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I've always wanted another gas giant for the Kerbin System, and after playing with OPM a lot, I decided to try it myself. After all, it's not rocket science, it's astronomy! :sticktongue: I mainly made this because, recently, after I started getting interested into modding, I decided to make a planet pack, or at least try to. So, I'll be documenting my efforts here.   

Disclaimer: Valor is currently very WIP. It's not finished, and there will obviously be problems.

 

Here's the current plan for the system (Ones with check marks are in-game already):

 

Valor - Blue Gas Giant

  • Blue
  • Has Oxygenated Atmosphere

Milo

  • Orbits extremely close to Valor
  • Should have a great view
  • Mun-like

Theta - Desert Moon

  • High Ore Concentration
  • Oxygenated Atmosphere

Bonx - Rocky Moon

  • Very High Ore Concentration
  • Signature Black Stripes on it's surface (May or may not be related to Ore Concentration ;) )

Binx - Tiny Moon in a near-polar orbit

  • Gilly-like moon
  • May be a captured asteroid/comet, we'll see

Kipper

  • Huge, reddish moon (bigger than Tylo!)
  • 5 gees of gravity at sea level
  • More ore concentration than Bonx!
  • Has a set of rings, formed when it's own gravity ripped it's moonlet apart

Orton

  • An ocean moon that got frozen over
  • Got ejected out of its orbit by a catastrophic event, once orbited between Kerbin and Eve
  • Very very thin remnants of it's original atmosphere still exist

 

To-Do List:

  • Finish adding all the moons
  • Add biomes
  • Add Terrain Scatter
  • Add EVE support
  • Add Scatterer support
  • Add PlanetShine support
  • Add Kopernicus Expansion Footprints support

 

Changelog:

   v0.3

        - Added Orton

    v0.2

         - Added Theta

         - Tilted Valor's rings by 10 degrees

         -  Changed the internal folder structure slightly    

    v0.1

         - Initial release, added Valor.

 

No Pics, No Clicks? Here ya go!

 

Download:

Spacedock

 

Dependencies:

Kopernicus Continued

 

License:

Valor is licensed under GPLv3

 

Installation Instructions:

Just drag the contents of the GameData folder into your GameData folder.

 

Q&A:

 

Q: Is Valor compatible with OPM?

A: No, as Valor's orbit is very similar to Sarnus's. However, if you get more hands-on, Valor makes a pretty good Planet 9 Analog

 

Q: Is Valor compatible with MPE?

A: Yes! Minor Planet Expansion is compatible and recommended!

 

Q: Is Valor compatible with (Insert Planet Pack Here that's not listed above)

A: I don't know. Test it out yourself!

 

Q: I can't find this mod on CKAN!

A: Valor is listed on CKAN as Valor Planet Pack. If you can't find it, you can always download from the spacedock link above.

 

Q: How can I help?

A: Anything is appreciated!

 

Q: Can we stop with the questions now?

A: Um.... sure, I guess.

 

 

 

Any comments, screenshots, contributions, and criticism is always accepted and appreciated! If you think something should be different, please tell me!

 

 

Special Thanks to: @R-T-B , who helped me solve a bug with this mod,  @DunaManiac, who graciously provided the texture of Orton, and also provided guidance, @Commodore_32, for providing feedback and screenshots. Thank you all very much!

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2 hours ago, Commodoregamer118 said:

When?

I dunno. I'll probably put a release up once I at least get Milo and maybe Theta done

1 hour ago, GuessingEveryDay said:

This looks fun. And a bit like the warp planet from @Matt Lowne's movie, "Into the Warp".

Thanks!

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11 hours ago, GuessingEveryDay said:

This looks fun. And a bit like the warp planet from @Matt Lowne's movie, "Into the Warp".

The planet in that was from Beyond Home, by the way

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3 minutes ago, Misguided_Kerbal said:

sure! Fire away

There is a Kopernicus wiki, in case you don't already know. It's been pretty helpful, link here: https://kopernicus.github.io/wiki/

If you want to calculate atmospheres, use OhioBob's atmopshere curve calculator found here: https://forum.kerbalspaceprogram.com/index.php?/topic/158163-make-your-own-atmospheres-for-ksp-automatically/

There's also a relatively obscure sunlight curve calculator if you want to create stars, by @RJVB09 found here: https://forum.kerbalspaceprogram.com/index.php?/topic/188704-kopernicus-light-intensity-curve-calculator/

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1 minute ago, DunaManiac said:

There is a Kopernicus wiki, in case you don't already know. It's been pretty helpful, link here: https://kopernicus.github.io/wiki/

If you want to calculate atmospheres, use OhioBob's atmopshere curve calculator found here: https://forum.kerbalspaceprogram.com/index.php?/topic/158163-make-your-own-atmospheres-for-ksp-automatically/

There's also a relatively obscure sunlight curve calculator if you want to create stars, by @RJVB09 found here: https://forum.kerbalspaceprogram.com/index.php?/topic/188704-kopernicus-light-intensity-curve-calculator/

Thanks! I already found @OhioBob's calculator, just can't figure out how it works.

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So, today I tried my hand at texturing. Just FYI, the texture in the OP Picture isn't actually mine, I just slapped on Lindor's texture from JNSQ. Don't worry, it's just a stand in. However, today I tried actually texturing... and this happened:

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Trying again SOONtm

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26 minutes ago, Misguided_Kerbal said:

So, this is what it looks like ingame:

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I know, absolutely horrendous. I'll need to tune it a bit.

Not bad at all,except the Spot...

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1 minute ago, Kane Kerman said:

Not bad at all,except the Spot...

yeah, that's what I need to work on.

Also, just a bit curious: how exactly do you know everything I post, without following me or the thread?

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22 minutes ago, Misguided_Kerbal said:

yeah, that's what I need to work on.

Also, just a bit curious: how exactly do you know everything I post, without following me or the thread?

Because i go to your profile,searching interesing stuff...

And Sometimes,new posts are showed on Addon Development Sub forum...

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1 hour ago, Kane Kerman said:

I think you should make the spot Small,like this:

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as an example.

I'll try to do that

 

1 hour ago, Kane Kerman said:

Because i go to your profile,searching interesing stuff...

And Sometimes,new posts are showed on Addon Development Sub forum...

ah, ok. Makes sense.

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A couple of years ago, I bought a course about creating planets in Blender with a trailer here:

 

The textures created using Blender could be used in KSP.  This probably isn't for beginners of Blender, but may be worth looking into.

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Just now, hemeac said:

A couple of years ago, I bought a course about creating planets in Blender with a trailer here:

 

The textures created using Blender could be used in KSP.  This probably isn't for beginners of Blender, but may be worth looking into.

thanks for the tip!

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33 minutes ago, Misguided_Kerbal said:

Ok, after working a while today, I think I have a decent texture for Valor (Well, for now, at least. :P)

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Next up... Rings... and Clouds!

I'll do the moons eventually.

Much Better...

 

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