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Overview After over 2 years of improving and learning, hopefully it is worth the wait to those who watched along the way. I started this project as an innocent curiosity, then a personal project that meant something to me. I wanted to set this one apart from the majority of planet mods. I wanted this to be good; as good as I could make it, and did the best I could with my lil' Macbook; with TextEdit and GIMP. I’ll see to even better as updates come. I hope you all enjoy what I have to share! This pack adds a whole new high-quality star system, Polaris, for you to explore, situated directly above the home system at 4.3 kerbal light years! The system is based on Polaris, but also has inspiration from WASP-12, Mu Arae, and our own Sol. It primarily adds giant planets and their satellites, with more to come in the future. The objects feature various scatters on their surfaces, so they’re not so barren! No pre-1.8 terrain shader either. For those with lower end computers, don’t worry! You won’t need visual mods to see wonderful worlds. I’ve designed it partly with no visuals in mind, but it’ll look even better with them! If Kopernicus Expansion is installed, wormholes will appear that can take you to and fro! SCIENCE NOTE: This is not a fully realistic recreation of the real Polaris System. The real system is quite young, has no detected planets so far, and the outermost star is an F-type, not an Alpha Centauri A analogue. Sorry Star Trek fans! This isn’t a Trek-themed pack. Celestial body list Delta-V map courtesy of @WarriorSabe! Gallery Thanks to @Clonosand @ballisticfox0for taking these wonderful pictures! Required mods --Being a mod that adds celestial bodies, it requires Kopernicus and its own prerequisites. Recommended/Optional mods --Arthur's TiltUnlocker will make Gyro sit on its side! Beware: You may run into some bugs with this. One such is its misbehavior with scatterer. --If you want to take a way of getting there that's less of a hassle, try wormholes with Kopernicus Expansion Continued-er! So far I have the stock system (and by extension JNSQ), Beyond Home, Whirligig World, GPP, Alternis Kerbol Rekerjiggered, and GEP primary. --If you want to get there the old fashioned way, I recommend Blueshift, KSPIE, or Far Future Technologies with Calvin's buffed ISP patch. Oh, and Better Timewarp for your convenience. --If you want a nice home that meshes well with this system, try Beyond Home. If you want to give the lone Polaris system some friends, you cannot go wrong with Extrasolar and Galaxies Unbound. Regarding errors If you encounter a problem, provide a snapshot of your GameData and your logs. I can't help you if I don't know what is wrong! See this thread on how: Mod Support —EVE —Scatterer —Sigma loading screens —DOE —Research Bodies —Sigma Dimensions —Most planet mods. Being a mod that adds a whole separate star system, it does not intrude upon any system replacers, system accessories, or other system adders. Download Github Spacedock Being a first mod and first release of said mod, there might be issues. So just report them and bear with me. FAQ -Is there a way to make the system closer? Yes! There is an optional patch I've included to make the distance 10 times closer than normal -I switched back to the KSC and everything looks all glitchy! What can I do!? The KSC will appear all wonky and glitchy if you switch back to it from a long distance. A simple scene change, like going into the VAB and then back, will fix it! -Is this a system replacer? What's the homeworld? This is not a system replacer, but instead a system adder. There are rough plans for a homeswitch in the distant future. Discord It is not my home server, but you can contact me and say hello on the Kopernicus Discord server! https://discord.gg/XmVp23s Changelog Credits @Exo's Lab - For being an all around wonderful person and very supportive of my endeavor. Seriously, thanks a ton. @WarriorSabe - For extra support, remembering lotsa useful things, being a major science wiz, and dropping in logical input. Also thanks for new planet flares! @GregroxMun - For his amazing star tutorial and making me feel at home in the planet modding community shortly after I joined. @Adstri - For inspiration, support, and camaraderie. @SnailsAttack - Supplied useful references and resources in the creation of this mod. Also gave a few pointers. @TheGhastModding - Helped create Oceanus' initial texture. @OhioBob - For being an all around great guy, providing documentation, and helping out with temperatures/atmospheres. @StarCrusher96 - For occasional pointers, interest, support, and being one of my sources of inspiration! @Caps Lock - He was kind enough to provide me the new sunflares! @wby123 - Supplied the Chinese translation! @Clonos - Great support, nice shots, and hunting bugs! @ballisticfox0 - For taking great shots and helping find problems for me to iron out! @R-T-B - For keeping Kopernicus alive and keeping the line of communication open! @Vabien - For keeping Kopernicus Expansion alive! @Snark - For answering questions about the forum! @Arekva- For making the glorious TiltUnlocker mod! License Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International Public License If for some reason this has become dead or I've gone inactive/left or whatever, go ahead and remind me to look at P.S. I'm a sucker for big ol' spaceships! So send pics of your starships! Not spacex starships, ew. I require true starships!