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[PRERELEASE 181] Not So SimpleConstruction (NSSC) - SimpleConstruction Addon (1.0.2.2)[2020 02 10]

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Download on SpaceDock, Github or Curseforge.  Available on CKAN.

Not So SimpleConstruction (NSSC)

Mod Version KSP 1.8.x CKAN listed GPLv3

This is the new thread. Original thread here.

zer0Kerbal adopts for curation the mod known as Not So SimpleConstruction.
created by @RealGecko, then updated by @Mrcarrot

Adds Mallet, Survey Stake, Recycler to the game and turns the stock PPD-12 Cupola into a EPL Survey Station. Requires SimpleConstruction! and Kerbal Inventory System.

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Recently @Mrcarrot agreed to allow me to adopt for curation this great Not So SimpleConstruction! mod.

With my pleasure I accept the torch from @Mrcarrot's hands, so that this glorious mod won't be lost in time.

Description

Extraplanetary Launchpads is great mod, but too complicated to [@RealGecko's] liking.

On the other hand SimpleConstruction! is pretty good. It turned [@RealGecko's] Mun and Minmus research and refuel bases to fully functional rocket building facilities, but due to [SimpleConstruction!'s] design it's missing the EPL recycler and survey stake (must have for surface building).

So [@RealGecko] decided to create a middle ground between the two.

Meet the Not So SimpleConstruction! mod.

Adds Mallet, Survey Stake, and Recycler to the game and turns the stock PPD-12 Cupola into an EPL Survey Station.

Installation Directions:

  • ...Use CKAN...

Changelog Summary

See ChangeLog for full details of mod changes


Requires

Dependencies

Suggests:

  • CKAN

Not included in download, you'll need to install 'em separately.

How to:

  1. EVA: Grab survey stake and mallet.
  2. EVA: Hammer survey stake into the ground. (Using KIS - the 'H' key)
  3. Right click cupola module and click "Show UI".
  4. Build your rocket.
  5. Have fun!!!

Warning!!! If you encounter problems with K&K Planetary Cupola not showing "Finalize Build" button, then just quick save and quick load.

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Legal Stuff:

Disclaimers:

This mod contains @taniwha's Models and textures from his Extraplanetary Launchpads.

This mod contains models from Extraplanetary Launchpads.

All bundled mods are distributed under their own licenses
All art assets (textures, models, animations) are distributed under their own licenses.

Source: GitHub

License: gplv3-88x31.png

GPLv3: http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl.txt.

Old Source: GitHub repo
Old License: License GPL v3

 

Special thanks to @RealGecko for creating this cool mod.

 

Edited by zer0Kerbal
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Reserved for release notes:

THIS IS PRE-RELEASE.

@zer0Kerbal zer0Kerbal released 2020 02 10

Not So SimpleConstruction v1.0.2.2 KSP 1.8.x CKAN listed GPLv3

Version 1.0.2.2 - Brushing off the Construction Dust

  • adopted for curation by zer0Kerbal
  • moved changelog into separate file
  • Changelog.md -> Kerbal Changelog Changelog.cfg
  • updated Readme.md
  • created Forum Thread
  • updated SpaceDock
  • renamed GitHub repository to NotSoSimpleConstruction
  • updated CKAN/NetKAN
  • added Disposable Pad (in GameData/ExtraplanetaryLaunchpads/parts)
  • added Orbital Dock (GameData/ExtraplanetaryLaunchpads/parts)
  • added LaunchPad2 (GameData/ExtraplanetaryLaunchpads/parts)
  • added Control Reference (GameData/ExtraplanetaryLaunchpads/parts)
  • modernization, polish, update pass on .cfg
  • large .png -> .dds
  • added .version file
  • added license(s) file(s)
  • merged in patches
  • automated deploy/release process

Kerbal Space Program 1.8.1

 

Edited by zer0Kerbal
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Reserved for previous release notes (II):

THIS IS PRE-RELEASE.

Version 1.0.2.2 - Brushing off the Construction Dust

 
Spoiler

 

@zer0Kerbal zer0Kerbal released 2020 02 10

Not So SimpleConstruction v1.0.2.2 KSP 1.8.x CKAN listed GPLv3

Version 1.0.2.2 - Brushing off the Construction Dust

  • adopted for curation by zer0Kerbal
  • moved changelog into separate file
  • Changelog.md -> Kerbal Changelog Changelog.cfg
  • updated Readme.md
  • created Forum Thread
  • updated SpaceDock
  • renamed GitHub repository to NotSoSimpleConstruction
  • updated CKAN/NetKAN
  • added Disposable Pad (in GameData/ExtraplanetaryLaunchpads/parts)
  • added Orbital Dock (GameData/ExtraplanetaryLaunchpads/parts)
  • added LaunchPad2 (GameData/ExtraplanetaryLaunchpads/parts)
  • added Control Reference (GameData/ExtraplanetaryLaunchpads/parts)
  • modernization, polish, update pass on .cfg
  • large .png -> .dds
  • added .version file
  • added license(s) file(s)
  • merged in patches
  • automated deploy/release process

Kerbal Space Program 1.8.1

 

Version 1.0.2 Fixed 1

Spoiler

Version 1.0.2 Fixed 1

  • Tweaks to make Recycler work again in 1.4. Likely to find more parts needing updates.

Version 1.0.2

Spoiler

Version 1.0.2

  • Removed K&K Planetary Cupola definition as KPBS now has extensive EL support
  • Mallet MM patch (for KIS) tweaked

Version 1.0.1

Spoiler

Version 1.0.1

  • Added support for KPBS, K&K Planetary Cupola is now survey station too

 

 

 

Edited by zer0Kerbal

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THIS IS PRE-RELEASE.

@zer0Kerbal zer0Kerbal released 2020 02 10

Not So SimpleConstruction v1.0.2.2 KSP 1.8.x CKAN listed GPLv3

Version 1.0.2.2 - Brushing off the Construction Dust

  • adopted for curation by zer0Kerbal
  • moved changelog into separate file
  • Changelog.md -> Kerbal Changelog Changelog.cfg
  • updated Readme.md
  • created Forum Thread
  • updated SpaceDock
  • renamed GitHub repository to NotSoSimpleConstruction
  • updated CKAN/NetKAN
  • added Disposable Pad (in GameData/ExtraplanetaryLaunchpads/parts)
  • added Orbital Dock (GameData/ExtraplanetaryLaunchpads/parts)
  • added LaunchPad2 (GameData/ExtraplanetaryLaunchpads/parts)
  • added Control Reference (GameData/ExtraplanetaryLaunchpads/parts)
  • modernization, polish, update pass on .cfg
  • large .png -> .dds
  • added .version file
  • added license(s) file(s)
  • merged in patches
  • automated deploy/release process

Kerbal Space Program 1.8.1

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26 minutes ago, zer0Kerbal said:
  • updated SpaceDock
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This makes it uninstallable, since it depends on SimpleConstruction which provides ExtraPlanetaryLaunchpads.

Can these be cleaned up to a simple depends on ExtraPlanetaryLaunchpads?

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7 minutes ago, HebaruSan said:

This makes it uninstallable, since it depends on SimpleConstruction which provides ExtraPlanetaryLaunchpads.

Can these be cleaned up to a simple depends on ExtraPlanetaryLaunchpads?

Thank you. yes. will be done shortly.

@HebaruSan updated readme's/and related. new .zips all around. Thank you!

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Think I have it figured out now. Have been playing around with this at my MInmus base, where I don't really need it, but it's not too big a deal to cart things up from Kerbin if I find I need something else. Don't want to do that sort of experimentation at Gilly or anywhere else that's an interplanetary trip away. :-)

Took me an awful long time to figure out how to pound the darn stakes into the ground using the mallet. I wouldn't have guessed the "h" key. Doesn't help that I pretty much can't read any of the text in the KIS stuff (font way to small, with no obvious way to adjust it), but that's not something you can do much about. Eventually I googled around enough to find a KIS manual, which pointed me in the right direction, though I still have to quicksave before doing it or I mess up and leave a bunch of stakes rolling around.

The other thing that stymied me for a while you might want to clarify in the OP. I couldn't get the UI to come up from the cupola. Let's see  - have pilot in the cupola, have all the required mods, have the stake pounded in, did a quicksave/load. Only hint that pointed me right was buried in the crossed-out warning, which I'm guessing might eventually be deleted. Rereading it carefully, I noticed that it specifically mentioned the K&K cupola. Ah. Yes, I had a cupola, but the PPD-12 one instead of K&K planetary. Sent up a new base adding the K&K planetary one. Works now. Anyway, you might want to be a little more specific about i just working with that cupola instead of any one.

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Thank you for maintaining some of the most important mods for KSP!

 

I am having troubles you see... My old eyes can't find the K&K cupola in my build menu. The only one available is the standard one and it is not working as a survey station.

 

 

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3 hours ago, Dr Farnsworth said:

Thank you for maintaining some of the most important mods for KSP!

 

I am having troubles you see... My old eyes can't find the K&K cupola in my build menu. The only one available is the standard one and it is not working as a survey station.

 

 

Do you have the Kerbal Planetary Base Systems mod installed? I'm almost certain that cupola is in that mod. I don't see (though maybe my old eyes overlooked it) that mod listed in CKAN as a dependency for NSSC, but it probably ought to be. The cupola is unlocked by "command modules" in the tech tree. For me, it shows up in the VAB build menu under the Planetary Surface Structures tab,, though that might be a function of the "Group all Parts in Function filter" setting option for Planetary Base Systems.

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I am not using kerbal planetary base system.

Your telling me that this mod now is dependent on parts from another mod? It didn't used to be that way (a few years ago).

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2 hours ago, Dr Farnsworth said:

I am not using kerbal planetary base system.

Your telling me that this mod now is dependent on parts from another mod? It didn't used to be that way (a few years ago).

You'd have to ask zer0Kerbal to be 100% sure, but I'm 90% sure that K&K cupola is from planetary base systems. It fits the form factor of the other parts from that mod. I don't want to delete that mod from my save just to check because that would trash everything.  I also noticed that the ordinary cupola didn't work; see my post just a few above here. I couldn't tell you about years ago. I've had KSP a few years, but only started using this mod a few months ago.

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The whole idea of Simple Construction and Not So Simple Construction is to bring extraplanetary launchpads abilities to the game without adding lots of new parts.

Making Planetary Base Systems a required mod seems to break the whole concept of what SC & NSSC were trying to accomplish.

 

At one time the stock Cupola worked as a survey station. Why can't it again?

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On 5/17/2020 at 3:49 AM, rmaine said:

cupola

The cupula is the 'PPD-12 Cupola Module'

I will be trying to expand the patch to include more stock parts as survey stations.

On 5/17/2020 at 4:53 PM, Dr Farnsworth said:

now is dependent on parts from another mod? It didn't used to be that way (a few years ago).

only dependencies are the ones listed - KSP, ModuleManager, SimpleConstuction! and Kerbal Inventory System. KPBS isn't one.

On 5/17/2020 at 3:49 AM, rmaine said:

menu under the Planetary Surface Structures tab,, though that might be a function of the "Group all Parts in Function filter"

IIRC the PPD-12 Cupola Module is under Command normally.

On 5/17/2020 at 7:01 PM, rmaine said:

K&K cupola is from planetary base systems.

it is - but that part shouldn't be required - the stock PPD-12 Cupula Module should be working. If it isn't working - well, will check for myself once I get fully moved into my new-to-me machine.

On 5/18/2020 at 10:54 PM, Dr Farnsworth said:

The whole idea of Simple Construction and Not So Simple Construction is to bring extraplanetary launchpads abilities to the game without adding lots of new parts.

Making Planetary Base Systems a required mod seems to break the whole concept of what SC & NSSC were trying to accomplish.

 

At one time the stock Cupola worked as a survey station. Why can't it again?

That is the design philosophy of the entire SImpleXXX line of mods in a nutshell.

It should and it will and will endeavor to expand to other parts as well

 

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in general - I have started to update the OP.

I am working on an update.

Suggestions for what other parts (stock, DLL, mod) should be included as SurveyStations would be highly appreciated.

Am working on another addon (Foundations) that might help keeping things stuck in the ground.

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Could someone verify that I am not loosing my mind.

I don't see a EPL UI available with the PPD cupola.

 

NSSC and simple const is installed.

Along with KIS and KAS

 

 

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11 minutes ago, Dr Farnsworth said:

Could someone verify that I am not loosing my mind.

I don't see a EPL UI available with the PPD cupola.

 

NSSC and simple const is installed.

Along with KIS and KAS

 

 

Oh, I also see the same thing. From Zer0Kerbal's description above, I infer this is a bug.

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