General Question Where to find a good tutorial about to introduce own rockets at OSFS2016?

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Dear friends,
I`m totally beginning in use of this nice simulator. I just searched about tutorials about to input own spacecrafts, but without success, anyone remember a good tutorial for that?
 

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There are many tutorials available. There is one subforum dedicated to tutorials. In addition there are many, many youtube tutorials that will help you out. One series of tutorials in particular by AR81 may be of more use to you as an Orbiter beginner.
 

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For the bare basics, there is also the config file documentation in the docs folder. This will allow you to create functionally simple vessels with a mesh, thrusters and docking ports, though without animations, instrument panels or virtual cockpit.
 
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Ola! If you want real spacecraft like Apollo, Dragon, etc. then I recommend the following add-ons to download and install (usually) in your Orbiter2016 folder:
  • AMSO 2.3 – for Apollo missions (beware the linked page is written in both English & French, and install the Orbiter 2016 version)
  • Cargo Dragon – for Cargo Dragon spacecraft
  • Crew Dragon + DM-2 + Patch – for Crew Dragon spacecraft
  • Falcon 9 B5 + B4 – for Falcon 9 rocket
  • Falcon Heavy – for Falcon Heavy rocket
  • Orbiter Sound 5.0 – must have if you like sounds while playing Orbiter 2016 (it is an MSI file and if you run it & select your Orbiter2016 folder, then the program will install the add-on in that folder)
  • Project Mercury X – for Mercury missions (install the Orbiter 2016 version)
 
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For the bare basics, there is also the config file documentation in the docs folder. This will allow you to create functionally simple vessels with a mesh, thrusters and docking ports, though without animations, instrument panels or virtual cockpit.
That's the Orbitersdk/doc folder.
 

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It is? I really thought they were located in the normal docs folder nowadays...
 

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It is? I really thought they were located in the normal docs folder nowadays...
The pdfs I'm refering to are the API_Guide and 3DModel. They are a bit outdated, but probably still over 95% valid.
In the Doc folder there is also the OrbiterConfig.pdf which has info on base and planet configuration, along with other "general usage" documents, but for addon development, the stuff in the Orbitersdk/doc folder should IMO be #1 in the reading list.
 

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In the Doc folder there is also the OrbiterConfig.pdf
Yes, that's the one I was referring to. It also contains the config documentation for vessels, which is the easiest way to start and get something flying. The API reference is probably not the right place to start... 🤔
 
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