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[0.90.0] Fine Print vSTOCK'D - BETA RELEASE!!! (December 15)

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Any chance of getting releases for older versions of KSP, or was pulling them part of getting it into stock?

I suppose I could drop them on a mirror somewhere. It wasn't part of any agreement - I just thought it'd be confusing for some people. I won't be putting them on any major mod hubs though.

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Look at my SURVEY_DEFINITIONS in the configuration file malkuth. I spent a good amount of time getting that working specifically for modders to have access to the waypoint system. It even allows you to specify your own waypoint icon. As of now, the waypoints are implemented in surveys and satellite contracts. I thought about using them in base/station contracts, but giving a specific orbit objective to a station essentially makes it a satellite contract with a larger payload, and I wanted all the contracts to feel unique when played, so I left stations with the ability to freely orbit, but gave them wackier side objectives.

THANK YOU!!! This is going to make my life so much easier in Contract Configurator!

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I suppose I could drop them on a mirror somewhere. It wasn't part of any agreement - I just thought it'd be confusing for some people. I won't be putting them on any major mod hubs though.

I would second requests to keep it available - I'm not moving to 0.90 for a month at least - and second any thanks too.

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Can we still enable ISRU contracts as in in the 0.25 release?

Also: congratulations on the release!

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Congrats on stock integration for your creation, Arsonide :) Your mod has been among my must-haves for a while now, glad to see it get the limelight it deserves.

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Can we still enable ISRU contracts as in in the 0.25 release?

Also: congratulations on the release!

Yep, check in GameData\Squad\Contracts\Contracts.cfg

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Congrats sir. Well done. Can you share any plans to add new contracts via stock or mod or is that top secret? I don't even know why I ask, I'm sure there are more I haven't unlocked yet.

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I suppose I could drop them on a mirror somewhere. It wasn't part of any agreement - I just thought it'd be confusing for some people. I won't be putting them on any major mod hubs though.

That would work! I know there is usually pretty significant latency on the everyone upgrading.

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Not sure if I should report this here or as a KSP bug :)

I seem to be getting contracts when tech nodes are AVAILABLE, not when they're UNLOCKED. For example, I am getting satellite contracs even though I don't have any solar panels (or even batteries) unlocked. They are available to unlock, I've just not unlocked them yet.

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Arsonide,

Any clue what missions to put in to the next version of Fine Print?

Moving existing satellites or deorbiting them?

Specific Kerbals for some missions?

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Not sure if I should report this here or as a KSP bug :)

I seem to be getting contracts when tech nodes are AVAILABLE, not when they're UNLOCKED. For example, I am getting satellite contracs even though I don't have any solar panels (or even batteries) unlocked. They are available to unlock, I've just not unlocked them yet.

I found the source of this "bug". It's behaving as intended, kind of. It's not unlocking the contract because power parts are next up for research, it's unlocking because the launch clamps have a generator module on them for some reason, which makes the contract consider it a power source. Obviously you can't take launch clamps with you, I'll be adding an exception for this.

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So that your ship doesn't run out of power on the pad, I would guess.

Congratulations on getting this amazing mod into the stock game.

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You're in luck, it still does! Just have to enable it in the configuration file as before. There are a lot of new options in the configuration file! Even some options for the stock contracts I worked in. They will all be in the change log tomorrow, but for now you can poke around in GameData\Squad\Contracts\Contracts.cfg

As for my plans - I can acknowledge that I have some.

I feel like it may have been covered elsewhere in the thread, but how exactly would I activate other contracts? I imagine I just changed Maximumexistent from 0?

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I feel like it may have been covered elsewhere in the thread, but how exactly would I activate other contracts? I imagine I just changed Maximumexistent from 0?

Yes sir. Also I added the ability to handle multiple resources, so if you aren't using Karbonite+ you'll want to delete the resource definition for Karborundum.

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Firstly, congratulations on getting rolled into Stock!

Is there any way to be able to turn off the (for want of a better word) clutter in the Map view for contracts you have not yet taken on? Or even just turning all Fine Print map view markers and orbits on and off?

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Yes sir. Also I added the ability to handle multiple resources, so if you aren't using Karbonite+ you'll want to delete the resource definition for Karborundum.

I recently switched to Karbonite/Karbonite+. Will there be other things I can add? Say... Add extra part requests for USI parts to outposts/stations/bases contracts? I don't really do modding, so that bit might be difficult for me.

Based on other posts, it seems like you left it flexible for just such a purpose.

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I recently switched to Karbonite/Karbonite+. Will there be other things I can add? Say... Add extra part requests for USI parts to outposts/stations/bases contracts? I don't really do modding, so that bit might be difficult for me.

Based on other posts, it seems like you left it flexible for just such a purpose.

Actually, yes. All Satellite, Base, and Station contracts now support PART_REQUESTS in the configuration file. Any mod author can set up a module manager profile to inject their parts into these contracts in a similar way to the lab/cupola requests/sensor requests.

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Between the last release of Fine Print the mod, and the release of 0.90, there have been innumerable changes and additions. To keep everybody up to date, now that everybody's had a chance to try the patch themselves, I will try and recall the changes here in a change log. I'm sure there will be a few small things I overlook, but these are the ones I can recall.

Aerial Survey and Rover contracts have been merged into Survey contracts. These contracts still have a cluster of waypoints, but the waypoints each ask you to do an experiment on the ground, at low altitude, or at high altitude. These restrictions are very loose, and there are no restrictions on the player's vessel. This gives the player much more freedom in deciding how to approach each objective. High altitude waypoints can even be passed over in orbit if desired. Each waypoint might be at a different altitude, with a different experiment - even within the same contract, though generally the surveys are themed. Right now there are five "themes": temperature scans, visual surveys (crew reports, EVAs, surface samples), gravimetric scans, seismic scans, and atmospheric surveys, which include atmospheric analysis and pressure readings. Certain themes can only happen at certain altitudes, so atmospheric surveys are very similar to aerial surveys, and seismic surveys are very similar to rover contracts. Each objective completes the moment you initiate an experiment in the correct location. You are not required to transmit it, giving you the option of keeping the data and returning it to Kerbin. Overall, the system is much more robust.

  • "Neutralize Controls" objective relaxed significantly. It should no longer matter if your controls are neutral, your trim is active, or if SAS is on. As long as the craft is stable, it will complete. Reworded text to make this clearer.
  • Several contracts now scan the entire planetary terrain to calculate the highest peak before picking a periapsis or minimum height, resulting in less ballistic trajectories.
  • Base and Station contracts will no longer target the same celestial bodies.
  • Number of survey contracts available starts at half, and raises to the normal amount after the player leaves Kerbin. This is to prevent overcrowding the map, when surveys can only show up on one planet.
  • Legacy atmospheres are now supported by Fine Print's calculations.
  • When entering trigger zones for surveys, there is now a more visible message, and the navigation icon on the navball will blink while you are inside the zone.
  • Since satellite contract deviation meant different things depending on if you were talking about angles or distances, it was removed in favor of more general phrasing, now you will be asked to meet the orbit with "reasonable", "marginal", or "minimal" deviation.
  • Fixed a lot of glitchiness with orbital matching and display of ascending and descending nodes.
  • Generated solar orbits are now more mod compatible.
  • Ascending and descending node for target orbits now shows even when suborbital.

  • Rescue contracts now slightly more interesting by using a gentle variant of the Fine Print orbit generator for harder contracts. This rarely creates time limited rescues, if the generated orbit encounters a moon. Easier contracts still generate as they did before, and are designated in the contract text as "Low Orbits".
  • Unless it is your first flag on a planet, flag contracts will no longer appear for planets that have Kerbals on them already. Once the kerbals move off of the planet, they will appear again.
  • All stock contracts other than the World First ones now have configurable availabilities and configurable rewards.
  • Tweaked Part Test altitudes to be more compatible with modded celestial bodies.

  • All stock and Fine Print contracts adjusted to be aware of facility upgrade status.
  • ARM contracts will not show up until the Tracking Station can display asteroids.
  • Flag contracts will not show up until the Astronaut Complex allows kerbals to plant flags.
  • EVA objectives in visual surveys will not show up off of Kerbin until the Astronaut Complex allows EVAs off of Kerbin.
  • Surface Sample objectives in visual surveys will not show up until R&D allows surface samples.
  • All Fine Print contracts that are not surveys will no longer show up until the player has orbited Kerbin, to avoid interference with the tutorial contracts.
  • Surveys show up pre-orbit much like part tests, but are tied to a special progression. They keep an eye on player progress, and start in "focused survey" mode, that will be a single waypoint survey that rewards the player for suborbital test launches. As the player progresses, these will open up into normal survey clusters. Note that while focused surveys are easier, you are not rewarded for the individual waypoints as you are with clusters. You only get contract completion rewards.
  • ARM contracts will no longer appear until the player has orbited the sun.
  • Base contracts weighted towards planets the player has landed on, though harder contracts may suggest ones he hasn't.
  • Station and satellite contracts weighted towards planets the player has orbited, though harder contracts may suggest ones he hasn't.

  • Waypoints are now displayed in a much more user friendly manner, with bubble pins, much like stock.
  • The waypoint icon now represents the experiment required at that location.
  • Waypoint colors should be more varied.
  • Waypoints now have a fading animation when they pass behind the planet.
  • Waypoints also fade out when you zoom away from a planet.
  • Waypoints now display tooltips with the agency of the relevant contract, this is to make correlating the waypoint to a contract on the board easier.
  • Waypoint tooltips are now colored based on contract status. Orange for offered but not active, green for active.
  • Waypoint navigation activation and deactivation now pops up a menu, much like setting a target in stock.
  • Waypoints now scan the terrain height before they pick an altitude. No more subterranean waypoints.
  • Fixed half completed surveys showing all of their waypoints in the Tracking Station.

  • Lowered site designation length slightly. (Site X1A-BAJKBDKB)
  • Added a few more prefixes to non-unique sites for variety. (Area 51)
  • Modified how site clustering works. Surveys can spawn a mixture of ground and aerial waypoints. If a survey spawns waypoints that are all on the ground, they will be designated alpha, beta, gamma, etc. If the survey is mixed, but there is more than one ground waypoint, they will form a designated cluster as well.
  • Added a ridiculous number of new suffix names to the name generator.
  • Suffix chosen now depends on planetary structure. Land names no longer appear on water, neutral names like "basin" no longer appear on the sun or gas giants.

  • Fine Print's old configuration file can now be found in GameData/Squad/Contracts as Contracts.cfg
  • Added Module Manager support.
  • Added MODULE_DEFINITIONS section, which allows mod authors to inject their own modules for things, effectively removing all hard coded references to things like wheels, power sources, and antennae in Fine Print.
  • Changed "FSWheel" to "FSwheel" fixing a long standing incompatibility with Firespitter.
  • As previously mentioned, all stock contracts now have their own sections in the configuration file.
  • Added PART_REQUESTS to station, base, and satellite contracts, allowing mod authors to add their own objectives to these contracts.
  • Added RESOURCE_REQUESTS to ISRU contracts, allowing them to support more than one kind of resource. Added Karborundum and Karbonite examples.
  • Added SURVEY_DEFINITIONS to Survey contracts, allowing mod authors to utilize the waypoint system for their own experiments.

  • If errors get thrown, they are now more descriptive.
  • Removed Fine Print's "patch reset".

I am replying with this for a bit more visibility, but I will be adding it to the original post as well.

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So this is still being updated dispite already being intigrated in the game?

Damnit, and here I was hoping to shave down on my amount of mods

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So this is still being updated dispite already being intigrated in the game?

Damnit, and here I was hoping to shave down on my amount of mods

No, these are the updates that went into the game already. I'm listing them for informational purposes, so that people that did use the mod know what is different.

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No, these are the updates that went into the game already. I'm listing them for informational purposes, so that people that did use the mod know what is different.

What's your next project? Can I help? :D

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Thanks for your great work!

I have one question: the GUI to hide some of the orbits/waypoints you planned (at least I think you posted something like this) didn't make it in the update!? Will you add it in a future version?

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