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  1. To get an orbit, no matter which direction you start flying, you would go prograde. You see, unless you are already in an orbit prograde it the name given to the direction your craft is currently travelling in. A rover on the surface going south by southwest will still be going prograde from the point of view of the rover. This is because In Space There Is No Up Or Down, North Or South, East Or West. You need a reference. Such as the Planet you are orbiting, the Sun or the ship itself. Around the Sun, Prograde is the direction that the planets travel around it. At least in
  2. I doubt, after all this time, it will ever get fixed. It's more like an unfinished mod than a real DLC. D.
  3. I use Linux Mint dual boot with Win 7. I play KSP on Linux, since most of it was developed on Linux on an engine that was developed on linux. My games on win7 pro are slowly being updated to not work on win7 pro any more. Enough of them work on linux to keep me entertained. When I can't play games on win7pro any more I'll just reformat for Linux. Linux is as powerful an O/S as windows, if not more so. An interesting point is that while I can play a good number of the latest games on Linux I can also still play games that are older than most of you. Some older win
  4. Playing on Linux No Mods All DLC Not using steam. Playing from the steam folder. Went onto steam. Noticed an update for KSP. Installed the update. Closed steam. Entered the KSP folder and started KSP. Played around with a jet making kerbals black out. Thought about doing a High G mission. Noticed that Duna was coming up along side Kerbin so decided to launch a Sat. Launch went well. Made minor course correction to set Ap of sat to around 50K over Duna North Pole. Flew with the ship out of Kebin SOI. Got the milestones for flyby a
  5. TLDR: GOTO The Short Answer Below The art of "Getting Good" is fast becoming a lost art. Our imagination is a huge part of the thinking process. Your main tool at getting good is an imagination. Unfortunately, the very technology people want to "Get Good" with is the same technology robbing them of the art. The death of the imagination started when calculators in school became part of the thinking process. One is no longer taught to visualise two apples magically vanishing from a row of five to leave three remaining apples. Now one simply presses 4 buttons to get the answ
  6. Does your lander have ore containers in symmetry around the outside? D.
  7. Different strokes for different folks. I have a refinery in low orbit. I descend, mine the ore and take the ore back up to the refinery. With a level 3 or higher engineer at the refinery (or in the miner doubling up as engineer for the refinery) it proves to be quite efficient and cost effective. I can even use a tiny awful drill to mine the ore (takes a while) then I don't have the expense of lugging large drills and converters up and down even the weight saved on cooling and power is all fuel. Then even a level 2 engineer is cost effective. D.
  8. Keeps losing enhanced scanning ability on flat ground just around the KSC. I'd expect it to lose enhanced if the rover leaves the ground. It does. But if I zoom out with the scanner so that just the range of the scanner can fit in the window and drive around a little, every so often it loses enhanced ability and the zoom resets to default. I have to then set the zoom again. It happens too often to get any joy. ALSO: There is a question mark on the scanner in the KSC boundary. I can drive over it with the rovemate but it has no clue what it is. Having the largest RO
  9. When I give a part a name using the controler I would like to be able to right click a model part and see a reference to that name on the gizmo. Then I would be able to see just by right clicking a part weather I have programmed it or not. D.
  10. This is nonsense. I always turn off rotation on RCS thrusters in space and only use gyros. The only time I use RCS for directional control is when I am re-entering with a spaceplane to keep the nose pointing in the right direction while airbraking. Switching when speed in a given direction becomes zero or even minus is one thing. Switching just because your speed falls below a positive number is unhelpful at best. I always felt it smarter to switch to Radial-Out just before touch down then I can gently settle onto a steep slope without sliding down a hill. Whic
  11. I just said that. If I can see them on my nav ball I should be able to select them with SAS. Now that we have established the question how about some answers for the reasoning behind it?
  12. While I am here... At low speeds prograde and retrograde become unselectable when using the SAS in Target mode. I can still aim for either manually but not with SAS. Was this lack of function by design? If so what was the silly idea behind it? D.
  13. This setup uses the old port and seems to work as expected. However with the new port... It does not. If I try to translate forward, there is no reaction from the ports at all. If I translate backward They will all fire. If I translate Left or right... I had an Apollo style mission to The Mun which would have been a disaster had I not been experienced enough to dock using just the ships engines. Needs Fixing. D.
  14. Eva? a game? film? My memory is full of suckiness nowadays. Should I know this? D.
  15. I made an unmanned data gathering trip to Mimnus. The idea was to make a Drop-Pod that I could allow to fly all the way from Mimnus and back to Kerbin and just splash into the atmosphere rather than orbit first. See the full documented mission report here Hope you like it. D.
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