TweakScale Mod is a useful mod, it’s for the KSP authors. It 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
This plugin was initially made by Gaius Goodspeed, and I heartily recommend you also take a look at his parts.
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:
- Please place your TweakScale .cfgs in your mod’s folder, not in the TweakScale folder. This way users can delete TweakScale and install a new version without breaking your mod.
- If your mod is already on the list of supported mods, please post here or PM me, and I will remove support, giving you full control over the .cfgs.
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.
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:
- Solar Sails
- Microwave Receivers
- Atmospheric Scoops
- Atmospheric Intakes
- Heat Radiators
- Alcubierre Drives
- Engines (Except the Vista Engine)
- Antimatter Storage Tanks
- Fusion Reactors
Fission reactors, antimatter reactors and antimatter-initiated reactors are not yet supported. (Awaiting better formulae for those and the Vista engine).
Author: Gaius Goodspeed