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Old October 16th, 2006, 02:40 AM
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Default So you want to build a rocket?

I think I've posted this before...

http://www.projectrho.com/rocket/index.html

This site is a good read, and there are many things for modders to consider when making their mods. A very good idea site. Just good luck converting science to modding SEV terms...

The chapters on engines, spacecraft design, advanced spacecraft design, spacewar are all good for modding purposes.
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Default Re: So you want to build a rocket?

Also some of the links in the links section went to here...

http://darkmatters.web1000.com/dwork.htm

http://www.exodusproject.com/EngineMaker/index.html

I havent looked at them yet, but they may be useful as well...
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Old October 17th, 2006, 02:04 PM
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Default Re: So you want to build a rocket?

Gee no comments...Well here is what I consider the most important thing gleamed from the entire website. This should be studied by anyone creating a mod, I believe that this is really the heart of any 'balanced' mod.

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Default Re: So you want to build a rocket?

I think it's a great find! I'd love to see a "realism" mod.
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I'd want to see a mod with lots and lots of 'realistic' technology which takes a long time to research and develop; perhaps even different kinds of technology approaches by other races, allowing for a multitude of strategies and options( ala the races in Starcraft) and giving some real uniqueness to the different races. Obviously it'd be hell to balance, especially with more than just a few races.
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Default Re: So you want to build a rocket?

Well if you look through this website, there are plenty of ideas for 'realistic' space mod ideas...
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Default Re: So you want to build a rocket?

I plan on borrowing a decent number of his ideas for my mod, at least the early sections of it. Though I think he has problems in some sections

eg detection. I want to see the math that proves you can see the space shuttle from Jupiter, because I've seen visual light photos from that range and the entire EARTH is a itty-bitty dot.
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Default Re: So you want to build a rocket?

Well he does have a disclaimer that he isnt a rocket scientist, and that some of the info may be incorrect. Im sure with the links section near the end, and the WWW, you can research something better...

I'm just amazed with the amount of formulas and such, its like trying to mod SEV.

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If we can see other galaxies with hubble, the space shuttle from jupiter is probably easy.
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Finding it without knowing where exactly to look, on the other hand...
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