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Longo_2_guns
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 18, 2011 3:20 pm    Post subject: Kerbal Space Program Reply with quote

I don't know if anyone else has played this or not, but it's one of the most fun free games I have ever played.

It's still on it's pre-alpha type stage, and is free thus far, but they're looking to expand it similar to what happened with Minecraft.

Basically, you build a rocket ship, and then fly it.

Found here

I think the site might be down right now, because a patch just got released, but it's worth a look at.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 18, 2011 3:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A friend of mine just got me into the game. It certainly has potential to be a great game. So have you gotten into orbital yet, Longo?
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 18, 2011 3:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've gotten up to like 400,000 meters as my best thus far.

I'm having more fun creating absurd rockets than functional ones.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 18, 2011 11:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got into space.

100,000 meters.

And then i ran out of fuel, and then they continued on without stopping.
Poor little bastards.

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I'm thinking i'm winning ATM;


Liquid fuel rockets are the shit.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2011 2:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm trying it. Every rocket I build with more than two stages always fires the wrong engines at the wrong time. No matter how I organize the icons, it's always messed up.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2011 4:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

madster111 wrote:
I'm thinking i'm winning ATM

Not quite.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2011 11:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I suck at flying.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2011 12:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That reminds me, press T before you take off, or at any time, to activate auto SAS.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2011 1:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How did you control such a heavy thing?

I managed like 5 stages of liquid fuel and it was a bitch to control with any sort of reasonable throttle.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2011 1:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like Jebediah's face on the screenshot. Everyone else is flipping out because they know they're going to die but he's having a blast.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2011 2:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I see your 2029 K and raise you:


The Parachute is just because.
Also, i've found out Jebediah ALWAYS has a blast. I'm not sure if he's just an eternally happy person, or retarded, or perhaps both.

Although to be fair, in Longos, there's a good chance he could have either:
1.) Kept going longer
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2.) Returned home safely.


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Hit 5000K, more or less stopped decelerating. Wish i'd left enough fuel to turn it around and bring it back.

Oh well. They will die slowly.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2011 2:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I did make it home safely. I could've gone further, but that rocket was just a trial attempt before I made it better, which I'm doing now.

Oh, and by the way, mods! The best mod is Sunday Punch. Found here: http://mod.gib.me/kerbal/mods/
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2011 2:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.gamerevolution.com/manifesto/kerbal-space-program-6833
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2011 4:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wooo, I'm a somebody now!

In other news, here's my ship what I used before


Simple, but effective beyond belief.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2011 5:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I finally figured it out. I'm at about 2800K and climbing. More on this story later.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2011 11:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dude, 4 hours?

Did you just like leave it to idle?

I can only imagine i would have been in the 5 digits if i left my 3000m/s one to idle for a while.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 20, 2011 12:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote



I could've left it running but I was like, "screw it".
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 20, 2011 2:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Because my laptop sucks, to handle the massive power of my craft i had to drop the graphics to the minimum.

Cruising speed attained:


Under an hour:



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And my modified design:



Actual ship itself:



Rockets get ditched quickly, then it actually looks good.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 20, 2011 4:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

madster111 wrote:
Dude, 4 hours?

Did you just like leave it to idle?

I can only imagine i would have been in the 5 digits if i left my 3000m/s one to idle for a while.
Yup. That was without any mods.

Here's what it looked like later:



95.8G...hmm.

And this happened just now, after I installed SP:

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