This mod adds in support systems for kerbals and their ships necessary to keep then alive. It comes setup with kerbals requiring oxygen and producing carbon dioxide and their habitation modules requiring electric charge, but it can be configured to any resources desired.
Kerbal forum thread for the Ioncross Crew Support mod.
Custom textures have been provided by forum member zzz.
This mod uses Module Manager by ialdabaoth to add the module and resource entries to stock parts without need to overwrite the files. Please visit the ModuleManger forum thread for more information.
Update (2013-07-24): Fixed a typo in ModuleManager_Squad.cfg
Update (2013-06-21): No changes to the mod but it has been repackaged with ModuleManager v1.3 and includes ModuleManager configuration files for a number of popular mods.
1.10 Update: The mod has been updated for Kerbal version 0.20 and now uses ModuleManage to edit the stock parts without needing to overwrite the files. It also now loads resource use information from an easily editable configuration file allowing it to be setup to handle any resources. Because of the file structure any files from older versions are not needed and should be deleted.
This mod adds general crew support systems into Kerbal Space Program. Kerbals and their habitation parts will consume resources and produce waste. Waste resources can be managed by collecting and destroying them or recycling them back into consumable resources. If a ship runs out of consumable resources or fills up with waste resources the kerbals can be killed and their command pod can stop functioning, depending on the resource.
The default setup for the mod has the kerbals consuming oxygen and producing carbon dioxide while their habitation parts consume electric charge. Carbon dioxide can be removed with scrubbers or converted into oxygen by recyclers. If a ship runs out of oxygen or fills up with carbon dioxide the kerbals will be killed (10% chance of each kerbal dieing each hour). If it runs out of electric charge the command pods will stop working.
These settings can all be changed in the mod’s configuration file.
In the default setup of this mod there are four basic parts to the mod used to keep your kerbals alive and their ships running:
IonModuleCrewSupport: This module is added to parts in the part.cfg file. It handles resource use for both kerbals onboard the part as well as the part itself. It also includes simple built in generators (CO2 scrubbers) used to collect and destroy carbon dioxide waste.
Resource Storage: Simple tanks to store oxygen for your Kerbals to breath. Currently there are three oxygen tanks using the default RCS tank models found under utility.
Waste Removal/Recycling: The crew support module supports has built in CO2 scrubbers, but there are also recycling generators that will covert CO2 back into oxygen. These greatly increase the longevity of an oxygen supply. Two recyclers are included in the utility category using the RCS tanks.
Intake Systems: Atmospheric intake modules will draw in oxygen or CO2 from the atmosphere. In oxygen atmospheres intakes will draw in oxygen directly; in non-oxygen atmospheres they’ll draw in CO2 instead. One intake using the circular intake model is included with the other life support parts.
For information on how to configure the mod see the forum thread or the readme file for details.