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Jimbobslimbob Avatar 
Jimbobslimbob
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20 Apr 2013 at 12:36
Over 11 years ago


#1

Thought I would start this topic so we can all share our greatest achievements in KSP. Mine being that I just this minute landed safely on the Mun for the first time! Wohoo! I even have enough fuel for a return journey. Check out the pictures of this monumental moment here.

Last edited 20 Apr 2013 at 15:16.

Jimbobslimbob Avatar 
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20 Apr 2013 at 15:17
Over 11 years ago


#2

Woopsie. Link fixed.

Also I managed it twice now :-)

Jimbobslimbob Avatar 
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21 Apr 2013 at 20:32
Over 11 years ago


#3

A weekend of firsts for me - I just made a safe landing on Minimus! Screenshots are up, along with the Mun ones so just use the link above.

EDIT: Just added a video of one of my trips to the moon to the video section as well. This particular one was in the pitch black dark side of the moon and was successful! Woot! :-)

Last edited 21 Apr 2013 at 21:20.

Maximus Avatar 
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2157 posts
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22 Apr 2013 at 08:18
Over 11 years ago


#4

Congratulations on all your many acheivements on KSP

I hope i will be following you as soon as i get back on it which will hopefully be tonight if you are on

Jimbobslimbob Avatar 
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22 Apr 2013 at 08:39
Over 11 years ago


#5

Well thank-you-cheers-tar for that. I am definitely getting the hang of landing. My next step is some form of space station. I have heard docking is a PITA.

Won't be on tonight - it's Game of Thrones day Maximus ;-)

Maximus Avatar 
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22 Apr 2013 at 10:01
Over 11 years ago


#6

Of course Throne day

Maximus Avatar 
Maximus
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22 Apr 2013 at 14:53
Over 11 years ago


#7

So assuming by some miracle i get to the mun tonight i am a little unclear on how to post pics on here?

Do i use the screenshot facility on Steam? Once i have a picture how do i upload it to the website can't see any limks to do it in the gallery?

Thank you cheers tar for that

Last edited 22 Apr 2013 at 14:54.

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22 Apr 2013 at 14:57
Over 11 years ago


#8

What's wrong with FRAPS? But yes, if you feel the need to use Steam then you can.

You can't put it in the gallery. You can upload by going to "Account>Upload Image" and shoving it there.

It will then give you a link to the image (and even a nice formatted link for the forums), so you can copy-paste the link in a forum post. Simples ;-)

Last edited 22 Apr 2013 at 15:04.

Maximus Avatar 
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22 Apr 2013 at 15:11
Over 11 years ago


#9

Well thank you cheers tar for that yes i could use Fraps i think i have it installed.

Ok if i have a photo by the end of the night i will have a look sounds straight forward.

If i stuggle i will let you know.

Maximus Avatar 
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23 Apr 2013 at 00:07
Over 11 years ago


#10

I got my little guys to the Mun!

A long way from home
A long way from home



Twice in fact i also had a go at the Minus but missed it twice but i did have plenty of fuel so it will be easy if i can get the angle of orbit right :-)

Last edited 23 Apr 2013 at 08:24.

Maximus Avatar 
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23 Apr 2013 at 00:11
Over 11 years ago


#11

A couple more pics

Arrived at the Mun
Arrived at the Mun



Coming in to land
Coming in to land



What got me there
What got me there



Next time i am on i will try and get pics of me on Minus

Last edited 23 Apr 2013 at 08:24.

Jimbobslimbob Avatar 
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23 Apr 2013 at 07:20
Over 11 years ago


#12

Excellent! Well done Mark. So you did an exact copy of my craft lol. As far as Minimus goes, it does not matter if you miss it or not, all you have to do is set yourself up for a reverse orbit and you will hit it eventually.

Check out this
this

amazing diagram I did for you Maxi-Mouse ;-)

Last edited 23 Apr 2013 at 08:40.

Jimbobslimbob Avatar 
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23 Apr 2013 at 07:25
Over 11 years ago


#13

Oh just a quick suggestion about screenshots - it may be better to save and upload them as jpegs, because bmps are uncompressed and huge in filesize.

EDIT: I just converted them for you. If you were using FRAPS, just set it to save to jpegs. ;-)

Last edited 23 Apr 2013 at 08:25.

Maximus Avatar 
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23 Apr 2013 at 09:17
Over 11 years ago


#14

Yes it is pretty much a copy of yours but then we did develope them sat next to each other they were pretty similar.

I took the design i had at yours and just slapped more rockets all round it which seemed to work.

I will put a guy on Minus with this design and then back to the drawing board because after Minus i want to go to Eve :-). This will take a much larger vessel but should be fun. I just need to read up on orbit transfer which is a little confusing.

About screen shots fair point i didn't even look at the format i will do it in JPG from now on.

Thank you cheers tar for the diagram makes it a lot simplier

Last edited 23 Apr 2013 at 09:24.

Jimbobslimbob Avatar 
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4648 posts
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23 Apr 2013 at 21:02
Over 11 years ago


#15

Successfully managed to build a space station (named Brickage Space Station ;-)), launch it into stable orbit and finally dock a spaceship at it! Screenshots are viewable here. Docking is indeed a right PITA and I wasted a ton of fuel messing around until I finally did it - but at least I have a basic feel for it now.

Additional note: I found you can press F2 to hide your HUD and take some nice pics ;-)

Maximus Avatar 
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2157 posts
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24 Apr 2013 at 08:08
Over 11 years ago


#16

Most impressive James i will be on tonight if you are about.

I will be attempting to land on Minus but first have to master orbit transfer!

Jimbobslimbob Avatar 
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24 Apr 2013 at 08:15
Over 11 years ago


#17

Cool, you don't need to worry on Minmus as it orbits Kerbin. It's pretty much the same as the Mun, just further away. Orbit transfer only comes in to play for the other actual planets, like Eve and Duna AFAIK.

I think I will try Duna (Mars) next, or work on expanding my space station.

Gregory Avatar 
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24 Apr 2013 at 08:19
Over 11 years ago


#18

Sterling work Gregory, you have pretty much got to where I was last time I played it.

My next step was to put a fuel station in orbit around the moon to refuel a LEM and undertake practice landings and lunar docking in preparation for some trips further out.

What is your next scheme?

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24 Apr 2013 at 08:24
Over 11 years ago


#19

Actually Greg, that sounds like an awesome idea. The station I created had a massive full fuel tank for refuelling, but putting one around the Mun sounds like quite a challenge so I may indeed try that.

For expanding space stations, do you have to do it bit by bit, with the docking ports?

Gregory Avatar 
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24 Apr 2013 at 08:35
Over 11 years ago


#20

As far as I know yes, I kept building bits and trying to drag as much fuel up with me as possible each time, then send the excess back down to Kerbin so I didn't end up with thousands of Kerbals on-board.

I version I was playing made it very difficult to get empty seats in the capsules so it was tricky to undertake rescues if one got stranded. Have they addressed that now?

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