New Release Launch Sounds for the Space Shuttle

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This addon adds real-life launch commentaries to all 135 individual Shuttle missions from 1981-2011. This is a major recompile of my previous releases and updated according to the latest development of gattispilot's Space Transportation System 2016. Most payloads running previously on spacecraft4 or genericvessel.dll were now converted to VB! As always, credits to the original creators of shuttle payload add-ons!

REQUIRED ADDONS:
NOTES:
  • Countdown timers start immediately at the beginning of the scenario.
  • On STS-51-F (Challenger), DO NOT FAST FORWARD TIME SHORTLY AFTER SRB-SEP because its WAV still plays right up until ATO callout at T+5 minutes. A silent gap is present in the audio file itself
  • Launch audio for STS-30 (Atlantis) is uploaded separately here
  • On STS-37 (Atlantis), I included a patch for the Compton Observatory because in my installation, I don't know why it causes CTD. This patch only rearranges the attachment points from the original .INI file
  • On STS-46 (Atlantis), a patch for EURECA was also added for the same reasons above
  • See the Statistics.txt for the info on when the launch audio starts from the countdown, and instructions on how to operate them manually on start
  • See the Controls.txt for the specific controls of VB-converted payloads. VesselBuilder handles controls slightly differently than Spacecraft4/GenericVessel does
INITIAL RELEASE: 2020-Aug-20

Added 20 missions, covering Flights 1 to 20:
  • Flight 1 = STS-1 (Columbia)
  • Flight 2 = STS-2 (Columbia)
  • Flight 3 = STS-3 (Columbia)
  • Flight 4 = STS-4 (Columbia)
  • Flight 5 = STS-5 (Columbia)
  • Flight 6 = STS-6 (Challenger)
  • Flight 7 = STS-7 (Challenger)
  • Flight 8 = STS-8 (Challenger)
  • Flight 9 = STS-9 (Columbia)
  • Flight 10 = STS-41-B (Challenger)
  • Flight 11 = STS-41-C (Challenger)
  • Flight 12 = STS-41-D (Discovery)
  • Flight 13 = STS-41-G (Challenger)
  • Flight 14 = STS-51-A (Discovery)
  • Flight 15 = STS-51-C (Discovery)
  • Flight 16 = STS-51-D (Discovery)
  • Flight 17 = STS-51-B (Challenger)
  • Flight 18 = STS-51-G (Discovery)
  • Flight 19 = STS-51-F (Challenger)
  • Flight 20 = STS-51-I (Discovery)
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UPDATE: 2020-Aug-26

Added 19 missions, covering Flights 21 to 40:
  • Flight 21 = STS-51-J (Atlantis)
  • Flight 22 = STS-61-A (Challenger)
  • Flight 23 = STS-61-B (Atlantis)
  • Flight 24 = STS-61-C (Columbia)
  • Flight 25 = STS-51-L (Challenger)
  • Flight 26 = STS-26 (Discovery)
  • Flight 27 = STS-27 (Atlantis)
  • Flight 28 = STS-29 (Discovery)
  • Flight 30 = STS-28 (Columbia)
  • Flight 31 = STS-34 (Atlantis)
  • Flight 32 = STS-33 (Discovery)
  • Flight 33 = STS-32 (Columbia)
  • Flight 34 = STS-36 (Atlantis)
  • Flight 35 = STS-31 (Discovery)
  • Flight 36 = STS-41 (Discovery)
  • Flight 37 = STS-38 (Atlantis)
  • Flight 38 = STS-35 (Columbia)
  • Flight 39 = STS-37 (Atlantis)
  • Flight 40 = STS-39 (Discovery)
Two WAV versions for STS-51-L (Challenger) exist:
  • HISTORICAL = includes commentary from the explosion
  • ALTERNATE = Ends shortly after the "throttle-up" call... Challenger does not explode on this mode
 
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UPDATE: 2020-Sept-3

Added 18 missions, covering Flights 41 to 60:
  • Flight 41 = STS-40 (Columbia)
  • Flight 42 = STS-43 (Atlantis)
  • Flight 43 = STS-48 (Discovery)
  • Flight 44 = STS-44 (Atlantis)
  • Flight 45 = STS-42 (Discovery)
  • Flight 46 = STS-45 (Atlantis)
  • Flight 47 = STS-49 (Endeavour)
  • Flight 48 = STS-50 (Columbia)
  • Flight 49 = STS-46 (Atlantis)
  • Flight 50 = STS-47 (Endeavour)
  • Flight 51 = STS-52 (Columbia)
  • Flight 52 = STS-53 (Discovery)
  • Flight 53 = STS-54 (Endeavour)
  • Flight 54 = STS-56 (Discovery)
  • Flight 55 = STS-55 (Columbia)
  • Flight 56 = STS-57 (Endeavour)
  • Flight 57 = STS-51 (Discovery)
  • Flight 58 = STS-58 (Columbia)
  • Flight 59 = STS-61 (Endeavour)
  • Flight 60 = STS-60 (Discovery)
- Missions scratched have no official addons yet on Orbiter, and therefore no sounds were included

- Updated scenarios of previous missions 1 to 40.

- Addon requirements were updated above
 
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UPDATE: 2020-Dec-25

Happy holidays, everyone! Added 15 missions, covering Flights 61 to 80:
  • Flight 61 = STS-62 (Columbia)
  • Flight 62 = STS-59 (Endeavour)
  • Flight 63 = STS-65 (Columbia)
  • Flight 64 = STS-64 (Discovery)
  • Flight 65 = STS-68 (Endeavour)
  • Flight 66 = STS-66 (Atlantis)
  • Flight 67 = STS-63 (Discovery)
  • Flight 68 = STS-67 (Endeavour)
  • Flight 69 = STS-71 (Atlantis)
  • Flight 70 = STS-70 (Discovery)
  • Flight 71 = STS-69 (Endeavour)
  • Flight 72 = STS-73 (Columbia)
  • Flight 73 = STS-74 (Atlantis)
  • Flight 74 = STS-72 (Endeavour)
  • Flight 75 = STS-75 (Columbia)
  • Flight 76 = STS-76 (Atlantis)
  • Flight 77 = STS-77 (Endeavour)
  • Flight 78 = STS-78 (Columbia)
  • Flight 79 = STS-79 (Atlantis)
  • Flight 80 = STS-80 (Columbia)
- Missions scratched have no official addons yet on Orbiter, and therefore no sounds were included

- Reduced the number of missions from 20 to 10 per .zip file, for faster uploads in future updates

- On STS-76 (Atlantis), select Mir's Docking Port No. 5 so that the long version of the ODS aligns perfectly with Mir

- Updated scenarios of previous missions 1 to 33, with payloads from STS-41-C (Challenger) and STS-41-D (Discovery) now use the new ones provided by gattispilot.
 

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@Gargantua2024 Will you update this add-on for the Mir Station Complex add-on by @MaxBuzz? I don't wanna install separate add-ons for same vessels.
 

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Yes I'd love to update this addon but currently I realized it is in complete mess. Right now, my Orbiter focus is on the Soviet space program (i.e. Soyuz 7K and Almaz), so it might take a while before I update this addon. The transition from the old Mir addon to the new one is one of my plans for future updates

Currently, the launch sound for STS-44 is ready, but I plan to upload this once the next update of gattispilot's STS-2016 addon is publicly released, because the payload for the mission is not yet available at this time;)
 

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Fantastic work sir! From SAS~Monty27, the original compiler of BAT, I salute this tremendous work. Absolutely love this important Orbiter STS Tribute and Historic Record. I will stay posted for updates as and when...
 
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