The Gold Standard! CKAN

This mod adds the pursuit of gold and an extremely rare resource called Unobtainium to the game! Mine either of these heavy resources for fun and profit! A great alternative to contract spam!

License: CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 International

Game Version: 1.12.3

Downloads: 10,215

Authors: dewar, zer0Kerbal

Mod Website: Forum Thread

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Followers: 46

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Download on Curseforge or Github or SpaceDock. Also available on CKAN.

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The Gold Standard (GOLD)

This resource part mod adds eight new parts and adds functionality to several stock parts in Kerbal Space Program.

Available on CKAN as TheGoldStandard.

Adopted for curation by @zer0Kerbal, originally by @Dewar

Mod Version KSP version License CC BY-NC-SA 4.0

Curseforge CKAN GitHub SpaceDock

Code KSP-AVC Validate AVC .version files


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Description

This mod adds the pursuit of gold and an extremely rare resource called Unobtainium to the game!

Features

  • Get over that mid-career fund grind in a fun and challenging way!
  • Gold Ore now appears on planets/moons
  • Gold Ore can be mined and smelted into pure Gold with the Smelter
  • Return either Gold/Gold Ore back to Kerbin for profit
  • Gold is heavier than Gold Ore, which is heavier than Ore
  • Full integration with stock drills and scanners
  • Stock Drills and Surface Scanner available slightly earlier in the tech tree
  • Only 8 parts (just over 3Mb download)
  • Low memory usage.
  • Compatibility:
  • Stockalike Mining Expansion
  • SCANsat Compatibility
  • Kopernicus
  • Galileo's Planet Pack Compatibility
  • and more...

What is Unobtainium?

  • Unobtainium (UBT) is an extremely valuable resource that generally spawns on high-G and extremely distant worlds.
  • You can mine Unobtainium using the stock drills without needing a converter in-situ.
  • Drills mining Unobtainium operate much more efficiently with both a scientist and engineer aboard.
  • Unobtainium is denser than Gold, so ensure to bring adequate dĪ”Ćæ!
  • Finally a monetary reason to land on Eeloo, Eve, Moho/Icarus, or any of the other seldom visited worlds!

Preamble by @Dewar

  • This mod is not meant to be an easy cash cow; rather, a difficult alternative to contract spam.
  • There is no Gold on Kerbin, and be careful when choosing a mining site as only deposits of >2% (mini drill) or >1.5% (large drill) will yield Gold Ore.
  • Gold Ore can be returned for an okay-ish profit, but be aware that Gold Ore is basically 9/10s Ore. So there are obvious benefits to smelting in-situ. The Smelter needs power, cooling, and an engineer to function at its full capacity.
  • Pure Gold is, by design and IRL, dense - a.k.a. HEAVY!
  • Feel free to post any working ship/base designs!
  • Note on returning with your space booty: Land near or on the space center to avoid diminished returns.

Cabin notes

  • WIP - work in progress
  • Am open to adding one more resource beyond Kerbin's influence, great project for someone!
  • Community Tech Tree integration and Tech Tree Balancing (need feedback)
  • Further Weight/Cost Balancing (see discussion)
  • I have not personally tested the patches
  • Have a request? Glad to have them, kindly submit through GitHub.

Localizations

WIP Additions and corrections solicited and welcome!

See the README in the Localization folder for instructions for adding or improving translations for languages other than English. GitHub push is the best way to contribute.


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Discussions


Changelog Summary

  • See ChangeLog for full details of mod changes

Known Issues

  • See Known Issues for full details of feature requests, and known issues

Installation Directions

  • Use CKAN

Dependencies

Recommends

Suggests

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Supports

Conflicts

  • none

Replaces

  • none

Tags

  • parts, config, flags, agency, convenience, resources, tech-tree, career, crewed, uncrewed

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Credits


Legal Mumbo Jumbo (License)

Current (1) - zer0Kerbal

Forum: Thread - Source: GitHub
License: License CC BY-NC-SA 4.0

Disclaimer(s)

All bundled mods are distributed under their own licenses
All art assets (textures, models, animations) are distributed under their own licenses

Original (0) - Author: @Dewar

[Thread][MOD:orig:0:thread] - [Download][MOD:orig:0:download] - Source: [GitHub][MOD:orig:0:source]
License: License CC BY-NC-SA 4.0


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v1.6.2.0 original: 01 Oct 2019 zed'K | updated: 15 Sep 2021 zed'K

[^1]: may work on other versions (YMMV) [^2]: Be Kind: Lithobrake, not jakebrake! Keep your Module Manager up to date!

Version 1.6.2.1 for Kerbal Space Program 1.12.3

Released on 2022-01-18

GOLD Version KSP version License CC BY-NC-SA 4.0
CODE KSP-AVC AVC .version files


1.6.2.1 - Overpriced for KSP 1.12.1 (14 Aug 2021)

Release for KSP 1.12.2

  • 14 Sep 2021
  • Release for Kerbal Space Program [KSP 1.12.2]
  • this won't be the last release for 1.12.2

DO A CLEAN INSTALL: DELETE EXISTING THEN RE-INSTALL

Resources and corresponding tanks have changed density/volume/cost/mass


Correction

  • TheGoldStandard.version had '-' instead of '_'; what is up with this graffiti?
  • Part [cost]
  • Thank you to @TheKurgan for finding the following:
  • need to be 'wet' or 'full' price else negative cost in editor
  • Part [entryCost]
  • some adjusted down, some adjust up.
  • Part [packedVolume]
  • changed small tank's [packedVolume] from 3416 to 2400
  • changed large tank's [packedVolume] from 13333 to 9500
  • StockalikeMiningExpansion.cfg
  • removed extra # graffiti making the localization tags start with ##, ran out of whiteout...
  • added [SMX_3mStackDrill] patch [WIP]
  • increment version to 1.1.0.0
  • GoldSmelter.cfg
  • [resourceOutputName = #autoLOC_8012033] changed to [#GoldSmelter-resourceOutputName = Gold+Ore]
  • add small Ore tank

Changed

  • Back end
  • add auto JSON
  • update EL.version to match
  • update automation to latest version
  • start working with yaclog-KSP (thank you cineboxandrew!)

Updated in part.cfg and ResourcesGeneric.cfg

  • [x] goldOre ā™»
  • [x] cost šŸ„„
  • [x] mass šŸ‹ļø
  • [x] volume (in resource.cfg) šŸŒ‹
  • [x] tank size šŸŒ®
  • [x] gold šŸ¤˜
  • [x] cost šŸ„„
  • [x] mass šŸ‹ļø
  • [x] volume (in resouce.cfg) šŸŒ‹
  • [x] tank size šŸŒ®
  • [x] Unobtainium šŸš€
  • [x] cost šŸ„„
  • [x] mass šŸ‹ļø
  • [x] volume (in resouce.cfg) šŸŒ‹
  • [x] tank size šŸŒ®

Patch linting and file maintenance

  • minor housekeeping
  • patch dusting (mostly removing construction dust (comments))

Status

  • Bug
  • closes #5 Tank costs
  • closes #12 Text issue with SMX - anything remaining isn't a Localization issue
  • closes #15 Drill patches need updating?
  • closes #16 Tanks ModuleCargoPart: packedVolume
  • updates #11 us-en.cfg should be complete

See Full Changelog for full details of changes
See Known Issues for known issues


How to support this and other great mods by zer0Kerbal

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*red box below is a link to forum post on how to get support* How to get support

Kerbal Space Program 1.12.2 ā€” Module Manager ā€” Parts

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Download (3.28 MiB)

Version 1.6.1.0 for Kerbal Space Program 1.12.2

Released on 2021-09-16

GOLD Version KSP version License CC BY-NC-SA 4.0
CODE KSP-AVC AVC .version files


1.6.2.0 - Overpriced for KSP 1.12.1 (14 Aug 2021)

Release for KSP 1.12.2

  • 14 Sep 2021
  • Release for Kerbal Space Program [KSP 1.12.2]
  • this won't be the last release for 1.12.2

DO A CLEAN INSTALL: DELETE EXISTING THEN RE-INSTALL

Resources and corresponding tanks have changed density/volume/cost/mass


<color=#bada55>DO A CLEAN INSTALL: DELETE EXISTING THEN RE-INSTALL</color>

Correction

  • TheGoldStandard.version had '-' instead of '_'; what is up with this graffiti?
  • Part [cost]
  • Thank you to @TheKurgan for finding the following:
  • need to be 'wet' or 'full' price else negative cost in editor
  • Part [entryCost]
  • some adjusted down, some adjust up.
  • Part [packedVolume]
  • changed small tank's [packedVolume] from 3416 to 2400
  • changed large tank's [packedVolume] from 13333 to 9500
  • StockalikeMiningExpansion.cfg
  • removed extra # graffiti making the localization tags start with ##, ran out of whiteout...
  • added [SMX_3mStackDrill] patch [WIP]
  • increment version to 1.1.0.0
  • GoldSmelter.cfg
  • [resourceOutputName = #autoLOC_8012033] changed to [#GoldSmelter-resourceOutputName = Gold+Ore]
  • add small Ore tank

Changed

  • Back end
  • add auto JSON
  • update EL.version to match
  • update automation to latest version
  • start working with yaclog-KSP (thank you cineboxandrew!)

Updated in part.cfg and ResourcesGeneric.cfg

  • [x] goldOre ā™»
  • [x] cost šŸ„„
  • [x] mass šŸ‹ļø
  • [x] volume (in resource.cfg) šŸŒ‹
  • [x] tank size šŸŒ®
  • [x] gold šŸ¤˜
  • [x] cost šŸ„„
  • [x] mass šŸ‹ļø
  • [x] volume (in resouce.cfg) šŸŒ‹
  • [x] tank size šŸŒ®
  • [x] Unobtainium šŸš€
  • [x] cost šŸ„„
  • [x] mass šŸ‹ļø
  • [x] volume (in resouce.cfg) šŸŒ‹
  • [x] tank size šŸŒ®

Patch linting and file maintenance

  • minor housekeeping
  • patch dusting (mostly removing construction dust (comments))

Status

  • Bug
  • closes #5 Tank costs
  • closes #12 Text issue with SMX - anything remaining isn't a Localization issue
  • closes #15 Drill patches need updating?
  • closes #16 Tanks ModuleCargoPart: packedVolume
  • updates #11 us-en.cfg should be complete

See Full Changelog for full details of changes
See Known Issues for known issues


How to support this and other great mods by zer0Kerbal

Support Patreon Github Sponsor Buy zer0Kerbal a snack


*red box below is a link to forum post on how to get support*

How to get support

Kerbal Space Program 1.12.2 ā€” Module Manager ā€” Parts

Be Kind: Lithobrake, not jakebrake! Keep your Module Manager up to date


Download (3.28 MiB)

Version 1.6.0.0 for Kerbal Space Program 1.11.2

Released on 2021-07-26

Mod Version KSP version License CC-BY-NC-SA-4.0
KSP-AVC Validate AVC .version files


1.6.0.0 - Eureka! for KSP 1.11.2 (Jun 01 2021)

DO A CLEAN INSTALL: DELETE EXISTING THEN RE-INSTALL


Added

Added

  • Localization
  • us-en.cfg should be completed
  • localization readme.md

Updated

  • Cargo Pass
  • added ModuleCargoPart

Added

  • GoldSmelter
  • added resources: ElectricCharge (100,10), Gold (0,5), GoldOre (0,5)

Updated

  • part.cfg pass
  • fully updated and modernized all parts
  • added @thumbs
  • added ModuleFuelJettison
  • added DragCubes

Updated

  • resource.cfg's
  • fully updated and modernized all resource definitions

>>-- Adoption by zer0Kerbal --<<

  • Restructure folders
  • moved models/textures into /Assets/
  • moved patches into /Patches/
  • initial Localization push
  • created GitHub Repo
  • created Curseforge page
  • created new forum thread
  • removed included Module Manager
  • updated to automated back end processes.
  • linting and duct taping

Release for KSP 1.11.2

red box below is a link to forum post on how to get support
How to get support


Be Kind: Lithobrake, not jakebrake! Keep your Module Manager up to date

Download (3.24 MiB)

Version 1.5.2 for Kerbal Space Program 1.3.0

Released on 2017-06-19

Updated Module Manager to Latest Version

Download (3.14 MiB)

Version 1.5.1 for Kerbal Space Program 1.2.2

Released on 2017-05-16

  • Full Compatibility with SCANsat and Galileo's Planet Pack!

Download (3.14 MiB)

Version 1.5 for Kerbal Space Program 1.2.2

Released on 2017-05-14

  • Improved Weight/Balance/Distribution of resources. It should now be a little easier to make money, and more worth it to make a trip out farther.
  • Fixed the Unobtainium texture
  • Cleaned up files
  • Improved compatibility with Scansat and Galileo's Planet Pack

Download (3.14 MiB)

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