Kerbal Space Program

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  1. peachy901

    peachy901 Priest in the Church of Fender

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    Lately I have been uber geeking out and bought the game 'Kerbal Space Program' as it was on sale on Steam and looked interesting.

    And oh my god.... I'm so addicted, it's awesome! It's kind of like Minecraft in the respect there is no story (yet - a career mode is in the making) and you basically make your own fun - there is a lot to this game though as you have a whole solar system to explore, and it's spaced like a real solar system i.e. really fucking bug. But you build space shuttles and use real time physics and science to visit other planets and visit other planet

    Here is a bad insight into the game (the best I could find)


    Be warned- This game is HARD! but I kind of like it for that - every time you finally achieve something it's a good feeling... but there is no shame in looking up some tutorials on line. I took me over an hour an a half to design a rocket able to get out of the 1st layer of the atmosphere, let alone visit another planet. But the fact it's hard is because there is an element of realism to it, despite it being a game. You seriously have to plan your, weight, lift, thrust, angle or orbit etc. and I love geeking out over that stuff!

    I am loving this game that much I am willing to make a thread recommending people to play it!

    Let me know if you check it out/love it already
     
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    JimothyBeed The Fired Up Bassist.

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    Oh so many kerbals lost in space. some on the mun... some smashed into kerbal(?) upon re-entry... Poor little buggers xD
     
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    Many a Kerbal has lost their life under my command. A sad lost indeed :p
     
  4. Wade Garrett

    Wade Garrett I am the projectionist.

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    That looks cool!
     
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    Cathedral The Rock 'N Roll Clown.

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    I love you so much for using Nerdcubed's video to show Kerbal. Its one of those games a lot of buddies at work perceived as, "Yeah funny for five minutes but looks boring" after watching some videos but after I put it on during a drunk game night its become a staple of gaming talk at work. Even after after putting in hours of work, when it goes wrong, it all goes HORRIBLY WRONG (a bit like FTL!) and all you can is laugh.

    Its in the Steam summer sale no?
     
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    peachy901 Priest in the Church of Fender

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    Not sure. It was just on sale, so maybe not (?)
     
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    Mouse Sometimes a man gets carried away

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    It is now
     
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    Looks cool, my mate is addicted to it!

     
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    Mouse Sometimes a man gets carried away

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    OH YES! RoneryKerbal.jpg


    ....not making it home though.
     
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    peachy901 Priest in the Church of Fender

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    That looks surprisingly like Scott Manley's design in his tutorial ;)

    It's such a good feeling when you FINALLY land on something! Good job!
     
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    Mouse Sometimes a man gets carried away

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    I might have taken a few design principles here and there... well yeah the whole thing.
     
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    Dude! I think he just won Kerbal Space Program.....


    I manged to resume a guy from Duna after 4 different model rockets and god knows how many launches, and that felt like an achievement to me, haha.
     
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    BackInBlack Paul Kossoff Reborn

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    I played a demo, but I really want to get the full game, its cost money now though. But I'll get it soon, although I may need a better machine
     
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    I need to play more of this. My brother got me to buy it, and I've been forcing myself not to play it so I can avoid becoming addicted.
     
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    Kick-ass Mun rover :D

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    Nice! I was looking for this thread yesterday in my excitement (Tapatalk doesn't like me), because I landed on Duna! Bob Kerman will be needing a ride home though which could be tricky.
     
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    I did the same thing with landing on Duna for the first time. My four prototypes and billion attempts later we got him home, haha
     
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    peachy901 Priest in the Church of Fender

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    Sending a Rover MkII to Duna:

    De-orbit the mother-ship, release the rover and then bring the mother ship back to a normal orbit.
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    Getting there...

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    Steady...
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    Easy....
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    Land with broken wheels and not realise the solar panels have snapped of.... ROUND 2!
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    Easy does it....
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    And, more broken wheels....
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    Third time lucky....
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    Ok, so still 3 broken wheels, but it works! But I will have to launch a repair mission.
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