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Kerbal space program

Post #1by azorni » 06.09.2012, 23:21

« Kerbal Space Program (KSP) is a currently in-development space flight simulator game that allows players to build a rocket and launch it into space. »

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kerbal_Space_Program
http://youtu.be/AD4M7ekSMYM

I can't help thinking it would be so cool if celestia developers could work on something similar.

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Re: Kerbal space program

Post #2by John Van Vliet » 07.09.2012, 00:35

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Re: Kerbal space program

Post #3by Guckytos » 15.09.2012, 15:16

You're completely righ John about it being alpha, but it is already some fun creating rockets and seeing what happens to them. Bought it when it was still 15$ 8)

But azorni, I don't think that you will ever have this mechanic included in Celestia. Because Celestia has a totally different direction of its definition. Celestia is an educational program (alas with capabilities to use it for edutainment and also just plain fun by addon creation/use) showing you how your solar system and its planets and all the big rest of the universe looks like in 3D. That alone is already quite a lot of knowledge and programming needed for. To then also simulate n-body gravitational influences on arbitrary constructed space vehicles would be too much to ask from Celestia.

Kerbal is also still struggling with the n-body problem and has not a solution to it (yet?), but a work-around.

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Re: Kerbal space program

Post #4by PlutonianEmpire » 16.09.2012, 00:05

Guckytos wrote:(alas with capabilities to use it for edutainment and also just plain fun by addon creation/use)
You don't sound real enthused. :(
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Re: Kerbal space program

Post #5by selden » 16.09.2012, 14:09

If you want an accurate space-flight simulator, you should investigate Orbiter: http://orbit.medphys.ucl.ac.uk/
It's available only for Windows, though.
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Re: Kerbal space program

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Re: Kerbal space program

Post #7by thepyratecaptain » 31.01.2013, 21:14

I got a version of it, 0.18.1, it's kinda fun, the forums are weak at best, the mods list make it more entertaining. I think a "game" should be entertaining, but way too many people there take it serious as if they had just discovered space flight. All in all the game is cool.
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