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[1.3.0] Stockalike Station Parts Expansion (June 26)

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KSP 1.3.0

Stockalike Station Parts Expansion [0.5.1] 
Last Updated June 26, 2017

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Tired of constructing a space station out of mobile labs and Hitchhikers? This pack expands your KSP experience with a large number of parts suitable for building space stations, ground stations or really whatever you like. Most parts come integrated with cabin lights, and some parts even come with IVAs!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: CKAN Support Questions?
A: Talk to CKAN folks, CKAN is not supported.

Q: When will you finish the IVAs?
A: These are the lowest priority of anything on my to-do list of all my mods, including future mods ;). 

Licensing

  • All code and cfgs are distributed under a CC-NC-SA-4.0 License
  • All art assets (textures, models, animations) are distributed under an All Rights Reserved License.
  • All bundled mods are distributed under their own licenses.

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If you appreciate this project, please consider contributing to my caffeine addiction! I really appreciate it, and also helps justify this time sink to my wife :wink:, which results directly in more models. btn_donate_SM.gif

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The associated update is minor:

  • Marked for KSP 1.2.2
  • Updated bundled MM to 2.7.5
  • Corrected a few spelling errors
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@Nertea Another great mod of yours. :D
thanks for the update & awesome work. :wink:

 

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I can't build a station without these parts :D thanks for all your work!

Question, will the miniature copula part ever have a function aside from looking cool (even if it just holds a single kerbal)?

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YAY i love this mod, literally the only "error" was module manager saying "not up to date" love the work!!

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1 hour ago, kraden said:

I can't build a station without these parts :D thanks for all your work!

Question, will the miniature copula part ever have a function aside from looking cool (even if it just holds a single kerbal)?

In my save, I play with USI-LS, which adds the concept of habitation. Basically, kerbals need space as well as recreation options to keep from going insane for prolonged missions, and having a cupola for pretty sightseeing is a way of increasing that. The mini cupolas with this pack are a handy way to add some living/recreation space to space stations while also looking really good with other station parts.

Still, I would say that benefit is secondary to just looking cool. (I also like sticking them onto parts that look like they should have a "lights on" option but don't, like the stock MPL pre-1.2.)

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6 hours ago, Merkov said:

In my save, I play with USI-LS, which adds the concept of habitation. Basically, kerbals need space as well as recreation options to keep from going insane for prolonged missions, and having a cupola for pretty sightseeing is a way of increasing that. The mini cupolas with this pack are a handy way to add some living/recreation space to space stations while also looking really good with other station parts.

Still, I would say that benefit is secondary to just looking cool. (I also like sticking them onto parts that look like they should have a "lights on" option but don't, like the stock MPL pre-1.2.)

I'm not sure we're talking about the same part. USI-LS has a mini copula that has all of the capabilities you've mentioned. In my experience however, the one from this pack has no effect on habitation from either USI-LS or Kerbalism, can seat no kerbals, and has no lights on option.

Using the picture in the OP as a reference, I'm talking about the small part attached to the small 6-way station core in the upper left. If this is the same part you're talking about then perhaps I have an odd mod conflict.

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Yeah, that's the part I'm talking about. USI-LS only recently added it's own cupolas, and before they showed up, I always used this mod's. Stockalike Station Parts Expansion has a mm patch for USI-LS, which adds hab time to lots of its parts. I do write a lot of my own patches, so maybe I'm remembering wrong and these cupolas don't add hab time by themselves, but I don't remember writing any personal patches for SSPE...

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@Nertea

Thanks for continued support of this great mod, and also for restoring thread.

I have a question: You once told us, that your working set (internal configs, 3d models) is damaged, so editing parts or making new is impossible, or I wrongly remember, or it happened, but not with this mod?

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14 hours ago, Merkov said:

Yeah, that's the part I'm talking about. USI-LS only recently added it's own cupolas, and before they showed up, I always used this mod's. Stockalike Station Parts Expansion has a mm patch for USI-LS, which adds hab time to lots of its parts. I do write a lot of my own patches, so maybe I'm remembering wrong and these cupolas don't add hab time by themselves, but I don't remember writing any personal patches for SSPE...

There is a USI patch that does... something. If it needs attention, a pull request would be nice, I don't know what USI-LS requires. 

3 minutes ago, WildLynx said:

@Nertea

Thanks for continued support of this great mod, and also for restoring thread.

I have a question: You once told us, that your working set (internal configs, 3d models) is damaged, so editing parts or making new is impossible, or I wrongly remember, or it happened, but not with this mod?

The unity files got nuked when I upgraded my dev chain (porting to 1.1 IIRC). They were painstakingly rebuilt which was why the 1.1 release took like 4 months. 

The reason nothing new is happening is because I don't really have interest in working on this mod these days. All available dev time is dedicated to "finishing" NFT at the moment.

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Wow! I wish I found this earlier.

EARLIER THIS DAY, on the Internet:

Me: I really want more station parts

Internet: Try this,

Me: really?

Internet: And try this pack

Me: *yawn*

Internet: Ok, try SSPP

Me: cheers internet

Seriously though, good job

The new 2.5m parts are my favorite because I hated having to adapt down to 1.25m just to have a 6-way hub or structural fuselage.

Edited by TDplay
I am being more specific on what I like in this mod.

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Ok, I will be a smart cheeks...

When will you finish the IVAs?  I might contribute to your caffeine addiction... :wink:

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Hey it changed my words...

 

Edited by Meridius
Filtered my ar$e word

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On 1/25/2017 at 11:36 AM, Nertea said:

There is a USI patch that does... something. If it needs attention, a pull request would be nice, I don't know what USI-LS requires. 

Just as an FYI, I'm pretty sure that all of the USI-LS patches I provided are out of date. USI-LS underwent some significant changes to both its config structure and its balance a few months ago. I don't think RoverDude has yet provided updated balance guidelines or else I would submit pull requests... the last time I checked he was still putting finishing touches on it before publishing so that compatibility supporters would not have to revise repeatedly.

I don't know if it's planned or even on the horizon, but a few of these station parts could use a balance touchup more generally (e.g. the probe cores were overweight the last time I looked). I had some notes with suggested values that I can present if desired, but I don't want to be a pest since I know the mod's development is in maintenance mode...

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25 minutes ago, PocketBrotector said:

I don't want to be a pest since I know the mod's development is in maintenance mode...

... OR IS IT???

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7 minutes ago, CobaltWolf said:

... OR IS IT???

I dunno if this is alluding to something real, but a CobaltWolf/Nertea collaboration would be a game-changer.

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2 minutes ago, PocketBrotector said:

I dunno if this is alluding to something real, but a CobaltWolf/Nertea collaboration would be a game-changer.

Ppppssshhhaawww....

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Posted (edited)

23 minutes ago, PocketBrotector said:

I dunno if this is alluding to something real, but a CobaltWolf/Nertea collaboration would be a game-changer.

20 minutes ago, Stone Blue said:

Ppppssshhhaawww....

Who knows...

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18 hours ago, PocketBrotector said:

Just as an FYI, I'm pretty sure that all of the USI-LS patches I provided are out of date. USI-LS underwent some significant changes to both its config structure and its balance a few months ago. I don't think RoverDude has yet provided updated balance guidelines or else I would submit pull requests... the last time I checked he was still putting finishing touches on it before publishing so that compatibility supporters would not have to revise repeatedly.

I don't know if it's planned or even on the horizon, but a few of these station parts could use a balance touchup more generally (e.g. the probe cores were overweight the last time I looked). I had some notes with suggested values that I can present if desired, but I don't want to be a pest since I know the mod's development is in maintenance mode...

He's actually uploaded it - here's a vid with instructions on how to use it, and a link to it in the description:

 

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1 hour ago, DStaal said:

He's actually uploaded it - here's a vid with instructions on how to use it, and a link to it in the description:

Thanks, I didn't realize it was associated with MKS instead of USILS (I've completely given up on following the MKS thread due to the volume of discussion there.) Looks like any updates I want to provide are going to have to wait until I have a long stretch of quality time to spend interpreting that spreadsheet. :rolleyes:

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1 hour ago, PocketBrotector said:

Thanks, I didn't realize it was associated with MKS instead of USILS (I've completely given up on following the MKS thread due to the volume of discussion there.) Looks like any updates I want to provide are going to have to wait until I have a long stretch of quality time to spend interpreting that spreadsheet. :rolleyes:

It is a fairly fast-moving thread.  :wink:

But yeah, the spreadsheet is really a 'USI System' spreadsheet, with USI-LS being part of that.  Main new thing to consider is that volume is taken into account as well as mass - some parts tend to be limited by one, some by the other.  (The spreadsheet will have required amounts for both.)

(And I hear yah on interpreting the spreadsheet - I've been working on an KPBS to MKS patchset - *lots* of work balancing out all the parts.)

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Oh boy, more balancing work! 

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CobaltWolf and Nertea collab? That choo choo sound is the hype train starting to leave the station!

Can I humbly request a rotating hab ring or maybe a rotating pendulum/counterweight? PorkJet teased an update and then disappeared - I think both of you could surpass his earlier work easily.

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On 4/6/2017 at 1:31 PM, CobaltWolf said:

Who knows...

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Holy heck! :sticktongue: This would be amazing! 

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Posted (edited)

I went on Curse and downloaded the mod for 1.0.0 (I can't update the game, so I'm stuck on 1.0.0). Anyway, I installed with CKAN, and when I load the game up, I only get the Mk3 light or something like that. I have KSP version 1.0.0. The mod that I downloaded was the 1.0.0 version of it, and yet I didn't get like any of the parts from it. CKAN doesn't usually fail me, and it always correctly installs mods, but I have KSP 1.0.0 and I downloaded the version for 1.0.0 and the parts weren't there. Why did this happen? I also did a manual install of the mod, and again, I got pretty much none of the parts.

UPDATE: I REINSTALLED THE MOD AND IT WORKS NOW, PROBLEM SOLVED

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