DESCRIPTION

This is a really simple mod that adds a new part: Improved Docking Port. Currently the only improvement over the stock docking port is that it can dock with other docking ports (both stock and "Improved") that are part of the same craft! This makes it possible to use a robotic arm to perfectly position modules and move things between docking ports. More improvements could be made in the future.

Known Issue: the undock button does not show up in the part inspector panel. The only way to undock is to deactivate one of the docking ports.

GENERAL INFO

  • Mod Version: 0.1-beta
  • Required SR2 Version: 0.9.40x
  • Published: 7/9/2020
  • Downloads: 966

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    why is it only my laptop will not download any mods at all. what file do i open to use these mods?

    +2 5 months ago
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    122 Abid20

    I want to try a mod that you post, but I can't install it because I'm a mobile user

    +1 9 months ago
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    122 Abid20

    docking will work perfectly if there are 2 craft. what you make is one craft with 3 chip commands, it's impossible if docking will work fine

    9 months ago
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    122 Abid20

    @sflanker I will try it

    9 months ago
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    Mod sflanker

    @Abid20 In your example there is no actual part connection between the group of parts the "other" docking port is connected to and the main craft. That means even though this are the same craft in the designer they are actually two crafts once launched (this is self evident in the fact that the rover can drive away from the docking port on the ground). If you want an example of why this mod exist here is a craft without the mod where the two docking ports will not connect, and here is a similar craft with the mod where the improved docking port successfully connects to a legacy docking port.

    +1 9 months ago
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    122 Abid20

    Try this https://www.simplerockets.com/c/W6PLyU/docking-rover-exercises
    This does not use mod

    9 months ago
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    Mod sflanker

    @McDuetchVan Yup, that's it right now. Sorry for the letdown if you were hoping for more. I think I could include a few more things sometime soon:

    • Improved attractor physics
    • Adjustable tolerance setting
    • Camera vantage point

    I'm open to more suggestions, so feel free to post them in the comments here. Also the source code is publicly available, I welcome pull request, and we need more mod developers!

    +1 10 months ago
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    7,582 McDuetchVan

    Wait so the only improvement is that it's a functional docking post that connects to other docking ports???

    10 months ago
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    2,252 Jedediah

    I want it but i’m on ios……

    10 months ago
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    Mod sflanker

    @theUSSR there are a lot of suggestions, so it may be true that most won't get done, and certainly won't in the short term. However the developers do listen to feedback.

    10 months ago
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    Mod sflanker

    @LVCSPACE As with all mods it is not possible to install them on the mobile platforms. If you like the idea of a docking port that can dock with other ports on the same craft I suggest you upvote this suggestion

    +3 10 months ago
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    437 LVCSPACE

    Can we download for android?

    10 months ago
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    Finally! Now I can make rover with robotic arm, as I planned

    10 months ago
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    37.8k Gozinya

    Dang that was fast

    10 months ago

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