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Re: Kerbal Space Agency - Advancing technology today, for a better tomorrow.
« Reply #45 on: December 21, 2012, 06:31:30 PM »
18.2 Now available as a full zip download.


...go forth and download.

Suhhh-weeeet! 

Anything big in this new update?

My SAS lock was getting stuck after I enabled some time compression, and I would often miss my pre-planned burn point countdowns when having to cycle back through space center and re-take control from there.  >:(  I don't think it started doing this until I put the MechJeb mod in, however, so it's probably that.

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« Reply #46 on: February 13, 2013, 11:31:43 AM »
Just a heads up that there is a new version of the demo available.  It'll give you an idea how far KSP has come since the original demo which was based on version 0.13 (I think).

http://forum.kerbalspaceprogram.com/content.php/138-A-New-Demo!

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A new Demo? Yeah! You heard right! Better than ever!
 
This new demo is based on KSP 0.18.2, so it has all the newer systems, with several restrictions, of course. Here are the main differences:

* Part loading limited to the 25 stock ones.
* No Plugin loading.
* SPH and Runway Facilities are unnaccessible.
* Only one save profile allowed.
* Cannot launch new flights if 3 or more are already in progress.
* Kerbin, the Mun and the Sun are the only celestial bodies in the solar system.
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Re: Kerbal Space Agency - Advancing technology today, for a better tomorrow.
« Reply #47 on: February 13, 2013, 06:28:57 PM »
Damn.. was hoping they had some of the campaign stuff ready to go, when I saw this thread updated.  :P

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« Reply #48 on: February 15, 2013, 03:07:07 PM »
No, doesn't look like campaign stuff yet, but they did just release 0.18.4 which updates KSP to the Unity 4 engine....site is swamped.
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Now that the demo is out, it wouldn’t do to have a demo that’s actually a later version than the full game, would it? So we’re now releasing the 0.18.4 patch.

This patch is a small revision to the game, mainly focusing on porting KSP to the much more awesome Unity4 engine. It also has several bug fixes, and a new stock spaceplane, the Ravenspear Mk4.
 
Since our new patcher isn’t ready yet, we’re releasing this one as a full download from our Store.

We’re not using the old patcher anymore, so don’t try to get this patch using it (not a challenge. you’d probably just get an error, or worse, break your install).

This patch shouldn’t break compatiblity. Saves and vessels from 0.18.2 should all be compatible with this build (No guarantee on saves from earlier versions than that though).
 
For more information and the changelog, check here.
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Re: Kerbal Space Agency - Advancing technology today, for a better tomorrow.
« Reply #49 on: February 15, 2013, 06:06:14 PM »
That's cool.  With all the stuff I've barely touched since Christmas, I'll wait a bit longer & see if another feature update pops out in the next month or two before jumping back in.

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Look like 0.19 is available:
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We’re happy to announce a new release of KSP. This update was a bit of a turning point in our usual way of doing things. These are the most important new features:

* Linux Support:
 There is now a native Linux version of KSP! Official support for Ubuntu 12.04, but it should work on most distributions.

* Atmospheric Effects:
 Watch your spacecraft flare up as they re-enter the atmosphere, and produce vapor trails during high-speed flight.

* New Kerbal Animations:
 The Kerbals got a massive overhaul on their facial expressions! The new Expressions system uses the new Mecanim animation engine from Unity, giving Kerbals a lot more expressiveness. Watch their faces distort in total panic or gleeful joy, now also when you’re out on EVA.

* Rover Wheels:
 Drive across the surface of other worlds with the new rover wheel parts, which are steerable and self-powered. Construct anything from tiny unmanned rovers, to exploration buggies, to huge mobile contraptions.

* Graphical and Scenery Improvements
 We’ve got a New Launchpad model at KSC, with 100% less launch tower, a new Runway, and much improved night-time lighting, making for greatly improved visuals, especially at night.

* More New Parts
 We’ve added several new parts for general construction. Featuring panels, girders, and a lot more!


For more information, check out the forum post by our lead developer: 
http://forum.kerbalspaceprogram.com/content.php/148-KSP-0-19-Released!

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Has anyone build an actual starship out in orbit by ferrying up the parts? Is that even possible yet?
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Has anyone build an actual starship out in orbit by ferrying up the parts? Is that even possible yet?

After they added the Docking stuff, a couple updates ago, I recall seeing people talking about doing exactly that.  Although I don't know whether it has been fully fleshed out, they were certainly ferrying modules up and plugging them into space stations & such.   ;D

Between this and Aldrin's game through Matrix, we should have all kinds of good sandbox rocket explosions!  ;)

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...another quick/small update to 0.19.1

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Bug Fixes and Tweaks:

* Fixed re-entry shader failing on highly scaled parts
* Corrected an issue that would prevent large rover wheels from applying brakes
* Tweaked braking speed and power on rover wheels
* Adjusted how rover wheels display resource usage
* Changed Ladders on the launchpad ladders to make it easier to climb them.
* Changed the names of launchpad and runway objects to be more descriptive when you crash into them.

Has anyone build an actual starship out in orbit by ferrying up the parts? Is that even possible yet?

...don't think anyone is building starships yet, but definitely space stations
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Also thought I saw someone attempting to assemble a moon base and I suspect the extra wheeled vehicle controls, in this latest patch, were being anticipated to help out in this department.  Although they're probably using modded modules & such.

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It is on steam now.
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^Excellent...sounds like current owners will be able to get Steam keys.  Hopefully this will make updating/patching a bit easier as well...
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My hope as well.
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On.  Steam.  Now.  Get.  It.
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