Kerbal Space Program

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Kerbal Space Program

Post by Dragon029 » Sat Sep 10, 2011 12:18 pm

So, I've been playing this space... game for a few months now and I'm somewhat addicted.

Kerbal Space Program

Right now, it's in Alpha, they've recently gone to 0.10, but it already has an entire globe to fly around, a fairly decent physics system and a very modder-friendly file system.
Basically; you build a rocket, then you fly it.
There are no goals right now for players (that's to come far later when they get the physics and world done, adding other heavenly bodies) but thanks to a decent abundance of user made parts, there's tons of things to try.

One particularly great pack is the C7 Flight Pack which adds wings, landing gears, skids, jet nozzles, etc.

This was the vehicle that I first managed to land horizontally in. Since then it's become quite easy to land without retro thrusters and I've since learnt better techniques for landing gear placement, wing placement, etc.
What's say we start up a private little spaceship repository?
Build a vehicle, if it's good, save it in the game (typing in a relevant name for it before pressing the save button) then upload the spaceship file (from the spaceship folder in the KSP main directory) to this thread.
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Re: Kerbal Space Program

Post by Shutter » Sat Sep 10, 2011 4:28 pm

Interesting.

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Re: Kerbal Space Program

Post by halberdier25 » Sat Sep 10, 2011 4:39 pm

THEY HAVE A MAC VERSION

Will review later.

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Re: Kerbal Space Program

Post by Shutter » Sat Sep 10, 2011 4:43 pm

Hahahahaha. If enough people get in on this we could have ourselves a pretty epic page here.

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Re: Kerbal Space Program

Post by iqmal_97 » Sat Sep 10, 2011 6:05 pm

I like the game for the cute astronauts!!!!!
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Re: Kerbal Space Program

Post by halberdier25 » Sat Sep 10, 2011 6:32 pm

I feel like RosCosmos.

Cobbling together explosives, throwing them into the sky, and seeing how long it takes for them to come down and in how many pieces.

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Re: Kerbal Space Program

Post by waspe414 » Sat Sep 10, 2011 10:20 pm

Youtube commentors say orbiting is hard. I did it on my fifth flight, second rocket.
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Re: Kerbal Space Program

Post by Timmayx » Sun Sep 11, 2011 12:33 am

Not tried orbiting, but managed to get a pretty successful rocket on my 4th try. First was an utter disaster, too big, too bendy, not enough thrust.

Anyway, this was from messin about. http://i54.tinypic.com/2itil3p.jpg
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Re: Kerbal Space Program

Post by halberdier25 » Sun Sep 11, 2011 2:56 am

My first non-tutorial flight was suborbital and got me on the other side of the ocean. My second flight in my second rocket I went too fast and was too impatient to see if I would wind up actually orbiting. Before my third flight, I looked up speed/altitude tables for orbit and got it with my second rocket design. Since then, I've just been shoving more and more boosters and fuel cells underneath the command module as I can.

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Re: Kerbal Space Program

Post by waspe414 » Sun Sep 11, 2011 4:04 am

I have jetisonable nose fins...

Sunsets look cool. Sunrise is a little sudden, oddly.
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Re: Kerbal Space Program

Post by Crazypilot » Sun Sep 11, 2011 9:50 am

Looks like another orbiter flight sim copy to me.I love it when you press speed up simulation button and up from saturn to earth in 5 seconds.
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Re: Kerbal Space Program

Post by halberdier25 » Sun Sep 18, 2011 11:32 pm

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Step your game up, NASA!

Just jettisoned the last stage... 58.3km/s heading straight for the sun. The orange ball is the fuel tank from the last stage.

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Re: Kerbal Space Program

Post by halberdier25 » Wed Sep 21, 2011 3:48 am

Fuck you, NASA. I'm better at moon rockets than you are. Granted, I didn't include any mission modules.

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Re: Kerbal Space Program

Post by Hawkstar » Fri Sep 23, 2011 1:01 pm

I tried it yesterday and believe me.

It took out my addiction from Minecraft.

If this is ratable i'll give it a 10 spaceships out of 10.
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Re: Kerbal Space Program

Post by Phoenix » Fri Sep 23, 2011 1:05 pm

I got into orbit quickly its fun.

But adding 18 SRBs is quite...

...Spectacular.

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Re: Kerbal Space Program

Post by Hawkstar » Sun Sep 25, 2011 5:05 am

How do you take a screenshot in this thing?
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Re: Kerbal Space Program

Post by Martin-Dutchie » Sun Sep 25, 2011 8:43 am

Print Screen, paste in paint, save.

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Re: Kerbal Space Program

Post by Phoenix » Sun Nov 06, 2011 2:55 pm

sorry for bumping an old topic, but there is talk of a moon.

by talk I mean you can go there!

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Re: Kerbal Space Program

Post by halberdier25 » Sun Nov 06, 2011 9:02 pm

Yeah. Was reading about it on their boards. I don't have the patience to build the right size rocket to do it, then sit there as I adjust my trajectory for a few hours.

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Re: Kerbal Space Program

Post by Dragon029 » Mon Nov 07, 2011 4:13 am

Yeah you can fly to the moon now on an experimental release version.

I've landed a few vehicles on the moon, often while breaking off a landing leg or two in the process (I am only touching down at like 3-5m/s :? )

I also made a rocket for flying into the sun.

I technically made it, reaching a velocity (via the Sun's gravity) of something like 22,000m/s, but it turns out they haven't put an actual model of the sun in yet.

I passed so close to the centre that I actually went into negative metres from the sun's surface :twisted: .

Then of course I whipped around and quit before I hit Kerbin.
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