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  1. Man this trip down memory lane has some tears.. I loved that line of rockets
  2. The point of the thread was to stir up a little nostalgia for the old days right before KSP2 hits EA, I'm not trying to bring any one specific mod and deal with licenses Here's another blast from the past:; The first Multiplayer Mod ever released for KSP was called (get ready for it) KMP (*kerbal multi-player). NeverMoto, Dirt_Merchant, and I got our hands on it right after it released and pulled off the first MP docking ever performed in KSP, I still have the screenshot to commemorate the occasion in my steam lib: https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=190383894 Oct. 30th 2013
  3. Haven't seen this beauty around for years and years... The SpaceTech Escape Pod, Circa ver. 0.9x I believe ... Maybe someone else is still around who remembers this baby? Found this pic on an old backup drive from 2015, sadly no mods or game files :(
  4. Sounds like you might be looking for Cacteye Telescopes? Hey while I'm here does anyone know if SCANsat will work on the latest update that just hit?
  5. You have no idea how happy this makes me, THANK YOU good sir, THANK YOU!
  6. This is great, got me to actually use kOS since it first came out. Could you explain a few of the settings? Height? for thr rev. I assume 1 means true and 0 for false (ie On and Off) Most are self explanatory but I'm probably over-thinking the rest of them.
  7. Wanted to report back for others as I have an interesting twist... I downloaded the craft files from the github page , but I was having issues where it would not display the part count for the craft file, nor would they load even in a sandbox save. I got an error that the file was not compatible with KSP 1.9, however opening the craft file with Notepad++ I didn't see anything that appeared wrong to me. So instead I went to the ZIP file of the mod that Ckan downloaded for me, extracted the craft files from the zip, and used them, and viola they are working just fine. I hope this helps someone else out if you end up having any issues with the craft files.
  8. Hi Zorg - I'm on 1.9 currently. did not make any changes yet. All the parts work etc, but it's the CRAFT files from the Github page I seem to have an issue with. Hi Mash - I don't think it's the mod install or mod itself, that seems to all be working just fine in the game. I just wanted to load up the example CRAFT files in order to get a better idea of how the parts go together and get some design ideas.
  9. Hi all, getting back into the game after a very very long hiatus... like, Roverdude was getting started with modding and Kethane was still a thing since I last seriously did a playthrough... I saw this on a youtube video and just had to get it. I installed with CKAN and then I went to the craft files link on the main post, and added them to my savegame. In the game the craft files show up but they all say they are incompatible with this version of KSP and have 0 parts in 1 stage. I'm guessing that the craft file has changed with the latest version? I guess I have to revert my game using steam to 1.8.1 ? Thanks in advance!
  10. That's cool, sorry I didn't have any idea that a re-write was in-progress. Thanks for taking over on this mod, this is one of my favorites and has been since it came out. If I may be so bold I have a suggestion - I'm an astrophotographer in RL and I know a thing or two about taking pictures thru a telescope My suggestion would be to add a contract (or multiple contracts), to take long duration exposure (if you need inspiration take a look at the Hubble Deep Field images). I have seen a few other contracts that include timers on the mission, I think you could probably setup a timer, the trick will be the target. One thing that I am not sure about is if you can programatically create a false target (ie just a random direction on the navball). One limitation of Cacteye was always that it's focused on the bodies in the system, then later when asteroids came out that functionality got added but the primary purpose of a space based telescope is going to be deep field photography (objects that exist outside the system). I'm not really sure if that was due to game limitations only or not. Since I'm giving suggestions here are a couple of more thoughts on things that could take the mod to the next level: Radio Telescope - You could have this part create false color images, or even have a ground based dish and the player's challenge is to get the dish to an appropriate site on Kerbin to set it up (I mean the mod already requires KAS/KIS so why not). Different optics - Infrared, Narrowband imaging for Hydrogen Alpha, ionized oxygen and sulfur (These are the standard "hubble pallet" for narrow band photos, if you need some links to look at let me know). Finally, I'll even "put my money where my mouth is", and here is a link to my work, if there is a way to include pictures inside the game for completed contracts then I would be happy to license any of my photos to you for that purpose. LINK: Rottie's Astrobin
  11. I'm using with 1.6, seems to work except that you cannot point anywhere even close to the sun, I'm talking like 30 degrees or so otherwise the optics explode and needs an eva repair. Either this is a change from prior versions (I haven't played in a while, but I know you used to be able to get Moho at least), or it's an issue between the mod and 1.6 where the mod thinks the sun is in a different place edit : oh and even if you have the aperture closed (cover on) it will still explode if you point near the sun
  12. Hi all, It's been a while since I played KSP but I recently got back into it again. I'm a bit of a "mod hog" so I have around 100 or so at the moment. Most importantly, I'm a TAC Life Support guy... I'm needing some help to make sure that I'm planning my manned (kerbaled) Duna mission correctly. I'm using http://alexmoon.github.io/ksp/ (KSP Launch window planner), to figure out depart, arrival etc. Since kerbal years are 426 days, am I correct in my calculation that a total mission time to duna and back (including the "stay" waiting for xfer window back), is 1,126 kerbal days or 2.6 kerbal years? (Depart Year 1 Day 236, arrival back at kerbin Year 4 Day 84). I've unlocked just about the whole tech tree, so the idea was to bring enough supplies for the mission, but I'm planning on having a small base setup with greenhouse just in case we end up stranded waiting on rescue. Planning on using Pathfinder for a lot of that stuff since it's a "packable" base. Either that or Planetary base systems, likely will be a combo. Thanks in advance!
  13. So just to wrap up my little issue, I added "undock-inator" and it did not recognise the ports as docking ports, that raised my suspicions a bit. I tried re-loading quicksaves, no effect, I tried launch the craft new, no effect. What worked was to remove the docking ports from the craft in the VAB "delete them", add "new" docking ports onto the craft, save it and launch it new. That seems to have worked. I still have no clue why this happened or what could have caused it, but at least I got it working.
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