Jump to content

[1.11.x] USI Exploration Pack - Small parts, big adventure! [v 0.6.0]


Recommended Posts

  • 1 month later...

I wanted to pass on my compliments for a brilliant mod. The rover is fantastic and fun to drive. I disable the steering for the rear wheels and that prevents potentially problematic super-tight turns. It is still pretty nimble without the rear steering. I ran it around KSC and took it over to LC-34. There is an earthen ramp there meant to protect some fuel tanks. I used to to catch some air with the rover! There thing is practically indestructable. I have only one minor quibble: I am on 1.10 and using KAS to assemble the two frame pieces and it proved quite frustrating to get them to line up properly at the right node. It required a great deal of manipulation, but I eventually got it once I figured out how to shift the nodes around. The rest of the rover assembled like a dream. 
 

One more minor observation: do the science packs actually hold anything? If so I couldn’t figure out how to open their inventory. 
 

Thanks again for the great work! 

Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm a bit confused by the terminology. Science pack? In Exploration Pack's latest version there is a 'science pack' which is a collection of 12 new experiments. They do not hold any inventory. If you mean the "A cardboard box stuffed with science" those are actually from another mod (Sounding Rockets) and they are also simply new experiments. Older versions of Exploration Pack had just one experiment IIRC (the data camera) but I don't recall a science pack there either...

Edit: if you mean the old "science crate" that's just another experiment storage container like the stock Experiment Storage Unit.

Edited by Grimmas
Link to post
Share on other sites
47 minutes ago, DaveyJ576 said:

I am on 1.10 and using KAS to assemble the two frame pieces and it proved quite frustrating to get them to line up properly at the right node. It required a great deal of manipulation, but I eventually got it once I figured out how to shift the nodes around. The rest of the rover assembled like a dream. 
 

The new version of the packrat (WIP) can be assembled with stock  EVA assembly.  FYI

Link to post
Share on other sites
17 hours ago, Grimmas said:

I'm a bit confused by the terminology. Science pack? In Exploration Pack's latest version there is a 'science pack' which is a collection of 12 new experiments. They do not hold any inventory. If you mean the "A cardboard box stuffed with science" those are actually from another mod (Sounding Rockets) and they are also simply new experiments. Older versions of Exploration Pack had just one experiment IIRC (the data camera) but I don't recall a science pack there either...

Edit: if you mean the old "science crate" that's just another experiment storage container like the stock Experiment Storage Unit.

I apologize if I was not clear. I meant the experiment storage lockers. The tan colored ones. How are they used?

Link to post
Share on other sites

Well, I'm stumped. Pretty sure there's no such part as an 'experiment storage locker' in any version of any USI mod I'm familiar with, apart from what I listed above. Maybe it's from another mod?

Link to post
Share on other sites
11 minutes ago, Grimmas said:

Well, I'm stumped. Pretty sure there's no such part as an 'experiment storage locker' in any version of any USI mod I'm familiar with, apart from what I listed above. Maybe it's from another mod?

There are pictures of it on the first and second pages of this thread, mounted to the back of the Packrat rover. They are mentioned in the OP.

Link to post
Share on other sites

 

30 minutes ago, DaveyJ576 said:

There are pictures of it on the first and second pages of this thread, mounted to the back of the Packrat rover. They are mentioned in the OP.

If you mean the one from the video then yea, that would be the science crate I mentioned in my previous post. It doesn't exist in the current pre-release of USI but it still exists in the old 1.4.0 version. 

20 hours ago, Grimmas said:

Edit: if you mean the old "science crate" that's just another experiment storage container like the stock Experiment Storage Unit.

Works exactly like the stock part - use its PAW in flight to collect all science experiments' results in one place after running some experiments.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Part of the confusion may come from the fact that I am running 1.10. CKAN downloaded the compatible version which apparently has the original Packrat. I didn’t realize that until today. Anyway, I still love the mod. The Packrat is awesome!

Link to post
Share on other sites

Nah, the new stuff hasn't really been released and isn't on CKAN yet. But you can check it out in the constellation download from Github. The new packrat is pretty cool too and has way more parts.

Btw the thing about disabling steering on the rear wheels - I do this on every rover I build, no matter if stock or modded. Helps a lot with stability. Adjusting the traction and friction and spring/dampening settings manually can help too (and helps getting up inclines).

Link to post
Share on other sites
9 minutes ago, stk2008 said:

Hmmm I assume the latest consellation will not work right on 1.10.1?

Is there a consellation version for 1.10?

Thanks :)

If you mean one with the latest goodies, no.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

×
×
  • Create New...