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  1. Just wondering, after all this time, we still don't know for sure if Duna has or has life, for instance. But as a community, we can wonder which ones could! I ask the propositions for both present and past life. We can state it by scientific means or just of hearth or to eye. We can also name modders bodies if you want. I believe most of the comunity want some life somewhere out there! My state: EVE past and present life (in the liquid) DUNA: Past (just to help RL Mars ) LAITHE: Ps and Pr Minmus: Im suspixious of it. Too greenish! Regards!
  2. After 50 years of the Kerbal Space Program, Kerbal scientists started to question what other mysteries might be hiding beyond the orbit of Jool. They pointed a telescope at all those distant flickering things in the sky and that day Kermanity discovered new planets and even new stars in the neighbourhood of Kerbol! So ... Time to find out which worlds are waiting for the kerbals to discover! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- TO GET KSS YOU NEED TO FOLLOW THE STEPS INSIDE THE DOWNLOADFOLDER - THIS MOD MIGHT BREAK OTHER PLANETPACKS. THE VERSION PROVIDED BY CURSEFORGE IS A !BASIC! VERSION. FOR THE FULL VERSION AND VISUALS, DOWNLOAD FROM GITHUB I DO NOT GIVE PERMISSION TO REDISTRIBUTE THIS MOD IN A MODPACK OR TO USE THE KSS TEXTURES FOR OTHER PROJECTS This mods is licensed by Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs CC BY-NC-ND USE the latest STABLE version of Kopernicus (Release 8) ! Must be run through KSP_x64.exe ! KSS IS STILL IN DEV. SO DONT EXPECT A FINISHED MOD ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- KSS has it's own wiki, don't forget to check it out! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- * RECOMMENDED MODS FOR AN INTERSTELLAR ADVENTURE : KSP Interstellar Extended Alcubierre Warp Drive (Stand-alone) FTL Drive Continued And every other mod that helps you to reach other worlds! *** INTERSTELLAR RANGED ANTENNAS ARE INCLUDED IN THIS MOD*** ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- * SUPPORTED MODS GPP Community Resource Pack ResearchBodies Planetshine DOE Flyby Finder ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- * CHANGES: planet & atmo scales: 1/10 (moons are no longer planet sized) distances within systems : 1/11 (as in stock) distances between stars: playable distances STELLAR SIZE / DISTANCE CHART *will be updated* KERBOL SYSTEM / STOCK SYSTEM NOVA KIRBANI SYSTEM KORMIN SYSTEM KEROLON SYSTEM KELNIS SYSTEM KORLON SYSTEM KELARIS SYSTEM THE ALL ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- * How to get to another starsystem: Tutorial by @Voodoo8648 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- * WHY THE NAME "Kerbal Star Systems"?: ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- What do you expect in the next big KSS update? -> Vote! CLICK HERE ! ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- CHANGELOG : **RELEASED 0.6** * Reduced KSS with 300 Mb * Converted textures to .dds (saves RAM) * Other improvements to save RAM * Renamed the Kerbol StarSystem folder: KSS * Added several new planets and retextured others * Added a few KSS flags * All atmospheric bodies have now custom atmospheres (floatcurves) * All planets have sciencevalues and working biomes! * New sciencedefs for Mun, Moho, Eve, Duna, Dres, Pol and Laythe * Compatibility with GPP (will be improved over time), Community Resources (TEST) and Researchbodies -> more will be added soon * Custom gradients (when not using visuals) * Improvements and more terraindetails * Added groundscattering to several celestials * Starspots and better/improved star colors * Fixed starbrightness (M/K types will emit a lot less energy than Kerbol, bigger stars will emit more) * Fixed the invisible force field around The Creator, but you're no longer able to find The Creator in the trackingstation * First attempt to add surface temperatures and exospheres to some celestials in the Kerbol system * First attempt on a plasma engine (resource: helium (tanks provided) - needs more work - test it with unlimited fuel) * KSS loadingscreen * 'New EVE' clouds + scatterer improvements (clouds sometimes dont show up - will be fixed!) * Kelnis System (Optional) * Should be career ready --- **RELEASED 0.5** * Rewrote the configs for the VanillaPlanets so Kopernicus don't need to be edited anymore! * A lot of retexturing and new details! * Added new planets * Added a new star Kelin to the Kirb - Kernim System transforming it into the Nova Kirbani System (Alpha Centauri analog) * Added the Kelaris System acting as a North Pole Star (with scatterer) * Added biomemaps to all the celestials BUT they are not all assigned yet, meaning 1/4 th of the biomes do work. (all the habitable worlds should work) * Some planets have groundscattering (test) * Calculated new parameters for a some bodies (gravity, atmo, ...) * Added new descriptions for every major planet. - thx to @Greatness101 and @Calvin_Maclure * Added Visual mods: Scatterer, EVE, DistantObject, TextureReplacer * ... A lot more! ***rings might be broken + Solar Output of the stars is broken -> meaning: solar panels work but a red dwarf star will emit as much energy as a G2 star like Kerbol. (this will be fixed soon) NOT INCLUDED: * new engines (still testing) * compatibility with other mods (although this is ready, I want to see how 0.5 runs and what the major bugs are) * science --- **RELEASED 0.45 (TEST 0.5)** * A lot of retexturing! * Terrain texturing - textures provided by Galileo + own textures * Minmus is now a comet (75y orbit) * Added Ceth, Klip, Eran, Isme, Aryl, ... * Calculated new parameters for a lot of bodies (gravity, atmo, ...) * Made not terraformed Duna and cold icy Laythe standard, the other 2 will be optional in 0.5. * ... A lot more! ***rings might be broken The Scatterer and EVE files are not included, they will be published in another downloadlink. (to reduce the size of the mod) => the size will be reduced for 0.5 * Old page got removed by bug on the forum -> previous data lost ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- * (Common) PROBLEMS: 1. I installed KSS but it doesn't work. -> You might have done something wrong, make sure you follow the steps and have the right mods installed. Remember that thousands of others managed to install KSS without any trouble, so it's not KSS. This is how your GameData folder should look with only KSS installed: 2. I started KSP with KSS and the KSC-screen looks dark / day and night cycle is broken. -> This is a 'normal' bug when moving Kerbin around another star. Bug is fixed in 0.7. 3. The orbits of my vessels changed while using KSS. -> solved thx to @johnnydope 5. Contracts are broken. -> Should work in 0.7! 6. I want to combine KSS with another planetpack. -> GPP, GPO and OPM compatibility confirmed for 0.7, others will be added soon. Always ask other planet pack developers to incorporate KSS before asking KSS developers to incorporate other planet packs. Especially if you want to replace the home system, because we're not going to to that for you. Remember that KSS moves other planetpacks to distant star systems. 7. I want to use several other mods that aren't included / known to be compatible with KSS. -> Do this at your own risk. ** Your problem can't be solved unless you provide logs / screenshots or at least some evidence of your issue. Try to find a solution on the KSS-thread / other threads first + make sure it is caused by KSS before posting / contacting someone. ** ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- * SPECIAL THX TO : @Thomas P. - Kopernicus @blackrack - Scatterer @Galileo Contributors: @JadeOfMaar @Calvin_Maclure, @Greatness101 @TheSpacePotato ... ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- This mod is licensed by Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs CC BY-NC-ND
  3. Evolution

    What Is EVOLUTION? Evolution is a planet pack that aims to push everything to the limits. From the star itself to the outermost regions, experience 4K quality planet textures and 8K quality cloudmaps, as well as planets created with realism and beauty in mind. Revolutionary Features - Deeply-integrated compatibility allows for extensive editing of Evolution to make it blend in with other planet packs with ease, as well as making third-party mods an easy possibility. Is one of Evolution's planets in the way? No problem, just target the specific planet! Don't like one of Evolution's worlds? Then you can delete it with ease! Want to add your own twist to Evolution? Then you will find it to be surprisingly easy to do so. Due to Evolution's file structure it is very easy to install or uninstall specific parts of the mod to maintain both high quality and FPS. Every planet in Evolution has been created with both uniqueness and realism in mind, as well as providing players a beautiful, yet fun and challenging experience. Preview of EVOLUTION Download EVOLUTION Coming Soon! Special Thanks @SQUAD for Kerbal Space Program @Thomas P. for maintaining Kopernicus, the building block of all planet packs out there @Galileo for inspiring me, giving me advice and helping me out @Waz for maintaining Environmental Visual Enhancements, a mod that truly lives up to it's name @blackrack for Scatterer's amazing shaders and Kopernicus' epic new ring shaders @CaptRobau for inspiring me to get into the planet modding business, and for OPM, from which I have learned the basics of Kopernicus myself back in the day @Sigma88, @KillAshley and @Thomas P. for having the patience to help me out every time @OhioBob for explaining to me the wonderful (and complicated) subject that is atmospheres
  4. Intergalactic is an upcoming mod that aims to add more galaxies to the Kerbal Universe, and also provide a new overhaul to the Kerbol system. This has been in the works for a few months now, but I think it's finally stable enough for a dev thread of its own. Also, suggestions are appreciated Screenshots: Videos: An overview of the Universe: Thanks to: @Thomas P. for maintaining and updating Kopernicus @The White Guardian for his Kopernicus tutorials @ProtoJeb21, @Artyomka15, @StarCrusher96 and others who have inspired me to create this mod
  5. So... A few months ago I created a mod that adds the system from movie Interstellar to your game. And that I thought "Why not make a mod that adds a system from another Sci-Fi movie?" So, let me introduce... THE KOLYPHEMUS SYSTEM This mod adds the kerbalized version of Polyphemus and its moons from the movie Avatar. NOTE: Two of the bodies in the mod (Kolyphemus and Pandoor) is fully based off the Polyphemus and Pandora. Other moons of the Kolyphemus are not canonical. The system: Kolyphemus - a gas giant with oxygen atmosphere that orbits between Eve and Kerbin Kalatea - that weird moon is often called "The Space Cheese" due to its strange shape, orbits between Kolyphemus' rings Moei - a lava world Pandoor - a habitable planet with giant trees on its surface (the trees are WIP and may glitch) [MORE PICS] [DOWNLOAD FROM SPACEDOCK] If you like my mods, then why not leave a small donation to keep me be motivated doing another one? It really helps me out! Thanks to: @Artem Kerman for helping me a lot with the visuals @Samio for uploading the Moei color map in the Posiible planet additions thread
  6. Stock Planet Expansion or S.P.E is a pack that adds countless moons to the Kerbal solar system for you to explore! From Moho to Eeloo, we got you covered! Meet the moons Grillian, moon of Moho "Grillian is the Mohonian moon. It's surface is covered in vast, trademark canyons that have baffled scientists ever since their discovery. Strangely though, Grillian appears more frequently in discussions of whether or not 'Mohonian' is a word rather than it does in scientific reports." Grillian is a half-molten mountainous moon in orbit of Moho. It's lava actually damages spacecrafts, so perhaps it's best to stay clear of those areas. Driea, moon of Eve "Driea is a small, pink moon in orbit of Eve. For reasons unknown though it has a huge, silver mountain on it's equator. Scientists still do not know what caused it, considering Driea is likely geologically inactive, and thus Mount Hyacinthum remains a mystery to Kerbalkind." Driea is Eve's first moon, Gilly becoming Eve's second moon due to it's larger orbit. Driea has a landscape covered in hills as well as one truly enormous mountain that science cannot explain. Trao, moon of Kerbin "Once a moon similar to Mun, Trao has been struck by a rather large object a long time ago, resulting in a large impact crater on one side of the moon that reaches all the way to the moon's core. The resulting debris either impacted the moon elsewhere, or is still orbiting Kerbin. The impact also caused the moon to spin out of control, so be cautious." Trao becomes a new moon of Kerbin, it becomes the iconic blue planet's new second moon due to it orbiting further away than the moon, yet not as far out as Minmus. The debris from the impact also formed a ring around Kerbin near Trao's orbit. Smov and Prolla, moons of Duna "Smov is a strange, uneven moon orbiting Duna. For some weird reason it shares it's larger neighbor Ike's pattern of a gray surface with strange, darker areas. One thing is certain, Smov is a lot more bumpy." "Prolla is a strange moon and the outermost of Duna's three moons. While Smov shares it's colors with Ike, Prolla seems to have colors similar to Duna, with red lowlands and ice-covered highlands. Why Smov and Prolla love cosplaying as the two larger bodies in the Dunaian system is a mystery." Smov is a smaller, asteroid-like moon while Prolla is about 1.5 times Smov's size, about half as large as Ike. The two moons dominate the outer regions of Duna's sphere of influence, but how the two moons got there in the first place is a mystery. Dres-1 and Dres-2, the moons that orbit Dres (who would've guessed?) D-1 and D-2 are two little rocky moons orbiting Dres with the same inclination. D-1 has several impact craters revealing a greenish inner mantle, while D-2 is very rich in ores. Froth, moon of Eeloo "Froth is a magnificent little ball of ice in orbit around Eeloo. Eons ago a few annoying little asteroids slammed into the icy surface, exposing the moon's inner layers. The debris from this event formed Froth's iconic rings of ice particles. Taking a shard from the rings of Froth is said to bring luck." A moon that closely resembles the planet it orbits save for the fact that this moon has a set of beautiful rings. The jelous Eeloo has attempted to steal these rings several times, but the rings are in a stable orbit around Froth and are unlikely to leave anytime soon. Download Stock Planet Expansion SpaceDock The S.P.E Team @SmashingKirby148 - Concept and career integration, project starter @The White Guardian - Kopernicus configs, mod compatibilities, textures
  7. After 1 year of stopped development... Welcome to the Development thread of Other_Worlds Reboot. Other_Worlds was a star and planet pack that started out 2 years ago as my first ever ksp mod. This time, with the knowledge that I've aquired through out the years, I'm going to redo this pack! Most of the stuff here is WIP, but I'll be posting images about the redone planets and other information. I'll sometimes be streaming on twitch in the process of creating the planets. Status: Heightmaps Status: 11/11 Colormaps Status: 12/12 Configuration Files Status: 11/13 Recheck of the Configuration Files: 0/13 Clouds Pack Status: 1/5 Scatterer Configuration Status: 2/7 Easter Eggs? 0/3 Asteroid Configuration Status: 0/6 Final Touches: ??/?? Overall Progress: 37/70 (52.86%) LATEST NEWS: > Added the rest of the planets. Phase 1 finished. > First Configuration of Vassa has been finished. > First Configuration of Troni has been finished. > Prima are Secunda, the last bodies to be retextured, have been done. > Niko has been redone maintaining the old style. WIP Images: Original Other_Worlds Forum Threads: Original Forum Thread [1.3] Revamped Clouds Thread [1.3, contains mod] Helping Pals: themaster402 - Cloud pack
  8. About Kopernicus is a KSP add-on that allows for modification of stock planets and the creation of new planets via modification of the system prefab. Why is this advantageous you might ask? Previous planet adder mods, such as Planet Factory, modified the live planetary system and had to keep multiple hacks actively running to provide these worlds. We strive to provide the least hacky solution by introducing planets into the game in the exact same manner Squad would. The Kopernicus loader is a one step process. It is started before the planetary system is created and rewrites a property called PSystemManager.Instance.systemPrefab. The game itself then creates *our* planetary system as if it were blessed by Squad themselves. The mod's function ends here, and it terminates. Kopernicus introduced worlds require zero maintenance by third party code, as all support is driven entirely by built in functionality. This yields an incredibly stable yet incredibly flexible environment for planetary creation. We provide tools for customizing every aspect of a planet such as biomes, the scaled space model, the surface materials, the structure of the terrain, and much more. Eventually we strive to provide replacement capability for the StarSystems mod. The methods they used to support other stars (reparenting the sun, switching the sun for solar panels, etc.) causes issues. KSP's engine assumes that Sun.Instance.sun is set to the center of the universe. Unfortunately, this also is what the sun light in the sky and the solar panels key off of as well. The solution is likely to include additions to the local space camera system (multiple lens flare and light sources) and custom part component mods for solar panels to replace the stock ones. Current Release Release 1.3.1-2: Backport 1.2.2-11: (features are equal to 1.3.0-6) Kopernicus is licensed under the GNU Lesser General Public License Instructions Copy the contents of the GameData/ folder to KSP's GameData/ folder Launch KSP and enjoy! Please report any bugs you may find at Examples Selectively copy folders inside KopernicusExamples/ into a GameData/KopernicusExamples/ folder. There are a number of examples of how to use Kopernicus. You have to download the examples from their GitHub repository: Note - reparenting Kerbin or the Sun causes the sky to be incorrect in the space center view. It is, however, correct in the flight view and the flight map view. Reparenting the sun causes other stars positions to not update in the tracking station for some reason. How to get support We're always willing to help you with your issues, but however, there are a few things you'll have to do before we can help you: First of all, try to find the issue yourself. Look at the Kopernicus log-files (KSPRoot/Logs/Kopernicus), and compare your config with the examples / other working configs. If you can't fix it yourself, please make sure that all your mods are up to date, and that they are installed correctly Send us the output_log.txt / Player.log, the Kopernicus log-files and one single plain-text config file that causes the issue, including the used textures Final Note: We won't install a full config, or a config that depends on other packs. If you send us something like that, we reserve the right to ignore you. P.S. If you need help with variables or nodes, just post your config. In this case, we don't need log files Expansions and Documentation If you need a graphical UI, you can use our fork of KCreators KittopiaTech: We have an IRC channel on EsperNet: #K opernicus We also have a Discord Server: Team Thomas P. (lead developer) Sigma88 (monkey, mascot, adds stuff when I am too lazy) Contributors Teknoman 117 aka. Nathaniel R. Lewis (co-founder, lead developer, busy right now) Bryce Schroeder (founder of the Kopernicus project) NathanKell (knowledge base) KillAshley (examples) Gravitasi (a lot of useful features + former maintainer of KopernicusTech) KCreator (Creator of KittopiaTech, where some code has been borrowed from) MrHappyFace (Creator of the external loading API and the KopernicusExpansion mod) zengai (code for loading .bins from other paths that Kopernicus/Cache) Majiir (CompatibilityChecker utility that is used to deactivate Kopernicus on unsupported versions) Padishar (ScaledSpace OnDemand optimisations) WazWaz (Scatter Collision fix) Like my mods? Please consider supporting me and my mods on Paypal! I would greatly appreaciate it, since I don't get much money anyways. However note, that this doesn't grant you anything special, but it will help to keep my motivation up. Therefor it's just an extremly nice way to say "thanks". A lot of people helped making this possible, like @Sigma88, @KillAshley and @NathanKell. If you decide to buy me a coffee, please buy them one too.
  9. What is this? Kopernicus Expansion was a mod written by @MrHappyFace that added a variety of visual effects planet makers could use with Kopernicus. It had some pretty cool features, like the Comet Tails, or the ModularNoise PQSMod. So I used a bit of my free time to update most of the features to KSP 1.3 / 1.2.2 and newer Kopernicus versions. Link to the original thread: So, what are the features? Comet Tails Realistic, good-looking comet tails who are rendered with a special shader (using turbulence noise). The tail will fade and change it's intensity based on distance from the sun. Pictures: EmissiveFX: Glowing Planets Can be applied to the PQS (surface and ocean), or the Scaled Space Pictures: Footprints Displays footprints for Kerbals on EVA (if enabled on the planet) Pictures: ModularNoise: Allows you to compose your own noise function You can combine predefined noises (like perlin, billow etc.) using operators (like add, mult, power etc.) Examples will follow Procedural Gas Giants Custom shader that renders storms and other effects on the otherwise static scaled space map Can be used for every type of body (in theory - untested) Demo: (very early version) FAQ What about the other features of Kopernicus Expansion? I will probably add them. I am particulary interested in the particle grass, and the refractive atmosphere stuff sounds interesting too What about the aliens / creatures? No. If you want feel free to update and release them seperately, but I won't add them, because I dont think they add anything useful. Sorry. Which Kopernicus version do I need? You need at least 1.3.0-3 or it's backport 1.2.2-8. Older versions will not work Do you have examples? Not right now. I will write up example configs at some point, especially for Modular Noise, but for the moment please look through the old Kopernicus Expansion thread. Most of the configs haven't changed. (Modular Noise has though, so you can ignore that) Am I allowed to bundle theese dll's with my planet mod, or will my users have to download them seperately? Ok, this is a bit tricky. Kopernicus Expansion is licensed under the GPL, which is a viral license that will force every derivate to use the GPL too (if I could I would've changed that, but hey!). I am by no means a lawyer, but after reading the GPL I have the impression that the license won't go viral on the configs, because they are not a derivate of KopernicusExpansion. They require it, but all of the parsing goes through Kopernicus (otherwise it would be like saying that KSP has to be GPL'd because some GPL mod reads your settings file) If I am wrong with this assumption, please correct me! Why no ingame editors? Because fragmentation is bad, and before I start adding a seperate editor toolset to this mod, I would rather extend KittopiaTech to be moddable so I can integrate the CometTails and so on. Is this an end-user mod? No. It's meant to be used by planet makers to make their planets fancy again. Don't you have more questions? No I am bad at posing myself questions about stuff I made. Download You can download KopernicusExpansion on Github: It is licensed under the terms of the GNU General Public License: KopernicusExpansion depends on Kopernicus which is licensed under the Lesser GPL: Copyright: @MrHappyFace - Creator of KopernicusExpansion - when he decides to come back he can take whatever I made and continue to build on that @Thomas P. - Update to KSP 1.3.0 / 1.2.2, small improvements @GregroxMun - Name idea and the one who is pushing me to do a release asap Like my mods? Please consider supporting me and my mods on Paypal! I would greatly appreaciate it, since I don't get much money anyways. However note, that this doesn't grant you anything special, but it will help to keep my motivation up. Therefor it's just an extremly nice way to say "thanks".
  10. Sentry (InDev, Unreleased)

    Sentry AKA: Kerbol Mysteries Revision 3 Next Release: v0.1 (KSP 1.3) This WAS the third attempt at creating the Kerbal Mysteries Mod, now it's an attempt at creating a "single planet with many moons mod". Rather than having it ready for download from the start (probably with bugs and other nasty stuff) I've decided to keep it from the public... Or at least until It has reached some kind of standard. The aim of this mod is to add some new worlds to the game while at the same time keep the size relatively small so low-end PC users can enjoy this mod without their computer experiencing unplanned disassembly. So far, there is only the obligatory blue second gas giant but don't fret for there will be more worlds to explore in the future. Interested in this mod? Consider following this thread for updates! Within this spoiler is information about the bodies added in this mod. With Thanks To: @Thomas P. for developing Kopernicus (along with his team). @Gameslinx for Sentry's texture and giving advice. @Cabbink for Conagher's heightmap (I hope I tagged the right person). @TheWanderer05 for their advice. @The White Guardian for their Kopernicus tutorials. Can't wait for the release? Join Gameslinx's discord for planet pack fans and devs alike!
  11. Rooster's Planet Pack Explore a star, 5 planets and 12 moons with this new awesome mod! [WIP] The new planets and stars: Ilvan Sweater Giro Miner Blue Gold ARAUCANA DENIZLI ScienceDefs: 1/17 complete QUESTION: Are all planets called like chicken breeds? ANSWER : Yes. QUESTION: It has compatibility with other mods? ANSWER: No yet, but I plan that (Is still a WIP).
  12. What is the Kopernicus Creativity Marathon? An open competition for those who want to build planets. Every three weeks, a new challenge, describing what sort of planet or celestial body we are looking for. After the closing date for each challenge, the planets shall be judged and the winner shall be put in the Community Planet Pack. Judging: Planets shall be judged by thee following characteristics: Beauty: How attractive they are to view, and the level of detail and apparent effort was put into the world. Accuracy: How closely they match the challenge guidelines. Creativity: How unique and original is the planet, its features, and its use of procedural generation and/or textures. General Entry Rules: Planets must be made using an up-to-date version of Kopernicus and Kerbal Space Program. Any planets that are not updated to the current version will be disqualified. Planets must be created for this contest. No planets released in other planet packs may be entered. Any planets must be entered for the competition before the completion of each challenge. After the final day, submissions will be ignored. All planets must be released to myself under an MIT license, such that the worlds can be polished and made more consistent with each other so they can be released as a community planet pack. We can discuss alternate licenses in the private messenger. All credit will be given to the creators of the planets. Any entry containing a generic Space Engine export will be disqualified, however those which use the in-game editor may not be if it looks good in KSP. One planet per person per challenge round. Co-operation with other people is fine, but must be restricted to one planet per team. The above two rules may be loosened if a challenge calls for a specific number of bodies together. No plans, ideas, screenshots/images, or files regarding your planet may be shared until the completion of the challenge round for which it was designed. -CURRENT CHALLENGE ROUND- Post Date: July 18th, 2017 Closing Date: August 8th, 2017 Time: 3 Weeks The terrestrial space agency NASA has just released topographical data of one of their solar system's dwarf planets, Pluto. As such, the gods of the Solar System are gloating at us. We must one-up them. Your task is to design an icy dwarf planet oribiting the sun outside Eeloo. GUIDELINES/RULES: -Take inspiration from the known dwarf planet terrains: Pluto, Charon, and Triton. -Its orbit must be apparently stable, and not particularly ridiculous. -Try to strike a balance between realism and beauty. -Planetary radius should be between 70km and 180km, with a density between 1.5 g/cm^3 and 2.5 g/cm^3. --Radius, Mass, Density, and Gravity are related, in Earth-relative units, as G = M/(R^2) = R*D. --Earth density = 5.51 g/cm^3. Earth radius = 6370 km. --If your values for geeASL don't fit within the radius and density, then it will be lowered in the polishing phase. -You may add a small minor moon if you wish, but it will be judged separately from the dwarf planet. If it is not satisfactory it will be removed.
  13. Hi everyone, As I continue developing my mod Intergalactic, I'm starting to wonder... what's the best method of texturing a planet? Procedural? SpaceEngine? Or simply drawing it from scratch on programs like Gimp? I'm just asking for your opinion on how I should go about doing this.
  14. Xen's Planet Collection: Hey! This is a collection of stock-alike and (mostly) procedurally-generated Kopernicus planet mods I've created. They can be downloaded separately, but I plan to later add one download for all of them. All of the mods work independently of each other, so if you don't want to download all of them you don't have to. Download link: SpaceDock (I'm no longer updating the CurseForge mirrors, it's too much extra work for very little gain) Requires: Kopernicus Mod Support: - If installed with Outer Planets Mod, only Kyx and Beros will be added, and will orbit Plock. - If installed with SigmaBinary, Eeloo and Alu will orbit a barycenter between them. - Other mod support is planned but I'm too busy to implement it all properly. Installation: - Install Kopernicus (v1.2.1-1) - Drag XPC folder into KSP's GameData folder (If the folder already exists, merge them and allow it to replace any old files). - Enjoy! Current mods: - Mios system (1 planet, 2 moons) v0.5 - Moons of Eeloo (3 moons, changes to Eeloo) v0.6 - Richell system (1 planet, 1 moon) v0.2 - Moons of Eve (2 moons) v0.1 - Moons of Duna (1 moon, rings around Duna) v0.1 Future Plans (v1.0): - Settings.cfg file which can be edited to chose which planets you want enabled - Configs for Distant Object Enhancement and Planet Shine - Additional science reports + science reports for Dmagic Orbital Science - Delta V map including all added bodies + documented transfer windows - Planned additions to each body (almost all bodies will receive added procedural craters): - Mios: Oxygen atmosphere, more varied terrain + Serc will have three massive craters - Eeloo: Change Eeloo's texture + possibly add liquid nitrogen oceans (like Pluto may have had previously) - Eve: Add changes to Eve and Gilly + rearrange the orbits of all moons - Duna: Big changes to Nyke's appearance + minor changes to Ike - Richell: Add another moon - Minor Planets (new): Add analogues for Vesta and Ida/Dactyl (Italicized/underlined features are done) **Community-made Mission Reports**: See photo albums of the mods in action! Extended Kerbol System Exploration by eloquentJane features the planet collection alongside the Outer Planets mod and potentially others. ==================================================================== The Mios System Mod: The Mios System Mod currently adds one planet with two of it's own moons between the orbits of Dres and Duna. This is my first mod so please, constructive criticism is very much welcome! ==================================================================== Moons of Eeloo Mod: I hate to say it, but Eeloo looks pretty... boring. And seeing as it is (most of the time) the farthest planet from Kerbin I've never felt the urge to actually visit it. I made this mod to make Eeloo a lot more interesting, by adding 3 new moons and an atmosphere to Eeloo. ==================================================================== The Richell System Mod: This was my entry to the second contest of the Kopernicus Creativity Marathon. I have since given it a moon, Iber. Richell orbits between Dres and Jool and has large polar oceans and a thick atmosphere (inspired by Saturn's moon Titan). ==================================================================== Moons of Eve Mod: This mod adds two new moons to Eve. ==================================================================== Moons of Duna Mod: This mod adds a new moon to Duna, as well as a ring system. ==================================================================== Acknowledgements: - The Kopernicus team (Thomas P., NathanKell and KillAshley) - Especially big thanks to the creation of Kopernicus Examples which are soooo helpful - The White Guardian, whose PQSMod tutorials started me off - Sigma, for creating the Sigma Binary mod - r4m0n for his FloatCurve editor - CaptRobau's Outer Planets Mod, which inspired me to create a Kopernicus mod - Probably more people but I can't think of any
  15. [1.2.X] [Kopernicus] Planet Cyran

    It was about time for me to release my first planet pack! Introducing... Cyran! Introducing, from left to right: Cyran - Infernas - Dres(remade) - Iltan - Kivlan - Sennim - Protorin - Glacia - Zerto - Crysalis. The moons in this image are scaled, Cyran is not (otherwise the Cyran in the image would have to be 16000 pixels in diameter...) So, what do these planets look like? Glacia Crysalis Protorin Zerto Sennim Kivlan Iltan Dres Infernas Cyran And last but not least, Cyran itself: a large, orange gas giant orbiting in between Duna and Jool. Cyran is unique because due to the decay of radioactive elements in the planet's core, it is emitting enough heat to melt anything that gets too close. Therefore be very, very careful with aerobreaks here, you might find yourself boiling up before you even get close to the atmosphere. This does mean any orbiting station can cut back on the heating fee, of course. Any more sweet details? Well, certainly! Check out the (first version of) Cyran's trailer! Features Version 1.0 - Initial release - Added Cyran and a bunch of moons - Added particle system to Infernas - Biomes for most moons Version 2.0 (May 25th, 2016) - Added (partially complete) ScienceDefs - Updated Cyran to 1.1.2 - Added a remade Dres - Support for Distant Object Enhancement added - Support for PlanetShine added - First steps made for E.V.E support - Increased the size of Iltan - Increased size of Iltan's atmosphere - Increased temperature on Iltan - Added biome maps to all moons - Custom ocean textures added to Sennim - Terrain scatter added to all moons - Custom terrain scatter added to Sennim - Fixed atmosphere rim of Sennim being orange instead of green - Fixed Sennim having an incorrect atmosphere color on the banner - Official flags for Cyran have been added - In-game screenshots made - Moved the changelog to the Readme.txt file. Version 3.0 (December 26th, 2016) - Compatibility with KSP 1.2.X. - Remade Kivlan and Zerto entirely. - Three new moons: Protorin, Glacia and Crysalis. - Art pass on Iltan. - Scatterer support! - EVE support! (Big thanks to Galileo for letting me use textures from SVE and helping me with the configs!) - Overhaul on Infernas' particle system (thanks you, SAS123!) - Many new science defenitions (thank you, MinimalMinmus!) - Many new biomes to explore and better biomes in general. - Many other Kopernicus mods are now supported - Some easter eggs have been added... - Full KSPedia support! - New surface textures, using CTTP (like OPM) - New heatcurve for Cyran, ships now heat up with a certain amount of Kelvin per frame below an altitude of 5 million meters, the intensity scales with distance. - Cyran now has a (cloudy) 'surface texture' instead of a void. - Cyran's rings have been overhauled to display the decay of Infernas more realistically (thank you, SAS123!) and a new ring has been added. - New lava texture on Infernas, as well as a new particle texture. - Improved scaledversion textures. And still on the to-do list are: - Missing Science Defenitions - Asteroid spawning system Alright, alright, where do I download this? Right over on SpaceDock. The mod has been updated to work with 1.2, and support for PlanetShine, DistantObjectEnhancement, EVE, Scatterer and TextureReplacer is included. (Kerbals can remove their helmets on Iltan) Support Cyran? @JadeOfMaar has created an awesome signature banner for Cyran! LINK
  16. I KNOW ABOUT KOPERNICUS! THOSE WHO POINT IT OUT SHALL FACE THE UNDYING FURY OF MY NEIGHBOR'S CAT! *Ahem* Now that that's out of the way, let's talk about this undying question, recommendation, or whatever you want to call it - Planet Eight. It's been quite a while since we've gotten a new world to explore in stock KSP, and I'm starting to wonder if we ever will again. I just want a new, fun destination to go to, explore, and build bases on. Maybe a Kerbin-like world in the outer solar system littered with mountains and valleys and kraters filled with water, and even the beginnings of surface life! Not quite like Laythe or Eve, but something more friendly. Of course, being in the outer solar system would mean the planet doesn't get a whole lot of light, so maybe it could have a highly eccentric orbit (tidal heating) around Eeloo or another completely-new world. Maybe the life isn't entirely new, but it's just recovering after a massive object collided with it millions of years ago, ripping a long gash in the surface and carrying some particularly resilient microbes to Kerbin and Duna? Perhaps the origin of the Kraken? I'm going a little too deep in speculation, but we're lacking this kind of world in stock KSP, and I personally think it would make a pretty nice addition to the game
  17. 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?
  18. [WIP][1.1.3] Farlo Planetary Pack

    Hey, i'm not good at introductions... But anyways, this is a small planet pack i have been working on for the past couple of weeks, and i feel like the planets are far enough along now that a development thread would be a good idea...maybe it isn't, but we'll see what happens. Oh, and if anybody is interested in participating in development, hit me up and maybe we can work something out. Alright, so i've been screwing around with this new editor for 10 minutes and and i cant figure out this new forum systemhow the hell do i embed albums?!, so here is just a boring ol' link to the planet album: Hey, look at that, i figured out how to embed albums! Note: as of now, this mod is not designed to work along with OPM, that means that orbits might clash at some point. I haven't written alternate orbital configs to alleviate this, but i plan on it in the near future. Current Planets: Farlo - The main planet of the system, Farlo is a teal/blue(whatever) gas giant orbiting mostly beyond Eeloo, other than the occasional dip below Eeloo's apo. Originally "GP-2" from a previous, no-longer-existent pack of mine, Farlo has been recolored from pink to a light teal color because i like teal more than pink. Farlo's size is not permanent, but because i still can't figure out some things, it is going to have to stay the same size as Sarnus (from OPM) for now :/ Elras - Originally "Phal" from OuterPlanetsPlus, Elras is the inner-most moon of Farlo. It really looks like Vall, but i swear to kraken that it isn't. Claie - Originally "P-1" from the previously mentioned, no-longer-existent plane pack of mine, Claie is the second moon of Farlo. Claie is mostly a brown dirt-ball with green patches made from...i'm not sure what could make that much green splatter, other than Kerbal corpses O_O Rolk - Originally from KerbolPlanetPack, Rolk is the third moon of Farlo. A big, very mountainous, gray rock. Kesto - Originally "Halved" from the Porp Gas Giant System, Kesto is the outermost, and smallest, moon of Farlo. With a surface gravity of 0.021G's, small steps are known to create quite the distance between a kerbal and their ship. Downloads: SpaceDock: The Farlo Planet Pack, relies on ModuleManager, and Kopernicus 0.5.x or later to function properly, if either of those are missing, this mod will not work. To Do: Biomes PlanetShine support Galactic Neighborhood support (i think sigma's gonna have to do this one) Science definitions E.V.E support Scatterer support More terrain customization. Karbonite/Stock ore support Figure out how the hell to do atmosphere/pressure curves Credit: -Vladimir Romanyuk - For creating SpaceEngine, where i admittedly ripped some textures from originally -KillAshley - For helping me fix mistakes and clear up confusion i had about things. -Thomas P - For creating the Kopernicus plugin, the basis of planetary mods -Amarius1 - For allowing me to take over OPM+ for (partial) use in this mod. -Elowiny - For allowing me to take over KerbolPlanetPack for (partial) use in this mod. -Lillz - For allowing me to take over the Porp Gas Giant System for (partial) use in this mod -Vexxus9999 - For allowing me to take over Forgotten Worlds for (partial) use in this mod -Other people have surrendered their planet stuff to me, but i haven't used them in this mod yet, so they aren't listed. License: (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0)
  19. KSA | Missions:

    KSA | Kerbin Space Agency: This will be like @StupidAndy's post. There will be updates on this post when new missions are accepted, finished, or the overall details. There will be multiple every day; The world will be in career, so you may have to wait a while! Mods: EVE, Scatterer. Flight 01:
  20. I need Help with kopernicus!

    I used to make star systems for ksp when planet factory was still a thing but now that kopernicus is here, i have no idea how to use it, I've tried many times to make a planet and nothing works so i decided to make this post to ask for help. sorry if this is the wrong place to post this, i'm new to ksp forums.
  21. I got this idea from watching a E sized asteroid get an encounter with Minmas, the Mun, and obviously Kerbin all in one pass by of Kerbin. This put it's orbit to where it could make contact with Jool at some point and it did. It actually ended up becoming captured by Jool by making a close pass by of Jool, then Tylo. The idea it gave me was instead of having several premade moons orbiting the gas planet of KSP, it would be more interesting to see randomly generated asteroids (possibly larger than the ones we have in game now) orbiting Jool as pseudo moons. With Jool's IRL counterpart (Jupiter) having 60+ moons and most of the being very small bodies this would make sense. it could also be neat to see Eeloo have very small moons (smaller than Gilly even) to have analogs for Pluto's moons Hydra and Nix. I actually decided to visit this new moon of Jool. I named it "The odyssey". I was super afraid of it being ejected from the Jool system so I moved it's orbit past that of Tylo's and below Bop's. It also was extremely annoying to visit as it orbits in the opposite direction that Jool rotates and the other moon's orbit. Also ignore the cloud mod I have for Jool in the 2nd image, I did not install any mods that changed the asteroids to spawn around Jool.
  22. 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.
  23. I remember seeing a thread about this topic that was over three years old, so I didn't want to bother reviving it. On to the point, however, which planets/moons do you just not like, or do you not like them because seemingly all your missions there fail? For me, it would probably have to be Laythe. I've been playing KSP for over a year now, and I've still only managed to do one manned mission there and back. (which took 3 launches, as I sent an ascent vehicle, airplane, and mothership with lander) I just don't find Laythe particularly exciting, and the extended atmosphere (being thicker than Kerbin's at higher altitudes) makes pinpoint landing a nightmare. It's destroyed plenty of rovers, and cooked a mothership trying to aerobrake there to go straight into a Laythe orbit from a Jool escape trajectory, although looking back on it I don't know why on earth I thought that would work. Kerbalness, I guess. I do like it for gravity assists though. God help me when I try going there with Kerbalism installed...
  24. ^Model is not actually 8-bit After lots of research, lots more math, and lots more tinkering, I am proud to present this 3D model (version 2.0!) of the KSP solar system. This tool provides accurate visualization and measurement of KSP’s celestial bodies with respect to one another using GeoGebra, a free and open-source graphing software. Sure, it’s pretty to look at, but its real strength is that you, the user, can use it to model and/or measure just about anything in-game. All planets and moons are represented accurately in terms of scale, eccentricity, orientation, inclination... all of it. The base state of the model has all bodies located where they would be in-game at UT=0, and can be run forward from there to 1000 in-game years (and beyond if you really need). Scale is in megameters (1Mm = 1,000km = 1,000,000m). ^Applet screenshot All stock planets and moons are represented accurately on their orbits. Semimajor axis, eccentricity, inclination, longitude of ascending node, argument of periapsis, orbital period, phase angle, body size (including atmosphere), and sphere of influence are all modeled. All bodies start exactly where they would at the beginning of a game (UT=0), and can be run forward from there to 500 in-game years (and beyond if you really need). Scale is in megameters (1Mm = 1,000km = 1,000,000m). Some of the data have been extracted directly from KSP (v1.2). Everything else is calculated within the model using that raw data. See below for the code used for the extraction. To use: To use the base tool (a version that is not easily modified or customized), follow this link to view and use it in the GeoGebra web app. You can get the customizable version at this link. It is strongly recommended that users download and install GeoGebra to their computer, as it’s faster and more stable. You can download the source file for the model by navigating to the appropriate link above and clicking in the top right corner of the applet. Full Instructions on using/customizing the model are available at the wiki. This project was very much an adventure for me, so I would not be surprised if there are (still) things I've missed, inaccuracies, etc. Please don't hesitate to bring them to my attention, along with suggestions for how to fix them, if available. I'm also open to ideas about additional features. Licensing: Because I've published the model on, it is subject to the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-SA 3.0) license. Keep in mind that Geogebra is something altogether different. I have had no part in developing it, and it is subject to its own licensing, terms, and conditions. Updates: 05/20/2017: Major update with updated/streamlined calculations, fixed mathematical errors, improved accuracy (thanks to a script for the direct extraction of data from the game), new basic/customizable versions, and a wiki! 04/08/2017: Addressed crowding of AN/DNs & Pe/Aps by replacing the checkbox for each with a drop-down menu, allowing users finer control over what is shown/hidden. Added hide-able stats pane for body in focus, displaying orbital/physical parameters and time to AN and Pe. Changed auto-zoom levels to depend on body in focus. Original 2D model updated/converted to 3D. Known Issues: Body in "Focus View" drop-down often needs to be selected twice in order to display the target body at intended zoom level. Suggestions welcome. When focusing view, viewVector should orient camera to particular angle. It does not. Commented out for now. Discrepancy between JS syntax accepted by the web app and desktop versions causing error in customizable version's web app at launch. Not sure of reason, no "proper fix" at this time. Works fine in desktop version. Simple workaround is here. ^Joolian system
  25. New Solar System Mod

    Hello You may remember me from the development of the Heidon Mod, which added in 3 gas giants and many moons. Now, my team of modders will begin working on a new planetary system that will completely replace the stock KSP system with a variety of worlds. I have just begun work on the mod, and have no pics to share at the current time. Please leave any comments if you have any suggestions; we will gladly listen to your ideas, and they may even be implemented into the mod. - UranianBLue