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The Ideal Gas Lawyer

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  1. Can this expansion still be run? I really want to take on inaccessible and ascension again but I can't figure out how to get it running. I installed kopernicus and then downloaded this data pack but I wasn't sure where to put it beyond just dropping the planet folders into GameData. When I start the game the loading bar finishes but then I get stuck on the black screen with the miniature solar system spinning in the bottom right
  2. I hope this isn’t too horrible of a necrobump but I’m glad to see this topic isnt *that* old. Because I’m really nostalgic, is there any way to get the fast rotating planet “Inaccessible” into current versions of KSP? It was always a favorite of mine and I’d rather not have to turn the clock back on the game to 2013 to give it a whirl
  3. !!!!!!!!!! I'm thrilled You're back! Where can I download the version that you got to work with 0.25? I had gotten bored with the vanilla planets so I stopped playing for a while but I really want to take another harpoon shot at Inaccessible. Also, How different is this from the original PF? Last time I checked (very early this year) there was normal PF and the very early and buggy PF CE.
  4. I don't visit the outer moons of jool very often and have only ever been to eeloo once when it first came out. Other than that dres and the innermost planet who's name I'm actually forgetting right now Since science was implemented I usually just hit up eve, duna and their moons, max out the tech tree and stop playing until the next update.
  5. In light of the KLAW update, I'll probably abandon this since the new parts almost exactly supplant what I was working on. Oh well
  6. So problems crop up when you have multiple parts with the same model? I'm brand new to this whole modding thing so bear with me
  7. I wanted to make a stronger and heavier version of the hydraulic detachment manafold to help tame the XL SRBs on my updated Jool V rocket and I'm having some problems. I copied the folder for the detachment manafold from the .../gamedata/squad/parts/utilities/ folder to the .../gamedata/Jool V/ folder I made and made a few small edits to the config file and a whole bunch of things changed. Aside from things like the name and the description, I simply changed rescaleFactor from 1 to 1.25, ejectionForce from 450 to 650 and mass from 0.4 to 0.65. Simple right? Well thats where everything went horribly wrong. the Detachment manifold model was suddenly replaced by the TT-38K model and things started falling off and exploding on the launch pad. I changed the rescale back to one and that fixed the spontaneous disassembly on physics load but the model still changed to the 38K. ?????????? What the heck is going on? Here's the full contents of the config file, the only other things in that folder are copies of the .mu/.mbm files from the original. PART { // --- general parameters --- name = 3m_JoolV_SRB decoupler module = Part author = The Ideal Gas Lawyer // --- asset parameters --- mesh = model.mu rescaleFactor = 1 // --- node definitions --- // definition format is Position X, Position Y, Position Z, Up X, Up Y, Up Z node_attach = 0.0, 0.0, 0.0, 1.0, 0.0, 0.0 // --- FX definitions --- fx_gasBurst_white = 0.0, 0.0, 0.0, 1.0, 0.0, 0.0, decouple sound_decoupler_fire = decouple // --- editor parameters -- TechRequired = veryHeavyRocketry entryCost = 4200 cost = 1000 category = Structural subcategory = 0 title = XL Detachment Manifold manufacturer = TiggleVision description = After finding even the Hydraulic Detachment Manifold inadiquate to restrain the power of the new boosters, the Jool V team developed this oversized and strengthed version. // attachment rules: stack, srfAttach, allowStack, allowSrfAttach, allowCollision attachRules = 0,1,0,1,0 // --- standard part parameters --- mass = 0.65 dragModelType = default maximum_drag = 0.2 minimum_drag = 0.2 angularDrag = 1 crashTolerance = 8 maxTemp = 3200 stagingIcon = DECOUPLER_HOR stageOffset = 1 childStageOffset = 1 MODULE { name = ModuleAnchoredDecoupler anchorName = anchor ejectionForce = 650 explosiveNodeID = srf } }
  8. I've never found MJ to be anything but great so long as you do your part (eg. make sure the engines are antiparallel with your control vector)
  9. YAAAAAAY It's not quite meaningless. For most engines other than the LV-N it gives a reasonable middle value. I suppose I could list the Isps at 1 atm for all of them since this a first stage engine but i think its fine the way it is. Anyway, the reason I moved away from the default value is because it originally had an Isp similar to the aerospike which seemed a bit too high. So, any thoughts as to the values I have currently?
  10. For little old me with no coding/modeling/texturing experience, I want to rescale and reskin a stock part to make a beefed up radial decoupler for my Jool V revival
  11. I'm trying to update the Jool V parts pack for .23 since it seems to be abandoned by Bobcat Industries. It was originally made sometime around .18 iirc, the screeshot gives you some idea how old it is. I know other mods add comically large SRBs and massive 3m tanks/engines but I always like these and thought it would be a fun way to learn. Also, most of the other mods add a ton of parts and I know for me at least, I don't need all those engines and structural pieces, pods and the rest clogging up my VAB menus and eating up RAM. Two 3m engines, two tanks, a massive SRB, 3m decoupler and a 3m - 2m adaptor is plenty for everything I've needed to do. The standard stack (everything below the 2m decoupler) can put 50 Tons or about 1.4 orange tanks into a 100km Kerbin orbit all day long. I've never done anything in the way of modding but by looking at config files for stock parts I'm stumbling my way through. I've gotten the parts working by wrapping the "Part {}" brackets around the whole file but now I'm trying to figure out what values to add for the new parameters and how to balance whats already there. There are three main parts I'm trying to figure out the balance for. The SRBs, the first stage engine and the second stage engine. I've added all three to the "Very Heavy Rocketry" TT node but I'd like some feedback on the other values I've chosen or have yet to chose. To that end, I organized all the stock engine data into this spreadsheet and invented a single metric (engine factor) to compare the performance of engines since it can be hard to keep track of all the different parameters. My version of the engines have a higher EF than any of the stock engines but they seem to be in line with the trend of larger engines having higher and higher EFs (see the graph) If you want to try the parts out you can find them, a subassembly of the standard stack and test ship here
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