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Matzerath
11-07-2011, 06:59 PM
Have you guys caught wind of this yet? It's still in Alpha, but even at this stage is incredibly fun. Basically you design multi-stage rockets with enough power to launch your brave Kerbals into outer space. Don't forget to add a parachute for reentry!
As with any bargain basement space program, the chances for unforseen incident are, um, astronomically high.

http://kerbalspaceprogram.com/

TimA
11-07-2011, 07:13 PM
Thank you for posting this!

I love me some Orbiter, but this looks totally fun. I just had a quick go and it's actually brilliant.

lunarplasma
11-07-2011, 10:23 PM
It looks promising!

Peter Radiator Full Pig
12-07-2011, 01:19 AM
Sounds like a great idea. Darn my terribly restricting download limit. Especially after the Steam sale.

ColdSpiral
12-07-2011, 06:07 AM
This is wonderfully entertaining. I love the pilots' facial expressions; especially Jeb's...

TimA
12-07-2011, 09:23 PM
Has anyone managed to get in to orbit yet? I'm sure it's technically possible, but the steering is perhaps a little too tricky.

CWalker
12-07-2011, 09:42 PM
I really like the sound and look of this, but it doesn't work for me. Whenever I click save or launch, nothing happens. This makes me sad :(

TimA
14-07-2011, 10:13 PM
Fantastic game. Orbit is easier to achieve than I first thought, since the atmosphere ends rather abruptly you can rocket straight up and then tip over to the side to get the velocity required.

Lots of fun, though it makes me want to get back in to Orbiter again. Looking forward to getting more rocket components.

StrangLove
14-07-2011, 10:51 PM
You can always download component packs, although a lot of them are rather Overpowered, stats wise. Here are a few:

http://mod.gib.me/kerbal/mods/

The best is SundayPunch's, which has some larger rocket components, a rather nifty Launch Escape System (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Launch_escape_system), and some more connectors.

EDIT: To install, just move all the folders in the zip file into the 'parts' folder in your KSP directory.

QuantaCat
15-07-2011, 12:24 AM
Hm. I just exited orbit.

Well, I just overshot the ISS (if there were one) by double the distance. Hitting 1000Km mark soon.

Sproutmask
15-07-2011, 11:03 PM
If it's this good in alpha I can't wait to see the end product. I fear my designs need a bit of work though...