TweakScale /L : Under New Management

TweakScale lets you change the size of a part.

TweakScale /L is TweakScale under Lisias' management.

In a Hurry

Description

TweakScale lets you change the size of a part. Not just that, but it will figure out how much fuel is in the resized part. And if it's an engine, it will become more powerful by scaling it bigger, or weaker by scaling it smaller.

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TweakScale uses Swamp-Ig's KSPAPIExtensions and Module Manager.

Notes

From Version 1.5.0.1, KSPAPIExtensions.dll should no longer reside in GameData, but in Gamedata/TweakScale/Plugins. If you have a KSPAPIExtensions.dll in your Gamedata/ folder, please delete it.

Please add TweakScale to your mod! If you are a mod author and you want to bundle TweakScale with your mod, please do! A few notes:

Anyways, features:

Scaling Control

You as the author of a part or addon get complete control over which parts you want to offer in which sizes. Should that fuel tank only be available in size 2.5m and 3.75m? Make it so! That RCS thruster on the other hand, could be scalable freely between half regular scale and double regular scale.

Mass Control

For heavy, solid parts, mass increases with the cube of the scale - you scale it in three dimensions, after all. For parts that are a thin layer of aluminium plates over a rigid skeleton - like fairings, crew compartments, empty fuel tanks - mass probably scales closer to the square of the scale.

Rescales Stock parts

Engines, RCS thrusters, fuel tanks, boosters, reaction wheels, air intakes, control surfaces and solar panels are supported, and have their physical properties updated to sensible values when rescaled.

Integration with Modular Fuel Tanks, Real Fuels and KSP Interstellar

TweakScale correctly changes fuel volumes on tanks using Modular Fuel Tanks and Real Fuels. It correctly adjusts power output, waste heat, microwave transmission and other stuff for KSP Interstellar parts. Thus far, the following are supported:

Fission reactors, antimatter reactors and antimatter-initiated reactors are not yet supported. (Awaiting better formulae for those and the Vista engine)

How to Use

First add a part that's the wrong size: NxMyyTK.png

Right click: BBw1x4M.png

See how it says 3.75m? Well, the command capsule is 2.5m, so let's change it. You do this by pressing the << >> buttons or dragging the slider. LCEiPHP.png

See how well it fits? fAF2xsT.png

Examples

For a part that should be available in 62.5cm, 1.25m, 2.5m, 3.75m and 5m configurations, and by default is 1.25m, use the following definition:

MODULE { name = TweakScale defaultScale = 1.25 type = stack }

If the part should instead be freely rescalable, use this:

MODULE { name = TweakScale type = free } And for a part that should be available in 25%, 50%, 100% and 200% scales, use:

MODULE { name = TweakScale type = surface }

But I said you had full control of scales, didn't I? If you want your parts to be available only in 2.5m and 3.75m versions, use this definition:

MODULE { name = TweakScale type = stack scaleFactors = 2.5, 3.75 scaleNames = 2.5m, 3.75m }

If your mod has a collection of parts that will all be available in the same set of sizes, you might want to make your own scale type:

SCALETYPE { name = MyMod freeScale = false massFactors = 0.0, 0.0, 1.0 scaleFactors = 0.5, 1.0, 2.0 scalenames = Small, Medium, Large defaultScale = 1.0 }

After defining this once, you can then start using it for your parts:

MODULE { name = TweakScale type = MyMod }

As you can see the scale type uses the same names as the module definition, and they can even inherit from other scale types (if you want to change just a small detail).

Adding module support

You can now add support for your own modules! For a simple module that's happy with having its values changed when OnLoad is called, this is how:

``` TWEAKSCALEEXPONENTS { name = MyPartModule

flooberRate = 2

} ```

When a user rescales a part with a MyPartModule module, TweakScale will automatically update the flooberRate of the part with the square of the scale (so if it's a 2.5m part and it's scaled to 3.75m, the flooberRate will be 2.25 times its usual value [3.75/2.5 = 1.5; 1.5^2 = 2.25]).

New in 1.10 is the ability to change fields of fields - that is, myPartModule.someStruct.value or myPartModule.someList[x]:

TWEAKSCALEEXPONENTS { name = ModuleGenerator outputList { rate = 3 } }

The above config will scale all members of the list outputList on ModuleGenerator, to the cube of the current scale.

Note that this system works for any depth:

TWEAKSCALEEXPONENTS { name = ModuleMyModule foo { bar { quxRate = 3 } } }

The above would scale ModuleMyModule.foo[x].bar.quxRate.

New in 1.19 is tech requirements:

MODULE { name = TweakScale type = stack techRequired = basicRocketry, start, generalRocketry, advRocketry, heavyRocketry }

Here, each option in the stack SCALETYPE will be unlocked by a corresponding tech. If there are fewer techRequired than scaleNames/scaleFactors, the unmatched scales will be unlocked by default.

It might be that your module would benefit more from using a list of values than an exponent. In that case, you may specify the list in the tweakscale module statement in the .cfg:

``` MODULE { name = TweakScale type = stack defaultScale = 3.75

MODULE
{
    name = ModuleEngines
    maxThrust = 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
}

} ```

Here, a 62.5cm version would have a maxThrust of 1, 1.25m would be 2, and so on until the 5m version has a maxThrust of 5.

If more advanced logic is required, TweakScale offers an IRescalable interface. Its definition is as follows:

public interface IRescalable { void OnRescale(ScalingFactor factor); }

ScalingFactor has the properties 'absolute' and 'relative'. Most likely, you want to use absolute. relative is the change in scale since last time OnRescale was called, while absolute is the change in scale in relation to defaultScale. absolute and relative have properties linear, quadratic, cubic and squareRoot, which are shorthands for different scaling factors.

IRescalable can be used in conjunction with .cfg exponents. In that case, TweakScale will first call IRescalable's OnRescale, followed by updates from .cfgs. (this may be changed in the future, as I'm not sure it's the best solution)

Due to limitations in .NET, an IRescalable either has to be implemented in an assembly of its own, or the entire assembly will be made dependent on TweakScale.

An example implementation of an IRescalable may be:

``` class MyModuleUpdater : TweakScale.IRescalable { MyPartModule _module;

public MyModuleUpdater(MyPartModule module)
{
    _module = module;
}

public void OnRescale(TweakScale.ScalingFactor factor)
{
    _module.flooberRate = _module.flooberRate * factor.relative.quadratic;
    _module.ReactToFlooberRate(13);
}

} ```

and the new updater may be registered with TweakScale thusly:

``` [KSPAddon(KSPAddon.Startup.EditorAny, false)] internal class MyEditorRegistrationAddon : TweakScale.RescalableRegistratorAddon { public override void OnStart() { TweakScale.TweakScaleUpdater.RegisterUpdater((MyPartModule mod) => new MyModuleUpdater(mod)); } }

[KSPAddon(KSPAddon.Startup.Flight, false)] internal class MyFlightRegistrationAddon : TweakScale.RescalableRegistratorAddon { public override void OnStart() { TweakScale.TweakScaleUpdater.RegisterUpdater((MyPartModule mod) => new MyModuleUpdater(mod)); } } ```

For an example implementation, check out how Real Fuels support is implemented.

In case someone's confused:

Installation

If you have previously installed TweakScale, delete your GameData\TweakScale folder contents.

Unzip the contents into your KSP directory. Overwrite existent files.

If you DO NOT have installed TweakableEverything, delete GameData\TweakableEverything from your GameData.

Warning: By reinstalling (or later installing) TweakableEverything, you will need to update TweakScale again!

If you use any other fork of ModuleManager, or already have a newer one, delete GameData\ModuleManager.3.0.7.dll from your KSP installment.

Warning: You must be sure that there is only one ModuleManager dll in your entire installment!

Dependencies

License

WTFPL, see here.

See NOTICE for further copyright and trademarks notices.

References