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  1. I've brought back my old account to say this is interesting.
  2. I figured it out. Thanks for the response nevertheless
  3. I accidentally accepted a huge contract, and if I decline it I'll suffer a huge penalty. I've made big progress since my last save, so my only option is to edit the save file itself. Does anyone have any clue how to do this?
  4. Fantastic mod! I'm looking very forward to the upcoming version. I have a question. Do you plan to change the star sprites? I've always thought the current appearance of stars is kinda ugly and inaccurate. I'd love them to make an entire night sky of tiny, colored dots when viewed from a surface and space.
  5. I love stock KSP, but there's obviously a lot of room for improvement. While mods do a great job of improving KSP, there's still some desires of mine that I've never seen addressed. I might as well share these ideas. These aren't requests, but just for discussion. Super fast interplanetary travel. I recently read a sci-fi novel (2312 by Kim Stanley Robinson, if you're curious), and in it humanity uses super efficient and powerful means of propulsion to cross the entire solar system in just weeks. They do this by continuously burning their engines as they travel to their destination. I'd love to see something like this in KSP, because not only does it make interplanetary missions almost as easy as travelling to the Mun or Minmus, you can leave for your destination at any time you want (no waiting or the launch window). Automated space exploration and construction. Launching every individual spacecraft you'll ever need and managing them yourself gets old. One idea I've had is to automate the process. By giving orders to the space center and off-world construction sites (orbital docks, surface colonies), they can build and launch spacecraft on a given schedule. For example, suppose you want a huge colony ship to be constructed and launched out to Laythe every time the Kerbin-Jool launch window arrives. Tell your colony to build the specified craft and send it into orbit, and soon enough it'll be on its way without you ever lifting a finger. Once it lands it can then do whatever you want it to. Politics and conflict. For decades you've maintained colonies around the solar system. However, your colonists and their offspring have grown tired of your control. They break away and start exploring space on their own. Now there's another space agency in the solar system, which will manage their own spacecraft and missions, and the connection between you and them is crucial. You can maintain a positive interaction with other agencies by trading resources between colonies, working together on join space missions, and sharing technologies with your partners. You can cooperate with old governments on Kerbin or new ones around the system, all with unique personalities and benefits. Or you could have it all once again by launching warships to take your colonies back by force. Surface and space events. First, let's discuss how to make planet and moon surfaces more interesting. Each world can have their own unique environment; for example, hurricanes and winds on Eve, sandstorms on Duna, quakes on Minmus, geysers on Vall, etc. All would have the potential to harm your mission, but also could return a huge science boost. Then there's space: Eve, Kerbin, and Jool would be surrounded by deadly bands of radiation; CMEs and other solar storms from the Sun; micro-asteroids (a warning would be given, of course). Again, running into them could make or break a mission. What do you guys think? Any criticisms? Additions? Sorry if any of these ideas are commonly suggested and/or already are mods; I've been away from KSP for over a year, and thus haven't checked out the modding scene in a while.
  6. Another question: does KittopiaTech still work? I'm not having any success on my end.
  7. I'm having a problem. I'm trying to make some particles for a planet, so I tried out the particles example. However, it doesn't seem to be affecting Minmus at all. I've placed it in the Kopernicus folder as instructed, but I'm not getting any luck. What am I doing wrong? Thanks!
  8. Thanks a bunch, man! This turned out awesome
  9. Hey, are you the guy from the Space Engine wiki? :)

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    2. Thomas988
    3. Draconiator


      How are you?  I didn't think anyone would recognize me from there.  haha.  I just LOOOOVE building things in KSP, I guess it runs in the family.  my father, and one of my grandfathers were mechanics, and I think a great grandfather was too.  Then going wayy back there is a shipbuilder somewhere in there...

      So I guess I'm continuing family tradition in a way.  lol

    4. Thomas988


      I'm doing good! But man, that is too cool! No one in my family (well, except my really distant uncle who I've only met once) is an engineer, but I've been thinking about going into digital design or something sciency someday. I just love space. :)

  10. New forum? Sweet!

  11. I'm running it in 1.0.5. I don't think I've downloaded the silent patch yet. The build ID is 01028, if that's what you're looking for. Here's a download of the save this is in. - - - Updated - - - Aha, that worked! Thanks so much!
  12. I opened up the debugger and this line kept coming over and over again: [Exception]: MissingFieldException: Field 'FinePrint.Contracts.Parameters.SpecificOrbitParameter.targetBody' not found. So definitely a FinePrint glitch. I don't want to manually make the contract a success yet, just in case there is a more "legit" way to do it. But if no one else has a better answer, then I'll go for it.
  13. I just built my first-ever Minmus base in career mode. However, somehow I have failed to meet the requirements of the contract. I have an antenna, I have docking ports, I can generate power, I can house twelve Kerbals, and I am perfectly stable. I also began constructing this after I accepted the contract. What am I doing wrong here? The requirements are listed in the top-right of the image.
  14. C:\Users\Nathan\Documents\CyberLink\PowerDirector\12.0\Produce.avi
  15. My normal print is pretty good. People say it's nice, so I guess there's that. However I have trouble writing large letters and words. When it comes to cursive, I'm god-awful. I only know a few letters in cursive, so when I have to make a fancy signature I just write out my name normally but with a few extra curves and connect the lines.
  16. As much fun as I would love to have, getting a sustainable and reliable food and water source would be my first priority. Like what 5thHorseman said, I'd get a farm and learn how to do farm stuff. I'm sure I'd find a good place to get drinkable water (famous last words, am I right?), like a well. Then I would just travel. I'd drive all over the US and perhaps fly to other countries. I would make to sure to break into locations that would otherwise be inaccessible to a normal person, including Area 51, the White House, NASA's space centers, NSA headquarters, yadda yadda yadda.
  17. When you hear "100 kilometers per second of dV" and let your jaw drop.
  18. Tonight's party is going to be wild. A cop stops you near the city library. In your trunk is the complete set of blueprints for the space shuttle Atlantis, a floppy drive filled with videos of ballets, and billions of sunflower seeds.
  19. What? I was about to condemn this atrocious spinach to the underworld! Oh, the laser? That's for the special effects! You are pulled over next to a preschool playground. In the back you have a beach ball, twenty-thousand sheets of blank printer paper, and a copy of Herman Melville's The Whale.
  20. Performed in my school band's halftime football show. Nailed it!
  21. I used to like him when I was younger, but I've moved on to other people who I like waaaaay more. He's just too wild in his videos for my taste.
  22. The Persian Empire was one of the largest civilizations in the world for hundreds of years, but fell in just three years to Alexander the Great.
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