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Ah! Ich Deutche sprechen ein bischen!

.... nicht gut. Meine gehirne ist kaput.

Good to see the other side of the pond getting into the spirit! Hrm... Germany is renowned for its engineers... I wonder what Deutchelander Whackjovian equivalent will arise?

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Jammer, ik kan bijna geen Duits. Decided to learn (bad) Dutch instead. Poor life choice that was!

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Judging by the German community here on forums, it's quite popular there.

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Well, they're wrong about the ladders. That's what jetpacks are for! :)

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Judging by the German community here on forums, it's quite popular there.

It is. It is still considered a small indie game, but I know quite a few people who play this, and I talk about it regularly with my colleagues on work.

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It is. It is still considered a small indie game, but I know quite a few people who play this, and I talk about it regularly with my colleagues on work.

Yeah, it's popular on Steam, so the gaming community in any country can see it. The fact that most of the Kerbal stuff online is in English language doesn't mean everyone playing it is from GB or USA. I'm not, and 99% of my online stuff is in English. It's the language of teh interwebs. :)

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Alzo ve gurmans inwentet ze rokkets! :D:wink:

Yeah, it's popular on Steam, so the gaming community in any country can see it.

That was the reason for me to buy it on Steam, so it would get a higher ranking and get advertised better. :)

After I played the .18 demo - and fell in love :) - I actually gave this very serious thought - save some bucks on Steam or give all my money directly to the developers, but also be less visible as a costumer - was win-win really. :D

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Ah! Ich Deutche sprechen ein bischen!

.... nicht gut. Meine gehirne ist kaput.

Good to see the other side of the pond getting into the spirit! Hrm... Germany is renowned for its engineers... I wonder what Deutchelander Whackjovian equivalent will arise?

Well, at least your broken German is quite good, honestly, it's better than the German some people are speaking over here *cough*Bavaria*cough* :D:wink:

If I wouldn't hate lag, I would also build such...enormous things like you, comrade, but I like to play with tons of mods :wink: Too bad there isn't a mod for "our" original V-2 yet :D

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I also found that article at the Welt quite useful, there was another article about free simulation games, like "Orbiter" or "Energie Tycoon". Here's the link. Maybe you find one of those 20 games interesting, even if you do not understand our wonderful language :D

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Alzo ve gurmans inwentet ze rokkets! :D:wink:

That was the reason for me to buy it on Steam, so it would get a higher ranking and get advertised better. :)

After I played the .18 demo - and fell in love :) - I actually gave this very serious thought - save some bucks on Steam or give all my money directly to the developers, but also be less visible as a costumer - was win-win really. :D

Actually it was the Chinese who invented rockets. ;)

I also bought it over Steam. It was cheaper and it helps the developers because it increases the popularity of the game. Pure win for everyone. :)

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One thing I love about this community is how international it is. Just within the moderators alone we have:

- 1 Canadian

- 1 Englishman

- 1 Dutchman

- 2 Germans

- 1 Pole

- 1 Cuban (Me)

- 1 Californian

- 1 Tenessean

- 2 Brasilians

- 1 Frenchman

- 1 New Zealander

These are just the ones I know out of the top of my memory, I'm sure I'm missing some. Tis a wonderful community for sure!

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translation:

Prognosis: The Goal: Build a rocket and fly to the Moon. The Astronauts: clumsy "Kerbals". The implementation: grandiose. "Kerbal Space Program" lets you take the wheel in self-built rockets and stretches you to the limit. Successfully reached the Moon and ready to land? Whoever forgot a ladder may begin again. Incredibly complex game with a lot depth. Try it!

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Actually it was the Chinese who invented rockets. ;)

I also bought it over Steam. It was cheaper and it helps the developers because it increases the popularity of the game. Pure win for everyone. :)

Well, the Chinese may have invented them, but we gotta admit it was the Germans that made the freaking bad@$$.

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Well, the Chinese may have invented them, but we gotta admit it was the Germans that made the freaking bad@$$.

Gospodin Tsiolkovsky and Comrade Korolev would like to have a word with you... :)

-- Steve

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Ah! Ich Deutche sprechen ein bischen!

.... nicht gut. Meine gehirne ist kaput.

Good to see the other side of the pond getting into the spirit! Hrm... Germany is renowned for its engineers... I wonder what Deutchelander Whackjovian equivalent will arise?

Your German is as good as my english, Whack :D

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Es freut mich zu sehen, dass ich ein bisschen davon verstehen kann!

Just kidding - I shouldn't try to speak it myself.

Anyway, that's pretty neat indeed!

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The chinese invented blackpowder but in my country we build the first funtional rockets with liquid fuel engines. That is quite a difference.

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This is really cool! How big is the paper over there? Can someone link me to the actual article? I'm going to go grab my St. Pauli jersey and wear it all day to celebrate.

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I will tell that to my friend who used but didn't really liked it) to play KSP.

I'm sure he will be happy about that :P

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This is really cool! How big is the paper over there? Can someone link me to the actual article? I'm going to go grab my St. Pauli jersey and wear it all day to celebrate.

They just put together some kind of overview of unfinished games that are already available for play, most likely this was only visible in the online version. "Die Zeit" is the 4th best selling newspaper in Germany.

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I'd like to take the opportunity to point out that technology is an inherently iterative process,* with each innovation building on the technological base created by the many other discoveries that came before it. The more important question is not "Who invented it?" but rather "For whom can it be the most beneficial?", which I hope everyone agrees in this case would be "All mankind." Also, discussing who gets the credit for inventing the rocket is slightly off-scope for this topic :)

Definitely always nice to see more coverage for KSP, of course. The matter of most documentation being in English is one that's been at the back of my mind for a while myself, for various reasons.

* One cannot take sand from the beach and make a dataprobe, etc.

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They just put together some kind of overview of unfinished games that are already available for play, most likely this was only visible in the online version. "Die Zeit" is the 4th best selling newspaper in Germany.

Yes, that is what I was asking for. I would like to see the whole thing if possible. Thanks for the info.

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They just put together some kind of overview of unfinished games that are already available for play, most likely this was only visible in the online version. "Die Zeit" is the 4th best selling newspaper in Germany.

Actually it is "Die Welt" "The World" and not "Die Zeit", "The Times", so overall a smaller but still Germany-wide newspaper, and there the online version.

The link is http://www.welt.de/spiele/article124506800/Lohnt-sich-der-Kauf-von-unfertigen-Videospielen.html on page 12.

Still very nice to see some local coverage.

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- 1 Californian

- 1 Tenessean

I like how these are treated as different countries. Because they pretty much are.
The chinese invented blackpowder but in my country we build the first funtional rockets with liquid fuel engines. That is quite a difference.
Goddard patented a multi-stage liquid-fueled rocket (gasoline and liquid nitrous-oxide bi-propellant) in 1914 and built the first electric rocket in 1916. Von Braun got something Goddard did not: The support of the State. The Nazis invented Big Science for their questionable goals and the German rocket program was the prime beneficiary of that. To a large degree the end of WWII in Europe was a mad dash by the US and Soviet forces to grab as many German rocketeers as possible, specifically von Braun.

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