The_Rocketeer

Suggestion: Kerbal Galaxy

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Super-simple idea but possibly very complicated to implement / too demanding on system resources, but whatever.

Recipe for Kerbal Galaxy (serves any number).

Replace the Sun with a galactic core/black hole type body.
Replace the planets with stars.
Replace moons with planets.
Add moons to new planets.
Scale up to galactic (KSP-scale) proportions.

Spiral arms wouldn't work well in KSP, but who cares? You still have multiple star systems to visit in an inter-stellar system that makes Kerbal sense.

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I'm not sure this is viable in the near future, because Squad will probably want to work on making the game better, but @Sigma88 has made a mod that does this for most planet packs:

 

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I believe "add new planets/stars" is on the "no ask" list

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@Sigma88 (big fan btw):

Where is the 'no ask' list? I looked but did not find.

Really, though, I'm not actually asking for anything. I'm suggesting a way to expand KSP one astronomical step up from system of planets to system of stars. I don't really mind if every solar system is identical to the current one, since for me the challenge of getting somewhere is always more interesting than the doing of things when I get there. If your Galactic Neighborhood mod is basically what I'm talking about, I must've missed it so that's one more for me to try out :)

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The "What Not To Suggest" list is deprecated. You can check the "Links to Common Suggestions" sticky in this forum for largish threads about popular topics (don't recall offhand if this one is covered).

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Maybe something like the Firefly galaxy?

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3 hours ago, Hay said:

Maybe something like the Firefly galaxy?

Firefly had a single solar system. I'm somewhat surprised there isn't a mod for it already (or is there?).

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5 hours ago, Hay said:

Maybe something like the Firefly galaxy?

 

2 hours ago, Red Iron Crown said:

Firefly had a single solar system. I'm somewhat surprised there isn't a mod for it already (or is there?).

RIC is right (tho it was a multiple star system), but this is still a wonderful idea!

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3 hours ago, Red Iron Crown said:

Firefly had a single solar system. I'm somewhat surprised there isn't a mod for it already (or is there?).

There's been discussion about it recently, and I think "The Firefly Verse consists of one central star, which is orbited by 4 other stars, 7 artificial or proto-stars, and about 260 planets and moons" explains why it hasn't been done.

 

 

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More places to visit = more good. I'm for this.

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