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[1.7.3] Grannus Expansion Pack [v1.0.1.5] [13 Jun 2019]

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Grannus Expansion Pack (GEP) is an planet pack that turns a single star system into a binary system by adding the red dwarf star Grannus, along with its family of five planets and six moons.

GEP is designed to provide several installation options.  It can be added to both the stock solar system or Galileo's Planet Pack (GPP).  It also works in combination with Outer Planets Mod (OPM).  And with the optional add-on GEP_Primary, GEP takes center stage as the primary star system, with the planet Nodens as the home world.

 

GEP Download (GitHub)


Installation Instructions (with Stock, no GPP)

  1. Begin with an installation of KSP version 1.7.1 or later, running in 64-bit.
  2. If reusing an existing install, empty the GameData folder of all contents but for the folder [KSP]\GameData\Squad. If starting with an entirely new install, is it recommended that you run once with no mods installed before proceeding.
  3. Download the third party mod Kopernicus. The Kopernicus version number must match the KSP version number, e.g. 1.7.1-x.
  4. Install by copying from [Kopernicus Download]\GameData\ to [KSP]\GameData\ the following folders and files:
         Kopernicus
         ModularFlightIntergrator
         ModuleManager
  5. Download Grannus Expansion Pack v1.0.1.5
  6. Copy from [GEP Download]\GameData\ to [KSP]\GameData\ the folder GEP and all its contents.

Installation Instructions (with GPP)

  1. Download and install Galileo's Planet Pack, latest version. Be sure to carefully follow all the GPP installation instructions. Any dependencies or optional mods required or used by GEP will be installed when you install GPP. It is recommended that you confirm the correct operation of GPP before installing GEP.
  2. If you have an existing [KSP]\GameData\GEP folder from a previous installation, delete it.
  3. Download Grannus Expansion Pack v1.0.1.5
  4. Copy from [GEP Download]\GameData\ to [KSP]\GameData\ the folder GEP and all its contents.

GEP_Primary

  1. GEP_Primary is an optional add-on that turns GEP into a primary star system, with Grannus as the central star and Nodens the home world.
  2. To use GEP_Primary, first install GEP per the instructions above (with Stock, no GPP).
  3. Copy [GEP Download]\Optional Mods\GEP_Primary\GameData\GEP_Primary to [KSP]\GameData\.
  4. If GEP + GEP_Primary is installed in combination with GPP + GPP_Secondary, then GPP is added as a secondary star system orbiting Grannus.
  5. GEP_Primary is not recommended for beginner players.

GEP_CommNet

  1. GEP_CommNet is an optional add-on that increases communications range by adding a level 4 Tracking Station and a powerful new antenna. With both upgrades, a line of communication can reach between Grannus and the Sun/Ciro.
  2. To use GEP_CommNet, first download and install the third party mod Custom Barn Kit.
  3. Copy [GEP Download]\Optional Mods\GEP_CommNet\GameData\GEP\GEP_CommNet to [KSP]\GameData\GEP\.

Other Optional Mods

  1. Install the optional mods of your choice by copying or merging [GEP Download]\Optional Mods\GEP_[mod name]\GameData[mod name] to [KSP]\GameData\.
  2. Final Frontier must be downloaded and installed separately.

Recommended mods with support for or by GEP

  • Environmental Visual Enhancements
  • Scatterer
  • Distant Object Enhancement
  • Flare Replacer
  • ResearchBodies
  • Final Frontier
  • Kerbal Health
  • PlanetShine (GEP_Primary only)
  • Kronometer (GEP_Primary only)
  • Kerbalism (GEP_Primary only)

Known Issues

  • PlanetShine works with GEP_Primary only, otherwise disabled.
  • EVE eclipses work with GEP_Primary only, otherwise disabled.
  • SCANsat day-night terminator works with GEP_Primary only, otherwise it is drawn incorrectly.
  • EVE clouds do not match the diameter of Nodens in main menu.

License

This mod is licensed by Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 
CC BY-NC-ND

 

Special thanks goes to @Galileo, @JadeOfMaar, and @Poodmund for their help and support in the making of this planet pack.

 

Edited by OhioBob

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Congratulations on the release, OhioBob. This project has been a labour of love for you over the past months and it really shows the time and dedication you have put into it with a lot of thought and calculated objectiveness. Simply put, it really is great work seeing you come from no experience and a lot of interest to what you have put on display for us all here. :D 

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Grannus - Red Dwarf Star

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Taranis - Planet 1
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Nodens - Planet 2
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Belisama - Moon 1, Nodens

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Sirona - Planet 3
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Airmed - Moon 1, Sirona
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Brovo - Moon 2, Sirona
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Damona - Moon 3, Sirona
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Epona - Planet 4
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Rosmerta - Moon 1, Epona
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RAB-58E, Moon 2, Epona
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Cernunnos - Planet 5
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Congrats @OhioBob and Team Galileo for adding more epicness to the already epic Galileo's Planet Pack! Awesome work!

Edited by RocketPCGaming
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Congrats on the release! Finally a reason to put that Orion drive to good use...

Also if downloadmoreram.com went down due to traffic overload, it's totally not my fault

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Thank you @OhioBob for creating such a seamless addition to GPP. You really have done some great work! If your initial release is this good, I’d really like to see where it ends up down the road!

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Wow this makes the Ciro system huge, especially with OPM installed as well! As soon as I figure out how to build a warp ship that doesn't explode I'll be going to explore! :D

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On 1/16/2018 at 12:33 PM, lBoBl said:

Where are the screenshots :) ?

There are there now! Enjoy ;-)

16 hours ago, Pleb said:

Wow this makes the Ciro system huge, especially with OPM installed as well! As soon as I figure out how to build a warp ship that doesn't explode I'll be going to explore! :D

Yes, with GPP, GEP, and OPM installed, it's 3 stars and 55 celestial bodies to visit! 55 Planets/ moons and 3 stars!!!!

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Cool mod

I put it in my galileo installation and I love it 

But grannuses gravity is too high for a red dwarf

that makes the innermost planet go 30k/s unlike what it should be around 10-15k/s

Edited by Jeb's Fireworks Guy

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3 hours ago, Jeb's Pirotecnics Guy said:

Cool mod

I put it in my hip installation and I love it 

But grannuses gravity is too high for a red dwarf

that makes the innermost planet go 30k/s unlike what it should be around 10-15k/s

We're glad you're enjoying but consider this. Stock Sun's gravity is only 1g and it's way oversized. That's quite a no-no, whereas OhioBob does all his modding based on realism and Pure Math.

The innermost planet, Taranis, is incredibly close to the star, but the star itself is so dim, weak and small that the planet is landable. If the star was as healthy as Sun, Taranis could not even exist.

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59 minutes ago, JadeOfMaar said:

We're glad you're enjoying but consider this. Stock Sun's gravity is only 1g and it's way oversized. That's quite a no-no, whereas OhioBob does all his modding based on realism and Pure Math.

The innermost planet, Taranis, is incredibly close to the star, but the star itself is so dim, weak and small that the planet is landable. If the star was as healthy as Sun, Taranis could not even exist.

I understand,

Mod is great, I am happy to know that that is the case

I still don't feel satisfied, so I will lower it in the config files for my own personal use.

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Without putting any pressure on anyone, I'd just like to state for the record my sincere hope that Taranis has Karborundum or some other valuable resource present. :-)

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it's really cool, but it doesn't really let me edit the planets much.
I'm kinda making an Alternis Ciro thing for my game so it would help to make it easier to edit.

sincerely-

Alaygrounds

Edited by Alaygrounds

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7 hours ago, Jeb's Pirotecnics Guy said:

But grannuses gravity is too high for a red dwarf

that makes the innermost planet go 30k/s unlike what it should be around 10-15k/s

Every effort has been may to try to give Grannus lifelike properties.  It is based of the data found here for a type M2V star.

http://www.pas.rochester.edu/~emamajek/EEM_dwarf_UBVIJHK_colors_Teff.txt

Also, if you are looking at surface gravity, that can be very misleading.  Grannus's surface gravity is high because red dwarfs are denser than larger stars.  What's more important is the star's total mass.  Grannus has 50% the mass of Ciro, and about the same compared to Kerbol.  Taranis's orbital speed is so high because I placed it really close to Grannus.  I wanted to make it an extreme challenge for those determined enough to visit it.  It's not meant to be easy.

 

2 hours ago, Alaygrounds said:

it's really cool, but it doesn't really let me edit the planets much.
I'm kinda making an Alternis Ciro thing for my game so it would help to make it easier to edit.

I don't know what you mean.  GEP is configured to use Kopernicus just like every other planet pack.  It shouldn't be any easier or harder to edit than anything else.

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What I mean is that Kopernicus loads it incorrectly if I edit it too much, might be a problem with my ksp install though.

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47 minutes ago, Alaygrounds said:

What I mean is that Kopernicus loads it incorrectly if I edit it too much, might be a problem with my ksp install though.

Or just a problem with your cfgs

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