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  1. scatterer is not properly supported. Uninstall scatterer. Derbin and Valyr should have clouds with EVE, I'll try to look into that. It might be related to you playing on Kerbmun. KSC being too bright is unfixable. There's a LOT of KSC-related bugs whenever you reparent Kerbin, which is what we've done to make Kerbmun into a homeworld. Same with day/night cycles and KSC indicator wobbling in tracking station. Dessert and Woomerang launch sites can't be used with Mesbin, and aren't on land on Kerbmun (IIRC), so they've been removed. The heatshield exploding is gameplay, not a bug. Derbin's atmosphere scale height is very short due to its high gravity. Take a shallower approach. "Being able to see a huge water world underneath Mesbin if you look at just the right angle" if your camera is clipping through the terrain to see this, I don't care. But since there shouldn't be water, I'm guessing it's actually scatterer's fault, like I said uninstall scatterer. Transfer Window Planner can be used to get a delta-v map, though I don't believe it can be done from a moon to a planet. That being the case, you can always plan maneuvers in Kerbmun orbit with a probe (either cheated into orbit or not) to get an idea of delta-v for transfers. Kerbmun Kerbals have acclimated to the thin oxygen over many centuries of inhabiting Kerbmun. At first (and if you were playing from Mesbin) the Kerbals had to breathe oxygen canisters. COMING SOON TO A STAR SYSTEM NEAR YOU Whirligig World 0.11.1. I had intended for the next update to be 1.0. But I had to address Kaywell. When I invented Kaywell, I thought I had invented a realistic star, the goal having been to make it more luminous that most stars of its mass, so that I could put Mesbin and Derbin as far apart as I could. I thought, for a long time, that I had succeeded. The WW version 0.11 was meant to be the last version before 1.0. In the reddit post announcing the update, a player commented that Kaywell wasn't luminous enough. I told them they were wrong. They were right. It turned out that, somehow, my star was MUCH less luminous than it should have been--closer to 6-10 Lsol rather than 2.52. For a long time after I struggled with trying to reconcile my star--and the very much already finished system--with the unrealistic mass/luminosity ratio. Most people would probably never notice... but it would always nag at me. I came up with several different possible ways to change Kaywell, and sat on those for a month or so. I had resolved to keep Kaywell as it was, unrealistic, until I remade the system from scratch when KSP2 was released. Then KSP2 got delayed, and I realized Whirligig World would have perhaps another full year of relevance. So I decided to go ahead and fix the star. I made it more luminous, and moved all the orbits out. And finally Kaywell was realistic, and it didn't even take that much effort! But there was one small problem: those new orbits sucked. They were almost three times slower, which would have slowed gameplay down to a crawl, ruined any missions planned or in progress to the planets between the updates, and it just wouldn't have been fun. I felt defeated. Here it was, a more realistic system that was worse than the original. I have long maintained (and generally still do) that realism doesn't detract from gameplay in most cases, and can actively produce interesting situations. But extremely slow orbits isn't interesting, it's just boring. So I undid my changes, and resolved yet again that yes, I really would keep Kaywell as it was. Then I woke up with a start on December 1st 2019. "MAKE IT BINARY!" I said, and I made a note of it to deal with later. The reasoning is that two main sequence stars of a given total mass will almost always have a lower luminosity than a single star of the same mass. So all I had to do was find the right mass and luminosity ratios and do a lot of last minute work splicing an entire star into the game's configs and lore. And so Limnel is born. That's right. Kaywell is now a trinary star. (Kaywell, Gememma, and Limnel) By default, the mass of Limnel will be added to Kaywell, so Kaywell is effectively identical to as it was before (planet orbits will be identical). There is, however, a new setting in the settings.cfg to make Kaywell and Limnel binary, with a barycenter that both stars and the planets will orbit. In this case, Kaywell will use its new, more realistic mass of 1.17 Msol. Kaywell will also be 1.17 Msol if Principia is installed, but will not orbit a barycenter. Also of note: using an unreleased and unfinished (so don't ask about it.) development version of 1.8 Kopernicus, I was able to play around with the new terrain shaders, but I expect to make a release for 1.7.3 before I release the 1.8 terrain updates. Unfortunately there seems to be a bizarre lighting bug that prevents me from putting the new terrain shader on Mesbin, which is very sad.
  2. I have uh... I've decided not to change Kaywell after all. Whirligig World 2 is gonna be a thing someday (in KSP2), and when that comes, Kaywell and Gememma will likely be very different.
  3. You could do variants where the models look old but they use more modern color pallets, like those from ReStock. For instance, the yellow here is quite ugly, but a *slightly* oranger yellow might look better, or one without the black stripes perhaps. And the bluish grays could be replaced with white, perhaps. Just as variants of course, that classic old color scheme is iconic. Also the version of the ancient tanks that had the thick lips on the end didn't have the ability to be radially mounted. They were remodeled to be more cylindrical when the radial mount capability was added. It's funny, though, because I remember when 0.18 was coming out and the first part revamps were being done, I was so excited because they had revamped the SRB and it looked great, but still looked like the original part. When I downloaded the update I was disappointed to see that the tanks had been completely redesigned. Now of course it didn't take long to get over that, I am soooo glad the art style went in a more realistic direction (it paved the way for porkalike styles including the amazing ReStock, and just generally allowed for better stock replicas of real crafts, which are more often painted white than cool gray). That said, these parts represent a strange and interesting "what if" to satisfy that middle schooler's craving. I look forward to seeing more (even if I never actually download it it's still really interesting to see), and I'm sorry @Consta your thread never got any attention when it was new.
  4. I'll be making a relatively small patch with a pretty enormous gameplay change soon. Turns out two years and 9 days ago, when I created Kaywell, I made a mistake. Kaywell's nowhere near as luminous as it should be for its mass. I am really kicking myself for not noticing that before, and it was only a comment (on a reddit post announcing the 0.11 update no less! You know, the "hey I'm almost done" update. The one that I intended to not make any major changes to.) by a skeptical redditor /u/OctupleCompressedCAT that brought this oversight to my attention. OctupleCompressedCAT, if you're reading this: screw you and more importantly, thank you. I could have gone on my merry way never knowing the massive realism flaw hiding right under my nose, but now at least can fix the problem. Basically I don't want to move Gememma too far away, I like the current brightness as a dim night-light and bright star everpresent in the sky. But if I make Kaywell more luminous, I'll have to move every planet's orbit outwards. This will push Reander firmly into the realm of Gememma's sphere of influence. Similarly if I keep the current orbits the same but reduce Kaywell's mass to make its current luminosity reasonable, the mass ratio between the star and all the planets will change, which means not only might there be instabilities in the planets that weren't there before, Gememma will also have more of a gravitational influence on Reander and again, Reander will be made unstable. Now I may be able to fiddle with compromises between lowering the mass, raising the luminosity, and moving Gememma. But I am leaning towards a solution that pretty wildly changes the nature of the system. I could move Reander to orbit Gememma. If I do so it would orbit in the gap between Gallant and Mandrake, and likely tides from Gememma might tear Yawer off, so I might need to find a new orbit for it. There's something so... wrong about moving Reander after all this time, I mean after all, it was in the very first release of Whirligig World! Though there isn't really anything fundamentally Kaywellian about the system. No matter what I do (unless I decide to suck it up and let Kaywell be unrealistic) there will be significant changes to gameplay, delta-v, and transfer times for anyone beyond the Mesbin system. If you're staying in the Mesbin system you might not notice much of a difference, though. So either finish your interplanetary missions before updating, or wait until the update to launch them. I'm really curious on the thoughts of my players regarding these changes. Let me know here on the forum, or discuss in more detail on my discord server.
  5. Sep 10 and Oct 17 streams are now on YouTube:
  6. I find it somewhat amusing that you've connected "planet modder" and/or "live-streamer" with "computer person." I don't use Ubuntu and I wouldn't have the faintest clue how to help lol.
  7. At about 1:00PM MST (3:00PM EDT, 7:00PM GMT), @Shamash and I will be live on Shamash_D's twitch channel to celebrate the 2nd anniversary of Whirligig World and the release of WW 0.11.0.
  8. https://github.com/GregroxMun/Whirligig-World/releases/tag/0.11 Welcome to 0.11 "Beta," the last Work-In-Progress version of WW. Tech Tree Changes: Revert Stayputnik Probe Core back to stock tech tree location. Move MH Size 1.5 Tall Tank to Advanced Rocketry and Size 1.5 Half Tank and Soyuz Tank to Fuel Systems. Fix position of Advanced Motors Tech node so that it is no longer colliding with Scanning Tech node. Split Aviation and Aerodynamics back into separate Tech Nodes. Move all the Aerospace subtree nodes one space to the right, increasing their science value and pushing them to later in the game compared to stock. Retitle "Survivability" to "Safety Equipment." New descriptions for some Tech Nodes. Community Tech Tree compatibility is preserved and improved. Move surface mount basic antenna to survivability. Remove Part Test contracts when Mesbin is the homeworld since they would often ask you to go to nearly inaccessible parts of Mesbin's atmosphere. Planets: Lowel has been made 1.3 times wider and about twice as heavy. Ollym has been moved back into orbit around Lowel. Lowel's inclination was reduced from 67.3 degrees to 1.92 degrees to make it nearly coplanar with Ammenon and Gannovar, thus removing its axial tilt. Its orbital Semimajoraxis was reduced from 0.047 kAU to 0.040 kAU. Completely redesigned Lowel's Heightmap, terrain, textures, and biomes. Lowel's atmosphere is now reduced to be a significantly lower pressure and new composition. Fixed Rik's SOI (which had been limited to just a few km as a holdover from when it was a moon of Valyr) Completely revamp Rik. New heightmap, colormap, and biome map. It's also about twice the size. Tweaked terrain noise on Totooa. Tweak Ollym's terrain colors and PQS noise. New heightmap, terrain, biomes, and textures for Oshan. New heightmap, terrain, biomes, and textures for Egad. New terrain details on Dakkon. Changes to Gannovar's PQS Material. Change the orbit of Gannovar to put it into a 3:1 resonance with Lowel. Increase Mandrake's eccentricity, keeping its periapsis constant. Troymin and Kerbmun now have the exact same Semimajoraxis (to fix Troymin wandering when playing with Kerbmun homeworld enabled) Increase the mass of Reander from about 100 Kerbin masses to 300 Kerbin masses. Move all of Reander's moons outward by a factor of 1.31. Science: Science definitions (and planet descriptions, among other "lore" texts) have been changed to mirror the changes made to planets in this update, along with other miscellaneous changes. Science multipliers for all of the planets have been rebalanced completely. There's more science in WW overall compared to the stock system, but each individual planet is worth about half as much science as its stock counterparts. Thus, more of the system will have to be explored in order to unlock the full tech tree. Ban ExtraplanetaryLaunchpads' MetalOre from certain icy worlds, as well as Thresomin and Troymin, increase MetalOre on Statmun. Enabled loading screens made by Pythania that had previously not been working. Deleted all non-pythania loading screen images. Modify colors used on the Lowel Flag. Tweaks to A.R.M. Asteroid Spawning: Move all Gememma asteroid belts to actually orbit Gememma instead of erroneously spawning around Kaywell/"Sun." Redefine orbits of asteroids spawning around objects that have been moved. Replace Trans-Lowel Objects with "Gannovoids" Enable a secret around Lowel...
  9. I may look into ScanSat some time, but I can't guarantee it will be soon or even before WW 1.0. ------------ I found a new orbital instability problem in WW. Well, it's an old one, but I've just found it. Yalthe causes Yokane to have its orbital eccentricity pumped up over many years. It was hard to detect due to the way the osculating keplerian elements seem to wobble around, but I confirmed it with Universe Sandbox testing. My solution is to make Reander more massive (believe me, I tested a LOT of other possibilities, this one is the only sure-fire way to get it to work). It's going from 0.95 Earth masses to 2.8 Earth masses. (approximately 100 Kerbins to 300 Kerbins) This will invalidate the existing Reander delta-v table and will significantly change any existing missions--make sure to either wait for the WW 0.11 release, or finish any existing Reander missions before updating.