Any Fellow Kerbonauts?

darisd

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I started playing this game last weekend and I can't stop. It's all I think about.

Anyone else addicted to Kerbal Space Program?
 

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Heck yeah! I think orbiting the moon and trying to get back is pretty cool.
 

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I checked out the free demo a while back. It's pretty fun. full version is probably more so. :)
 

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I started a little last summer. Really got into it this fall.

Attached are a few screenshots. I have more I'll post later.

Been to the Mun, Minmus, Duna (Mars), Eeloo (Pluto/Callisto), and am currently at Moho (Mercury).

I posted a report on my Eeloo mission on the KSP forum, which got a lot of good comments:

https://forum.kerbalspaceprogram.co...-s-Eeloo-Mission-with-Synchronicity-II-lander


- George Gassaway


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I enjoy playing it. Haven't for a few months now. It's harder than crap.
 

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Just bought this game a few mins ago. hardest thing about it so far is waiting for it to download!!!
 

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I've had it for about a year now and love it. Great program, still working on docking in Kerbin orbit, not so great at that at the moment.
 

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Yep, was hooked on the demo version, so I bought the full version a bit ago. Currently have space stations around Kerbal, the Mun, and Miminus, a manned base started on the Mun, and space probes through the solar system orbiting or landed from Moho to one of Jool's moons. Even have a space probe heading completely out of the solar system. Successful manned missions to Kerbal orbit, the Mun, Minimus and Duna. Recently deployed first couple of rovers on the Mun to support the new base.

No mods (other than MechJeb), and no engines other than standard solid or chemical.

Annoyed at how KSP handles spacecraft not the primary focus. Was recovering 6 Kerbal's via two 3 man capsules docked...after reentering the atmosphere, slowed down, and deploying the chutes, I detached one of the capsules to splash down separately. Instead, the program showed the 3 Kerbals as MIA.

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Just landed on Dres an hour ago with a probe still orbiting. Love the game!
 

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An hour into the game, I cant even get off the stinking launch pad yet =P
 

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Yup! love this game. I've just landed my first kerbals on duna\mars :) designing rockets is my favorite part.
 

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An hour into the game, I cant even get off the stinking launch pad yet =P

Hmmm. If the engine is igniting and you are getting full throttle, but the rocket is not going up, you probably have too little thrust and/or too much mass.

Try one of the stock ships to learn with. I highly recommend the Kerbal-X. It uses the Asparagus staging for the outer six tanks/engines. Take note of the fuel lines and how the separation (staging) sequencing is set. . It has enough fuel to reach orbit, but you have to fly it without being too inefficient.

It takes awhile to learn to manually fly them. And then awhile more to learn to make orbit. Once you can manually make orbit, I think it's fair game to go with MechJeb for routine flying.

Once you can get a stock ship to fly well, then try your own. Better yet, try making mods to a stock ship and see the effects. Then go to totally scratchbuilt later.

Some more pics:




On the Mun, near one of the arches.

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A launch vehicle that was part of challenge to get the greatest mass fraction into orbit (mass orbited divided by liftoff mass). Anyway, the dead mass (payload) were two 3-Kerbal pods plus a 1-Kerbal pod, so in theory this could put 7 crew into orbit (but it didn't have any RCs thrusters or ability to rendezvous & dock. But it could have been modified to do so). The launch vehicle used aerospike type engines. All arranged for Asparagus staging, of course.

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an unmanned probe, about to go down into the deep hole at the north pole of Moho

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Exhaust view of my old Synchronicity-I lander

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Crew after landing Synchronicty-I on Duna (Mars)

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Starting to get crowded on the Mun

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One way of landing a Bobcat Rover on the Mun.

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Nice exhaust view looking up. This ship used some NovaPunch parts and engines.

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Launch of the "Space Taxi" seen earlier.

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The game added re-entry effects, but not any re-entry heat damage (yet). Unfortunately, thiings did not end well for this Kerbal when the last stage ran out of fuel before reaching orbit, and there were no chutes. But it looks pretty.......

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A new version is out with a tech tree for beginners. Download the demo and it will suck your free time!

[video=youtube;orLHj_eJMOs]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=orLHj_eJMOs[/video]

For anyone who has never played, the game is very, very close to rocketry and space exploration. For example, here is a video on how to land on Duna (Mars), which I skipped to the landing:

[video=youtube_share;owGdCPfCAK0]https://youtu.be/owGdCPfCAK0?t=31m[/video]
 

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The .22 update has re-inspired me to start playing KSP again... Sadly, with the hideous amount of schoolwork pressed upon me over the past week, I really don't have time to play :(
 

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I got it on the Steam summer sale for $14 and played the turtorials but haven't had time to touch it since August. hopefully soon though
 

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I started playing this game last weekend and I can't stop. It's all I think about.

Anyone else addicted to Kerbal Space Program?
That game looks fantastic, but I'm afraid I'd spend far too much time playing it.
 

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Oh, here's a nice plane I built and been carrying over from 0.18.4. All stock parts, no mods, and that means no conflicts with different versions.
It's reasonably fast, super stable but nimble enough to do some really nice turns, and it just looks mean. Kinda like a cross between a F/18 hornet and a SR71.

If anybody is curious, e-mail me at [email protected] and I will send you the .craft file and instructions on where to put it (super easy!). TRF doesn't like the file type, so I could not put it here.

The pics are of the same plane that was traveling at over 1,000 metres per second at a altitude of 24,000 metres. It's top speed was a bit over 1400 metres per second at 19,000 metres.

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