Commander Zoom

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  1. Commander Zoom

    Time for KSP 2.0

    So you're asking for a stable but "dead"(end) version, and then a new one where all the features you've been wanting will be added? Why would anyone - okay, scratch that, there will always be some, but why would most play the former, when the latter is available? Why do you expect the (even more ambitious) development of the latter to go any more smoothly than what we've seen so far? You don't like the development process, including broken saves, and the fact that the vanilla game will likely not ever include all the features and/or mods that any given player wants. I get that. It's just that my response is a shrug. You want ongoing development, and cool new features, and possibly a new engine, which will itself sometimes be updated. But you don't want broken saves or having to replace mods. Well, you know, I'd like a car that doesn't require fuel or maintenance, but guess what... There are ways, even now, to keep the game from updating itself until YOU are ready. I nursed a single save through three versions and the addition of a whole new game mode. If you want a stable version / environment to fill the Kerbol system (stock or expanded) with flags and footprints and orbiting junk to your heart's content, copy everything into a new folder and keep it around as long as you like. ... but then you won't get the new stuff. You want the new stuff, but you don't want it to break your games in progress. Right? If so, all I can tell you is, "It doesn't work that way."
  2. I used to edit AUTOEXEC.BAT and CONFIG.SYS files. Because I had to, not because I wanted to.
  3. Commander Zoom

    Skirting Death - Share Your Closest Calls

    Oh hey, thread bump. The two that I remember were a Mun mission where, on the return leg, I had to get out and push (with a jetpack) in order to get the periapsis within Kerbin's atmosphere. Just a little short... Then there was the time when my Duna mission arrived in orbit, and while checking through the various ships, I was startled to find that the outbound burn(s) had nearly emptied the tanks of one; out of a full orange Jumbo, only 15 units of fuel (and 18 of oxidixer) were left. Fortunately, that was the one that was going to be broken up for parts anyway; the hab, lab, rover and lander would all be going down to the surface, either under their own power or by skycrane.
  4. Commander Zoom

    First Flight (Chapter 94 - Through the Gate)

    I understand that this is meant as a compliment/assessment of its quality, but fan/derivative work doesn't work that way.
  5. Commander Zoom

    A Thread for Writers to talk about Writing

    Well, first you're going to have to come up with an answer to the question of why all of these undesirables are getting a free ticket off-world. Lifting even a single kilogram into orbit costs a lot of funds; a firing squad is much cheaper, and other methods cheaper still.
  6. Commander Zoom

    Show off your awesome KSP pictures!

    Nah, it's that the ascent stage is too small. This is known.
  7. Would making the MEM larger help with any of these issues? 'Cause I've thought since this DLC went live, and finally came here to post (and see if anyone else had), that it's just plain out of scale next to the CSM.
  8. Commander Zoom

    Show off your awesome KSP pictures!

    Ah, that lovely blue Cherenkov glow...
  9. *downloads beta package, starts looking through the parts* "Astrogation Module?" *click* "Meh... it's a bit 'much'. Probably just stick with a regular cupola [for my next spaceship bridge], or maybe an observation module and forward docking port for hard docks." *idly grabs one, fills it with kerbals, puts it on the launch pad and checks the IVA* "oh my god i need it"
  10. Stockalike Station Parts has not been, presumably due to your stated intent to deprecate it. I just downloaded it today, and don't see a way to update the included version .2.0 of this package to .2.1. Should I just disable MiniAVC? EDIT: Can confirm that works, as does installing the beta build of the successor mod.
  11. Commander Zoom

    Show off your awesome KSP pictures!

    Think you might have your answer there...
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    First Flight (Chapter 94 - Through the Gate)

    Fine chapter, and a heck of a sacrifice from the Pioneer 7 crew for "the needs of the many". One does wonder what they might hear if they did turn their antennae toward Zyrix, though...
  13. Contract only counts as complete after you've launched and positioned all four.
  14. Commander Zoom

    Forgotten Space Program

    At least one great line came out of the (original) episode, though. Starbuck has the opportunity to ask a Cylon what their goal is, other than the whole kill-all-humans thing. "Cy" explains that they intend to "organize" the universe. Starbuck asks the logical next question, "And then what?" (after they get it all "organized"). "... NO ONE HAS EVER ASKED THAT QUESTION." So much for "and they have a plan."
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    Show off your awesome KSP pictures!

    Zosma: I'd suggest attaching a small booster to one docking port and very gently and carefully nudging it up to true keostationary altitude.