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Note: If you had the original InterKalactic mod, this is separate and NOT compatible. This is a separate planet pack entirely, the original has been discontinued. For now, at least.

InterKalactic 2 is a remake of InterKalactic; many of the bodies from the original pack are used, but now, there's some story and uniqueness behind InterKalactic 2. IK2 is based off of the premise that Kerbol is expanding into a red giant, and expanding your sights to the stars and planets beyond. I'm aware that in real life these events would take billions of years, but for the sake of this planet pack, we're pretending that these events all happen within a much shorter time frame.

InterKalactic 2 has two 'dependencies': Kopernicus and Kerbol++. Kopernicus allows for planets to be modified in KSP, and Kerbol++ is my other planet mod which implements several semi-realism and challenge-based tweaks to planets that are inherited by this pack. Kerbol++ will modify the bodies of every planet except for Kerbol, Ike, Gilly and Eve accordingly.

If you want to support this mod or my other projects, you can donate at the following bitcoin address: 15nhma9mEYqhBE5hyCHa4bGUyrAfnaUrxd or PayPal: https://www.paypal.me/clockwork13

You are also welcome to provide your own planet textures if you would like.

The bodies in this modpack are currently mostly divided into 2 distinct regions: Kerbol and the InterKalactic Plain, as I have unofficially dubbed it. Kerbol consists of the Kerbol System, with only minor changes by InterKalactic, including an analogy for Planet 9. The InterKalactic Plain currently only consists of one incomplete star system: Sol. It also includes the black hole known as Hawking's Singularity. In between the IKP and Kerbol is another WIP star system, Aartee. While the rest of the Kerbol System remains fairly accessible, the IKP is a tremendously far distance away, and you'll need to be going very fast to reach it. However, once you do, the rest of the InterKalactic star systems become much more within reach, as they will all be much closer to eachother from this point onwards.

While IK2 is optimized for KSP 1.3.1, I don't expect it to have any problems running on more recent versions of KSP.

Latest Update (0.2):

  • Multiplied Gilly's surface gravity by 10, to account for it's reduced SOI and to make landing a bit less of a headache (now it's 0.05g)
  • Added a black hole named Hawking's Singularity to the InterKalactic Plain, in remembrance of Stephen Hawking.

Known Issues:

  • None currently

Download on SpaceDock: https://spacedock.info/mod/1750/InterKalactic 2

Download K++ on SpaceDock: https://spacedock.info/mod/1732/Kerbol++ or visit its main thread: 

You can view the thread of the original InterKalactic here (note that it is not compatible with IK2 or K++): 

SCREENSHOTS:

Sunset on Kerbin

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Gas planet size comparison; The big one is Korbur (Kerbal's name for Jupiter), the purple one is Korvin, and the green one is Jool

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Moho on the horizon

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All 3 of the currently implemented stars from a distance (from right to left: Sol, Kerbol, Aartee)

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Below, you will find a summary of how the planets have changed. (Changes from Kerbol++ are listed too)

Kerbol (The Sun)

Kerbol is now many times larger and brighter than before. In addition, it has acquired a reddish hue.

Moho

Moho is slowly being pulled into the Sun, and as such, it is tidally locked and orbits extremely quickly around the Sun. Moho now possesses Gilly as its moon. If you choose to visit this duo, don't forget radiators.

Gilly

After being flung through the Kerbol system, Gilly has found home orbiting close Moho.

Eve

Eve's orbit has been notably elongated. While still not too far from Kerbin, bring some extra fuel if you're going to Eve. Currently, Eve is technically moonless.

VoronoiCraters

A series of 4 temporary moons orbiting Eve. These are just temporary for testing purposes and will be removed later, so please don't settle them.

Kerbin

Kerbin has been more or less spared by Kerbol. While Kerbin has been saved from the worst of it, the planet still may experience occasional temperature swings as a result of its increasingly eccentric orbit which wreak havoc on the environment. Kerbin's orbit has slowly been spiraling out, and so it's relatively farther from Kerbol than it would have been otherwise.

Mun

The Mun orbits extra far from Kerbin now.

Minmus

The orbit of Minmus is now highly irregular, taking it both closer and farther from Kerbin than previously.

Duna

Duna has been pushed outwards from the Sun like Kerbin. The Dunian system remains mostly unaffected by the expanding sun otherwise, but has gained a brand new moon, mysteriously.

Oogaloo

This funnily named moon orbits in between Duna and Ike. It is rather small, just slightly bigger than Gilly.

Ike

Ike remains unchanged in this pack.

Dres

Dres has been pushed out a bit as well, but otherwise remains unchanged

Jool

Vall is now Jool's closest moon, followed by the other bodies in their previous orders. Jool also has a nice set of rings and is much, much bigger.

Vall

The shephard moon of Jool's rings.

Laythe

The second closest moon to Jool. Volcanically hyperactive and covered mostly with an ocean.

Pol

Pol is a distant, irregular moon of Jool.

Bop

Bop is also a distant, irregular moon of Jool.

Eeloo

Eeloo remains unchanged by this pack, besides for orbiting much farther from Kerbol.

Korvin

The elusive, recently discovered 'Planet 9'. Reaching this one is tricky as it has a fairly elliptical and distant orbit. It was discovered after Kerbal scientists studied anomalies found in the orbits of Eeloo and various asteroids. Korvin's two moons are Oceania and Kyel.

Oceania

This water world has no surface at all, and is heated up by its close proximity orbiting Korvin. Oceania has a fairly thick atmosphere notably similar to that of Kerbin.

Kyel

A relatively flat and cratered desert orbiting Korvin. Would be great for base building. Kyel has a thin, grey atmosphere.

Aartee

A high energy star distant from everything else. This is what lies between Kerbol and the InterKalactic Plain. Currently does not host any planets, but is great for solar energy.

Sol

A welcoming, yellow star, currently the only star in the InterKalactic Plain.

Myecl

A grey chunk of rock orbiting closest to Sol. Hosts no moons and has little value in colonization, besides for a relative abundance of ore.

Alternis

A red, ringed desert world orbiting Sol. Currently hosts no moons. A weak potential biological signature has been detected here.

Korbur

A massive gas giant orbiting farthest from Sol. Hosts just 4 known moons.

Ie

Korbur's nearest moon. It is very yellow and volcanically active. Contrary to popular belief, it is NOT made out of ice cream.

Cryo

Cryo consists of a large ocean, but locked under a massive global sheet of ice that is kilometers thick.

Klaspen

The third moon of Korbur. Heavily cratered.

Kallisto

Sometimes confused with Klaspen, Kallisto is also dark colored and heavily cratered

Hawking's Singularity

A black hole in remembrance of Stephen Hawking. Currently has no bodies orbiting it.

Edited by Clockwork13
update to 0.2

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Update to 0.2. Now includes Hawking's Singularity in the IKP and Gilly's gravity has been raised significantly.

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Downloaded both Kerbol++ and InterKalactic2. I also have Kopernicus and it's dependicies. Doesn't work.

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this dead?

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Also, this is really cool! I love the concept behind it! Also you might want to change the appearances of the stock planets to help them adjust to the new environment, aka adding lava lakes to Moho or warming up Vall because it's closer to Jool.

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On 4/2/2020 at 7:18 AM, ILoveStars said:

this dead?

I'd like to pick this up again whenever I get back into KSP, but it's fairly dead at the moment.

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