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Kerbal Space Program

Discussion in 'All Other Games' started by Leonel, Jul 15, 2011.

  1. Leonel

    Leonel Breakfast Connoisseur

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    I discovered a cool game a few days ago that consists of constructing rockets and sending astronauts into space called the Kerbal Space Program! The way you build rockets and the world you launch from are very Spore-esk and really should have been what the beginning of the Space stage of Spore should have been in the first place.


    Here's one of my capsules in orbit. Unfortunately the three astronauts exploded in a ball of flame as the capsule gently touched down.

    http://kerbalspaceprogram.com/
     
  2. GoodGame

    GoodGame Red, White, & Blue, baby!

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    Looks pretty interesting, I'll have to check it out.
     
  3. Maniacal

    Maniacal the green Napoleon

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    This game is awesome :D

    My first attempts yesterday.

    Spoiler :


    Weeeee!



    To infinity and beyond!


    Weeeeeeeeeeeeee!


    Fireworks!


    The swastika (actual meaning, not post-WW2 one) shape is one of the funnest I've made.


    FOUR!


    Spiral fireworks!


    And thar she blows!


    KABOOOOOOM!



    And now for today after I installed a mod pack of some big space shuttle like stuff.

    Spoiler :


    I'm in SPAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACE!


    Landed in the center of the screen, waayyyyyy down there, nice and safely :D


    982130 meters is a HUGE improvement over the 57k I did last night :)


    Here's the ship.

     
  4. Luckymoose

    Luckymoose The World is Mine

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    Played it and made it into orbit with a traditional liquid rocket after much testing of whacky designs. Good game, can't wait for the final release.
     
  5. MaxaTheGreat

    MaxaTheGreat Feel Prussian Iron!

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    Looks cool. Will try it out soon.
     
  6. Luckymoose

    Luckymoose The World is Mine

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    This game is addictive.



    That flight made it over the million meter mark by a bunch.
     
  7. ZeletDude

    ZeletDude The Lion

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    I downloaded the game yesterday and WOW it's fun

    Lift off
    Spoiler :


    Second Stage
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    Third Stage
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    Coming Home
    Spoiler :


    How did you guys get so far into orbit :(..
     
  8. Skwink

    Skwink FRIIIIIIIIIITZ

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    Imma blow stuff up as soon as it comes out for Mac! (which is in the works they said)
     
  9. Leonel

    Leonel Breakfast Connoisseur

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    You know the liquid fuel rockets have variable throttling, right? The boosters are just ignite and nothing can stop them but the liquid fuel rockets you can adjust high or low. It looks like you had it on half power.
     
  10. ZeletDude

    ZeletDude The Lion

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    Actually, I built a rocket and I got to a million KM's before I was bored and exited out :p
     
  11. Luckymoose

    Luckymoose The World is Mine

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    Nothing screams fun like 40 solid fuel rockets flinging a capsule into space at 6000 m/s.
     
  12. MaxaTheGreat

    MaxaTheGreat Feel Prussian Iron!

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    I was about to launch my first rocket when the power went out... :mad:


    EDIT: my first sucessful flight reached 353231 m and had a top speed of 1760.4 m/s. I'll post a pic tomorrow. :D
     
  13. MaxaTheGreat

    MaxaTheGreat Feel Prussian Iron!

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    My new record is 2.2 million meters (2,270,803 m to be exact) and 2570.7 m/s. Here's a pic from another flight with the same ship:

     
  14. Dreadnought

    Dreadnought Deity

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    Is it possible to go so high as to not be within the planet's gravity anymore?

    Oh, and I stink at this game, heh.
     
  15. Luckymoose

    Luckymoose The World is Mine

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    I have yet to find such a height.
     
  16. MaxaTheGreat

    MaxaTheGreat Feel Prussian Iron!

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    Yes, but I don't know what height you have to be at. Even 2 million isn't enough.

    There's also escape velocity, but I don't know what that is either. :p
     
  17. Dreadnought

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    I've heard that people have entered stable orbits before too. Sounds tough though, especially conserving fuel.
     
  18. trader/warrior

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    If you get over escape velocity of something around 3400m/s IIRC, you will keep going forever. And to get a stable orbit at 50000m you need a horizontal speed of 2330m/s and a lot of fine tuning.

    Heres a great video guide by a real life astrophysicist on how to get into orbit with a very simple rocket.

    Link to video.
     
  19. Dachs

    Dachs Hero of the Soviet Union

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    Actually, escape velocity from Earth (wrt Earth's gravity anyway) is ~11200 m/s

    this is impractical, though, so what you usually do is put something in low-Earth orbit and then accelerate to ~10900 m/s
     
  20. trader/warrior

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    Checked it and escape velocity in the game is 3430.27 m/s.

    The planet is quite different from earth, just 600km in diameter and unrealistically dense to create better gameplay.
     

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