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Procedural Lifters?


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Just an idea I had, where you take a combo fue tank and engine and attach it to your payload, it then tries to adjust its size, fuel content, engine power/number/size to fit that payload and defined altitute requirements.

Perhaps include extra texture sets and models to pick from?

Would this be possible, as in easy for a modder to do in a non-insane amount of time?

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Procedural parts has procedural SRBs.

He's asking for rather more than that - it'd need a KER style calculator to feed back to the part. Conceptually it could be done given the functionality exists, I don't know if anyone would be actually interested in doing it though. Also that doesn't handle multistage lifters - calculating that could probably be done ok too but there's the logistics of handling multiple models.

I'm opposed to the idea in it's entirety as I like building things, but I can see the attraction.

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Just an idea I had, where you take a combo fue tank and engine and attach it to your payload, it then tries to adjust its size, fuel content, engine power/number/size to fit that payload and defined altitute requirements.

Perhaps include extra texture sets and models to pick from?

Would this be possible, as in easy for a modder to do in a non-insane amount of time?

Sooo... You want to take the rocket building out of a rocket building game?

And if you're tired of building a lifter for your payloads- sub-assemblies exist...

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Nah, just reduce the number of parts on nonspecific or routine lifters to as few as possible. For example, you might use this to launch that cluster of geo-sync box sats, but you'd probably want a massive custom lifter for that 400t Grand Tour craft.

Again- Sub-assemblies exist.

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