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[1.6.X] CRE - Stockalike British Rocketry [1.0][07/08/2018]

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Commonwealth Rocketry Establishment

In collaboration with @CobaltWolf and @steedcrugeon CRE is a small parts mod which adds several parts inspired by the British Black Arrow rocket, which flew from 1969 to 1971. The mod also includes parts to make the Black Knight sounding rocket, the ORBA satellite and various solid rockets from the tiny Waxwing to the slightly less tiny Rook. Parts included in the mod are balanced against those in the stock game and should provide a generous and enjoyable experience. For a more realistic profile, playing with a 2 - 3x system rescale is recommended.

 CRE is distributed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

Download Link (GitHub)

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What's to come? 

Far from the end, more parts are planned and in-development!

Blue Streak / Europa Rocket parts
From @CobaltWolf, a whole bunch of new parts to build the Blue Streak, Black Prince, Europa rockets and their derivatives.

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 BAe Multi-Role Capsule
From @steedcrugeon an incredibly neat spacecraft concept from the late 1980s.

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Increased Part Catalog
More parts to expand the Black Arrow family of rockets, smaller upper stage engines  and increased options for launch engines.

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Thanks to

@DiscoSlelge Awesome vector art and logo!

 

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First!!

 

Noice!! please don't forget about Europa ETS parts

 

 

Europa I and Europa 2 TA

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Edited by Drakenex

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Pip pip! Top hole, good show old chap. The BBC-style logo is the proverbial icing on the cake.

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These look great! Thank you for sharing @Beale, @CobaltWolf, and @steedcrugeon!

It's always satisfying to see a well thought-out and executed concept, design, and even release topic first-post graphics and presentation. 10/10! :D

 

 

[edit: add the other co-conspirators]

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17 minutes ago, JH4C said:

Pip pip! Top hole, good show old chap. The BBC-style logo is the proverbial icing on the cake.

Thanks ! :D

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ooooh

Awesome work, neat and clean, I take my hat off to you and the team !

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1 hour ago, Drakenex said:

Noice!! please don't forget about Europa ETS parts

I'd love to come back to this some day when I can, the Blue Streak parts might need some work but nothing too horrible I think. Finding time to work on them now is difficult.

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2 minutes ago, CobaltWolf said:

I'd love to come back to this some day when I can, the Blue Streak parts might need some work but nothing too horrible I think. Finding time to work on them now is difficult.

No worries! just saying. Thanks to @Beale and to you for this outstanding work

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Thanks to all the Team !!! Congrats for the release

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2 hours ago, CobaltWolf said:

I'd love to come back to this some day when I can, the Blue Streak parts might need some work but nothing too horrible I think. Finding time to work on them now is difficult.

New plan, we end all development here and recreate the British Space Program IRL.

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Thanks for building this! The new capsule design will be really cool. Never enough capsules.

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21 hours ago, Nertea said:

Came for teabag graphics, was not disappointed. 

:o I thought it was a sick bag...

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On 8/8/2018 at 10:23 PM, CobaltWolf said:

:o I thought it was a sick bag...

Hehehe... Barf bag and neatly filled at that...

Nah sir, that is a jolly good cup of steaming hot earl gray tea! Now where are the scones with cream and jam?!?!

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19 hours ago, StarStreak2109 said:

Now where are the scones with cream and jam?!?!

I've never liked scones. I'll stick with the cucumber sandwiches please!

 

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1 hour ago, JH4C said:

I've never liked scones. I'll stick with the cucumber sandwiches please!

 

Now where is that barf bag?!?

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This is awesome bring British I always wanted a mod that added our rockets from the past. Can you add rockets of the future we have on paper like skylon and maybe the Daedalus? Cheers

Edited by boohey12

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And now this glorious little mod has been added to the ranks of Kottabos reviews:

ETA: I can confirm the bug mentioned in the video - neither of the drone cores use their proper parts names from the localisation file. On examination of the localisation file I discovered a typo had been copy/pasted across all the related data: they all contain the phrase XXX_ProceCore_XXX instead of XXX_ProbeCore_XXX; correcting this leads to most of the expected text being properly located, but the probes both continue to reference non-existent manufacturers and I can't deduce if they're supposed to be either of the included ones or entirely different ones. There's also a non-critical typo in the description of the conic probe, "fairingss".

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On 8/14/2018 at 8:59 PM, JH4C said:

ETA: I can confirm the bug mentioned in the video - neither of the drone cores use their proper parts names from the localisation file. On examination of the localisation file I discovered a typo had been copy/pasted across all the related data: they all contain the phrase XXX_ProceCore_XXX instead of XXX_ProbeCore_XXX; correcting this leads to most of the expected text being properly located, but the probes both continue to reference non-existent manufacturers and I can't deduce if they're supposed to be either of the included ones or entirely different ones. There's also a non-critical typo in the description of the conic probe, "fairingss".

@Kottabos I think it is a real shame you did not mention the IRL British space program and the Black Arrow in the review (unless I missed it), the reason for the mod is to bring awareness to that :) I think your reviews could be good with a little less focus on the stats of every single part (Even if it has helped find a bug in this case :D) and more general gameplay / high level overview, just my feelings.

Regarding FX, this is entirely intentional for the liquid engines - I felt that was a little unfair. SRBs definitely need work though.

(Seriously no conflict intended, there are just a few things I would like to counter here ahaha...)

 

@JH4C Many thanks, (and even greater thanks for doing the legwork in the configs! I will put a little subtle thanks for you in the parts), fixed for next release :) 

On 8/14/2018 at 7:54 PM, boohey12 said:

This is awesome bring British I always wanted a mod that added our rockets from the past. Can you add rockets of the future we have on paper like skylon and maybe the Daedalus? Cheers

Many thanks.

No plans for Skylon or Daedalus, but HOTOL has been discussed and prototyped.

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Hi. I was trying to build the Balck Forest rocket by using your picture and am having a little bit of trouble. in between the first and second fuel tank, there seems to be a shroud but it doesn't show which engine was used. could you tell me which one it was?

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On 8/29/2018 at 3:25 AM, A E S T H E T I C said:

Hi. I was trying to build the Balck Forest rocket by using your picture and am having a little bit of trouble. in between the first and second fuel tank, there seems to be a shroud but it doesn't show which engine was used. could you tell me which one it was?

I'm having the same problem, I can't discern what the second-stage engine is from the picture.

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On 8/29/2018 at 3:25 AM, A E S T H E T I C said:

Hi. I was trying to build the Balck Forest rocket by using your picture and am having a little bit of trouble. in between the first and second fuel tank, there seems to be a shroud but it doesn't show which engine was used. could you tell me which one it was?

It's the stock aerospike. :) 

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I see some uliage motors on the shroud between stages, are they don't seem to be functional. I wonder if that could come into a RO version of it, having the shroud still attached after stage separation before igniting the engine...

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