It's only been a couple of days since the last beta so there's not a lot of new stuff, but we thought it would be best to leave you with a fresh beta for the weekend.

Here are the previous beta posts in case you missed them:

  • Version 0.7.0.0 link
  • Version 0.7.0.1 link
  • Version 0.7.0.2 link

FEATURES

  • Added three new textures for that can be used on Bell, Cone, and Delta nozzles

  • Added Seamless Edges option to fuselage parts in Part Properties. I debated on releasing this feature because it is experimental and in some cases actually may result in worse looking edges (two cones connected with same slope). However, in many cases, it does work well and gets rid of seams, most notably when connecting a cone to a cylinder (ie - nose cone to a fuel tank). So if it looks better, use it. If it looks worse, then don't use it.

BUGS

  • Fixed a bug where the designer would break if a wing with a control surface was deleted.
  • Fixed bug where some parts would fail to highlight when selected after being detached in flight scene.
  • Changed threshold required for an RCS to be assigned to an axis. Fixes issue where smaller craft may not respond to RCS input.
  • Fixed a bug where delta V was not calculated correctly when uploaded to the website or when viewed in the main menu.
  • Fixed a bug with the rotators using incorrect rotation angles after saving and reloading the flight state.
  • Smoothly transition between lit and dark smoke particles when entering/exiting a sunlit position.
  • Fade smoke out with increasing size of exhaust plume.

How to get the beta

  • Open the Steam client and go to your Library
  • Right click SimpleRockets 2 and click Properties
  • Go to the BETAS tab
  • Select beta - Public Beta Testing from the beta dropdown

Full release notes are here.


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    @Kell Never is, MRM-106D RCS Thrusters on DCSS produce only 40N/27N depends on the ports.

    3 months ago
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    8,555 Kell

    @LiamW I agree. But 50% is enough for most usage.

    +1 3 months ago
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    121 LiamW

    Oops. Even still, satellites and landers use much, much smaller engines than that. Probably closer to <10% @Kell

    3 months ago
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    8,555 Kell

    @LiamW The current lower limit is 50%. You might want to update to the newest beta.

    3 months ago
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    121 LiamW

    Ability to shrink the engines down a bit more would be nice. 75% just isn’t small enough for a lot of things. It’s fine for most launchers but the engines are way too big for small probes and landers

    3 months ago
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    8,555 Kell

    Read the FAQ:

    We will begin development in early 2019. At this point, it is too early to give a release date estimate. Once we’ve started to peel the onion back we’ll have a better grasp on how long it will take to get the mobile version blasting off.

    3 months ago
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    Any idea on when android is expected to be released? @AndrewGarrison

    3 months ago
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    0 Enroy

    @AndrewGarrison Any chance you can add vectoring capability to the solid engines? I know the Shuttle SRBs had gimbal actuators that allowed for 8 degrees while the SLS variants allow 5 degrees. Also notable is that I can only go up to 200% in size on the Solids, which is not big enough when compared to the SSME nozzle. I guess I'd have to edit the XML for this?

    +1 3 months ago
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    @Kell ah thank you ;)

    3 months ago
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    8,555 Kell

    @darkmatty51 use F6 to save location

    +1 3 months ago
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    Hey andrew, I am a big fan of SR2. I would really like to see scientific payload/gizmos such as a weather or terrain mapper.

    PS: can you please add the ability to save locations that would be great :)

    3 months ago
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    Android?

    +1 3 months ago
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    @MarioG Agreed, there are some more factors effecting plume color. RS-68 has orange tinted plume since its nozzle is not regen cooled but ablative cooled and the ablator makes orange gas.

    +1 3 months ago
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    13.8k MarioG

    @Kell your right it supposed to be blue/ reddish

    +1 3 months ago
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    13.8k MarioG

    @Kell was it so was it supposed to be completely blue?

    +1 3 months ago
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    8,555 Kell

    @MarioG The Raptor wasn’t supposed to have a greenish exhaust. It’s copper contaminant.

    +2 3 months ago
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    13.8k MarioG

    @AndrewGarrison could you guys make it so that hydrolox methalox and keralox have certain definate colors you can switch between like the blueish tint of the SSME or the iron ablative red of the rs-68 or the greenish blue of the raptor that would definatley make me happy :D

    +1 3 months ago
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    3,352 NoName101

    @AnotherFireFox agreed

    +1 3 months ago
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    13.8k MarioG

    @AndrewGarrison nice!

    3 months ago
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    @AndrewGarrison Yayyyyy

    +1 3 months ago
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    @AnotherFireFox lol, I can add in some XML mod options to override the efficiency settings.

    +5 3 months ago
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    @MarioG Kell asked for that too. We don't have time to add it now, but maybe someday. It is an elegant power cycle.

    +3 3 months ago
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    10.2k pedro16797

    @AnotherFireFox oh, de-nerf, i thought you were asking for even more nerf

    +1 3 months ago
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    @pedro16797 I'm dead serious

    3 months ago
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    @AnotherFireFox you can scale them down by 25% Size and Mass in the Tinker Panel and size them up in engine configuration, gives you better TWR and power for the same mass and size

    3 months ago
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