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Continuing one of the greatest mods to ever exist in this game Astronomer's Visual Pack is a comprehensive visual overhaul for Kerbal Space Program originally developed by Astronomer. I have been a huge fan of Astronomer's work since my first steps into Kerbal Space Program, during 2014. 2015 would see the hiatus of EnvironmentalVisualEnhancements development, along with the unfortunate demise of Astronomer's Visual Pack, as the version of EVE it ran on, a version made for alpha KSP, deprecated. Even as the development of EnvironmentalVisualEnhancements gained traction once more, Astronomer ceased to appear in the KSP community. Since 2016, I have been attempting to restore and expand the gorgeous visual overhaul that was Astronomer's Visual Pack, through rewriting, remaking, and repackaging. This is the product of that work. Through adapting stock KSP canon and sci-fi imagination, Astronomer's Visual Pack aims to turn Kerbal Space Program into the most immersive, beautiful experience a player can get. Downloads Stock JNSQ Installation CKAN Check the "Astronomer's Visual Pack" mod. You will be prompted to choose a texture resolution. Install and enjoy! GitHub Acquire the latest release of "Astronomer's Visual Pack" from GitHub. Drop the "GameData" folder inside the archive into your KSP installation. Download a texture resolution of your choice. (2k, 4k, and 8k downloads are currently available). Drop the "GameData" folder inside the archive into your KSP installation. Download the latest versions of the dependencies necessary for the mod to function. This includes: EnvironmentalVisualEnhancementsScattererModuleManager TextureReplacer (Optional) Download the optional mods for extended features: DistantObjectEnhancement (what the name suggests) Chatterer (immersive audio enhancements) PlanetShine (planet shine effect on your ships) KS3P (post-processing that integrates directly into KSP's engine) KopernicusExpansion EVAFootprints (footprints on the surface of bodies) (Optional) Use KSPRC's textures alongside Astronomer's Visual Pack: To install KSPRC side by side with AVP, first download and install Kopernicus, download the latest KSPRC release, drag and drop the KSPRC folder in the archive into your GameData, and remove all files and folders inside except Terrain and PluginData, i.e. you only have a KSPRC folder with Terrain and PluginData left in your GameData. (Optional) 43k Kerbin clouds (will gobble up RAM, CPU, GPU/requires a beefy system) Disclaimer: Astronomer's Visual Pack is a visual pack for the stock planetary system only. It is best played with the optional enhancements. Standalone mods confirmed to be compatible with AVP include KSPRC (using the installation method described above), SVT, and OPM-VO. AVP is not compatible with other stock visual mods, such as Stock Visual Enhancements, Spectra, stock EVE (BoulderCo), Sci-Fi-VE, Graphics Enhancements Assembly, etc. Do not install a combination of AVP + other stock visual mods. Installs with this issue visible will likely not receive support. Features Up to 43k Kerbin clouds High-res volumetric clouds Bioluminescent clouds for Laythe 7 cloud layers for Jool at up to 8k Glow for all non-atmospheric bodies where relevant Up to 8k auroras Sandstorms and surface dust Snow on Kerbin, Duna, and Laythe Lightning on Eve, Kerbin, Duna, and Laythe 4k custom skybox by Astronomer Geysers on Minmus, Laythe, and Eeloo Optional compatibility with KSPRC textures Custom loading screens and tips Compatibility with most other cloud packs. More I likely forgot to list... Featuring the mods (must install dependencies): Environmental Visual Enhancements - rbray89, WazWaz Used for clouds, dust, aurorae, and numerous other atmospheric and non-atmospheric enhancements. ModuleManager - sarbian Used to ensure compatibility and functionality. TextureReplacer - shaw, RangeMachine, and others Used for skybox and custom menu logo. Scatterer - blackrack Used for atmospheric scattering and oceanic enhancement. Optional enhancements: Kopernicus - Thomas P. Only used when KSPRC textures are installed alongside Astronomer's Visual Pack KSPRC (textures only) - Proot Provides high-definition textures and models for planets and their terrain. Distant Object Enhancement - MOARdV Makes distant celestial objects and slightly less distant ships visible against deep space Planetshine - Valerian Provides the real life "Planetshine" effect for your ships Chatterer - Athlonic Provides auditory enhancements for extra immersion KS3P - The White Guardian Minimal FPS-hit visual effects, post processing effects in a drag and drop mod Support I'm commonly active on the Kerbal Space Program Subreddit Discord, go ahead and ping me there if you need help. You can also just reply below with your KSP.log and perhaps a screenshot. License THIS MOD IS LICENSED UNDER Creative Commons - Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0) WHAT THIS MEANS: You may create derivations of this mod and its contents. You may utilize and adapt this mod and its contents in your own works. You may NOT use this mod or any of its contents for commercial purposes. You may NOT gain royalties from work containing any of this mod's contents. You must give credit to me (themaster401, current developer) and Astronomer (original creator of Astronomer's Visual Pack) if adapting this mod and indicate changes made if applicable. All derivations must also be licensed under CC-BY-NC-SA. Screenshots I LOVE SCREENSHOTS! The most magnificent of shots taken with AVP and submitted in replies may find their way into the loading screens!