Vivigluglu

Other creatures than kerbals

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Vivigluglu    4

I think Kerbin look very habitable, but isn't actually habitable, you can hear bird song or crickets if go to spacecenter though, but there isn't much life anywhere, in early space missions animals is used to test if space travel is safe, and in later missions, they are sent up for science, and one of the main goal for developing rocket technology, space exploration, landing on other planets etc. is to find alien life. So my suggestion is: some creatures live in the ocean of Kerbin (and maybe Laythe), some on land and in the air. They can eat each other, and maybe even if kerbals disembarking on Kerbin isn't careful, they can be eaten. Planes and launching spacecrafts can be destroyed or damaged by aerial creatures (depending on the speed). Like animals on Earth, they are not able to eat spacecrafts or spacecraft parts directly.

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Snark    6690

Hello, and welcome to the forums! :)

Moving to Suggestions.

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MiffedStarfish    908

Interesting idea, but I'm not sure it work on the scale your're thinking. But a little 0.65m part with some live kmice or krats as a science experiment would be very cool, could possibly help you unlock higher tier pods.

Oh, and welcome to the forums! :)

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The Aziz    458

Saying this for the hundreth time: I'd feel more bad for accidentally flying into innocent flying birbs than for killing Kerbals in spectacular explosions.

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ZooNamedGames    2355
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No thank you...

(despite mentioning cows, dogs, antelope, tigers, and horses in my stories).

Edited by ZooNamedGames

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Combatsmithen    159
28 minutes ago, ZooNamedGames said:

No thank you...

(despite mentioning cows, dogs, antelope, tigers, and horses in my stories).

Can I send up space cows and horses plz

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razark    2829
12 hours ago, The Aziz said:

I'd feel more bad for accidentally flying into innocent flying birbs than for killing Kerbals in spectacular explosions.

The "flying birbs" are no more innocent (or existent) that then the Kerbals.

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Azimech    5952

I'd love some life on this otherwise barren planet.

Every planetary body in KSP is incredibly boring.

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Just Jim    8312
On 6/18/2017 at 0:17 PM, ZooNamedGames said:

(despite mentioning cows, dogs, antelope, tigers, and horses in my stories).

I've also added Arctic Bolfs, Munkrickets and Platypus's... Platipi... platypeople... lol.... :rolleyes:

I'm not sure how you'd implement something like this, but I wouldn't mind some sort of wildlife, especially underwater!  Imagine how cool it would be to find something swimming around the oceans of Laythe... or even weirder... Eve! 

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adsii1970    4420
12 minutes ago, Just Jim said:

I've also added Arctic Bolfs, Munkrickets and Platypus's... Platipi... platypeople... lol.... :rolleyes:

I'm not sure how you'd implement something like this, but I wouldn't mind some sort of wildlife, especially underwater!  Imagine how cool it would be to find something swimming around the oceans of Laythe... or even weirder... Eve! 

Or Kerbin... :D

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sirgoodman    9

Maybe they could add a new part like a zoology lab? I know some mods give you those, but I think it would be worth it to make a part like that stock.

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John FX    1749
On 20/06/2017 at 0:52 AM, Azimech said:

I'd love some life on this otherwise barren planet.

Every planetary body in KSP is incredibly boring.

The only time I really bother landing is to get science in career. Even then I stay at normal time for 20 seconds then warp to launch to meet the orbiter or I stay 20 seconds then ascend to about 10km and switch craft after science transmission...

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sh1pman    127
On 20.06.2017 at 2:59 AM, Just Jim said:

I've also added Arctic Bolfs, Munkrickets and Platypus's... Platipi... platypeople... lol.... :rolleyes:

I'm not sure how you'd implement something like this, but I wouldn't mind some sort of wildlife, especially underwater!  Imagine how cool it would be to find something swimming around the oceans of Laythe... or even weirder... Eve! 

There should be a Kraken that lives in the deepest trenches of Kerbin's ocean.

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BeeGeenie    139

Maybe you could make a mod that changed some of the scatter into critters. Kows or sheepals in the grassland, giant skerpions in the desert...

Of course, I imagine they'd be non-interactive, just like regular terrain scatter. 

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kerbiloid    2100
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Using kOS scripts, one could program animals' behaviour, making wheeled wild beasts attacking each other or rovers in proximity.

(A biped chassis could make them look less wheeled. Two bipeds = 1 quadruped.)

Extraplanetary Launchpads could herd them.

But of course, this is not a scattered creature feature.

Edited by kerbiloid

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KerikBalm    1524
Posted (edited)

I wouldn't mind "ambient life" similar to the way Arma 2 and 3 implement ambient life, but I don't want to deal with predators on EVA, nor collision hazards.

If the trees and boulders/ terrain scatters aren't a problem, a little green rabbit or bird shouldn't be either.

But I wouldn't want to see such ambient life anywhere but kerbin and *maybe* extremely rare sea creatures deep in laythe's ocean as an easter egg of sorts... and also of course on modded planets.

I wouldn't mind adding procedural worm-like things to my Rald planet

Edited by KerikBalm

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NSEP    2898

Maybe something similar to the scatterer feature? Expect they are animated and moving around the air?

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Gordon Fecyk    266
On ‎6‎/‎28‎/‎2017 at 3:41 AM, BeeGeenie said:

I imagine [scattered critters would] be non-interactive, just like regular terrain scatter.

This sounds like the easiest to implement without breaking much.

But would animating terrain scatter be a strain on the graphics or on the CPU? Or since it doesn't have anything to do with the physics, that animation could be in its own thread maybe.

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Hi chaps, I've tested this in KSP already and will be handing over the objects for GerSpace to include in KK.  No issues detected even with multiple units,  clock stays green

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NSEP    2898
2 hours ago, SpannerMonkey(smce) said:

Hi chaps, I've tested this in KSP already and will be handing over the objects for GerSpace to include in KK.  No issues detected even with multiple units,  clock stays green

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That's awesome! Exactly what i was thinking about.

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Casualnaut    125

Well I mean, it would be awesome to send up a dog with a kerbal. Even take the dog for a spacewalk!

Image result for dogs in space

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NSEP    2898
2 hours ago, Casualnaut said:

Well I mean, it would be awesome to send up a dog with a kerbal. Even take the dog for a spacewalk!

Image result for dogs in space

That would be cool. I would love to send some Belka and Strelka's to space!

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Casualnaut    125

#MakeDogsGreatAgainInSpace

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Scientia1423    246

If you look at the simulator virtual sailor, it doesn't have completely good looking animals but at least they make noise and have certain animations.

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