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[1.6.x] MOARdVPlus - advanced IVAs for MAS (v1.0, 26 Jan 2019)

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Have you gotten bored with stock IVAs?  Are modded IVAs more your style?  Do you want to see some more advanced features that MAS allows?  Well, look at this:

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MOARdVPlus demonstrates the capabilities of MOARdV's Avionics Systems, giving players a chance to play with an IVA that has MOAR switches, buttons, dials, and whatnot.  And hopefully to inspire other IVA creators into diving into the capabilities of MAS.

The initial release includes a re-imagining of the FASA Apollo command module, updated to be drop-in compatible with the Bluedog Design Bureau Kane / Sarnus launch stack.  The FASA Apollo CM, heat shield, parachutes, and parachute covers are included in MOARdVPlus - use BDB parts for the rest! Two IVAs are included in v1.0.0: the RA-01 variant (pictured above) is a fairly complete retro-style IVA.  The GA-02 is an incomplete Glass Cockpit version of the Apollo (still under development - use at your own risk - contents will change).

DOCUMENTATION: The Wiki on GitHub includes an operator manual for the RA-01.  I suggest you at least skim through it.  Or just dive in and start mashing buttons, if that's more to your taste. :)

DOWNLOAD: GitHub

PREREQUISITES: All of the MAS prerequisites are required to fly MOARdVPlus IVAs.  (MAS, ASET Props, ASET Avionics, and Module Manager - not included).

LICENSE: MOARdVPlus IVA and prop configs are licensed CC-BY-NC-SA 4.0.  The FASA Apollo was released to RO under CC-BY-SA.

 

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Holy stromboli, they're here!

What a great time to being playing KSP. ;)

Are the IVA variants using the stock switcher, or is it splitting off two "different" pods?

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8 minutes ago, Beetlecat said:

Are the IVA variants using the stock switcher, or is it splitting off two "different" pods?

Also wondering about this IVA switching...

I have a couple projects that I'm working on slowly, that I have been researching how best to do IVA switching for...

@MOARdV
Also want to say, I am very happy to see you've taken the next step to promote MAS IVAs, as well as the increased pace of MAS updates itself...

I hope this adds moar steam to the MAS HypeTrain, and gets moar IVA developers on-board to update their older RPM-based IVAs, or to develop all new MAS-based ones.

As ALWAYS,
THANK YOU for your continued time and effort thats made anyone who enjoys IVAs, even only a little bit, experience KSP on a much higher level.

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18 minutes ago, Beetlecat said:

Are the IVA variants using the stock switcher, or is it splitting off two "different" pods?

Two different pods, regrettably.  (well, 1 pod + 1 MM patch to create / edit the second pod).  If there's a way to switch IVAs in stock, I'm not aware of it.  Which doesn't actually say much - I haven't been keeping up too much with stock KSP for a while. :/

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7 minutes ago, MOARdV said:

Two different pods, regrettably.  (well, 1 pod + 1 MM patch to create / edit the second pod).  If there's a way to switch IVAs in stock, I'm not aware of it.  Which doesn't actually say much - I haven't been keeping up too much with stock KSP for a while. :/

Well, from what @theonegalen has told me, @Electrocutor has some kind of tool that allows IVA switching.. I havent fully looked into how it works yet tho..
I know you arent keen on the idea of having dependencies for any of your mods tho,,, quite understandably :P

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2 hours ago, MOARdV said:

Two different pods, regrettably.  (well, 1 pod + 1 MM patch to create / edit the second pod).  If there's a way to switch IVAs in stock, I'm not aware of it.  Which doesn't actually say much - I haven't been keeping up too much with stock KSP for a while. :/

@Electrocutor's stock variant switcher extension plugin (probably not the exact name) has the capability to switch IVAs.

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I'm back into KSP after a year's hiatus. One of the things I really prefer are the better IVA's for missions. I really prefer to run most if not all from the IVA. 

I really like that the new MAS system will show the Action Groups on the toggle switches.

For example, in the VAB under the description area...I type in...
AG1 = RW (Reaction Wheels)

I can toggle those off in the VAB and then not have the Command pod RW's wobbling the rocket. ANd it's easy enough when I get close to orbit to engage those and not wonder what I set that control to. 


Nice little detail. 

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I’m just jumping into IVA creation and I was using RPM but now I’m switching to this because it looks awesome! Although now I have to relearn everything so UGH lol.

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