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[WIP] Nert's Dev Thread - Current: Near Future Exploration (FFT on hold)

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1 hour ago, FreeThinker said:

I don't understand. FFT looks quite good already , it perhaps just needs little tweaking and it could be released. Why the delay? Are there any major blocking issues that prevent a release?

You can read my post a few items above, but in short, no, it does not look good enough. Maybe one or two of the engines are close, but that is not sufficient.

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On 8/9/2019 at 8:52 PM, Nertea said:

This is probably not all, but will be the main focus of the mod. In addition to this, you can expect some of the following:

  • Expanded selection of radial fuel tanks for the basic fuel types
  • More RTGs
  • Interesting science instrumentation
  • Antennae and other useful greebles

I use ProbesPlus to cover that ATM. So... you're probably going to expand on DMagic, aren't you?

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On 8/9/2019 at 12:52 PM, Nertea said:

This is probably not all, but will be the main focus of the mod. In addition to this, you can expect some of the following:

  • Expanded selection of radial fuel tanks for the basic fuel types
  • More RTGs
  • Interesting science instrumentation
  • Antennae and other useful greebles

Always looking to see what the community wants though, so feel free to put in your requests. Can't say I'll do them, but they'll go into a decision matrix at least.

 

If you want my 2 cents, I'm all for more greebles!

Just wish KSP wouldn't choke so hard on 100 part count space-craft. Hope KSP 2 does a better job with that.

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half-jokingly - if you want to throw in a couple fuel cells - I'd be happy! (the joke is FC for probes? I think not). :P

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Could we get a status update on Near Future Exploration?

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I don't typically react well when asked for updates on updates, I'll post something when I want to post something. 

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stand by...

Hey some things! I've mostly finished what I intend to do with the smaller probes lineup. This is prototyping for larger probes as well.

First off the buses. These fit the RND (ok that one's mine), the OKTO, QBE and HECS. Available in two sizes for each and a number of surface options (truss not pictured). There's also a switchable end in various surfaces as well.

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Next, small accessories. When I started making some test craft I started seeing missing things... Like small tanks. These are really small but fit in the buses or on surfaces really nicely. 

Available in a number of fuels and finishes (silver foil, lithium, argon not pictured)

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And tiny batteries and reaction wheels:

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The small antenna selection is also lacking. I will give internet points to those that figure out the source spacecraft for these:

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I even made a tiny leg

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When I was drunk. I regretted it shortly after. 

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Sweet! Nice to see the new parts in game. Can't wait to play with them when you finish.

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I really like the idea of probes that you can build and customize.  Some of the probes out there have so much built in there's not much to do.  This will make building payloads as rewarding as building rockets!

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17 hours ago, stefsilver said:

have you ever considered doing heavy rover or landing leg expansions

 

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