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  1. Introduction Interplanetary Colonization represents one of the largest technological and logistical challenges on the horizon for manned spaceflight. USI's Modular Kolonization System (MKS) provides a huge array of new gameplay systems and supporting parts to support the experience of designing, building, and maintaining interplanetary colonies in Kerbal Space Progam. For over three years, MKS has been the definitive Colonization mod for KSP, with continued refinement of the parts and core systems (including the resource system now integrated in the stock game) based on extensive community feedback and continued development and design. MKS is not a parts pack. It is a gameplay mod that adds a massive amount of end-game content for KSP, and can serve as the perfect capstone for your career save. It can be soul crushingly hard, and as unforgiving as gravity. But it can also be an incredibly rewarding gameplay experience, bringing back that sense of wonder and accomplishment that many of us remember from our first Mun landing. If you want a parts pack where your idea of a colony is landing a single ship and call it a day, this is probably not the mod for you. If you want something that transforms your gameplay, and gives you unapologetically difficult goals where you have to juggle planning, logistics, and the harsh constraints imposed by space, then you will likely get as much enjoyment playing MKS as I have received building and designing it. Features MKS adds a rich array of new features to support the challenge of building interplanetary colonies, including: A huge assortment of parts suitable for surface and orbital bases and stations, drawing inspiration from real-world parts and concepts from Bigelow, NASA, and others. A clear progression of parts, from simple outposts and mobile bases to larger manufacturing complexes and permanent colonies. Extended ISRU operations with more resources and more complex harvesting, refining, manufacturing chains, and new mechanics. Discoverable resource lodes for more interactive resource harvesting and exploitation Customizable and field-configurable converters and harvesters to allow post-launch customization of your colony. Tools for handling large bases, such as ground tethering and automated resource transfers for disconnected bases Tools for building out your base In-Situ with harvested resources, whether it's by expanding and kitting out modules, or through in-situ construction via the bundled Ground Construction mod by @allista Parts and tools for contructing bases including weldable ports, magnetic couplers, and heavy construction equipment via the bundled Konstruction mod. Parts for mobile bases via the bundled Karibou Expedition Rover Expanded Kerbal traits and effects in support of Kolonization Comprehensive and seamless integration with USI Life Support, including life support, habitation, and homesickness. Kolony rewards, providing ever increasing efficiencies as well as tangible bonuses in career mode, as your Kerbals gain experience colonizing other planets and moons. The ability to support permanent colonies as well as ark-ships as your Kerbals expand their knowledge and become more experienced with off-world colonies. Part disassembly and recycling Wireless power transmission and Geothermal wells Equipment wear and tear along with manual and automated maintenance tools And much more! FAQ I hear MKS is really complicated - is that true? MKS has significant depth and breadth, but provided you don't try to do everything at once, you will find the learning curve can be pretty reasonable. Start with life support, and don't get fixated on trying to build everything at once. The patterns learned with a small base quickly scale for larger ones. What about documentation? Thanks to @dboi88, MKS enjoys full KSPedia documentation. There's also an excellent community maintained wiki available here. MKS Documentation even has its own development thread here. I can't seem to fit a 100% self sufficient base in a single launch - what am I doing wrong? Building a self sufficient colony is hard. Like... REALLY hard. It's going to take a lot of launches and a lot of work. The idea of MKS is that it is not about plunking down a base and being done. Rather, it's the journey to get to that point that is the fun bit. So yeah... you are going to need a few more rockets. I can't find a place to create my base that has all of the resources! Good. Now you get to enjoy some of the challenges that result from resource constraints. Do you ship things in? Do you set up multiple bases? Or use low-efficiency harvesting to get trace materials and salvage the rest from scrapped components? I feel overwhelmed... I try to make a base, and it seems I just need so many different parts! Start small. Start with just a habitation module or two and ship in supplies. Then add some agroponics and ship in fertilizer. Once you get those down pat, you are ready for more complex systems. I am still lost - where can I get help? Ask in this thread. A lot of the folks here have been using MKS in their games for years, and are a pretty friendly lot. This looks amazing, and I didn't have any plans for my weekend anyway - where do I get this stuff? Great question! Links are below Download Links Use any of the links below to download this mod, or pick it up via CKAN. Source Code and Change Log Donation Info! If you like what you see, and want to help out (or just buy me a beer!), please consider donating, either via PayPal or Patreon. License Information Configuration files and code are licensed under the GPL v3 license (see attached). Assets, including Models (*.mu) and Textures *.png/*.dds) are All Rights Reserved. If you wish to use any of these assets in your project, just ask nicely This mod redistributes Firespitter, which is covered under its own license. This mod redistributes ModuleManager, which is covered under its own license. This mod redistributes Ground Construction, which is covered under its own license. NOTICE: This mod includes version checking using MiniAVC. If you opt-in, it will use the internet to check whether there is a new version available. Data is only read from the internet and no personal information is sent. For a more comprehensive version checking experience, please download the KSP-AVC Plugin.
  2. Have you ever said "I don't want to live on this planet anymore"? Now you can! We at Kerman & Kerman Orbit and SurfaceStructures are proud to present you the all new product line for Kerbals who want nothing more than to live on another planet! We at Kerman & Kerman finally got out of the testing phase and now consider our parts to be usable. This mod adds several new parts that are designed to be used in a planetery base for the Kerbals.This includes Habitats, Greenhouse, Laboratory, a Cupola derivative, Command-Center and others. It is designed to fit with the other stock parts and feel as "Kerbal" as possible. Galleries Supported Mods You need ModuleManager (version 2.8.1) to use the supported mods! Life Support: TAC Life Support, USI-LS, Snacks! Continued, Kerbalism, DeepFreeze (Continued), Ioncross, ECLSS, IFI-Life Support Gameplay: (SETI) Community-Tech-Tree, Kerbal Inventory System (KIS), Kerbal Attachment System (KAS), RemoteTech, KabinKraziness, Raster-Prop-Monitor, Connected-Living-Spaces, KeepFit, SCANsat, Surface Experiment Pack JSI Advanced Transparent Pods, Extraplanetary Launchpads, OSE Workshop, Near Future Electrical Propulsion: Modular Fueltanks, Realfuels, Stockalike Realfuel @ibanix, @DStaal, @dboi88, @Merkov and @tsaven are working on a patch to support UKS. You can find the thread here: KPBS/MKS Integration Pack Latest Update (1.5.0 + 1.5.1) Also with 1.5.1 KPBS is now also available in chinese Download Please remove the folder of older versions of this Mod before installing! TAC-LS Spreadsheet Additional Downloads: Sample Craft, Templates to tinker with, Deprecated parts The source code is available on GitHub Languages Español by @Rafael acevedo and @fitiales Русский by @Dr. Jet 中国语文 by @vosskftw and @q654517651 Looking for help: If anyone is interested to translate KPBS into Japanese (or the other languages that will be supported), please let me know! You can find all the texts that need translation here: KPBS Texts. (5916 Words) Important: Please contact me, before you start with the translation. It already happend more than once that multiplepersons worked on a translation for the same texts and therefore their efforts were in vain. Support and bug reports If you encounter a bug with Kerbal Planetary Base Systems, please follow these instructions to report it. Most important: I need the LOG FILE. Otherwise i won't be able to help! License Kerbal Planetary Base Systems is licenced under: This mod redistributes the Community Category Kit and Community Resource Pack from @RoverDude and contains parts for Deepfreeze that are made by @JPLRepo and @MerlinsMaster. They are licensed under:
  3. Last updated May 25h, 2017 - v1.3.0 for KSP 1.3 The stock game doesn't offer a consistent model of the camera positioning when the active vessel is switched. EVS does. Now, your camera won't jump randomly as you switch between the vessels. Additionally to that you get some more features. Download From CurseForge. From CKAN: search for "Easy Vessel Switch" or just "EVS". The sources can be found on GitHub. Features Highlights currently selected vessel with a colored border. It helps navigating using keyboard. Allows selecting target vessel with a mouse click (by default: Alt+Left Mouse). Prevents random camera orientation on the new vessel: For close vessels there are three different modes that allow keeping the context. The modes can be switched from the keyboard (F7 by default). None: Enable the KSP default behavior. KeepPosition: Preserve the old camera position and only rotate the camera to keep the newly selected vessel in focus. KeepDistanceAndRotation: Preserve the same relative camera rotation and distance between the switches. For the vessels that are too far away from each other the camera is adjusted so what the new field of view has both the new and the old vessels in the focus. Allows defining an arbitrary part as a camera target. To set a part as a target: Hold the part focus key (O by default). Hover mouse over a part you want to be a new target, and click Left mouse button (same as for the vessel selection). To reset to the default focus either select a new vessel or hold O and click anywhere in space (follow the hints displayed when you hold the key). Shows brief info on the vessel being hovered when in switch mode (Alt is pressed). Detects KIS items that are attached to the ground and reports it. Almost anything can be configured via the settings file that's located at: EasyVesselSwitch\Plugins\PluginData\settings.cfg. Known issues On *Nix operation systems Alt+Left click may not work. You can workaround it by changing either the modifier key or the mouse button in the settings file. Tutorial video Other videos Part focus feature demonstration. Change log License Public domain. For more information, please refer to:
  4. KAS 1.0 is a direct descendant of KAS 0.6.0, but it's not just another version of it. New KAS inherits the main idea of connecting two vessels into one, but does it in a different way. All code has been re-written from scratch, new parts designs were invented, new models developed, and physics has been significantly re-factored. Here are main points in KAS 1.0: All connections between the vessels are physical. They have mass and volume, and they interact with the world's physics. New parts are engineering wise correct. I.e. they look and work as they would behave in a real world (at the extent the game allows it). New KAS should be easy to use by third-parties. Ideally, it should be a no-brainer to create own KAS-like part or interact with KAS from the other mods. KAS API is being developed, and the docs will be published soon (here is the very first preliminary version). Full feature parity with the old KAS is not expected but the goal is to cover all aspects of joining vessels together. Since it's a beta for now avoid using these parts in your main game. While parts design is pretty stable the exact properties may change (e.g. break force or minimum length). Current plan of development TJ-1. Rigid joint part that makes a durable fixed connection to another vessel. DONE. TJ-2. Rigid joint part that makes a durable connection that keeps some flexibility at the connection points. DONE. Extra: TB-60. Rigid joint that designed specifically for towing vessels. DONE. HJ-1. Rigid joint built of two hydraulic cylinders that allow changing length of the link after the connection is done. TBD. JS-1. Socket to connect with rigid links. DONE. RTS-1.Part that allows connecting vessels at greater distances with a flexible pipe. It doesn't provide any structural strength. Used for transferring resources. TBD. PCB-1. It's a portable cable brace. Basically, it's just a durable rope between two parts: you cannot stretch it but in all other directions the parts can move. DONE. W-1. Light winch. It's a replica of old IW-50 on the new code base. IN PROGRESS. W-2. Heavy duty winch. It's a replica of old RW-50 on the new code base. TBD. Hooks, harpoons, and magnets are in design stage for now. Installation Download this binary form Github. Delete old KAS-1.0 folder from GameData folder if any. Unzip folder KAS-1.0 from the archive into GameData folder. KAS 1.0 is totally independent from the old KAS and doesn't conflict with it. You may use both. Some more videos and images Movie clip demonstrating vessels towing with TB-60 prototype: Towing two vessels with the final version of TB-60 (0.7.2 Beta): Towing multiple rovers with TB-60 and TJ-2: Wire rope part (PCB-1) demo: Demo of the initial versio nof the winch (W-1 part): Known issues For issues being worked on see Github pages. Here are some low priority issues that are noticed but not to be fixed for now: In interactive mode link collider is disabled which may result in physics triggering if there was a collision prior to the mode start. TJ-1 and TJ-2 models looks too similar. GUI is available on a controllable vessel even when no EVA kerbals are around. License New KAS code was created by @IgorZ. The code is released under Public Domain license. Note, that old KAS code is still under restricted license. New KAS models and textures were created by @Shatten and @Enceos. They are released under Public Domain license. Old KAS models and textures (that are still used) were created by @winn75 and are released under Public Domain license for KAS 1.0. See license file for more info. Sources live in the main KAS Github repostory.
  5. After discussion with @KospY, who is the original author of this mod, we agreed that I should take ownership over the mod to continue maintaining and developing it. And I am happy to take on this responsibility. The original forum thread can be found here. Last updated May 26th, 2017 - v0.6.3 for KSP 1.3 KAS introduces new gameplay mechanics by adding winches and eva attachable struts/pipes. It gives some purpose to EVA and can be used for many things. How to install Recommended: Install and run CKAN. Search for "Kerbal Attachement System" or just "KAS", then install the mod. Occasionally run CKAN client to update KAS (and other mods) to the latest version. Manual: Go to the files list on Curseforge and download latest release archive. Unzip folder KAS into game's GameData folder. Note, that names of the folders must be exactly like this or it won't work. If you upgrade to a fresh version then you must delete the old files, do not just copy over! Features Resource transfer. Towing parts. Base/vessel interconnections. Vessel consolidation. Cranes. Airship anchoring. Skycranes. Elevators. ...and more! See more images here Other useful EVA mods Easy Vessel Switch (EVS). Simplifies switching between vessels/kerbals: Preserves camera position when changing active vessel or kerbal. Allows switching to another vessel/kerbal by simply clicking on it. Kerbal Inventory System (KIS). Allows bringing parts into the space and attaching them to the existing vessels. With this mod you can expand KAS with new abilities: Attach/detach connectors from EVA. Store hooks in containers. Mount hooks on winches from EVA. Attach hooks from EVA. Attach ground pylon on the ground. Surface Mounted Stock-Alike Lights for Self-Illumination. EVA work on a dark side is always challenging. Stock lights are designed for illuminating objects at large distances and they are inconvenient when you only need to get some ambience light around your base or station. These surface mounted lights fill the gap: Small and compact omni light source can be easily mounted where needed. It takes little or none energy and gives enough light to see the parts you're working on. Low energy spot lights let illuminating objects at small distances (5-10 meters) without producing annoying glares. Videos Using KIS, KAS, and Planetary Base Systems modules you can build a nice looking Minmums base. Use it for refueling your station and drones. Change log Authors @KospY Plugin design and development, C# coding. The original author and creator of the mod! @winn75 Graphic design, 3D Models, textures. @IgorZ The current owner. Maintaining and development, C# coding. Sources are available on GitHub.
  6. After discussion with @KospY, who is the original author of this mod, we agreed that I should take ownership over the mod to continue maintaining and developing it. And I am happy to take on this responsibility. The original forum thread can be found here. Last updated May 25th, 2017 - v1.5.0 for KSP 1.3 KIS introduces new gameplay mechanics by adding a brand new inventory system and EVA usables items as tools. You want to build a rover on Duna from scratch? Now you can... How to install Recommended: Install and run CKAN. Search for "Kerbal Inventory System" or just "KIS", then install the mod. Occasionally run CKAN client to update KIS (and other mods) to the latest version. Manual: Go to the files list on Curseforge and download latest release archive. Unzip release archive into game's GameData folder. Note, that names of the folders must be exactly like in the archive or it won't work. Release archive contains a version of ModuleManager. Drop it from your game folder if you have a more fresh version. Release archive contains a version of CommunityCatgeoryKit. Drop it from your game folder if you have a more fresh version. If you upgrade to a fresh version then you must delete the old files, do not just copy over! Extra parts. If you like fun parts (like taco, beer, boom box, etc.) you may install fun parts pack: Download Fun Parts Pack release archive. Extract into your game's folder. Note that fun pack lives in own folder and won't be automatically removed when KIS is deinstalled. IMPORTANT! Dependency mods KIS requires some mod dependencies: ModuleManager. CommuinityCategoryKit. Note. When installing via CKAN these mods get deployed automatically. Main features Visual and user friendly inventory interface using drag and drop system. Unique EVA usable items as Screwdrivers, Explosive charges or extra EVA fuel tank... Use tools to attach or detach part from your vessels in flight. Use tools to build rockets, rovers or anything else from parts stored in containers in flight. Inventories for Kerbals. Stock alike containers and parts. Containers Mounts for easy container detachment and reattachment. Item stacking. Put/remove kerbal helmet. Career compatible with research progression and container content recovery (science point and part cost) Sounds effects. See more images here Other useful EVA mods Easy Vessel Switch (EVS). Simplifies switching between vessels/kerbals: Preserves camera position when changing active vessel or kerbal. Allows switching to another vessel/kerbal by simply clicking on it. Kerbal Attachment System (KAS). Allows combining two vessels into one: Hook vessels with a cable using winches. Attachable struts and pipes to keep vessels together. Capture objects by a magnet or a hook. Surface Mounted Stock-Alike Lights for Self-Illumination. EVA work on a dark side is always challenging. Stock lights are designed for illuminating objects at large distances and they are inconvenient when you only need to get some ambience light around your base or station. These surface mounted lights fill the gap: Small and compact omni light source can be easily mounted where needed. It takes little or none energy and gives enough light to see the parts you're working on. Low energy spot lights let illuminating objects at small distances (5-10 meters) without producing annoying glares. Fun facts The "E-SD80 Electric Screwdriver" part has a real life prototype: NASA engineers use the "Pistol Grip Tool". And this tool is different from a regular mechanical screwdriver which many people believe they can use. Next time you'll ask yourselves "why, the heck, this tool is only usable by an engineer?", just read the article. Videos Using KIS, KAS, and Planetary Base Systems modules you can build a nice looking Minmums base. Use it for refueling your station and drones. Changelog Authors @KospY Plugin design and development, C# coding. The original author and creator of the mod! @winn75 Graphic design, 3D Models, textures. @IgorZ The current owner. Maintaining and development, C# coding. Sources are available on GitHub.
  7. The Gold Standard! Version 1.5.2 (2017/06/18) (Now with full SCANsat and Galileo's Planet Pack Compatibility!) This mod adds the pursuit of gold and an extremely rare resource called Unobtainium to the game! Gold Ore now appears on planets/moons Gold Ore can be mined and smelted into Pure Gold with the Smelter Return either Gold/Gold Ore back to Kerbin for profit Gold is heavier than Gold Ore, which is heavier than Ore Full integration with Vanilla drills and scanners Vanilla Drills and Surface Scanner available slightly earlier in the tech tree Only 8 parts (Under 10Mb download), low memory usage. Get over that mid-career fund grind in a fun and challenging way! What is Unobtainium? Unobtainium is an extremely valuable resource that generally spawns on high-G and extremely distant worlds. You can mine Unobtainium using the vanilla drills without needing a converter in-situ. Drills mining Unobtainium operate much more efficiently with both a scientist and engineer aboard. Unobtainium is a little more dense than gold, so ensure to bring adequate Dv! Finally a monetary reason to land on Eeloo, Eve, Moho/Icarus, or any of the other seldom visited worlds! This mod is not meant to be an easy cash cow; rather, a difficult alternative to contract spam. There is no gold on kerbin, and be careful when choosing a mining site as only deposits of >2% (mini drill) or >1.5% (large drill) will yield gold ore. The gold ore can be returned for an okish profit, but be aware that gold ore is basically 9/10s ore. So there are obvious benefits to smelting in-situ. The Smelter needs power, cooling, and an engineer to function at its full capacity. Pure Gold is, by design and irl, HEAVY! Feel free to post any working ship/base designs! Note on returning with your space booty: Land near or on the space center to avoid diminished returns. Supported mods: - Scansat - Galileo's Planet Pack Downloads Version 1.5.2 for KSP V3: SpaceDock Available on CKAN! *ModuleManager included and required Planned Features Will be adding one more resource beyond Kerbin's influence Community Tech Tree integration Further Weight/Cost Balancing (need feedback) Change Log Update 1.5.2 •Packaged the latest version of MM to bring the mod upto 1.3 Update 1.5.1 •Complete Compatibility with SCANsat and Galileo's Planet Pack •Changed the way resources spawn on planets (more small concentrated veins, less large low concentrated blobs). Update 1.5 •Improved Weight/Balance/Distribution of resources. It should now be a little easier to make money, and more worth it to make a trip out farther. •Fixed the Unobtainium texture •Cleaned up files •Improved compatibility with Scansat and Galileo's Planet Pack (Thanks go to Jadeofmaar for helping me here) Update 1.4.2 • Fixed stupid typo ftw. Update 1.4.1 • Fixed a value that was preventing unobtainium from spawning in large enough quantities to be mined. Update 1.4 • Finally got of my butt and updated the mod to 1.2.2 • Added Unobtainium • Added support for GPP and Scansat Update 1.3 • Updated to for KSP 1.2 • Fixed a potential problem with unlimited output for both gold smeltery and stock miniISRUVersion 1 Update 1.2 - Updated some part descriptions - Slightly reduced concentrations of gold on Minmus - Made orbital scanner unlock earlier (The satellite targeting gui is disabled until survey scan) - Adjusted Smeltery Output to prevent a very minor exploit Version 1.1 - Cleaned up textures - Fixed radial attachment points - Added Mission Flags Version 1.0 - Release License The Gold Standard is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. This license does not apply to the bundled plugin ModuleManager. This is my first mod so if you have any tips or suggestions don't hesitate to leave a comment below.
  8. ** New ** Vessel to vessel crew transfers! Ship Manifest is a tool to manage your ship's "things". I originally started with Crew Manifest as a basis for this work. My great thanks go out to vXSovereignXv for creating Crew Manifest, and Sarbian for contributions to and continuing maintenance of Crew Manifest. I've now re-imagined it into Ship Manifest, Crew transfers are now only a small part of what SM can do. Ship Manifest moves crew, Science and Resources around from part to part within your ship or station. It also manages docked vessel refueling, hatches, deployable Solar Panels, antennas and lights. Kinda like your Ship's bridge... Ship Manifest has a LOT of flexibility and a lot of Options. So much is available that is NOT seen in a default installation (Realism mode set ON by default) that you may be missing a lot of what SM has to offer. Please go to the Settings Window to see what options are available, and play with them. You will be surprised at the number of features that exist in this tool. I believe in choice, so you can configure SM to be pretty much exactly what you want. You want a "realistic" experience? Check. You want to be a god and chafe at realism mode restrictions? Check. I also invite suggestions for things you would like to see. Current Version:, 17 Jul, 2017 -- Download: SpaceDock | CurseForge | GitHub (all releases). Also supports CKAN and KSP-AVC for your convenience in updating. NOTE: This version of SM is NOT backwards compatible. It will not work on KSP version 1.2.2. License: CC BY-NC-SA 4.0. Original license on Crew Manifest was do as you want. I felt the original and contributing authors deserve due attribution, since this is a derivative work. Source code (and all releases): Ship Manifest WIKI: No Mod Dependencies!: Ship Manifest is mod independent. You don't need any other mods to use Ship Manifest. However, if you install the mods below, Ship Manifest provides specific support for their features. Toolbar, by blizzy78. This mod is the "original" and a great alternative to the stock toolbar. Connected Living Spaces (CLS) by codepoet. This mod provides the player with graphical information on livable spaces in a ship. It shows you where you could go internally on your ship. Module Manager. This mod allows you to extend the configurations on your parts. Used by CLS. RemoteTech. This mod overhauls the unmanned space program and makes antennas much more important. Very powerful mod. DeepFreeze. This mod provides part(s) for cryogenic freezing of kerbals for long duration flights. JPLRepo has taken over maintenance of this mod. USI Kolonization System (MKS/OKS) Inflatable Modules. Very cool mod for compacting your trips and station builds. KSP-AVC. This mod checks your installed mod versions against the mod's latest version. Let's you know when you need to update. CKAN. The Comprehensive Kerbal Archive Network (CKAN) Package Manager (CKAN) is a multi-platform app that manages nearly all your mods from one clean executable. Performs installs, updates, and uninstalls of your mods automatically. NOTE TO CKAN USERS: don't expect support for installs via CKAN. if the CKAN install fails, contact the CKAN folks, NOT me. What's New: Version - Release 17 Jul 2017 - Vessel to Vessel Edition - New: Added Docked vessel to vessel Crew transfers! - New: Added Docked Vessels Control panel. View your docked vessels, Rename a vessel, and undock a vessel with a click of a button. - New: Added option to vessel to vessel Crew transfers to limit crew xfr list to tourists only. Space tourism awaits! - New: Added ability to create Tourists from Roster Window. - New: Spanish localization added. Thanks to Fitiales! - Misc: refactored vessel detection for vessel to vessel transfers, it was not behaving as exected. - Misc: A bit of refactoring on highlighting, as it was not behaving as expected - Misc: Increased base volume of crew movement sound files. Installation: 1. Remove the ShipManifest folder from your GameData folder before installing any new version.. 2. Overwrite your GameData folder with the contents of the archive. Ship Manifest is KSP-AVC aware and is CKAN indexed Support: If you expect me to provide support for issues with this mod, I will expect that you have read and will follow these instructions. Change History: This work was originally based in large part on Crew manifest by xxSovereignxx as modified by Sarbian to work with 0.22. It has since been completely reworked and massively expanded. Videos: - Kottabos did a fine review here: (Feb 28th, 2014). It was very educational for me . I've long since fixed the bugs and added much more... Screenshots: Donations: I wrote and support SM (and other mods) as it is an opportunity to give back to the community I love in some small way. But, some folks have asked me how they could donate. It completely blew my mind. So, I've added a donation button. It is Completely voluntary, absolutely amazing, and I very much appreciate the gesture!
  9. I always thought that science-points lose a lot of their value in the endgame once you have unlocked the entire tech-tree, which is why I made this mod. With Kerbal R&D you can spend science points to improve the stats of the parts you have already unlocked in a career game. At first the investment will be rather small, but the cost goes up exponentially so you will always have a good reason to bring back every last bit of science from your missions. More images: License: CC-BY-NC-SA 4.0 At the moment you can improve the following stats: Dry mass of all parts (reduced mass of a part when empty) Atmospheric and vacuum ISP of Engines (improving their fuel efficiency) Fuel flow of Engines and RCS-Thrusters (increasing their maximum thrust) Torque of reaction wheels Charge rate of solar panels Crash tolerance of landing legs Battery capacity Efficiency of Generators (eg RTGs) Efficiency of Resource Converters Safe deployment-speed of Parachutes Maximum internal- and skin-temperature of all parts Fuel pressure (capacity of fuel tanks) The upgrades are tracked separately for each part and vessel, which means any research you do doesn't affect your ships and stations already in orbit. The cost of each upgrade and the improvement it will bring can be tweaked for each part via simple configuration files. You can download the latest version of this mod from GitHub 1.14 (for KSP 1.3.0): 1.13 (for KSP 1.2.2): 1.11 (for KSP 1.2.0): 1.10 (for KSP 1.1.3): This mod requires the mod Module Manager to work. Please note that this mod is not 100% compatible with other mods which modify parts at runtime (eg TweakScale or InterstellarFuelSwitch).
  10. Design Goals Increase KSP's realism, challenge, and fun by introducing health and related concepts Encourage the use of more sophisticated vessels, especially for long-haul flights and long-term habitation (no more 10-year mission to Eeloo in a Mk1 pod!) Add to individuality of kerbals Keep the mod as flexible as possible, including configuration options and integration with other mods Avoid micromanagement as much as possible Download latest release for KSP 1.3.0 Wiki Source Download for KSP 1.2.2 (no support provided) Mod Status The mod is currently in beta. It has most systems in place, but will continue to change and to grow. It requires testing and balancing. It does have bugs, which may be game-breaking. Future changes can be backward-incompatible, although I try to avoid it as much as I can. This is my first attempt at KSP modding and I'm not even a professional programmer, so you've been warned. I will appreciate your bug reports and suggestions. When reporting a bug, please make sure to enable Debug Mode in the mod settings and include the output log (output_log.txt) or, at the very least, exact reproduction steps. Also check if you are using the latest mod and KSP versions. Features Every kerbal, including Tourists, has Health Points (HP). Maximum HP increase with kerbals' level. A 5-level kerbal is 50% "healthier" than a newbie. Kerbals' HP are updated (currently once a second), including in background and in timewarp, based on a range of factors such as living space, presence of crewmates, gravity, and specific ship parts. E.g., a level 1 kerbal will typically survive 11 days in a 1-man pod before becoming exhausted. Kerbals need time to recuperate at the KSC between flights to restore full health. If a kerbal's health goes under 20%, he/she is exhausted and becomes a tourist. They will go back to work when health rises to 25%. If a kerbal's health falls to 0, he/she dies! Kerbals can unexpectedly fall sick, have health accidents or panic attacks: prepare for contingencies! Health Monitor lets you check on all your kerbals in KSC and in flight. Health Report in Editor helps design comfy and healthy craft. Compatibility patches support MKS and USI-LS patches. All of these settings are easily changed in-game or with ModuleManager patches. Health Factors Assigned (kerbal is on a mission): -0.5 HP/day Crowded (effect scaled in proportion to crew/capacity ratio): -5 HP/day for a full vessel Loneliness (only 1 kerbal on the vessel, badass kerbals immune): -1 HP/day Microgravity (orbital or suborbital flight or under 0.1 g conditions, e.g. Minmus): -0.5 HP/day EVA: -30 HP/day (don't abandon your kerbals outside for long!) Sickness (the kerbal is marked as Sick, cures after some time): -5 HP/day Connected (having a working CommNet to home): +0.5 HP/day Home (at Kerbin at altitude of under 18 km): +2 HP/day KSC (kerbal is recuperating in KSC, i.e. available): +5 HP/day These values, like most others in the mod, are adjustable in Difficulty Settings. Certain parts (Hitchhiker, crew cabins, and the Cupola) can reduce the effect of a health factor (Crowded in this case) allowing for much longer and healthier flights. It requires significant EC though. Hab rings (such as one in MKS) can help overcome microgravity issues for long-term stations and interplanetary missions. You can patch any part to change (reduce or increase) any factor. Marginal Health Change The Cupola (as well as some advanced mod parts) provides "marginal health change" bonuses. If a kerbal receives, say, a 3% marginal health change bonus, he/she will recover 3% of their lacking health (i.e. of the difference between their current HP and the maximum HP) every day. This change works in parallel with the normal health factors above. Effects of multiple parts add up. Example: A 5-star kerbal (maximum HP = 150) currently has 50 Health Points and is in a vessel that gives him a 5% marginal change bonus. The vessel is full and he has a crewmate. It means that he recovers (150 - 50) x 5% = 5 HP per day and loses (1 + 7 - 1) = 5 HP per day. It means that the marginal change balances out the "normal" change and his health will stay around 50 HP (33%) until the situation changes. As you see, this mechanics may allow some kerbals to stay relatively healthy for indefinitely. It may look cheaty, but the point is that: (1) there should be a way to design long-term missions without just spamming crew space, (2) it requires a lot of heavy, relatively high-tech parts and therefore is still difficult, (3) the balanced health level is usually far from 100% and may fall even lower if circumstances change (e.g., new crew arrives and fills the station or an accident happens), (4) these bonuses require a lot of EC. Random events Kerbals' organisms, like ours own, are not always predictable. Sometimes, very rarely, you may see random events that can impact your whole mission. Now you need to prepare for contingencies like real space programs do. You may completely disable or fine-tune the event system in settings. Sickness/Curing: When at KSC, kerbals can catch an infection and then spread it during a mission to their crewmates. Sick kerbals start losing health quickly. This condition either heals itself after some time or scientists and medics can cure it much sooner (provided there is at least one doctor for one sick crew member). Newly healed kerbals have temporary immunity from diseases. Panic Attack: when your kerbal's is on a mission, he/she may epxerience a panic attack and become uncontrollable for up to 3 hours. This event's probability depends on the kerbal's health (the lower, the more likely) and courage (the lower, again, the more likely) of the kerbal, the maximum average frequency is once per 100 days. Accident: your kerbals loses a random percentage of their current health (20 to 50%). It happens very rarely (every 1,000 days on average), but becomes an important factor for very long missions. Next objectives More informative UI (Health Monitor and Health Report) Support patches for DeepFreeze, Kerbalism, KPBS, etc. Future features More health conditions More factors (e.g. radiation) New mechanics: medical supplies, quarantine, etc. API for collaboration with other mods Requires: ModuleManager Supported mods KSP-AVC Blizzy's Toolbar USI MKS USI-LS KPBS FASA B9 Aerospace License: MIT Changelog
  11. Parts would have minimum temperatures, and some would passively radiate heat. When minimum temperatures are reached, the parts wouldn't explode or anything. They would merely stop functioning. However, based on a setting in the difficulty options, if a command module or spacesuit reached minimum temperatures, the kerbals could be at risk of freezing to death. Different kerbals would have different time limits for staying below minimum temperature, basically like gee tolerance. Something else that should be added would be parts specifically meant for heating the spacecraft. Drills, converters, fuel cells, RTGs and active engines would passively generate heat. Liquid fuel tanks and idle liquid fuel engines would have an incredibly low minimum temperature. Landing legs and airbrakes, as well as xenon tanks and ion engines would have a fairly low minimum temperature. Wings (whose aerodynamics would simply not work quite right when too cold), command modules and passenger modules would have a medium minimum temperature. Probes, batteries, solar cells and reaction wheels would have a high minimum temperatures. Finally, surface temperatures. Planets would all have ground temperatures, including the ones without atmospheres. However, part temperatures would be affected by the ground much more slowly than by the atmosphere. Therefore, you could probably last on Eeloo or Minmus for days without a heating system. You wouldn't have to worry too much about Jool's moons, as they are heated by tidal forces. With Duna you would probably want a heating system, seeing as it has an atmosphere. Also, unlike atmospheric temperature, surface temperature would change depending on whether it was day or night.
  12. Ksp is kinda getting repetitive. You know, launch, orbit, escape kerbin, and so on. So I'm looking for any mods that could help spice things up a bit. Things like RSS and solar system rescale mods. Things that add a whole new way of doing things. Things that add another aspect. If you know any good mods to shake things up post them here!
  13. If you are running a successful space agency, you will be flying to Kerbin-Orbit a lot. The Kerbal Space Transport System (or KSTS) will allow you to record launches of your transport rockets and planes to be used in automated missions later. It will allow you to transfer resources, crew-members and even deploy brand new ships directly into orbit. And because the cost of launching your payload is only as high as the cost of the mission you've previously recorded, you will benefit greatly of building reusable space planes without the hassle of landing them by hand every time. You can for example record the launch of a space-plane and deploy a payload with a mass of 2.5t at an altitude of 286km before returning back home: Afterwards you will be able to pick this recorded mission-profile and launch new vessels with a mass <=2.5t into an orbit with an apoapsis below 286km for only the cost of the fuel used by your space plane: The new ship can be deployed at any orbit of your choosing that is within range of your mission-profile or right next to an existing reference-vessel, making your life in low-kerbin orbit much easier: Features: Record transport- and deployment-missions for rockets and planes. Deploy new ships directly to Kerbin-Orbit (must have less or equal the mass of the payload from your reference mission). Transport resources to vessels in Kerbin-Orbit (provided they are in range and have compatible docking-ports). Use multiple transport missions to construct new ships at space stations in Kerbin-Orbit. Transfer kerbals to and from vessels in Kerbin-Orbit. Compatible with KRnD (newly launched ships will always use the latest part-upgrades). Compatible with CLLS (modifications on vessels and crews are communicated via game-events). In-Game help which explains how to get started and how it works. Known Incompatibilities (this mod skips the usual launch phase, any mod which depends on this might not work correctly): ModularFuelTanks (tank-configuration does not work) USI Life Support (some timers connected to the launch-time don't work) You can download the latest version of this mod from GitHub: 1.9 (for KSP 1.3.x): 1.7 (for KSP 1.2.1):
  14. Hey all, been thinking about this idea awhile. That is why not make the water biomes more interesting. The idea is that the KSP developers should add stock parts to build small science submersibles, and then make the terrain under water more interesting. This would add a lot more things to do in the game. Though some people might say that submersibles have nothing to do space and planet exploration, I disagree. My reasoning is that to planets (besides Kerbin) are at least 50% water (I know Laythe is more) Without anyway to explore under the water, Eve and Laythe are mostly barren planets as there is nothing to do on the water except float. And hey if it means that you can explore the ocean on Kerbin, that's just a bonus. Thoughts?
  15. MKS is a complex mod - it has a lot of resources, and a lot of moving parts. And while it’s pretty awesome once it’s up and running, it can also be intimidating to a newer player. So I’ve been carefully considering the best way to overcome this hurdle without sacrificing the spirit of the mod, and after a lot of discussion and feedback, have decided to build out a lighter, friendlier version of MKS. Thus, I am happy to introduce MKS-Lite! It will give you a taste of a lot of the MKS subsystems, but uses a much simpler resource set and more forgiving mechanics. The best part is that when you’re ready to move onto the main MKS system and it’s more involved processes, almost all of the knowledge you learn in MKS-L will transfer directly over. You can get a feel for the specifics over on the Wiki. You can grab a release over on GitHub here: Configuration files and code are licensed under the GPL v3 license. Assets, including Models (*.mu) and Textures *.png/*.dds) are All Rights Reserved. If you wish to use any of these assets in your project, just ask nicely note that this is currently in BETA, so while it is pretty stable, I still anticipate some bugs I am also especially looking for feedback on the documentation, since this is intended to be a much simpler version, and I need to make sure the docs work for newer players. Note: This is not really suitable for use with core UKS because of balance issues (in the next release, the full UKS mod will explicitly hide MKS-L if present). Enjoy!
  16. Hey guys, my idea here is to add parts to construct actual planet bases, with a life support system. I know you can get both of these things in mods, (In fact I'm running a mod that gives me planetary base parts) but I think they should add a life support system and base parts to make them stock. One because it would add so much more to the game, two because I know for some people mods can slow their game down, and I think something like this should be in the game anyway. Plus as I found out with an earlier idea, that the game developers try to keep the game realistic (Which I totally understand) and this would not really be detracting from the realism of the game, in fact a life support system would make it more realistic (if people new to the game found having to add a life support system to their ships to hard for them the game developers could make the life support system an option when a person is creating a new game) Any comments?
  17. Closed Loop Life Support (CLLS) is a simple life support mod which aims at simulating a small, self-contained system for keeping Kerbals alive during long voyages through space. It adds a new resource "LifeSupport" which is consumed by Kerbals at a rate of one unit per day. If your crew runs out of life support they will die. To prevent this dire fate, this mod adds new life support containers to increase the maximum mission time as well as life support generators, which will allow you to create self sufficient ships and stations, provided you have enough electricity. Download 1.3 (for KSP 1.3.x): 1.1 (for KSP 1.2.1): Features Kerbals will require life support to stay alive (1 unit per 6 hour day). All parts with crew capacity will hold a small amount of life support (3 units per crew-slot). Kerbals on EVA will take 1 unit of life support from the ship and put it back once they return, giving you a maximum EVA duration of 1 day. Kerbals which have run out of life support will die. Life support can be extended with life support storage containers. For longer missions life support generators can be used to generate life support. This allows the creation of fully self-sufficient interplanetary ships and bases. The production-rate and thus the energy consumption of life support generators can be tweaked to avoid wasting resources. The life support usage and production is tracked for all ships, even in the background and during time warp. Technical Details This mod keeps track of the life support values of all vessels, even those which are not currently active. This is done by caching their last known consumption / production levels as well as their remaining resources. When an event is triggered that changes the game-world (like launching a ship, modifying an (inactive) vessel, saving the game or running out of life support), all vessels are updated. This should make it compatible with other mods which manipulate inactive vessels (like KSTS) while consuming only very little system resources.
  18. At first: Sorry for my bad english (..) Dear KSP Community, I'm new to KSP and making my steps in the Carrier Mode (Normal Difficulty, newest Steam version, no mods) There are a lot of Contracts where it is displayed, that you get as example 6 Science Points for completion. Why? Do i have to do something special to get these Contract Science Points? Do i have to complete these Contracts in the first attempt? (I use revert flight when i crash) Thanks for you help
  19. The work was originally started by russnash37 who gave a permission to take over and extend his project Supported KSP version: 1.2.2, 1.3.0 License: GNU GPLv3 (included) Source code: on GitHub I've tried to make focus on realism as much as I was able to research the subject so the default settings assume that all kerbals including tourists are trained astronauts wearing G-suits. Pilots are more trained than others, of course. The following G-effects are simulated: Blackouts/redouts Loss of color vision a.k.a "greyout" Tunnel vision as G rises Kerbals grunt while they perform AGSM (anti-G straining maneuver) and take a heavy breath after Blood beating in kerbal's ears on redout (wear headphones with good bass and you'll feel it) G-LOC (G-induced loss of consciousness) Kerbal deaths of a sustained over-G G forces have different severity in four directions: upward, downward, backward, forward, so you may find that a kerbal launched in a rocket stands more G than a kerbal piloting a plane upside down on a circular trajectory. Kerbal's specialization also affects how much he can stand. You can use this mod together with KeepFit by timmers_uk. In this case kerbals' fitness will affect their ability to withstand over G effects (supported by G-Effects v0.2.3+ and KeepFit v0.8.3.3+). Download from SpaceDock (for KSP 1.3.0) Download from SpaceDock (for KSP 1.2.2) If you don't have a joystick it is recommended to use with Analog Control Continued mod for the best aircraft experience Installation: Save the old G-Effects.cfg file if you have changed it. Delete previous version of the mod. Place contents of the zip into your KSP/GameData folder. You'll have to enter the config params you have saved manually into the new version's configuration file because it has several important changes. Stock integration: Stock g-meters and notifications correspond to the mod's state. If you don't need them you may disable "Kerbal G limits" in the game's settings, the main mod's behaviour won't be affected. Kerbal experience and other stock g stats are still ignored. Configuration: Configuration of the mod is done via G-Effects.cfg file. Look through it to have an exhaustive description of its parameters. The major parameters of those you can fine tune are: A common kerbal's ability to resist G effects Restrict video and audio effects to IVA mode only Severity of effects of G forces applied from different directions How much specialization help a kerbal to resist an over-G Disable G-deaths and more The sounds are still a little WIP so you always have an option to disable them via config file if you find'em too annoying. Anyway, after trying the mod please respond to the poll in this thread for I knew which way to move further. Would also appreciate any comments or suggestions. Known issues and limitations: G-forces caused by a ship's rotation don't affect because they are not likely to be severe enough to induce any significant effects. Effects are calculated for the active vessel's crew only. You can switch to another vessel and back and have effects applied as if they have just started. Planned features:
  20. Hey all I was playing my KSP and in the middle of capturing an asteroid, when I had this idea. Why not make it possible to land on Jool? I was thinking that they should keep the green gas cloud totally around it to impossible to see anything but green, until it disappears like 150M from the surface and then give Jool a planet surface that always looks like it is night time. I thought this would be fun challenge to, not only make Jool a Kerbal destination, but to also make a cool challenge for someone to try and land on a planet where you can't see the ground until you've almost landed. Any thoughts?
  21. With the work I've been doing on Ship Manifest, and the recent breakthrough in renaming and changing the professions of our beloved kerbals, along with the recent mods that actively manage kerbal professions via other means, I decided to breakout the Roster portion of Ship Manifest and expand it into a new Plugin. Since Ship Manifest essentially deals with Flight operations on a vessel, the Roster Feature always felt like an "afterthought". It was part of the original Crew Manifest, which I used as a basis for Ship Manifest over a year ago, but now with the way Ship Manifest has evolved, it makes more and more sense to separate and expand on this feature. I've already got a working shell running with the base functionality of the Roster in Ship Manifest as my starting point. However, this plugin will not end up looking like a rehash of that. My thoughts are as follows: This initial post will be updated as more info and a definition is added. Alpha ( on SpaceDock | GitHub. Installation: 1. Remove the RosterManager folder from your GameData folder (if it exists) before installing any new version.. 2. Overwrite your GameData folder with the contents of the archive. Roster manager is KSP-AVC aware, and will be CKAN indexed soon License: CC BY-NC-SA 4.0. Contributors: Papa_Joe, JPLRepo. Source code : WIKI: Version 12 Jun 2017 - Changes to re-compile for KSP 1.3 - Added localiztion based on KSP 1.3 localization. English included to start. Assistance welcome for other lanaguages. - Code style cleanup. standardized strings using string interpolation. - Added some more tool tips where needed. Cleaned up Tooltip display code. - Regorganized settings window to support tabbed sections. - Rebuilt List management to improve performance, and revised filtering and sorting. - Revised Rosterlist headers to display active sort field & sort direction. Version 30 Oct 2016 (pre-release, github only) - Changes to re-compile for KSP 1.2 Version 28 Jul 2016 - Changes to re-compile for KSP 1.1.3 - Added Items to Medical Tab: Kerbal Type, and Roster Status. added validation and warnings to ensure user knows the impact of changing these settings. - Refactored tooltips to improve readability. - Fix bug with Tourist Kerbal Types. Tourist Kerbal Type is now supported. Version 21 Apr 2016 - Update mod to work under KSP 1.1. No other changes at this time. Version 15 Mar 2016 - Fix issue with Loading/Saving causing errors at space centre. - Fix issue when Kerbals are sacked. - Changed DeepFreeze Integration to use new DeepFreeze wrapper API (no more hard dependency on specific versions). - Added Notes function. There is now one Notes area for each kerbal (2k characters max) to record whatever notes you wish, accessed by selecting a kerbal in RM and selecting the Records tab. Version 06 Dec 2015 - Compatible with new KSP 1.0.5 Kerbal Traits/naming process. - Up to date with DeepFreeze Mod integration. - Fixed Filter tab at top of GUI, and added Frozen filter (if DeepFreeze is installed) - Added Salaries option to Settings, also in settings you can set salaries to be paid monthly or yearly. - Salaries are set via Training - Experience Tab in the GUI. Default value is 10000 funds. - Salaries are deducted monthly or yearly, but if you do not have enough funds then the kerbals who aren't paid will go into a contract dispute mode. - Contract Disputes occur when kerbals are not paid their salary. Each pay period the kerbals who aren't paid will ask for a payrise (which goes up each time they aren't paid). All un-paid salary will accrue each time they are not paid. The user can accept the payrise and the kerbal will continue to work for you. However, this will only occur for 3 pay periods. At the end of the third occurrence of them not being paid the kerbal will go on strike (Become a tourist). Until such time as they are paid all owed money. - A Contracts Window is available to see all kerbals that currently are in contract dispute and allow you to accept payrise, decline (they go on strike). Or if you have funds available you can re-pay them all owed monies and they will go back to work for you. - Each month or year (salary period) funds are checked and if there are enough contract disputes are automatically resolved. - Added KerbalLifeSpanInfo including Age and lifespan processing setting for each kerbal. - If this setting is on all kerbals in the game will age over time and eventually die from old age. - If the Repawn kerbal option is on in the main game settings then they will respawn when the die (but as a new freshman again). - If you also have DeepFreeze Mod intalled then freezing a kerbal will stop the aging process whilst they are frozen. - Each Kerbals age is shown in the Attributes Tab for each kerbal and the main roster list. But the age cannot be changed. - Refactored code, cleaned up code style, standardized variables and usage. If you use DeepFreeze, you will need the latest version above to work with Roster Manager. Version 20 Jun 2015 - Initial alpha release - Roster interface based on Roster window from Ship Manifest, but greatly enhanced (sorting, more detail) - In flight controls removed. These will stay in Ship Manifest. Roster Manager will not be visible in Flight scene. - Kerbal manager Tab buttons for various areas to manage. - Support for DeepFreeze cryo canisters. Frozen kerbals are displayed with assigned vessel. - Attributes Tab, contains kerbal editing found in SM. However, all kerbals can be edited. - Training Tab contains ability to edit kerbal skill and experience - History tab contains kerbal's flight history. - KSP-AVC aware and CKAN listed. Roster Manager - Roster list - From the Roster list, you can select the kerbal to manage - Attributes - This section allows you to change the kerbal's attributes (like in Ship manifest, but more control and no limit on which vessel. Will be affected by realism... - Records (career file) - This is where all management functions will reside. In the personnel file we can manage: o Salaries - Kerbals don’t work for free, so some cost for each kerbal should exist. We will pay a salary to each kerbal on the roster, on a Biweekly/ Monthly/ yearly basis, (configurable). Salaries can be adjusted for realism and playablility. o Stats Editing - Editing stats. You can change the Primary profession, name, and other properties of your kerbal. o Notes - A simple editor that allows you to add notes to your kerbal * Training- Training is a means to increase your kerbal's experience through training. Training can consist of time spent away from flight learning specific tasks, or via Simulations such as in HoloDeck mod. - Cross Training (multi Profession) It will be possible to maintain multiple professions. Through training and flights, you can increase a specific profession by selecting that profession for a given flight. o Experience - Experience is gained thru flights. With RM, experience can also be gained thru training on specific tasks and thru Simulator training using HoloDeck. Training will increase the experience level of your Kerbals in the profession for which the training occurs. o Flight / Simulation Log - Flight history and Simulation history will be stored in your Kerbal's personnel file -Vessel flown -Dates of filght -Results -Accomplishments o Crew Performance - Crews that stay together fly better together. It will be possible to improve the performance of a given crew through training and Simulations performed together. Kerbals with more time together will perform better on a given flight. o Accomplishments/Achievements - using Other addons, accomplishments can be gathered and added to your Kerbal's personnel file. o Medals - Medals for significant achievements can be earned. o Medical / Psych - Your Kerbal's abilities can be impacted by their medical condition and sanity. While no insane kerbals are possible (yet), (no suicides, sorry), their mental state will impact their skills. Things like time in space alone, traumatic events like crash landings and such can affect their abilities for certain periods of time. Kerbal Type and Status are now here. Since medical typically approves kerbal for flight status... It made sense to include it here... ther are restrictions to flight status, so if you pick unusual settings, the Medical Team will warn you against these rash choices.... - Recruitment/Termination - It will be possible to hire/fire Kerbals. Fired Kerbals will be removed from the game permanently (Will impact the game save). - Scheduling - It will be possible to schedule kerbal crews and crew rotations, vacations, have impacts to crew due to illness, and medical issues. - Settings o Reputation/Currency o Realism o Scheduling o Recruitment / Termination - Persistence - This Mod will change the game save. This allows the management of many parts of the kerbal's experience, profession, and accomplishments. I'll be placing this in a PDF on the GITHUB site I will be creating to make it easier to read.. The Idea behind this mod is to extend the Kerbal experience, provide some control, and provide an ecosystem around them. I intend to leverage the available mods around this theme, and attempt to maintain compatibility as much as possible. At the moment I'm looking at leveraging and compatibility with CrewQueue, HoloDeck, KerbalStats and other mods. Suggestions and comments are welcomed.Your thoughts/suggestions are welcome. If you can think of a better Name for the Mod, I'm certainly up for discussion on that as well... Thanks!
  22. I see a lot of cool KSP-in-action videos posted in these forums. Could someone give me some pointers on how to make a video like that? I'm specifically interested in recording my attempt at one of the KSP challenges. Thanks!
  23. hello I've been a player of ksp for a long time and I think it would be good to add a multiplayer. I think these multiplayer features would be the best and serve for ksp: first off adding friends this is simple we have a online username account that well be used to pull up the players account page and you can add friend or join game which means the player is playing with the other players. groups this can be made by any player and a group can serve as just for friends or it can serve for a certain amount of players only like 20 multiplayer players and the user wants 10 he can do that you can also just do you and a friend. this multiplayer wouldn't be a mod it would be built in the game. I hope you consider making this you'll make me and so many other people happy thank you ksp team. any other feature the ksp founders would like to add this is unlimited because they made the game. my opinion I've played a lot of games and I've seen that multiplayer is a lot of fun it can get boring playing a game by yourself this adds a new experience in gameplay there is gonna be dog fights, wars, racing, flying together, operations and so much more this little add will give a huge amount of fun and gameplay and its gonna be so many kingdoms of players are gonna arise and buy the game I know because I have friends and a brother me my friends and my brother we buy games we like that have multiplayer ones that don't we usually look for another one but I really like this game and so does my friends and brother I really think this would help. thank you for your time. for the gamers of ksp multiplayer would add so much fun and a huge experience it would be epic and fun think of the gameplay that would be possible wars and big wars, operations you plan, huge fleet of planes flying, and so much more with our imagination's and what we want to do In the game we can do some pretty awesome stuff thank you community for reading.
  24. This little plugin hides the nodes of the KSP Technology Tree that you are not able to research yet. Without rendering the fog itself of course. Supported KSP version: 1.1.x License: MIT (included) Sources: included Description: For some reason KSP developers decided to expose the entire technology tree at Research And Development facility since KSP 1.0. That spoils all the technologies that you will ever be able to research. This mod is for those who liked the 0.90 way of the tech tree rendering: you could only see techs that you are able to research or have already researched. That kept the intrigue of development through out the game. There is also a tiny config file to affect the way how the technologies are hidden in the tree. Download from SpaceDock Usage: Just extract the contents of the zip into your GameData directory. By default the mod hides techs that are unresearchable yet and leaves the researchable ones visible (just like it was in KSP 0.90). Configuration: One more thing you may complain about a stock tech tree design is that the technologies are becoming available to research when any of their parent technologies are researched. For example, to research Stability you need either Basic Rocketry OR Engineering 101. As if for invention of automobile it was sufficient to invent only a wheel or only an engine. You can change that in several ways: 1. (Supported by the stock game and is not related to Fog Of Tech): For stock tree edit the KSP_Folder\GameData\Squad\Resources\TechTree.cfg and change every value of AnyParentToUnlock property from True to False. That means you'll need to research all of the parent technologies in order to research the particular one. 2. You can just set parentTechsToShow=ALL in Fog Of Tech's configuration file. That will make the plugin just hide all the techs that haven't all of their parents researched without the need to edit stock tech tree. The other possible value is ANY: with the default tech tree effect is the same to the default plugin action. But if there is a tech that requires all of its parents to be researched then it will be shown immediately after you research any tech that leads to it despite it is still unresearchable (see the title screenshot: Flight Control has been modified to be such node there). Compatibility: Since the mod affects only the way of tech tree rendering it should be compatible with the most of custom tech tree mods.
  25. Just a curious question, will the game support the vr such as oculus or HTC in the future? It is a really cool idea for us to seat inside a vessel, pretend we are kerbals and get ready for the suicide mission.