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  1. Extreme Visual Overhaul for Real Solar System Hello, This is EVO, a visual overhaul for Real Solar System aimed at providing stunning visuals while offering great performance. EVO is a spiritual successor to @pingopete's RVE 64k project, and is meant to offer a similar level of visual fidelity, while offering more performance oriented options as well. EVO will also be open to contributions, ideally remaining a never quite finished project for the next few years. I was inspired to make this pack after seeing great breakthroughs in visuals for stock and modded systems, as well as errors when using some of my old favorites (such as RVE 64k) in newer versions. ―――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――― So far EVO adds the following: An almost no compromise combination of RVE64k and RSSVE 32k, 48k, and 64k Land Texture options, modified from RVE 64k New Ocean and Atmosphere configs for Earth New 32k 48k City Lights from Space Engine, with a new 8k City ground texture based on satellite imagery New Mars Textures Boot-prints for some celestial bodies A new Sunflare from @Avera9eJoe's beautiful Spectra Visual Compendium Scatterer 0.07 support, alongside Godrays and Wave Collisions An Optional TUFX Preset, based on RVE64k's legendary KS3P preset Fog to Venus and Titan Dust Storms to Mars Auroras to Jupiter Hexagon Storms to Saturn Geysers to Enceladus Lava on IO Much more... ―――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――― Troubleshooting/FAQ PLEASE READ: The Lights aren't showing up/ look off press alt+0, push the arrow in the EVE menu to go to textures and hit apply, go to city lights and hit apply, and if the terrain now looks off press alt+11 and map EVE clouds. The terrain is white/invisible! 99% of the time, this is due to an improper install, read the directions. Seriously. if that doesn't work, attempt the fix above as it often fixes that issue as well When is the next update coming? when it comes. I am in college, working a job, and streaming 2x per week alongside working on CH4 (soon) so be patient and enjoy the screenshots <3 ―――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――― Dependencies: Scatterer Environmental Visual Enhancement Real Solar System Incompatibilities: RSSVE, RVE64k WARNING: It is important that you use kopernicus bleeding edge to get bootprints, download here: Kopernicus Unified "Bleeding Edge" this mod has only been tested in 1.10, using kopernicus BE so it's behavior outside these parameters is unknown, you have been warned. ―――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――― Licensing: EVO is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0), so you are free to redistribute, modify and copy the contents of the mod so long as you attribute and credit the appropriate author(s), remain non-commercial and distribute it under the same license (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0) City Lights textures, and other textures labeled in the mod as space engine assets are NOT licensed under the above license and are being used at the permission of the space engine team DO NOT REDISTRIBUTE ―――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――― Credits: @blackrack - Scatterer Adds better oceans and atmospheres to planets @JadeOfMaar -Sunflares of Maar Original author of the sunflare modified for use in @Avera9eJoe's Spectra @Waz - Environmental Visual Enhancements Adds tons of visual capabilities, far too many to list here @pingopete - RVE64K @tony48 - KSRSS(VE) Adds a whole lot of configs that mine are derived from, from snow to lava and much more @G'th -AD ASTRA I used their aurora textures and hexagon storm as they are easily the best I have ever seen @Theysen - RSSVE @Vabien - Kopernicus Expansion Continued-er Adds the ability for bootprints, alongside many, many other things @Shadowmage - TUFX Post Processing for KSP Special Thanks to: @jrodriguez for offering multiple textures, and input on the project @Jceratops for helping test the mod @pingopete for inspiring this project, and teaching me so much @Avera9eJoefor showing me cool things that EVE is capable of Download: Github Enjoy the mod, and feel free to offer contributions and suggestions,
  2. R E A L I S M O V E R H A U L [1.10.1] Realism Overhaul v14.3.0 [27 Jul 2021] License: CC-BY-SA Intention: Realism Overhaul is a mod that makes Kerbal Space Program behave more like real life. If you're interested in seeing what it's like to fly rockets in the real world, this is the mod for you! Realism Overhaul does this by combining and configuring other mods, and mod and stock parts to perform as their real-life equivalents. You can expect things to be a little harder, and rockets to be a bit bigger, but the scenes far more epic, and the accomplishment that much greater. Some of the most signfiicant changes include: Engines have real sizes and performance values, and use real fuels. Most of them have limited ignitions and suffer from ullage. Pods are as large as their real-life counterparts and weigh what they should. Propellant tanks have correct dry mass ratios. Solar panels don't produce massive amounts of energy, but they are lighter. Similarly reaction wheels aren't magically powerful anymore (though they still don't require momentum dumping). _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ TOOL SPOTLIGHT Generic Engines - Web Version by PatPL This tool allows you to quickly configure engine configs in the web browser on the fly, choose from over 120 engine models and even assign TestFlight configurations to it. Check it out via the link above. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Contributors to Realism Overhaul: A1Ch1, Raidernick, james3838, camlost, JandCandO, Sarbian, marcelocoelhorodrigues, NathanKell, hattivat, batuhan, Ravenchant, bax-, advice-dawgg, jean400, RedAV8R, jedi95, MedievalNerd, regex, Felger, Temeter, Replica17, veskenapper, ferram4, leudaimon, BevolJ, RezzyD, Agathorn, TheKosmonaut, TheVoid2, Theysen, Phredward, ChrisPBacon, Kibbick, Niemand303, AlimOncul, AjentK, pjf, rocketscience, John-Long-Silver, doktorjet, Ippo343, Dragon01, Probus, BryceSchroeder, Bsd0, asmi, Starman4308, stratochief66, StupidChris, OvidHamburg, awang, winged, rsparkyc, PhineasFreak, Zarbizaure, JoseEduardo, ctiberious, SirKeplan, Schnobs, pap1723, ec429, assassinacc, AntiClockwisePropeller, AlphaMike741, olympic1 _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ RealismOverhaul Wiki Mod Overview: Dependencies These mods are required for Realism Overhaul to function correctly. CKAN will automatically install all of these mods for you when you install Realism Overhaul. Advanced Jet Engine Ferram Aerospace Research Continued Module Manager Modular Flight Integrator Solver Engines Plugin Kerbal Joint Reinforcement - Continued Real Chute Real Fuels Community Resource Pack Real Heat Real Plume SmokeScreen-RO Recommendations These mods are recommended, and installed by default in CKAN. They are not required, and you can install all or none of them to your own liking. B9 Procedural Wings Deadly Reentry Hangar Extender MechJeb - featuring advanced ascent guidance Procedural Fairings Procedural Fairings - For Everything! Procedural Parts Real Solar System RSS Textures - Choose your resolution KSC Switcher Remote Tech TAC Life Support Test Flight - Download 'TestFlight - Core' only Textures Unlimited Principia - recommended for axial tilt, realistic n-body physics - Check the installation instruction in the mod's thread / no CKAN Suggestions These mods are supported part packs that make it easier to build rockets. We suggest installing at least a few of these. New Mechanics: Realism Overhaul Craft Files DMagic Orbital Science Kerbal Attachment System SCANsat Part Mods: will be back soon P Installation In the current state of the mod's development and future, accurate and proofed-to-be-working installation instructions can be found here: Installation Guide You can ignore the RP-1 part later on that page, if you do not intend to play a career mode. Support No support is granted without providing logs and easy to follow reproduction steps. Also make sure to drop by the official discord server where active users can provide help! https://discord.gg/ZGbR6nv Legacy / Manual Installation (expand) _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ D O W N L O A D (1.10) Source Changelog _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Career Mode - Realistic Progression One: If you are interested to take Realism Overhaul to a whole different level of playing KSP, you might be interested in the accompanying suite of mods. It integrates a completely new career system tailored for an early realistic space race and spreading into the modern ages - all at your own imagination and approach. The working installation instructions can be found on the GitHub wiki page. This mod was created by NathanKell and RedAV8R, Contributions by many others. If you were missed in the contributors list at the top of the post, PM Theysen and he'll add you).
  3. Please sit back with a cup of tea, and relax as I try to take Britain to the stars. I have taken data from prototype, developed and planned British engines, mixed it with a bit of British design and decided to see just how well could they do if post war Britain had thrown a little bit of money at the problem instead of just the innate creativity mixed with sticky tape and hope that usually happens... Will Britain expand into a Vertical Empire?
  4. As RSS, KSRSS is a mod intended to transform the stock solar system into the real solar system, but at stock size, with the objective to let you explore the solar system without many mods necessary in a RSS save. Also, we worked hard to make every body of the system pretty and unique. KSRSS is accompanied by KSRSSVE, a graphic mod which put the best of scatterer and EVE into KSRSS. For example, with KSRSSVE and KSRSS, you can find dust storms on Mars, geysers on Enceladus, snow at pole of the Earth and many other things. Finally, unlike SSRSS, KSRSS is not a rescaling of RSS, we decided to not use Sigma Dimension, so KSRSS is made and tweak especialy for the stock size. KSRSSVE Lite is the scatterer-less version of the visual configurations for KSRSS. It is a version optimized for smaller PCs to ensure a more than correct visual appearance. KSRSSVE High is the scatterer version of the visual configurations for KSRSS made for larger PCs.It is with this one that you will kill your processors, as well as your eyes which will be blinded by a visual aspect of last generation. Moreover, the textures for KSRSSVE are available in Low Res (8k) and High Res (32k). This mainly concerns the clouds of the Earth. Pics DragonFly on Titan by @Zarbon44: Installation and Download KSRSS Configs (KSRSS) : https://github.com/KerbalFrench/KSRSS/releases Textures (KSRSS-Textures) : https://github.com/KerbalFrench/KSRSS-Textures/releases/ KSRSSVE Configs (KSRSSVE): https://github.com/KerbalFrench/KSRSSVE/releases Textures (KSRSSVE-Textures): https://github.com/KerbalFrench/KSRSSVE-Textures/releases/ Install Kopernicus 1.8.1-1 Install KSRSS-Textures (download above, choose your texture resolution) Install KSRSS (download above) If you want clouds and scatterer compatibility, install KSRSSVE (see next column) If you want x2.5 size, install Sigma Dimension. IMPORTANT: Delete the file settings.cfg before launching the game. You only need to do this once. Lite (without scatterer) Install EVE. Install KSRSSVE Lite (download above) Install the textures. Choose the Low Resolution OR the High Resolution (download above). High (with scatterer) Install EVE. Install scatterer. Install KSRSSVE High (download above). Install the textures. Choose the Low Resolution OR the High Resolution (download above). Compatibility KSRSS is fully compatible with : Planetshine, Community Resource Pack, Distant Object Enhancements, FAR and Sigma Dimension. Common Issues The space center terrain is weird with KSRSS 2.5x. Fix : in the settings, choose KSRSS Med for the terrain quality. Hit Apply. If you need help, you can join our discord, we have an English channel. Licenses KSRSS KSRSSVE KK-KSRSS Source code available here. Cfg files are licensed CC-BY-NC-SA 4.0, textures are All Rights Reserved unless otherwise stated and plugin code is LGPLv3 with some licensed CC-BY-NC-SA 4.0 (see source files for details). Copyright (c) KSRSS Team - 2020 KSRSS is derived from RSS. A huge thanks to NathanKell and the RO team for creating this mod. (CC-BY-NC-SA-4.0) 67P and Halley are from RSS Expansion by pozine, licensed CC-BY 4.0. The grass and cactus textures are licensed MIT by Avera9eJoe and come from his mod, Spectra. All credit goes to him. SigmaLoadingScreens is included in the download and is covered by its own license. Source code available here. Cfgs and textures are licensed CC-BY-NC-SA 4.0 unless otherwise stated. Plugin code is licensed LGPLv3. Aurora texture is from Spectra, licensed MIT by Avera9eJoe (Joseph Hafner). Snow and dust particles and dust map (dust_mars.dds) are from Sci-Fi Visual Enchancements by panzer1b. Snow map (snow.dds) comes from Graphics Enhancements Assembly (CC-BY-NC-SA 4.0). Sunflare is from here (CC-BY-NC-SA 4.0). All credits go to Thomassino for this wonderful sunflare. Geysers textures (including rgb3.dds) and citylights textures come from AVP (CC-BY-NC-SA 4.0). All credits go to themaster01 and Astronomer for these textures. The textures used to make the geysers and the rgb3.dds come from the AVP mod. All credist go to themaster01 and Astronomer. Mars, Earth, Venus, Jupiter, Saturn, Titan, Uranus, Neptune cloud textures, aurora detail texture, UVNoise textures, saturn ring texture and cloud particle textures are taken from RSSVE by KSP RO Team (CC-BY-NC-SA 4.0) : Cloud and city detail textures by Real Visual Enhancements (RVE) Earth cloud and city lights textures by NASA Visible Earth Jupiter texture (used for exporting some basic cloud textures) by Vleider (redistributed by The Celestia Motherlode) Saturn texture (used for exporting some basic cloud textures) by Runar Thorvaldsen, Dr. Fridger Schremmp and Grant Hutchinson (redistributed by The Celestia Motherlode) Saturn ring texture by CICLOPS (Cassini Imaging Central Laboratory For Operations - image preparation by Daren Wilson and Carolyn Porco) Uranus and Neptune textures (used for exporting some basic cloud textures) by JHT's Planetary Pixel Emporium All the others textures were made by the KSRSS Team and are licensed CC-BY-NC-SA 4.0. License : MIT. Changelog & Roadmap Roadmap 0.7 : - Improve reliefs on many bodies with PQS / Heightmap revamps - Add more custom scatters - Add more bodies - Remake all scatterer configs - Implement texture by biome on Earth Changelog 0.6 "More things around rings"
  5. Everytime i try to launch RSS in 1.10.1 i get stuck on the file KerbalismConfig/Parts/ChemicalPlant/kerbalism-chemicalplant.cfg there are no problems with module manager, its just this file it gets stuck on forever.
  6. Hi there, and welcome to the Real Enhancements development thread. This mod aims to continue and expand pozine and imkSushi's Real Solar System Expanded mod. I plan to incorperate and restore the majority of objects in the mod My aim is to create a modular experience, so people can download packages based on their interests and their ability. I know this seems ambitious (especially RealStars, that one is going to take a while) RESPOSITORY LINK (outdated): https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1oCeqlZ4fBs6TNvnN0R57TMqhKbSBVzzO?usp=sharing Github: https://github.com/AR3S-Vega/RealExpansion/releases It is recommended to install RealPatch to fix inclinations, other wise the inclinations of newer objects will be broken Discord Server (because Kopernicus won't give me a channel): https://discord.gg/pWfYbfm Requires: Kopernicus ModuleManager ModularFlightIntegrator RealSolarSystem Skybox requires TextureReplacer Catalog: As i said i wanted the mod to be modular, and you will be able to download each package individually. So if you are less experienced with RSS/RO you can download the NEO package, and if you want a challenge you could download Stars or ExtremeTransNeptunian objects Things i want to add (yeah i stole this image from imkSushi's thread) Current Status: Abandoned Credits: Me ("Our Benefactors") for doing something @Xurkitree for help with Kopernicus and RealAftermath @Noah the Smol and @GurrenLagannCWP (if I have the right accounts :P, most of the discussions have been done on discord) for working on RealHypotheticals pozine for making RSS Expanded in the first place imkSushi for restoring RSS Expanded NathanKell for Real Solar System AndrewDraws for RealExoplanets Gregrox for letting me use his sunflare TSMP for Kopernicus Squad for KSP imkSushi's old thread: pozine's old thread: This mod is licensed by the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International - http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
  7. "Turning KSP into Orbiter since May 2020" So I'm posting this since some users thought it was really cool and wanted to play with it. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Download: https://github.com/Katniss218/KatnisssCapeCanaveral/releases/tag/1.2.2 (copy-paste everything into the game-data and replace existing files) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Da big list of disclaimers, info and trivia, etc: Requires Module Manager Requires Kerbal Konstructs for the LC39A/B launchpads. RSS-Textures (RSS) should be installed beforehand otherwise it will override the modified heightmap (and make visual glitches!). The mod (custom heightmap) ONLY compatible with the new textures (16bpp). RSS-Textures 18.2+ required! Seems that having KSCSwitcher makes the camera go underground (makes the screen black) - zoom out (scroll wheel) for a temporary "fix". This mod moves the KSC (and us_cape_canaveral in KSCSwitcher) and therefore might conflict with your other KK statics (I think it only affects ungrouped objects). Contains an 8k color & normal maps for the main mesh and 4k color & normal maps for LC39. Textures based off of Google satellite imagery (free for non-commercial use). Install Omega's Stockalike Structures (OSSNTR) to get a real VAB. This mod also contains Uranus rings (separate files, so if you don't want it, just delete it). Shuttle Runway comes with a collider, the rest of the cape does not. It's not 100% complete, and with me being me, it probably won't ever be, therefore it's a release already Cape mesh contains about ~19k manually placed vertices (37k + 2*24k triangles in total). I can't really verify compatibility with RP-0/RP-1 - LC39 should allow practically unlimited mass, size, etc, and cost $0, because balance! I don't know what I'm doing. D: ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Video featuring Katniss's Cape Canaveral: Screenshots: (Saturn parts and LUT not included, also featuring "EngineLightRelitKatnissified")
  8. i was wondering if theres gonna be a update for RN Series for The 1.12.0 KSP Version ?
  9. CH-4: Changing History Iter Deinceps, In Perpetuum Moving forward, Perpetually ─────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── Welcome to Changing History (CH-4) we are a lategame addon to Realistic Progression One(RP-1) aiming to reimagine and redesign what is possible following your first moon landing! As an expansion to RP-1, and thus realism overhaul, realism and achievable technology is at our foundation. We aren't aiming to design warp drives or fusion energy, we simply want to enable the exploration humanity could be doing today, given enough interest... Who are we? We are a group of RP-1 and RP-0 players and developers, aimed towards making the next challenging chapter of your career mode save in RSS. What are we doing? Where did we come from? We started off as an extension to RO Engines, but have slowly become more skilled at modding, allowing us to branch out further. Currently our main goal is to develop timelines, allowing the player to chose a path they want their agency (and possibly others) to follow. The currently planned timelines are Lunar, Venusian, Martian, Terran, and the Exploration of the Outer Worlds... Note these may be subject to change. As an expansion, you can expect the following from us: New contracts, likely approaching or exceeding 100 within this first "update". None of these will conflict with RP-1's, instead they will override and build off of them. New parts, allowing for realistic, small to medium scale habitation of other celestial bodies, orbits, and much more. New mechanics, encouraging things such as reuse, exploration, and international cooperation. We still have a lot planned, including a wiki, a youtube channel, and further documentation. These things, like the mod itself, should be expected to come in time... Ultimately, we would like to open up development to the community following the first major release, CH4 v1.1, but we are expecting to release pre-releases on our github. Download, Installation & Liscensing You can download the latest release from our Github CKAN Support coming soon™ Installation (for now, atleast) comes with no special instructions. Simply drag and drop the CH4 folder into your KSP Gamedata directory; As long as you have RO, RP-1 and RSS installed that's it! You should now have access to a couple dozen new engines, and some new airlaunch tech! Currently using the license CC BY-NC-ND 4.0, we are politely asking that you don't redistribute or modify our work, this will allow us to more easily develop towards our goal. I have become death, destroyer of framerates RD-270 As a closing note, most of us are pursuing education currently. We will try to release in as timely a manner as possible, but do give us time. A rushed mod is a broken mod.
  10. Should i go back to RSS?? im bored of stock again. So answer the poll plz.
  11. In a parallel universe, the country of Hatsunia (初音国) had taken a very different path compared to Japan, its counterpart in our world. Instead of hundreds of years of feudal isolation, the society became used to foreign contact and social reform. Unlike Japan, its international relations in the late 19th and early 20th centuries involved peaceful diplomacy and trade with its neighbors instead of brutal militaristic conquest. During the Second World War, Hatsunia joined the Allied Powers and formed the Honolulu Pact with the United States in 1941 against a China that had been taken over by fascists in this timeline. The Allies achieved victory several years later, and with Hatsunia not being on the defeated side, its aerospace industry would not be obstructed by treaties, constitutional articles, or ruined infrastructure. At the beginning of the space age, Hatsunia did not have the native resources to directly compete with the Soviet Union or United States in spaceflight achievements, but had just enough to invest in small rockets and the cultivation of electronics and computing industries. As time went on, Hatsunia's economy would take advantage of post-war international trade networks and the digital revolution, and its space industry would eventually become the forefront of capability and affordability in the 21st century. For more information about Hatsunia, visit this page and the wiki. This is a pseudo-alternate history that wasn't meant to be fully realistic. If you're wondering, "why a space program inspired by Hatsune Miku?" please read this. (not everything will be Miku-related) The Hatsunia Aerospace Science and Development Agency (初音国宇宙航空科学開発機関) was established in 1958. [Japan used to have three aerospace agencies: ISAS (scientific space probes), NASDA (practical satellites/human spaceflight), and NAL (mostly aeronautics). They were merged to become JAXA in 2003. In Hatsunia, their responsbilities were merged since the beginning.] This is an alternate history-like self-roleplay which will be depicted with modified versions of the Real Solar System and Realism Overhaul mods (and Zorg's TUFX configs). The Realistic Progression 1 (RP-1) career mode mod is also used to give structure to the missions, but it will not be a legitimate playthrough as progression through the tech tree is dependent on gathering science points from the moon and other planets as soon as possible. Thus, technologies will be manually unlocked at a pace according to their respective times. The TestFlight (engine failure) mod will also not be used. Custom contracts will also be made. Think of it as part career, part sandbox. Table of Contents (Video playlist) Phase 1 (1952-1961) Phase 2 (1962-1976) Phase 3 (1977-) Phase 1 - 01 In Minamikushi Prefecture, the Hatsunia Science and Technology Agency constructed a facility on the island of Negishima, named after the green onion that the island was coincidentally shaped like (and was on the Hatsunese flag). Parts of the agency focused on the development of rocketry for scientific purposes, while the Hatsunia Defense Forces also saw its potential value for military applications. Professor Hidemi Utagawa of the University of Minamikushi led the development of Hatsunia's first sounding rocket. This sounding rocket was the Negi-1, and was similar to the American WAC Corporal rocket. The vehicle was composed of two stages. The upper stage, or sustainer, was composed of steel and was powered by the LE-01 liquid rocket engine. It used a simple pressure-fed design and was fueled by a toxic mixture of aniline, furfuryl alcohol, and inhibited red fuming nitric acid, which required careful handling but could be stored for long periods of time. The LE-01 was the first in a series of liquid rocket engines developed by Mikubishi Heavy Industries, which previously manufactured ships and aircraft. At the top of the stage was a nose cone and an additional cylindrical compartment carrying a payload of scientific measuring instruments, including a thermometer and barometer. Fins, twisted by a fraction of a degree, provided flight stability through rotation. The lower stage, or booster, resembled the American "Tiny Tim" rocket and was known as the "Pencil," containing solid nitroglycerin and nitrocellulose propellant. Its purpose was to provide a short burst of thrust and acceleration so that the second stage's fins could stabilize effectively. The diagram below compares its size to a modern interpretation of Hatsune Miku, a mythical singer originating from ancient Hatsunese folklore. On 1952 August 31, the first Negi-1 was on the launch pad after several weeks of construction. The launch platform was slightly tilted to the east so that the rocket would not crash into any populated areas. (Captions provided by the Historian mod with my custom config)
  12. After a couple days of research and understanding the Real Solar System files, I've finally figured out how to change the date in RSS DateTimeFormatter. It's not too complicated and just takes a few minutes. The first thing you need to do is go into your Kerbal Space Program file (with your GameData and whatnot) and type into your file explorer's search bar, "persistent.sfs". Depending on how many saved games you already have, there will be the same number of these "persistent" files. Choose any because what this will do is going to affect all your saved games (if you don't want your other games to have a different date, take them out of the KSP saves folder). Once the .sfs file is opened, you need to scroll down until you see "UT" which itself is under "FLIGHTSTATE". Next to UT is a set of numbers. For those that don't understand what these numbers mean, they represent the number of seconds since the start of the game. This is what you need to change to have the save game set to a different date. Now you must figure out the number to replace the current one. Go to this website and, depending if your desired is before or after, put 1/1/1951 (the default date in Real Solar System) in Start Date or End Date. Then put the desired date in the opposite date section. For an example, I will use the beginning of 1942 as the replacement date. Click Calculate Duration and look for the large bolded text saying the number of days in between (3,287 days as per the example year). Now it's time for some quick maths. Multiply the number of days by 4 (as Kerbin days are 1/4 of an Earth day) then multiply that number by 6 and multiply again by 3,600 (found that out here). You now have your replacement number. Go back to your persistent.sfs file and delete the number already in UT and type in the new calculated number (of course not with commas). If your wanted date comes before 1/1/1951, then put a dash in front of it to make it a negative number. When done, save the file and close out of it. There you go. But before you go back in the game, there's one more thing you will need to do. What this is going to do will just make the planets and moons correctly aligned accurately according to the new date. Go into the Real Solar System file that you have in GameData and look for "RSSKopernicusSettings.cfg". Within it, scroll down (but not really because it's close to the top) until you see "Epoch". It will also have a set of numbers next to it. Epoch, in astronomical terms, is a fixed date that is relative to planetary/stellar measurements. The number you will see (-31542641.784) is the epoch for midnight, January 1, 1951. You need to replace this epoch with another that is accurate to your new in-game date. Use this website to find the epoch by typing in the date that you had replace the default earlier (just type in 12:00 A.M. for the time and keep it at GMT (Greenwich Mean Time) as that it the time zone RSS uses) and clicking Human Date to Timestamp. Your epoch replacement (-883612800 for the 1942 example) will be next to Epoch Timestamp. Copy the number (if it has a dash to make it a negative number, keep this) and go back to RSSKopernicusSettings.cfg. Select the epoch number and then paste (Ctrl and V at the same time) to replace it while also deleting it at the same time. Save the .cfg file and close out of it. You've now fully completed the new in-game RSS DateTimeFormatter date. Go to your KSP save game that has the changed date and you can see now that the date is, in fact, changed. Head into the Tracking Station and look to see the different planet alignments. Unless you have a clever eye, and you probably won't be able to tell anyway, but the planets really have moved since you changed the epoch.
  13. Here's a graphical recording of my first RSS/RO/RP-1 play through, mainly as a record of my mistakes so I won't repeat them. Phase one: "I love the smell of RP-1 in the morning" Early sounding rockets. The Stratos Series was initially launched from Lelystad, the Netherlands until I discovered that it has no radio coverage. At Madrid it worked a bit better but only from 3km up. I decided to start over in Kourou.
  14. for the last 4 days or so my game has been crashing in ll ways possible, unity dialog boxes, hard resets, straight to desktop, all of them. i've tried removing resource intensive mods, reinstalling it , all of the common troubleshooting procedures and nothings seems to ease off the frequency or the increase the extent of my gameplay time before an inevitable random crash that "appears" to have no cause :(. im feeling utterly lost, will upload my most recent crash .log file if thats something that could help, literally anything can help me so please give me ideas because i dont really know about any other options... log follows [Large log file removed by moderator]
  15. Simple RSS Patch RSS Patch (all KSP versions) download from SpaceDock latest version: v1.11 (11-04-2021) Unless Squad renames their engine modules, this patch will work with any KSP version. This patch is aimed at the stock KSP players, or lazy players like myself, that want an introduction to the huge scale of the Real Solar System (RSS) but who find extra mod packs like RO/Smurff too daunting for now. Simply install RSS, add this patch and you are good-to-go with the stock parts and other parts mods you have already installed. Fly around the massive Earth, explore the real planets and moons. A super simple patch that tunes engine thrust and ISP so that you can use stock parts in a bare install of Real Solar System without needing Realism Overhaul or other complicated setups. This does not re-scale your rockets to actual real-world size like RO does, but keeps all components as they are out of the box. Also comes with a patch to move the launch location to Alcântara in Brazil which is near the equator. Thanks to José Eduardo for the tip! note: SSTU, BDB or similar mods are highly recommended to get a wide variety of engines and modular fuel tanks that scale up to anything you could need in RSS. SSRSS Patch Download file [v1.2 13-06-2017] Unless Squad renames their engine modules, this patch will work with any KSP version. A simple patch for SSRSS to balance thrust/ISP so that you will need to build larger, more realistic, ships to do the things you would normally do. This will get rid of the short, chubby, gumby-looking ships in stock game play and requires you to use larger tanks and thus get more realistic looking rockets. Best used in combination with SSTU. Can be modified to run with stock system as well by removing the NEEDS[SSRSS] part.
  16. Beyond Earth Introduction The year was 1946. The Second World War had just ended. It was the dawn of a new age on Earth. The victorious Allies, led by the United States, the United Kingdom, the Soviet Union, France and China, had assembled themselves in what would be known as the United Nations, so that all of the world could be at peace. People looked at the future with hope, having witnessed first hand the horrors of the War. That, unfortunately, would prove not to be the case. The world was now split into two, under the shadow of the USSR to the East, and the US to the West. Yet, no matter the political differences, the remaining superpowers, the US, the UK, and the USSR in particular, symultaneously turned their eyes skywards: the future laid not on brown soil, but in the blue skies above. True powered aircrafts had been born just forty years before, but now they bore little, if any, resemblance to the Flyer built by the Wright brothers, and there were rumors about an American prototype which was capable of going past the Columns of Hercules of Aviation: the sound barrier. But, while aircrafts were the big thing for the general public, a small, if resolute, group of scientists and engineers had their focus on another marvel of technology: the rocket. The history of rocketry had started many centuries before in China, but the most important advancements had been made much more recently. It was almost universally agreed, however, that the greatest pioneer was Kostantin Tsiolkovsky, a native Russian, whose ideas on rocket propulsion and propellants, but most importantly, his equations, had laid unknown for quite some time. In the US, during the 1920s, the famous inventor Robert Goddard had developed, and launched, the first ever liquid propelled rocket. In Germany the Verein für Raumschiffahrt (VfR, of Society for Space Travel) had had some significant developments as well, in particular regarding the use of Liquid Oxygen and Ethanol as propellants, before dissolving in 1934. In the Soviet Union there had been numerous inventors, notably Valentin Glushko, whose team conducted hundreds of tests, but the Purges of the late '30s soon put an end to these experimentations. During World War Two rockets were used by almost every party, mostly for battlefield-level weapons, such as the Rocket Anti-Aircraft Artillery of the Royal Navy, or the Katyusha rockets of the Soviets. But the most interesting, and fundamental, designs came from the United States and pedant Germany. In Germany, the infamous V-2 rocket had been developed and fielded during the war by a team headed by Wehrner von Braun, who was later extradited to the US along with most of his team. It was a most revolutionary design, a "ballistic missile", capable of a range of 300km, hitting, albeit with disputable results, the British mainland. These rockets had very advanced features such as HTP-driven turbopumps, and inertial guidance. Even further, these rockets scraped the edge of space on their way to London. In the US, while no actual full scale testing took place, there was a much more ambitious program. Developed in complete secret under the codename Project Prometheus, the initial plans called for a two-stage rocket, large enough to throw a (theoretical, at the time) 7000kg nuclear bomb across the ocean, in the instance of British surrender and/or full Soviet control of the European mainland. While this concept never came to be, a series of scale motors were built, and this experimentation meant that an experienced team was readily available in the US for subsequent programs. In late 1947, however, the unexpected happened. This team of American engineers, now joined by the Germans under von Braun, was approached by a British organization, who wished to join their forces in pursuit of a greater goal: exploring space. The project was left off to rust for quite some time, but, following several years of negotiations, of course keeping the public in the dark, the plans were approved and signed by future Administrators Sir Philip Perrington and General Garrett H. Woodward. Finally, on December 19th, 1950, the International Rocket Society came to be. Roundel of the International Rocket Society from 1950 onwards
  17. Hello, is there a way to play KK‘s launcher SpaceX mod with RO and RSS so that the rockets have the right configuration including size and fuel? And is it also possible to optimize Tundra‘s exploration with RSS and RO too? A instruction with the right KSP version and the settings/codes of mod would be really cool! Thanks and greetings from germany!
  18. I was recently playing RP1 In science mode when I noticed the avionics limit. I have made numerous attempt to disable it, but its only disabled on crewed vessels.Is there any way within the settings to disable it ENTIRELY?If not within the settings, is there any way at all to do it?Ps, Here is the code that i tryed to make but subsequently failed @PART[*]:HAS[@MODULE[ModuleProceduralAvionics],@MODULE[ModuleCommand] { MODULE { name = ModuleAvionics massLimit = 999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999.9 interplanetary = True } MODULE:NEEDS[kOS] { name = kOSProcessor diskSpace = 1000 diskSpaceCostFactor = 0.0000000000000000000000000000000000000001 diskSpaceMassFactor = 0.0000000000000000000000000000000000000001 ECPerInstruction = 0.0000000000000000000000000000000000000000001 } } // Disable attitude control on non-control parts. @PART[*]:HAS[@MODULE[ModuleCommand]:HAS[~minimumCrew[>0]],!MODULE[ModuleAvionics],!MODULE[ModuleProceduralAvionics],!MODULE[ModuleScienceCore]]:AFTER[RP-0] { MODULE { name = ModuleScienceCore } }
  19. Recently I have downloaded RSS, or Real Solar System. However no matter what I've tried I cant get it to work. I have downloaded via CKAN and was using KSP version 1.8.1, as told by my peers. I get the RSS loading screens and everything, but once the game loads up, its stock KSP. I do not know if I'm missing anything, but I was told all I had to do was Download the RSS mod and switch to 1.8.1, and it would be ready to go. So if anyone could let me know if I am missing something that would be much Appreciated, Thanks.
  20. Real Scale Boosters - Parts Pack Realistically scaled rockets, heavily based on real world counterparts, with reasonably accurate stats. --------------------------------------------------------------------- NOTE: This is still an alpha/beta development project. New parts are still being added, and things can and will change! --------------------------------------------------------------------- Required Dependencies: Module Manager Highly Recommended: Hangar Extender (practically a must-have) QuickSearch (you can just type "atlas" or "delta" or "saturn", for example, to find related parts quickly) Kerbal Joint Reinforcement (big parts = big flexing?) Real Solar System FAR Community Tech Tree (if not playing in Sandbox mode) Currently Supported: SMURFF (as in, we have flags set to keep it from overwriting our engine masses) TweakScale CommunityTechTree and/or SpaceY-Lifters's tech nodes Supported By: Real Fuels + Realism Overhaul (support is provided from their side) --------------------------------------------------------------------- Gallery: --------------------------------------------------------------------- Included Sample Rockets (as of 0.13): Ares I Ariane V Athena Ic Athena IIc Atlas V 401 Atlas V 431 Atlas V 502 Atlas V 532 Atlas V 552 Atlas V HLV Carrack Medium (ETS) Carrack Heavy (ETS) Delta II Delta III Delta IV M+ (4,4) Delta IV M+ (5,4) Delta IV Heavy DIRECT-Jupiter (theoretical) ISRO PSLV ISRO PSLV XL Saturn I Saturn IB Saturn IC (ETS) Saturn V Saturn C-8 (theoretical) Saturn Multibody Heavy H03 (ETS) STS (Space Shuttle) Lifter --------------------------------------------------------------------- NOTE: These rocket parts ARE NOT stock balanced! They're using the real world mass ratios, thrusts, ISPs, dry weights, and so on. They will certainly WORK in stock, just with severe overkill. SECOND NOTE: This is still in alpha/beta development. Parts are still being added, and things can and will change! --------------------------------------------------------------------- About: This pack is intended for use with "Real Solar System", or otherwise a more realistic scale version of Kerbin (such as 6.4x scale). The parts included will likely be severe overkill in a more normal KSP installation. This pack provides a variety of "Kerbalized" versions of real world boosters. These are not meant to be true replicas. Where we've been able to get decent numbers for the real world counterparts, we have tried to get the sizes, masses, fuel capacities (in terms of mass), thrust, and ISP numbers close to correct. The art assets attempt to capture the overall shape and look of their real counterparts, matching the colors and dimensions, but perhaps not all of the details. Precision wasn't a requirement in building this pack. Rather, it's meant to be closer to the "SpaceY" art style, but functionally replicating real boosters. You will also notice that this pack includes only the boosters, and not the payload portions of these rockets. For example, the Saturn V parts are included from the bottom, up to and including the third stage (and Instrument Unit), but no Apollo spacecraft. The Space Shuttle parts will build you a working LH/LOX tank ("soon") and SRB combo, but does not have an Orbiter. The idea is to build your own payload and use realistically performing analogs to the boosters used in the real world. To that end, some adapters and fairing parts are included so that other KSP parts will function with these boosters. While some parts already have a diameter close to a standard KSP size, they're still slightly different. If it's close enough, I've included a little bit of a rim that will help hide the transition when attaching stock parts. If it's too far off, an adapter is often the better way to go. For instance, the Atlas V's first stage is 3.81m. A simple rim works in this case when attaching a Kerbodyne 3.75m tank. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Usage Notes: * Inside the "Ships" folder, there are several example rockets already assembled. * None of the engines have bottom attachment nodes, or auto-shrouds. Instead, the mod functions more realistically, with interstages that are matched to the stages that use them, and engines can be mixed and matched inside of them (space permitting). Usually you will need to place the engines first, and then snap the appropriate interstage on afterward (whose attachment node may be hidden inside the tank). * Because different rockets historically have had different staging sequences, some of which place ullage motors on the interstages (Saturn V for instance), sometimes the stage's fuel tank has a decoupler node. Attachment nodes for the interstages may be hidden inside the tank butt, and usually are aligned with the exterior fuselage, rather than the end of a bulging dome or tank butt. * Realistic numbers have been used where possible, but sometimes available data online is rounded or imprecise, or have changed over the years so they are inconsistent. Numbers may be tweaked in the future if better information becomes available. Part sizes should be reasonably correct, but sometimes we lose a half meter or more somewhere. * In the available data, SRBs often are described in terms of either peak thrust, or average thrust. In the real world they have a highly variable thrust profile (by design). In KSP they use a single, invariant thrust level. We've opted for using a number somwhere between the average and peak thrusts. You may find the burn times shorter than the real world counterparts as a result, unless you use thrust limiting. * Real world RCS and attitude control thrusters tend to be very weak compared to what we're used to in KSP. For example the thrusters in the Delta IV upper stages are supposed to have less than 0.04 thrust. In KSP that feels almost useless, so we've opted for numbers closer to KSP's usual RCS thrusters. * By default RSB uses the stock LiquidFuel, Oxidizer, and MonoPropellant, but with the correct amounts of mass, so that the performance is consistent with the real rockets. Compatibility patches for Real Fuels (for example) should be forthcoming eventually. * These rockets are reasonably stable under the stock joint strength, and stock aerodynamics, since the part count is low. KJR and FAR are still recommended for a good experience though. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Known Issues: The Atlas V 500-series procedural fairing doesn't want to stretch straight up cylindrically around the Centaur at the correct diameter. It has to widen slightly first. Career-mode costs of parts and their unlocks are all out of whack, and need a balance pass. Wishlist / To-Do: Several generic radial decouplers and Ullage/Retro SRMs. Ariane V - (added in 0.5) - Possibly add ES variant? (maybe) DIRECT-Jupiter (shuttle derivative) - (usable, could use more parts) (maybe) Proton (Russian) (maybe) SLS, CDR version - (would love to, but multiple mods already have this) (maybe) Titan III family (maybe) Falcon 9R - (would love to, but multiple mods already have this) (maybe) Energia (Soviet) (maybe) PSLV/GSLV (Indian) - (PSLV added in 0.6) (maybe) Orbital Antares (maybe) Mercury/Gemini rockets: Redstone, Atlas D, Titan II (maybe) Tsyklon, Cosmos, Vostok (Russian) (maybe) Lambda, Diamant, Viking, Vanguard (maybe) Long March (Chinese) (maybe) H-IIB (Japanese) (maybe) N1 (Soviet) (maybe) Chrysler SERV (SSTO) (maybe) Thunderbolt (Eyes Turned Skyward) (maybe) (new) Juno I/II (maybe) (new) NEXUS more selections of realistic clamshell fairings --------------------------------------------------------------------- Installation: Simply copy the "RealScaleBoosters" folder into your GameData folder. If upgrading from a previous version, be sure to delete the old one from GameData first (this is the cleanest option). Troubleshooting: There's not a whole lot to go wrong in RSB by itself. If you are using the "stockalike" patches, some problems can arise due to either ModuleManager, or CKAN screwing up the installation/removal of various mods (and thus confusing ModuleManager), or maybe there is a new mod interaction that I'm not aware of. Some basic things you can do: Try deleting "ModuleManager.ConfigCache" in GameData. Always try this first. MM's cache can get out of sync and the only way to know that the problems you're having are real is to delete this file, and fire up KSP again, and let it rebuild the cache, and see if you are still having problems. Try completely deleting and reinstalling this mod, and anything else that might be interacting with it, such as mods that make sweeping changes to fuel tanks, fuels, engines, or rescaling. Make sure you have the most up-to-date version of this mod, ModuleManager, and anything else they might be interacting with. If KSP has just recently updated to a new version, some of these mods may be broken at first. If you're using CKAN and have removed any mods with it, recently or at any time in the past, make sure those mods actually are completely 100% removed. You may have to manually delete the folders since CKAN is very inconsistent about properly removing things and cleaning up after itself. Even if a mod's folder is completely empty, the fact that it exists will make ModuleManager believe that the mod is present. If you're loading the included sample rockets, and the size and fuel capacity is all wrong, make sure you're using the right sample rockets. For a regular RSB installed, they all have names that start with "RSB". For the "stockalike" patches, you should only be using the sample rockets that start with "RSBstock". --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Download From: SpaceDock -or- Curse.com -or- ksp.necrobones.com --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ***optional*** RSB Stockalike (stockification rescale patches) ***optional*** SpaceDock -or- ksp.necrobones.com --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Creative Commons 4.0 Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike CC BY-NC-SA --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Change Log:
  21. Hello there! I've been working on some French and European 'spy' satellites for a french space group I'm part of, and I thought I'd share these here too. Note that these were reproduced using the sometimes very few pictures available online, so model accuracy may vary. HELIOS 2 First one in the fleet is the Helios 2 observation satellite. Based on the Spot 4/5 platform. Launched in 2005 (H2A) and 2009 (H2B), it was France's main observation satellite before the launch of CSO. It is used in partnership with Italy, Spain, Belgium, Germany and Greece. It can take very high resolution and infrared pictures with its main sensor, and wider, lower res ones with its secondary sensor. The custom solar panels in video: Mods used: - Both DLC - TweakScale - Restock & Restock+ CSO France's newest observation satellite, CSO (for Composante Spatiale Optique - Optical Space Component) has a higher resolution, more IR modes, and more agility than Helios 2. CSO-1 launched in 2018, CSO-2 in 2020, and CSO-3 is planned to launch in 2021. Mods used: - Both DLC - TweakScale - Restock COSMO-SkyMed Italian Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) observation satellite, used in partnership with France. The 4 satellites were launched between 2007 and 2010, and they will be replaced by 2 COSMO-SkyMed Second Generation satellites, the first of which was launched in 2019. Mods used: - Both DLC - TweakScale - Near Future Solar - Near Future Exploration PLEIADES NEO Unlike the Pleiades satellites it will replace, Pleiades NEO will only be used for civilian purposes. They will feature a much better resolution (30cm instead of 70), higher agility and 4 satellites instead of 2. They will be the European competitor to WorldView. The first Pleiades NEO is set to launch in 2021. Mods used: - TweakScale - Restock & Restock+ - Near Future Solar - Near Future Exploration CERES Planned for launch in 2021, CERES (Capacité d'Ecoute et de Renseignement Electromagnétique Spatiale) will be a trio of French Signals Intelligence mini-satellites. Flying in formation, they will be able to pinpoint radar and telecommunication emissions. Mods used: - Both DLC - TweakScale - Restock & Restock+ I will probably create more in the future, like some older satellites, the first Pleiades will probably be the next, it was the first one I made but now that I look back on it it looks real bad x) I will post .craft files if people are interested, but note that my game is heavily modded so there might be parts from other mods that I forgot were there.
  22. Recently I created a new 1.10.1 modded install that uses the following (significant) visual and other mods: RSSVE v1.6.1-RC1 Quarter Size Real Solar System v1.0 Scatterer v0.0723 EVE v1.8.0.2 PlanetShine v0.2.6.2 I have the problem where the sun appears way (and I mean blinding amounts) too bright. The issue occurs only when the sun is inside my FOV. I've included a link to multiple screenshots so you can see what I mean. I'm guessing it has something to do with the full size sunflare not getting rescaled back down to quarter size, but other than that wild guess I have 0 idea where to look or what to do. https://imgur.com/a/9znHnzW
  23. Hey guys, I have a good working RSS/RO modpack for the Version 1.10.1 Everything is fine only the fact that something seems wrong with the delta V maybe i am also just not good with RSS But the thing is I have a Rocket that uses 42000kN thrust for a payload of 18tons... that should end in an orbit 400KM aboth earth. SpaceX needs only about 10.000 kN thrust for 21Tons. But it makes also nearly no difference with the deltaV if I am on the surface of the earth or somewhere in space it changes only 1000 deltaV. I am new with Real Solar System so maybe it should be like that and I am just building wrong... I have uploaded my Modpack and the craft-file on Mega so you can check it out. I dont know if I am allowed to show the link to everyone for Copyright reasons but you can ask me to [email protected] hopefully you can help me
  24. One day when I went out to launch a satellite, I found an asteroid rushing towards the earth all the way... Launch an interceptor and destroy it decisively√ (To tell a horror story, the asteroid in KSP has a crash speed, which may be 3000m/s (Tell another horror story, after the asteroid is destroyed, it will disappear directly... In the real solar system, this kind of little guy of about 4000dv can only deploy in the Earth-Moon system, and generally can only intercept asteroids that hit the ground for 120 hours. The long-range asteroid redirection mission must be done as a serious aerospace project. Original video is embeded with Chinese subtitle on bilibili, I translate it and upload to youtube. https://www.bilibili.com/video/BV1EZ4y1g79m
  25. From my previous experimence with rapier-nerv ssto on Earth, I though that venus ssto, of any kind (I assumed prop-nerv conventional wing craft), was impossible, due to how hard it is to go past beyound 10000m/s on lvn while still having decent twr. However couple months ago, I saw that some people were discussing that some parts were capable of generating a lift/drag ratio of hudreds, so I searched through the parts and found the magic parts( an specific arrangements of certain parts, dm me for detailed construction, since Stratzenblitz75 has a lot cooler mission ahead that will explain the working of magic wings in detail, so I won't spoil it), we will call this setup the "magic wing" from now. I put this aside for a while, since I was not able to resolve the misterios torque this setup was producing, and hence completely unable to control my craft. However recently, I discovered that the solution was remarkebly simple, by simply putting the Col instead of the geometric centre of the "magic wing" exactly below the craft dry and wet com( which coincide with each other), I got close to 0 aerodynamic torque, hence I was able to control the vehicle with only reaction wheel, which means I can get craft l/d really close to the theoretical maximum l/d ratio of "magic wings", after resolving the issue with takeoff and landing, I made a prototype electric ssto that can get into LEO with about 3000m/s of margin and about 7% of LEO payload fraction and only consuming 7900m/s of dv. This low dv use meant that I can reduce my twr a lot further, and hence put in a lot more xenon gas and having more dv. So I decided to do this mission, and the craft has following stats: 13.1t takeoff mass, 23500m/s of vacuum dv, 0.03 of initial vacuum twr, 2 ion engines powered solely by RTGs, 2 small dlc rotors, each with 6 R25 ducted fan baldes. To leo dv usage was about 8200m/s ,which leaves us with 15300m/s of dv, and the effective payload fraction was 33.9%, counting unused xenon tanks as payload. Earth launch:https://imgur.com/a/Wx0L5eE
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