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[1.4.X] Mk2 Expansion v1.8.2 [update 7/11/2018]

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Whats the name of the vtol craft on the front page top left and is it available in a craft file 

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The Mallet and Boost-O-Tron both run their thrust particle effects all the time. Is this a known bug?

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That sounds like an unwanted interaction with another mod. Without knowing more, best guess is something with RealPlume. If you remove the GameData/Mk2Expansion/Patches/M2X_RealPlumeStock.cfg, does the problem go away?

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Hi SuicidalInsanity,

I would love to check out your mod, but it doesn't seem to work yet in KSP version 1.4.4.

Are you planning on updating the mod or is there a different solution?

It would be nice if you could help me out with this.

 

The Mad Scientist

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M2X has been updated to 1.4.4 on Spacedock/GitHub, should fix your issue.
Basically the same as previous 1.4.x version of M2X, with some minor improvements/fixes:
--Updated part Specular masks/texturemaps for improved TexturesUnlimited compatibility
--Boosted EngineFX particle density, plumes should look a bit better now
--Rontgen atmCurve tweaked, should be more usable on Duna now
--Example craft no longer contain stock legacy parts
--Fixes Banshee/Whirligig unpiloted craft engine activation bug; craft with these engines should no longer take off if the pilot goes EVA

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MK2 and MK3 expansions are two of my "must have" mods!

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Module Manager is throwing up errors in relation to TweakScale (which I do not have installed).

KSP 1.4.5, most recent MK2 Expansion (via CKAN)

 

As far as I can tell, this is not causing any problems with the parts, just an error message when loading.

These are the errors in the logfile, I can post more of the log if needed.

[ModuleManager] Error - Can not find the node to paste in @PART[M2X_OMSpod] : #@TWEAKSCALEBEHAVIOR[Engine]/MODULE[TweakScale]
[ModuleManager] Error - Can not find the node to paste in @PART[M2X_RATO] : #@TWEAKSCALEBEHAVIOR[Engine]/MODULE[TweakScale]
[ModuleManager] Error - Can not find the node to paste in @PART[M2X_RadialAASRB] : #@TWEAKSCALEBEHAVIOR[Engine]/MODULE[TweakScale]
[ModuleManager] Error - Can not find the node to paste in @PART[M2X_LinearAerospike] : #@TWEAKSCALEBEHAVIOR[Engine]/MODULE[TweakScale]
[ModuleManager] Error - Can not find the node to paste in @PART[M2X_AugmentedRocket] : #@TWEAKSCALEBEHAVIOR[Engine]/MODULE[TweakScale]
[ModuleManager] Error - Can not find the node to paste in @PART[M2X_ESTOC] : #@TWEAKSCALEBEHAVIOR[Engine]/MODULE[TweakScale]
[ModuleManager] Error - Can not find the node to paste in @PART[M2X_IonEngine] : #@TWEAKSCALEBEHAVIOR[Engine]/MODULE[TweakScale]
[ModuleManager] Error - Can not find the node to paste in @PART[M2X_Jumpjet] : #@TWEAKSCALEBEHAVIOR[Engine]/MODULE[TweakScale]
[ModuleManager] Error - Can not find the node to paste in @PART[M2X_FuselageRVTOLE] : #@TWEAKSCALEBEHAVIOR[Engine]/MODULE[TweakScale]
[ModuleManager] Error - Can not find the node to paste in @PART[M2X_LiftFan] : #@TWEAKSCALEBEHAVIOR[Engine]/MODULE[TweakScale]
[ModuleManager] Error - Can not find the node to paste in @PART[M2X_FuselageLiftFan] : #@TWEAKSCALEBEHAVIOR[Engine]/MODULE[TweakScale]
[ModuleManager] Error - Can not find the node to paste in @PART[M2X_MATTOCK] : #@TWEAKSCALEBEHAVIOR[Engine]/MODULE[TweakScale]
[ModuleManager] Error - Can not find the node to paste in @PART[M2X_Pegasus] : #@TWEAKSCALEBEHAVIOR[Engine]/MODULE[TweakScale]
[ModuleManager] Error - Can not find the node to paste in @PART[M2X_Pluto] : #@TWEAKSCALEBEHAVIOR[Engine]/MODULE[TweakScale]
[ModuleManager] Error - Can not find the node to paste in @PART[M2X_Ramjet] : #@TWEAKSCALEBEHAVIOR[Engine]/MODULE[TweakScale]
[ModuleManager] Error - Can not find the node to paste in @PART[M2X_AtomicJet] : #@TWEAKSCALEBEHAVIOR[Engine]/MODULE[TweakScale]
[ModuleManager] Error - Can not find the node to paste in @PART[M2X_SCRamjet] : #@TWEAKSCALEBEHAVIOR[Engine]/MODULE[TweakScale]
[ModuleManager] Error - Can not find the node to paste in @PART[M2X_Siddeley] : #@TWEAKSCALEBEHAVIOR[Engine]/MODULE[TweakScale]
[ModuleManager] Error - Can not find the node to paste in @PART[M2X_Turbofan] : #@TWEAKSCALEBEHAVIOR[Engine]/MODULE[TweakScale]
[ModuleManager] Error - Can not find the node to paste in @PART[M2X_Turbojet] : #@TWEAKSCALEBEHAVIOR[Engine]/MODULE[TweakScale]
[ModuleManager] Error - Can not find the node to paste in @PART[M2X_Turboprop] : #@TWEAKSCALEBEHAVIOR[Engine]/MODULE[TweakScale]
[ModuleManager] Error - Can not find the node to paste in @PART[M2X_HeavyVTOL] : #@TWEAKSCALEBEHAVIOR[Engine]/MODULE[TweakScale]
[ModuleManager] Error - Can not find the node to paste in @PART[M2X_FF5WayRCS] : #@TWEAKSCALEBEHAVIOR[Engine]/MODULE[TweakScale]
[ModuleManager] Error - Can not find the node to paste in @PART[M2X_OMSBlister] : #@TWEAKSCALEBEHAVIOR[Engine]/MODULE[TweakScale]
[ModuleManager] Error - Can not find the node to paste in @PART[M2X_PGRCS] : #@TWEAKSCALEBEHAVIOR[Engine]/MODULE[TweakScale]
[ModuleManager] Error - Can not find the node to paste in @PART[M2X_RCRCS] : #@TWEAKSCALEBEHAVIOR[Engine]/MODULE[TweakScale]
[ModuleManager] Error - Can not find the node to paste in @PART[M2X_RCSBlister] : #@TWEAKSCALEBEHAVIOR[Engine]/MODULE[TweakScale]
[ModuleManager] Error - Can not find the node to paste in @PART[M2X_SCRCS] : #@TWEAKSCALEBEHAVIOR[Engine]/MODULE[TweakScale]
[ModuleManager] Errors in patch prevents the creation of the cache
[ModuleManager] ModuleManager: 7469 patches applied, found <color=orange>28 errors</color>
28 errors related to GameData/Mk2Expansion/Patches/M2X_Tweakscale.cfg

 

 

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This is pretty nifty,

One thing though, could we get nodes on the insides of the service bays? Currently I'm having to use the radial attachments on them to get a node for other things, such as inline reaction wheels and the winch. which can look a little ugly on the other side depending on what it's attached to.

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The Mk2 service bay has interior nodes; they're just not on by default. Right click on the bay, there is an 'Interstage Nodes' button in the popup menu that toggles the interior nodes on and off.

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thanks, that helps. :)

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2 hours ago, simsooler357 said:

"Hyper blast" has too much heat, why is it needed then?

For SSTOs that don't need Oxidizer at all. For simply going reeeeally fast on just jet engines. And for unique opportunities to save on Oxidizer mass if you build spaceplanes very well.

Here's a airplane that could circle Kerbin on its Hyperblast. Unfortunately its TWR was always too low (for the sake of looks) to add anything at all for it to leave the atmosphere.

I don't remember too much problem with its heat tolerance f that's what you mean.

mT9iHey.jpg

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3 minutes ago, JadeOfMaar said:

For SSTOs that don't need Oxidizer at all. For simply going reeeeally fast on just jet engines. And for unique opportunities to save on Oxidizer mass if you build spaceplanes very well.

Here's a airplane that could circle Kerbin on its Hyperblast. Unfortunately its TWR was always too low (for the sake of looks) to add anything at all for it to leave the atmosphere.

I don't remember too much problem with its heat tolerance f that's what you mean.

mT9iHey.jpg

On all altitude and speed +pre-coolers, "Hyperblast" heating minimum 2400 K on start, and HEAT and HEAT and reach 2800 K in a few seconds.

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5 hours ago, simsooler357 said:

On all altitude and speed +pre-coolers, "Hyperblast" heating minimum 2400 K on start, and HEAT and HEAT and reach 2800 K in a few seconds.

There must be a serious bug in your game. Apart from that, I haven't used this mod in a long time and I definitely never even heard of this kind of bug.

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1 hour ago, JadeOfMaar said:

There must be a serious bug in your game. Apart from that, I haven't used this mod in a long time and I definitely never even heard of this kind of bug.

Strange, because this engine with such a mistake is not alone ...

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Mod list? I'm guessing there's a mod interaction somewhere causing this.  In an otherwise Stock game, the Hyperblast doesn't overheat like that. It'll get warm while active, but not hot enough to explode seconds after start.

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@SuicidalInsanity  the DRE patch has three FORs which are generating MM errors.

You can just delete the FOR case, it's not needed

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Thanks for this mod, the bubble pod is awesome for use with IVA, so few bulkheads in the way of your vision. Now I just need to figure out how to make it fit on a mun lander.

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How tightly integrated are the parts in this mod, CRP, and IFS? I have nothing else that uses CRP or IFS, and would rather avoid installing them if I can... But if it means reprogramming everything then that's a bit beyond me; however if it's just find/replacing a few entries then I can manage that easily enough.

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8 minutes ago, JH4C said:

How tightly integrated are the parts in this mod, CRP, and IFS?

It's pretty tight. I've looked, and sharing your sentiment, I broke these same bonds for OPT Spaceplane Parts. Through my own mod, I've made OPT use B9 Part Switch, and default to structural/tank-less, and easy to add fuel options by just inserting a tank option configNode in 3~5 places, and if necessary, a tank definition configNode.

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CRP is only used for the reactor- enriched/depeleted Uranium, and for the non O2 breathing atmospheric engines - IntakeAtm, but otherwise isn't made use of. If you don't want to install CRP, you could make a custom resources.cfg containing the above three resources and M2X still would work. IFS is a bit more complicated, since a bunch of stuff uses it for model/tank switching. You can trim the IFS install down to just the plugin .dll, but it is a something of a hard dependency, though that is slightly misleading - M2X will work without it present, though mesh switchable parts will try to appear as all variants simultaneously, and tank switchable parts will be structural only. CRP and IFS don't have any dependency on each other for M2X.

I remember making a choice between B9 and IFS back with switchable parts first appeared in M2X, and I think I went with IFS because it had some features back then that B9 lacked or something, though I don't know if that's still the case. Is B9 the objectively superior option at this point?
I've taken a look, and it looks like B9PS can do everything I need, and doesn't seem too onerous to convert things over to it, so is this something people would like to see over sticking with IFS, and/or is there an argument for sticking with IFS, or sticking withit but providing a B9PS option as an alternative during M2X install?

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I know this has been suggested before, but how about an inline SRB?

Maybe also with a VTOL hinge so it could be used for a quick takeoff, then disposed...

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3 hours ago, SuicidalInsanity said:

CRP is only used for the reactor- enriched/depeleted Uranium, and for the non O2 breathing atmospheric engines - IntakeAtm, but otherwise isn't made use of. If you don't want to install CRP, you could make a custom resources.cfg containing the above three resources and M2X still would work. IFS is a bit more complicated, since a bunch of stuff uses it for model/tank switching. You can trim the IFS install down to just the plugin .dll, but it is a something of a hard dependency, though that is slightly misleading - M2X will work without it present, though mesh switchable parts will try to appear as all variants simultaneously, and tank switchable parts will be structural only. CRP and IFS don't have any dependency on each other for M2X.

I remember making a choice between B9 and IFS back with switchable parts first appeared in M2X, and I think I went with IFS because it had some features back then that B9 lacked or something, though I don't know if that's still the case. Is B9 the objectively superior option at this point?
I've taken a look, and it looks like B9PS can do everything I need, and doesn't seem too onerous to convert things over to it, so is this something people would like to see over sticking with IFS, and/or is there an argument for sticking with IFS, or sticking withit but providing a B9PS option as an alternative during M2X install?

Perhaps you could use the stock mesh switch system, and remove that dependency entirely? I don't know how many people are still using 1.3.x but with 1.5.x on the horizon sooner or later they're going to have to update to keep using other mods anyway.

Something else in my set-up appears to have added IntakeAtm to pretty much every intake I've got, so that's one more thing not to worry about... This just might work after all :)

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