This mod is not known to work with the latest version of Kerbal Space Program. Proceed with caution.
New in version 0.8: CLOUDS! Extract the boulderCo folder into your Gamedata folder and download Environmental Visual Enhancements plugins to use the clouds.
Planetary Tour: https://youtu.be/0DwPEpgURgE
Gameplay Video: https://youtu.be/JogNlK1pg2I
With the recent Breakthrough Starshot initiative, interest in the Alpha Centauri System has been growing. This mod takes a different approach to most planet mods, as typically the bodies added are insanely far away and require MAJOR planing to simply make it there, let alone explore. Instead, this sets you in the Centauri star system to explore from there. The planets and stars of Alpha Centauri are all sized to their (possible) real life counterparts. Only one of the bodies (Kelvin/Bc) is known to exist in reality, a great deal of artistic license has been used to with the others. The entire system is stable in N-body simulations upwards of 1500 Earth years. In the interest of my sanity in writing the configs I did not call the planets Ab, Ac. I have named them after popular explorers, scientists and physicists that led to the exploration of the stars.
As the Pale Red Dot and ESA have released their preliminary findings I have modeled Von Braun and Armstrong to conform to the findings.
To read about the planets and their creation check out this discussion thread: http://forum.kerbalspaceprogram.com/index.php?/topic/151798-centauri-dreams-star-system/
Released on 2017-01-06
0.8 -Fix for atmospheres -4k textures for major bodies -PQS optimized -EVE Clouds
Released on 2016-12-07
0.55 -Minor fix for Hawkings Normal Map -Solar Power fixed -Alternate Start on the Hawking Asteroid added
Released on 2016-11-08
0.5.0 First Alpha Release -Reviewed and updated planets meshes and textures -added "fake" body to help simulate Proxima Centauri better -complete change of Proxima Centauri's planets due to findings from Pale Red Dot -reduced brightness of Alpha B and Proxima to reflect reality -added coronas to Alpha B and Proxima -PQS levels reduced and polished -updated to current KSP and Kopernicus version
Released on 2016-07-28
Changed SOI boundaries for the stars Fixed filenames
Released on 2016-07-28
Removed a not-finished planet (coming soon)
Released on 2016-07-27
Updated filenames to allow easier install Created proper barycenter corrected a serious flaw in calculated mass Ground scatter added to several bodies Better biomes for Elcano and Hawking Added AVC
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