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      07-13-2011 09:07 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.

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      07-13-2011 09:20 PM #2
      Fail - only for Windows systems and I'm on a Mac Looked entertaining too......

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      07-13-2011 09:51 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.

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      07-14-2011 08:23 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
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      07-14-2011 04:37 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

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      07-14-2011 04:51 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
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      07-14-2011 05:05 PM #7
      This looks fantastic! Downloading when I get home. Thanks for the suggestion!

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      07-14-2011 05:09 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




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      07-14-2011 05:38 PM #9
      There is also a sub-reddit... http://www.reddit.com/r/kerbalspaceprogram

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      07-14-2011 06:08 PM #10
      sweet, the extra parts are awesome!
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      07-15-2011 08:51 AM #11
      Love the Super Mario Bros 2 music in the video.

      Will check this out.

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      01-31-2012 05:14 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.
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      01-31-2012 05:40 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.

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      01-31-2012 08:08 PM #14
      Thoroughly enjoyed the video in the OP I have only macs but I'll be suggesting this to my pc buddies.
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      02-10-2012 12:32 AM #15
      Well, I destroyed the lander with my ****ty piloting skills, and they aren't makin it home. But I did it!!


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      02-10-2012 09:55 AM #16
      got a pic of your space ship before launch?
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      02-10-2012 11:16 AM #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.

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      02-10-2012 11:41 AM #18
      i downloaded the latest update but haven't installed any of the mods. Even with the standard stuff it's pretty fun.
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      02-10-2012 02:00 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.".

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      02-10-2012 04:59 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.

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      02-10-2012 05:09 PM #21
      this looks amazing. will have to check it out, and i have a lot of trouble even bothering with PC games.

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      02-10-2012 05:46 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!

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      02-10-2012 07:55 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.
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      02-11-2012 02:17 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.

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      02-11-2012 05:30 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.

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