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flat kerbin mod request

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I could go on for years, but you'll get the idea.

The TLDR is no KSP doesn't work like that

It's a well known fact that flat planet threads in general usually get very messy and not a lot to do with the thread subject .

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lol. There's probably no reason it wouldn't work in KSP but it would be confined to regular gravity so, going anywhere besides the middle would be like climbing a vertical wall.

Could be a interesting engineering challenge actually. :D

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You could use a height map with a very large deformity and a very small initial radius to make a planet roughly disk shaped, but it wouldn't work right, and the game would only consider the shpere that the heigh map is overlaid on to have actual mass. The large extensions caused by the heightmap won't matter for gravity purposes.

It wouldn't work anywhere close to right. Also, I wouldn't want to make a 2d projection of the surface of Kerbin the way cartographers have done for Earth (like the UN symbol), but if you want it... you do it.

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4 hours ago, SpaceMouse said:

Could be a interesting engineering challenge actually.

Coding challenge.   The KSP engine apparently won't allow disc shaped planets. 

Cause,  physics, ya'know?

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Kerbin of infinite very long radius is technically flat.
Probably Kopernicus would allow this.

P.S.
Additional idea.
Inflatable Kerbin. Get it from KIS and inflate wherever you are, instead of return to KSC.

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15 minutes ago, kerbiloid said:

Kerbin of infinite very long radius is technically flat.

Radius of a sphere works in all directions, including "up".

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35 minutes ago, Gargamel said:

Radius of a sphere works in all directions, including "up".

Yes, and any place at Kerbin will be flat. 

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1 minute ago, kerbiloid said:

Yes, and any place at Kerbin will be flat. 

I guess....

If Kerbin is infinitely big, then for practical purposes, I guess it would be flat.   But then it would be the size of the entire universe, so there would be no "up", or space, or anything to do but go sideways.....

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6 minutes ago, Gargamel said:

But then it would be the size of the entire universe, so there would be no "up", or space, or anything to do but go sideways.....

It can be just VERY big, not necessary infinite.

Spoiler

Society of Almost Flat Earth

 

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6 hours ago, Gargamel said:

Coding challenge.   The KSP engine apparently won't allow disc shaped planets. 

Cause,  physics, ya'know?

you could probably fake it with a very small planet with strong gravity and Konstructs.

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To make this, you would also need to make Kerbin the center of the system and have Kerbol and all the planets go around Kerbin... I wish someone would make the flat Kerbin mod, to the exact specs of flat-tard models just to prove how silly they are..... Then it could change into something actually fun by making it a Discworld mod, put Kerbin on the back of 4 elephants standing on the shell of a giant space turtle - so we can launch missions to find out the turtle's gender? 

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