Color Coded Canisters

Stock-re lplacement models and textures for rocket fuel tanks! Cleaner, prettier, and color-coded end-caps for ease of use in the VAB/SPH menus.

License: CC-BY-NC-SA

Game Version: 1.9.1

Downloads: 84,225

Mod Website: Forum Thread

Followers: 138

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Color Coded Canisters

What is Color Coded Canisters? Quite simply, it is a texture/model pack that replaces the appearance of the stock LFO fuel tanks, using Module Manager (required). It updates the appearance of the tanks to look a little cleaner, while paying homage to the originals, and also giving each diameter its own color for the tank interior, which makes them easier to identify in the VAB/SPH menus.

By using ModuleManager to apply the changes, the mod is a non-permanent add-on, which means you can uninstall, reinstall, and update at your convenience, and it will not interfere with KSP's own patching process when a new KSP version comes out.

The disadvantage of this method is that KSP still loads the stock models and textures into memory. However, to make the memory footprint as small as possible, these new art assets share texture space and use them as efficiently as they can. So far, each diameter has only one texture that the tanks of that size share.

To put this in perspective, many individual parts may use a 512x512 texture image, each. This pack is using a 512x512 image for each of the smaller diameter sets, and one 1024x1024 for the 3.75m diameter set.

Part of the NecroBones suite of mods, that work nicely together:


Version 2.0.1 for Kerbal Space Program 1.9.1

Released on 2018-03-14

2.0.1 (2018-03-14) - RCS tank fix

  • Removed end-caps from 1.25m RCS tank.

  • Added 1.25m RCS tank to color-switcher.

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Version 2.0.0 for Kerbal Space Program 1.4.1

Released on 2018-03-13

2.0.0 (2018-03-13) - Overhaul for KSP 1.4

  • Overhauled color-changing code to use KSP 1.4's new stock mesh switcher.

  • Modifications will apply to both the new and old versions of the 2.5m stock tanks.

  • Disabled end-cap shrouds.

  • Known issue: X200-32 tank's outer skin can turn invisible when on "stock" color, and you are color-changing other parts in the editor.

1.5.2 (unreleased) - Fixes.

  • Corrected an issue with Model/Texture reassignment for 2.5m parts when using B9 Part Switch.

  • Removed some unecessary "NEEDS" ModuleManager conditions.

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Version 1.5.1 for Kerbal Space Program 1.3.1

Released on 2016-07-03

1.5.1 (2016-07-03) - Hotfix.

  • Corrected a mistake in the MM configs that caused glitchy z-fighting if FTP was not installed.

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Version 1.5 for Kerbal Space Program 1.1.3

Released on 2016-06-29

1.5 (2016-06-29) - Update.

  • Added some adjacent diameter colors to the 1.25m and 2.5m tanks, when FTP is present.

  • Slightly simplified the MM configs for 1.25m and 2.5m tanks.

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Version 1.4.8 for Kerbal Space Program 1.1.3

Released on 2016-05-07

1.4.8 (2016-05-07) - Mesh switching hotfix.

  • Prioritization of B9 vs IFS adjusted.

  • Fixed z-fighting problem with 2.5m Rockomax tanks.

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Version 1.4.7 for Kerbal Space Program 1.1.2

Released on 2016-05-07

1.4.7 (2016-05-06) - Fuel Switching Tweaks.

  • Added minimum tech requirements for some fuels in the fuel switchers, when using InterstellarFuelSwitch 2.0.1+.

  • InterstellarFuelSwitch GUI names updated for IFS 2.0.1.

  • InterstellarFuelSwitch prioritized ahead of B9PartSwitch to take advantage of tech levels.

  • Added MonoPropellant as a choice in fuel switching, with minimum tech level when using IFS.

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Version 1.4.6 for Kerbal Space Program 1.1.2

Released on 2016-05-06

1.4.6 (2016-05-06) - Fuel switching compatibility.

  • Added more B9PartSwitch support, so that it can handle the fuel switching too, if present.

  • B9PartSwitch setting added to prevent drag cubes from being regenerated repeatedly in the editors.

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Version 1.4.5 for Kerbal Space Program 1.1.2

Released on 2016-04-29

1.4.5 (2016-04-29) - HotFix

  • Fixed a mistake in 1.4.4 that was preventing InterstellarFuelSwitch integration from working correctly.

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Version 1.4.4 for Kerbal Space Program 1.1.1

Released on 2016-04-28

1.4.4 (2016-04-28) - Mesh switching compatibility

  • Added support for B9PartSwitch. Firespitter and InterstellarFuelSwitch still work too, of course.

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Version 1.4.3 for Kerbal Space Program 1.1

Released on 2016-04-24

1.4.3 (2016-04-24) - Fixes.

  • Adjusted the mapping of the blue dome for SpaceY integration to match recent SpaceY texture changes.

  • Fix for fuel-switching to properly disable when something else is adding it (such as CryoEngines), relating to change in ModuleManager's logic.

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Version 1.4.2 for Kerbal Space Program 1.1

Released on 2016-02-17

1.4.1/1.4.2 (2015-12-20) - Bug fix.

  • Corrected a problem with alternate paint schemes from FuelTanksPlus not working properly.

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