Kerbal Space Program

Kerbal Space Program

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RizzoTheRat

19,751 posts

150 months

Friday 20th September 2019
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Don't think I've ever had a contract with a collision course to Kerbin. Maybe you crashed it in to the company that was going to pay biggrin

I've been refining my KOS scripts with tourist missions to the Mun and Minmus. launch, transfer, rendezvous and dock with the Mun/Minmus station as one mission. Deorbit and land at target co-ordinates, then reboot the KOS module to launch, rendezvous and dock as another. The return to Kerbin is too easy to do manually and a bit complicated to do automatically unless in an equatorial orbit, so I've not got round to that one yet.

I do love watching my automated dockings though.




Donbot

1,454 posts

85 months

Friday 20th September 2019
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It's the first of that type of contract I've had, which is unusual as I've played the game quite a bit.

According to the forum 'a collision course' means to go into orbit, then bring your periapsis down into the atmosphere.

Even more annoyingly I'm playing on hard mode and can't save, so lost the entire mission frown

MartG

16,594 posts

162 months

Wednesday 2nd October 2019
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Donbot

1,454 posts

85 months

Wednesday 2nd October 2019
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^ hehe I know that feeling. Especially trying to rendezvous stuff in orbit the first time.

I've finally got round to modding the game and have realism overhaul and real solar system installed. I'm struggling just to get into orbit.
The planets look cool from the tracking station though.

RizzoTheRat

19,751 posts

150 months

Wednesday 2nd October 2019
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I've still never tried realism overhaul, but it does look like a good challenge. I'm still trying to program everything in KOS.

RizzoTheRat

19,751 posts

150 months

MartG

16,594 posts

162 months

Saturday 15th February
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Scott Manley's video of getting to orbit without any engines, using a bug in 1.9 and...




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQN_JuWhFqU&fe...

Alex@POD

5,134 posts

173 months

Tuesday 5th May
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Has anyone played with the console version much? I want to get back into it but I don't know if the console version is worth playing... I'm not going to buy a new PC for it as I wouldn't use it for anything else, even though I'm sure it would be a lot easier to control!

ben_h100

1,340 posts

137 months

Tuesday 5th May
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Alex@POD said:
Has anyone played with the console version much? I want to get back into it but I don't know if the console version is worth playing... I'm not going to buy a new PC for it as I wouldn't use it for anything else, even though I'm sure it would be a lot easier to control!
I have it on Xbox, having had it when it first came out on PC.

It’s actually really good. The enhanced edition works really well with the control pad (avoid the original version) and its fairly straightforward landing on Mun. It also looks great. If it wasn’t for COD Warzone I’d be on KSP.

Watching the KSP2 trailer gives me hope that in ten years we will have graphics like that in gameplay.

Alex@POD

5,134 posts

173 months

Tuesday 5th May
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ben_h100 said:
I have it on Xbox, having had it when it first came out on PC.

It’s actually really good. The enhanced edition works really well with the control pad (avoid the original version) and its fairly straightforward landing on Mun. It also looks great. If it wasn’t for COD Warzone I’d be on KSP.

Watching the KSP2 trailer gives me hope that in ten years we will have graphics like that in gameplay.
Good to know, thanks! I played it at the very first version on pc, when it was all a sandbox with nothing to "do", but my pc quickly ran out of puff with the following versions... Now I want to get back to it!

BrettMRC

1,771 posts

118 months

Wednesday 6th May
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I'm too lazy to go back through the whole thread...

Is there a good site that has all the "need to know" information and guides on scripts etc?

I don't get a huge amount of time to play, and having to re-learn everything each time is depressing.

RizzoTheRat

19,751 posts

150 months

Wednesday 6th May
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The KSP forum is pretty good with a lot of tutorials and guides https://forum.kerbalspaceprogram.com/

Loads of youtube videos about too, Scott Manley being the best known, but bear in mind a lot are for older versions so the mechanics will be the same but the details might vary a bit.

You mention scripts, are you looking at kOS?

BrettMRC

1,771 posts

118 months

Wednesday 6th May
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RizzoTheRat said:
The KSP forum is pretty good with a lot of tutorials and guides https://forum.kerbalspaceprogram.com/

Loads of youtube videos about too, Scott Manley being the best known, but bear in mind a lot are for older versions so the mechanics will be the same but the details might vary a bit.

You mention scripts, are you looking at kOS?
Thanks for that... smile

I don't even know what kOS is! lol!

RizzoTheRat

19,751 posts

150 months

Wednesday 6th May
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BrettMRC said:
I don't even know what kOS is! lol!
Kerbal Operating System. It's a mod that lets you write scripts to control your ship. I absolutely love it but have taken a break from my current game as it's turning in to a software writing project, but on the plus side I can do stuff like this cool

Alex@POD

5,134 posts

173 months

Wednesday 6th May
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BrettMRC said:
RizzoTheRat said:
The KSP forum is pretty good with a lot of tutorials and guides https://forum.kerbalspaceprogram.com/

Loads of youtube videos about too, Scott Manley being the best known, but bear in mind a lot are for older versions so the mechanics will be the same but the details might vary a bit.

You mention scripts, are you looking at kOS?
Thanks for that... smile

I don't even know what kOS is! lol!
I didn't either. Turns out kOS is a virtual Operating System within the Kerbal world, where you can write computer programs yourself. I've read a bit and it makes my head hurt headache

BrettMRC

1,771 posts

118 months

Wednesday 6th May
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RizzoTheRat said:
BrettMRC said:
I don't even know what kOS is! lol!
Kerbal Operating System. It's a mod that lets you write scripts to control your ship. I absolutely love it but have taken a break from my current game as it's turning in to a software writing project, but on the plus side I can do stuff like this cool
That is filth! lick

RizzoTheRat

19,751 posts

150 months

Wednesday 6th May
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My original goal when I first started fiddling with kOS was automated resupply missions that could land on a base like that, it evolved slightly to be a way of building modular bases.
I can land my single stage to orbit boosters on the runway but so far getting them down reliably on the launch pad has eluded me, I can get the bearing but not the range.
I ripped all my code apart to rewrite it as a menu structure where you put in a target and ask it works out the rest but it turned in to hard work biggrin

BrettMRC

1,771 posts

118 months

Wednesday 6th May
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RizzoTheRat said:
My original goal when I first started fiddling with kOS was automated resupply missions that could land on a base like that, it evolved slightly to be a way of building modular bases.
I can land my single stage to orbit boosters on the runway but so far getting them down reliably on the launch pad has eluded me, I can get the bearing but not the range.
I ripped all my code apart to rewrite it as a menu structure where you put in a target and ask it works out the rest but it turned in to hard work biggrin
Out of interest, how much time are you putting into it?

RizzoTheRat

19,751 posts

150 months

Wednesday 6th May
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Fortunately I bought the game from the KSP store not Steam so don't have a record biggrin

Quite a bit though. I was working away and weekly commuting for a couple of years so spending 4 nights a week on my own... Not played at all for a month or so now but will go back at some point. I've have been playing on and off for 5 or 6 years and spent way more time on it than any other game I've ever played.

It's a hard game to only play occasionally though as there's a lot to learn.

ash73

19,263 posts

179 months

Wednesday 6th May
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RizzoTheRat said:
Kerbal Operating System. It's a mod that lets you write scripts to control your ship. I absolutely love it but have taken a break from my current game as it's turning in to a software writing project, but on the plus side I can do stuff like this cool
Sweet! cool