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  1. Using the new robotics hinges, rotors and pistons released with Breaking Ground DLC, build a catapult, trebuchet, onager, ballista, mangonel or just an overly enthusiastic Ferris wheel to fling a Kerbal to the Island Airfield. Since I'm still tinkering with the parts and not 100% this is possible (UPDATE: @neistridlar has categorically proved that it is!) there will be 2 leaderboards: Distance - Furthest distance from the launch site reached by your intrepid Kerbal Time - If anyone actually managed to reach the Island Airfield, then the entries will be ranked by fastest time Rules: Stock KSP, Making History and Breaking Ground (or any subset of these ) Other informational, visual and audio mods that don't modify gameplay, including KER and MechJeb allowed No reaction engines - spin, flip or twist your way to victory instead! Decouplers are OK, but any thrust gained should be incidental. No physics exploits e.g. ladder drives or phantom collider force powered shenanigans However reaction wheels and/or stock bearings are fine, if you're crazy enough! Start from the KSC launchpad or runway Craft should be unpowered after it leaves the...erm...device. Gliding or personal parachutes to eke out extra range is fine. There will be a Rogues' Gallery category for folks who want to go their own way Check this out thread for inspiration: Distance: 33.6 km @neistridlar 32.1 km @neistridlar 16.3.km @neistridlar 6.9 km @neistridlar 1.0 km @Vanamonde 375m @SkunkTwerks Time to Airfield: 9:54 @neistridlar Applying an ingenious combination of pistons and leverage, was the first to catapult a glider all the way to the Island Airfield. ~~~Rogue's Gallery~~~ Folks who took the challenge in a different direction... @Tyr Anasazi Applying the time honored MOAR LEGS approach, kicked a capsule on a ballistic trajectory all the way to the Island Airfield in a speedy time of 2:17. Nice shuttlecock air brake design on the capsule ensured a smooth stable ride on the way over.
  2. Whenever i try to load up kerbal space program it gets to the end then stops. and says, "Loading expansions/Serenity" and it just sits there log file?:https://drive.google.com/file/d/177jjnAjfy-5eb1a_MtEZdUneud7YEAf4/view?usp=sharing I am not very experienced So let me know if you need anything else I will put a picture in soon. Picture: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ol0oG2UddmC97k8F0daJp-PzDgtf7yHX/view?usp=sharing
  3. Hello everyone! Kerbal Space Program 1.8.1 is live! This patch focuses mainly on solving issues encountered in the base game and both the Making History and Breaking Ground Expansions. Check out this patch's Changelog for further details: ===============================v1.8.1================================ 1.8.1 Changelog - BaseGame ONLY (see below for Making History and Breaking Ground changelog) +++ Localization * Fix missing Chinese characters on main menu. * Fix missing units in the Maneuver editor UI in Chinese. * Fix a few dV KSPedia slides showing corrupted characters in Russian. * Fix autoloc instead of vessel name appearing in target set screen message. +++ Bugfixes * Fix game settings being reset every time game is started. * Fix Linux mousewheel scroll direction. * Fix bug with interstage fairings not occluding everything within. * Fix the mk3 shuttle cockpit lights. * Fix duplicating module info on part extended tooltips in editor and RnD scenes. * Fix shroud shading on disconnected sub-assemblies in editor scene. * Fix FloatEdit and ScaleEdit UI prefabs. * Fix KSC vessel markers becoming too persistent and not leaving the game when switching between buildings at the KSC until game is restarted. * Fix NREs in Portrait Gallery when kerbals die in flight. * Fix T-100 fuel tank clipping on surface attach node. * Fix kerbal helmet/heads becoming unclickable when on ladders. * Move the CB cast shadows game setting to the graphics section of settings where it should have been. * Fix Easter eggs, monoliths, randoliths not receiving CB shadows. * Fix parts still being considered shielded from airstream after deploying a fairing in some use cases. * Fix Action groups icon not appearing in Editor scene when switching between facilities with different upgrade level. * Fix Altimeter and Staging tumblers disappearing at some scale values. * Fix walk paths around Level 3 R&D building. This includes texture artifacts for the Linux version. * Fix material artifacts in level1 and level 2 grass tiles. * Fix error when pressing undo while holding a radial symmetry part. * Fix Ocean on Eve. * Fix DragCube generation discrepancies in partdatabase - was affecting drag and thermals. * Fix NRE in editor scenes when reverting from flight and using transform gizmos. +++ Mods * FloatEdit and ScaleEdit PAW prefabs fixed. Making History 1.8.1 +++ Bugfixes * Fix unable to select "Create new mission" button on Mission play dialog the very first time. +++ Missions * Fix mission "Meet Me in Zero G" does not complete in certain conditions when landing back on Kerbin. * Fix Manufacturer name on engine plates and tubes. Breaking Ground 1.3.1 +++ Bugfixes * Fix items in PAW switching positions in a group depending on state of fields. * Fix generation of free Electric Charge for robotic parts if stopped with the PAW closed. * Fix setting robotic part motors to disengaged in editor and then persisting that way when vessel is launched. * Fix bug related to being able to delete endpoints on KAL-1000 tracks by disabling ability to delete them. * Fix bug when removing parts from vessel and they have multiple actions mapped in KAL. Remember that you can help us find bugs/issues by reporting them into our bugtracker and that you can also upvote reports to make them more visible. Happy launchings!
  4. Okay, so I set up my deployed science on Eve. After reaching orbit I noticed I had no communication device set up. Okay, sending a rover with a relay and regular antenna to get some distance. Then I noticed that the basic module has a first hop distance of something like 33 Mm. It just directly communicates with a satellite in Eve orbit. Now my question is: Why is the science not transmitted? Weather analyzer and Mystery Goo station have 100% science generated, but still at 0% transmitted data. I have two RTGs with a total of 6 power set up. The modules are powered, but not "enabled". I really don't understand how that stuff works and I am a bit bummed out because I have contracts open for those things. I am on 1.8.1, if that's important.
  5. I feel like a real dummy here, although, I must admit the documentation of new features for Breaking Ground is severely lacking. Anywho.....how in the world does deployable science work? I've finally got to a spot in my career where I could try out these new features, I can't get them to work, and KSPedia isn't even useful to keep my control station from wobbling. Put a control station on the ground, and nothing is happening. I am not getting any type of COMMs connection to it. I've tried further away and/or damn near touching my landed craft. I looked at a youtube video where a guy places the Control Station, and gets 0.99 Comms connection. Mine is zero. I have laid down other pieces (photo panel array, goo station experiment, communications) that all say connected but seem to be lacking power. Totally confused on how to make this work, and the lack of documentation for it is frustrating. There are no Tutorials here in the forum that I see, and I haven't found anything really good on YouTube from the user community. Help?
  6. Explore the Kerbal Universe like never before with Kerbal Space Program: Breaking Ground, the latest expansion pack for KSP. Breaking Ground is all about exploration, experimentation, and technological breakthroughs. Study mysterious Surface Features on all of the moons and planets of the Solar System. Set up a base and deploy experiments for the long-term study of celestial bodies, and test your creativity with brand new robotic parts. Breaking Ground will help you and the Kerbals reach new horizons, all in the name of Science! Robotic Parts Take your creativity to the next level! Brand new robotic parts, include hinges, rotors, pistons and rotational servos. These parts come with new control mechanics and let you create all sorts of inventive vehicles and crazy contraptions to aid the Kerbals in exploring their Universe! Surface Features Find interesting Surface Features, like mineral formations, meteors, craters, and some even more curious planetary features across the solar system. Study them and collect valuable scientific data with a brand-new Rover Arm! Deployed Science Bring equipment for experiments with you from Kerbin and deploy them on the surface of a celestial body to take measurements over time. Set up a science station and put your crew to work. From seismometers to weather stations, there are plenty of experiments for you to try out! Additionally, we’ve kept our promise that all players who purchased the game through April 2013 will receive the expansion for free. To redeem the game click here and follow the instructions. Kerbal Space Program: Breaking Ground Expansion is now available on Steam, the KSP Store, and will soon be available on GOG and other third party resellers. As with every release this thread will be used to bundle all general discussion about the new DLC so that the forums can continue to actively host threads on other topics as well. CLICK HERE for the official release announcement for Kerbal Space Program: Breaking Ground Expansion. Happy launchings!
  7. So I've landed on Duna and I have a contract telling me to get some science from a Duna Sand Dune. I've found pictures and such on the web, but I'm still unable to find one. Is there a specific biome I have to be in (I'm in the Duna Midlands), or something like that? Here's a link for an image (I don't know how to properly insert images): https://imgur.com/SISCsHN SOLVED: I have found one. It was sorta glitched into a normal rock. It seems to look more like a rock with a dune texture. They stand out cuz they're slightly lighter than the rocks and surface of Duna (that's how I found mine).
  8. Servos and propellers and surface science, oh my! The Breaking Ground DLC created new possibilities for players to build new craft with. These mini mods add additional functionality and new parts inspired by NASA’s robotics research. Servo Controller Ever wish you had a centralized GUI for directly controlling your servos? Do you wish you could automatically position your robot arms to grab payloads at different locations? Then the Servo Controller is your answer! This plugin-only mini mod adds additional functionality to the KAL-1000 controller to: Provide a centralized GUI manager from which to control servos assigned to the KAL-1000 Take snapshots of servo states to make it easy to preposition arms for deployment Download here Source License - Servo Controller: GPLv3 License - Module Manager by Ialdabaoth/Sarbian, CC-share-alike S.L.O.T.H. The Sophisticated Lightweight Optimized Transportation Helper (SLOTH) is inspired by NASA’s Tri-ATHLETE rover system. It lets you build robotic rovers to help set up and move your bases. Works best with Servo Controller. License: All art assets are All Rights Reserved. Download here More Servos These new servo parts are inspired by the International Space Station’s Canadarm 2 and offer more parts for your robotic needs. Works best with Servo Controller. License: All art assets are All Rights Reserved. Download here
  9. So I'm building an insectoid walker and for some reason the game refuses to keep the ordering I've assigned to the different tracks: I've lost count how many times I've tried to re-order "L B Hip 1" to appear below "L M Ankle" and "L M Pad" the game simply refuses to keep the ordering I assign them whenever I load the craft. I've tried deleting/re-saving the craft, saving under a different name, opening the file in a stock game... no avail. The weird part is that if I open the .craft file in Notepad++ and go looking for those entries, their rowIndex is consecutive (even if their physical location within the file is a little jumbled up) and as I'd expect them to be: L M Ankle = 10, L M Pad = 11 and L B Hip 1 = 12... Granted, this isn't a huge issue, but it's annoying, and it's bugging me.
  10. Breaking Ground, the second expansion of Kerbal Space Program is coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on Dec 5th! Console players will be able to enjoy this content-filled downloadable expansion at its fullest, all from the comfort of your couch, so get ready to join the Kerbals in exciting new scientific endeavors! Collect data with brand new deployable science experiments, explore mysterious surface features across all of the moons and planets of the Kerbolar system, and test your creativity with a new suite of robotic parts. Kerbal Space Program Enhanced Edition: Breaking Ground will help you and the Kerbals reach new horizons, all in the name of Science! These are the most significant features coming to this DLC: Robotic Parts Brand new robotic parts will add a whole new level of creativity to your craft. These parts will include some fresh control mechanics and will allow you to create all sorts of inventive vehicles and crazy contraptions to aid the Kerbals in exploring their universe! Surface Features Scattered across the Kerbolar System, you’ll find interesting Surface Features, like mineral formations, meteors, craters, and even more curious planetary features. Study them and collect valuable scientific data with a brand-new Rover Arm! Deployed Science Bring equipment for experiments with you from Kerbin and deploy them on the surface of a celestial body to take measurements over time. Set up a science station and put your crew to work. From seismometers to weather stations, there are plenty of experiments for you to try out! New Space Suit Kerbals are also getting a fresh new space suit to wear for their scientific endeavors! This sleek futuristic suit will make your Kerbals look flashy while they explore the canyons of Duna, the shores of Laythe, or any other exotic destination. The suits also allows for customization where you can choose which color emanates from the suit’s light panels. Kerbal Space Program Enhanced Edition: Breaking Ground Expansion will be released on December 5th for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One for $14.99 USD. Free Update Coupled with the Expansion, Kerbal Space Program Enhanced Edition is getting a content-filled console-optimized update that will contain long-requested features like the Improved Burn Time Indicator, the Delta-v per Stage and Delta-v Tool App, an Altitude toggle function to the Altimeter, Axis Group binding, dozens of Part revamps, as well as performance improvements, bug fixes, and more! Do you want to learn more about the upcoming DLC and free update? Then make sure to stay tuned for our next KSP Loading… where we’ll take a deep dive into the content and features of this exciting addition to Kerbal Space Program Enhance Edition! Happy launchings!
  11. So I've been thinking about some ideas for Breaking Ground and maybe some solutions for ideas. Let's get into it. If you would, when contributing, please leave your idea, a short description of your idea, and when Breaking Ground comes out, please come back and edit your post to say if your idea worked. Problem 1: -Rotors/Servos too slow to be used as propellers. [evidence = watch ShadowZone's review] Possible solution: -Put the tiny jet engines on the rotor and set the rotor to free spinning/free pivot mode. -Crossfeed seems to work from what I've seen his ShadowZone's video, or at least I saw no fuel lines. Anyway, the jets would be completely perpendicular with the aircraft, meaning no jet thrust would be propelling you. If this works, it would spin the rotor fast enough, possibly, for props to become actually viable. I would suggest going for a 3 bladed prop with 2/3 jets spinning it. You could even pull a trick with making a radial engine possibly. Worked: Yes, it works, but the rotor osculates with the jet engines on. I did a test. One rotor with just the motor, one rotor with jet engines, and one rotor with both jet engines are the rotor. The rigs: Rotors: EM-64 Heavy Rotor All 3 rotors have 3 Elevon 1s set to about 45 degrees roughly. 2 rotors have 3 J-20 jet engines set perpendicular to the rotor. All 3 rotors have Aerodynamic Nose Cones. Test results: Rotor with only motor: Average: ~299RPM Max: ~299.1 Rotor with only jets: Average: ~337RPM Max: ~340 Rotor with both jets and motors: Average:~387RPM Max: ~394 Conclusion: Jet powered rotors with the assistance of the motor do work, but are unstable as they osculate pretty badly. Use with caution. Problem 2: -Some of the parts seem weak [evidence = watch ShadowZone's review] Possible solution: -Put multiple of the same part then attach the parts using struts. If struts are immune to the stretching glitch that fuel lines seem to have that is. If the Struts hold and don't stretch, I think they could be able to aid the first robotic part. Worked: TBD Problem 3: -Rotors provide torque, meaning for a artificial gravity ring, you would need two Possible Solution: -Instead of two gravity rings, make one and add two more rotors in front and back of the ring, spinning the opposite direction to counter the torque rotation Worked: No, not for me at least, couldn't figure out how to get the rotors to cancel each other out. Actual Solution: Stick two rotors on the gravity ring center piece, one on each side, and then place Girders going from the part in front of the forward rotor, to the part behind the rear rotor. Now attach struts to the girders and the station parts, make sure not to attach it to any of the gravity ring parts. This cancels out any torque caused by the rotors since it can't spin the station parts now. Important Note: You do need TWO gravity rings in order to cancel out the torque completely, one spinning in each direction. Important Note 2: Set the RPM limit to 10 for a comfortable speed. Don't leave it at max at all, it will be too much and not even the counter rotations will stop the torque as the rings are heavier than the station and the torque wants to spin the lighter object. Wouldn't hurt to take a few reaction wheels. Side note: Time warp STOPS the rotation dead in its tracks, but it will restart again. Build advice: -Make sure that the small rotating disk is touching the GRC and not the big spinning disk. -Build your gravity rings like this: -Make sure no struts are touching the rotor or the gravity ring center. Struts won't let the rings spin at all. M - Motor set to clockwise GRC - Gravity Ring Center M - Motor set to counter clockwise Spacer part (Fuel tank, crew compartment, etc) M - Motor set to counter clockwise GRC - Gravity Ring Center M - Motor set to clock wise Craft File for anybody who would like to study my design and learn how it works: https://www.dropbox.com/s/78322rrpgykejh3/Artificial Gravity Ring Tester.craft?dl=0 Picture of the internals: https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1756796840 Made a tutorial video on how to make a gravity ring station (Not the same one as the craft file above): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pdJxUUbcWSE&feature=youtu.be Idea 1: F-14 Tomcat Idea 2: The drill ship from the movie The Core Idea 3: Reverse thrust on a leer jet style plane using the tiny jets and rotors/servos. Idea 4: B-36 Peacekeeper - 6 turnin 4 burnin Idea 5: Thunderbird 3 Idea 6: Any and all rovers Idea 7: Restackable rockets - Think SpaceX Starship and Star Booster.
  12. So, I spent the afternoon building this: It's using two of the largest rotors in a contra-rotating arrangement, with four fuel cells as power. My problem is, it stubbornly refuses to leave the ground, at least without tipping over and ripping the rotor blades off. I suspect this is something to do with the contra-rotating rotors cancelling each others' motion out, but I'm not sure. Since I've seen a lot of successful helicopters being build since BG released, I'm asking the experts how to get my chopper into the air safely.
  13. I have made a helicopter that works except for one part. Once it gets up if it rolls one way i cant get it to roll back without changing the pich of the intire copter. How would i fix this problem??
  14. I have been making a vehicle transporter, but i need a gantry rail that can attach radiallyto move a docking port. The pistons are good and all, but after a certain distance they become posessed by the noodle syndrome.thanks for your time.
  15. Hello everyone! A new patch for Kerbal Space Program Enhanced Edition is live! This patch contains some bugfixes for both the base game and the Breaking Ground Expansion. If you want to continue helping us out by providing us with feedback and bug-reports, you can do so through our Bugtracker or Private Division’s customer support platform. Check out this patch's Changelog for further details: KSP EE Patch 1.10 +++Bugfixes * Fixed parts duplicating in the research and development building when unlocked with funds in the VAB/SPH during gameplay * Fixed various old models and parts appearing in the parts list when viewed in the VAB/SPH throughout gameplay * Fixed updated parts reverting back to their old versions when launching the vessel during gameplay * Fixed the go to astronaut complex prompt losing functionality when switching tabs in the VAB/SPH * Fixed parts being duplicated in the research and development building when unlocking parts then saving and loading into the saved game during gameplay ---Breaking Ground--- * Fixed corrupted textures on the scanning arm preview animations when previewing scanning range in the VAB/SPH * Fixed deployable science experiments displaying science messages every ten minutes when deployed throughout gameplay Happy launchings!
  16. Breaking Ground, the second expansion for Kerbal Space Program Enhanced Edition is now available for players to enjoy on both Xbox One and PlayStation 4! Breaking Ground is all about exploration, experimentation, and technological breakthroughs. Study mysterious surface features on all of the celestial bodies in the Kerbolar system. Set up a base and deploy experiments for long-term study and test your creativity with brand new robotic parts. Kerbal Space Program Enhanced Edition: Breaking Ground will help you and the Kerbals reach new horizons, all in the name of Science! Robotic Parts Take your creativity to the next level! Brand new robotic parts include hinges, rotors, pistons, propeller blades and rotational servos. These parts come with new control mechanics and allow you to create all sorts of inventive vehicles and crazy contraptions to aid the Kerbals in exploring their universe! Surface Features Find interesting surface features like mineral formations, meteors, craters and other curious planetary features across the Kerbolar system. Study them and collect valuable scientific data with a brand-new rover arm! Deployed Science Bring equipment for experiments with you from Kerbin and deploy them on the surface of a celestial body to take measurements over time. Set up a science station and put your crew to work. From seismometers to weather stations, there are plenty of experiments for you to try out! And more! Free Update Coupled with the expansion, Kerbal Space Program Enhanced Edition is getting a content-filled console-optimized update that will contain long-requested features like the Improved Burn Time Indicator, the Delta-v per Stage and Delta-v Tool App, an Altitude toggle function to the Altimeter, Axis Group binding, dozens of Part revamps, as well as performance improvements, bug fixes, and more! Check out the Changelog for further details: ========================= KSP Enhanced Edition Patch 9 ======================= +++ Improvements · Added DeltaV Indicators · Added Axis Groups · Added New Parts · Added ASL/AGL altimeter toggle · Kerbal Portraits now available in EVA · New idle animations for Kerbals standing on ground · Added navigation icons for launch sites · Added extended burn time information · Added cargo parts and inventories +++ Bugfixes · (Xbox) Fixed the B button not returning the player to the space center when pressed with the part list window open in the science archives · (Xbox) Fixed the Xbox One cursor preset control list not displaying the delete part functionality when viewed in the VAB · Fixed an issue where the custom category can still be interacted with when changing region in simplified preset · Fixed the button display for looking around being switched when entering the control prompt screen from Simplified control preset · Fixed button prompts overlapping with the controls menu overlay when opening it during EVA · Fixed astronaut complex inaccessibility from the VAB when there are no available Kerbals within the crew tab of the editor · Fixed the game paused prompt dismissing when reconnecting a controller and dismissing the controller disconnected prompt while launching a ship · Fixed the loss of functionality when using fundraising campaign and patents licensing in the administrative building in campaign mode · Fixed gameplay performance stutters when making small adjustments while using the RV-105 RCS thruster block with SAS active in flight mode · Fixed players not being able to interact with the action groups when creating a new craft in the simplified preset · Fixed the loss of functionality when changing the preset from radial to simplified with the warp or apps region highlighted at KSC · Fixed an issue where an NRE is generated and the second vessel disappears while rendezvousing · Fixed an NRE that was generated when returning to the main menu from gameplay · Fixed an out of memory loop that occurred when turning the biomes visible cheat on and off from the map · (Xbox) Fixed an NRE that was generated when opening the KerbNet access throughout gameplay · Fixed an issue where crashing the Stratolauncher into the ocean after separation would not properly destroy all parts · Fixed a loss of camera functionality when the more info panel is open but the cursor is not on a part in the VAB/SPH · Fixed IVA assets that were missing when using the Mk2 Lander Can in flight mode · Fixed a loss of functionality when opening various stock vessels in the VAB/SPH · Fixed category icons jittering when scrolling tabs in the VAB/SPH · Fixed missing text when viewing the altimeter in flight mode · Fixed the save prompt not receiving focus when selecting Return to Space Center from the pause menu in the VAB · Fixed the PAW opening unintentionally while trying to reset any parts orientation in the VAB/SPH during gameplay · Fixed conflicting controls when viewing the controls app and rotation prompts when using the simplified preset in the VAB/SPH during gameplay · (PS4) Fixed the camera not recentering when pressing the right stick button with the cursor over the KSC throughout gameplay · Fixed Valentina’s suit appearing with corrupt blue textures when viewing the Kerbal model on the main menu · Fixed an issue which allowed the player to open the pause menu when the manage launch sites menu is open in the VAB/SPH during gameplay · Fixed an issue preventing the shortcut for map view from being used when time warping while in radial preset during gameplay · Fixed loss of acceleration and alignment functionality when leaving the physics range of the vessel and returning in gameplay --- History and Parts Pack --- · Fixed an issue preventing progress in the Dawn of the Space Age mission after building the K-7b during gameplay · Fixed missing parts from the Sally-Hut 1 mission after resetting the mission from the main menu · Fixed an issue preventing the change suit functionality from displaying when viewing the crew tab throughout gameplay Kerbal Space Program Enhanced Edition and the Breaking Ground Expansion are available on the Xbox Marketplace and the PlayStation Store. Remember that if you encounter any bugs and/or issues, you can help us out by reporting them in the Console Project within our Bugtracker and/or the Technical Support Thread for consoles in our Forum. This will help us with any future patches for the game. As with every release this thread will be used to bundle all general discussion about the new version so that the forums can continue to actively host threads on other topics as well. Click here for the official release announcement for Kerbal Space Program Enhanced Edition: Breaking Ground Expansion. Happy launchings!
  17. Breaking Ground, the second expansion for Kerbal Space Program Enhanced Edition is now available for players to enjoy on both Xbox One and PlayStation 4! Breaking Ground is all about exploration, experimentation, and technological breakthroughs. Study mysterious surface features on all of the celestial bodies in the Kerbolar system. Set up a base and deploy experiments for long-term study and test your creativity with brand new robotic parts. Kerbal Space Program Enhanced Edition: Breaking Ground will help you and the Kerbals reach new horizons, all in the name of Science! Robotic Parts Take your creativity to the next level! Brand new robotic parts include hinges, rotors, pistons, propeller blades and rotational servos. These parts come with new control mechanics and allow you to create all sorts of inventive vehicles and crazy contraptions to aid the Kerbals in exploring their universe! Surface Features Find interesting surface features like mineral formations, meteors, craters and other curious planetary features across the Kerbolar system. Study them and collect valuable scientific data with a brand-new rover arm! Deployed Science Bring equipment for experiments with you from Kerbin and deploy them on the surface of a celestial body to take measurements over time. Set up a science station and put your crew to work. From seismometers to weather stations, there are plenty of experiments for you to try out! And more! Free Update Coupled with the expansion, Kerbal Space Program Enhanced Edition is getting a content-filled console-optimized update that will contain long-requested features like the Improved Burn Time Indicator, the Delta-v per Stage and Delta-v Tool App, an Altitude toggle function to the Altimeter, Axis Group binding, dozens of Part revamps, as well as performance improvements, bug fixes, and more! Check out the Changelog for further details: ========================= KSP Enhanced Edition Patch 9 ======================= +++ Improvements · Added DeltaV Indicators · Added Axis Groups · Added New Parts · Added ASL/AGL altimeter toggle · Kerbal Portraits now available in EVA · New idle animations for Kerbals standing on ground · Added navigation icons for launch sites · Added extended burn time information · Added cargo parts and inventories +++ Bugfixes · (Xbox) Fixed the B button not returning the player to the space center when pressed with the part list window open in the science archives · (Xbox) Fixed the Xbox One cursor preset control list not displaying the delete part functionality when viewed in the VAB · Fixed an issue where the custom category can still be interacted with when changing region in simplified preset · Fixed the button display for looking around being switched when entering the control prompt screen from Simplified control preset · Fixed button prompts overlapping with the controls menu overlay when opening it during EVA · Fixed astronaut complex inaccessibility from the VAB when there are no available Kerbals within the crew tab of the editor · Fixed the game paused prompt dismissing when reconnecting a controller and dismissing the controller disconnected prompt while launching a ship · Fixed the loss of functionality when using fundraising campaign and patents licensing in the administrative building in campaign mode · Fixed gameplay performance stutters when making small adjustments while using the RV-105 RCS thruster block with SAS active in flight mode · Fixed players not being able to interact with the action groups when creating a new craft in the simplified preset · Fixed the loss of functionality when changing the preset from radial to simplified with the warp or apps region highlighted at KSC · Fixed an issue where an NRE is generated and the second vessel disappears while rendezvousing · Fixed an NRE that was generated when returning to the main menu from gameplay · Fixed an out of memory loop that occurred when turning the biomes visible cheat on and off from the map · (Xbox) Fixed an NRE that was generated when opening the KerbNet access throughout gameplay · Fixed an issue where crashing the Stratolauncher into the ocean after separation would not properly destroy all parts · Fixed a loss of camera functionality when the more info panel is open but the cursor is not on a part in the VAB/SPH · Fixed IVA assets that were missing when using the Mk2 Lander Can in flight mode · Fixed a loss of functionality when opening various stock vessels in the VAB/SPH · Fixed category icons jittering when scrolling tabs in the VAB/SPH · Fixed missing text when viewing the altimeter in flight mode · Fixed the save prompt not receiving focus when selecting Return to Space Center from the pause menu in the VAB · Fixed the PAW opening unintentionally while trying to reset any parts orientation in the VAB/SPH during gameplay · Fixed conflicting controls when viewing the controls app and rotation prompts when using the simplified preset in the VAB/SPH during gameplay · (PS4) Fixed the camera not recentering when pressing the right stick button with the cursor over the KSC throughout gameplay · Fixed Valentina’s suit appearing with corrupt blue textures when viewing the Kerbal model on the main menu · Fixed an issue which allowed the player to open the pause menu when the manage launch sites menu is open in the VAB/SPH during gameplay · Fixed an issue preventing the shortcut for map view from being used when time warping while in radial preset during gameplay · Fixed loss of acceleration and alignment functionality when leaving the physics range of the vessel and returning in gameplay --- History and Parts Pack --- · Fixed an issue preventing progress in the Dawn of the Space Age mission after building the K-7b during gameplay · Fixed missing parts from the Sally-Hut 1 mission after resetting the mission from the main menu · Fixed an issue preventing the change suit functionality from displaying when viewing the crew tab throughout gameplay Kerbal Space Program Enhanced Edition and the Breaking Ground Expansion are available on the Xbox Marketplace and the PlayStation Store. Remember that if you encounter any bugs and/or issues, you can help us out by reporting them in the Console Project within our Bugtracker and/or the Technical Support Thread for consoles in our Forum. This will help us with any future patches for the game. Want to comment and discuss the Kerbal Space Program Enhanced Edition free update and the Breaking Ground Expansion? Click here to enter this release’s Grand Discussion thread. Happy launchings!
  18. I have the money for one of the expansions, but I have no clue which one I should get. I’m leaning towards Breaking Ground for the robot parts and science stuff, but I’m not sure. Any advice?
  19. Bug: I am not sure where to post a bug, I have never posted a bug or been on the forums before today, but here seems like the best place. I have encountered a bug with the LT-2 landing strut. When ever I put one on a robot part from breaking ground its feet clip into the ground and make the whole craft wobble. If the strut is under significant weight the whole spacecraft jumps into the air and the landing strut becomes possessed by the kraken. I know this is a 1.8 issue because I had a Mun lander that used LT-2 landing struts on hinges in 1.7.3 and it worked fine. But now after the update everytime I land everything blows up. Bug Replication: Step 1: create a craft with some considerable weight Step 2: place a robot part from breaking grounds dlc on your ship Step 3: place a LT-2 landing strut such that it comes incontact with the ground on the robot part you placed previously Step 4: have fun as your ship bounces, wobbles, or slides as if it was in an 80s disco club Videos: unfortunately i couldn't find a way to insert videos into this post so i created a link to a google drive folder with all the videos https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1znXCZ6mAPUEfhA7yj8Ssy-FT8bZJGqMF?usp=sharing
  20. Hello everyone! New gadgets are coming from the Research and Development facility, the kind that will get Kerbals screaming: MOAR BOOSTERS!!! A brand new update is here and with it comes better performance, fresh new features, improved visuals, and new parts being added to our players’ creative repertoire! Kerbal Space Program 1.8: Moar Boosters!!! is an update focused on making the game perform and look better, all while introducing more quality of life features that will improve the overall player experience. We’re also bringing some new solid rocket boosters to the VAB, as well as introducing some exclusive treats for owners of the Breaking Ground Expansion. Let’s go through some of the update’s highlights below: Unity Upgrade Moar Boosters!!! brings an upgrade to the underlying engine of the game to Unity 2019.2, which helped us implement performance and graphics improvements, as well as better rendering performance and a reduction of frame rate stutters. With the new tools that this upgrade provides, we’ll be able to continue refining the game in upcoming updates. Celestial Body Visual Improvements Mun, Minmus, Duna, Ike, Eve and Gilly have new high-quality texture maps & graphic shaders, and now look sharper and more realistic! You will also be able to select the celestial bodies’ shader quality in the settings and set them to low (legacy), medium or high, with improvements being visible across the board. These are just part of the first batch of celestial bodies being overhauled, slowly but surely we will continue this endeavor. Map Mode improvements Map mode received some adjustments too! Now you can use docking mode and stage your craft whilst in map mode. The stage display button (formerly stage mode) now serves as a toggle to show and hide the stage stack, whether you’re in flight or map view, and selected map labels will now persist when going back and forth between map and flight mode. New SRBs! A range of new solid rocket boosters have been added to the game. From the tiny .625m stack size Mite to the titanic 2.5m wide, 144ton Clydesdale, these new boosters will offer a range of versatile solid-fuel options. Making History owners get an extra bonus here too with the “Pollux” and a 1.875m nose cone to fit on top of it. Breaking Ground Exclusives Kerbal Space Program 1.8: Moar Boosters!!! also includes some exclusive content for owners of the Breaking Ground Expansion. A new set of fan blades and shrouds will continue to push the creativity of KSP players even further. Use them to create drones, ducted fan jets, or anything you can imagine. Improvements to the helicopter blades and the robotic part resource consumption have also been included. The latter will now have better info on consumption and improved options for power-out situations. And more! To learn more you can read the full Changelog here: =================================== v1.8.0============================================================ 1.8.0 Changelog - BaseGame ONLY (see below for MH and BG changelog) +++ Improvements * Upgrade KSP to Unity 2019.2.2f1 version. * Standalone Windows build now uses DX11 Graphics API. Many visual improvements to shaders and FX. * Implement Unity Incremental Garbage Collection. * Implement new celestial body shaders and textures for Mun, Minmus, Duna, Ike, Eve, Gilly. * Update Main Menu Mun terrain shader. * Add Terrain Shader Quality graphics setting. * Improve the TrackingStation load time. * Implement ability to edit Action Groups in flight. * Performance improvements to the VAB/SPH scenes. * Performance improvements in the flight scene. * Performance improvements in the Tracking Station scene. * Add ability to edit resource values in PAWs using the key input. * Add Warp to node button on dV readout in NavBall display. * Add enable/disable wheel motor Actions to all wheels. * Add ability to limit the maximum size of PAWs via settings.cfg. * Improve the Action Groups/Sets UI. * Add PAW_PREFERRED_HEIGHT to settings.cfg for players to set a prefered max height. * Made staging and docking UI available in map view * Pinned labels in map view now persist pinned even when leaving and re-entering map view * "Delete All" functionality for messages app has been implemented. * Improve the KSC grass and asphalt texture and shader to reduce tilling. * Improve textures for the VAB building on level one. * Model revamp for the level one and level two Research and Development nissen huts. * Increased precision for eccentricity in advanced orbit info display. * Upgrade VPP and improve wheel and landing leg function. * Expose global kerbal EVA Physics material via setting. * Add do not show again option to re-runnable science experiments. * Add actions for same vessel interactions functionality. * Implement per-frame damage threshold on destructible buildings. * Add vessel name title to flag PAWs. * Add a confirm dialog with the option of “Don’t display again” when a kerbal removes a science experiment data. * Disable Pixelperfect on UI Canvases to improve performance - available to configure via settings.cfg. * Increase precision for numerical editing of maneuver nodes. * Kerbal position on ladders and command pods improved. * Add ability for users to add their own loading screen pictures to the game. Folder is KSP/UserLoadingScreens +++ Localization * Fix incorrect naming of The Sun. * Fix Action Sets text in VAB/SPH for some languages. * Fix Text in dV KSPedia pages in Japanese. * Fix Chinese Localizations. * Fix dV readout for Chinese language. +++ Parts New Parts: * S2-33 “Clydesdale” Solid Fuel Booster. * S2-17 “Thoroughbred” Solid Fuel Booster. * F3S0 “Shrimp” Solid Fuel Booster. * FM1 “Mite” Solid Fuel Booster. * Protective Rocket Nosecone Mk5A (“Black and White” and “Gray and Orange”). * Add rock/dirt debris FX to the Drill-O-Matic and Drill-O-Matic Junior. Updated Parts (reskinned): * Service Bay (1.25m). * Service Bay (2.5m). Color Variants: * Protective Rocket Nose Cone Mk7 (New “Orange” color variant) * Protective Rocket Nose Cone Mk12 (New “Orange” color variant) +++ Bugfixes * #bringbackthesandcastle - Fix the Mun sandcastle easter egg from not appearing. * Fix Maneuver editor so that the mouse wheel adjusts the node now in the contrary direction (same behavior as dragging down/up). * Fix a null reference error when player threw away a vessel with fuel flow overlay turned on in the editor. * Fix an input lock when switching between Editing the vessel and the Action groups menu. * Fix user created vessels disappearing from the vessel spawn dialog. * Fix the random selection of Mun vs Orbit scene when returning to Main Menu. * Fix input field rounding on Maneuver Node editor fields. * Fix a Null reference in the Editor when selecting a part and opening the Action Part Menu. * Fix pressing Enter key confirms the game quick save dialog. * Fix PAWs will now scale downwards from the header keeping more consistency on the fields. * Fix an input lock issue where some PAW buttons disappeared when editing a numeric slider field. * Fix Menu Navigation was missing in the quicksave dialog. * Fix Mini Settings had some items that would be skipped when navigating with the arrow keys. * Fix for remove from symmetry causing NRE in flight scene. * Fix the FL-A10 collider no longer mismatching its geometry. * Fix Control Surface and Aero Toggle Deploy Action not working in all situations. * Joysticks and gamepads on Linux are again recognized and usable. * Fix Action Groups UI and Color issues. * Fix the LV-T30 Reliant Liquid Fuel Engine ́s bottom attach node. * Fix a texture seam on the Probodobodyne Stayputnik. * Fix a z-fighting issue on the destroyed VAB at level 3. * Fix the Z-4K Rechargeable Battery Bank ́s bottom attach node. * Fix the concrete tiling texture of the SPH at level 3. * Fix a grass texture seam in front of the VAB at level 3. * Fix missing texture and animation on the level one Administration Building flag. * Smoothened Kerbal IVA expression transitions to avoid strange twitching. * Make the LV-TX87 Bobcat exhaust FX more appropriate. * Fix kerbal portraits when launching vessel with multiple kerbals in external command chairs. * Fix drills operating when not in contact with the ground. * Fix thrust center on the Mainsale engine. * Add bulkhead profile to LV-T91 Cheetah, LV-TX87 Bobcat, RK-7 Kodiak and RE-I12 Skiff. * Fix re-rooting of surface attach nodes. * Fix kerbal IVA expression animations transitions. * Fix shadows at KSC and in flight. * Fix “sinker” warning during game load. * Fix lengthy Map Transition when lots of vessels in the save. * Fix overlap in vessel type information window. * Fix a Null Reference when copying parts with alternative colours. * Fix an error where the custom crafts were not loaded in the Load Craft dialog after navigating the tabs. * Fix a null reference when clicking the Remove Symmetry button on some parts. * Motorized wheels no longer keep generating torque even when the motor is set to ‘Disabled’ * Re-centered an off center scrollbar in the mini settings dialog. * Rebalance decoupler, MK1-3, MK1 lander can, MK2 lander can, separators costs, crash tolerances, weight. +++ Mods * Target framework now .NET 4.x. * DXT3 DDS formatted textures are not supported by Unity or KSP any more. You must convert to DXT5. * Added UIPartActionWindow.UpdateWindowHeight to allow mods to dynamically set the PAW max height * MapviewCanvasUtil.GetNodeCanvasContainer created as more performant method than MapViewCanvasUtil.ResetNodeCanvasContainer. Use the rest one only when you need to force a scale reset * ModuleResourceAutoShiftState added that can be used for startup/restart of parts based on resource availability. * VesselValues are now cached per frame. Can use ResetValueCache() to reset the cache. 1.8.0 Changelog - Making History DLC ONLY +++ Improvements * User can now click and drag and release to connect two nodes in the mission builder. +++ Parts New Parts: * THK “Pollux” Solid Fuel Booster Updated Parts (reskinned): * Kerbodyne S3-14400 Tank * Kerbodyne S3-7200 Tank * Kerbodyne S3-3600 Tank +++ Bugfixes * Craft Thumbnails are not shown/generated for stock missions. * Fix Kerbals spawning on EVA in missions spawning on their sides (very briefly). * Fix Intermediate and Advanced Tutorial becoming stuck. * Fix Typos in some part descriptions. * Fix vessel width and height restrictions on Woomerang and Dessert in career games. * Fix camera becoming stuck if in IVA mode when a vessel spawns in a mission set to change focus to that vessel. * Fix hatch entry colliders on the M.E.M. lander can. +++ Missions +++Miscellaneous +++ Mods 1.8.0 Changelog - Breaking Ground DLC ONLY +++ Improvements * Add renaming of Deployed Science Stations. * Add alternators (producing electric charge) on LiquidFuel Robotic Rotors. * Add propeller blade AoA, lift and airspeed readouts to their PAWs. * Add Reset to built position button in PAWs of Robotic parts which causes them to reset their Angle, RPM or Extension. * Add shutdown/restart function to robotics parts based on resource availability. * Add preset curves functionality to the KAL controller. * Add part highlighting on mouseover in KAL. * Improve Robotic Part Resource usage info in editor. * Add interact button to open PAW for Deployable Science parts. * Added new KSPedia slides for Grip Pads, Propellers and Track Editor. * Improve Robotics Parts Resource usage to use less resources when moving slower. * The PAW button “Reset to Launch Position” for robotic parts now reads as, “Reset to build:” + Angle, RPM or Extension depending on the robotic part to avoid confusion. +++ Localization * Fix description text on R7000 Turboshaft Engine in English. * Fix localization of resource name in robotic part PAWs. * Fix KAL help texts. +++ Parts New Parts with Variants: * S-062 Fan Shroud * S-12 Fan Shroud * S-25 Fan Shroud * R-062 Ducted Fan Blade * R-12 Ducted Fan Blade * R-25 Ducted Fan Blade * Readjusted the liftCurve, liftMachCurve and dragCurve values on the propellers and helicopter blades. Rebalanced Robotic Resource Consumption values: * G-00 Hinge * G-L01 Alligator Hinge * G-11 Hinge * G-L12 Alligator Hinge * G-W32 Hinge * Rotation Servo M-06 * Rotation Servo M-12 * Rotation Servo M-25 * Rotation Servo F-12 * EM-16 Light Duty Rotor * EM-32 Standard Rotor * EM-64 Heavy Rotor * EM-16S Light Duty * Rotor, EM-32S Standard Rotor * EM-64S Heavy Rotor * 1P4 Telescoping Hydraulic Cylinder * 3P6 Hydraulic Cylinder * 3PT Telescoping Hydraulic Cylinder * R121 Turboshaft Engine * R7000 Turboshaft Engine +++ Bugfixes * Fix Deployed Science Log and Message system spam. * Fix Deployed Science parts sometimes exploding when coming off rails if in contact with another part (kerbal, etc). * Fix Deployed science parts being visible during the astronaut complex when opening that scene from the Editor. * Fix Robotic Parts using EC when moving to initially set position on launch. * Fix slider numeric values in some PAW fields could go out of range. * Fix autostrut processing for some use cases regarding root part being robotic part. * Fix autostrut delay when vessel comes off rails for vessel with robotic parts. * Fix Actions at the end of KAL track not firing in Play Once mode. * Fix separation of the blades when attached to an active rotor. * Fix rotation of cargo parts in extended tooltips. * Fix cargo part icons appearing in Astronaut Complex when pinned. * Fix drag on pistons. * Fix cargo parts now rotate at the same speed as in the Editor on the inventory grid during Flight. * Fix mirroring of hinges and rotation servos. * Fix KAL Window not closing when vessel goes outta range. * Fix incorrect naming of the Sun in science experiments. * Fix mirrored attaching to rotor side nodes. +++ Miscellaneous +++ Modding Kerbal Space Program 1.8: Moar Boosters!!! is now available on Steam and will soon be available on GOG and other third-party resellers. You will also be able to download it from the KSP Store if you already own the game. Click here to enter the Grand Discussion Thread for this release. Happy launchings! By the way, you can download the new wallpapers of the Moar Boosters!!! art here: 1080x1920p (Most Phones) 1080x2048p (Galaxy S9) 1440x2560p (iPhone X) Desktop 1920x1080p Desktop 2048x1080p Desktop 2560x1440p
  21. Dear Kerbonauts, I am a long time KSP player but i had been gone for a while. I started playing again and became as fanatical as the first time i played. I intend to be more interactive, post stuff on the workshop, visit the KSP forums more often and i even started redditing and youtubing for the occasion. Recently i discovered the robotics. Awesome! I finaly made a functional helicopter. I Present to you: Mayakovski Helicopter: -10 person, main rotor-tail rotor configuration, lifting capable Helicopter. Flies great! Space: Toggle engine. R: Rotor brake. (Double tap to release first time. Only works when engine is engaged) Throttle: Lift. 1: toggle grapler and landing lights. I use Q/E for yaw and A/D for Roll, i dont know wether that causes issues for others. Part count: 57 Length: 15.5m Width: 13.3m Heigth: 3.7 Top speed: 50m/s Needs Making History and Breaking Ground DLC Side view: Front view: Youtube footage: Workshop page: https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1866487775. Reddit post: ttps://www.reddit.com/r/KerbalSpaceProgram/comments/d6whw7/my_first_helicopter_and_my_first_reddit_post/ KerbalX Entry: https://kerbalx.com/Robdjee/Mayakovski-Helicopter Kind regards, Robdjee
  22. Typically I hang out in the subreddit and discord, but I thought these ideas were worth sharing here on the forums, too! Enjoy. My Robotic Contraptions
  23. Backstory I started a mission report a few months back. I liked sharing my missions and people liked reading them. But then my computer died and for a while I couldn't recover the data. And during that period of time, I started playing @Galileo's Planet Pack. And I love it. So I've discontinued my initial save, even if I may recover the data someday (TM), and started another save. Boring! Do you have anything else to say? I am playing on Moderate mode, but I have increased the science! returns so that I can do whatever I want as soon as I want. Moderate mode means that I have to pay to unlock new parts. Still boring! How about a modlist? I have: This continues to be boring! A chapter list? I only have 1 chapter at the moment, but... Chapter 1 started with this post. Still quite boring! Some launch scripts? Here's my Google Drive. But there are no ships to launch them with! Fine! Here are the first pages of Starwind (in GPP): The Ceti Campaign Oh yes, I kept the Original Four Gaelans and added the Original Four Kermen. So I have Eight. Tune in next time for Val making orbit, and an Iota flyby!
  24. The Origin of this Thread (BORING INFORMATION): I wanted to post about my new career mode save with both MH and BG, as I thought we (that is, me + whoever decides to read my undoubtably poorly written mission report) would find it interesting to learn about the application of the robotic parts to career mode. I was going to post about it earlier, but I thought it might be nice to write about it a little. So I made up a vague storyline referencing something (if you get it I will give you rep) and somehow, I ended up with a not-half-bad graphic-novel style mission report. Mods List (SLIGHTLY LESS BORING INFORMATION): I am playing on Moderate difficulty (one harder than Normal), mainly meaning that I have to pay to research a part once I have unlocked it with science. I am also playing with a few mods installed. Here are the ones which impact gameplay: - Both DLCs - KAC, Transfer Window Planner, KER and Trajectories: Essential for any KSP play-through. - Stock Visual Enhancements and Scatterer: So my pictures are less boring. - KAS and KIS: In order that I can flat-pack rovers. - SCANsat: To give more purpose to probes and to add a little challenge. Also because I like the maps. - ReStock and ReStock+ : To make the parts look better (in my opinion) and to add some parts I feel were missing. - USI-LS: In order to make longer duration missions harder (but not impossible). - K&K Planetary Base Systems - they have a nice Extraplanetary Launchpad and an Algae Farm which turns Ore -> Fertiliser (+Mulch -> Supplies). - OSE Workshop - to produce spare parts if, like I invariably will, I forget antennae. - MIP (Modification of Inner Planets) - To add a couple more destinations. You will see them as the story progresses. - NF Solar and Electrics - Because USI-LS makes me use a load more EC. And (stock) solar doesn't work so well at Jool. Also NF Solar is *really cool*. - Heat Control - Because NF Electric makes loads of extra heat. - MkIV Spaceplanes - I HATE ROCKETS and now I can fly bigger payloads into orbit without them. - Kerbal Atomics - I love these 2.5m NERVAs. I am also imposing the restriction upon myself that there may only be 1 rocket launched per day. Chapter List (NOT VERY BORING INFORMATION): Links to Imgur albums. Only finished chapters included. Chapter 1 - Professional Kludges Chapter 2 - I Need to Do More Calculations Chapter 3 - Designing and Refining The beginning! (NOT VERY BORING STORY): Tune in next time for me going to the Mun and getting orbital science. Or don't. (Tune in, that is. I will be getting the orbital science anyway, and you cannot stop me. Muahahahaha.)
  25. Hello everyone! Kerbal Space Program 1.7.3 is live! In this patch we focused on taking care of additional details of both 1.7 and the Breaking Ground Expansion. We’ve fixed nearly 40 bugs for this patch, and we added brand new features based on your feedback as well as some other elements to enhance the KSP experience. With substantial improvements to the KAL-1000 Track Editor, and the addition of new parts like true propellers, grip pads and turbine engines, we can't wait to see what crazy contraptions you will come up with! Check out this patch's Changelog for further details: =================================== v1.7.3============================================================ 1.7.3 Changelog - BaseGame ONLY (see below for Breaking Ground changelog) +++ Improvements * Added same vessel part collisions advanced tweakable. * Adjusted KerbalEVA Action messages to be above center screen. * Made KerbalEVA screen position configurable via Game Settings - EVA_SCREEN_MESSAGE_X,EVA_SCREEN_MESSAGE_Y * Add ability to switch secondary docking ports (docked) to primary via the PAW. * Add advanced tweakable to docking ports that allows the user to set the attraction force percentage as they are docking. * Convert same vessel docking connections to real docked connections whenever the vessel undocks or decouples elsewhere on the vessel. * Remove from symmetry functionality added to all parts. * Add capability for text entry on float fields in the Part Action Window. * Clear some references on returning to the main menu to release memory. * Add ExternalCmdSeat Ejection Force (advanced tweakable). * Add Leave Seat KSPAction. +++ Localization * Fix Contracts using Greek alphabet from failing to display when game set to Russian Language. +++ Bug Fixes * Fix maneuver node tabs being interactable in flight mode even when tabs are hidden. * Fix temperature renderer messing with child part renderer parameters. * Fix EVA portrait when launching a vessel with Kerbal in external command seat. * Fix kerbal highlighting during mouse over. * Fix radiator panels not rotating properly. * Fix loss of axis and extended action group data when copying parts in the editor. * Fix assigned action/axis bindings not highlighting in action group editor when action sets are enabled. * Fix part positioning errors on vessel spawning far from Unity Origin. +++ Mods * Part class now has isVesselEVA property which handles when vessel is null. * Add ability to override default flow mode on ModuleResource. * Add activeEditor attribute to BaseAction to allow these to be disabled. * Add GameEvent onPartActionNumericSlider when Numeric Slider button is pressed on a PAW. * Add GameEvent onSceneConfirmExit, runs after user input to leave scene prior to FlightState saving. 1.7.3 Changelog - Breaking Ground 1.2.0 DLC ONLY +++ Improvements * Deployed Science Parts will appear under Deployed Science filter and have map nodes if not connected to a Control Station. * Add Seismic Science Screen Message even if in sandbox game mode. * Add grip pad Parts. * Add Propeller Parts. * Add LF/Air Rotors. * Add Nose Cones. * Changed compound part editor behavior to follow robotic parts. * Changed Rotor Torque to now affect strength and not RPM. * Re-balanced all rotors. * Add Extra animations for interacting with Deployed Science. * Add Surface Features VFX - apply forces. * Add Kerbal taking rock sample animation. * Add priority value to KAL - highest priority wins, equal priorities the values are averaged * Add ability to assign axes controls to KAL. * Add axis Functions to KAL: Move Up, Move Down, Copy/Paste Row, flip Axis vertical/horizontal, align ends, clamp values. * Add resize/scale function to KAL. * Add play speed slider. * Add additional KSPActions for all servos - engage, disengage, lock, unlock, etc. * Add shadows LOD settings on Surface Features. +++ Localization * Fix for piston showing variant names in English for all languages. * Fix Action Groups KSPedia page in Japanese. +++ Parts New Parts with Variants * GP-004 Grip Pad. * GP-036 Grip Pad. * GP-156 Grip Pad. * GPS-025 Grip Strip. * GPS-156 Grip Strip. * EM-16S Light Duty Rotor. * EM-32S Standard Rotor. * EM-64S Heavy Duty Rotor. * R121 Turboshaft Engine. * R7000 Turboshaft Engine. * Propeller Blade Type A. * Propeller Blade Type B. * Propeller Blade Type S. * Helicopter Blade Type A. * Helicopter Blade Type B. * Helicopter Blade Type S. * Tiny Nose Cone. * Very Small Nose Cone. * Fixed 36P Hydraulic Cylinder colliders. +++ Bug Fixes * Fix kerbal transfer being blocked by scanner arm. * Fix input locks on EVA kerbals if they ragdoll whilst playing the deployed science part interaction animation. * Fix EVA kerbals speed when they interact with a deployed science part whilst running or walking. * Fix Science Completed percentage on deployed science experiment PAWs when they are deployed in an invalid situation. * Fix Deployed Science experiments continuing to generate science after their Control Station is terminated in the tracking station. * Fix pistons not starting in correct position at launch when locked in the editor. * Fix collecting Surface Features failing due to kerbal movement caused by animation. * Fix excessive EC draw by scanner arm when time warping. * Fix hinge rotation when using mirror symmetry. * Fix piston drag not changing as extension changes. * Fix Deployed Science parts appearing too high above the surface in some situations. * Fix WCoM math of parts with servo rigidbodies. * Fix SAS cancelling angular velocity of rotors. * Fix Robotic Parts Resource information in extended tooltips. * Fix EVA kerbal speed when interacting with Deployed Science parts. * Fix default science display in Deployed Science Experiments in invalid experiment situation. * Fix default 3P6 Hydraulic Cylinder has a noticeable gap when attaching parts to it. * Fix misspelled word in the description of the Grand Slam Passive Seismometer. * Fix texture seams are present on Hydraulic Cylinders, Pistons and Servos. * Fix an NRE is generated when pausing the title at the Space Center after crashing a vessel with a Deployed Seismometer. * Fix keyboard keys still manipulate gameplay when changing the name of the Track Editor of the Kal-1000 in flight mode and the Editors. * Fix Geyser and Cryovolcano force is not synced with audio and particles. * Fix deployed science parts missing 3rd animation. * Fix Kerbals lose their ROC-hammer after quick loading. * Fix PQ celestial bodies shadow casting option is not enabled when "Celestial bodies cast shadows" setting is on. * Fix Rotors not able to reach maximum RPM when un-motorized/motor disabled. * Fix KAL controlling parts across vessel. * Fix KAL controller being affected by space bar. * Fix stage manager display having empty headers in Chinese. * Fix kerbal Ragdoll with future suits when they stumble. * Fix rotor joints when node attaching parts to rotors. +++ Miscellaneous * Added colliders to the Communotron Ground HG-48 dish. * Added unfocused capability to CtrlSurface PAW to reinstate easy access for KrakenTech. +++ Modding * Changed servo current values (extension/position/angle) to be float fields for mod support. Remember that you can help us find bugs/issues by reporting them into our bugtracker and that you can also upvote reports to make them more visible. Happy launchings!