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I always loved the royalty-free music for KSP, but I often modify it to something else for my playthroughs just because I've heard it so many times. Good video game music is always appreciated, so I'm excited to hear more of Howard's creations.

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I really like the concept and the modelling of those parts, but I think their purpose isn't really apparent at first glance.

So I thought about logos that could indicate what type of ressources are being produced inside those factories. Some rough ideas :

 

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I kept them monochrome, thinking about the fact that we'll be able to paint our colonies.

Of course those are shamelessly inspired by Ron Cobb's work on Alien :)

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21 hours ago, Truebadour said:

I really like the concept and the modelling of those parts, but I think their purpose isn't really apparent at first glance.

So I thought about logos that could indicate what type of ressources are being produced inside those factories. Some rough ideas :

 

Nrx5gyU.png

I kept them monochrome, thinking about the fact that we'll be able to paint our colonies.

Of course those are shamelessly inspired by Ron Cobb's work on Alien :)

Great work! Hoever I think you forgot Metalic Hydrogen, Solid Fuel, and Liqiud fuel.

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1 hour ago, Dr. Kerbal said:

Great work! Hoever I think you forgot Metalic Hydrogen, Solid Fuel, and Liqiud fuel.

Yeah I didn't do all of them, I just intended to give an idea of the idea I had. It was also an excuse to fire up Illustrator again :P

 

If people like these I could do some more (for mods, etc...). My skills in vector drawing are actualy quite limited.

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On 2/27/2021 at 7:42 PM, Truebadour said:

I really like the concept and the modelling of those parts, but I think their purpose isn't really apparent at first glance.

So I thought about logos that could indicate what type of ressources are being produced inside those factories. Some rough ideas :

 

Nrx5gyU.png

I kept them monochrome, thinking about the fact that we'll be able to paint our colonies.

Of course those are shamelessly inspired by Ron Cobb's work on Alien :)

For the sake of standardisation, Xenon and Helium shouldn't just be letters but instead show a proper icon.

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5 hours ago, Bej Kerman said:

For the sake of standardisation, Xenon and Helium shouldn't just be letters but instead show a proper icon.

Any recommendations how to describe those two with a unique identifying icon?

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On 2/27/2021 at 1:42 PM, Truebadour said:

 

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Oh man, I love how the entire community has just accepted that there will either be Orion drives or else  we'll make them ourselves after launch. I never thought of nukes as a resource but I almost started cackling in the middle of class when I realized what they were for. 

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3 hours ago, Kernel Kraken said:

Oh man, I love how the entire community has just accepted that there will either be Orion drives or else  we'll make them ourselves after launch.

Orion drives show up in several KSP 2 development videos, including the original trailer.

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On 2/23/2021 at 4:37 PM, Nate Simpson said:

We're gonna do our best. It's a bit of a tightrope, avoiding spoilers and making sure information gets out in the right order and in the right way! But with @KSPStar on the team now, we do have somebody regularly reminding us to keep our eyes open for good stuff to share.

I was wondering when we'll be getting more info on the galaxy, such as the amount of star systems in the galaxy, they galaxy name, stuff like that

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@Nate Simpson and @KSPStar

So I guess this means that the Convert-o-tron ISRU system is out?

I had been wondering if it would stay in to add flexibility to lower tech chemical engines, with the higher tech engines requiring a developed colony to support fueling operations alone (not to mention construction of craft using the engine).

I guess we won't have any relatively compact"go-anywhere" (within a system) ships that can make ISRU pit stops to fuel up from asteroids/moons/planets?

Any such ships would need to be massive enough to carry colony modules to set up and then repack?

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Methalox (which is, I suppose, the equivalent of old LF+O, as in base, standard type of fuel) factory looks relatively small, so I suppose there could be a cylinder-shaped variant to put on ships.

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