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[WIP][1.4 /1.4.1] Kerbalow Aerospace Inflatables / Expandables


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(Formerly KA-330 and KEAM)


Welcome to the development thread for Kerbalow Aerospace's inflatable / expandable modules parts pack!

Please feel free to leave any comments, questions or suggestions you may have for this project.





KEAM Features:

4x Unique Science Experiments

  • Distributed Impact Detection System
  • Deployment Dynamic Sensors
  • Wireless Temperature Sensors
  • Radiation Environment Monitor

Kerbal Inventory System Storage Space Compatibility

Connected Living Space Compatibility

Tweakscale Compatibility


KA-330 Features:

Inflatable / Expandable module
Sun-tracking solar panels
Functioning expanding radiators
Functioning lights
IVA interior cut-out view
Fully furnished interior when using Near-Future Prop
Flat ends for attaching any 1.25 meter docking ports

KA-330 Compatibility Patches:


Connected Living Space

Kerbal Inventory / Attachment System

PBR texture (reflections) patch - This is a test / demonstration / incomplete

KA-330 Life Support Compatibility:

With USI Life Support: Acts as a functioning habitat
With Snacks: Stores snacks / soil
With Keep-Fit: Is a "COMFY" room
With TACLS: Contains standard life support resources



Kerbalow Aerospace is 100% Dependent upon Textures Unlimited by @Shadowmage



Extract the contents of the GameData folder to your GameData folder. Structure should then read GameData\Kerbalow
Optional KA-330 Compatibility and Life Support Configs Installation:
Copy the config files from the Optional Configs folder to GameData\Kerbalow
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Kerbalow Aerospace is License CC-BY-4.0
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On ‎4‎/‎22‎/‎2018 at 12:44 AM, PossiblyPrecarious said:

Hey, the inflatable habitat is pink! I don't think that is supposed to be like that. Help!

You are correct, it is not supposed to be pink.

Are you running on KSP 1.4.x with the latest version of Textures Unlimited installed? 

Also make sure to run Kerbal with a shortcut that has -force glcore at the end of it.

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-force glcore
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Hi! With the update of 1.4.x, KSP now has an ability to dynamically modify the crew capacity of a part through ModuleAnimateGeneric, which I see you are using on the KA330 and KEAM. Adding this to Kerbalow going forward will keep players from launching Kerbals in uninflated modules.

Here's the example, from the InflatableAirlock part from Making History expansion. The CrewCapacity in the .cfg is set to 0, but it accomplishes dynamic crew capacity through ModuleAnimateGeneric.CrewCapacity

		name = ModuleAnimateGeneric
		CrewCapacity = 1
		animationName = AirlockDeploy
		actionGUIName = Toggle Airlock
		startEventGUIName = Open Airlock
		endEventGUIName = Close Airlock
		allowAnimationWhileShielded = False
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3 minutes ago, tarkhil said:

What about Kerbalism compatibility?

It looks like Kerblism was updated to 1.4 just a couple of weeks ago. I'll now try and investigate this option. Thanks!

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4 hours ago, linuxgurugamer said:

Well, apparently he was around an hour ago

Indeed :D  looks like I missed this pages notifications.....

On 6/4/2020 at 1:12 PM, Clamp-o-Tron said:

I'd actually like to begin texturing and modeling, and a revamp of this might be nice.


On 6/15/2020 at 1:31 PM, TranceaddicT said:

I don't think they are still around. 


Direct messages go straight to my email though, you can't miss me there.

You are free to do as you wish provided CC-BY is followed. FYI - Textures Unlimited is not updated to 1.10 and this is what has prevented an official update for this (not that re-texturing is going to be part of my planned update) but keep that in mind if you aim to release anything, it should wait until T.U. is 1.10 (if that will even happen? not sure) - But, in testing, the n-1 version of T.U. (1.9) worked for me without any problems for the blendshapes purposes.

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47 minutes ago, bcink said:


On 6/4/2020 at 4:12 PM, Clamp-o-Tron said:

I'd actually like to begin texturing and modeling, and a revamp of this might be nice.


On 6/15/2020 at 4:31 PM, TranceaddicT said:

I don't think they are still around. 


@bcink  The Spacedock link is broken, this one works:  https://spacedock.info/mod/1755


While I'm not a part modder, feel free to reach out for help with configs, etc

They are great looking parts

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16 hours ago, Clamp-o-Tron said:

Sorry @bcink— will you be maintaining this going forward, or would I need to step up to keep these updated? Just want to check what the plans are.

I will update for 1.10 if Textures Unlimited gets updated but won't be doing anything new for it.

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12 hours ago, Dominiquini said:

Any chance this mod will be revived? The idea of inflatable parts sounds interesting!



It's possible but I can't promise. The main reason is due to the reliance on Textures Unlimited. I don't exactly want to update it to have it require another mod that is not updated  =/

However - if you install Textures Unlimited and this pack, I think it will work. There may be some Textures Unlimited issues. Not 100% sure.

Thanks :}

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