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  1. This is a probe expansion pack inspired by real missions from the mid-1960s to now. Including probe cores, engines, solar panels, and new science parts! Parts are inspired by (Including some replicas of) Voyager, Pioneer 10, Venera, Cassini, Mariner, Kepler, New Horizons, Juno, And more! Current working on the Viking Mars lander. IMGUR ALBUM To prevent issues, please remove any previous versions of the mod before updating CURRENT Branch - Github Repo Older Beta v0.16.1 Download: Please read the FAQ Also available soon (probably) on: Requires: Firespitter, DMagic ScienceAnimate (both included) and ModuleManager (Not included) Mod configs included: Remote Tech by @rakol Tweakscale by @Jso SCANsat by @akron Sample Crafts v0.3: (Two Barquetta Communication Satellites, Barquetta-Odyssey, Deep Space 1, Landvermesser, Mariner, Quetzal, Tatsujin, Tatsujin-Express, Torekka, Vorona, Vorona-SAR, Meridiani-Draco, Explorer Telescope) Nerva HT Engine 1.0 Released! Link to release thread or download below: Spacedock Dropbox Real Plume config by @VenomousRequiem. Module Manager required for RealPlume configs. License: CC-BY-NC-SA 4.0 Please let me know if you release anything based on my work. I'd love to check it out! Want to support the mod? Check out below, and thank you! Paypal
  2. PLEASE READ THIS POST FOR INFORMATION ON THE FUTURE OF THE MOD SEP v2.7.1 This is a continuation of the mod originally created by @AlbertKermin, and now co-authored by him, myself, and @DMagic. I'm merely starting a new thread so that I (as a more active user) can maintain the thread as needed. SEP now runs on a custom science plugin, allowing much more complex science over time. (See the next post for more images!) Changelog: Mod Support: This mod has custom science definitions for CaptRobau's wonderful Outer Planets Mod. This mod has custom science definitions for KillAshley's New Horizons Pack. @Nils277 has made a Central Station wedge for use with his Kerbal Planetary Base Systems mod. Run a SEP off your ground base! RemoteTech compatible (requires Module Manager) AntennaRange compatible (requires Module Manager) Dependencies: KospY + IgorZ's wonderful Kerbal Inventory System/Kerbal Attachment System. Credits: AlbertKermin, for creating the original MSEP mod, helping create the original SEP mod, and contributing sciencedefs for the current iteration. CobaltWolf, for creating the new models and parts used in the mod. DMagic for creating the new plugin on which the science system runs. KospY, for the Kerbal Attachment System mod without which my mod could not exist. Vaga, who created the RemoteTech compatibility patch. Kerbas_ad_astra, who created the AntennaRange patch. Beale, whose solar panel texture we used (with permission). Enceos, for his amazing help with converting the original mod to use KIS. JefferyCor, for advice on repairing one of this mod's more troublesome bugs. Dunrana for helping write the Science definitions, testing, and generally getting me back to work on the mod. Shameless plug: Need a lander to carry your SEP down to the surface? Like a fine wine, SEP pairs excellently with Bluedog Design Bureau - which includes a stockalike version of the LEM lander! License: This work is presented under a Simplified BSD license. Art assets used in Surface Experiment Pack were made by Matthew (CobaltWolf) Mlodzienski and are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. All credit for the wonderful new textures/models/artwork goes to CobaltWolf, who retains the copyright to his work. All source files for the mod, including uncompiled textures and models, are available upon request. We back boys!
  3. Starting a science mode series! My discord server:
  4. Orbital Survey Plus Recent Update Detailed Notes / Thoughts Introduction Does the insta-scanning capability of the M700 Survey Scanner keep you awake at night? Are you thirsty for more realism but uninterested in complex add-ons that ignore or replace the rest of the stock resource system or add lots of parts? You might be in luck! Orbital Survey Plus is a light-weight mod that provides you with a more realistic and intuitive way to perform surveys with the survey scanner while still using the rest of the stock resource system. Gone are the arbitrary inclination requirements and instant full-body witchcraft resource reveals! The M700 will now only reveal resource data for terrain it has passed over and scanned. How It Works After deploying the M700 Survey Scanner and pressing the "start survey" button, survey of the current body will begin. As long as altitude conditions are met (which are the same as stock behavior) the scan will progress, gathering resource information for the terrain under the vessel and draining electric charge. There are no other specific orbit requirements besides current altitude. As the scan progresses, survey data is accumulated, which can be transmitted back to the KSC. As soon as you transmit your first batch of survey data the stock resource overlay becomes unlocked. When you toggle the resource overlay, you will notice that regions that haven't been scanned and transmitted will be shrouded. As your vessel gathers more data as it passes over terrain, the resource overlay will become revealed for those regions after that data is transmitted. [Science] Not only does transmitting survey data back to the KSC reveal planetary overlays, it also yields science! [Biome Overlay] This mod adds a biome overlay toolbar button to go along with the stock resource overlay. The biome overlay will be shrouded in the same way for regions that haven't been scanned and transmitted by the survey scanner. [Background Scanning] Once you get your scanner going, feel free to leave it and launch more ships! Scans will progress in the background, so there's no need to stick around and time warp. [Settings] Many of the features of OSP can be tweaked or toggled through the KSP game settings menu. For example, if you're just here for the biome overlay, the advanced surveying feature can be disabled. Download Current Version - 2.3.6 for KSP 1.4.X | 1.5.X | 1.6.X | 1.7.X | 1.8.X Spacedock | Curse *ModuleManager included and required Source code available here on Bitbucket. Pictures! Video! (Thanks KottabosGames!) Changelog License Known Bugs - At the highest time warp speed scan lines can start to zig-zag - Entering the map view can swap the biome overlay with the resource overlay sometimes - Attempting to tweak the Scan Autocomplete Threshold in the options will peg the value to 0% or 100% (workaround: change it manually in the persistent file) I primarily built this mod for me, so I don't expect anything. But if you like it and you're the tipping type, feel free.
  5. (Formerly KA-330 and KEAM) Welcome to the development thread for Kerbalow Aerospace's inflatable / expandable modules parts pack! Please feel free to leave any comments, questions or suggestions you may have for this project. KEAM Features: 4x Unique Science Experiments Distributed Impact Detection System Deployment Dynamic Sensors Wireless Temperature Sensors Radiation Environment Monitor Kerbal Inventory System Storage Space Compatibility Connected Living Space Compatibility Tweakscale Compatibility KA-330 Features: Inflatable / Expandable module Sun-tracking solar panels Functioning expanding radiators Functioning lights IVA interior cut-out view Fully furnished interior when using Near-Future Prop Flat ends for attaching any 1.25 meter docking ports KA-330 Compatibility Patches: Tweakscale Connected Living Space Kerbal Inventory / Attachment System PBR texture (reflections) patch - This is a test / demonstration / incomplete KA-330 Life Support Compatibility: With USI Life Support: Acts as a functioning habitat With Snacks: Stores snacks / soil With Keep-Fit: Is a "COMFY" room With TACLS: Contains standard life support resources Kerbalow Aerospace is 100% Dependent upon Textures Unlimited by @Shadowmage Installation: Extract the contents of the GameData folder to your GameData folder. Structure should then read GameData\Kerbalow Optional KA-330 Compatibility and Life Support Configs Installation: Copy the config files from the Optional Configs folder to GameData\Kerbalow Download Download A VERY SPECIAL THANK YOU TO: @CobaltWolf, @Nertea, @Shadowmage @Beale @Pak @steedcrugeon Kerbalow Aerospace is License CC-BY-4.0
  6. Disclaimer: I'm asking something that may be beyond my current understanding But let's boldly go ... Is there any sort of guideline or requirement or standard for a part that will contain ModuleScienceContainer? Asked in another way ... if I was dreaming of a part mod that would have that module in it, are there physics-types of constraints on the part design that I should keep in mind?
  7. I think the answer is negative but I'll ask: How can I transfer a single experiment from one science container to another container or to a Kerbal on EVA? How can I close the experiment review window without clicking "keep experiment" repeatedly? One way: enter and exit "edit action groups" This is so dumb it hurts.
  8. [a part mod inspired by Luna, Venera, Insight, Sojourner, Curiosity, plus some convenience stuff] Introduction Hi there, space-traveler! Don't just stand there; come in, look around, try out our classic hot-pants - the originals, the best, famous around the solar system! And, welcome to... Aah, more interested in rocket parts, aye? Well, no matter, we got that too. As of now, our line-up consists of just two manufacturers of very essential cosmos equipment. Martin & The Probes The up-town start-up company Martin & The Probes was funded by the income gained from the chart-topping hipster band with the same name. They focus on neat stuff for your everyday probe needs. RB-1 Spherical Probe Container (1.25m non-atmospheric lander) This product has been called the flag ship of M&TP, at least by their commercial department! This very handy spherical container protects your important scientific equipment, that someone is paying for you to bring to some place despite every scientific opportunity there having been exhausted already! Crash tolerant, comes with internal batteries and is like totally round - you'd be crazy not to buy it! RB-2 Reentry sphere (1.875m atmospheric lander) Land your probes in style with this heat resistant thingamabob! Made from the finest plastic composites on the planet. Well, on a planet. RB-4 Space Container (3.75m space or lander fairing) This positively large deployable fairing is a great fit whenever you need to send way too much sensitive equipment to space. Comes with an extra bottle of spray paint! Thermal Fairing (3.75m top cover for heat shield) Land in style on distant planets using the latest in cone-based technology! AID-X1 (0.625m decoupler) Ever wanted to put a non-stackable item on both the top and bottom of your probe? Fret no more - the Advanced Interstage Decoupler is here you help you! AID-X2 (1.5m decoupler) The larger version of the interstage decoupler lets you stack even bigger non-stackable things together! Astro Composites International Here at ACI we believe space is 20% science and 80% fashion! We focus on structural rigid components for your spectacular rocketry moments! Lightweight Hex Platform (2.5m inner diameter - probe lander platform) Sometimes, building probes vertically doesn't really cut it - spruce things up with this amazing probe platform, which comes with integrated holes! Hex Struct (1.25m - structural building block) No-one is really sure what this is intended for, so we usually just store our designer wellies in it. The top can be removed, but only by our senior engineers. Review Download Download from CKAN (RocketEmporium) or grab it from here. Dependencies Some parts (the robotic ones) are fully dependent on AnimatedAttachment to do anything useful. Many more will benefit greatly from it being installed. It will allow you to attach solar panels on the probe containers, for example. Known issues * The view from the cameras doesn't contain all effects, like atmosphere. Compatibility No known issues with any 1.4.x version. Has not been tested with earlier versions. Change log License Published under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International Public License. Credits Thanks to @Atubara for the awesome artwork in the top =) Visit for more great fan-art!
  9. A simple challenge! I looked around the forum and asked Google-sensei and incredibly, nobody seems to have codified this into a proper challenge. If someone does find the "original" thread, please notify me and excuse me for missing it (I bet it's on like page two and I'm blind...). Anyway: The challenge is simple to describe and judge, perhaps less simple to execute: Complete the stock technology tree without undertaking any interplanetary voyages! To submit an entry, simply share your save file (e.g. persistent.sfs or any quicksave SFS file). If it loads a full technology tree and has no records of interplanetary voyages (i.e. no experimental results or points for recovery of a vessel from any destination outside Kerbin's SOI), it wins and you get a cool badge. Tiers: Lax version: Do not enter the SOI of any planet other than Kerbin. Feel free to visit any place on the surface of Kerbin, the Mun, and Minmus, any orbit of these, or any part of Kerbin's atmosphere as many times as you like, but not the surface, atmosphere, or space in the SOI of any of the other planets or their moons. Breaching into orbit of The Sun is permitted, though experience tells me this doesn't help as much as one might hope. Science from mobile labs is permitted. Any and all mods are permitted, but use of HyperEdit or a similar mod to set orbits, manually alter Science points, etc. is not permitted. Using debug cheats to set orbits or edit Science points or similar progress is not permitted. The technology tree can contain mod parts or additional nodes, but all of the stock nodes must be where they are by default. Science rewards must be at a maximum of 100%, starting Science must be at a maximum of zero, etc. The game mode must be either Science or Career. Standard version: All above rules, but "gameplay mods" are restricted: mods that alter the technology tree so as to provide additional Science parts or otherwise provide additional ways of gathering Science points are permitted to be present, but your save file must not contain results from any such parts or activities. Strict version: All above rules, but the game mode must be Career, difficulty settings must not be made easier than those in Normal difficulty mode, and no craft is permitted to leave, nor can Science data be obtained in any way, from outside of Kerbin's SOI. This includes asteroid and comet visits and use of the SENTINEL infrared telescope. Mods that alter the technology tree are permitted, but only on the condition that no part from any such mod is unlocked before the entire stock technology tree is unlocked (though not all of the stock parts need be purchased). Extra strict version: All above rules, but no gameplay mods are permitted (i.e. only visual mods, performance mods, input mods, and similar are allowed). Science from mobile labs is not permitted. Extra extra strict version: All above rules, but no DLC is permitted for use, i.e. no DLC parts may be used and no Science points from Breaking Ground surface features may be obtained, though having the DLC installed is allowed. Please let me know if you find a cool exploit or other flaw in these rules. As I cannot commit to staying active in this thread and devoting time to judging submissions indefinitely, I encourage people to examine one another's save files for violations and courteously point them out. Honest attempts that fall short in some minor way still have a chance of qualifying, perhaps at a lower level or as honorable mentions, but egregious cheating is discouraged unless for the purpose of humor rather than as an official entry. Lastly, to prove that this challenge isn't bonkers or an expression of sadism, here is my own entry, which satisfies the requirements of the Standard version and some, but not all, of the requirements for all stricter versions: save file
  10. Screenshots: Trailer KSP 0.22 ! source of inspiration for Kraken Science. This Part pack include many Science parts with report values: 2 Probe Core, LittleFrog and ScaRaB system with 1 monopropellant engine : 2 Strategies for your career: Download: SpaceDock Licence : Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) Installation : Please delete your old Folder before update! ChangeLog: -------------------------------------------------------- I'm French, sorry for my bad english, thanks. If modders detect faults and wishes to use has the correction, to contact I by mp, thank you!
  11. Interkosmos - Science Parts for KSP - Interkosmos includes 6 Science parts inspired by real experiment : Photopolarimeter, Photometer, Hydrometer, IR Spectrometer, GasAnalyzer, Crystallisation Facility The Crystallisation Facility is also a Crystals Generator, with electricity and time the part could produce 50 Crystals Unit (new resource). When you recover the part full of crystals, you win 5000 Really helpful for career! Download: Spacedock / Github Licence : Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) Changelog : Graphic Patch made by @DiscoSlelge Tweakscale Compatibility patch made by @hraban
  12. I've been given @N3h3mia's blessings to officially support his excellent collection of Science Mods for KSP 1.x as he is currently unable to find the time to continue these. Please raise bug reports for this build to myself and not to N3h3mia. [ ] Official Thread (out-of-date)- overview and tutorial videos Micha's Development Thread- continued revision history, source code, bug reports, feature requests, help and support, ... NOTICE: This mod includes version checking using MiniAVC. If you opt-in, it will use the internet to check whether there is a new version available. Data is only read from the internet and no personal information is sent. For a more comprehensive version checking experience, please download the KSP-AVC Plugin. Download links Updated to 0.9.1 on 2020.06.10 NOTE: If upgrading from earlier than 0.7.1, there is a slightly changed file format. It will update automatically from an earlier version, but you won't be able to revert. Please take a backup of your saves before installing. GitHub SpaceDock CurseForge On CKAN as "Nehemiah Engineering Orbital Science" Changes from 0.9.0 (Full Changelog) Significantly nerfed science payout for all experiments.Fix experiments automatically starting if there are insufficient crew in the Lab. (No longer creates a KAC alarm unless the experiment is actually running). Fix experiments not pausing when crew leaves the Lab. Fix "Finalize" not showing the experiment abbreviation. Kemini: Fix being unable to Move and Finalize an experiment if the Lab does not also have storage as is the case with the HGR SoyJuice pods. Kemini: Fix multiple experiments accruing Lab Time from all Labs. Known Issues Reporting new issues If running with mods, try to reproduce the issue without any mods. Please supply steps on how to reproduce the issue. Attach your log file (KSP.log, found in the KSP game directory) and optionally a save-game which can be used to reproduce the issue. Ideally raise the bug report on the GitHub tracker. Mod Incompatibilitiers Kerbalism: Reports of NEOS (specifically, KEES), contracts unable to be completed when Kerbalism is installed. Fixed by Kerbalism team - use Kerbalism 3.0 or later. General The "interior overlay" is not displayed properly for parts which have an IVA. Overview This set of mods consists of 3 main components: Kemini Research Program (KRP) - early-game orbital science experiments for the Mk1 command pod. requires ModuleManager compatible with a range of third-party command pods. Kerbal Environment Effects Study (KEES) - mid-game orbital science experiments for your first orbital stations. requires KIS recommends K2 / Corvus or similar 2-Kerbal pods Orbital Station Science (OSS) (Was: OMS/KLS) - end-game experiments for large long-duration stations, requiring heavy lifters and significant station infrastructure. The basic premise is that experiments are run in "Labs". Labs, Lab Equipment, and Experiments are launched separately. Equipment must be installed into the correct lab, and Experiments can only be run on certain Equipment. KRP and KEES are simpler variants with some/all of the equipment/labs pre-integrated. Once an Experiment has been installed, it can be "Run", which will take some time. The idea is not to time-warp to completion, but to run the experiments in the background while performing other missions. When done, an Experiment can be "Finalized" and must then be returned to Kerbin. Quick Tutorials NB: From v0.7 onwards, this set of mods also has in-game KSPedia entries showing basic usage. Kemini Research Program Kerbal Environmental Effects Study Orbital Station Science
  13. Nehemiah Engineering Orbital Science Development Thread This is Micha's development thread for the Nehemiah Engineering Orbital Science mod collection originally by @N3h3mia. This thread will continue until such a time as Nehemiah is able to resume work on his mods. Please use this thread to discuss ongoing development, raising bugs, and testing pre-releases. The release thread is probably better to discuss the current stable release and general gameplay questions. I hugely appreciate people testing these builds and posting any bugs, feature requests, balance suggestions, or contributions in this thread. The pre-release builds are only available via Github. Releases on GitHub (KSP1.7) Link to last KSP1.2.x Version Resources @N3h3mia's Original Thread - contains original mod information, video tutorials, and more. Micha's Release Thread - contains current release information (duplicated here) Source Code on GitHub Version History From 0.7b3 onwards, only major changes are listed here. For a more detailed set of changes, please see the Changelog on Github.
  14. Current version: 1.0.2 for KSP 1.6.x License: CC Attribution Share Alike 4.0 International ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I've been using this part for awhile now since the stock one is way to big for some rovers and pods and I don't like to take up so much space to return multiple copies of an experiment. Anyway I searched all over for something that would work and this is all I was able to find and it was way out of date and did not function with 1.5.1. The mod was originally made by Talisar but he has not been around for a very long time and the license grants me the write to continue to work on it so here it is in case someone else has the same needs I do. v 2.0 (06/04/2020) - Added the ability to "collect all" science from the vessel the container is attached to by right clicking on the container. - Added "Collect All" to the action group abilities. v 1.0.3 (06/02/2020 - Updated for KSP v 1.9.1 v 1.0.2 (12/20/2018 - Updated for KSP v1.6 v 1.0 (12/03/2018) - Reconfigured folder structure and updated all cfg files for KSP v1.5.1 Available on CKAN Download from Spacedock
  15. PRE-RELEASE Beta Testers & Translators Wanted specific question - does it work with 1.7.3? Download on SpaceDock, Github or Curseforge. Available on CKAN. Biomatic This is the new thread. Original thread here. A utility to allow easier science gathering in orbit, by automatically de-warping when entering a biome which hasn't been listed. . Simple biome identification, notification, tracking, and warp stopping. adopted for curation by @zer0Kerbal — originally by @Biff Space The Biomatic sensor identifies the biome that the ship is in / above, and shows the information in a small text window. Optionally the ship's situation (high / low space, high / low flight, landed, splashed) can be shown as well. Biomes where science has been done can be added to a list, which is used together with a kill warp option to de-warp the ship when entering an un-listed biome. The list of biomes can be per-vessel, or global. It is integrated with the stock toolbar by default, but can be configured to use blizzy's. (Change 'stock' to 'blizzy' in the config file). The Biomatic Part The Biomatic part is found under the science tab. In career or science mode, it is found in the 'Space Exploration' node of the tech tree - this must be researched before Biomatic will work, either as a part or as a Module Manager add-on to command pods. Module Manager Patch(es) adds Biomatic to any command module or probe core [OPTIONAL] makes Start the techRequired for the Biomatic part Dependencies Kerbal Space Program Module Manager Recommends [NEW] ToolbarController [NEW] ClickThroughBlocker Suggests Toolbar (Blizzy's) On Demand Fuel Cells (ODFC) Field Training Facility (FTF) Field Training Lab (FTL) Docking Port Descriptions More Hitchhikers PicoPort Shielded Transparent Command Pods Repressurized Nuke Refueled Vanguard ProbiTronics CTN Stork Delivery System (SDS) SimpleLogistics SimpleConstruction Not So Simple Construction B9 Stock Switches (BSS) HotBeverages! Installation The Biomatic folder needs to be unzipped and put in your KSP\GameData folder: Feedback Any comments and suggestions for improvements are welcome, as are reports of bugs / problems - please let me know what you think. Licence Biomatic, its associated files and the source code are all released under the GPLv3 license, text here: Original: Be Kind: Lithobrake, not jakebrake! Keep your Module Manager up to date Thank you to @tinygrox for pushing the localization code! v1.3.2.0 original: 11 Aug 2018 0K updated: 02 Feb 2020 zed'K Source: GitHub License:
  16. Autonomous Lander for the Kerbin subsystem with a 3 Crew capacity and 3300m/s of delta V in vacuum. Can be set up in Career game with a Tech level 6 requirement only (for the Cheetah engine and the Mk1-3 Command Pod). Mods used : Restock, Tweakscale and Nebula Decals. Also variants can be set up to bring this lander to other celestial body: here Moho. A dedicated nuclear craft brought the lander at a 500km orbit. Note : the conical fuel tanks which collide with the main cylindrical one have been emptied to prevent an ugly part clipping.
  17. In order to make science less unrealistic and more challenging, I present to you the Science Elaboration System (original discussion thread here). This mod aims to make the road from experiment to parts more challenging, adding gameplay, without making things too grindy. A chart comparing the current science system to the Science Elaboration System (C)(TM)(SCIENCE!) Overview Planned features (subject to change): Multiple science types (at least one for every major category like aero, engines, science, structural, etc) Technology nodes and building upgrades need one or more of these science types to unlock (cost tweakable in settings) Science can be made by processing data in science labs (processing is slow and can be sped up by using high-tech labs or multiple cheaper labs) Processed science has to be transmitted or transported to the R&D lab (much like the current system but with more shiny buttons to press) Data is gained by science instruments, science multipliers are now data multipliers Lab efficiency: higher-tier labs need less data per science and work faster, but require far more power Lab bonus efficiency: research lab location (atmospheric planet or not, orbiting or not, etc) affects science production, relevant science types will get a production bonus or penalty Fast labs and large setups require serious power supplies (more than a single solar panel), perhaps detect mods like Near Future Electrical/Solar and Interstellar and adjust requirements Entry-level research lab with terrible efficiency. Support for science mods if feasible, include default configuration file Lots of options to disable or tweak parts you don't like Things I'd like your opinion on and may or may not be included (you can consider these more like statements rather than planned features, please react!): Data decays over time unless stored in a powered lab Data is a resource and can not be transmitted, but it can be moved in the way traditional science can (this requires you to bring a mobile research lab or a return rocket and will probably make things a lot harder, but maybe too hard. Maybe a inefficient autonomous lab is an idea?) Higher tier science types require lower tier science types as an ingredient Whatever feasible features you can come up with! Meta-research: faster and more efficient research for unlocked science labs Metadata: gain bonus data (unlock with research and strategies) NYFAQTWPBAFIIDNITN (Not Yet Frequently Asked Questions That Would Probably Be Asked Frequently If I Did Not Include This NYFAQTWPBAFIIDNITN) Q: Why is this WIP? A: This is the first major mod I'm making, and I need to figure out the Unity and KSP API, learn C# (I'm already familiar with C and have recompiled mods in the past), and likely reverse engineer other projects before I can start making my own stuff. As I am a physics university student, I barely have spare time, so this will take a while. Please do not expect (rapid) development. I am also still thinking about what I would like this mod to become and how that fits with your expectations. Q: Why do you want me to give you opinions? A: I value your input! You might see things from different perspectives and allow this mod to become better than the Science Elaboration System mod in the parallel universe where I didn't want your opinions! Q: Where will you be pushing code 'n stuff to? A: To this repo: I tend to delay commits a lot though, so don't worry if there hasn't been a commit in a month. Q: Roadmap? A: Q: NOOOO DONT IMPLUMENT DIS STUPID FEETURE!!!(one)(eleven) A: ...that's not a question. I can't please everyone but I will try to add configuration settings so you can play the way you like. Downloads Heh, you can put a reminder on your calendar for next year or something.
  18. INTRODUCING THE RSV DOLPHIN The RSV (ReSearch Vessel) Dolphin is the Proverbial 'Big Mama' of long range research and experimentation featuring Premium QualityTM Cabins For scientists and Researchers away from Home. Just look at how happy they are! Craft Link; craft file here Hopefully in the future I hope to put this badboy on Laythe as Mobilebase/Refueling Station for seaplane SSTOs But I don't have the talent or skillz to get her into orbit let alone over to Laythe, any help would be appreciated ~Chad
  19. Download on SpaceDock or Github or CKAN, or Curseforge Solar Science (SS) Adopted by @zer0Kerbal, originally by Snoopy 20111 (@Snoopy20111) Salutations! May the sunlight always be upon you! A science part mod that adds two Deep Space Solar Experiments to Kerbal Space Program. Preamble by @Snoopy 20111: This small mod adds a couple new scientific instruments (such as the one pictured here) which do science specifically around the most wondrous body in the Kerbol system. Both of these instruments are based upon instruments currently aboard the SOHO and STEREO spacecraft. It also adds a few new flags. Remember to Praise the Sun! Installation Directions: Use CKAN Changelog Summary See ChangeLog for full details of mod changes Known Issues See Known Issues for full details of feature requests, and known issues Dependencies Kerbal Space Program may work on other versions (YMMV) Recomends Comprehensive Kerbal Archive Network (CKAN) Suggests Biomatic Docking Port Descriptions Shielded PicoPort On Demand Fuel Cells Field Training Facility Field Training Lab Transparent Command Pods Nuke Tiny Parts Scrap Yard DaMichel's AeroRadial DaMichel's CargoBays DaMichel's Fuselage DaMichel's Spherical Tanks SimpleLogistics! SimpleConstructon! Not So SimpleConstructon! Deadly Reentry Lite Vanguard ProbiTronics CTN B9 Stock Switches HotBeverages Supports Module Manager Kerbal Changelog Contract Configurator Conflicts none known red box below is a link to forum post on how to get support License aka Legal Mumbo Jumbo Source: GitHub License: *** All bundled mods are distributed under their own licenses*** *** All art assets (textures, models, animations) are distributed under their own licenses*** Original Thread Download Source: GitHub License: Be Kind: Lithobrake, not jakebrake! Keep your Module Manager up to date v1.2.0.0 original: 01 Oct 2019 zed'K | updated: 17 Mar 2020 zed'K
  20. Previous thread. This new thread was necessary because of loss of my old email, forgotten password, some source files, and hosting site (you will be missed, Kerbal Stuff) Salutations! May the sunlight always be upon you! *Update v1.1.0: New Sound Effects and Realtime solar images! Update v1.1.1: New licensing, preparing for a handover to @zer0Kerbal. Check for his thread linked below. Check the changelog for more details This small mod adds a couple new scientific instruments (such as the one pictured here) which do science specifically around the most wondrous body in the Kerbol system. Both of these instruments are based upon instruments currently aboard the SOHO and STEREO spacecraft, and when experiments are run, real, recent images are displayed. It also adds a few new flags. To install Like most other mods, simply download the file (Linked at the bottom), unzip it, and drop the folder it gives you into Kerbal Space Program>GameData. Notes: The Source Code, models, textures, and sounds are provided. These are in .cs, .fbx, .png, and .wav formats, respectively, and are all found in the folder Solar Science > Source. By the license, you can do anything you please with them as long as you don't profit and you give credit to me. Preferably, this would amount to mention of "Snoopy 20111." Remember to Praise the Sun! Screenshots: Review from KottabosGames (v1.04): Changelog: Roadmap (???) Download here on Spacedock Curse mirror Google Drive Mirror (Solar Science v1.1.0) This work is licensed under the MIT License.
  21. (Firstly, let me add a disclaimer that I'm writing this late at night based on a rambling note I made on my phone at like 1am the night before, so bear with me if this starts to lose coherence.) Something I've found rather dissatisfying about the base-game science system (ignoring career, which I have other issues with) is that there's generally no point, mechanics-wise, to keeping a scientific mission in its final orbit after you fire off all your experiments. No reason to keep that first crewed orbiter in orbit for more than it takes to click "save crew report", no reason to go for an orbital probe rather than a landing or flyby, and definitely no reason to have more than one probe in the same place once you've gotten all the science parts unlocked and figure out how to cram them all in one craft. The idea I've had to solve this involves two major systems being added to the game: Having science parts that can continuously log data, returning science based on the amount of data logged Having events that occur that can be observed through a variety of means for science gain The first system gives a big reason to have something stay active in the same situation, by providing a direct reward based on how long it stays there. Rolling-recording imaging probes, microgravity-effects-on-Kerbals studies, and However, the gain needs to be asymptotic (increases towards by an ever-decreasing amount, never exceeding it) to some amount (such as 2x the science from the base experiment), to prevent someone from being able to unlock the tech tree with a Stayputnik, a solar panel, a 2HOT, and timewarp. How these data logs are returned can be an additional system, providing new choices to be made, with relative advantages and disadvantages of any method. (One example could be sending data in large batches vs sending it back continuously.) The second system would be a fair bit more complex. The core idea is that there are numerous events that can occur - eclipses/transits, magnetic field changes, solar flares, impacts, celestial events such as supernovas, etc. - that, if "seen" by an actively-logging science part, provide large science bonuses. On top of this core would be several layers of complexity. Firstly, the larger the variety in the parts used to observe the event, the greater the return (within reasonable bounds of what can be used for observations, of course) - observing a solar flare with a visible-light telescope wouldn't provide as much data as observing one with that plus a magnetometer logging the effect it has on Kerbin's magnetic field. Secondly, using multiple of the same part to observe the same event can also increase science gain, based on factors such as distance between them - observing a magnetic-field fluctuation with several satellites in various points around Kerbin would give more science than an observation with just one. And finally, there'd be two main types of events: ones that are brief (<5 seconds) and/or unpredictable, and ones that are long (several minutes at least) and/or predictable. The former would generally be things easily observable by automatic instruments, while the latter may often require manual observations. In either case, when an event is logged, the player would be given a notification in some manner, indicating what was observed by what instruments on which craft and allowing the science yield from the data to be gathered. I'd love to see this system in a mod, but sadly, I don't have the skills to make that happen, so I'm kinda just throwing this idea out there to see what people think ^^;
  22. This mod seeks to expand the science lab system. It currently adds a smaller, one-kerbal lab, and a 4-in-1 science package. Currently uses stock meshes since I suck at 3d art . Works for KSP 1.8.1 and up See Github for downloads. Github:
  23. (Formerly KA-330 and KEAM) Welcome to the release thread for Kerbalow Aerospace's inflatable / expandable modules parts pack! Please feel free to leave any comments, questions or suggestions you may have for this project. KEAM Features: 4x Unique Science Experiments Distributed Impact Detection System Deployment Dynamic Sensors Wireless Temperature Sensors Radiation Environment Monitor Kerbal Inventory System Storage Space Compatibility Connected Living Space Compatibility Tweakscale Compatibility KA-330 Features: Inflatable / Expandable module Sun-tracking solar panels Functioning expanding radiators Functioning lights IVA interior cut-out view Fully furnished interior when using Near-Future Prop Flat ends for attaching any 1.25 meter docking ports KA-330 Compatibility Patches: Tweakscale Connected Living Space Kerbal Inventory / Attachment System PBR texture (reflections) patch - This is a test / demonstration / incomplete KA-330 Life Support Compatibility: With USI Life Support: Acts as a functioning habitat With Snacks: Stores snacks / soil With Keep-Fit: Is a "COMFY" room With TACLS: Contains standard life support resources Kerbalow Aerospace is 100% Dependent upon Textures Unlimited by @Shadowmage Installation: Extract the contents of the GameData folder to your GameData folder. Structure should then read GameData\Kerbalow Optional KA-330 Compatibility and Life Support Configs Installation: Copy the config files from the Optional Configs folder to GameData\Kerbalow Download Download A VERY SPECIAL THANK YOU TO: @CobaltWolf, @Nertea, @Shadowmage @Beale @Pak @steedcrugeon Kerbalow Aerospace is License CC-BY-4.0
  24. I hope I won't be accidentally double posting this, but I do not remember sharing my idea for a more involved Career/Science System I made half a year ago. The following could potentially be handled as a mod, but I am hoping with some feedback and refinement, it could be worthy of a future update since Career Mode and Science desperately need changes. The following Science Manifesto tackles that, along with changes to the Admin Building and Tech Tree. Copied from a PDF I wrote: THE SCIENCE MANIFESTO: CAREER OVERHAUL SCIENCE TYPES Instead of a generic “Science”, it would be split into 3 science types or “currencies”: Biology, Chemistry, and Material. Different science experiments can provide a varying degree of each. Generic instruments could provide all three, while more specialized would only provide one or two. The purpose of the different science currencies would still be used to unlock tech nodes, which now cost different amounts of each. It could also be used for contracts or for events (more on those later) Biology, Chemistry, and Material Science CHANGES TO EXPERIMENT RESULTS Experiment results are no longer abstracted. You no longer receive a ScienceDef result immediately after running an experiment. Instead, you receive one of two new result types: Data or Sample Data: Functions very similar to how science results are treated now. Experiments that generate number values (Thermometer, Barometer, etc.) will create a “Data” result. Data results can be transmitted via the CommNet system Samples: Experiments that collect a physical substance (Drills, soil scoops, gas chromatographs, etc) generate a “Sample.” Samples cannot be transmitted via CommNet, but you can run a second experiment on a Sample to convert it into Data, which you can then transmit. Converting a Sample into Data destroys the sample, leaving only the Data result. One sample could be run through different experiments and be converted into different kinds of data. Here could be some Sample Types: Atmospheric: Air or gaseous substances collected anywhere on a planetary body Soil: Ground sample collected anywhere on a body while “landed” Rock: Geologic sample collected from either specific biomes or from terrain scatters Liquid: Collected while “Splashed Down” Particle: A more complex sample that could be collected anywhere in the solar system. Such as solar wind plasma, Neutrinos, comet tail particles, etc. Samples can be collected and stored or moved. I am thinking is a KIS-style manner, where each takes up space and has mass. Different storage parts could be made to storage different kinds of and/or amounts of samples. Parts could be configured to spawn with a sample already in its inventory, such as to ship experiments to orbital labs (Plant growth, Material bay, etc.) Upon either transmitting, or returning the sample you will receive a science notification. The menu for this can be set very similarly to how contracts are now. An icon on the GUI can be added for science result logs and would flash once a new result is obtained from either a transmitted Data result, or a completed research project (See: R&D Building, Science Teams). It is from the new menu that you will obtain ScienceDef results, instead of when the experiment is first run. SCIENCE PART TYPES Science parts can now be more specialized. Parts could even be used only to collect samples, without providing any data, or to do both: Collector: These parts could run and generate a sample depending on the condition and biome of the craft. The Sample is added to an internal inventory where it can be moved to be worked on. Film Camera: Takes images and generates a “sample” film that must be returned Digital Camera: More advanced Camera that can develop or take digital pictures which are created as “Data” instead Instruments: These science parts take measurements of the environment or craft conditions, which are created as “Data” Labs: Lab parts take an input Sample, examine it (destroying it in the process) and converts it into “Data” that can then be transmitted R&D BUILDING The R&D Building now has four sections instead of the current two: Archives: Functions as it does now (Or can be removed) Warehouse: Stores samples collected during missions that return to Kerbin. Samples can be discarded sold, or moved to the Research Lab for analysis. The Warehouse Inventory can be accessed from the VAB/SPH or nearby in the world (Like KIS) to transfer returned samples back to a craft, if needed. Research Lab: Science teams in the research lab can analyze samples from the Warehouse for a much greater science return than in-situ experiments. You can run an in-depth analysis for each of the Science types (Bio, Chem, and Mat). Each analysis destroys the sample as part of the research, and subsequent runs of the same analysis on samples from the same biome yield vastly diminishing returns and/or take longer. In addition to increased science returns, sample research/analysis from a Research Lab has a chance to trigger an event. Events can be beneficial, detrimental, or preferably provide a number of player choices. For example, a sample from Duna could be found to potentially have micro-organisms. You could have the choice of exposing them to radiation or some other substance. Each choice would have an associated cost and either a randomized result, or a specific one depending on the sample and the Event. Events can be wildly different with different choices, and the percentage of each could be adjusted as to be less randomized. Development Lab: The development lab is the Tech Tree/Technology tab as it is in stock today. A couple of changes are that, like sample analysis, each node takes time to research. The cost of each node will now be one or more of the three new science types; depending on what it unlocks. Nodes for structural parts can cost more Material than other sciences, electrical or propulsion can cost more Chemistry, while manned or life support parts could cost more Biology. Other desirable changes to the Tech Tree system could be implemented here as well. One such change is using nodes to unlocked upgrade technologies and not necessarily “parts” alone. Nodes could even research KSC building upgrades, or Kerbal abilities. A tech node can unlock a part such as a manned capsule. The capsule has built-in RCS and auto-pilot but both are locked. Two nodes later on the tech tree could then “unlock” the ability for new crafts with that capsule to use each the built-in RCS, or its probe core. SCIENCE TEAMS Both sample research and tech node research now take time and funds. Each active research takes a certain amount of funds per day to maintain research. Providing Additional or reduced funding will affect the time it takes to complete each project. Funding would be managed from the Admin Building, along with any other R&D Policies. Research Projects are done by Science Teams. KSC has one Science Team by default, plus one per level of the R&D Building for a total of four teams at the highest level. A science team can be assigned to either research a sample, or a tech tree node. Starting out, you may have both teams analyzing samples for early science gain, and then switch both to research tech nodes once enough is obtained. MOBILE PROCESSING LABS The MPL and other parts like it will function very similarly to the R&D Building in that it provides you with the same three sample analysis options. Instead of requiring funds, MPLs need to be crewed and provided with power (and maybe eventually life support). Each MPL will provide a new science team. The efficiency of the MPL will be based on the Kerbals’ experience, and the results based on the location similar to stock now. Perhaps MPLs could also research tech tree nodes, especially if the tech tree is expanded. EXPERIMENT RESULT FLOWCHARTS The following are flowcharts to show the process for running experiments and obtaining science. INSTRUMENT EXAMPLE In this example, a simple instrument part is run. This generates a “Data” result, which can then be transmitted via an antenna, or returned for the same science gain. COLLECTOR AND LAB EXAMPLE This example shows a part used to collect a sample which is optionally returned to KSC, ran through and X-ray “lab” experiment, or a centrifuge. You would need to gather three samples with the soil collector in order to do all three options. MULTI-SITE AND MPL EXAMPLE This more complex example shows the many options from collecting a sample physically with a Kerbal and then processing it through multiple different experiments. It also shows a possible Event triggered by running a sample analysis in the MPL. I know it is a lot, but any thoughts or feedback?
  25. So I put together a rover to collect some Science from around the KSC, and I put four Experiment Storage Unit's on it so I wouldn't need to recover it constantly. I had also had four of each experiment I was bringing, so I expected them to all get collected. Then I noticed X Science was showing I couldn't run an experiment any more, despite the fact more runs were in fact required to fill the bar and enough science parts were present, so I checked the experiments. Turns out some of them had failed to collect. Thinking about it, this had also just happened while I was collecting the atmospheric analysis science from Kerbin's upper atmosphere with a totally different craft. Best I can tell, this is because I had all the Experiment Storage Unit's on an action group together, and they must have all collected from the same part at the same time. New since 1.8.1 as far as I know. While I have mod's installed, which is why I'm putting this here, I do not believe them to be at fault. Any experiment + 2 action grouped Experiment Storage Unit's on a craft should allow this to be replicated EDIT: Actually, it looks like they need to be on the same stage - so no decouplers in-between. Maybe. EDIT 2: Figured it out- this doesn't work with the Science Jr. or Mystery Goo. Haven't gone up to 1.9 yet, so I can't speak for that.