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  1. retrofuture [1.1.3/1.2]

    Its here! finally retrofuture space plane parts is for 1.1.3 and 1.2! this is not my mod originally (i am picking it up off NohArk with his blessing) I have fixed the majority of the most obvious bugs but there may still be some lurking around this is still a work in progress the process of updating so i am relying on reports from you fine fellows as to areas that need fixing/balanceing most areas that need focus are; node attchment boyancy heat aero with a side order of what new parts might be considered that might fit in with the new ksp (i was thinking something like a ballast tank and some parts for underwater bases now there is support for it) finally if there are any ideas you have for parts to be retrofuture themed please let me know! anyways hers the mod! images (as i cant seem to embed imgur albums atm)
  2. I love me some good sci-fi whether it is Star Trek, Titanfall, Halo, Star Citizen, or most anything else. I also happen to really enjoy recreating spacecraft in KSP from different games, movies, shows, etc. I haven't really found an official thread that focuses on sci-fi ships regardless of functionality. I figured I'd start a thread for any spacecraft that seems remotely "sci-fiey" whether or not it actually serves a purpose or if it even flies with out cheats/mods. So, post away your awesome sci-fi spacecraft! I'll start with some of my own:
  3. A Dark Universe Chapter 1

    Howdy all! Here is my first official post for a series I'm trying to start. I'm not fully set on the name yet, but I figured it sounded at least slightly cool for the time being. This post won't be too much stuff in game, but will give the main back story (also still quite fluid on that also) to everything in the series' universe. I'm also currently referring to Kerbals as if they are humans (more or less) so if there is any confusion with that just let me know. As I stated in my first post related to this topic all of this is still up for debate as I'm not still not sure where I want to go with it: Feel free to leave comments and feedback (critical or not) and I look forward to hopefully continuing this series. I will hopefully have a new post by tomorrow that won't be back story and will actually be the official, official start. I've been sick and have had a huge amount of school work so stuff has been slow. I'm also getting my wisdom teeth (all four!) pulled on Thursday so I'll either have a lot of time to post more content, or I'll be lying in bed taking as many ibuprofen as humanly possible without liver failure. Anyways, here is what I have so far: In the year 2041 a great war broke out among Kerbalkind; A third world war. Over the years the United States had continued growing in military size and force. Nations began to fear the U.S. more and more. A coalition of nations that the U.S. deemed a threat eventually formed called the People’s Liberation Republic (PLR). They promised to protect each other if America were to ever invade. These nations themselves, although originally were peacefully adding nations to their ranks, began to force countries to join their them through threat of military force. Most of Asia joined the PLR with the exception of Japan and South Korea. The PLR continued their expansion into the middle east and they were soon at the Europe’s front door. When the PLR requested that the EU joined, they refused. Eight months later a chemical weapons attack now known as “The Kerbal Event” was carried out by the PLR. New York, D.C., London, Brussels, Hamburg, Berlin, Moscow, Seoul, Tokyo, and other major cities of nations that had not become a part of the PLR were all hit with these chemical weapons. The death toll was estimated to be in the hundreds of thousands. The free world was now at war with the PLR. Russia, America, Canada, Mexico, Australia, South Korea, and nations from the EU, and South and Central America allied themselves just mere hours after the attacks. That night the PLR conducted a massive invasion of Africa and nearly overnight took over the entire continent with little resistance. Fighting began three days later as the allied nations took the fight to the PLR. Japan, Australia, South Korea, and Russia became major battlegrounds as they were the most isolated. Despite the best support efforts of the U.S., in December of 2042 both Japan and South Korea fell into PLR control. Although nuclear weapons were considered as a deterrent, the allied nations knew that it would only cause nuclear retaliation from the PLR and massive amounts of people would be killed. Early the following year the PLR was pressing up against Europe and were at the gates of Moscow. By summer of 2043, they had stormed into South America and made it as far up as Panama by year’s end. 2044 came and went as the PLR gained more and more of a foothold as Canada was majorly under control by PLR forces. America seemed to be the only nation left that was holding its own against the enemy. The allied nations were on the brink of collapse and everyone knew that the U.S. would also eventually fall into PLR hands if something was not done. America had no choice but to resort to nuclear weapons. February 17th, 2045 at 5:36 UTC the order was given. The USOC (United States Orbital Command) released almost 3,000 megatons of nuclear weapons from their various orbital platforms. America braced for their response as each weapon detonated on its target. About 70% made it past missile defenses and struck their targets. 22 minutes later the PLR fired their own ground based nuclear response. America’s missile defense systems were able to take down about 60% of the missiles before they hit, but they still caused massive destruction. Almost 35% of the American population was estimated to have died that day. With most of the PLR chain of command killed, they began to lose control and what few people survived in other nations began to rebel against them. Two months later the PLR surrendered. The small amount of people remaining made there way to America if they could and they began to rebuild. The war had claimed over 8 billion lives and only an estimated 700 million people remained on the planet. Many more would die in the next few centuries from the effects of the nuclear winter. From the ashes, the Orbital States of America were born. Their eyes were turned skyward in hopes of finding salvation in space. It is now the year 2424 and an effort has been to made to prepare to leave the planet and find a new home for Kerbalkind among the stars. That's it for now. Again let me know what you think! Cheers, Taylor
  4. The Start of a Series?

    Howdy everyone! I figured I'd make a quick post to talk about some new, fun, sci-fi KSP stuff I've been working on. I've adding a lot of different mods and editing a lot of .cfg files to create one of the closest things I can get to a sci-fi/futuristic version of KSP. Keep in mind I'm not talking about futuristic as in what we will see in a hundred or so years, I'm talking about stuff straight out of games like Halo, Titanfall, and Star Citizen. Super efficient engines, FTL capability, giant flying boxes that can somehow fly inside the atmosphere. You know what I'm talking about, and if you're anything like me then you absolutely love all that fake, fun, nerdy, sci-fi stuff. Anyways... I was thinking about the possibility of doing a sort of series out of it all and posting stories relatively regularly here. It would force me to become a little more active here on the forums and make me play a little more KSP than I do currently(both things which I should really be doing). I have no idea where I'm going to go with this or if I will even keep up with it, but I figured I'd make this post just to let the community know about this and hopefully get some feedback. Feel free to ask any questions you have and please, please, please don't hesitate to give me suggestions for literally anything! I'd love to know what you think! I'll post some pictures below of different spacecraft I've developed for it just for a reference for the kind of stuff I could be posting. Here are some RRODD (Rapid Response Orbital Deployment Defense) troopers dropping from orbit. They're basically ODSTs from Halo, but I didn't want to steal the name. Here is an S23 Pelican flying away from an old colony ship. Here we have a Black Tip-Class Littoral Combat Ship preparing to warp out of Eeloo orbit. And here is a Constellation Andromeda-class Guided Missile Destroyer flying into LKO. It has a crew capacity of about 300, is approximately 120 meters long, and weighs a whole heck of a lot. Here it is preparing to warp out of the Kerbin System. Here we have a Retribution-class Orbital Battleship warping to the nearby star Plapau (I use the mod "To Boldly Go" which allows you to create relatively customizable star and planetary systems. Check it out if you haven't already because it's really cool.) Here we see an S23 Pelican inspecting a derelict Draco-class carrier scheduled for decomissioning in LKO. Draco-class carriers are just shy of 600 meters in length (I forget the exact weight of it, but I believe it is in the millions of tons). This large fighter aircraft is the ADF-101 Falcon. It is a dual-purpose space/air fighter (hence the wings). So far all of my spacecraft are capable of atmospheric flight (including the capital ships). Only the smaller spacecraft are capable of landing. I plan on making some very small one person and drone controlled, carrier based spacecraft that are meant purely for space combat. This will allow me to make them super small and sleek. Here is the Warlock X5. It fills a similar role to the ADF-101, but is intended primarily for space combat. Hence why it is a little sleeker and has less wing to it. It performs fine in atmosphere though, however the way the control surfaces are mounted it doesn't have a large amount of yaw control. That's about it for right now. I have a few more spacecraft not pictured here and plenty more under construction. Sorry for this not being quite as short of a post as I had hoped it to be. I got a little ahead of myself. Yet again, let me know if you have any suggestions for anything at all and of course let me know what your thoughts are on this whole idea. I do appreciate any feedback (critical or not) from you guys and look forward to what this might become. At the very least I have a pretty awesome version of KSP to mess around with. Cheers, Taylor
  5. I'm working on a mod that goes on top of Nertea's DecayingRTGs add-on from Near Future Electrical. It adds three new types of RTGs with different decay rates and power ratings. - Polarium RTG (red) gives a staggering 190 ec/s, but decays with a half life of 0.03 years. (real-life analog: Polonium-210) - Kerbium RTG (blue) gives only 0.15 ec/s, but decays with a half life of 40 years. (real-life analog: Americium-241) - Boppium RTG (green) is cheaper than other RTGs, but has a half-life of 2.5 years and only gives 0.60 ec/s. (real-life analog: Strontium-90) - For reference, the regular Blutonium RTGs give 0.75 ec/s and have a half-life of 8 years. (real-life analog: Plutonium-238) These RTGs are just crude recolors of the stock model. Download on CurseForge Any comments questions are of course welcome!
  6. I have been writing short stories about the fictional lives of people who live on planetary colonies and i post them on my site here: http://solarcolonies.weebly.com/ Any ideas on what to do next? And how do you thing people should live on specific worlds in the solar system, Moons are definitely included in my list as well as gas giants. I would love to hear your thoughts.
  7. I learned something from our history as people. We seem to advance the most in our knowledge of new technology, the we feel it is at our advantage. The space race, Soviet Russia, & The United States, one of the greatest times of knowledge and advancement of technology. The Russians were so determined, as were the Americans. They both each changed the world. Going to space has brought us great things, such as artificial limbs, and MRIs. It happened to fast and so quickly! But now here we are, in 2016, you would think that we would have gotten much further than where we are now. Sure we "had" the space shuttle program, and we have rovers on mars. But the money that was funding all this exploration and learning is very slim right now. The United States Government currently funds NASA with barely 1% of their government currency. They "retired" they shuttles, we no longer have money to go to the moon, or send our own astronauts to the ISS by our rockets here in the US. We have our allies in Russia to thank for helping us maintain our joint operation on the ISS. Sure we have the no SLS Orion... but if you ask me, all this is just laziness to me. I hope more private companies like SPACEX help us with this, as well as Russia. Because the united states government has given up on science. If we continue our research of microgravity in space, we have a whole new playing field to understand the things and nature that we work with, and live in. I just don't know how, or where we are headed currently. Another issue is the cost for rocket fuel. Getting to space is no easy task at all! We should be using the funds we have left here in the US to find a new way to get us into space. Im talking about thinking out of the box in a massive scale. Im sure many people have talked about this and ways of doing it. But frankely money is the main issue. And I just don't want to see the only advancement in technology to be in phones and cars. I hope to put an end to this, I want to learn and find a way to get us back into space like we used to, but better. My goal in life is to change the way we think about space and we get there. Im open to any comments and suggestions, to what you guys know/think about this contraversal subject. Thank You.
  8. Futuristic cargo plane Flight tutorial: 1. wait until the plane reaches 90m/s to pull up. 2. the air breaks are assigned to 1 on your keyboard 3. Nothing else... Download link
  9. Think this is in the right place... Anyway, post 10 or less things you would like (or mods that should be made stock) that you would like to see in future KSP!!! They could be parts, buildings, features or ANYTHING! Go!
  10. The title says it all, here's my thoughts (By the way, you don't have to make it extremely detailed, and you can make your own ideas and divert from current plans, as long as they make at least some sense): 2016: SpaceX launches 18 times, with mostly reused first stages, they also successfully launch the Falcon heavy, Osiris rex launches, and Juno arrives at Jupiter 2017: TESS launches and begins looking for Exoplanets like Earth, the VAIMR thruster is placed on the ISS, Falcon 9 does 30 launches, mostly re-launches from reused first stages and Cygnus, Dream chaser, and Dragon V-2 begin their ISS flights 2018: JWST launches and begins taking over for some of Hubble's duties, and the SLS/Orion launches with a successful mission, and the Angara rocket receives full funding and support 2019: ESA begins testing the SABRE engine, the Vulcan rocket has a successful first flight, and New horizons flies past 2014 MU69 2020: SpaceX test launches their MCT, and NASA launches the Mars 2020 rover, Ariane 6 has a successful first flight and NASA diverts its Mars plans to the Moon and Venus as SpaceX/Bigelow is taking huge strides to establishing a colony, and NASA isn't needed for that, however, NASA is still supporting/giving research to Spacex/Bigelow 2021: India successfully launches their first manned space mission, Skylon is successfully flown, and Vulcan begins reusing its engine block 2022: NASA launches Astronauts to lunar orbit to get ready for the 2023 mission and the Europa clipper launches And the Angara rocket has its first test flight 2023: NASA launches Astronauts to lunar orbit to study the boulder Osiris rex brings back 2024: NASA lands people back on the Moon with co-op from Europe, China, and Russia, the ISS gets decommissioned, and JWST gets strong evidence for Alien life on an Exoplanet less than 20 ly away 2025 SpaceX launches the Falcon 9/Heavy 80 times and planetary resources begins Asteroid mining 2026: SpaceX launches 100 people to Mars, the colonization of Mars has begun and NASA/ESA/CSA/RSC establish a small lunar mining outpost I don't know of any more big missions, or potential big missions beyond 2020, so that's why it seems like only one or two things are happening. Also, yeah, a few things seem really out there, but keep in mind, this is my optimism for where we'll be in space in the next decade. And yes, I know there's a lot more planned, but I'm focusing on really big things.
  11. nearly all of the KSP engines are chemical/fossil fuel except the ion engine. there should be a couple new (and non-new) resources added to the game. the resources are the following: hydrogen, carbon dioxide and argon. hydrogen can be converted to liquid fuel but its fuel tanks are very expensive (since hydrogen is hard to pressurize). carbon dioxide (use the resource from TAC life support) will have very cheap fuel containers (carbon dioxide is easy to pressurize), but will weigh more than normal fuel. argon, as a resource, will be cheap, but fuel tanks will be expensive. please note that carbon dioxide should be free. there should be VASMIR engines for argon and hydrogen, hydrogen producing more thrust in the atmosphere but more expensive. the carbon dioxide will have acceleration tubes as engines, lasers accelerating the CO2 (thus using electricity). the carbon dioxide acceleration tubes will have a medium price and they will barely make any thrust at sea level, but will produce lots of thrust in space. the VASMIR engines will also use electricity. and there should be a part which converts hydrogen and carbon dioxide into fuel, oxidizer and ore. I have also invented an agency for those parts: AC space industries (there flag is AC in green next to a picture of a futuristic rocket). I have listed their stats: mentality = stern 0.9 mentality = scientific 1.0 mentality = moral 0.1 mentality = pioneer 0.9 mentality = industrial 0.8