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  1. In case of an emergency, eat another piece of cheesecake. It always helps.
  2. Put the mods in the GameData folder. Be sure to unzip them first. Most folks will install CKAN and select the mods they want through there: Even on a Mac, it will do the installation for you, taking all the guesswork out of what you need to make the mods you want work. If you want to install mods manually, you can follow the instructions on this thread:
  3. Moderators do not "close threads" at the request of those who adopt abandoned or defunct mods. In these cases, we only close the threads at the request of the OP.
  4. There's only one correct response to these calculations: POST MOAR!
  5. Thanks for the complement! There's another chapter coming in about two weeks (or less). It all depends on real life time consumers.
  6. It's a fun thread and is worthy of the notice!
  7. Oh, yes it should NEED a sandbox mode! I've been playing KSP (the original) long before there was a science or career mode. And to be honest, I've tried both tracks and while fun, they are not what I enjoy doing. I enjoy flinging stuff together and seeing what makes it into space. It's always been the attraction to me with this game. And it's what has kept me coming back to it for ten years - and will keep me coming back. If KSP2 doesn't have a sandbox mode, chances are I will buy it out of loyalty to the game title (I even bought CIV VI for the franchise loyalty and still despise the game after all the expansion packs). However, I would not play it near as much as I do the original version - with all its flaws. There's something about the freedom of a sandbox game. No, it's not "cheating." It's about having meaningless fun in a way that's creative, constructive, and without the fuss of having to meet someone else's goals. And sometimes, in a world where demands are made on us all the time, and some of them quite unrealistic and uncompromising, having no limits but that of the imagination, is really relaxing.
  8. The KSP forum moderator's team presents the Threads of the Month August 2022 Edition Today is the first day of August, which means a couple of things. It means July is finished. It also means it’s time to highlight the threads you felt were worthy enough to bring attention to the rest of the members of our forum community! Many good things have happened in July, and I look forward to seeing what August brings. Just like you, I’m always amazed at the quality of work done by the members of our modding community and the rich gaming experience and uniqueness their work brings to the game. I’m astonished at the screenshots fanfic writers include in their imaginations of what life for our favorite Kerbalnauts is in their universe. Then there are those forum games. It is easy to waste a lot of time playing them and be just as productive as one can playing Candy Crush – without pestering half your phone’s contact list! I have no problem sharing with you that there are times I have spent my entire scheduled office hours just combing through the content made available by you, our Kerbal Space Program forum community. Now that a new month has begun, I'm asking a favor - if you see an interesting thread - NOMINATE IT! The instructions for nominating a thread are at the bottom of this post. For those out there who like the nerdy parts of the TOTM: To continue what I started in May 2021, I began keeping some forum statistics as a response to those claiming the forum was dying. In July, there were 343 new forum accounts (an increase of 39, or 12.8% from June). Out of the new forum members that joined last month, there were 35 who are active and participating in the forum. This conversion means 10.2% of the new users who registered their accounts are now contributing members of our community! (This is an increase over last month; only 6.58% of the new members became active and contributing members). If you're interested in seeing the new members of our forum, you can click here ! Now, without further delay, I present to you the threads of the month for August: General Community threads of the month: This category features a thread that adds to the community and doesn't fit the game support/game mod categories. I am surprised the topic of this thread hasn't already been done – but it hasn't! There's something about a box of Legos that kids of all ages can't resist. And it's no surprise that many of you enjoyed this thread, too! In this thread by @Kerb24, we see a showcase of Lego creations of all kinds! Do you enjoy building things with Legos? Do you have a favorite collection, creation, or have seen something on the Internet you want to share with the community that relates to all things Lego (none of those imposter block toys, please! ), then this is the thread for you! As you can tell from what's already shared, your creations do not have to be space related or even one of the prepackaged kits you can purchase in your favorite store. The only limit is the amount of Legos you have and your imagination. If you're up to a challenge, why not create your favorite KSP craft in Lego and share it here? Game Support/Game Mod of the Month: This category features either help with the game (stock or modded) or mods that add quality-of-life gameplay improvements to Kerbal Space Program. Since the early days of the Kerbal Space Program, there's always been a desire for more planets. Had it not been for the original team that developed Kopernicus, there'd be many far-off strange new worlds our brave Kerbalnauts would never have gone. When @Thomas P. and @Sigma88 left, many of us wondered what would happen to the mod. Since then, there have been others who have risen to take the challenge. And now, another team of modders continues the work. When @prestja left the most recent group, many were wondering what would happen to one of our favorite and necessary mods. Thanks to @R-T-B and his post, we now know. His introduction to the post says: If you're interested in making your planets, you will need this mod. If you've noticed some neat planet packs you want to add to your game, chances are you will need to add this mod as a dependency. Why not visit the thread: On a more personal note, I'd like to thank @R-T-B and the rest of the team for their tireless efforts to continue to keep this mod running for our community. Forum Member Created Challenges and Missions: This category contains missions and challenges created by you, the members of our gaming community. Many excellent missions and challenges threads are created that expand our fun with the game and press our skills, creativity, and sometimes, luck beyond what we get accustomed to. Let's face it, we all have our go-to design basics and even our go-to vehicles we like to use. So sometimes, a good challenge can cause us to think of another way to achieve our goals. There were no threads nominated for this category this month. Fan-fiction, Mission Reports, and Kerbal Space Program-inspired works: This category features a thread (or threads) that, while not directly Kerbal Space Program related, may be a creative work, fan-fiction, or other presentation related to the game. Mission reports are a great way to see how others play Kerbal Space Program. For me, there are so many great authors I have followed for a while. It’s always great to get the notification there’s a new post ready to read in my feed! And one thing I enjoy most about having the task of doing the Threads of the Month each month is the chance to read your nominations for this category. This month’s thread for this category was written by @king of nowhere. This mission report aims to do the Grand Tour Challenge – but using the Real Solar System (RSS) mod. The introduction to the mission report’s concept reads: The thread’s still active and is a good read. At the time of this thread of the month posting, Imgur is doing something wonky with the images (they do not automatically load). But since this is something that is beyond the control of @king of nowhere, we really cannot hold it against them for an otherwise great mission report. If you're looking for some ideas for your next marathon session of Kerbal Space Program, or you really want to see some ideas for new craft, or just want to see how someone else plays the game, then this mission report is something you might want to give a try. Video-based Fan-fiction, Mission Reports, and Kerbal Space Program-inspired Creative Works: This category features a video or other form of cinematography of a Kerbal mission report using in-game video recorded gameplay. There were no threads nominated for this category this month. Honorable Mentions: Sometimes it’s a challenge to choose which threads are going to receive the honor of being selected as the Thread of the Month for our five categories. We get so many good nominations each month to choose from, but we limit it to one for each type. Threads nominated but not selected as a thread of the month become honorable mentions. The honorable mentions for this month are: [WIP] [1.12.3] MOARdV's Avionics Systems - MAS Interactive IVA! (v1.3.3, 7 May 2022) by @MOARdV Graduating Aerospace Engineer - Where should I send my resume? by @cubinator Programming Starship (Work in Progress) by @Ferranis The honorable mentions for this month may not have made the Thread of The Month, but if you think they might be worthy of another opportunity, please renominate it! Congratulations to all the winners of the Thread of the Month! We want to thank our forum members, @AlamoVampire, @modus, @Misguided Kerbal, and the members of the moderation team and staff who nominated this month’s contenders. Thank you so much for helping us identify noteworthy threads and bringing their awareness to our forum community. We’d appreciate your continued help in the future. I appreciate the continued trust that @Ghostii_Space, our community manager, and @Vanamonde, our lead moderator, placed in me to serve the forum community as both a moderator and presenting the threads of the month. The Odds and Ends: TO NOMINATE A THREAD FOR CONSIDERATION: If you find a thread you feel should be considered for next month’s thread of the month, then use the “report comment” feature (the three dots on the upper right corner of the comment box) to report the comment. Please put in the text field of the report post “Nomination for thread of the month,” and we will do the rest! You can always nominate more than one thread, too. In case you missed last month’s threads of the month, you can click here.
  9. Ahem, as someone who once jumped out of airplanes using chutes, I will say that when a chute deploys, there's always a hard jerk as it fully opens. I imagine that no insurance company in the world would want to continue to insure an aircraft in active fleet or private service that's once deployed a chute while in free fall. I imagine there would be all kinds of potential weakened spots on the air frame - particularly any joints and welds.
  10. Think of it this way, any nation's military is also a huge humanitarian force. In most nations, it is the first government organization on the ground when it comes to natural disasters.
  11. Coffee. Been wanting another cup of coffee all day.
  12. That happened when they were told to go rescue the crew of the Discovery IV. But at least there's no Khan waiting for them. Yeah, about that. Expect fireworks - with Kerny and his crew caught in the middle. Sometimes the vastness of space is the safest place to be. One of the reasons there's been a delay in the chapters, besides real world commitments, is I am trying to get ready to bring Kerny and his crew into 1.12.3 - the long awaited jump. Many of these ships are showing their "age" compared to what I am able to do with the newer mods and features of 1.12.3.
  13. Ha, that's the whole reason I got rid of them! I can't help you reduce them. But if you ever decide you wanted to get rid of them, in the Textures folder, you can delete the citylights.dll. That gets rid of them. But now that I think of it, you should be able to go in and find a config file that sets how many times the citylights.dll is used and where it appears. That would be my guess.
  14. Moho 40, Y003 "Always Expect the Unexpected - Even in Your Own Back Yard." MISSION DAY +18.75 Chapter 84 After watching the final four episodes of Emiko Station, I'm a little sad knowing that the series ended. I left my cabin after the last episode with Maxbas fast asleep on my bunk. With only a few hours before the day began, I came to the command deck, not physically tired but mentally exhausted with my concerns about my crew once this mission is finished. At the time of this entry, we are only a day and a half from our rendezvous with the Station Zebulan Kerman. Today started as any other day aboard. We did our routine course checks, verifying the ship’s navigational computers against the communications satellite in a polar orbit of Kerbin, the Station Zebulan Kerman, and the Münar Eksplorer II satellite. Using those three points, we can verify the calculations made by the Excursion’s navigational computer using triangular mathematics. Triangular mathematical calculations and navigation are one of the requirements every candidate of the space forces must be able to complete before they can graduate from the academy. Since the emergence only three years ago, our society has made great technological strides in returning to space. Most of the time, our calculations agree with the ship’s computer within an acceptable margin of error. From what I’ve seen in my own experience as a pilot and mission commander, the onboard systems can get us within 100 meters of our desired target. But each mission, except the most recent one to rescue the Discovery IV crew, has been within the orbit of Minmus. While we were able to use the onboard system to intercept and rendezvous with the Discovery, how will the same navigational system function when we are outside of Kerbin’s sphere of influence? Around midday, we received telemetry from the KSC that the supply rocket launched earlier was inbound. As Bobak’s calculations predicted, it arrived within half an hour of his estimate. Commander Karloff engaged the ship’s automatic tracking and docking control systems when the cargo pod appeared on our radar. “Captain,” Karloff began, “the Excursion is beginning the auto-alignment process to help facilitate the docking procedures.” “Very good,” I responded. “Just like we were taught. By the book.” “Well, sir,” Karloff said, with a smile and his heavy Northern Plains accent sounding almost mockingly, “we’ve got to show these younger officers how to do it right. Especially since we’re in the home stretch.” “Yes, sirs,” this time, it was Lieutenant Obion adding to the conversation. “Nothing like spending nearly a month on a mission with no ideal situations and training that only taught us how to deal with ideal situations in space. But now we worry about going by the book. Sirs? Am I missing something?” “Captain,” Karloff said, as he laughed, “I think Obion is ready for a promotion. It seems he understands bureaucracy far better than we thought he did!” “Yes, Commander,” I hated to admit it, “it sounds like he does. But still, we need to do as much as we can by the book. And with this mission, we now can tell them – “ “There’s a lot of that book they can shove up their collective –- “ Ensign Hildi began. She was right in her observation. There was so much in the Manual for Space Flight Procedures that didn't make sense for space flights longer than a week. Ours was now going on its eighteenth day - and counting. “Ensign! Allow our captain to finish his –” Gilti interrupted. “Captain,” Obion was cutting into the conversation this time. “the cargo pod’s transponder pinged us. It’s in the final position and is coasting in to dock with us.” “Excellent, Lieutenant,” I responded. “Carry on.” For the next two hours, Commander Karloff and the rest of the engineering team focused on transferring the monopropellant, liquid fuel/oxy mixture to the Excursion. Once the Excursion's tanks were full, Karloff began detaching and releasing the cargo pod from the ship. Once Karloff started moving the fuel from the pod to the ship, his crew would monitor the progress of transfers, leaving the docking port unobstructed. In the meantime, I assigned Lieutenant Gilti and two other crew members – of her choice – to assist her in transferring the expendable supply items, including snacks, from the pod into the ship's storage. "Captain," Lieutenant Gilti reported, "I'm happy to tell you we've transferred all the snacks from the pod to the ship's stores. If my calculations are correct, we have another fifteen days of supplies. But why would they send us another fifteen days of supplies when we'll be back home in less than two days?" "Lieutenant, are you sure?" Commander Karloff asked. "I do not doubt your calculations. But are you saying fifteen days of supplies?" "Aye, sir! Exactly what I am saying." Gilti said. "And sir, I had Lieutenants Hildi and Obion check them. We have enough for fifteen more days. Fifteen days of snacks, fifteen days of mineral and bio-supplements, fifteen days of fresh water, new carbo-oxide scrubbers, new filtrators, and other items." "Okay, Commander, how's the transfer progress?" I asked. "Karloff, is there more fuel than we need for what amounts to a one-day journey?" "Aye, sir," Karloff replied. "And the funny thing is there's still about 1/8th of the payload left on the pod. We cannot squeeze any more fuel or monopropellant into the Excursion. Our tanks are full. We have more than enough fuel for the return home. We didn't need a quarter of what we now have on board." "Well, Commander, detach the pod," I ordered. "Commander Obion, prepare to plot a course back to Kerbin orbit. Two-eight-zero kilometers." "Aye, sir, course plotted. Awaiting your final order, sir!" Obion replied. "Captain, the cargo pod is detached. It's moving away from the Excursion at 15.0 meters per second, sir. The Excursion's computer shows it is clear from the ship." "Okay, let's head home," With that, the Excursion shuddered to life as Obion engaged the throttle. The burn would not be a long burn. The main reason was to change our orbit so the cargo pod would not interfere or pose a collision hazard as we changed our heading at the next maneuver node in nine hours. "Commander," I answered after a lengthy pause. "I understand that Dr. Angelo and even Gene believe we can rely on the onboard computer entirely for navigation. But as long as I am in command of a ship, whoever is serving as my first officer and chief science officer will always have to know how to do the equations to verify the computer's calculations.” "Sir, I was hoping you'd say that," Karloff said with a smile. "When I get my command, you can bet it's something I plan to continue. With your permission, I want to personally expand our current training beyond Lieutenant Obion to include the rest of the command deck crew, with your permission, of course." "Commander, that sounds like an excellent idea," I added. "But keep in mind, we only have, at most, a day and a half before we are back in Kerbin orbit. There's not a lot of proficiency to be gained in that amount of time –- " I thought I heard a quiet cheer or two from Lieutenant Gilti and Ensign Hildi. But it was nothing like the groans when Karloff said – “Sir, never underestimate what can be accomplished in a day!” ***** The rest of the first watch went without any issues. I took a moment at crew rotation to catch up on the latest data packet from the space center. Gene has ordered more night patrols along the space center's northern flight training area. While there's no official reason for the increased flights, it is a safe bet to say he's trying to keep an eye on what those anti-aircraft batteries around New Kerbin City are doing. Prime Consul Katrine continues to doubt the existence of the unidentified alien craft and claims it is a KDF strategy to increase its spending on research and development. Yet these air defense units outside the city are not under the jurisdiction of the KDF but her direct authority. It bothers me as much as it does Dr. Zarkov, Gene, and countless others aware of the situation. Soon, the pilot of this aircraft would be coming within 65 kilometers of New Kerbin City and would ping every active air defense battery along the southern perimeter of the NKC defensive zone with its air-to-ground weapons targeting system. And, tomorrow morning, during the regular working shift hours, there would be an official complaint waiting for Gene when he arrived at the KSC, demanding the training flights not include targeting practice on live defensive targets. It has now been the cycle of things for the past five days. The data packet didn't contain the standard video log of the entire flight, just the take-off from the KSC and the steep banking turn to the north-northeast. I am a little uneasy about the growing tensions between the Grand Committee, the Prime Consul, and the Kerbin Defense Forces. The rivalry is between the Prime Consul and the Committee on Aeronautics and Space Exploration members, particularly Gene and Dr. Haywood. From all the information I have, including conversations with Dr. Zarkov, it appears that others in the Grand Committee and the Kerbal Defense Force are increasingly concerned about ongoing friction. One of the more less-serious parts of the data packet was the update from what Bobak calls the chronicles of the insane Dr. Zarkov. Earlier this week, Dr. Zarkov Used his seat as a Triune Committee member for his pet project. He ordered the KDF's three main transport ships, the Emiko Maru, Chibi Maru, and Jimu Maru, to report any areas of pink slime they encountered. For the last three days, these ships have departed their usual cargo routes looking for places where the pink slime might be. About an hour and a half before dawn, the first potential sighting happened on the route taken by the Chibi Maru. Located near the shallows of an uninhabited island in the South Major Sea, the ship and crew waited until mid-morning to continue its journey through the shallows. Her captain, Lieutenant Commander Mables Kerman, was more than irritated by Dr. Zarkov's strange order. She had to remain in the area until after sunrise, and even after it was determined there was no pink slime in the area, she was ordered to remain there. It would be another two hours before Dr. Zarkov could interpret enough data from orbital scans to determine if the Chibi Maru was near any additional likely candidates for pink slime harvesting. The captain of the Emiko Maru also struck out but not looking too hard for the pink slime anyway. Lieutenant Commander Baruki was still not too excited about her first run-in with the pink goo being the first vessel on the scene when Dr. Edmund's craft went down. From what's available in the data packet, it seemed she did steer into the bay and along the shallows near the KSC but didn't put much effort beyond the minimum in looking for the slime. Not that I blame her. To this day, I don't understand what Dr. Zarkov plans to do with it or why he is so interested in the stuff. Sure, he did discover it is some sort of micro-life. But how it relates to the real issues facing Kerbin is something I don’t understand. The only one of the three transport ships to spot the pink slime is the Jimu Maru, in the Southern Minor Ocean. According to the data packet, Lieutenant Commander Gia Kerman, the ship's captain, while on the regular route, has encountered the pink slime in what she describes as "clouds in the water" for the last five months. And on this current voyage, she and her crew have again encountered the pink slime in roughly the same area. Now it seems that Dr. Zarkov has asked Commander Gia to see if she can retrieve a sample of the pink slime and send it to him as quickly as possible. The last conversation I had with Dr. Zarkov has left me a bit uneasy. He is eccentric, and sometimes, he's scary. His fixation on the pink slime since the discovery it is made of micro-life – some tiny animal – is almost unnatural, considering he usually is studying the stars. But this pink slime has a supernatural hold on his attention. Bobak mentioned in the last briefings at the KSC that Dr. Zarkov wants to include a mystery goo container full of pink slime into the next scientific mission to the Station Zebulan Kerman. He wants to see how the pink slime reacts to the vacuum of space! It's now the end of the third watch of the day. I'm alone on the command deck, sitting at the helm station of the Excursion, having dismissed Lieutenant Gilti and Ensign Triy for the remainder of their shift. The last part of the late shift and the third year since the emergence will end in another quarter hour. After that, it will be Year 004, the beginning of a new year, and the annual celebration of Kolopukin. Kolopukin is a time when all things are new. If there are beings from other worlds, I wonder if they celebrate anything like Kolopukin on their planet. Earlier today, Lieutenant Gilti began handing out some of the boxes Bobak labeled "K-Supplies" among the crew. The boxes were filled with everything needed for a proper celebration. There were party cones for our heads, paper streamers to throw around when the ship's kronometer indicated the date was Eve Y0004, and all kinds of snacks one could ever hope for – including dried sea bugs! Once the boxes were handed out, I did the only thing a responsible captain could do –let the remaining crew have the rest of the watch off and remain until Commander Karloff comes on duty with the first watch. I'm going to end this entry now. Something is coming through on the communications panel that requires my immediate attention. This can’t be good I thought to myself. Katrina. No, this isn't good. "Ah, Captain Kerny," Prime Consul Katrina began, drawing out each word as a scolding parent does to their yearling. "I see you're on the command deck. This communication is supposed to be secured and for you only." "Yes, Madame Consul," I really hate formality. "I am the only one on watch right now." Reaching over, I pressed the secure communications button on the helm console. Immediately, the command deck lighting turned blue, and the loud magnetic locks of the access hatch could be heard clanging. The command deck was now secure. "It's Kolopukin, and I gave the rest of the watch crew off for the celebration." "I see," Katrina said, her scolding tone still present. "I received an update from General Gene about your recent contact with the object around Minmus. Not that I don't distrust Gene. I want more information, Captain, but I only want it straight from you." "Yes, Madame Consul," I replied. "I will be happy to answer any question you may have." "Captain," she replied, her tone improving only slightly. "I trust the cargo pod arrived as scheduled?" "Yes, madame." Why is she interested in this? "It did." "Good," and what she added next caught me off guard. "I ordered Gene to give you extra supplies and fuel. I am ordering your mission extended, Captain. Effective immediately, your orders are to return to Minmus and find that craft. If it is there, I want more information about it." "Yes, Madame Consul!" This turn of events was not what I was expecting at all. "Captain," she added. Her tone was even more serious now than when the call first began. "Let me be clear. In two days, I will send an encrypted data packet with a list of objectives I want you to accomplish on this mission. You will personally brief your crew. But there will be no external communication about the objectives I give you. You will report directly to me when this mission is complete. Gene and Dr. Zarkov have already been warned about interference in this mission. As the Prime Consul, the Articles give me the authority to order the KDF to undertake any mission for the defense of Kerbin – and this assignment falls under that category. I know you hate politics, but it's how it is for now." "I understand, Madame," I said. And she was right. Everyone in the KDF knew the Prime Consul was responsible for the defense of Kerbin. If the aliens were a threat to Kerbin, she was responsible for finding out. And the Excursion's mission would be to find out the information the Prime Consul wanted. "Captain, thank you for understanding. And may the gods grant you safe passage on the night’s sea.” And with that old blessing from the Southern Minor Ocean fishing tradition, the Prime Consul’s image was replaced with the seal of the Grand Committee. Our mission wasn’t over yet. It just reached its halfway point. But for now, I’m going to let the crew enjoy Kolopukin. They deserve it.
  15. Not for long. TM Been thinking about that. But then again, in this universe, anything is possible. There's something that's definitely going on and something that will require attention. You're starting to sound a lot like Gene.
  16. Oh, cool. But a question... What's a Inquiring minds want to know...
  17. Boris became a tradesman. He expects the Cybermen to appear before dark. The Doctor thought that massive rollers might counter the lack of punters and decorators on Kerbin. The mission would gradually devolve into ladders, something revolutionary to Kerbalkind. How extraordinary that is, considering the effort required to make big ol' pitch forks and feather dusters with large torches, and wiggly
  18. It will surprise you! Sometimes, older threads are nominated by folks who happen to stumble across them. So, consider yourself as just getting the recognition you probably deserved when the threads were new.
  19. The KSP forum moderator's team presents the Threads of the Month July 2022 Edition All I can say about June, from my own experience in that horrid month, is thank goodness it's over! I am hoping your June was better than mine. So far, the first day of July has been more relaxed, more calm, and more enjoyable than the first day of June was. This month's threads of the month is on time, but we didn't have as many nominations as we've had in the past. For the month of July, I'm going to ask you a favor - if you see an interesting thread - NOMINATE IT! And the instructions on how to nominate a thread are located at the bottom of this post. On another topic, I wanted to draw your attention to a new section of our forum. It was created by our community manager, @Ghostii_Space and is absolutely outstanding! The new section of the forum is called The Player Spotlight and began in May of this year. @Ghostii_Space introduced this new part of the forum in the first entry: Here's the link if you're interested in checking out the available editions of the Player Spotlight: https://forum.kerbalspaceprogram.com/index.php?/forum/115-player-spotlight/ For those out there who like the nerdy parts of the TOTM: To continue a thing I started in May (2021) about the forum and new members as a way to answer the fears some folks had about the forum dying. There were 304 new forum accounts created in June (a decrease of 88 from April). Of those, we have 20 new forum members (defined as no longer having their comments queued) within the community. This means that roughly 6.58% of the new user accounts are actively participating on the forum (that is an decrease of 0.56% in the conversion). If you're interested in seeing the new members of our forum, you can click here! Now, without further delay, I present to you the threads of the month for June: General community threads of the month: This category features a thread that adds to the community and doesn't fit in the game support/game mod categories. This month, there was a thread that did get the attention of several of you in our forum community. The thread, started by @Lisias, offers a simple question - who would you like to see added to the core team of characters in Kerbal Space Program 2? If you had the ability to add your favorite contributor to rocketry, the space program of any nation, or even space exploration enthusiast, to KSP2, who would you add? If you have a suggestion, then this is a thread for you: Game Support/Game Mod of the Month: This category features either help with the game (stock or modded), or mods that add quality-of-life gameplay improvements to Kerbal Space Program. This month, there were no threads nominated for this category. Forum Member Created Challenges and Missions: For the past few years, we have seen a lot of really good missions and challenges threads created that expand our fun with the game and presses our skills, creativity, and sometimes, luck, beyond what we get accustomed to. Let's face it, we all have our go-to design basics, our go-to Kermen, and even our go-to vehicles we like to use. So sometimes a good challenge can cause us to think of another way to achieve our goals. One of the fun things is when we have forum member submitted challenges that really cause us to rethink how we play Kerbal Space Program or even bring older players back into the game with the desire to immerse themselves into the endless hours of frustration and enjoyment as in those early days of when the game was new. And from the way the forum community responded to this challenge (and mod) posted by @Rocket Factory Augsburg, this thread may be just the one you're looking for. The challenge is described as: If this challenge description sounds interesting to you, you can find it, the leader board, and the signature badge that's available here: It doesn't matter if you're a bottle rocket engineer or a more seasoned KSP player, this challenge might be something that you might want to check out. Why not give it a try? Fan-fiction, Mission Reports, and Kerbal Space Program-inspired Creative Thread of the Month: This category features a thread (or threads) which while not directly Kerbal Space Program related, may be a creative work, fan-fiction, or other presentation which is related to the game. I will admit, this is one of my favorite parts of the forum - seeing what our community does with this great game. Kerbal Space Program is probably one of the few games where it can be as flexible as the player's imagination. Sure, some of us use it to explore the strange worlds (and by this time, unless you're using mods, we cannot call them "strange new worlds" ). But the game is so much more than just exploring planets - some of our forum members reenact various space programs, recreate historical/vintage aircraft, build great seaworthy (or as best as one can in KSP) vessels, and much more. In this mission report by @ThE_aMaZInG_pOTatO, a Kerbalized recreation of the Apollo program is presented. This thread acts as a catalog of threads which will share craft, mission ideas, and future reports of @ThE_aMaZInG_pOTatO's space program. It's introduced as: If you are looking for inspiration in how you can use a real-life space program as a model for your KSP journey, then why not visit this thread? Please note: The thread is image heavy and may cause some issues if you are attempting to view it over a slower Internet connection. Video-based Fan-fiction, Mission Reports, and Kerbal Space Program-inspired Creative Thread of the Month: This category features a video or other form of cinematography of a Kerbal mission report using in-game video recorded game play. This month, there were no threads nominated for this category. Honorable mentions: Each month we get so many good nominations to choose from. Sometimes it's a challenge to choose which threads are going to receive the honor of being the Thread of the Month. But because not every thread nominated each month can be selected, there are always those that become honorable mentions. The honorable mentions for this month are: Jebediah Space Program by @OJT KSP2 Interactive Timeline by @DrCHIVES What did you do in KSP today? by @Xeldrak The honorable mentions for this month may not have made the Thread of The Month, but if you think they might be worthy of another opportunity, please renominate it! Congratulations to all the winners of the Thread of the Month! We'd like to thank @Zozaf Kerman, @Autochrome, @18Watt, @Chemp, and the members of the moderation team and staff who nominated this month's contenders. Thank you so much for helping us identify noteworthy threads for this month. We'd appreciate your continued help in the future. And this month, I want to extend a heartfelt thank you to the community manager, @Ghostii_Space, and to the moderator-in-chief, @Vanamonde for supporting me in my efforts in contributing to the community. And especially for their trust in allowing me to be the one who volunteers to take on the responsibility of the Thread of the Month. It's an honor to be able to give back to the KSP community in such a manner! Thank you. TO NOMINATE A THREAD FOR CONSIDERATION: If you find a thread you feel should be considered for next month's thread of the month, then use the "report comment" feature (the three dots on the upper right corner of the comment box) to report the comment. Please put in the text field of the report post "Nomination for thread of the month" and we will do the rest! You can always nominate more than one thread, too. In case you missed last month's threads of the month, you can click here.
  20. I'd like to see Carl Sagan as some sort of science advisor when it comes to a science or career mode game and where deep space exploration missions are involved.
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