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  1. BattleTech/Mechwarrior DropShip Parts Pack [WIP] Authors: @wenth & wife Opening: I have always loved the BattleTech universe and the Mechwarrior series that goes along with it combine that with my love of KSP and my predisposition to building massive drop ships for package delivery and habit of making giant payloads that can only really be dropped via skycrane It feels natural for me to try and bring the massive scale of battletech drop ships to KSP with a parts pack! With that in mind how ever this is my first parts pack and true attempt at modding AND my first time using these (3ds max student) modeling programs with only a background in 3D printing and CADD its slow going and any help is welcome! And no we will be focusing on more then just clan wolf they just happen to be my favoret/first clan. Parts Inspirations/goals: Our first Parts goal is to make a Spheroid drop ship (BUT WAIT SPHERES ARE HARD!) True but we are going to cheat here and make the Manatee first! Spheroid in classification only its more like a fancy fuel tank in design! At this point in time we have no goals to make actual mechs (sorry) our fallowing goals should we succeed in creating the Manatee is to move on to the Leopard Areodyne drop ship Parts/Ship Logic: Our first ship will be split into 3 or 4 sections for simplicity sake -Base (holding the thrusters and flat or snap points for legs to be designed at a later date) -The Hanger (taking up the bulk of the center section) -Fuel tanks (taking up the remainder of the center and forming most of the top -The Bridge (capping off the ship and holding the pilots/crew) Parts NOT included I have no intention to add guns or lasers or any thing like that sadly. HOW EVER! I do plan on leaving snap points for them so you may use any of the existing weapons mods or make your own should you feel up to the task! Help is welcome as this is our first attempt at a mod any one wanting to help cfg or model or test is welcome to do so! Impossible Fantasy (ya......not going to happen I dont even know what its called yet, but let me dream)
  2. Propeller Driven RCS

    I am currently working on my first mod. I'm making a deep submergance vehicle (inspired by the Alvin) which has 7 thrusters which are used to maneuver. Since they are used similarly to RCS ports in KSP, I thought it would make sense to have them operate as such. But I'm wondering, should I animate the rotation of the blades in Blender just as you would for a jet engine? And then trigger the animation when the thrusters are used. Similar to how the RCS ports produce the thrust plume effect when they are being used.
  3. Part Swapping

    So I've been working on a pretty basic f-22 lookalike, but I used a large fuel tank in the center of the fuselage at first, now I want to simply switch it out for the cargo bay of the exact same dimensions (mk2 liquid fuel fuselage -> mk2 cargo bay crg-08). Is there any way to do that using the save files? any help would be appreciated, if you need craft files I can post them later. thanks in advance
  4. Once I recieved a tourism contract that required to build a space hotel capable of holding up to 50 kerbals... 50 KAAAARL! I started to try various superb station parts pack, but was not satisfied by any of them, as none contained parts that were capable of holding at least 25 kerbals in one part. And also none looked like "hotel" (of course, these are space station parts ). The only mod that looked close to what I wanted was "struggling to survive" Civilian Population. And eventhough Civilian Population is cool I personally wanted to have it's parts with stock only functionality. That's how I created Orbital Structures. Contains Apartments, Administration Deck, Science Deck, Biosphere Gardens and some structural Elements. Things to note: Assets Taken from original CivilianPopulation Fixed texture references in every model files Some textures were missing just duplicated from existing ones Parts Structural parts taken from latest CivilianPopulation Configs Following parts have internals commented out ApartmentsSmall.cfg ApartmentsLarge.cfg ApartmentsMedium.cfg TODO convert all textures to dds modify mu files to use dds MM patches Taken from latest CivilianPopulation All credits go to: A collective work of... @Pamynx that can be found here. @trafalgar that can be found here. @michaelhester07 that can be found here. @rabidninjawombat that can be found here. @GGumby that can be found here. License: CC BY-NC 4.0 Download:
  5. Still THE pack of select vanilla-inspired parts for your aircrafting needs! Kerbal Aircraft Expansion KSP 131 BETA 2 The continuation of the Kerbal Aircraft Expansion created by @keptin Currently under management by SpannerMonkey and the SM TestGroup Special thanks go in this update to @DoctorDavinci for overhauling all the textures . @inigma for testing and advice. and the guys on the overwhelmed test team. Thanks muchly all Previous version listed for KSP 1.2.2 has known issues in KSP 1.3.1 and although functional will produce log errors that may lead to diminished game quality. Use at own risk. Last released Version of KAX KAX on CurseForge Installation Extract the KAX folder, Firespitter folder, and ModuleManager.dll into your KSP Gamedata folder. Be sure to properly extract the Firespitter/Resources folder or you will have FScoolant errors on loading the electric prop. If you already have Firespitter and/or Module Manager, use the latest versions of their .dll plugins. 2M cockpit - 2M Fuselage (jet fuel) - 2M Structural Fuselage (empty) - -2M Tail Boom New textures -Copyright Overview- KAX models, textures, and sounds are created by Keptin, who retains all copyrights. Snjo retains all rights for the Firespitter plugin. You may: Modify KAX in anyway for your personal use Use KAX models, textures, and assets to create derivative works Distribute sufficiently modified versions of KAX parts or newly created derivative parts Distribute video, screenshots or other media portraying unmodified or modified versions of KAX All other rights are reserved Specifically, you may not: Distribute unmodified versions of KAX, in part or whole, without permission Use KAX for any commercial purpose This KSP Mod incorporates category creation code from a part of USITools called PartCatalog.cs and is used under the GPLv3 License. (GPLv3) Thanks to @keptin for agreeing to allow my team to assume management and updating of KAX. ps hope you don't mind me borrowing KAX graphic Its is our intention to preserve the stock a like compatibility and versatility of these parts, and any subsequent parts will be designed with that in mind. We would hope that any new part will blend seamlessly with the current parts and add to rather than detract from the mods functionality
  6. The procedural wings and fuel tanks mod was definitely the most practical mod I have used. This game could benefit greatly from adding procedural parts for engines, wings, and fuel tanks, and maybe more. I have a few ideas for the base parts and their adjustable parameters Wing Base width Tip width Sweep angle Thickness Control surface (same parameters as wing) Nose cone Length Base diameter Stack adapter Top diameter Bottom diameter Split ratio Length Parachute Area Turbofan engine Thrust Vectoring range Thrust reverser presence Turbojet engine Thrust Vectoring range Thrust reverser presence Ramjet engine Thrust Vectoring range Scramjet engine Thrust Vectoring range Bell Rocket engine Thrust Bell length Gimbal range Aerospike rocket engine Thrust Nuclear rocket engine Thrust Bell length Gimbal range Ion Engine Thrust Hybrid engine (RAPIER) Thrust Bell length Fuel tank Fuel type Shape preset Sphere Diameter Cylinder/cone Top diameter Bottom diameter Curvature (Example: hour glass) Heat shield Diameter Ablator thickness Reaction wheel module Diameter Max torque Battery Type (radial/inline) Energy storage Diameter RCS Thruster Thrust All of these adjustable parameters should accurately affect the rest of the derived parameters of the parts. Example: increasing bell length would add mass, but lower the optimum ambient pressure for a rocket engine. This is a lot to ask for, but I am in support of a non-free dlc for this game. Most of the great mods out there are dead and this game still has much potential.
  7. The LCA project (Full name Lateral cargo arrangement). V1.2 1. Added five-segment SSRB 2. Added details of "Energia", based on the eponymous rocket, with these details you can reproduce in KSP a number of rockets associated with this space system. Energia save blocks tutorial in "GIF" files. Also alternative parts for mk3 "KURAN" by @DECQ are transferred here. WARNING!!! SSME is taken from Squad, but it gives more balance on this do not use the original KS25 !!! Questions and requests are welcome. DOWNLOAD: https://spacedock.info/mod/1540/LCA project I recommend installing already ready ships, so it will be easier to deal with add-on.
  8. As my introductory foray into 3D modelling after following the tutorial on the Modelling and Textures subforum, I decided to make a pack based on volcanic propulsion. I present to you the finished textured model of the first attempt, the Magma Chamber fuel tank. The current plan is to add at least an engine and a command pod of some sort. At this point, I haven't processed the part through Unity, through I think I have set up the collider correctly in Wings3D. Any advice on where to go from here, even as far as the shape of the collider I should use or anything else would be greatly appreciated! I'd like to add glowing emissives to the lower areas of the mesh, as though the inside were glowing, and will have similar effects on the engine. Thank you to @JadeOfMaar for his great suggestions and being interested in what I'm doing, and to @blowfish for helping me get sorted with FX transforms! LINK FOR DOWNLOAD: [MAJOR WIP, BE CAUTIOUS] Krakatoa's Eruptive Propulsion on GitHub GPU GNL-3.0 License
  9. Station Parts. (Ver 1.1) Parts pack for building orbital space stations. This mod is meant to be used with TAC Life Support. If you have TAC Life Support installed the part "Station Waste Container Module" will only store waste products. Without TAC Life Support the part is renamed to "Station Alternate Propellants Storage" and will contain Liquid Fuel, Oxidizer and Monopropellant. Features 2 different habitation modules, a science lab, probe core, a cupola, a fuel and resurces storage module, a waste container module, an airlock, an access tunnel, a PMA extender, solar panels, an exposed facility for experiments, a berthing mechanism for connecting parts together in orbit, a radial attachment point, a surface mount light, and different structural trusses for the solar panels and radiators. "Station Science Lab", "Station Living Quarters module A", "Station Living Quarters module type RB" and "Station Cupola" parts feature functional interiors. There is no docking port part included. Recommended is the HOYO Docking Port from the HOYO CSM. Fits like a glove on the PMA and all the modules. Use the Jules Kerman ATV mod for your station servicing. This mod comes bundled with dependencies. Module Manager, TextureReplacer (For Reflections), RasterPropMonitor (For functional interior), Alexustas' ASET Props 1.4 & ASET Avionics 2.0. INSTALLATION Unzip and merge with your GameData folder. The folder GameData/LonesomeRobots from the zip must be merged with, not replace, any existing GameData/LonesomeRobots folder. DOWNLOAD https://spacedock.info/mod/1537/Station Parts. LonesomeRobots Aerospace .craft files for all LRAERO ships can be found here . These are saved from KSP 1.3.1. Licensing. This mod is licensed under: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International Public License Redistributed with this mod. RasterPropMonitor created by Mihara & MOARdV. Redistributed as per license. TextureReplacer created by ducakar. Redistributed as per license. ModuleManager created by Sarbian. Redistributed as per license. ASET Props 1.4 & ASET Avionics 2.0 created by Alexustas. Redistributed as per license. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Station Parts. (Ver 1.0) Parts pack for building orbital space stations. This mod is meant to be used with TAC Life Support. If you have TAC Life Support installed the part "Station Waste Container Module" will only store waste products. Without TAC Life Support the part is renamed to "Station Alternate Propellants Storage" and will contain Liquid Fuel, Oxidizer and Monopropellant. Features 2 different habitation modules, a science lab, probe core, a cupola, a fuel and resurces storage module, a waste container module, an airlock, an access tunnel, a PMA extender, solar panels, an exposed facility for experiments, a berthing mechanism for connecting parts together in orbit, a radial attachment point, a surface mount light, and different structural trusses for the solar panels and radiators. "Station Science Lab", "Station Living Quarters module A", "Station Living Quarters module type RB" and "Station Cupola" parts feature functional interiors. There is no docking port part included. Recommended is the HOYO Docking Port from the HOYO CSM. Fits like a glove on the PMA and all the modules. Use the Jules Kerman ATV mod for your station servicing. This mod comes bundled with dependencies. Module Manager, TextureReplacer (For Reflections), RasterPropMonitor (For functional interior), Alexustas' ASET Props 1.4 & ASET Avionics 2.0. INSTALLATION Unzip and merge with your GameData folder. The folder GameData/LonesomeRobots from the zip must be merged with, not replace, any existing GameData/LonesomeRobots folder. DOWNLOAD https://spacedock.info/mod/1537/Station Parts. LonesomeRobots Aerospace .craft files for all LRAERO ships can be found here . These are saved from KSP 1.3.0. Licensing. This mod is licensed under: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International Public License Redistributed with this mod. RasterPropMonitor created by Mihara & MOARdV. Redistributed as per license. TextureReplacer created by ducakar. Redistributed as per license. ModuleManager created by Sarbian. Redistributed as per license. ASET Props 1.4 & ASET Avionics 2.0 created by Alexustas. Redistributed as per license. SCREENSHOTS. Just two possible designs. These are included in the LRAERO .craft files.
  10. Ideas for a Parts Mod

    A cargo bay for a space plane which opens on the side would be nice. It would allow for rovers to drive in and out while still having a bunch of engines mounted on the back. All the current parts with ramps that I've found open at the back of the plane. Here's a quick model of what I was thinking: Also, as far as 2.5m command pods go, I'd like something that's a good mix between cockpit and cone shaped pod. Maybe something like this: This is my first original post, so if its in the wrong place or something please let me know :-) Also, if there are parts like these out there point me in that direction. Thanks.
  11. Beta release now available! Download from CurseForge NOTE: Default light settings in KSP only allow for 8 lights due to the added resource loads lights can cause. To increase the number of lights available, go to Settings/Graphics/Pixel Light Count and adjust it according to your system's abilities. ____________________________________________________________________________________________ Compatible with @Li0n's Crew Light License is: a modified Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International Public License and view-able on Curse. ____________________________________________________________________________________________ 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. ____________________________________________________________________________________________ Source And this is a stock aircraft on the runway with several of the lights attached to give a size comparison. So this all came about because I wanted some lights for a truck. After spending days trying to tie into ModuleLight I finally threw my hands up in disgust and wrote my own partmodule. Features: Works with multiple light sources on a single part using animations. GameObjects (lenses) so designated in the config can have their material color changed to match the light color. This happens real-time in the hangar. As you change the light color, the lens color changes. The color changer takes either _Color or _Emissive colors. GameObject (lenses) off colors - The plan is eventually to animate the lens colors to match the light color animation so that they fade in and out. I'm not there yet. Until such time, the lenses turn off and on during blink and remain on otherwise. The off color can be added in the .cfg file. Blinking lights - Most of these lights can be set to blink. On and Off times have a range of 0.1 sec to 10 sec. These are set via sliders in the hangar. Each light's blink time and blink state is set independently and is persistent Preset colors - Some of the lights on other mods I've seen have this cool blue shade rather than the stock yellow. With this plugin, you get 15 (at the moment) preset colors and the ability to add your own by adding to a dat file in the plugin directory. Preset format is: Color name,RGB.Red,RBG.Blue,RGB.Green I.E. Candle,255,147,41 Current color presets include: Candle 40W Tungsten 100W Tungsten Halogen Carbon Arc Warm Fluorescent Standard Fluorescent Cool White Fluorescent Full Spectrum Fluorescent Grow Light Fluorescent Black Light Fluorescent Mercury Vapor Sodium Vapor Metal Halide High Pressure Sodium Want more colors? Here's a website I found that has lots of them with their r,g,b values. Just add your favorites to the presets.dat in the Plugin folder. Future plans (hopes) Animating lens colors via code to match light colors. GUI menu to make that searchlight rotate and tilt. (done) Create a disco party truck (done) ProTip: To quickly locate these parts, search for Kerbal Electric in the hangar parts list.
  12. Ive noticed I use 2 parts of one mod and 3 of another but the rest i don't use. I tried simply deleting the parts but it messes with the parts I wanted to keep. Anyone know how to het around this or if there is a tool or mod?
  13. About. This is the new thread for the Version_2.0 Industries Rover pack, the old thread can be found here Version_2.0 Industries Rover Pack. This pack seeks to fill the kerbal's need for thrill and adventure in the way of exploration and little to no safety guidelines. The pack consists of a variety of rover parts to tackle the gap in planetary scientific exploration as well as cargo and passenger transportation. Leading the pack in these endeavors is the R32M Puma vehicle parts which give the perfect platform for light transport solutions and scientific exploration. accompanying the puma is its big brother the R32L honey badger parts which work fluently with the puma parts to help with heavier cargo transportation, mining and planetary exploration. Version. Current Release 2.0.0 for KSP 1.3 Download from Spacdock Image gallery. Legal. This pack distributed under the creative commons license, Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0). See for more details (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/)
  14. About This Thread was Created in The wrong place you can find the real Thread here, my apologies. Link - [1.3] Version_2.0 Industries Rover Pack
  15. The stock of engines and other parts available to me in my build of KSP RSS RO RP-0 (still 1.1.3, can anyone help me out here?) has become boring. Engine mods provide many of the real engines, but more obscure engines (e.g. the HM4, MGM-5 Corporal engine, Wasserfall engine, AJ-260, et cetera) are nowhere to be found, and I want to make fictional engines for my spaceflight-related fictional universes and alternate histories (like engines burning supercooled 100% ethanol and liquid oxygen, hydrofluor, et cetera). I am also bored of the non-editable historical probes, thermophobic RCS, and the lack of generic heat shields beyond Lunar-rated, though not as much as I am about the engines. I have no intention (currently…) to develop mods for other people. I also have no intention to create new models, animations, plumes, or sound effects, just to use those already in existence scaled according to size.
  16. Does right clicking your parts and seeing this make you cry? Would you rather it looked like this? Then PAWS may be the mod for you! What does it do? PAWS will add a right-click option to every part labelled "Customise PAW" - click it and you'll get a window which will allow you remove or add entries to the PAW at will. (Flight Scene only, Editor options are unaffected, as I feel like these are mainly useful). Options: Advanced Mode - there are ALOT of entries hidden in the PAW and most of them don't do anything. By default PAWS will hide entries that are not active, and you haven't interacted with them using PAWS before (so if you turn something off, you can turn it back on again) - if you turn Advanced Mode on, PAWS will stop holding your hand, and show you everything (be warned, most of these don't actually do anything or are pointless, which is why they are hidden by default). Show Fields - This shows you all the stuff that isn't a "blue button" in the PAW. Just find the entry you want, and click the handy "Toggle" button underneath it. Show Events - This shows you everything that is a "blue button" in the PAW. Just find the entry you want, and click the handy "Toggle" button underneath it. - PAWS will not let you turn it's own event off (for obvious reasons). Save Settings Globally - With this on, PAWS will remember your selections and the next time a part loads, stuff you've already turned off/on will automatically change to whatever you set it to previously (be warned, this affects all parts, so if you want to hide Reaction Wheels on one part, but not another, you should probably turn this off before clicking that button). Known Issues [not a bug] Clicking the toggle button on an inactive option does not always mean that option will appear in the PAW. This is usually because the event is not actually active, or KSP turns it off again. This is mostly on Advanced Mode. If you turn "Save Settings Globally" off KSP will not remember your settings for next time you reload that part and you'll have to turn them all off/on again. Per-part options will be coming later. Dependency Requires Module Manager by sarbian License: MIT Download: Github Source: Github Special mention to Snark - your little rant on the BetterBurnTime thread gave me the inspiration.
  17. 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.
  18. Communotron 16 vs 16s

    I just came back to KSP after a very long break (since 1.0), and I'm loving the new CommNet mechanics! I just don't understand the Communotron 16S: I can't find any advantage it has over the non-S variant, same range, same energy consumption, same cost. Combined with the downside of not being combinable, I can't see any reason to use it, except for aesthetics. Am I missing something? Thanks for your replies!
  19. 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?
  20. Procedural Parts, Starwaster Branch. Download Latest Release for Procedural Parts Features The features include Everything accessible by tweaking A broad range of shapes including cylinders, truncated cones, filleted cylinders, bezier cones. New part shapes are easy to develop and plug in, so cuboid / pill shaped / whatever else you want shaped will be able to be created. Most stuff configurable in the config file, including resources and fill ratios, tech levels, available shapes Diverse support for career mode - tank shapes, dimensions, and contents all limited by researched tech All supplied parts are carefully designed to be as 'stock alike' as possible in their tech level requirements - You can't create a monster tank before you've discovered basic rocketry for example. Other mod support - tanks for RealFuels, Kethane, Extraplanetary Launchpads, and TAC. Heat shields for Deadly Reentry. (thanks to OtherBarry) Plays nicely with Ferram Aerospace Research Multiple textures available for part surfaces. These are fully compatible with StretchySRB textures. A Module - TankContentSwitcher that can be applied to existing tanks (with say module manager) and allow their contents to be tweaked. Tweak any tank in the VAB into a Liquid fuel only or oxidizer tank. Parts available Tanks Different parts supplied for different 'groups' of fuels (Liquid fuels, SRBs, Monoprop, Xenon). The multiple part approach is to allow for tech limiting of sizes and volumes. SRBs Tweakable thrust (or burn time for real fuels). Tweak between a choice of two bells that are designed for surface or vacuum, with varying ISPs. Decoupler Tweakable diameters (with tech defined limits), ejection impulse, and can be in either decoupler or separator mode (again tech dependent). Structural Part Good for fuselage, adapters, whatever. Half as light as the equivalent tank. Batteries It's a bit rough and ready, but it works well enough. Nose Cone Specialized structural part for nose cones. The shape is limited to a smooth cone with a bounded ratio of diameter to length. Heat Shield Built to the same specs as Deadly Reentry. Will shield any sized object from heat. (requires deadly reentry) Installation Just extract the zip into your KSP folder and you should be away. Some of the integration with other mods requires the latest version of ModuleManager, which is included in the zip. Known Issues Sometimes if the procedural part is the lowest part on the rocket, it may explode on the launch pad. Easily worked around with a launch clamp. This is fixable but will take more effort than its worth. Custom Textures and Texture Packs Procedural Parts is compatible with all texture packs for StretchySRBs. It's easy to roll your own texture packs too. Here's some texture packs that other people have compiled: Ferram4's Saturn and Nova Textures. Installation instructions in zip. Download MainSailor's Procedural Textures Forum Thread for MainSailor's Procedural Textures blackheart612 Full thread! Enceos' Procedural Textures Full Thread Integration with Real Fuels and Modular Fuel Tanks Integration with Real Fuels and Modular Fuels Tanks is complete. Ensure you have Real Fuels version 6.1 or newer, and Modular Fuel Tanks 5.0.1 or newer. For MFT, the existing tank types are turned into the corresponding MFT type. For RealFuels, there's an SRB which can be switched between low altitude and high altitude versions, plus a tank which can be switched between the various RF tank types. Integration with other mods Procedural Parts has built-in support for MFT, RealFuels, Kethane, Extraplanetary Launchpads, and TAC. There's also a procedural heat-shield for stock / Deadly Reentry All part's drag models will automatically update if using Ferram Aerospace Research. The tank types will automatically appear if the mods are installed. They should be 'fair' compared to their unmodded versions. How to cheat in career mode have lower tech restrictions The current tech restrictions have been tailored to closely mimic stock, with a bit of room to alter the original specs. Note that this will not be changed with the out of the box config. If you'd like more generous limits, you can create a MM patch (ie: cut and paste this into a file called mycheats.cfg in your GameData dir) and tweak to your liking: @PART[proceduralTank*] { @MODULE[ProceduralPart] { @TECHLIMIT,* { // Increase the max length for all tech levels by 3* @lengthMax *= 3 // Corresponding volume increase @volumeMax *= 3 // Increase the max diameter by double @diameterMax *= 2 // Since volume goes up on diameter^2, need to use increase^2 @volumeMax *= 4 } } } Future plans (sorry, right now Starwaster has his hands busy just doing maintenance and updates) Cuboid parts, with customizable side lengths Extruded parts, such as hexagonal and octagonal pieces Add optional mounting pod for surface mounts to pod tank. Procedural command module, possibly with rescaling / tweakable IVA. Features That Are Not Planned Shapes with 'holes' in them and concave shapes - including toroids. Procedural wings, procedural fairings - there's good mods for these already. Procedural engines - May happen one day, but not a priority. Acknowledgements ProceduralParts has an extended family tree StretchyTanks is the original module by the great @AncientGammoner StretchySRBs was created and updated by NathanKell and e-dog. ProceduralParts is a near complete re-write by @swamp_ig. ProceduralParts was then maintained by @NathanKell ProceduralParts is now owned and maintained by RadarManFromTheMoon Then it was maintained by @OtherBarry and RadarManFromTheMoon Now it's being maintained by some @Starwaster person. Also featuring Extensive work on config and mod integration by OtherBarry Models by Tiberion Further textures by Chestburster and Dante80. Config code by jsimmonds Licence Remains as CC-BY-SA 3.0 Unported.
  21. LATEST - Work In Progress Video Update 2, below main post. Kelland Kerman, affluent playboy billionaire and co-owner of global multinational corporation TKR, has found his true goal in life - to make sure everyone knows what a small-time, know-nothing charlie Elon Kerman truly is! "Duna? All he cares about is Duna! Who wants an electric toy car company on Duna?!" Kelland doesn't think small, he thinks BIG! And has set up a specialized company, Superluminal Space Industries, to take Kerbal-kind not just to Duna, but to Jool, Sarnus, Neidon, Urlum, and even the next star system! That means quickly advancing Kerbal technology to Deep Space Exploration and eventually faster than light travel...all whilst still adhering to Kerbin International Health and Safety standards, of course.. *coughs* Having set up SSI a few years ago now, the first fruits of his labour have begun to show themselves... Superluminal is designed to be a late game parts pack that aids in reducing part count and giving the player more options in using deep space exploration mods like USI, Keep Fit, Kerbalism, Interstellar, Outer Planets, Nertea's Near Future etc etc. Weekly Update Videos Update 2 Update 1 The "Normal" Part A lot of the stuff here is farther along than i've shown, and any help when i hit roadbumps (Like the Spacebus issue i had) will always be gratefully received and credit given when the mod releases in full. I mainly play KSP with (amongst a good many others) USI, Nertea's stuff, Outer Planets and Infernal Robotics. So i'll be mostly focused on getting them working with them in mind first (EDIT - Regarding IR - nothing will require IR but the VTOL engines. The centrispinnials will be standalone but IR -compatible-.) The centrifuges will b. But i will be making sure they're usable standalone and for the other more popular mods (like Interstellar). I also adore the idea of centrifuges (everyone says so, but barely any modders make them), so i thought i wanted to make a really big pack of them for me....*coughs* and by extension everyone else to play with. And i always glanced at the KeepFit mod and thought it such a cool idea (both realistically and adding another enjoyable level of gameplay challenge), that it deserved some parts. So this mod is my love letter to KSP and to get us some centrifuges. (mad rambling sentence below) To be honest, this entire thing span out of the simplest reason - When i was creating the new IXS a few months ago, i realized the schematics made it better suit the 5m ingame dimension rather than the 3.75m. So i thought "But i want a 3.75m command bridge!" and made the Enkeladus. Then i thought "Well, if im going to go into deep space exploration parts...centrifuges." and it kept getting larger and larger, and now ive thought of and designed most parts i think will make the set. So! To sum up... the mod will comprise of 5 sections. Superluminal Bridges - 11 Command Modules and Support Craft Centrispinnials - 11 centrifug...spinnial customizable modules Superluminal Hulls - 3 large hulls to customize your long voyage requirements after you've decided on what type/how many/how large your centrif..spinninals are. Superluminal - 4 warp ring sizes Misc - A few small parts that make quality of life improvements. Thanks for reading folks, and i hope you guys are up for some alpha/beta testing soon! Steve If you want to buy me a drink as thanks or just tip me for my hard work, feel free at Frequently Asked Questions What other mods will be required to make this/that work? - The Command Modules will need b9partswitch. The Centrispinnials will most likely use WildBlueTools. All subject to change. All parts will be made Infernal Robotics -compatible- but not required. The only part that will require IR will be the Priax VTOL engines, but even then, the Priax can double as a rover buggy without its engines. The aim is to make it work as much with the stock game as it can with the modded versions. IVAs on the Centrispinnials? - Yup! That's the plan! Rotating if possible, and thanks to some helpful people here in this thread its looking ever more likely. Will the warprings utilize Roverdude's warpdrive / KSP-Interstellar? - Yup! ModuleManager required, but they should work for both Roverdude's WarpDrive and KSP-Interstellar. What's the License on this mod going to be? - Creative Commons. As long as you don't make cash out of my hard work, you can play with it, fiddle with it, and abuse it however you see fit. I'm a firm believer that the Kerbal community should get the most support they can, because this is one of the best games ever made. Will there be testing? - The schedule of releasing and testing will go as follows : Alpha 1 - Functionality Testing - Will add the Command Modules and Support Craft Alpha 2 - Functionality Testing - Adds Centrispinnials Beta 1 - Functionality and Balance Testing - Adds Warp Rings, Main Hulls and Misc. Beta 2 - Final Balance Test before 1.0
  22. Hello KSP Community! So in the course of a science game of mine, I've become really, really tired of playing around in my own little corner of the solar system. I've built a Mun orbiting space station, landed a couple of times on the Mun, and flown more refueling probes to the Mun than I care to count. I want to go to Duna. The question is, what does it take to get there? Manned or unmanned, I'm interested in both types of mission... but what does a typical Duna mission look like, and is it complicated? Thanks in advance, I know y'all are an awesome community who'll respond in a helpful way. Grafdog
  23. Hi Guys,I decided to make a new wishlist as a master thread that has my own complete wishlist of new parts and some new features. I know a lot of these have probably been requested by many other players, but I thought it would be a good idea to showcase them all in one place. Feel free to add your own ideas below. Barely any of these are major things that definitely need to be added, I'm simply thinking everything I myself can think of that I'd personally like.Most, if not all of these can be solved with mods. However, I think some of these would be a very nice to have added the base game. Problem though, having all these parts may have an impact on the design simplicity of KSP, like I said most of the items on this list are by no means crucially important things to add and this will end up probably adding absolutely tonnes of not hundreds of parts (unless they be made procedural or tweakable). I know some of these are badly explained, I will try and make these more concise. Now do I start with the biggest one first and get it out of the way or do I leave it till the end... Oh well, better prepare thy selves this is gonna be huge, prepare for death by words (I do apologise): [all measurements are in metres] Structural parts overhaul, this one is quite extensive. I'll start with the I-Beams - currently they have quite an awkward size in terms of length - for me it's be great if they were redesigned keeping the 0.2x0.2 cross-section but having lengths of say 1, 2 and even 0.5m maybe even 1.25, 2.5 and 3.75m even procedural. It would be great if these had a tweakable so that they can be changed from an I-Beam, to say a hollow cylindrical tube or a tube with a square cross-section, it would also be great if their material could be changed from the metal (presumably steel/titanium) to the material found with aero parts (these should change their density and thus bouyancy, the metal should naturally sink whereas the aero material (presumably a composite material) should be excessively buoyant and should probably have lower impact and thermal tolerances. For structural panels I'd like to keep the existing ones but again, maybe add the tweakable material for them, besides that for me a 0.5x1 and a 0.5x0.5 would be good. The other thing I'd like to add are different shapes and configurations of structural panels, again these could be made procedural and have tweakables. The shapes I'd like to see are triangles (both right-angled and equilateral), hexagons, octagons and circles, conveniently sized to match structural panels and the radial size form factors. Back onto the tweakables for structural panels, I think it would be nice if there were windowed versions, either versions that are just plain windows or have windows embedded in them. All for the sake of allowing over-engineering of crafts to make them look more perfect. Better tweakables for changing the amount of fuel/authority limiters etc - I'd like to be able to double click the number by the slider and input a value in just to save the frustration of precisely moving the slider (which is still good for larger increments), sometimes it can be frustrating when it won't go to 0 and you have to go hunting in craft config files. Also, when I remove fuel in the editor I'd like this to be able physically change the maximum amount of fuel the vehicle can take, so when I fly it the fuel bar doesn't start partially empty - it should redefine the maximum fuel a vehicle can take (obviously make this an option, so players can start with reduced fuel loads and then top up to max as well as doing what I just described). A new set of aero engines, specifically electric propellers, I propose versions like the ducted fans seen on the Avatar helicopters, ducted fans like on most modern airships and ones styled like commonplace EDFs in RC models. These should have versions that are radially and attached via nodes where applicable and come to suite all current form factors, they should also have tweakables to define blade types (either like a conventional propeller, scimitar blades, or more gas turbine blade like), number of blades from 2 and onwards (similar to the fairings) and to have the duct or not. There should be an inline version as well with a rotor with blades lining it's circumference. The blades on most versions should be reversible allowing for reverse thrust, These should be adequate for both conventional and VTOL aircraft as well as watercraft. More wing parts, mainly for 0.625m parts with smaller wings and smaller control surfaces (I'm a big fan of gliding probes, but I can also see them being used for... other purposes). A 0.625m SRB that can be attached radially and inline (basically scaled down RT-5 or RT-10). Node-attached inline version of sepratron 1 with identical performance Omni-directional lights in 3 sizes A retractable version of the Pegasus 1 Functional pre-cooler (acts like a radiator - if it doesn't already) Rangefinder and camera/telescope science parts, for finding above ground level altitudes. Range should go from say 0-10km maybe more for slightly larger versions or whatever is more suitable. Stabilising landing legs, so that for example if you land on a hill, the legs will automatically extend/retract telescopically so that the thing they're supporting remains level - useful for the foundations of structures and bases. Tank steering options for wheels and if possible tracked wheels A permanent docking connector, should be as strong as connecting parts normally in the editor, isn't able to be decoupled, useful for orbital construction, should be shaped like the current 2.5m docking port but with smaller sizes (could be a tweakable option on current parts). Square solar panels and radiators, as well as flat radiators, new solar panels that conform to structural panels (don't replace existing, they're good for mounting around the current cylindrical tanks etc). 1.25m and 2.5m cargo bays and taller service bays. Horizontal and Vertical versions of the hitchhiker storage container and mobile processing unit (at the moment, they're aligned vertically with circular floors) I propose another version that's aligned horizontally, the external model won't change, but the IVA will - just because at the moment having them vertically orientated means they're at a different orientation to the command pods except the lander-cans Another Kerbal seat that doesn't have control functionality plus the ability to add Kerbals into seats from the editor. Another RCS system that uses compressed air from jet engines/APUs instead of mono-propellant Reworked cockpit IVAs (I'm looking at the non-functional MFDs here). Stock bearing parts (they are possible with current stock parts but it would be good if we could get a part as stock). These really don't need to be motorised because we already have good possibilities for actuation, though I imagine a motorised version is desirable for robotic arms - like everything here this is open for discussion Stock actuators and hinges (like in infernal robotics) with selectable ranges of motion, speed of motion and torque (as well as a realism option for you if you want high torque -> moves at lower speed or something). More suitable aircraft antennae or maybe a tweakable option for radomes A ballast tank with a super precise slider or the possibility of inputting values - this should contain a very dense and totally inert resource - isn't used up by anything (unlike ore) and have a super precise slider or alternatively be able to enter a value from the editor like I discussed earlier. More ladder sizes (or tweakable Kelus-LV) Covered 0.625 and 2.5m docking port Graphical improvement to T-1 "Dart" Toroidal aerospike, at the moment it seems too truncated, the cone (spike) should be extended to be made more spikey Graphical improvement to the S3 KS-25x4 "Mammoth" to match the S3 KS-25 "Vector" the Mammoth is just 4 of the latter engine mounted together, however the former has nozzles that are of poorer quality than that of the Vector and burns with an orange flame instead of the blue flame. Wet/Dry modes to JX-4 "Whiplash" Turbo Ramjet A more powerful 0.625m jet engine to complement the J-20 "Juno" jet engine with wet/dry modes (should either be a scaled down JX-4 or J-404) Graphical improvements to some parts that aren't maybe as good as the standard set by some other parts More airbrake variants (could just be control surfaces which a very large range of motion (60-70 degrees) in one direction only) The addition of the old style fighter jet like Mk.1 cockpit alongside the new Learjet like Mk.1 cockpit - I miss it dearly and would love to have both instead of just the 1 A linear toroidal aerospike in multiple form factors More air intakes for 0.625m parts, eg the shock-cone intake, the inline adjustable ramp intake and the radial adjustable ramp intake (kinda goes with the wing/control surfaces parts for 0.625m form factor) Circular 0.625m and 3.75m probe cores (scaled RC-001S and RC-L01 RGUs Have the grappling hook be able to grapple onto planetary surfaces not just parts and asteroids - will allow it to be used as anchors Optional life support system and applicable resource tanks for said life support Supersonic shock cone and boom effects Define exact part to autostrut to, but keeping the current attach to root part, heaviest part etc Tweakable option for J-90 "Goliath" to remove its structural hardpoint (unless it's already possible) A new structural hardpoint of different sizes to complement the current airliner style ones (they should be more like the older style ones but suitably modernised and in different sizes). Inflatable toroidal heat shields Inflatable airbags for buoyancy and cushioning landings. Fix mirroring issues on structural panels and I-beams at certain orientations Landing gear that retracts outward laterally (sideways) Animated cockpits and hatches Updated lights for runways and towers Flashing variants for lights with defined period and flash mode, as well as rotating beacon lights. Features have been discussed to death including: Multiplayer Atmospheric effects Multiple solar systems
 Give yourself a great big pat on the back if you made it through that! Cheers! Ollie
  24. Demo Parts

    Hi, I've had the demo version of the game for 3 months now. I decided to look through the files, because why not, and I saw that there are parts that I dont see in the game. For example, there is a heat shield file, but no heat shield in the game. Another part is the airbrake. is there something wrong with my demo, or what?
  25. Hi from the depths of Lag, i have a request for procedural parts to be revived and updated to ksp 1.2.2