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  1. Mods with huge crewed parts?

    As I am playing on a low-end laptop, I'm pressed to minimize the number of parts on my vessels. In a lot of cases I simply edit config files to make parts "denser" (for example, more weight, cost, and electric charge on batteries) instead of spamming the same parts, but fiddling with crew capacity causes issues. I need a low part count solution to building craft with 50-100 crew capacity for completing the TourismPlus hotel and casino contracts, and for transporting dozens of tourists to them without loading in 600 parts during docking. Ideally, I would like some 2.5m parts with 10+ crew capacity and some 3.75m parts with similar capacity. The Mk3 crew container obviously fits these parameters, but I would like something that fits into the other form factors. Edit: I'm specifically looking for parts mods that are compatible with 1.1.3, although advice on config editing is also 100% welcome.
  2. whats your lighest vessel to go to the mun and bring crew back safely? my entry 2.498 Tons i spent quite while shaving 10kg's here 20kg's there for the past day or two, so i hope there isnt an obvious way to go any lighter without ladder exploits, best of luck
  3. Just a shower thought Particularly the mk1 passenger cabin can be really annoying, but there are plenty of times when it would be easier to get crew out of a part of the vessel that's just not where the cabin is. Clearly the crew can move around within the ship, since they'll happily transfer between pods, so this idea doesn't seem to break the established rules. Right clicking a hatch should have an option to "eva crew", bringing up the crew list (like clicking a hatch) and showing every kerbal on the vessel. Approaching a hatch with an eva kerbonaut and hitting B should either bring up a the transfer highlighter so you choose where they go, or just put them in the nearest cabin that has a space and we'd take it from there ourselves.
  4. I've posted a challenge over in the gameplay challenges forum but I thought it could use a discussion thread. Here's the link: This thread is for discussion of different launch configurations to achieve a fully-reusable orbital shuttle with parallel staging. Lots of pros and cons to different configurations and engine types and recovery options, so I'm interested to see where the discussion goes.
  5. Specs: 2 crew, 4 passengers 2.400ms Dv after reach 100km Kerbin orbit Docking and Solar panels Docking RCS displacement (easy docking manoeuvres) Round Trip Kerbin Base -> MÜN/Minmus orbit -> moon to planet tranfer orbit, Kerbin orbit and reentry burn / engine landing assist to Kerbin Base TakeOff advices fly 10° pitch until reached 8000mt altitude change pitch to 15° at 8000mt altitude change pitch to 20° after at 3000 (when the R.A.P.I.E.R. toggle) finalise circularisation using Nerva Engine (key1) Keys Toggle Nerva Toggle R.A.P.I.E.R. Toggle R.A.P.I.E.R. Mode Open docking and extend Solar Panels Landing advices if you are using MechJeb (not included on ship file) select KSP and change the target longitude to 73° On atmosphere set SAS to RAD+ and keep turn angle to 0° at 30.000 set to prograde and start landing manoeuvres (or activate SpacePlane autolanding) Download here https://kerbal.curseforge.com/projects/translunar-crew-transport
  6. I think the Mk1 crew cabin should have a top and side (and maybe bottom) hatches like the Mk2 and Mk3 cabins and be mountable on the side of a vessel. Yes, I know it's from a private jet, and KSP is (more or less) focused on realism, but the hatch is on the top of the Mk3 (also the Mk2, but that doesn't exist IRL (yet)) cabin! Aren't commercial planes (AKA non-military/cargo) supposed to be evacuated as fast as possible in an emergency? I know there's a mod that adds a top hatch, but I never use the part because I mostly build fighters, leaving it to just take up RAM and storage until that one time I need it. Recently, I've started playing career mode more, and I need that part for Jeb because he rides shotgun to Bob. Bob gets out mid-flight to reset the science containers (I place the Science Jr. right behind the Mk1 Command Pod to keep him from flying off. It's probably the most Kerbal thing I've ever done) and leaves the plane pilotless. I still don't want to use the mod because it is just that - a mod, and my career save is superstock - only should-be-stock mods like KER, RCS Build-Aid, and Hangar Extender. I guess the point I'm trying to make is there's no point not to have it, and it would make Mk1 planes a whole lot more useful for most things
  7. Kerbals can already enjoy performing e.v.a. - extravehicular activities. But, i.v.a. - intravehicular (is that a word?) activities are limited to menu commands and being permanently strapped into seats. Yes, you can transfer brave Kerbalnauts from one crew compartment to another, but, again, this is through menu commands. Or, if you have greater finesse and control than myself, through e.v.a. transit from one crew hatch to another... this specifically a riskier proposition on a station in orbit versus, say, a ground base or colony. And, this often runs the risk of the dread cloning glitch (which can then create a Kerbal kraken if said clone becomes detached... a Kerbken or a krakbal?). I would love to be able to move around inside crew compartments more freely, controlling a Kerbalnaut in a similar fashion to e.v.a. It would be fun to float about, look out through the porthole windows, see other Kerbals floating about, or even interact with various objects within a crew compartment (what IS in those storage compartments? heh). This would also add more of a base/colony feel (walking about, inside and out) to... well, bases and colonies. I realize there are a LOT of challenges and obstacles to this. - It seems the interiors of crew compartments are actually represented with 2D images and giving the illusion of being a 3D volume through the use of... um... parallax? - More graphic modeling = more lag - This would require another mode of commands (in addition to construction, orbit, docking, e.v.a., etc.) So, yes, this is more wishful thinking than expectation. Still, it would be a cool feature to have and experience.
  8. So one of my scientists was doing a tour of the base in a small rover, collecting all those sweet, sweet science points from every interesting feature*. He parked up against the VAB tanks, climbed out of his mobile lab and-- >warp< >stretch< >stretch< >poof< Some bizarre physics error caused him to flick into the air, stretch wildly in one direction, then another, then explode in a cloud of dust. I'm not complaining about the physics bork; I'm sure someone is already working on that. The question is: my crewman is now listed as "missing"**. He doesn't appear on the list in the Tracking Station, and he definitely exploded into a cloud of dust so... my questions would be: Is he actually "missing", as opposed to "dead"? Is he recoverable? How? Thanks in advance... * - But not, of course, the pond beside Admin. Or the flag pole, tanks, etc. by the launch pad. Their omission is... odd. ** - Not "dead", like his predecessor who happened to be on the ladder of a craft when it was recovered. Seriously, what's the deal with that?
  9. I've been playing the same KSP save for a while and while I was building a station, I noticed the crew I ferried to the station weren't in the bottom right corner. I can't toggle the view with the "c" key to IVA, and the crew portrait is completely missing on every craft. I clicked the hatch and selected the crew to EVA, where they are registered, and when Jeb rolled out, he was fine. However, when he tried to get back in, the hatch registered that he was in but created a duplicate texture of Jeb still on the ladder. I tried to EVA Jeb again, but it said there was something obstructing the hatch. I tried switching to the Phantom Jeb, but the vessel switcher claimed there was nothing there. So, I can't view the IVA or EVA because it locks the hatches. Can someone help me fix this issue?
  10. Is there a way to make a part require someone on the same vessel to work, but still have no space for crew. For example you have a command pod with crew, and this part (ex. ore converter) works, but if the the kerbal goes out, it stops working. I've thought about making the kerbal a resource, but don't think this would work And depending on crew type and experience, the better the output. thanks
  11. Simple Merlin-derived SSTO

    Specific impulse isn't nearly as important for SSTO designs as impulse density is...you can pretty much send the impulse density as high as you want as long as your engine T/W ratio is good enough. The Merlin 1D FT has T/W in spades, so why not build a really small SSTO powered by nothing more than a pair of Merlin 1Ds? Basic HTOL design. The pair of fixed air augmentation ducts should increase the specific impulse enough to effectively zero out gravity drag and aerodynamic drag and give the Merlin 1Ds an average specific impulse equal to the Merlin 1D vacuum specific impulse. Kerolox is fairly dense so the craft is small, but heavy at 128 tonnes in only a 22-meter-long ship. HTOL requires pretty heavy landing gear, which increases dry mass, but thanks to the small overall size the payload fraction remains close to 1:1 with a total mass to LEO of 6 tonnes. Use VTOL with lighter landing gear and the payload mass jumps, but you lose the ability to take off and land from any large runway. You want to keep that in case you use this as an antipodal hypersonic suborbital transport. Rolling takeoff is to gain airflow through the augmentation ducts, not build up speed for aerodynamic lift. Payload looks like it should be just about enough for a 7-crew ISS ferry.
  12. http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=611259379 http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=611259296 How do I put people into my ship?? :c