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[1.11.x] Custom Parachute Message - Encode Message to Your Parachute Just Like Perseverance [v1.0.0]


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Custom Parachute Message is a Kerbal Space Program mod that adds a perseverance style customizable parachutes, with a cool shader!

 

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Review by @Kottabos

 

Features:

Encode message to your parachute just like perseverance

Customize parachute color palette

Customize each and every individual section on the parachute (There are 320 sections!)

Over 30 pattern presets

Share  custom patterns with your friend

Preview parachute pattern in VAB/SPH

Cool looking and more realistic translucent parachute shader

Just visual change, all original RealChute functionality untouched (i.e.. you can still pick different material, set different size to the parachute via RealChute  config)

 

Customization Interface:

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Shader Comparison:

Say goodbye to leather-made parachute!

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Left: My Shader    Right: Stock Diffuse Shader

 

 More Screenshots:

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How to Use:

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Basic:

  • Enter action group editing mode.
  • Open the RealChute's parachutes config menu on a parachute.
  • Select "Encoded" as the chute model in the RealChute config menu.
  • If "Encoded" is not an option under "Chute Model", then this parachute is not supported.
  • After selecting the "Encoded" chute model, exit action group editing mode, right-click on the parachute part, press the "Toggle Customization Window" button.
  • A "Customize Parachute" window should pop up, a preview model will also appear on the north wall of the VAB. Noted that this parachute does not reflect the actual size of the parachute, change that in the RealChute config menu. The "Flat Preview Model" toggle will let you choose whether use the flat preview model instead of the 3D preview model.
  • Customize the parachute as you wish, any change will be automatically saved if the "Auto Update" toggle is On. If you encounter any performance issue (unlikely to happen unless you are running on a potato) when editing the parachute, turn off "Auto Update", and remember to click the "Update" button to save the change.

UI features: 

  • Color selection: Click on a color selection button will reveal or switch to the color parameters for the corresponding color, click on the same button again will hide the color parameters.
  • You can copy and paste the hexadecimal color value (must start with '#') to the Hex text field under RGB slider, or you can paste the full name of a color in English to that text field, which will translate the name to a hexadecimal color value.
  • Editing modes: There are two editing modes, Standard and Bitwise.
  • Standard mode: encode your message using the same method to encode the message on perseverance's parachute.
  • If you switch Off the "Ring 4 is coordinate" toggle, the coordinate will become the fourth word, encoded the same way as Ring 1 - 3. You should only use the regular Latin alphabet in the Words text field, no space is allowed in each word.
  • Each word must not exceed 8 characters long.
  • There are also some presets for you to choose from under the preset section.
  • Bitwise mode: set value for each individual section(bit) on the parachute.
  • There are 4 rings, each ring with 80 strips, therefore there are in total 320 bits on the parachute.
  • You can copy the code for the current pattern under the Pattern code section, you can also paste the code in the text field that has "Load" and "Clear" buttons beside it, and click the "Load" button to load the pattern from the code. You can share your parachute design with your friend or clone patterns between parachutes using these features. There is no global memory for custom patterns, save the pattern code on external storage media (e.g. "MyCoolChutePatterns.txt").
  • There some presets for this mode as well, located under the presets section.
  • Under the "Set bit individually" section you can toggle each of the 320 bits however you wish.

Select "Encoded" Chute Model!

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Bitwise Mode:

The bottom three arrows should be in reverse order, but you get the idea, right?

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Changelog:

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       Custom Parachute Message
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A Kerbals Space Program MOD by Icecovery

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    v1.0.0 - 2021/03/03
    * For KSP 1.11.x
    * Initial release
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Dependences:

RealChute Parachute System (To change parachute model, it's much better than the stock parachute system)

Module Manager (Not Included)

 

Download: 

SpaceDock

Also available via CKAN

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License:

Custom Parachute Message was released under MIT License

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Source Code:

Github

Edited by Icecovery
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Just now, Beetlecat said:

Fantastic!!! :D

These labels may be swapped... The new 'chute is on the left.

Oh you are right :confused: 

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On 04/03/2021 at 00:15, Icecovery said:

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Custom Parachute Message é um mod Kerbal Space Program que adiciona um estilo de perseverança personalizável paraquedas, com um sombreador legal!

 

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Características:

Codifique a mensagem para o seu pára-quedas, assim como a perseverança

Personalize a paleta de cores do pára-quedas

Personalize cada seção individual do pára-quedas (há 320 seções!)

Mais de 30 predefinições de padrão

Compartilhe padrões personalizados com seu amigo

Visualize o padrão de paraquedas em VAB / SPH

Um sombreador de pára-quedas translúcido de aparência legal e mais realista

Apenas mudança visual, toda a funcionalidade RealChute original intacta (ou seja, você ainda pode escolher materiais diferentes, definir tamanhos diferentes para o paraquedas via configuração RealChute)

 

Interface de personalização:

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Comparação de Shader:

Diga adeus ao pára-quedas de couro!

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Esquerda: My Shader Right: Stock Diffuse Shader

 

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Como usar:

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Basic:

  • Enter action group editing mode.
  • Open the RealChute's parachutes config menu on a parachute.
  • Select "Encoded" as the chute model in the RealChute config menu.
  • If "Encoded" is not an option under "Chute Model", then this parachute is not supported.
  • After selecting the "Encoded" chute model, exit action group editing mode, right-click on the parachute part, press the "Toggle Customization Window" button.
  • A "Customize Parachute" window should pop up, a preview model will also appear on the north wall of the VAB. Noted that this parachute does not reflect the actual size of the parachute, change that in the RealChute config menu. The "Flat Preview Model" toggle will let you choose whether use the flat preview model instead of the 3D preview model.
  • Customize the parachute as you wish, any change will be automatically saved if the "Auto Update" toggle is On. If you encounter any performance issue (unlikely to happen unless you are running on a potato) when editing the parachute, turn off "Auto Update", and remember to click the "Update" button to save the change.

UI features: 

  • Color selection: Click on a color selection button will reveal or switch to the color parameters for the corresponding color, click on the same button again will hide the color parameters.
  • You can copy and paste the hexadecimal color value (must start with '#') to the Hex text field under RGB slider, or you can paste the full name of a color in English to that text field, which will translate the name to a hexadecimal color value.
  • Editing modes: There are two editing modes, Standard and Bitwise.
  • Standard mode: encode your message using the same method to encode the message on perseverance's parachute.
  • If you switch Off the "Ring 4 is coordinate" toggle, the coordinate will become the fourth word, encoded the same way as Ring 1 - 3. You should only use the regular Latin alphabet in the Words text field, no space is allowed in each word.
  • Each word must not exceed 8 characters long.
  • There are also some presets for you to choose from under the preset section.
  • Bitwise mode: set value for each individual section(bit) on the parachute.
  • There are 4 rings, each ring with 80 strips, therefore there are in total 320 bits on the parachute.
  • You can copy the code for the current pattern under the Pattern code section, you can also paste the code in the text field that has "Load" and "Clear" buttons beside it, and click the "Load" button to load the pattern from the code. You can share your parachute design with your friend or clone patterns between parachutes using these features. There is no global memory for custom patterns, save the pattern code on external storage media (e.g. "MyCoolChutePatterns.txt").
  • There some presets for this mode as well, located under the presets section.
  • Under the "Set bit individually" section you can toggle each of the 320 bits however you wish.

Select "Encoded" Chute Model!

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Bitwise Mode:

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Changelog:

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================================================
       Mensagem de pára-quedas personalizada
======= ===================================
Um Kerbals Space Program MOD por Icecovery

==============================================
Changelog
--------- -------------------------------
    v1.0.0 - 2021/03/03
    * Para KSP 1.11.x
    * Versão inicial
- ---------------------------------------

 

Dependências:

Sistema de pára-quedas RealChute  (para mudar o modelo do pára-quedas, é muito melhor do que o sistema de pára- quedas padrão )

Gerenciador de Módulo  (não incluído)

 

Download: 

SpaceDock

Também disponível via  CKAN

 

Licença:

Mensagem de pára-quedas personalizada foi lançada sob  licença MIT

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Código fonte:

Github

This mod is insane! Congratulations!

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On 3/17/2021 at 12:23 PM, Al2Me6 said:

This is wonderful! Is there any chance for a triple parachute model?

I made this mod mainly to replicate Perseverance's parachute, and I have no plan of making a triple canopy version of the chute currently. You can still attach three chutes to your vessel, with the benefit they can be set to different patterns individually.

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12 hours ago, Icecovery said:

I made this mod mainly to replicate Perseverance's parachute, and I have no plan of making a triple canopy version of the chute currently. You can still attach three chutes to your vessel, with the benefit they can be set to different patterns individually.

That's understandable. Thank you for making this! Makes RealChutes infinitely better to look at.

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On 4/2/2021 at 2:24 AM, Aussie Toad Stool said:

Is there any reverse compatibility for this mod?

It should be backward compatible to 1.8, but do make a backup before testing.

On 4/2/2021 at 5:35 AM, jshu said:

Cool idea for a mod, and congratulations for TOTM! :)

Thank you! Just realized that!

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