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Dunno if somebody published this before, but I made a little Mod that brings back the old Mk 1-2 Pod. I liked it's more modern Look than the Mk 1-3, especially the IVA, so I kept using it (you still found it when you know where to look) after it has been hidden from the TechTree and was disappointed when it was completely removed from the Game. The "Mod" is just the Part Files copypasted from an older KSP Version without any Changes, except setting "TechHidden" to false in the .cfg File. So it should run fine with any Game Version.

https://spacedock.info/mod/2310/Mk 1-2 Pod

To any new Players who don't know the Mk 1-2 anymore, it's a 2.5 m Command Pod for three Kerbals. It has pretty much the same Characteristics as the Mk 1-3 but is a bit havier. I'd guess that this is due to better Radiation Shileding in modern Spacecraft compared to the 60s. I'm not registered to any Photo sharing Sites so no Images but you can see the Mk 1-2 in Action here in this Video that I made:

If I violated any Squad/Take Two Copyrights please warn me immidately. I am no Lawyer and don't see any Problem in bringing back old Parts to the Community but the Fact that I didn't find similar Mods like this gave me Concerns that this might be due to legal Reasons.

 

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10 minutes ago, derbleifuss said:

If I violated any Squad/Take Two Copyrights please warn me immidately. I am no Lawyer and don't see any Problem in bringing back old Parts to the Community but the Fact that I didn't find similar Mods like this gave me Concerns that this might be due to legal Reasons.

Are you using the original assets?  Then yes, you're violating Squad copyright.  (Which is why you don't see to many similar mods.  You can write a mod to re-enable old assets that are hidden, but you can't redistribute yourself.)

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And it's down again. Any Tips to work around this? I will keep using this Files for myself of course but also like to make the 1-2 available to others as well. Reason is that I uploaded two Crafts that use it and want others to enjoy them too.

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Point to the models/textures in Squad/zDepreciated in your part .cfg file, and write the .cfg file yourself by hand.  (I think there is a mod someplace which has already done this, but I can't recall it's name off the top of my head.)  Of course this will only work until/unless Squad removes them entirely.

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1 minute ago, DStaal said:

Of course this will only work until/unless Squad removes them entirely.

I think Squad removed everything from the Mk 1-2. I just had it un-hidden from the TechTree for a while but remember that at some Point I've had to find the Part Files somewhere else and get them into my current Installation. Or maybe I cocked up during all my fiddling with the Game Files (I changed some Names, moved Parts to other Tech Nodes etc.) and removed it by myself. You can look in Squad/Parts/Command and there should be a Folder named Mk1-2Pod or Mk 1-2 Pod if I'm correct. My Installation at least does not have it.

I know that the Legacy Variants are still in the Game and you can find them by searching for their Manufacturers or arranging by Nod Size/Tech Level. The same applied for the Legacy Parts but I think they are all gone now.

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6 minutes ago, derbleifuss said:

I think Squad removed everything from the Mk 1-2. I just had it un-hidden from the TechTree for a while but remember that at some Point I've had to find the Part Files somewhere else and get them into my current Installation. Or maybe I cocked up during all my fiddling with the Game Files (I changed some Names, moved Parts to other Tech Nodes etc.) and removed it by myself. You can look in Squad/Parts/Command and there should be a Folder named Mk1-2Pod or Mk 1-2 Pod if I'm correct. My Installation at least does not have it.

I know that the Legacy Variants are still in the Game and you can find them by searching for their Manufacturers or arranging by Nod Size/Tech Level. The same applied for the Legacy Parts but I think they are all gone now.

You're looking in the wrong place.  They moved the deprecated parts to Squad/zDepreciated.  So it's in Squad/zDepreciated/Parts/Command/Mk1-2Pod.

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53 minutes ago, LordMacragge said:

Sort of. It hust gives the Mk 1-3 a new texture but the IVI is the same. Not only is the IVA the main Reason I like the Mk 1-2 so much but it also doesn't line up to the outer Appearance if it's Mk 1-2 on the Outside and Mk 1-3 on the Inside.

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You could always publish this as a mod "shell" where people would have to locate & provide the old files needed from their legit copy of the last software version where this existed. I'm assuming GOG/Steam/SQUAD still let you download the old version...

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