Username or Email Address
Do you already have an account?
Forgot your password?
  • Log in or Sign up

    VWVortex


    Page 1 of 5 12345 LastLast
    Results 1 to 35 of 167

    Thread: Kerbal Space Program

    1. Moderator SOAR's Avatar
      Join Date
      Oct 11th, 2007
      Location
      Mukilteo, WA
      Posts
      8,052
      07-13-2011 10:07 PM #1
      This game is pretty cool, it's still in alpha phase so it's basically just a sandbox ATM, but its still fun(and FREE!).

      http://kerbalspaceprogram.com/

      here's some footage of failed Kerbal Rockets.

    2. Member
      Join Date
      May 8th, 2002
      Location
      Plano, TX
      Posts
      6,546
      Vehicles
      2012 Fiat 500, 1984 VW Vanagon, 2007 Kia Rondo
      07-13-2011 10:20 PM #2
      Fail - only for Windows systems and I'm on a Mac Looked entertaining too......

    3. Moderator SOAR's Avatar
      Join Date
      Oct 11th, 2007
      Location
      Mukilteo, WA
      Posts
      8,052
      07-13-2011 10:51 PM #3
      Quote Originally Posted by MeineFolks'wagen View Post
      Fail - only for Windows systems and I'm on a Mac Looked entertaining too......
      What else is new? It's still in Alpha phase, so it's possible they could add a mac version somewhere down the road. Getting a mac version out isn't ever a priority when it comes to early stage game development.

    4. Senior Member A.Wilder's Avatar
      Join Date
      Mar 1st, 2003
      Location
      Raleigh, NC
      Posts
      22,412
      Vehicles
      08 Elantra, 12 Focus
      07-14-2011 09:23 AM #4
      fail because it isn't on mac?
      Since when has mac been the go-to system for game developers?

      Marathon is the only game i can think of worth playing on mac
      Quote Originally Posted by koidragon1980 View Post
      If Jesus is your pilot, then irony is your vehicle.

    5. Member
      Join Date
      May 8th, 2002
      Location
      Plano, TX
      Posts
      6,546
      Vehicles
      2012 Fiat 500, 1984 VW Vanagon, 2007 Kia Rondo
      07-14-2011 05:37 PM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by A.Wilder View Post
      fail because it isn't on mac?
      Since when has mac been the go-to system for game developers?

      Marathon is the only game i can think of worth playing on mac
      It's a fail because I use a Mac and I won't be able to play it unless they make a Mac version

    6. Senior Member A.Wilder's Avatar
      Join Date
      Mar 1st, 2003
      Location
      Raleigh, NC
      Posts
      22,412
      Vehicles
      08 Elantra, 12 Focus
      07-14-2011 05:51 PM #6
      this game is very fun! me and my room mate spent about an hour building rocket ships. I got one to break the gravitational pull and it was very simple, a few solid boosters and 3 liquid
      Quote Originally Posted by koidragon1980 View Post
      If Jesus is your pilot, then irony is your vehicle.

    7. Member
      Join Date
      Sep 19th, 2006
      Location
      Ontario, Canada
      Posts
      3,014
      07-14-2011 06:05 PM #7
      This looks fantastic! Downloading when I get home. Thanks for the suggestion!

    8. Moderator SOAR's Avatar
      Join Date
      Oct 11th, 2007
      Location
      Mukilteo, WA
      Posts
      8,052
      07-14-2011 06:09 PM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by A.Wilder View Post
      this game is very fun! me and my room mate spent about an hour building rocket ships. I got one to break the gravitational pull and it was very simple, a few solid boosters and 3 liquid
      Go check out the forums for addons, there are user made parts that are just easily downloaded and pasted into the parts folder.

      This pack has tons of good stuff in it: http://kerbalspaceprogram.com/forum/...php?topic=79.0




    9. Moderator SOAR's Avatar
      Join Date
      Oct 11th, 2007
      Location
      Mukilteo, WA
      Posts
      8,052
      07-14-2011 06:38 PM #9
      There is also a sub-reddit... http://www.reddit.com/r/kerbalspaceprogram

    10. Senior Member A.Wilder's Avatar
      Join Date
      Mar 1st, 2003
      Location
      Raleigh, NC
      Posts
      22,412
      Vehicles
      08 Elantra, 12 Focus
      07-14-2011 07:08 PM #10
      sweet, the extra parts are awesome!
      Quote Originally Posted by koidragon1980 View Post
      If Jesus is your pilot, then irony is your vehicle.

    11. Member TurboWraith's Avatar
      Join Date
      Sep 4th, 2004
      Location
      IL
      Posts
      10,951
      Vehicles
      '12 Volt, '14 Cherokee, '02 954 Fireblade
      07-15-2011 09:51 AM #11
      Love the Super Mario Bros 2 music in the video.

      Will check this out.

    12. Senior Member A.Wilder's Avatar
      Join Date
      Mar 1st, 2003
      Location
      Raleigh, NC
      Posts
      22,412
      Vehicles
      08 Elantra, 12 Focus
      01-31-2012 06:14 PM #12
      little bump, the blog has been updated with some history of the game's development. Pretty interesting if you care about that stuff.
      Quote Originally Posted by koidragon1980 View Post
      If Jesus is your pilot, then irony is your vehicle.

    13. Moderator SOAR's Avatar
      Join Date
      Oct 11th, 2007
      Location
      Mukilteo, WA
      Posts
      8,052
      01-31-2012 06:40 PM #13
      Yeah, I actually was playing it again the other day because I saw that they added a moon!



      It took me probably 10-15 attempts before I successfully landed on it without it just sling-shotting me out into deep space, or me crashing on it. I even attempted a return trip once i did land, but they didn't make it.

      I cant wait til they add more planets.

      Make sure and download the lunar lander mods.

    14. Member TheDarkEnergist's Avatar
      Join Date
      Aug 21st, 2009
      Location
      Crooklyn
      Posts
      8,601
      Vehicles
      E46 330ci and Bikes.
      01-31-2012 09:08 PM #14
      Thoroughly enjoyed the video in the OP I have only macs but I'll be suggesting this to my pc buddies.
      No Signature. Only Krav Khalash.

    15. Moderator SOAR's Avatar
      Join Date
      Oct 11th, 2007
      Location
      Mukilteo, WA
      Posts
      8,052
      02-10-2012 01:32 AM #15
      Well, I destroyed the lander with my ****ty piloting skills, and they aren't makin it home. But I did it!!


    16. Senior Member A.Wilder's Avatar
      Join Date
      Mar 1st, 2003
      Location
      Raleigh, NC
      Posts
      22,412
      Vehicles
      08 Elantra, 12 Focus
      02-10-2012 10:55 AM #16
      got a pic of your space ship before launch?
      Quote Originally Posted by koidragon1980 View Post
      If Jesus is your pilot, then irony is your vehicle.

    17. Moderator SOAR's Avatar
      Join Date
      Oct 11th, 2007
      Location
      Mukilteo, WA
      Posts
      8,052
      02-10-2012 12:16 PM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by A.Wilder View Post
      got a pic of your space ship before launch?
      I'll post it up tonight. I use modded parts, as you can tell.

    18. Senior Member A.Wilder's Avatar
      Join Date
      Mar 1st, 2003
      Location
      Raleigh, NC
      Posts
      22,412
      Vehicles
      08 Elantra, 12 Focus
      02-10-2012 12:41 PM #18
      i downloaded the latest update but haven't installed any of the mods. Even with the standard stuff it's pretty fun.
      Quote Originally Posted by koidragon1980 View Post
      If Jesus is your pilot, then irony is your vehicle.

    19. Moderator SOAR's Avatar
      Join Date
      Oct 11th, 2007
      Location
      Mukilteo, WA
      Posts
      8,052
      02-10-2012 03:00 PM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by A.Wilder View Post
      i downloaded the latest update but haven't installed any of the mods. Even with the standard stuff it's pretty fun.
      Mods are fun, thats how you get the lunar lander, and then it has some really powerful stuff. Makes the challenge of the game a lot less "can i get up there?", and more "Will this thing rip itself apart, or will I go rocketing past the moon and not have enough fuel to slow myself down after the initial burn.".

    20. Member TurboWraith's Avatar
      Join Date
      Sep 4th, 2004
      Location
      IL
      Posts
      10,951
      Vehicles
      '12 Volt, '14 Cherokee, '02 954 Fireblade
      02-10-2012 05:59 PM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by SOAR View Post
      Mods are fun, thats how you get the lunar lander, and then it has some really powerful stuff. Makes the challenge of the game a lot less "can i get up there?", and more "Will this thing rip itself apart, or will I go rocketing past the moon and not have enough fuel to slow myself down after the initial burn.".


      Heh, I downloaded some 'warp nacells' a while back. I had to build a conventional launch stage to get it up to significant speed before I lit those off. Holy crap they were fast though, haha.

    21. Banned
      Join Date
      Nov 20th, 2003
      Posts
      11,071
      Vehicles
      e36 m3, 95 z28
      02-10-2012 06:09 PM #21
      this looks amazing. will have to check it out, and i have a lot of trouble even bothering with PC games.

    22. Moderator SOAR's Avatar
      Join Date
      Oct 11th, 2007
      Location
      Mukilteo, WA
      Posts
      8,052
      02-10-2012 06:46 PM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by TurboWraith View Post
      Heh, I downloaded some 'warp nacells' a while back. I had to build a conventional launch stage to get it up to significant speed before I lit those off. Holy crap they were fast though, haha.
      Yeah, i learned that pretty quick. BOOM!

    23. Senior Member A.Wilder's Avatar
      Join Date
      Mar 1st, 2003
      Location
      Raleigh, NC
      Posts
      22,412
      Vehicles
      08 Elantra, 12 Focus
      02-10-2012 08:55 PM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by quinntendopower1 View Post
      this looks amazing. will have to check it out, and i have a lot of trouble even bothering with PC games.
      why do you shun PC games? srs question.
      Quote Originally Posted by koidragon1980 View Post
      If Jesus is your pilot, then irony is your vehicle.

    24. Moderator SOAR's Avatar
      Join Date
      Oct 11th, 2007
      Location
      Mukilteo, WA
      Posts
      8,052
      02-11-2012 03:17 AM #24
      We Landed on the MOON!!!



      Here is the Kerbal Moon Rocket v2.26:



      I tried to get them back to Kearth but failed. Did my return burn, and everything looked good. For some reason it drifted off target(or maybe i need to compensate for Kearth's movement). Anyways, they went flying past earth, and it's gravity slingshot sent it flying into deep space.

    25. Banned
      Join Date
      Nov 20th, 2003
      Posts
      11,071
      Vehicles
      e36 m3, 95 z28
      02-11-2012 06:30 PM #25
      its not that i don't like pc games, i just don't find much on there that gives me my twitch action fix. if i was playing more fps games, i'd surely be playing them on pc. V-sync is worth it alone.

    26. Member
      Join Date
      Jan 9th, 2002
      Location
      Baton Rouge, LA
      Posts
      10,070
      Vehicles
      '98 Cabrio
      04-22-2012 09:33 PM #26
      Bump. My buddy can consistently land on the moon but can't save enough fuel to get back home.

      I'm just now getting into this.
      Roll Tide & War Eagle but stuck in LSU Country
      UAB Blazer Basketball
      Saints - WHO DAT! ROAD WIN?!
      NOLA Pelicans
      Orioles - Thank You Showalter & all the O's!

    27. Member Daskoupe's Avatar
      Join Date
      Oct 9th, 2006
      Location
      941 frying pan
      Posts
      8,216
      Vehicles
      mk2 coupe,12 Turbo beetle
      04-22-2012 10:01 PM #27
      love this lol.Downloading now

      Soar post the good add ons boss!
      12.2@116mph-293whp305wtq 22psi stock aba-AC-DD My Jetta
      Current Want list-lugtronic
      Fifteen52 - Urotuning https://www.facebook.com/PanzerPerformance

    28. Moderator SOAR's Avatar
      Join Date
      Oct 11th, 2007
      Location
      Mukilteo, WA
      Posts
      8,052
      04-23-2012 12:36 AM #28
      Quote Originally Posted by Daskoupe View Post
      love this lol.Downloading now

      Soar post the good add ons boss!
      All kinds of good stuff here...
      http://www.kerbalspaceprogram.net/ke...e-program-mods

    29. Member
      Join Date
      Jan 9th, 2002
      Location
      Baton Rouge, LA
      Posts
      10,070
      Vehicles
      '98 Cabrio
      04-23-2012 01:36 AM #29
      Well after a couple of hours of trying, I finally got into orbit and safely back using only the original equipment. I was having difficulty controlling my craft, but I just went back to simplicity. 3-4 boosters with the SAS on them attached to 4 fuel tanks got me to orbit consistently, but they got stranded in orbit. Adding a 5 tank and 4th booster gets me up and back to the planet safely. On one trip I wasnt paying attention and didn't separate the control module until it was almost too late, the parachute didnt inflate until 200m above the surface.

      EDIT: For those beginning, this is the tutorial I viewed to get me into the orbit.
      Last edited by KrautFed; 04-23-2012 at 01:46 AM.
      Roll Tide & War Eagle but stuck in LSU Country
      UAB Blazer Basketball
      Saints - WHO DAT! ROAD WIN?!
      NOLA Pelicans
      Orioles - Thank You Showalter & all the O's!

    30. Senior Member Hostile's Avatar
      Join Date
      May 29th, 2002
      Location
      NoVA
      Posts
      29,506
      Vehicles
      '15 STi & '13 GTI
      04-23-2012 10:11 AM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by A.Wilder View Post
      Marathon is the only game i can think of worth playing on mac
      All Blizzard games can be natively run on Mac.

    31. Member
      Join Date
      May 8th, 2002
      Location
      Plano, TX
      Posts
      6,546
      Vehicles
      2012 Fiat 500, 1984 VW Vanagon, 2007 Kia Rondo
      04-25-2012 10:54 PM #31
      Finally got around to downloading the free version today - it's OK. I have a ridiculous time controlling the rocket though, but I figured out that I can switch on that auto control thing and it's been good ever since. I may download the full version, I'd be interested in the moon stuff.

    32. Member Daskoupe's Avatar
      Join Date
      Oct 9th, 2006
      Location
      941 frying pan
      Posts
      8,216
      Vehicles
      mk2 coupe,12 Turbo beetle
      04-26-2012 12:31 PM #32
      i'm getting into space no problem.But i cant get my angle right to keep me in orbit...

      Also i pre ordered it.But i didnt get any updates or anything
      12.2@116mph-293whp305wtq 22psi stock aba-AC-DD My Jetta
      Current Want list-lugtronic
      Fifteen52 - Urotuning https://www.facebook.com/PanzerPerformance

    33. Moderator SOAR's Avatar
      Join Date
      Oct 11th, 2007
      Location
      Mukilteo, WA
      Posts
      8,052
      04-26-2012 01:02 PM #33
      Quote Originally Posted by Daskoupe View Post
      i'm getting into space no problem.But i cant get my angle right to keep me in orbit...

      Also i pre ordered it.But i didnt get any updates or anything
      Hit "M". It will bring up an orbital map which shows your trajectory, and will tell you if you are in orbit or will fall back to earth.

      For updates, just go to the website.

    34. Member
      Join Date
      May 8th, 2002
      Location
      Plano, TX
      Posts
      6,546
      Vehicles
      2012 Fiat 500, 1984 VW Vanagon, 2007 Kia Rondo
      04-26-2012 01:59 PM #34
      Quote Originally Posted by SOAR View Post
      Hit "M". It will bring up an orbital map which shows your trajectory, and will tell you if you are in orbit or will fall back to earth.

      For updates, just go to the website.
      I can't find updates? I just downloaded the game and when it loads, it says "new version available". When I go back to the site, it just shows the same version that I downloaded - I'm obviously doing something wrong......

    35. Member Daskoupe's Avatar
      Join Date
      Oct 9th, 2006
      Location
      941 frying pan
      Posts
      8,216
      Vehicles
      mk2 coupe,12 Turbo beetle
      04-26-2012 02:12 PM #35
      Quote Originally Posted by MeineFolks'wagen View Post
      I can't find updates? I just downloaded the game and when it loads, it says "new version available". When I go back to the site, it just shows the same version that I downloaded - I'm obviously doing something wrong......
      me and you both
      12.2@116mph-293whp305wtq 22psi stock aba-AC-DD My Jetta
      Current Want list-lugtronic
      Fifteen52 - Urotuning https://www.facebook.com/PanzerPerformance

    Page 1 of 5 12345 LastLast

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •