Exceptional. Wonderful work. I look forward to your masterpiece.
P.S. could some upvote this comment so I can upvote these kinds of projects. ;-)
@Pedro Just wanted you to know that I'm ready for this to be released now. Just please ask if any questions.
On the first part of the journey
I was looking at all the life
There were plants and birds and rocks and things
There was sand and hills and rings
The first thing I met was a fly with a buzz
And the sky with some clouds
The heat was hot and the ground was dry
But the air was full of sound
Well, you are worth following. Your talent is top notch.
It's normal to get tired once and a while. Treat yourself to a vacation.
@AlphaAreospace 'Battle for Dream Island'. Seems friendly enough.
My best to you watching BFDI and congratulations to Majakalona for reaching the 1000+ achievement points.
@AlphaAreospace Do you mean "yea". If so, your spelling was confusing. I am glad you explained yourself. And what does "YoyleCake" mean? The language translator does not recognize this word.
@Majakalona It's his way of advertising his Rocketman release but he mumbles.
This rank entitles you to give orders to the Cat. ;-)
@Majakalona How do you get images to show up in the thread?
I figured it out.
@Majakalona Thanks. Will do.
I am not a coder but am starting to learn Vizzy.
I am just beginning to visit the XML files for editing and it seems daunting at this point. I commend your efforts and skill. This kind of project helps those like me bridge the gap.
So, a big thanks.
P.S. If you need a scream, I would suggest Ice Cream. ;-)
@Majakalona It's a historical quandary.
@Majakalona Trust me. He gets washed once a year whether he needs it or not and dental issues run in the family.
@Majakalona Thanks much.
Good find. Thanks.
@CanadaDucK Fantastic. It's great group of people here to help like this. Thanks again CD. I'm on it.
@Zenithspeed Thanks. So, it's a modified chip. I'll give'r a rip.
@HyperPatch I sure do appreciate Your Real Solar System work. I asked Pedro about importing NASA maps to Planet Studio. I was under the impression That all the maps in Planet studio were artistically created, and it was your artistic creativity that made the Real-World Earth rendering and the Moon and so forth.
I think I was being told the high-resolution maps can be imported to planet Studio.
Could you tell me if this is so and how large of maps can be imported?
I f there are other resources that might explain all this, I would be grateful for any help.
Tough field. Good Luck.
The best solution is to have two identical gaming PCs, one for yourself and one for your wife but you don't have to learn how upkeep the one she confiscated since it's identical.
But she will want an Apple iPad too and you need to learn how to upkeep it for her and then get two identical Android phones. Same idea as the PCs. She gets one and you the other but only need to learn it one time for upkeep.
So, the real issue is her. Weapons optional.
"Boomerang". Because it goes and then comes back.
"Karma Chameleon". Because she comes and goes.
@LampEnjoyer Just some ideas to possibly help in your creations to pick and choose at your whim. Just like cooking, the rest is easy once you figure out what to eat. ;-)
A solar System that has in orbit #1, two terrestrial planets, similar in size and mass, that orbit each other, like Pluto and Charon does, around an external center of gravity.
In orbit #2 a Neptune sized gas giant with two habitable moons, one tropical and the other a primordial Blue Mars type world.
In orbit #3, A Jupiter sized gas giant with 4 habitable moons of different sized oceans, different Atmospheric densities and of different types of primary terrains.
In orbit #4, a Saturn sized gas giant with a habitable moon the size of Titan inside the rings.
All moons in the system being Earthlike in some fashion.
Great additions on the Navigation Gizmo. Very useful enhancements. Thanks to the development team.
For the next update, Is there any way to incorporate the Docking HUD into main Sim? I can't help to believe that most of the work is done already in the Dragon HUD add-on.
@TomKerbal Thanks Tom. I'll give it a try.
Also about KSC. In the height of summer the worst inclination of Launch would be 10.2 degrees off and most the time around 5 degrees off which could be corrected easily with a mid course correction burn. I would guess that burn to be about 50 m/sec DV. But we are talking the real Solar System here not Juno: New Horizons.
She is beautiful for sure. Another goal of is to get this good at 3d work.
@TomKerbal I did suggest back about 4 months ago that the inclination of a target body be projected on the Earth, or whatever launch site, so when the launch vehicle crossed the projected line it was time to launch.....but alas...
Mr. Spock's is a beauty for sure. I hope to have good look at any I can find and compare them and to http://astronautix.com/f/f-1.html as well.
My guess is if Kerbal1 has the rotational 23 Degree tilt of the Earth it will have the orbital inclination of both bodies correct. If my memory serves, Moon has less than 1% rotational tilt relative to Earth because the Moon is 99% tidally locked to the Earth.
I bought Kerbal1 a long time ago and never played it. I hear of great dissatisfaction with Kerbal2. What's your opinion?
Maybe you and our friends could bump this thread by upvote to get their attention. I've tried.
But don't throw the baby out with the bath water just yet. The navigation gizmo is superior and there is a vast amount of knowledge to be had here.
The amount of fuel needed to make up for a fictious Solar system is less than 4%.
Build your ships with 4 extra % and they will still be accurate.
What I need to explore is how accurate are the Engine numbers are to reality, also dry mass and wet mass accuracy. I think these could have the greatest impact on true numbers.
I intend to make my own Apollo-Saturn just to check these numbers out. But I am sure there are people here that know these answers already. We just need to get their attention to maybe save some time by telling us what's up.
@TomKerbal Hi Tom,
What I know so far is that Juno: New Origins does not use 2 Rotational Elements, 'The Inclination of a planets Rotation', aka 'The obliquity of the ecliptic 'or 'The longitude of solar transit'.
What this means is that all the systems created in Juno: New Origins the planets have no seasons. No tropic of Cancer or tropic of Capricorn for planet Earth. All the planets have their equators pointed at the governing star all the time. Also, with 'The longitude of solar transit' not being used we never know accurately when it is supposed to be noon on any planet on any given day.
I believe the creators wanted to keep this as a fictional game because of potential issues with paranoid governmental elements that exist today. Sounds crazy, I've seen it before. I hope I am wrong.
Back to your question, I have found with Juno: New Origins' superior navigation gizmo that the inclination of your orbit really does not matter except not launching at 90 ° East you will not pick up the extra rotational momentum of the planet. The closer to the equator you launch, the greater speed you will gain from the planet's rotation.
Beside from that there is no issue on getting to the Moon even if you started with a polar orbit because any inclination will intercept the Moon's orbit twice a month.
You can launch and then accelerate time to move the moon into position so your ship will intercept. Again, this happens twice a month.
As a side note, ironically, Apollo 11, at the time of Launch, the astronauts could see the Moon directly above them at zenith. In reality KSC does intersect the Moon's orbital plane, once every 6 years, but not in Juno: New Origins. When the Moon is in its highest orbital position relative to the Earth's equator and its the 1st day of summer you get 23.43623° north, because it is solstice, plus 5.145° form the Moon's inclination. Because of the Moon's inclinical peak position you get 28.58123 degrees north as the highest latitude the Moon at zenith can be. KSC's latitude is 28.573469°. Picking the Cape as our main space port was no accident.
Now I know one of our members made a 'Vizzy in a chip' to alert the player to when his launch location was closest to the targets orbital plane, but I have not tried it yet. I will in time.
@CloakPin Thanks. The work described below inspired these two ships.
I re-did the capsule from scratch and then added the boosters needed for orbit on the first one and to the moon and back on the second one.
Try out the Capsule's RCS to control the pitch at re-entry and keep an eye on the vertical speed indicator. Sometimes sub-orbital re-entry can be the worst because of the steep angle downwards inherent.
Both ships were developed for RSS 1.5.3.
After the 1.09 update all my capsules parachutes ceased to deploy fully because I was in the habit of attaching the Parachute, using the base style "top", inside the capsule, hidden as so I could have the docking ring on top. Now, it as if the docking port is blocking the chutes.
So, after some research, some trial and error, I found that using the base style "Side Chute" fixes this.
Also, I found that tilting the capsule up during re-entry about 20-25 degrees will rapidly decrease your vertical speed downward, which is important because if you dive down deep too fast you will just burn up.
A shallow re-entry, under 200m/s vertically, insures no burn up and that you will be slow enough to not have your chutes line break once you reach chute deployment altitude.
Installing some RCS on the capsule will help with this.
Just have to ask and please be patient with this request, but what would be the ETA on this download?
I just wanted to bump this to hopefully get the community leader's attention now that this Sim has gone full release. Congrats.
This would be the next logical step to advancing the Planet Studio
to having realistic virtual representations of Celestial bodies be created.
Also, is there a way to import pic files of planetary cylindrical maps as planetary textures? jpg, bmp, png, tiff, or even gif for like Jupiter with moving atmospheric dynamics?
Thanks, I was afraid of that. I was hoping to nip a bit of it at Launch, even if partially. But it answered my question.
@SatelliteTorifune Yes, it tops out at 119km.
@Cassie2 If the atmospheric profile is correct via Density, Temp and Drag, and the material characteristics realistic then yes. All are adjustable in Juno.
This is a great idea. 'Race into Space" Juno style. My compliments.
Never mind. I found it. The regular windows ctrl-v.
It would also allow for vehicles to float in Venus' upper atmosphere.
Good photographic eye.
Great find Tom. But really, do you have all this memorized yet?
And a big thanks to @mreed2, the author. A man of all seasons.
Perhaps this forum could have an automated Chinese to English translation tool built-in, so it automatically translates it when Chinese characters are recognized??
@alligatorlloki You are a brave man.
@Mnmnmnmnmnmnmnmn Yup, they're sneaky.
Guess what showed up today now that the update side bar retracts again.
Gotta love it.
Looks like all is working now. No prompt to update, just the usual info about the update and then the side bar retracts as usual. I can only assume that the reinstall worked and reconnected to steam and the update process as per usual.
Still no 'In main screen, top right, the tiny white numbers' to be found for version confirmation.