prograde, you lumbering brute. Seriously, it's ONE KEY you have to TAP (not hold). A chimp could quite literally do it. If people still can't get rockets into space, it's not that they aren't able - it's that they refuse to adapt and prefer to whine about it.
  10. Yeah, I'll throw my hat in the ring for an unpaid RSS internship. Happy to help anywhere I can.
  11. Simply removing the oxidizer leaves too much empty mass in the fuel tanks - this is a bug with the stock Squad parts. There are mods which correct this, but with stock the only fair comparison would be to use the airplane tanks which are LF only. That said, it must also be remembered that Nerva engines are heavy and designed to be used with a comparably significant mass of propellant - though again, this propellant must be housed in a liquid fuel ONLY tank, not an LFO tank with the oxidizer removed as that is currently bugged.
  12. Looks like the "MOAR BOOSTERZ" crowd is mad.