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Feedback #2859

Throttle Setting on Launchpad

Added by Mesons over 6 years ago. Updated almost 2 years ago.

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Updated
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Category:
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Description

The (reinstated in 0.24) 50%-on-launch throttle setting is not universally popular:
[[http://forum.kerbalspaceprogram.com/threads/89335-Unintended-consequence-of-50-throttle-on-loadup?highlight=launchpad+throttle]]

I think that this feature would be much better-liked if it was configurable. Personally, I would prefer it to be set to 0 on launch, though it seems many others would prefer it to be set to 100%.

As soranno, the poster of the above-linked thread noted, and I can confirm, time warping on the launchpad ignores any changes to the throttle setting from the initialized value. For example, setting the throttle to zero and then time warping always causes the throttle to return to 50% when returning to 1x warp. This may be intended, but can cause some frustration as evidenced by players in the thread linked above. The ability to set the throttle initialization setting in-game would make this feature a lot more user-friendly.

History

#1 Updated by TriggerAu almost 5 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Needs Clarification

#2 Updated by cpcallen over 4 years ago

  • Status changed from Needs Clarification to Updated
  • % Done changed from 0 to 10

I think this feedback is still relevant.

For the record, the behaviour in 1.1.3 is as follows (slightly different than in 0.24):

- The throttle is initially set to 50%
- Timewarping will set it to 0%, where it will remain even once timewarp ends.

I agree with Mesons that configurable initial throttle setting would be nice.

If configurability is rejected, I agree with others that 100% or even 0% would be preferable to 50%.

Perhaps there is a good argument as to why 50% is the right choice; if so it would be reasonable to close this request as WONTFIX—but do please explain the rationale to us!

#3 Updated by ___ over 4 years ago

  • Status changed from Updated to Confirmed

I completely agree with cpcallen.

#5 Updated by just_jim almost 2 years ago

  • Status changed from Confirmed to Updated

This feature is now in game

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