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  1. Explore the Kerbal Universe like never before with Kerbal Space Program: Breaking Ground, the latest expansion pack for KSP. Breaking Ground is all about exploration, experimentation, and technological breakthroughs. Study mysterious Surface Features on all of the moons and planets of the Solar System. Set up a base and deploy experiments for the long-term study of celestial bodies, and test your creativity with brand new robotic parts. Breaking Ground will help you and the Kerbals reach new horizons, all in the name of Science! Robotic Parts Take your creativity to the next level! Brand new robotic parts, include hinges, rotors, pistons and rotational servos. These parts come with new control mechanics and let you create all sorts of inventive vehicles and crazy contraptions to aid the Kerbals in exploring their Universe! Surface Features Find interesting Surface Features, like mineral formations, meteors, craters, and some even more curious planetary features across the solar system. Study them and collect valuable scientific data with a brand-new Rover Arm! Deployed Science Bring equipment for experiments with you from Kerbin and deploy them on the surface of a celestial body to take measurements over time. Set up a science station and put your crew to work. From seismometers to weather stations, there are plenty of experiments for you to try out! Additionally, we’ve kept our promise that all players who purchased the game through April 2013 will receive the expansion for free. To redeem the game click here and follow the instructions. Kerbal Space Program: Breaking Ground Expansion is now available on Steam, the KSP Store, and will soon be available on GOG and other third party resellers. As with every release this thread will be used to bundle all general discussion about the new DLC so that the forums can continue to actively host threads on other topics as well. CLICK HERE for the official release announcement for Kerbal Space Program: Breaking Ground Expansion. Happy launchings!
  2. Hello everyone! About a year ago we made a commitment to provide console players a faithful and worthy version of KSP on consoles, and to realize this endeavour, we teamed up with the experienced team of BlitWorks, who helped us to build it from the ground up. After a long and difficult process, we are finally here, excited and proud to officially announce the launch of Kerbal Space Program Enhanced Edition on both Xbox One and PlayStation 4. In Kerbal Space Program Enhanced Edition, you’ll find a broad range of improvements and features that improve the overall game experience from the prior console version. We have also added reworked and console-optimized UI, a new control scheme for the maneuver nodes controls, and three new controller presets that players will be able to switch between at any time during play: Cursor, Radial and Simplified. Cursor Returning KSP players on consoles might be used to the previous control scheme, so the Cursor preset keeps things familiar for veteran players while adding a few enhancements as well. Radial We also wanted to revamp the Cursor preset by making a lot of low-priority or low-usage commands available on radial menus, instead of requiring the player to do a lot of cursor-mode pointing and clicking. So the Radial preset uses a lot of actions of the Cursor preset while incorporating radial menus that speed up the access to different commands. Simplified We also created the Simplified preset, an entirely new control scheme designed to be easier to pick up and play with a controller. With this control scheme, the cursor has been replaced with a reticle in the middle of the screen; players can move the screen behind the reticle, rather than moving the reticle itself. We think console players who are new to KSP will especially enjoy the Simplified preset. Additionally Kerbal Space Program Enhanced Edition incorporates the KSP 1.2.2 “Loud and Clear” update. This means that all the features and improvements made with this update are now available on consoles for the first time! Some of these are: CommNet and KerbNet We’ve added communication network capabilities to the Antenna and Probe parts throughout the game to simulate the feeling of building your communications network from home base out to your Kerbals as they travel their star system. With the KerbNet capabilities on more advanced probes you can map your environment and place targets for travel as well. Control and Flow The SAS system got a much-needed overhaul in this update to help keep you pointed in the right direction, and the fuel flow system was rewritten to give you total control over feeding your engines. ...and More There are a number of other improvements and changes compared to the prior console version. For instance, contracts are now bound to player progression and are assigned based on in-game actions, and wheels stability and performance have been improved as well. And if you are an owner of the previous console version, we want to remind you that you can redeem the Enhanced Edition free of cost. Just follow these instructions. KSP Enhanced Edition will appear on your library as a separate game and no data will be overwritten from the older versions, so you won’t lose your progress in those versions. However, because the Enhanced Edition was built from the ground up, save files from the previous version will not be compatible with the new Enhanced Edition. But that does mean you’ll be able to get those trophies and achievements a second time! Remember that if you encounter any bugs and/or issues, you can help us out by reporting them in the Console Project within our Bugtracker and/or the Technical Support Thread for consoles in our Forum. This will help us with any future patches for the game. As with every release this thread will be used to bundle all general discussion about the new version so that the forums can continue to actively host threads on other topics as well. Click here for the official release announcement for Kerbal Space Program Enhanced Edition.
  3. Hello everyone! Kerbal Space Program 1.7: Room to Maneuver has arrived and with it: new features, improvements, revamps and bug fixes! We are committed to continue supporting, updating and finding ways to improve our player’s experience by listening to our community and delivering substantial releases. As part of this effort, we have packed Kerbal Space Program 1.7: Room to Maneuver with a great amount of content for you to enjoy! This update includes two new useful navigation upgrades, the revamp of all of the small maneuvering motors, including new variants for the Twitch, Ant and Spider, as well as a brand new galaxy texture map to have our astronauts mesmerized by the beauty of the celestial vault. A great deal of bug fixes have also been packed into this update, not two mention a new 3.75 meter nose cone and a 5m one for those extra-large fuel tanks in the Making History Expansion! Let’s go through some of this update’s highlights: Maneuver Mode Probably the most impactful feature within this update, the Maneuver Mode is a new navigation tool that gives you access to useful orbital information in both Flight and Map mode that will also allow you to precisely and easily adjust maneuvers nodes, all to help you fine tune your interplanetary transfers. Altimeter mode toggle A long-requested quality-of-life feature that will allow you to toggle the altitude mode from Above Sea Level (ASL) to Above Ground Level (AGL) by simply clicking on the new icon to the altimeter. Hopefully this will improve the KSC’s survival rates… Part revamps This time around, small maneuvering engines were the focus of our revamping efforts. The Ant, Twitch, Puff, Place-Anywhere 7, RV-105 Thruster Block, and Vernor Engines now look better than ever, plus the Twitch, Ant and Spider include new stunning variants. On top of that, we’ve added new tuning values on some of those engines. Galaxy Texture Map Update The game’s galaxy cubemap has been updated in Room to Maneuver. This environment map has been carefully crafted to reflect a nicer color palette and more defined celestial objects. With double the resolution, it will be impossible not to enjoy the view while exploring Kerbin’s star system.  Click here to see high res images. Scrollable PAW Another small quality-of-life feature we’re adding to the game is the addition of a scrollbar to the Part-Action-Window. This will keep the PAW within the bounds of the screen when they get too big, something that might come in handy for players who use mods and fill those up And more! To learn more you can read the full Changelog here: =============================================== v1.7.0 ======================================== +++ Improvements * Upgraded Galaxy Textures. * Add new flight UI mode that includes in-depth orbital information. * Add advanced maneuver node editor, allowing player to edit maneuver nodes more precisely. * Add an Altitude toggle function to the Altimeter. The altitude modes can be switched between AGL and ASL. * Part Action Windows (PAW)s now generate scrollbars and keep themselves within the bounds of the screen when there is more data than will fit the screen. * Automatic AGL/ASL toggle values when in orbit. The altimeter value is set as ASL while in orbit, the AGL/ASL setting is preserved. * The altimeter AGL behaviour when underwater calculates the vessel altitude from the sea floor. * Update Addons and Mods external site link from Main Menu. +++ Localization * A localization tag is no longer displayed in the status section of the PAW of the Advanced Grabbing unit in the Asteroid Redirect Mission, Part 2 tutorial. +++ Parts Updated Parts (reskinned): * 24-77 Twitch * LV-1 Ant * LV-1R Spider * O-10 Puff * Place-Anywhere 7 * RV-105 Thruster Block * Vernor Engine Color Variants: * 24-77 Twitch (New "Orange" and "Gray and Orange" color variants) * LV-1 Ant (New "Shrouded " and "Bare" variants) * LV-1R Spider (New "Shrouded " and "Bare" variants) Other Part changes: * Add a 3.75 nose cone. * Rebalanced the following engines: Twitch, Spark, Place-Anywhere 7, RV-105 RCS,Vernor. * Fix IVA external cameras in Mk1 Command Pod, MK2 Lander Can, Mk2 Command Pod. * Fix EVA range on Cupola, HECS2, RC-001S, RC-L01 science containers. * Previously Revamped Parts moved to zDeprecated. Parts revamped in 1.4: - TR-2V Stack Decoupler -> TD-06 Decoupler - TR-18A Stack Decoupler -> TD-12 Decoupler - Rockomax brand decoupler -> TD-25 Decoupler - TR-38-D -> TD-37 Decoupler - TR-2C Stack Separator -> TS-06 Stack Separator - TR-18D Stack Separator -> TS-12 Stack Separator - TR-XL Stack Separator -> TS-25 Stack Separator - ROUND-8 Toroidal Fuel Tank -> R-12 'Doughnut' External Tank - Rockomax X200-8 Fuel Tank -> same name - Rockomax X200-16 Fuel Tank -> same name - Rockomax X200-32 Fuel Tank -> same name - Rockomax Jumbo-64 Fuel Tank -> same name - Mk 1-2 Pod -> Mk 1-3 Pod +++ Bugfixes * Fix PQS normals, stops planets from having mismatched seams when seen from orbit. * Fix bug where symmetry would break animations on some parts. * Fix input locks on Return to KSC button at top of altimeter in flight scene. * Fix typographical error in the description of the vessel 'ComSat Lx'. * Fix typographical error in the Suborbital Flight training tutorial description. * Fix UI issue for purchase button on part tooltips. * Fix vessel default name in rename vessel dialog displaying as an autoloc. * Fix manufacturer localization on the Kerbodyne S4-512 Fuel Tank. * Fix jitter in heading readout on Navball for vessels in prelaunch state. * Fix "Learn More" text exceeding size of window in the Asteroid Redirect scenario descriptions. * Fix flag decal on Male Kerbals Jetpack being off-center. * Fix Kerbal falling off the launchpad flagpole causing the flagpole to explode. * Fix bulkhead profile part filtering on MK-0, 2 & 3 fuel tanks, J-90 "Goliath", Communotron 16-S, RA-2, RA-15, and RA-100 relay antenna. * Fix thermal overlay rendering on parts that have lights. * Fix Debug tool saying LPE for orbit param when its applying Arg of Periapsis. * Fix Atmosphere line appearing from the surface of planets. * Fix Flags and Kerbals loading above terrain (flying) and flags being removed from game. * Fix NaN bug in DV calcs when in orbit around CBs with no atmosphere. * Fix site node waypoints duplicating every scene change. * Fix service bays unable to click parts inside after jettison when part loads. * Fix allow staging of interstage fairings after they are decoupled. * Fix Mk3 cargo bay registering collisions and blowing up parts of vessels inside them. * Fix Engine Plate handling in dV calculations. * Fixed UI scale issue where setting high scale in UI, navball and altimeter would clip off some elements. * Fix Kerbal helmet shadow rendering in "Simple" rendering setting. * Fix decouple node function on docking ports in space. * Fix shrouds being left attached to docking nodes when decoupled (now becomes separate debris). * Fix Responsiveness audio setting appearing in red text in settings menu. * Fix NRE on interstage procedural fairing in editor scenes. * Fix AOORE when Kerbal leaves a command seat on a vessel that has an active ISRU. * Fix issue where Delta-V app menu could become unresponsive in editor scenes. * Fix Navball, funds, science and reputation gauges disappearing when UI scale set > 170% on some resolution settings. * Fix NRE in resources app that could occur when moving the mouse over resources in the app. +++ Mods * Changed Animation behavior of ModuleDeployablePart, ModuleDeployableRadiator, ModuleDeployableAntenna and ModuleDeployableSolarPanel to be WrapMode.ClampForever instead of WrapMode. * ModuleDecouple and ModuleAnchoredDecoupler rebased to a common class - ModuleDecouple. * Add FXModuleAnimateRCS - handles emissives on RCS part modules. * Add EmissiveBumpedSpecularMapped part shader. * Make class DoubleCurve annotate Serializable. * Fix version dependency checking for mods. +++Miscellaneous * None at this time. ========================= Making History v1.7.0 - Requires KSP v1.7.0 ========================= +++ Parts * Added a 5m nose cone. +++ Bugfixes * Fix cursor disappearing behind Gilly while moving the camera around the planet in Mission Builder GAP. * Fix export filename not updating when mission is renamed and re-exported. * Fix user being able to select nodes from the left hand toolbox in the Mission builder even when that panel is hidden. * Fix the Steam Select Craft to Load dialog window which generated NREs when using Menu Navigation on the Steam tab and launching in the VAB. * Fix message dialog in Meet Me in Zero G stock mission. +++ Missions * The "Craft incompatible" text is no longer shown in the stock missions. Kerbal Space Program 1.7: Room to Maneuver is now available on Steam and will soon be available on GOG and other third-party resellers. You will also be able to download it from the KSP Store if you already own the game. As with every release this thread will be used to bundle all general discussion about the new version so that the forums can continue to actively host threads on other topics as well. CLICK HERE for the official release announcement for Kerbal Space Program 1.7: Room to Maneuver. Happy launchings! BTW... You can download wallpapers of the Room to Maneuver art here: 1080x1920p (Most Phones) 1080x2220p (Galaxy S9) 1125x2436p (iPhone X) Desktop 1920x1080p Desktop 2048x1080p Desktop 2560x1440p
  4. Hand in hand with BlitWorks and Private Division, we have developed the first console-optimized DLC for Kerbal Space Program Enhanced Edition and a very substantial free update that we are very happy to release for players to enjoy on both Xbox One and PlayStation 4. The first downloadable content for the critically acclaimed space simulation game adds new content to Kerbal Space Program Enhanced Edition, featuring missions inspired by historical events, and a wealth of new parts for players to use across their KSP experience. Historic Missions History and Parts Pack includes 10 exciting missions inspired by humankind’s own space exploration. Now you can spacewalk, pull off a crash landing, and attempt to recreate some of the most memorable moments inspired by historic events. All with our unique Kerbal twist, of course. New Parts and a Vintage Suit This DLC also includes dozens of new parts along with a new astronaut suit, all inspired by the historic Space Race. Players can use these parts and suits throughout Kerbal Space Program. New Launch Sites! Additionally, you will also have the ability to launch your crafts from 4 additional complexes: the Woomerang Launch Site, the Dessert Complex, the Island Runway and a brand new Mun Launch Site, not currently available on PC! Free Update Coupled with the DLC, Kerbal Space Program Enhanced Edition is getting a content-filled console-optimized update that will take bits and pieces of all updates we have released on PC after 1.2.1; some of the ones that people like the most, as well as performance improvements, bug fixes, and more! Kerbal Personal Parachutes Personal Parachutes are coming to KSP Enhanced Edition! Kerbals with level 3 and above experience will have fully steerable personal parachutes. You will be able to deploy the chutes using the cursor or via the secondary radial menu. All part revamps up to PC 1.5 There has been a big effort on our side to give old parts a fresh new look, all with the intention of having a more sleek and cohesive part catalog. While staying true to the game’s original essence, the geometry and texture maps of these parts were completely redone. Some of these parts also include new texture variants to choose at will. Yes, you’re getting the variant switcher too! New Suits Both the recruit and veteran classic EVA and IVA Space Suits have been given a well-deserved overhaul and console players get to enjoy it now as well! We knew that such an iconic element of the game needed to stay true to its identity, so we are keeping its style, while also giving it a sleeker look. And more! Check out the Changelog for further details: ========================= KSP Enhanced Edition Patch 3 ======================= +++Changes * Updated Unity version from 5.5 to 2017.4 * Updated Kerbal suits and added Kerbal suit variant support. * Added support for part variants. * Improved some existing parts. * Kerbals can now be assigned to a Command Seat from VAB/SPH. * Added EVA chute. * Removed KSPedia from the game (functionality replaced online) +++Fixed Bugs * Fixed scroll in crew assignment window after filling all seats * Fixed user not being unable to select the Staging region with the Simplified preset after reverting to the VAB when in Sandbox. * Fixed buildings not being accessible when returning to the main menu while in the flag window * Fixed pause menu failing to have functionality when opening a Contract Complete window and pausing the title during gameplay. * Improved performance in some saving and loading scenarios * Fixed Vessel editing becoming non-functional after transmitting data with the "Mystery Goo Containment Unit" Kerbal Space Program Enhanced Edition and the History and Parts Pack are available in the Xbox Marketplace and the PlayStation Store. Remember that if you encounter any bugs and/or issues, you can help us out by reporting them in the Console Project within our Bugtracker and/or the Technical Support Thread for consoles in our Forum. This will help us with any future patches for the game. As with every release this thread will be used to bundle all general discussion about the new version so that the forums can continue to actively host threads on other topics as well. Click here for the official release announcement for Kerbal Space Program Enhanced Edition. Happy launchings!
  5. We know everybody likes to start a new thread with his/her own excited opinion on announcements like this. But when each person starts his/her own feedback thread, forum traffic gets hectic and there tends to be a great deal of discussion repeated and scattered among mutliple threads. So for the next few days we will be merging most opinions, discussions, and questions about this subject into this master thread. Thank you for your understanding and patience.
  6. Hello everyone! Put on your seatbelts, Kerbal Space Program 1.6: To Vee or not To Vee is here, and with it moar explosions and fun! With our 3rd major update this year, we are thrilled to continue with our goal of advancing KSP and improving our players’ game experience by delivering substantial releases. To Vee or not To Vee is filled with new features, beautiful revamps, a number of navigation tools, and a whole lot of bug fixes. We’ve also done some tuning work that includes stock craft improvements and the rebalancing and fine tuning of a number of Making History parts, particularly the engines. From the very beginning KSP has been shaped by the amazing community around it and we hope that To Vee or not To Vee serves as a testament to our appreciation of our players and our commitment to continue supporting, updating and improving our game. Let’s go through some of this update’s highlights: Delta-v per Stage and Delta-v Tool App Plan missions better and find flaws in your ship staging setup with this long requested feature that will let you visualize the Delta-v values along with a range of other technical data for each stage and the vessel overall. Plus, a Delta-v App that will allow you to see a vessels Delta-v information while you’re building it in different situations. No Kerbal will be left stranded now… or so we hope. Part revamps To Vee or not to Vee includes 20 fully revamped parts that have been optimized, re-shaped and re-textured, plus more than 40 color variants to make your craft look sleek and beautiful! Navigation Icons to Launch Sites A quality of life feature that will help stray pilots find their way back to any Launch Site or Runway. From the Map View players will now be able to activate navigation waypoints to get direction towards the KSC or any other launch sites. Helmets Off! You can now remove Kerbals’ Helmets, as well as their neck rings! But be careful, there is a reason why Astronauts wear Helmets for space travel… Click here to see an animated gif showcasing this feature. And much more! To learn more you can read the full Changelog here: =================================== v1.6.0 ============================================================ 1.6 Changelog - BaseGame ONLY (see below for MH changelog) +++ Improvements * DeltaV Readouts added to Stage Icons/Groups as well as DeltaV App. DeltaV available in Editor (VAB/SPH) and Flight scenes as well as a more detailed Debug menu option. * Stock and mobile launch sites are now navigable in all game modes. * Performance improvements for DV calculations that are used by Burn Indicator. * Recommended UI Scale for the current resolution is now checked on the Settings Screen, working the same as the mini settings where a not recommended UI scale will turn the text red. * Performance improvements for craft browser menus. * Craft browser menus now check for craft compatibility. * Added keyboard arrows navigation for main dialogs and menus. Highlight items with the directional arrows, Accept with the Enter and Space keys, and Cancel is Escape key. * Generate reflections of the environment to be displayed on shiny parts. * Improved part search in the editors to give more relevant results with short search terms. * Adjusted shadows from The Sun to be more precise. * Add new idle animations when the kerbal is standing in the ground. * The command parts now have an option to change their 'forward' direction in the PAW. * Kerbals helmet and neck ring can now be removed by right clicking the Kerbal while on EVA if it’s in a breathable atmosphere. * Automatic warp to next maneuver node now takes the player to a margin before the start burn time rather than the node itself. Said margin can now be overridden from the default 1 minute via GameSettings.WARP_TO_MANNODE_MARGIN. * Allow wheel spring and damper advanced tweakables to be set up to a value of 3. +++ Localization * Localize the phrase “Advanced Message App:” in the Mini-Settings dialog. * Some Community feedback for localization strings applied. +++ Parts Updated Parts (reskinned): * Mk2 Lander Can * 48-7S Spark * RE-L10 Poodle * LV-909 Terrier * FL-A10 * FL-A5 * ADTP-2-3 * Rockomax Brand Adapter * Rockomax Brand Adapter 02 * TVR-200 Stack Bi-Coupler * TVR-1180C MK1 Stack Tri-Coupler * TVR-2160C Mk2 Stack Quad-Coupler * TVR-200L Stack Bi-Adapter * TVR-300L Stack Tri-Adapter * TVR-400L Stack Quad-Adapter * Small Nose Cone * Aerodynamic Nose Cone * Advanced Nose Cone - Type B * Advanced Nose Cone - Type A * Protective Rocket Nose Cone MK7 Color Variants: * Mk2 Lander Can (New “Lander” and “Rover” color variants) * 48-7S Spark (New “Shroud”, “Truss Mount” and “Bare” color variants) * LV-909 Terrier (New “Shroud”, “Truss Mount” and “Bare” color variants) * FL-A10 (New “White” and “Orange” color variants) * FL-A5 (New “White” and “Orange” color variants) * ADTP-2-3 (New “White”, “Black and White” and “Orange” color variants) * Rockomax Brand Adapter (New “Black and White” and “Orange” color variants) * Rockomax Brand Adapter 02 (New “Black and White” and “Orange” color variants) * TVR-200 Stack Bi-Coupler (New “Black and White” and “Orange” color variants) * TVR-1180C MK1 Stack Tri-Coupler (New “White”, “Dark” and “Orange” color variants) * TVR-2160C Mk2 Stack Quad-Coupler (New “Black and White” and “Orange” color variants) * TVR-200L Stack Bi-Adapter (New “Black and White” and “Orange” color variants) * TVR-300L Stack Tri-Adapter (New “Black and White” and “Orange” color variants) * TVR-400L Stack Quad-Adapter (New “Black and White” and “Orange” color variants) * Aerodynamic Nose Cone (New “Black and White”, “Dark” and “White” color variants) * Advanced Nose Cone - Type B (New “Black and White” and “White” and “Orange” color variants) * Advanced Nose Cone - Type A (New “Black and White” and “White” and “Orange” color variants) * Protective Rocket Nose Cone MK7 (New “Black and White”, “Orange” and “White” color variants) Other Part changes: * Fixed the normals maps on the Stayputnik. * Fixed the normals maps on the Okto. * Fixed the visible texture seams on the Rockomax X series fuel tanks orange variant. +++ Bugfixes * Fix SAS on all probes in Sandbox and Science game modes to operate as per their config files. Game setting allows player to toggle SAS functionality on probes in these game modes. * Fix handling of docking ports and multiple nuclear or ion engines for DV calculation used in Burn Indicator. * Fix handling of stages with multiple engines and asparagus staging for DV calculation used in Burn Indicator. * Fix flashing Burn Indicator and display of DV when vessel are prelaunch. * Fix Vernor Engines now correctly use Liquid Fuel and Oxidizer on the Engineering report. * Fix all engines now say "Engine stops under: xx%", instead of "Flameout under: xx%" on their part extended info tooltips. * Fix Tutorials unable to proceed when the player has a part selected (attached to the mouse) in the editor scenes (VAB/SPH). * Fix fuel being drained from tanks when fuel availability icon is double-clicked. * Fix partially executed maneuver nodes gets the closest approach to the same orbit parameters. * Fix double quotes in stock craft descriptions. * Fix Contract/Parameters not updating for vessel ownership (such as rescue kerbal) when not in flight mode. * Fix Drills can operate and generate ore only when deployed and proper surface contact. * Fix Kerbal IVA crew mass calculation on crewable parts where user/mods have changed IVA crew mass to be > 0 (the default). * Kerbal IVA crew mass now reported in DV and Engineers report mass totals in editor (VAB/SPH). * Fix TVR-300, TVR-300L, Moving parts in symmetry works correctly. * Removed unnecessary horizontal slider in the mini settings UI. * Fix Summary window no longer appears empty when recovering a vessel with the UI scale at more than 150%, when in a non recommended UI Scale range. * Fix flickering of fairings in editor scene. * Further tweaked the sun behavior to stop it from dimming unnecessarily in the Jool Airbreak scenario. * Fix Intermediate Construction tutorial does not require confirmation when loading the required vessel. * Fix NRE is no longer generated when rockets crash on the Launchpad. * Fixed a shader issue that caused the Mk16 parachute to become transparent when within Aero FX. * Fix cost of fairings shells now is included with initial vessel load. * Landing gear LY-01, LY-05, LY-10, LY-35, LY-60 and LY-99 can no longer be the first part when you are building a ship. * Fix last part of interstage fairings not having correct variant applied when vessel is loaded. * Assigned the correct category to the cfg of all engines. * Limited the amount of undo/redo steps in the editors to prevent excessive use of memory while building large, complex vehicles. The amount of steps can be adjusted via GameSettings.EDITOR_UNDO_REDO_LIMIT * Fix Vessel without name cannot be saved in the editor and no longer generates an error. * Fix part hover highlighting no longers shows from inside IVA or Internal camera. * Fix inverted interstage fairings not being able to activate when a decoupler below them has activated. * Fix KSC building upgrade text padding on KSC Building marker UI for scroll bars. * Fix potential NRE when completing an orbital survey. * Fix Words no longer duplicate on contracts. * Fix Burn Bar and Orbit stays the same when a new target is selected. * Fix An NRE is no longer generated when trying to select the last save game in the save game menu after deleting previous saves. +++ Mods * Call OnWillBeCopied and OnWasCopied for children parts when their parent is copied in the editor scene. * Variants can now disable animations and events. * Alternative control point orientations can be configured on ModuleCommand. * Kerbal Helmet check values are controllable via cfg using stock rules or an extra step by overriding code methods: CanSafelyRemoveHelmet, WillDieWithoutHelmet, CanEVAWithoutHelmet * Kerbals now EVA with a set initial temperature equal to “room temperature” - I mean they were inside with no helmets - can be reverted via GameSettings.EVA_INHERIT_PART_TEMPERATURE +++Miscellaneous * Personal parachute kerbal unlock level requirement is accessible for modders in the traits.cfg file and the requirements have been updated to: 0xp for pilots, and 1 xp point for Engineers and Scientists. * Stock craft have been revised so that they no longer use deprecated parts. The revised vessels are: Aeroequus , ComSat LX , Dynawing , GDLV3 , Ion-Powered Space Probe , Jumping Flea , Kerbal 1 , Kerbal 1.5 , Kerbal 2 , Kerbal X , Learstar A1 , Orbiter 1A , Orbiter One , PT Series Munsplorer , Rover + Skycrane , Science Jr , Slim Shuttle , Space Station Core , Super-Heavy Lander , Two-Stage Lander , Z-MAP Satellite Launch Kit ,Rocket-power VTOL , Satellite Launcher , Stratolauncher. * Kerbals who board a command seat will make the command seat the vessel reference point only when no other part has control of the vessel. * The flight camera near clip pane is automatically adjusted when in IVA to correctly display external visuals. 1.6 Changelog - Making History DLC ONLY +++ Improvements * Open mission menus now check for craft file compatibility. +++ Localization +++ Parts * The following LFO engines were rebalanced : Wolfhound, Cheetah, Kodiak, Mastodon, Cub, Skiff, Bobcat. * The following Engine Thrust Plates were rebalanced: EP-25, EP-37, EP-50 * The following Structural Tubes were rebalanced: T-25, T-37, T-50 +++ Bugfixes * Removed the text “Not played yet” from the tutorial missions buttons in play missions dialog. * Fix to remove the add button in the Modify Score and Change Score nodes if there are no more options left. * Fix Kerbals now appear swimming in the correct position on the water when spawning. * Fix undo function will no longer ignore copied nodes in mission builder. * Fix handling of engine plates and self-decoupling parts for DV calculation used in Burn Indicator. * Fix NRE in Mission builder : Changing the "Location" settings in the "Spawn Vessel" node with the described procedure does not generate an NRE. * Fix Localization description of craft Valkshod 2 on trouble in the Void mission. * Fix Localization name and description of craft Soy-Ooze 10 on Sally-Hut 1 mission. * Fix Localization name and description of craft SWM-94 Communications Satellite on Trouble in the void mission. * Fix Copying Spawn vessel nodes with specific crew creates nodes without crew so they are not cloned. +++ Missions +++Miscellaneous Kerbal Space Program 1.6: To Vee or not To Vee is now available on Steam and will soon be available on GOG and other third party resellers. You will also be able to download it from the KSP Store if you already own the game. As with every release this thread will be used to bundle all general discussion about the new version so that the forums can continue to actively host threads on other topics as well. CLICK HERE for the official release announcement for Kerbal Space Program 1.6: To Vee or not To Vee. Happy launchings!
  7. Hello everyone! We are overjoyed and deeply proud to officially announce Kerbal Space Program 1.5: Dressed for Success! This update aims to continue with our goal of advancing KSP and improving our players’ game experience. Within Dressed for Success you’ll find brand new features and bug fixes for both the base game and the expansion, including a burn time stage indicator for maneuver nodes based on dV. Another key aspect in this update 1.5 is the standardization of the game’s parts in terms of geometry, pixel density (resolution), and resource optimization to improve performance, while also bringing the parts up to date and making them look better and be more cohesive with each other. This release also marks the start of our plan to deliver substantial updates on a regular 3-month basis, so stay tuned for all upcoming KSP developments. Let’s go through some of this update’s highlights: New Suits Both the recruit and veteran classic EVA and IVA Space Suits have been given a well-deserved overhaul. We knew that such an iconic element of the game needed to stay true to its identity, so we are keeping its style, while also giving it a sleeker look. Revamped Parts Many parts have been given a fresh new look in an effort to have a more cohesive parts catalog. While staying true to the game’s original essence, the geometry and texture maps of these parts were completely redone. Some of these parts also include new texture variants for you to choose at will, and others a new shader that makes their metallic bits interact better with light. Improved Burn Time information We improved the burn time indicator by recalculating based on dV and not acceleration. Additionally, we’ve added a staging indicator that shows which stages contain the dV needed to complete each part of the maneuver. Go to the advanced settings to turn on this exciting new feature. ... Update 1.5 has also a few improvements exclusive to the Making History Expansion: The Part Count Node This node makes a comparison between the state of a vessel in two separate moments and by defining the number of parts itself; with it you’ll be able to test whether a vessel has or hasn’t lost parts (destroyed or decoupled) during any point on a mission. Underwater Fly Through Nodes With Dressed for Success you’ll be able to place Fly Through Nodes underwater, expanding mission creation possibilities. To learn more you can read the full Changelog here: =================================== v1.5.0 ============================================================ 1.5 Changelog - BaseGame ONLY (see below for MH changelog) +++ Improvements *Optimized the game for 4K resolution and increased the UI scale to 200% * Added higher impact tolerance to retracted solar panels. * Deployable parts now use separate value for their impact resistance when retracted. * Implemented a new version of the kerbal suits for the base game. This includes IVA suits for recruits and veterans as well as EVA suits. * Revised the behaviour of asteroids within Kerbin's SOI and gave them better VFX. * Added a "What's New" dialog to the main menu, where you can quickly see the highlights of the release as well as the full change log. (you're probably reading this from that very dialog). * Improved Burn Time information on Maneuver nodes. Includes correctly calculated burn time and Stage Information; Burn bar indication when vessel does not have enough DeltaV to perform the maneuver. * Staging of docking ports now available in flight. Changing staging of docking ports allows the player to change the Delta-V of the vessel for docked vessels which changes the Burn Time Information on Maneuver nodes. * Kerbals can now be placed in external command seats in the VAB/SPH. * Wheel suspension now has auto spring/damper to combat bouncing wheels. This can be turned on and off via Advanced Tweakables per wheel (in symmetry). * Added a Burn Time Indicator slide to KSPedia. * In editor (VAB/SPH) switch symmetry mode back to what it was set to after hovering over a node. * Allow pinning of PAWs and resource transfer for highlighted parts from Resources App. +++ Localization * Fix lingoona gender tags in resource names in PAWs. * Localization of bulkhead size and other automatic search string tags. * Fix community localization feedback for the Fly Through? Node pt.2 * Fix Community localization feedback for fly through Node pt. 2 in Japanese. * Fix German community localization feedback for "Schwerkraft mindern", changed to "Sanfte Schwerkraft Aktivierung" * Did a general grammar and lexical pass on KSPedia. * Localized Debug menu UI titles. +++ Parts Updated Parts (reskinned): * Mk1 Command Pod * HECS * HECS2 * OKTO * OKTO2 * QBE * RoveMate * Stayputnik * FL-T100 * FL-T200 * FL-T400 * FL-T800 * RT-5 "Flea" Solid Fuel Booster * RT-10 "Hammer" Solid Fuel Booster Color Variants: * Mk1 Command Pod (New "Dark", "White" and "Gray and White" color variants) * RoveMate (New "White", "Silver" and "Gold" color variants) * FL-T100 (New “Dark”, “Black and White”, “White” and “Gray and Orange” variants) * FL-T200 (New “Dark”, “Black and White”, “White” and “Gray and Orange” variants) * FL-T400 (New “Dark”, “Black and White”, “White” and “Gray and Orange” variants) * FL-T800 (New “Dark”, “Black and White”, “White” and “Gray and Orange” variants) * RT-5 Flea (New “White”, “Orange” and “Yellow and White” variants) * RT-10 Hammer (New “White”, “Orange” and “Yellow and White” variants) Other Part changes: * Some parts now take advantage of the new "Bumped Specular (Mapped)" shader which achieves significantly better metallic reflections. * Fix issue where engine shrouds were becoming offset on vessel focus. * Improved OKTO and OKTO2 mesh colliders to fit them better. * Improved Stayputnik attach node positions to make better contact with other parts. * Rotated the RoveMate ninety degrees to make it match with its Navball orientation; also added 4 new attachment nodes to the sides. * HECS rotation fixed - rotated 30 degrees. - NB:This does rotate the control orientation for old vessels using this part. * Fixed Rockomax Jumbo-64 Fuel Tank normal map alignment issue. +++ Bugfixes * Fix issue where incorrect tooltip icons were being displayed in the R&D scene. * Fix icon blurring for flags, icons, tutorial images (and more) at different texture settings. * Fix mini-biomes persisting after touching one and then moving vessel away from it. * Fix mini-biome structure detection around the KSC. * Fix log spam and messages related to stock launch sites if Making History DLC is not installed. * Fix issues with decouplers in symmetry being staged via the Part Action Window. * Fix issues with decouplers in symmetry being staged separately. * Fix transparent materials in Part Picker Icons. * Fix Gigantor XL panel when using Undo in editor. * Fix transparent materials showing in part highlighting in editor. * FIx for ship orbit line not rendering when burning straight from a physics bounce on flight load. * Music volume settings are now applied as soon as the player leaves the settings menu in the KSC. * Ambient noise in KSC and VAB/SPH is now controlled by ambient volume setting and not the music setting. * Fix music problems when switching between VAB and SPH. * Remove Gender on Resource displayName in PAW. * The game no longer locks up when attempting to create a save file, vessel or mission using a reserved DOS name. * Fix for Kerbal EVA's clipping through vessel model when forcefully dismounted from an external command seat. * Fix for auto localization keys coming up in the target icon when a vessel with a localized name was targeted and moused-over'd. * The sun flare no longer shines through Jool. * Fix for reentry VFX disappearing when the camera is far from the vessel. * Fix for asteroids not displaying reentry VFX. * Fix bug where kerbal parachute lifting surfaces weren't active when loading a quicksave. * Fix camera positioning on entering editor scene/loading vessel to show vessel correctly. * Fix bulkhead filter strings to work for all valid sizes. * Fix when a part is selected and the user attempts to write a ship description the hotkeys will still trigger. * Fix In the editor-based tutorials, Werhner's window overlaps the ship so you can't place parts. * Fix hard points reporting the wrong stage to the StageManager. * Fix wheel friction being applied incorrectly based on Celestial Body G. Stops sliding on slopes. * Fix wheel suspension bouncing. * Fix exploding landing legs when docking/undocking. * Fix landing legs applying massive spring setting when fully compressed. * Fix Engine plates for all engine plates now show short on their first variant choice. * Fix Stations in orbit now complete contracts as they should. * Fix Map nodes, Maneuver nodes and other elements display correctly when changing the UI Scale while playing. * Fix Part filters with size 1.5 not being filtered when selecting size 1. * Fix double carets displaying in some Scenario text descriptions. * Fix log error removing wheel debris. * Fix error in docking tutorial when player unsets target vessel. * Fix jetpack rotates correctly in all scenes +++ Mods * ModuleDeployablePart now has KSPField impactResistanceRetracted. * ModuleWheelSuspension now has KSPField maximumLoad. * Added IsUIShowing property to UIMasterController. +++Miscellaneous 1.5 Changelog - Making History DLC ONLY +++ Improvements * Improved the Builder canvas system and connectors for speed and performance. * Fly through node volumes can now be set with negative values for the volume to work with submarines. +++ Localization * English grammar, spelling, and punctuation fixes. +++ Parts Updated Parts (reskinned): * SM-18 Service Module. Color Variants: * Structural Panels (Improved "Gold" variant and added a new "Silver" variant). Other Part changes: * SM-18 bottom lid uses the new "Bumped Specular (Mapped) shader". * Fix issue where engine shrouds were becoming offset on vessel focus. * Fix size 1.5 items showing in size 1 sort filter in VAB/SPH. +++ Bugfixes * Fix Updating Steam Workshop Missions were creating duplicated workshop items. * Fix for NRE when saving a mission where the craft files used in vessel situations have been deleted * Fix Kerbals Exploding when resuming a test mission checkpoint taken on a Kerbal EVA node * Fix issues with connector lines in Builder when changing planets in the GAP * Fix where when boarding the EAS command seats were not triggering when a kerbal boarded for the node to pass. * Fix when a vessel is spawned in an orbit, the orbit was getting the reference of the celestial bodies rotation, giving different results like a rotated orbit with the same orbit values on another node. * Fix connector lines when in some cases they were badly rendered. * "Selected part" option now appears when selecting one part in the repair node. * Don't reset available and unavailable part lists when changing the part filter and update the list to handle the required parts nicely. * Fix weights and costs of all the engine plate variants being the same. * Solved discrepancy between the start mission time in the Mission editor and in the actual mission. * Fixed GAP parts filter on some nodes so they work similar to the part restrictions on Vessel Spawn Node. * Fixed normal map on mobile launchpads, Woomerang and Dessert launchpad. * Fix for localization tags for localized vessel and node names coming up in various parts of the UI. * Fix for incorrect information about docked nodes order of evaluation in intermediate tutorial. * Fix mission Builder banners appear in low resolution with the 'Texture Quality' setting lowered. * Fix Clicking “Stay on Editor” in the Mission Builder, no longer auto-fills empty pod seats with available kerbals. *Fix *Clicking “Stay on Editor” in the Mission Builder, no longer removes the assigned kerbal on the EAS-1 Command Chair. * Fix Assigned crew dragged and dropped on the VAB and SPH, updates the crew count correctly. * Fix NRE when "Kerbal Rescued" node with "Any Crew/Tourist" option is activated during Missions. +++ Missions * Removed erroneous info about event node processing order from intermediate tutorial. * Added the Part Count node, so player can check a vessel's part count, even if the vessel is unloaded. +++Miscellaneous * Implemented new text for agent descriptions and mentality. As with every release, this thread will be used to bundle all general discussion about the new version so that the forums can continue to actively host threads on other topics as well. CLICK HERE for the official release announcement for Kerbal Space Program 1.5: Dressed for Success. Happy launchings!