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  2. tater

    SpaceX Discussion Thread

    The pre-CRS mission press conference is tomorrow, I think. I expect questions about this, so maybe we get some real information.
  3. cubinator

    Everyday objects as spaceships

    Now that's a very Kerbal orientation for a landed capsule.
  4. Has anyone encountered an issue with Probes Plus tracking solar panels in 1.7? Whenever I first launch a vessel & deploy solar panels, they deploy fine but don't track the sun at all. When if I switch to another vessel or the space center & come back, they seem to track just fine. I haven't noticed this behavior from stock panels. Specifically, I've tried the Surveyor HGA Antenna/solar panel & the ET-120 solar panel. I don't remember if I've tried any of the other tracking panels since the update.
  5. razark

    POLL: When did you start playing KSP?

    Coworkers were talking about it, so I downloaded the 0.13.3 demo. 0.15 was out at the time. I bought it when 0.16 was released.
  6. Rudolf Meier

    [WIP] Infernal Robotics - Next

    I have now "small -" parts running stable... sometimes... but the problem is not yet fully solved...
  7. PatelPratham

    Soyuz mod

    Any idea why the decq mod only includes the male part of the docking probe and not the other end for it to insert into. Like the SSVP in real life has two parts a probe and a funnel for it to insert into
  8. Well I cant answer about TU and TRR, but VSR has been replaced with ReStock and ReStock+
  9. Ok gave it a run.... Rather like the switch to H2 as this makes it much easier to pair up the Saber with small nukes for orbital maneuvers. Haven't tried the curved yet as I'm still tinkering with an Mk3 design.
  10. Laie

    High-Occupancy Mun Lander Challenge

    Non-entry, but insofar as people might be looking at this thread for inspiration I think it's worthwhile: Ripping off @dnbattley with gusto. TWR fully sufficient for the Mun, CoM is at the height of the lander can. On entry it's aerodynamically stable in a forward attitude and only turns around once the cutes come out; heat resistance is sufficient for a Minmus return, and in case of splashdown the lander can remains high and dry. So all in all, it's pretty easy to fly. I'm doing this in an actual career context. Using actual pilots so i don't have to bother setting up relays; also, the pilot can get out and plant a flag for extra rewards. So far I've never had more than 15 customers at a time, so I'm content with the capacity. Currently available tech doesn't include large fairings, hence the strange setup... stability is not an issue, but drag is horrible.
  11. @flyguybc I'm sure Jade will chime in soon, but Reconfig is is just a bunch of configs and patches... *NO* parts at all... it just updates and balances the two parts packs (Legacy & Main) to better match current KSP, and to offer support for quite a few other mods. OPT Legacy *needs* OPT Reconfig... I *think* its optional with OPT Main? And my two cents on OPT and KSPIE being used together: *HERESY* I'm not sure if they are comparable, but I know Jade just added some fancy reactor engines or something for OPT... and I'm sure OPT should play nice with any of the Near Future or other mods of Nertea's. Also IMHO, I think OPT and any of Angel-125's WildBlue Industries suite of mods should make for a nice comprehensive play-thru ... I know Jade did a *TON* of work getting them to work together well. (Hence, a good part of what is in OPT Reconfig.)
  12. My apologies for asking this perhaps stupid question but I haven't been playing KSP for over months and I have lost track on which mods I should still use and which I better delete. Currently I have both Textures Unlimited and TextureReplacerReplaced installed. But from my understanding these two mods do basically the same (though Textures Unlimited has more advanced options?). Is there still any point in keeping TextureReplacerReplaced installed? I also have AstronomersVisualPack, EVE, Kopernicus, KSPRC and VenStockRevamp installed. Any of those mods that have become obsolete/incompatible with the current release (1.7)? Thanks in advance for the help!
  13. linuxgurugamer

    [1.5+, 1.6+] PWB Fuel Balancer Restored & Resource Jettisoning

    There is a chance I will adopt it, I had it confused with another mod
  14. Yes, all the new things for version 2 are on the GitHub in the AlphaDev branch. You have to download the repository as a .zip
  15. @Jammer-TD Thanks! I figured out my "problem". As I said I got the IR Next version working but only saw 2 parts. I didn't know that the parts were Technology Tree dependent! LOL! I only saw 2 parts because they were from tech that I already unlocked! I went into a Sandbox game and they were all there! Thanks anyway! Now for more science so I can get the other parts!
  16. stargazer424

    [WIP] Infernal Robotics - Next

    @FragtalityI figured out my "problem". As I said I got the IR Next version working but only saw 2 parts. I didn't know that the parts were Technology Tree dependent! LOL! I only saw 2 parts because they were from tech that I already unlocked! I went into a Sandbox game and they were all there! Thanks anyway! Now for more science so I can get the other parts!
  17. Open the mod filter, go through all 4 categories and make sure all are selected (green) please let me know if this fixes it
  18. Gargamel

    Engine shuts off when grabbing?

    Some pics and a description/mod list of where the custom hinges come from would help.
  19. Thank you! The ship don't even lift of and seem to be held back by an invisible barrier. Launch vehicles don't seem to be affected as BDB-Apollo lifts on top of Proton with no problems. The Tantares pods don't lift atop of other rockets as well. EDIT: The MMPatch.log states a warning for Tantares/Patches/KIS
  20. Captainamtrak456

    [1.6.1] Cormorant Aeronology - Mk3 Space Shuttle

    How can I re enter the atmosphere on a CA Shuttle? I put the nose up to 40 degrees angle of attack, but the shuttle starts to shake around, and I eventually loose control and it spins around. The Shuttle refuses to pull up its nose, as it continues to descend, and it leads to it travelling so fast that it crashes into the ground. Any way I can fix this?
  21. So I just came back to Kerbal. I've always loved OPT. So in the past I did the main parts pack, and legacy. Is this mod the newest version of the main parts pack? It looks like this is a newer version? If I download this do I have to use those life support mods mentioned in the description? Essentially I am starting a new play through and I wanted to try out interstellar extended. In my past play throughs as I reach the top of the science tree I tend to putter out. So extending the tree so far gives me a lot more to do. I've reached the part where I'm at SSTO Tech and in the past I've used OPT and a few others, but I remember how overpowered the engines were. I see you re-balanced some? I was also thinking of adding B9 (not the HX part. Too op). So what would your advice be knowing what my goal is, and is this the right mod, or do I need to follow your link to the original main parts list? Thanks for all your work on this, and you've been kind enough to help me in the past with advice so thanks for that too!!
  22. well I have tested this in 1.7.1, and there are 2.5 options that I am aware of that work, but I haven't tried to combine them. in 1 instance utilizing v2.0.2 and adding v 2.0.14 for parts and rework_core using IR sequencer1.0.3 does work in 1.7.1, and using the above recompiled.dll (option 1.5= the original combined install without the new .dll or rework) however the @meirumeiru (v3) as well works and has some really nice enhanced parts. this works when using InfernalRobotics_v3.0.0_beta3_p7_for_1.4.2 (which incorporates rework core and expansion) and IR_Sequencer_3.0.1_KSP_1.6 in v1.7.1which to me is now my go to mod for MagicSmoke hope this helps. I didn't provide links here but if you need I will let me know hope this helps Jammer-TD
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  24. steuben

    New Ksp cinematic-movie "Minmus"

    Yes, many pans, zooms, and ... whatever the third similar cinematic technique is. I have yet to decide if it is a signature stype born of the necessity of the limitations of the game or a choice. As for Jeb, the phrase translated out of kerbish is "Chrome steel and coconuts"
  25. I have recently created a rocket based off the Falcon 9, but when I deployed my custom landing legs, the engine shut off each time a leg locked into place. I am using grabbers at the bottom and a custom hinge to deploy the landing legs. Whenever the grabbers hook on to the legs the engine turns off. I'm wondering if there is a way to turn off this setting. This is my first post, please tell me if I did anything wrong!
  26. Disparia Books

    A Kerbal Book Series-You Interested?

    Hey all, I have been working behind the scenes a little bit with the help of @UomoCapra and a few others to create a Kerbal book series. Before officially announcing it and launching the series I wanted to put my little Kerbal feelers out to gauge interest and get any suggestions or ideas from forum users, specifically those of you who have discussed Kerbal stories or enjoyed the missions before (here's looking at you @STORMPILOTkerbalkind @million_lights @Just Jim @Rover 6428 ) The book series will be loosely based off of my (steam featured) Jeb's Life: A Kerbal Novel missions from Making History (you can find them here). The idea is that I will release a 20-40k word novella every 3-4 months complete with illustrations (think Diary of a Wimpy Kid, but with a few illustrations per chapter, not every page). Here's the catch-T2 is not looking to formally licence the IP to sell books, which means this is going to be a free fan-fiction project. I am a professional writer and have a publisher for my actual books who will help me with the editing and formatting. I plan on distributing the books here, on my website, and on social media as they are finished, hopefully in Epub format (which if any of you know is a universal digital format for easy reading). But they will need to be free and available to anyone and everyone. So unless there is quite a bit of interest, I can't justify starting the project. This will be a labor of love for KSP, and as such require my own time and money. I'm considering starting a Patreon page to help support the effort and allow me to have some breathing room when it comes to writing my actual Disparia novels. I'm also looking into producing actual printed copies of the book (again, for free) for those interested (though I'm still looking into whether or not I can do so). So before I jump in head first, I thought I would figuratively "Check my staging" for interest and suggestions. If anyone is interested in seeing this project proceed, please let me know (and for more info on my missions check those out, or see any of my past live streams or my actual, you know, books). I'm not posting links to that stuff here (because I don't know if I can). Safe to say you can find it if interested (or PM me). Cheers! ----------------------------------Here is an unedited glimpse at the first chapter if you're curious---------------------------------------------------- Chapter 1 The sky was most certainly blue—that overt fact had not escaped Jebbediah Kerman’s grasp. It was blue every day, unless it was raining or snowing. That it was blue was interesting. Why it was blue was more interesting. Try as he might, however, the eight-year-old Jeb could not find the answer. Every raised hand during his classroom studies was met with the same terse reply from Henrietta Able Kerman, Jeb’s second grade teacher: “Put your hand down and pay attention to the material!” Her voice grated and cracked on occasion, like a lifetime of hostility had broken her vocal chords but not her determination to see excitement in children doused and stomped into oblivion. So the answer to why it was blue would remain a mystery (at least for now). But that was fine. It wasn’t the blue sky that captivated young Jeb; it was the night sky. At night the blue vanished like a thin mist, like a curtain pulled away from the true sky. That sky was black. It was also shiny, colorful, active, and exciting. Every day during school Jeb would spend his time with his chin resting in his palms, his elbows on his desk, his eyes turned towards the window and up towards the sky. Sometimes it was sunny and the bright light of Kerbol would cause him to squint until his nose and brow were deeply furrowed. Sometimes it was cloudy and the abstract shapes would drift by, coalescing into imagined shapes, then pass quietly out of sight. Sometimes it would rain or snow and the deep layer of gray would block his view but not his imagination. There was much more to the world beyond the terrestrial one that he was familiar with. There had to be. Birds soared through the sky with ease, something no Kerbal had done before. Clouds drifted by seemingly weightless yet bound to a steady track through sky, guided along their invisible highway by an unseen hand. And what was beyond the mundane terrestrial world? Jeb didn’t know. Stars. Planets. Asteroids. Other floaty things. Astronomers and scientists had discovered, studied, catalogued, and reported on these objects for hundreds of years. Legends from dead civilizations mythologized the objects in the sky and incorporated them into their views and beliefs of the realms beyond daily reality. These objects were seen, studied, and incorporated into each culture. But they were not well understood. No Kerbal had left Kerbin’s surface for more than a few seconds, and when they it was usually because they fell off something and were quickly reminded that when you lose contact with the ground there is only one direction you can travel—down. But knowing that they were there and understanding what exactly they were besides transient lights and objects in an untouchable ether were two different things. And try as Jeb might, pushing his brain muscles with all his effort until sweat pooled in his green, furrowed brow, he could not learn more about them through sheer willpower. He could not… “Jebbediah Kaldrin Kerman!” Ms. Able shouted. “Get back in your seat this instant!” Jeb shook the cloud of imagined images from his eyes and focused on the reality around him. He was standing at the back window in his classroom looking out on the blue sky and the feet of the towering Origin Mountains. The window looked west towards the mountains where the late morning sun had fully bathed the green, gray, and white mountains in intense light. “Sorry Ms. Able,” Jeb replied. Though he said sorry, that his eyes remained focused outside suggested his words and feelings were in conflict. “What do you think you’re doing this time?” Ms. Able asked. A few birds, dark against the brightening sky, darted back and forth playing or chasing each other. Watching them, Jeb answered, “I’m watching the birds.” He said it matter-of-fact as though it was justification for not paying attention. “Jebbediah, come here.” Ms. Able, who had been standing by the chalkboard writing words that related somewhat to anatomy, slammed the chalk into the rail beneath the board, cracking it in three pieces. She puffed out her bulging and prodigious chest, adjusted her floral dress, and took two steps towards the front of the class. Jeb, lingering for just another moment, turned and walked down the center aisle between the separated rows of desks and stopped in front of his teacher. Jeb was only eight years old but already he (and most the other students) were eye level with their teacher. Ms. Able was, using only slightly exaggerated descriptions, as wide as she was tall. Her pale green complexion always glistened from a layer of sweat cause by the massive exertion everything seemed to be for her. She wore only dresses out of necessity. The dresses were so large and required so much fabric it was a wonder there were any sheets or pillow cases to be found inside the city of Granite Heights, the city of 5,000 people in which Jeb lived. As Jeb neared the hulking mass of Ms. Able the sour smell of old dairy, her distinct aroma, met Jeb’s sensitive nose. He scrunched his nose up reflexively to keep any air from passing through his nostrils. “Yef Miv Abuh?” Jeb said, the words coming out stifled due to lack of airflow. “Stand in front of the chalk board,” She ordered. Jeb walked around his teacher and stood where commanded. “Flap your arms like a bird.” Jeb raised his arms obediently and was about to flap, but hesitated. “Flap my arms?” He was far enough away from the diaboloical smell of his teacher that he could breathe (and speak) normally. “Flap them!” Her grating voice raised a few octaves and her green face turned a bit brown as she blushed from the effort. Jeb nodded, his eyes opening wide. He began flapping his arms quickly up and down. After a few moments his face began reddening and he panted from the effort. The harder he worked the more the kids in his class began to giggle. By the time a bit of sweat began forming under his brow the giggles had evolved into outright laughter. “Enough!” Ms. Able shouted and at once Jeb stopped flapping and the children went quiet. “Did your feet leave the ground?” Jeb looked down at his feet, lifting one off the ground and inspecting the sole of his brown school-issued boots. They revealed nothing. “No,” Jeb answered. “Did you hit the ceiling?” she asked. Jeb looked up at the spackled ceiling that was distinctly lacking a head-shaped hole. “No.” “Did you do anything that could in any way remotely be construed as flying?” “What does construed mean?” “Did you fly! Did you fly at all!” Ms. Able’s face had turned from green to brown to red now. Jeb tried to take an instinctive step back but slammed into the chalkboard. “No,” Jeb answered. “Are you at all like a bird?” Jeb shook his head no. “Kerbals will never fly. Now sit back down in your seat and pay attention!” Ms. Able pointed vigorously towards Jeb’s seat at the back left of the room. As her arm came to a sudden stop the gelatinous bulges that made up her meaty arms did not, jiggling slightly for a few moments afterwards. Jeb trundled towards his desk, hanging his long green head low to avoid the stares of his classmates. The first few steps were met with complete silence. By the time he was halfway to his desk Ms. Able began moving about. Just as he sat down she pulled the projector screen from its tidy roll above the blackboard until it stretched towards the floor. Keeping an eye on Jeb and the other on the rest of the class, Ms. Able said, “As you know, students, today we begin our health and anatomy module. We will be covering the Kerbal body for the next two weeks. We will discuss your module project after the slide show.” Ms. Able walked down the wide aisle between the classroom (set wider than most classrooms on account of her impressive girth) and stopped near Jeb where the permanent slide projector was stationed on an old wooden platform. “No talking during the slide show. If you have a questions raise your hand and I will answer after we reach a stopping point.” She scanned the room for a moment. “Robert McDonald Kerman, please turn off the lights.” Bob McDonald, a wispy Kerbal with dark, intense eyes stood from his seat at the top right corner of the classroom and switched off the lights. A moment later the projector roared to life and a bright square of light filled the white projection screen at the front of the room. A distinct metallic thunk slightly preceded the first image on the board. Ms. Able then pressed the start button on the tape player and a peppy male voice whirred to life. “The Kerbal body,” The disembodied voice began. “A marvel and a wonder of natural engineering and home to all of your thoughts, feelings, and emotions.” On screen was a fuzzy picture of a dozen different Kerbals of varying ages, all of them, smiling as they stood for an informal portrait in what looked like a park or field. “Next Slide.” This voice was different than the narrator, deeper and with less emotion. Ms. Able clicked the projector and another image appeared. This one was a cartoonish rendering of the inside of a Kerbal’s head. “Kerbals are unique in the animal kingdom,” The narrator continued. “They might not be the fastest, strongest, or largest creatures on Kerbin, but they do have something no other animal can claim—a giant brain capable of complex, rational thought housed in a nearly impenetrable fortress of a skull.” There was a pause in the narration as a flourish of dissonant instruments played a bit of fanfare. Coming out of the recorder it sounded like animals being tortured. “A Kerbal is made up of bones, muscles, ligaments, skin, and about 20% chocolate pudding. In today’s presentation we will begin with the head, perhaps the most amazing part of any Kerbal. A Kerbal’s skull is the thickest of any animal on Kerbin. Inside the thick skull is a secondary layer of a spongey material known as Squidgy Puddo-formus. This combination of rigidity and sponginess protects them from high velocity reading impacts and full contact knitting disasters, things most Kerbals are prone to experience.” Jeb, as the recording continued, slowly lost interest and found his eyes wandering back towards the window. The sky was blue and bright, beautiful. His head might have been in the clouds, but his feet and amazing Kerbal brain were planted firmly on the ground.
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