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  1. Hello guys, I've decided to include many realism mods in my current career playthrough and was wondering if any of you knew of any mods that make stock jet engines more realistic (you know, turbofans not magically becoming more efficient above Mach 1...)?
  2. This mod is meant to work in conjunction with real chatter which still works with 1.12.3, and is meant for RSS or you can use it for stock as well Lines will include Custom starship chatter and coms checks (voiced lines) Custom spaceX marbase eva, chatter and coms checks (voiced lines) Lunar eva and coms checks (voiced lines) Various chatter and coms checks (voiced lines) for moons of planets orbital chatter and coms checks (voiced lines) A whole bunch of new beeps, including the spacex com check beeps on the dragon real space x coms checks (non custom) Real nasa chatter and coms checks (non custom) Staticy sounding mars base chatter and coms checks (voiced lines) non staticy mars base chatter and coms checks (voiced lines) orbit chatter and coms checks (voiced lines) space station generic chatter and coms checks (voiced lines) and more!!!! Heres an example of a mars Eva that ive recorded for mars not exactly perfect (far from it) but i will be going over that as I polish the first release up. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1fzYmpLgX1h_dTpG9LOhPozJ7cSBKeRHa/view?usp=sharing also another one, spaceX com check https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Tj-EhRgnog-1aEjZRaqPlkCix48ItezU/view?usp=sharing I am the only one voicing them so far, I have recorded and edited 100+ lines so far, there a various methods of voice acting such as doing different accents, southern, midwestern, etc and I have changed the pitches of the voices along with adding static, communications breakups, etc to make them all diverse and less generic sounding. Future lines and plans will include chatter and coms checks (voiced lines) for all stock planets an moons 500+ lines More voice actors besides me (people that I know) which are in progrees with collaberating with me on onther mods. My release date is planned for less than 2 months away, around the end of june.
  3. @TiktaalikDreaming has graciously and kindly granted me permission to adopt this awesome mod! Wernher's Old Stuff (WOS) Old rocket parts from the dawn of the rocket age, back during kerbals Komplete Konflict II. Wernher von Kerben's legacy. Old Aggregate rockets including those that were never built. For Kerbal Space Program. By zer0Kerbal, originally TiktaalikDreaming adopted with express permission and brought to you by KerbSimpleCo Preamble by TiktaalikDreaming See More See our Parts Catalog for part pictures For more images, see our Marketing Slicks Discussions and news on this mod: See Discussions or KSP Forums Changelog Summary for more details of changes : See ChangeLog Known Issues for more details of feature requests and known issues : See Known Issues GitHub Pages : See Pages ![Hero Image][IMG:hero:0] Youtube review by Kottabos Gaming Help Wanted Localization Installation Directions 1 Use CurseForge/OverWolf App (currently does not install dependencies) Whilst I agree CKAN is a great mod for those that can't use zip tools. I take no part, nor am I interested in maintaining the CKAN mod metadata for my mods. Please don't ask me about it but refer to the CKAN mod thread if you are having issues with CKAN or the metadata it maintains. Beware, CKAN can really mess up though it tries very, very, very hard not to. or Dependencies Kerbal Space Program 2 Suggests On Demand Fuel Cells (ODFC) GPO (Goo Pumps & Oils') Speed Pump (GPO) TweakScale Supports Either 3 Module Manager Module Manager /L Tags parts, config, flags, agency red box below is a link to forum post on how to get support Be Kind: Lithobrake, not jakebrake! Keep your Module Manager up to date Credits and Special Thanks TiktaalikDreaming for creating this glorious parts addon! see Attribution.md for more comprehensive list Legal Mumbo Jumbo (License provenance) How to support this and other great mods by zer0Kerbal Connect with me Track progress: issues here and projects here along with The Short List Footnotes this isn't a mod. ;P ↩ may work on other versions (YMMV) ↩ Be Kind: Lithobrake, not jakebrake! Keep your Module Manager up to date! ↩
  4. MARCH 2 ORBIT | Episode 01 | KSP RSS/RO/RP-1
  5. Downloads: Tech Tree Github | Kerbalism Support Github Useful Links: Mod Support | Planet Pack Support | Bug Reports Tech Tree Dependencies: B9PartSwitch, Bluedog Design Bureau, Community Resource Pack, Module Manager Kerbalism Support Dependencies: All above, plus KerbalismCore and HarmonyKSP Recommended Mods: See Mod Support Introduction I've been a KSP player for quite a while now, and have used a large amount of mods since I first started. There's been a lot of amazing tech trees released so far - CTT, Kiwi Tech Tree, Tetrix, and more, but for whatever reason none of them "clicked" for me. Part of this was due to the fact the Bluedog Design Bureau, one of my favorite mods, wasn't supported by most, and the rest was just due to differences in how I felt part unlocks should be balanced. For a while I just would fix this by writing custom patches for the already existing trees, but eventually, this past September, I decided it would be easier to just solve my concerns once and for all by creating my very own tree. Now, four months later, here we are! The Skyhawk Science System has been careful curated to support most of the current popular mods in a way which allows for a realistic, but still fun progression from sounding rockets to interstellar starships, and also, adds in a few mechanics to both increase realism and provide some interesting choices for players. What do I Get? Frequently Asked Questions: Bug Reporting: Credits: Licensing:
  6. (This is a sequel to my very unfinished America: 1951, which I lost motivation to do after only 2 years ingame) Prologue: Germany fell. Joint allied and Comintern occupation of Germany. Von Braun and his men were lucky. Why? They got to US forces as opposed to soviet forces. After a year or so, Von Braun was ready to become a rocket scientist again. The twist? He was now an American rocket scientist. The year is now 1946, January first. Now, it is in their hands. Will the soviets win the space race or will the Americans? The worlds fate was in their hands. And thus begins the tale. The tale of America: 1946.
  7. This is an idea for a mod, I don't know if something similar has been posted before on this forum. I think it would be cool if a mod allowed complex medical care for the Kerbals, where analogs to human diseases related to space travel were used. For example, effects of microgravity, radiation, injuries from falls, explosions, blows, etc., that influence kerbal parameters such as its speed of translation, jump, as well as its precision in SAS mode, not to mention the loss of life or the full ability to do anything. It could be related to other life support mods (like Kerbalism or TACLS), causing diseases derived from the lack of O2, food, water, CO2 poisoning, and so on. The mod could include medical specialists, medical bay modules, medical supplies (and ISRU for it), etc., especially for small planetary colonies and interplanetary / interstellar vehicles. What do you think about this?
  8. CollectingSP's U.S. Ribbons Pack Ever wanted to award your kerbals with real-life awards, such as the congressional space medal of honor, or NASA's space flight medal? Well, Now you can. I am currently developing this pack to replicate every U.S. government award. At this time, the only awards included are NASA awards, but I plan to add more soon! Dependencies- Final frontier by @Nereid Is required for this ribbon pack. Preview of what's in this Beta: Note: ALL NASA for now. there is only one other agency ribbon in the pack atm. NASA AWARDS: Congressional Space Medal of Honor Distinguished Service Medal Distinguished Public Service Medal Outstanding Leadership Medal Outstanding Service Medal (obsolete) Outstanding Public Leadership Medal Exceptional Service Medal Exceptional Public Service Medal Exceptional Bravery Medal Exceptional Engineering Achievement Medal Exceptional Scientific Achievement Medal Exceptional Technology Achievement Medal Equal Employment Opportunity Medal Exceptional Administrative Achievement Medal Exceptional Achievement Medal Exceptional Public Achievement Medal Early Career Achievement Medal Silver Achievement Medal Space Flight Medal Space Exploration Medal (IDK If this exists, I had to make up a description, as i could not find one.) FAA valor medal (I had to make up a description, as i could not find one.) Download- Spacedock CKAN Is supported as well. To install- Plop the contents of the "GameData" folder in the .Zip file into your KSP GameData Folder. Disclaimers and all of the fun stuff- This mod is licensed under an Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0) license. This mod should not break saves, but in the case that it does, I will NOT be held responsible. this mod has NO warranty whatsoever. The ribbons are sourced from Wikimedia commons, and are in the public domain. ones that are not are used under their appropriate licenses.
  9. Hi! I'm playing career mode with RO and RP1 over the last supported 1.10.x Is the first time playing with RO and first time in RP1, making some good progress and seems fantastic, but now I would like to point the Moon but how can I do that without maneuvers ? how can I unlock them? thank you in advance, E
  10. Hello everyone! I have decided to start a long term project of adding parts to RP-0 and creating RO patches. I will update this thread as I edit and add new files. Any feedback on RP-0 pricing or tips you can give me is welcomed! I know there is an RP-0 Part Configuration tool however, I like the idea of using MM patches so it will allow people to run a stock setup if they please and/or remove parts from the patch if they want to. As parts are updated the filenames will reflect the version and date so if you want to rollback you can. If you like the part and want to add it to the Configuration Parts App before I do please do just make sure you post in this thread so I can check it off the list. All of these patches were created and tested on KSP 1.8.1, RO 12.8.1, and RP-0 1.7. Releases: 01/18/2021: AJE, AJEE, Aviation Light, and B9 Aerospace Engines (B9 Aero is a WIP). 01/25/2021: MK-33, USI Exploration (Airbags and Floats), EDB/Raiz Space In Progress: RP-0: B9 Aerospace, Near Future Construction, random engines, and structural parts (un-fueled). RO: B9 Aerospace Instructions: Download the files at the following link and add to your GameData folder. I recommend creating a new folder called /000_RP0_RO_Patches and copying the files there in order to keep things nice and organized. DOWNLOAD HERE Note: No original files have been modified, removed, renamed, or moved from their original location. All released files are MM patches. If you are the original creator of any mod listed and would like to add my patches to your release(s) or you would like to edit/redistribute these patches; feel free to do so just give me a shoutout!
  11. These are my fav graphic and realism mods - Stock Part Revamp Smoke Screen - included with RealPlume Scatterer - https://spacedock.info/mod/141/scatterer RealPlume - https://spacedock.info/mod/154/RealPlume - Stock Raster Prop Monitor Planet Shine EVE - https://github.com/WazWaz/EnvironmentalVisualEnhancements/releases Engine Lighting - https://spacedock.info/mod/272/Engine Lighting Distant Object Enhancements Blast Awesomeness Modifier (BAM) - https://spacedock.info/mod/1225/Blast Awesomeness Modifier (BAM) ASET props and avionics - https://spacedock.info/mod/1213/ASET Avionics & https://spacedock.info/mod/1204/ASET Props FAR - https://spacedock.info/mod/151/Ferram Aerospace Research Are there any other mods I'm missing?
  12. WARNING: This thread contains trace amounts of metallic hydrogen and other choking hazards. Premises: Before going into the hearth of the debate I would make some useful premises to avoid wasting time repeating a discussion that’s already been done elsewhere: Metallic hydrogen is useful as rocket fuel only if it is metastable at decent temperatures and pressures. Recent experimental results seem to suggest that metallic hydrogen is not metastable or at least that the seventies models that predicted its metastability are woefully wrong. If you don’t agree with said premises I invite you to at least read the year-long discussion that’s going on here. I’m not saying that you’re not welcome discussing that here, only that probably what you’re about to say has already been said and argued over there. An ulterior premise is that I’m not trying to take a neutral position, the following bits represents my personal opinion on the matter and they’re just a mean to start a place where we can have an healthy debate about the addition of unrealistic technologies in KSP2, were to draw the line between a 100% realistic simulator versus starting the tech tree with a TARDIS and what are the responsibilities about teaching science of a game marketed as educational, that’s why this topic belongs here, in this forum section and why I’ve not made a simple poll with some basic questions like “do you really like the pink exhaust”. The responsibilities of an educational game I always made clear that I don’t think the developers have any responsibility about the science, the engineering and the technologies they put in KSP2, sometimes even disregarding the whole thing as “an argument over the flavor text of some engine” and here’s why: I think it’s not a simulator nor an educational software, it’s a game. The “educational” part comes from the fact that somehow it helps you visualize and understand orbital mechanics, space travel and orbital maneuvering like no other book, academic lesson or expert can do, not from the accuracy of the presented setting (little green people messing with rockets in a miniature solar system). That’s what I expect from the game and the standard I expect KSP2 to live up to. That’s the difference I see between the ⅓ scale and the lack of orbital mechanics of other games or between any FTL or teleporting technology and metallic hydrogen or an eventual Kerbstein Drive which I expect to behave like respectively OP variants of chemical propulsion and Daedalus drives. On top of that KSP2 is set in some generic “near future” and as a result of that is going to dabble with some very speculative science and engineering, if anything I think the standards for realism and scientific accuracy are expected to be lower than KSP1. Realism vs gameplay Another side of the metallic hydrogen debate is the realism vs gameplay argument, I never made a mystery that I put gameplay over everything else, that’s because of the aforementioned position of considering KSP a game first and, as a game, it’s already difficult enough to balance things like difficulty, engagement, level of grind and balancing without having excessive realism as a constraint. After all I think the game has to “feel believable” while maintaining an enjoyable level of challenge and not just add a ton of boring chores and endless grind for the sake of extreme realism. As a conclusion and recap I don't have any problem with the metallic hydrogen technology even assuming it's a 100% made-up tech because I don't expect the game to be anywhere near scientifically accurate and I don't think the problem of people thinking "but it works in Kerbal!" reside in KSP itself. If you think I’ve written something wrong feel free to correct me, I hope I made clear enough that this is not some supposed “neutral position” but just my opinion. What do you think?* *yes, I know, I'm using the most chiché engagement tactic possible, kill me.
  13. What are the mods that add the most realism after RSS , RO and FAR ? And that don't suck that much resources.
  14. HumanStuff -Add-On Develpoment Thread MOST CURRENT UPDATE: We have a HumanStuff Wiki NOW ! MASSIVE changes to mods file structure. I did not realize how "involved" I would become in making sure I got the added realism "just right", in 1 day the mod had tripled (3x) in size from 900Mb to 2.7Gb. But I got a 6000x6000px (6K) Skybox thats "cubic correct to the plane of the solar elliptic" from @Galenmacil's work, very bright method, I think I can use this method to create a 8K and 16K RSS correct GalaxyTex (skybox) and 1K (1024x1024) EnvMaps (I already made the 512x512 EnvMaps & 4096x4096 GalaxyTex, also correct for RSS) I quot: PS: NOPE! Tested these "older" files, they are in someway not working out in my compression programs as "nice looking". Space Engine captures of smaller size (4K) are far nicer when compressed to DXT5 or BC7, even as DXT1. ^Can anyone assist with this ^ IS THIS STILL TRUE? About GaxaxyTex & EnvMaps? Same "root" image can be used on both?: _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ A (Slightly More) Realistic Spacesuits, Heads & Staff. For KSP v1.5+ NEEDS (as a "Dependency") TextureReplacer Intended & Suggested For The Realism Overhaul, RealSolarSystem, & RP-1 Realistic Progression One Mod Families, Will work with just TextureReplacer (^Current "Poorly Made Hack Job Title Image" For HumanStuff^) Forgive place holder post(s), trying to organize a lot, for me, my very 1st mod/github thing ever ________________________________________________ Plans, Progress & Issues: *Complete the Do it Yourself "Easy Head & Suit Builder" Layered Components Workshop (LCW, for short)* A set of helper PNG/DDS files to assist users in learning to make heads and faces, or all more custom options to users that may be unable to complete the process personally (aka they are limited to pre-made heads and suits) GENE KERMIN <- I am lost to why he works in 1 scene but not others....and "albino" why? Others dont have this issue unless they use gene's head (some SPH/VAB ground crew) Low Resolution (1/2 the current image sized listed), Standard Resolution (Current image sizes as listed), High Resolution (twice the current sizes listed) & "All Resolutions" (All in 1) packs JUST READ THIS: must Env folder (reflections) images be PNG ONLY to work? NOT DDS AT ALL?? ________________________________________________ Current Project I'm Working On For This Mod: @Aazard (thats me) has been starting at the start.... mostly making sure i'm not breaking the file structure or "blowing up" it working right. Also that I'm following "all the rules" to the letter (next to the really serious letter, I'm an easy going man), in regards to the EULA, TOS and licence terms of any inclusions I'm working on 1950's suits ALOT. Early USA/CCCP high altitude flight suits and Mercury IEVA suits are "mostly done" GENE KERMIN <- I am lost to why he works in 1 scene but not others....and "albino" why? Others dont have this issue unless they use gene's head (some SPH/VAB ground crew) Also I am breaking down all the dds files, "4096/4K files" looking for "8192/8K files", attempting to optimize them: Env: 256x256 bit depth 24, optimization pass 1= fail (I inverted in game view when making png into dds, noobism).. pass 2 = I "deepened blacks" BUT see no naked eye or file attributes (size) difference... so= done? Looking into 512x512 options... JUST READ THIS: must Env folder (reflections) images be PNG ONLY to work? NOT DDS AT ALL?? Trying @Galenmacil's RSS Correct Ultra High Resolution Unique Galaxy Background CubeMap @6000x6000 Heads: 1024x1024 bit depth 32, file name fixes = done, location for TR fixes = done, images "cleaned" = huge difference in "color" quality! make into compontents = WIP... Looking into 2048x2048 options Suits: 4096x4096 bit depth 32, pre ksp v1.5 suits cant be reworked only remade...so = done, make into compontents = WIP.. Looking into 8192x8192 options GalaxyTex: 4096x4096 bit depth 32, pass 2 = I "deepened blacks" BUT see no naked eye or file attributes (size) difference... so= done? Looking into 8192x8192 options ________________________________________________ Current Project Community Members Are Working On For This Mod: @Chubby_Hamster was reworking the SK-1 IEVA and A7L "Inner layer" IVA suits last I heard from him, he is much better than I am with this and his work is very high quality, IMHO. There is no "confirmation" of final submission currently, forgive if this announcement is in error ________________________________________________ Current Community Suggestions & Authour Requests: Please feel free to make suggestions for anything! I'm looking for higher resolution (native/original not "upscaled") png or dds images for all base "template building" and for the high resolution pack, and also to "downscale" to the lower resoloution packs (mostly to have everything the same & PREVENT quality loss to highest resolutions I desire: env 512x512, heads 2048x2048, skybox/suits 8192x8192, all with bit depth of 32 hopefully Cfg files... these are not new to me i've edited many and the mods I use often require (or used too) "fix by users"... but writing my own "with a goal" is NEW. anyone REALLY understand MM and TR cfgs in general that I could ask direct questions too (that has the willingness to explain/help me for like 15 minutes) Current Poll & Featured Art/Screenshots Of The Week: *This Weeks Deadline: 09/18/2020 at 09:01 PM EST (UTC -5) Last Poll Results: There was no "last poll", below is the 1st Latest Poll: What Famous Face From History Do You Prefer To be The 1ST Added to Pack in "Famous Faces"? (All 5 will be added plus more over time*) *With-in the limits of game, Texture Replacer and my skills (not in that order...) Next Poll Thoughts/Options: There are no "Next poll" ideas or suggestions, yet ________________________________________________ I will make reposts of info from main thread them spoil out original post, mostly to "clean up" & to save "page length" on main release thread. Preview of my mad art skills: Ummm how do I reverve 2nd post slot? lol
  15. Discontinued, [snip] Humanstuff content of my creation is now a "AGPLv3" project Please report any use of any content licensed as such in other sources to me directly.
  16. Generally speaking, how realistic and accurate is the game compared to real life in designing vehicles for travel in space? I know this sounds like a dumb question and I know there are funny little characters as Kerbal people but I've just gotten started as an approach to better understanding our space programs through the years beginning in 1957
  17. Module Manager is required. All this is done with Module Manager Patches. Google: "ModuleManager ksp" and you'll find it. So I've been a longtime player of KSP and always got bored.... very quickly once I unlocked the tech tree and went to duna and beyond. I've been a programmer for a few years as well and so I figured lets see what I can do, easily. Basically...The contracts in stock suck, and the mods for new contracts are for 1.4.x and not 1.7.x..... So I started to do some investigating. Feel free to change my prices.cfg MM patch however you please to improve it or fix any bugs. Just let me know so I can update my own copy! Anyone can make changes to this! Career Realism Goals - To change part prices to real world prices. A command crew that weights 1-3 tons shouldn't cost $600.... it should cost $500,000+. Using some tweaking and realistic part prices, adjust all parts to accurately reflect real life cost - with a mix of "design, test, manufacturing, and installation". This includes resources as well, per cost, example: Space Nuclear Conference, San Diego, CA gives a cost of Xenon gas of $US 850 / kg - To increase the hardness of the game.... Re-entry heating goes to 110% as an example, some mods provide other examples (such as OhScrap for random part failures) - Increase or decrease the % of science returned from probes for probe missions - Increase contracts cost to accurate costs. Want a satellite into space? Looking at $30-100mil cost. (needs to be adjusted based off some variable, but idk what). How to use - Install everything and make sure you delete all the ModuleManager titled files, BESIDES the one ending in .dll - set ContractInterceptor = false in /GameData/MonthlyBudgets/MonthlyBudgetsDefaults.cfg - Make a new game with the following custom settings: Funds 500k, science: 250,No missing crew respawn, Funds Penalties: 500%, Reputation Penalties: 150%, Always allow actionBars - Load game up, check the price of a mk1 command pod - it should be like 300k+, check prices on all items to make sure something like a heat shield isn't 5.5million. Done - Part pricing works pretty well and is generally okay, some things can be changed here or there to make them more realistic. 11k for a 2HOT thermometer seems like alot.... but cost per kg into space is in the thousands. All can be adjusted based off feedback or real world pricing. - Contracts provide accurate/semi-realistic amounts. Escape atmosphere? 1,000,000. Orbit kerbin? 1.5mil. These are progression contracts are give less. Want a part tested? Looking at 500k-5mil. (Try getting a decoupler on escape trajectory when your ship costs 35mil) - Changed pricing to upgrade buildings into the millions TODO - figure out how to make contracts, easily, that are realistic. Like deploy some comm sats or science contracts (some mods do this, but which ones work on v1.7.x??) - Change the prices further to balance better. - Give me more updates to do and I'll see what I can do. Mods included (may or may not be required, I'm new to modding, so I don't really know... but here are all my mods) Mods I really like to use and should be added: MonthlyBudgets [x] Science! B9PArts SSTU KerbalEngineer MagiCore MechJeb2 NearFutureConstruction NearFutureLaunchVehicles NearFutureProps OhScrap PatchManager ScrapYard All Mods in my /GameData prices.cfg - the main MM patch file with all the changes @PART[*]:HAS[#category[Science],#cost[*]] { %addedCost = 7.0 %entCost = 5.0 @cost *= #$addedCost$ @entryCost *= #$entCost$ } @PART[*]:HAS[#category[Command],#cost[*]] { %addedCost = 700.0 %entCost = 5.0 @cost *= #$addedCost$ @entryCost *= #$entCost$ } @PART[*]:HAS[#category[Pods],#cost[*]] { %addedCost = 700.0 %entCost = 5.0 @cost *= #$addedCost$ @entryCost *= #$entCost$ } @PART[*]:HAS[#category[Aero],#cost[*]] { %addedCost = 30.0 %entCost = 5.0 @cost *= #$addedCost$ @entryCost *= #$entCost$ } @PART[*]:HAS[#category[Coupling],#cost[*]] { %addedCost = 35.0 %entCost = 5.0 @cost *= #$addedCost$ @entryCost *= #$entCost$ } @PART[*]:HAS[#category[Structural],#cost[*]] { %addedCost = 30.0 %entCost = 5.0 @cost *= #$addedCost$ @entryCost *= #$entCost$ } @PART[*]:HAS[#category[Thermal],#cost[*]] { %addedCost = 45.0 %entCost = 5.0 @cost *= #$addedCost$ @entryCost *= #$entCost$ } @PART[*]:HAS[#category[Electrical],#cost[*]] { %addedCost = 45.0 %entCost = 5.0 @cost *= #$addedCost$ @entryCost *= #$entCost$ } @PART[*]:HAS[~category[Science],~category[Command],~category[Electrical],~category[Aero],~category[Pods],~category[Thermal],~category[Coupling],~category[Structural],#cost[*]]:FINAL { %addedCost = 400.0 %entCost = 50.0 @cost *= #$addedCost$ @entryCost *= #$entCost$ } @PART[*]:HAS[@MODULE:HAS[#experimentID[*]&#xmitDataScalar[<1]]] { @MODULE:HAS[#experimentID[*]&#xmitDataScalar[<1]] { // For each Module with an experimentID and a transmit penalty, adjust xmitDataScalar to eliminate the penalty. @xmitDataScalar = 1.0 } } @PART[*]:HAS[@RESOURCE[LiquidFuel],!RESOURCE[Oxidizer],!RESOURCE[MonoPropellant],!MODULE[ModuleTankManager],!MODULE[InterstellarFuelSwitch],!MODULE[FSfuelSwitch],!MODULE[ModuleB9PartSwitch],!MODULE[ModuleEnginesFX],!MODULE[ModuleEngines]]:NEEDS[InterstellarFuelSwitch&!ModularFuelTanks&!RealFuels&!ConfigurableContainers]:FOR[InterstellarFuelSwitch] { %totalCap = #$RESOURCE[LiquidFuel]/maxAmount$ %onlyLH2 = #$totalCap$ @onlyLH2 *= 5 %cryoPower = #$onlyLH2$ @cryoPower /= 800 MODULE:NEEDS[!WarpPlugin] { name = InterstellarFuelSwitch tankSwitchNames = LiquidFuel;Oxidizer;MonoPropel;Hydrogen;Methane resourceGui = LiquidFuel;Oxidizer;MonoPropellant;Liquid Hydrogen;Liquid Methane resourceNames = LiquidFuel;Oxidizer;MonoPropellant;LqdHydrogen;LqdMethane resourceAmounts = #$../totalCap$;$../totalCap$;$../totalCap$;$../onlyLH2$;$../onlyLH2$ tankTechReq = start;start;advFuelSystems;advFuelSystems;highPerformanceFuelSystems tankResourceMassDivider = 8;8;6.66666666666;5.5;8 adaptiveTankSelection = false orderBySwitchName = true displayTankCost = true hasGUI = false } MODULE:NEEDS[WarpPlugin] { name = InterstellarFuelSwitch tankSwitchNames = LiquidFuel;Oxidizer;MonoProp;Hydrogen;Nitrogen;Argon;Methane;Ammonia;Hydrazine;CO2;HTP resourceGui = LiquidFuel;Oxidizer;MonoPropellant;Liquid Hydrogen;Liquid Nitrogen;Liquid Ammonia;Liquid Methane;LqdArgon;Hydrazine;Liquid CO2;;High-test peroxide resourceNames = LiquidFuel;Oxidizer;MonoPropellant;LqdHydrogen;LqdNitrogen;LqdArgon;LqdMethane;LqdAmmonia;Hydrazine;LqdCO2;HTP resourceAmounts = #$../totalCap$;$../totalCap$;$../totalCap$;$../onlyLH2$;$../onlyLH2$;$../onlyLH2$;$../onlyLH2$;$../onlyLH2$;$../onlyLH2$;$../onlyLH2$;$../onlyLH2$ tankTechReq = start;start;advFuelSystems;advFuelSystems;largeVolumeContainment;largeVolumeContainment;highPerformanceFuelSystems;highPerformanceFuelSystems;specializedFuelStorage;largeVolumeContainment;specializedFuelStorage tankResourceMassDivider = 8;8;6.66666666666;5.5;8;8;8;8;8;8;8 adaptiveTankSelection = false orderBySwitchName = true displayTankCost = true hasGUI = false } } @PART[*]:HAS[@RESOURCE[LiquidFuel],!RESOURCE[Oxidizer]]:AFTER[InterstellarFuelSwitch] { // Remove temporary variables to eliminate log spam !totalCap = 0 !onlyLH2 = 0 !cryoPower = 0 } @RESOURCE_DEFINITION[*]:HAS[#unitCost] { @unitCost *= 200 } @RESOURCE_DEFINITION[*]:HAS[#unitCost,#name[ElectricCharge]] { @unitCost = 1.5 @unitCost *= 200 } @CONTRACT_TYPE[*]:HAS[#rewardFunds] { @rewardFunds *= 700 } //@Contracts //@Contracts:AFTER[ContractConfigurator, MonthlyBudgets] //@Contracts:AFTER[MonthlyBudgets] @DMContracts[*] { @DM*:HAS[@Funds]{ @BaseAdvance *= 20 @BaseReward *= 24 @BaseFailure *= 24 @ParamReward *= 80 } } @Contracts:AFTER[MonthlyBudgets] { @Progression:HAS[@Funds] { @Funds { @BaseReward *= 10 } } // Disable Asteroid retrieval Contracts @ARM:HAS[@Funds] { @Funds { @BaseReward *= 900 @BaseAdvance *= 900 } } // Disable Planetary base construction Contracts @Base:HAS[@Funds] { @Funds { @BaseReward *= 900 @BaseAdvance *= 900 } } // Disable Flag planting Contracts @Flag:HAS[@Funds] { @Funds { @BaseReward *= 750 @BaseAdvance *= 500 } } // Disable Grand Tour Contracts @Grand:HAS[@Funds] { @Funds { @BaseReward *= 900 @BaseAdvance *= 900 } } // Disable ISRU Contracts @ISRU:HAS[@Funds] { @Funds { @BaseReward *= 700 @BaseAdvance *= 700 } } // Disable Recovery Contracts @Recovery:HAS[@Funds] { @Funds { @BaseReward *= 500 @BaseAdvance *= 500 } } // Disable Satellite delivery Contracts @Satellite:HAS[@Funds] { @Funds { @BaseReward *= 700 @BaseAdvance *= 500 } } // Disable Data collection Contracts @Science:HAS[@Funds] { @Funds { @BaseReward *= 199 @BaseAdvance *= 99 } } // Disable Space station construction Contracts @Station:HAS[@Funds] { @Funds { @BaseReward *= 900 @BaseAdvance *= 900 } } // Disable Survey Contracts @Survey:HAS[@Funds] { @Funds { @BaseReward *= 50 @BaseAdvance *= 50 } @SURVEY_DEFINITION[*] { @FundsReward *= 50 } } // Disable Part testing Contracts @Test:HAS[@Funds] { @Funds { @BaseReward *= 100 @BaseAdvance *= 125 } } // Disable Tourism Contracts @Tour:HAS[@Funds] { @Funds { @BaseReward *= 250 @BaseAdvance *= 150 } } }
  18. So iv'e had this question for a while but only recently have really been working with planes enough for it to really nag me; when you're using procedural wings there's a slider to increase "Mass-Strength Ratio" which i tend to set at 2 to prevent hypersonic shock from tearing them into pieces. But it's had me wondering; how realistic is this? Are there materials that exist now with such ratios? Are there any in common use with higher ratios? Are they metallic or composite?
  19. Let's make KSP more real with some speeches, fluctuating budgets in some modes, constructing bases on other planets and launching ships from their, expanding kerbol system.
  20. Designed a new Launch vehicle in KSP using KOS. This is the testing of the Launch Escape System.
  21. Real Chatterer Real Chatterer is an add-on for the mod Chatterer that replaces the kerbal gibberish with recordings of real astronauts, cosmonauts, and even satellites. Real Chatterer is chiefly meant for Realism Overhaul and Real Solar System players to give them a more immersive experience while using Chatterer. UPDATE (2/22/20) V0.5 is released! V0.5 includes several new clip sets from Gemini and Mercury. UPDATE (11/17/19) V0.4 is released! V0.4 includes a new space shuttle chatterer set with 111 clips. Real Chatterer includes: 111 clips from Space Shuttle flights (Modern LEO and HEO flights). 85 Apollo clips from Apollo 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, and 15 (Apollo-era LEO, HEO, and Lunar flights). 25 Apollo EVA clips from Apollo 11, 12, 14 and 15 (Apolla-era 2+ Lunar EVA). 66 Gemini clips from Gemini 4, 9A, 10, and 11 (Longer duration pre Apollo-era LEO flights). 12 Gemini EVA clips from Gemini 4 and 10 (Earliest EVAs). 97 Mercury clips (divided among three sets) from Mercury-Redstone 3 & 4, and Mercury-Atlas 6. (Earliest manned flight, suborbital and LEO). 49 Soyuz clips (Apollo-era/modern LEO and HEO for Soviets). 19 Vostok and Voskhod clips. (Early manned flight, suborbital and LEO for Soviets). Several new beeps including authentic sounds from Sputnik 1, Sputnik 3, Vanguard, Explorer 1, Explorer 7, Polyot 1, Proton 1, Proton 4, Relay 1, SECOR 3 and Cosmos 177. Disclaimer: I don't speak Russian so I can't guarantee that the Russian clips make any sense at all. Dependencies: Chatterer (0.9.97) Recommendations: Realism Overhaul and it's dependencies Real Solar System DOWNLOAD: Download for Real Chatterer How to Install: 1. Install Chatterer, if your a Realism Overhaul player, install the chatterer version appropriate for your version of RO and KSP. 2. Unzip 'Real Chatterer 0.5.zip' 3. Open folder 'Real Chatterer 0.5' 4. Open Gamedata inside of 'Real Chatterer 0.5' 5. Place Chatterer folder in your gamedata, override when asked. 6. Open Chatterer in-game by clicking on the grey microphone in the toolbar. 7. In the settings tab of Chatterer, enable 'Show Advanced Options.' 8. In the 'Chatter' tab, click on the directory name box and remove the text. Input "realapollo" without the quotation marks or any spaces and hit load. Repeat for "realvostok" "realsoyuz" "realapolloeva" "realshuttle" "realgemini" "realgeminieva" "realmercurysub" "realmercuryalt" "realmercuryorbit" and "realshuttleeva" 9. Adjust chatterer settings such as chatter frequency and volume. Assign a button for the 'Insta-chatter key' under settings if your need for talking is urgent. If Chatterer is not working, or does not appear in the toolbar, you've probably installed the wrong version of Chatterer or messed up the installation. If Chatterer is too quiet, try turning up Chatter volume or increasing the Ambience volume in your settings menu. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License Audio is sourced from Sven's Space Place, NASA Audio Collection and Matthias Bopp's Sounds from Space
  22. Currently in-game there are examples of over-expanded nozzles when throttled down/up. Yet this doesn't include engines with under-expanded nozzles or overal change at higher altitudes/different planetary bodies. Examples of over-expanded and under-expanded nozzles: (Credibility: Huzel, D. K. & Huang, D. H. (1971). NASA SP-125, Design of Liquid Propellant Rocket Engines)
  23. Hey guys, Which version of KSP would you recommend installing to make absolutely full use of RO/RSS and any other realism mod? Also, wold this version support any of the SpaceX mods? I'm trying to make this game as realistic as possible and hopefully be able to use F9 and its variants.
  24. P L A N E T S H I N E ----------------- Download Latest version: GitHub: for KSP 1.12.x Source Code: https://github.com/PapaJoesSoup/ksp-planetshine ---------------- NOTE: @Valerian has not been active for awhile and has given me his blessing to adopt this fine mod and keep it alive for the community in his absence. I've cloned his OP and updated it to reflect changes in support. All credit for this mod belongs to the original author, and licensing will continue to be Apache 2.0. Should he return, I will gladly relinquish the mod and provide any assistance needed by Valerian to resume support. Further, @prestja was kind enough to keep this mod alive during my absense. After discussions with him, I will be resuming support, and accepting any help he wants to throw my way. prestja's support thread: Why PlanetShine? After trying some mods to improve visuals and get something more realistic looking, Valerian transformed KSP into something really good looking, and he was really happy with the result, but felt that something was still missing. When in low orbit of a planet, the side of his ship which was facing the planet was completely dark, which was not realistic! It should have been illuminated a bit by the planet's own reflective light! Valerian decided to fix that with this mod, by making planets and moons to reflect their own (colored) light to your vessel. This phenomenon is called in real life albedo or planetshine : What does this mod actually do? (Summary) When you are close to a planet or moon, its bright side reflects (colored) light to your vessel. More realistic ambient light in vacuum, very dark by default, can be customized. More realistic ambient light on the ground and atmosphere of planets/moons, tinted by the surface color. Very lightweight: almost no RAM used, and your FPS should not change. Additional features Settings menu to customize many parameters, as well as several quality/performance settings. Support for the Toolbar mod. Planet and moons light configuration supports Module Manager and loading across GameData folder, and can be easily customized by players or other mods. Conflicts with the mod "Ambient Light Adjustment" because it has exactly the same feature: custom ambient light settings with a slider. When close to the sun, the sunlight becomes dramatically intense. Screenshots You can see the subtle red light over Duna, green over Jool, and blue over Kerbin: http://imgur.com/a/4MODI Before / After Screenshots by CaptRobau: http://imgur.com/a/Nekay Recommended mods for the best experience Environmental Visual Enhancements for clouds and city lights. A good galaxy skybox (using Texture Replacer): Oinker's Skybox Teflon's Skybox Chatterer for adding ambient sounds that really improve the immersion. An atmospheric sky enhancing mod: SkyTonemapper (Stable) makes the sky look better by smoothing it (removes the banding effect) Scatterer (Experimental - many bugs) makes the sky and atmosphere looking really great and much more realistic, sunsets become amazing. Engine lighting for adding realistic lighting to engines thrust. Surface Lights to illuminate the ship when it gets really dark. Additional information I would appreciate feedback on this mod a lot! Valerian spent a lot of time trying to make this reflected light to behave as consistent as possible, and thinks it's pretty well tuned by now. Planet and moons colors are all editable in "CelestialBodies.cfg", and you can change a few other settings in "Settings.cfg", such as the vacuum light level (quite low by default), and the reflection light intensity. Compatible with all game versions from 0.25 to 1.0, and probably older versions as well. This mod supports version checking using the KSP-AVC Plugin. to take advantage of this feature download the plugin. Changelog Known issues Conflicts with other mods that change ambient light, such as Ambient Light Adjustment and AmbientLightShifter Not tested much on x64, might cause issues Might have minor issues with Kopernicus, which optionally provides custom atmospheric and vacuum ambient lights. Planned features Automatic detection of planet colors and atmosphere, no more need for CelestialBodies.cfg (working on it right now) Actual planetshine (reflected lights between two planet/moon) Different reflected light color depending on the biome (land/sea/poles) Sunset/sunrise lights More performance tweaks, such as reducing the number of light depending on the situation, or using a diffuse wrapping shader Choice between presets for ambient light (realistic or stock) and other settings Better (future) compatibility with other mods Credits First and foremost to the original Mod Author @Valerian for creating this great mod. Original Mod Forum Thread: Valerian copied the planets/moons color list from the Distant Object Enhancement mod Thanks to TheSexiestofClowns on Reddit for his screenshot that is used at the beginning A lot of thanks to the people who helped Valerian over IRC, such as Thomas, Rbray89, and a few others Copyright 2014, Valerian Gaudeau, Apache license 2.0 Mod maintenance now supported by @Papa_Joe
  25. Tired of the stock silliness, but Realism Overhaul is just too much? Wish there was something in-between that kept some of the stock style but didn't require 50+ mods and 15,000+ Module Manager patches? If you feel that way, then this mod is for you. This is my project to remake the rocket and spacecraft side of KSP to use real-life rockets, spacecraft and probes from the past, present and future, along with elements of realism, but without all the massive complexity, mod requirements and high patch count of Realism Overhaul (which is awesome, but can be simply TOO much). This is not a mere parts add-on, it will eventually be a revamp of most of the stock game (well, except for the plane parts, which won't be affected too much). Among the major changes that are involved : > The rocket and space parts will be drastically replaced, altered or deleted, replacing the lego-style system with specific parts for each rocket and spacecraft type. Many will be modelled by me, but some existing stock and mod models will be used as well. They will not be 100% exact replicas, but generally simplified and close enough for the purposes of this project. > All rockets and spacecraft will be at (generally) 64% scale of the real ones. This means no standardized tank diameters and such, each will be at the proper 64% scale size. For example, the Soyuz parts are not 1.875m, but 1.72m for most; the Saturn V and Apollo CSM will be 6.4m, 4.23m and 2.5m (which already is 64% scale of the 3.9m Apollo). > Engines and fuel tanks/stages will use different fuel types, depending on what it used in reality. No one fuel type for everything. There will even be a separate fuel type for the jet engines, as well as for automotive engines. Ozidizer-Fuel ratios will also be different for various engine families and for different fuel types. > Reaction wheels will be removed from manned and unmanned spacecraft, as well as aircraft cockpits, and the standalone ones reduced in strength and restricted the late career/tech tree phase...if not removed entirely. RCS is what most spacecaft use or have used, and what will have to be used for attitude control and translation in this Simple Overhaul. The exceptions will be for certain kinds of space stations that used/use them in reality. > Launch pads and towers in simplified form will be included for some of the rockets, to make them seem even more real. > Surface attachment will be disabled for many parts, and the ones that normally are surface-attached will either be node-attached (e.g. solar panels), integrated into another part (like science instruments/experiments), or eliminated entirely. > The tech tree will be changed completely, replacing the typical generic-style tech nodes with ones for specific rockets, spacecraft and probes. > New custom resource and science definitions, and stock ones modified. > The stock solar system has been altered to one based on the real one (but not exactly), but still using the existing planet and moon assets. Kerbin now has a 24-hour rotation period, and alternate launch sites have been added, with the stock KSC site removed. * Change Log * > 0.01 Initial dev partial release. Soyuz-KG rocket and Soyuz-KMA spacecraft parts, along with a small sampling of the changes to the stock game. *** INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS *** *** IMPORTANT NOTE **** Do NOT use an existing save or craft file with the AlphaMensae Simple Overhaul. When completed, the full version WILL break saves and existing craft in various ways from minor (and possibly funny) to total carnage (not very funny). The initial release is mainly about the Soyuz, but there are some changes to existing stock stuff already implemented that could make for rude surprises. The AlphaMensae Simple Overhaul requires the use of some other mods in order to work. One of them, KSC Switcher, is included in the AlphaOverhaul.zip file; both 1.2.2 and 1.3.x versions are included. The other mods must be installed separately. 1. Download and install AlphaMensaeOverhaul: https://github.com/AlphaMensae/Simple-Overhaul-Project/files/1595546/AlphaOverhaul.zip Copy the AlphaOverhaul folder from the .zip into your KSP Gamedata folder. NOTE: If you want to use SSRSS, GPP or some other total-conversion planet pack, do not copy over the AlphaOverhaul/SolarSystem folder; use the planet pack's configs instead. 2. Select which version of KSC Switcher you want to use, either the 1.2.2 or 1.3.x one, and copy the folder to your Gamedata folder. 3. Download and install Kopernicus: https://github.com/Kopernicus/Kopernicus/releases 4. Download and install Sigma Dimensions: https://github.com/Sigma88/Sigma-Dimensions/releases 5. Other required mods that must be downloaded and installed: Module Manager (if not included elsewhere, absolutely needed above all else) Kerbal Joint Reinforcement (the Simple Overhaul is developed with KJR installed, no guarantee that it will work with the stock autostrutting) Modular Rocket Systems (for certain part models, may be eliminated in future versions) Space-Y Lifters (for certain part models) Discontinued Parts (strictly for the pre-1.0.5 Mk1 Cockpit) Community Tech Tree (for now, CTT needs to be installed) Take Command Continued (for the early career phase) MechJeb (the Mechjeb module is incorporated into certain spacecraft) While technically not a requirement, the use of Kerbal Engineer Redux is strongly recommended. This mod is being shared under the CC-BY-NC-SA license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/ Notes: The intial scale for the solar system is stock scale; later on I will develop configs for other scales, and eventually a conversion for real-scale/10x. All the rockets in this mod are being designed to launch from the 24-hour day Kerbin that is part of the included solar system changes, as well as from non-equatorial launch sites. The delta-V needed to reach orbit from the stock-scale Kerbin is already ratther low that I feel getting a rotational boost is not needed. In addition, certain rockets (like the Soyuz and other Soviet/Russian ones) also are designed to launch from a specific launch site latitide. Hence, they will have more delta-V needed if launched from the stock Kerbin or some faster-rotating home planet like the SSRSS Earth or GPP Gael. The rockets are also designed for a single burn to orbit, without any of the usual stock coasting. This is done by keeping your time to apoapsis less than a minute, and when you reach your desired orbit altitude, pitch over so the time to apo starts decreasing, ideally reaching zero when your periapsis is at the desired altitude. The stock launch clamps and the pads/towers I make will have the generator in the "off" position, and must be manually switched on. This allows you to switch to internal power at a point in a countdown. My links: Twitch Youtube
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