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Bug #23516

Dessert Launchpad and Airfield doesn't have mass limit check

Added by flart 18 days ago. Updated 11 days ago.

Status:
Confirmed
Priority:
Low
Assignee:
-
Category:
Bug Tracker
Target version:
-
Start date:
09/05/2019
% Done:

10%

Version:
Platform:
Windows
Expansion:
Core Game, Making History
Language:
English (US)
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Description

The Dessert Launchpad and Airfield doesn't have the mass limit check, while the Woomerang LaunchSite and Island Airfield (and obviously The Launchpad, and The Runway) have the checks.

Launching a 181t vessel with Level2_LaunchPad (Max. 140t) on all 3 launchsites log checks:

// the Launchpad
[LOG 02:22:27.549] [Pre-Flight Check]: Checking for CraftWithinPartCountLimit: PASS!
[LOG 02:22:27.555] [Pre-Flight Check]: Checking for CraftWithinSizeLimits: PASS!
[LOG 02:22:27.565] [Pre-Flight Check]: Checking for CraftWithinMassLimits: FAIL!
[LOG 02:22:31.619] [Pre-Flight Check]: Launch Aborted.

// Woomerang
[LOG 02:22:45.995] [Pre-Flight Check]: Checking for CraftWithinPartCountLimit: PASS!
[LOG 02:22:45.997] [Pre-Flight Check]: Checking for CraftWithinSizeLimits: PASS!
[LOG 02:22:46.002] [Pre-Flight Check]: Checking for CraftWithinMassLimits: FAIL!
[LOG 02:22:48.766] [Pre-Flight Check]: Launch Aborted.

// Dessert
[LOG 02:24:54.956] [Pre-Flight Check]: Checking for CraftWithinPartCountLimit: PASS!
[LOG 02:24:54.957] [Pre-Flight Check]: Checking for ExperimentalPartsAvailable: PASS!
[LOG 02:24:54.959] [Pre-Flight Check]: Checking for CanAffordLaunchTest: PASS!
[LOG 02:24:54.961] [Pre-Flight Check]: Checking for NoControlSources: PASS!
[LOG 02:24:54.964] [Pre-Flight Check]: Checking for LaunchSiteClear: PASS!
[LOG 02:24:54.967] [Pre-Flight Check]: All Checks Complete. Go for Launch!

Since a player upgrades only the Launchpad and the Runways, it is make sense that increasing limitation doesn't propagate to other unchangeable launchsites and airfields.
On the other hand, in the VAB/SPH we see these mass limitation in the craft engineering log, and nothing tell us, that the mass is limited only for the Launchpad and not for other launchsites.

So:
Easy fix: make all checks the same (enable mass check on dessert objects);
Complex fix: leave mass check only for the Launchpad and the Runway, and make changes to the GUI for telling user about unlimited mass for other launchsites.
Hard fix: make all runways and launchsites independently upgradable (add their icons to the main KerbalSpaceCenter window, new models per level, and so on)

History

#1 Updated by flart 18 days ago

Same for the Size Limits checks.

#2 Updated by just_jim 11 days ago

  • Status changed from New to Confirmed
  • % Done changed from 0 to 10

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