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Are you ready to do some science?! Kerbal Space Program's rather large Breaking Ground Expansion is now out.

This expansion will see you land on the surface of various celestial bodies, deploy your tools like a central station, booster antenna, solar panel, weather station, active seismometer and more and begin doing some serious science. The task where you actually have to smash something into the ground particularly sounds like fun, especially as it's the one thing in KSP I'm actually good at.

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You've got a ton of new components to aid you in your journey too, with new robotic parts to attach to your craft like hinges, pistons, rotors and more. Sounds like a huge amount of fun for those who love space, as a self-confessed space nerd it's exactly the type of game I love. Takes quite a lot of learning time though but it's really worth sticking at.

You can find Kerbal Space Program and the DLC on GOG, Humble Store and Steam.

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kokoko3k 31 May 2019 at 1:17 pm UTC
Just got the base game, is on discount. 75% off on Steam.
I've read something about how it became a spyware as stated in the new EULA, and i don't understood well if they changed it.
Anyway, i'm running it through "unshare -n" to be sure it doesn't do any network traffic.


Last edited by kokoko3k on 31 May 2019 at 1:18 pm UTC
Thormack 31 May 2019 at 7:20 pm UTC
kokoko3kJust got the base game, is on discount. 75% off on Steam.
I've read something about how it became a spyware as stated in the new EULA, and i don't understood well if they changed it.
Anyway, i'm running it through "unshare -n" to be sure it doesn't do any network traffic.


Hi, should I put this "unshare -n" on Steam launch parameters? Or in the OS command line?
Shmerl 31 May 2019 at 8:04 pm UTC
Nice! The actual expansion on GOG is here: https://www.gog.com/game/kerbal_space_program_breaking_ground
Purple Library Guy 31 May 2019 at 9:02 pm UTC
kokoko3kJust got the base game, is on discount. 75% off on Steam.
I've read something about how it became a spyware as stated in the new EULA, and i don't understood well if they changed it.
This sounded kind of worrisome to me. And someone said something of the sort a couple of days ago on the last Kerbal Space Program article. So I did a bit of cursory googling. It sure looks to me like the whole thing is ignorant excitability gone viral at best, deliberate trolling and sabotage at worst. They really don't seem to be doing anything unusual at all.


Last edited by Purple Library Guy on 31 May 2019 at 9:03 pm UTC
soulsource 2 June 2019 at 9:52 am UTC
Well, the EULA was changed after Take 2 bought Squad, and it now contains a forced arbitration clause. In Europe such terms are considered unfair against end-users, and are therefore null and void (they are valid in contracts between businesses, though). In the US it means that end-users basically agree not to sue Take 2 about anything related to the game, and instead have all complaints settled by some external arbitrator...

Realistically, it's no big deal. Who would sue a publisher about a game anyhow (considering the huge amount of money spent on a game...)? Still, it's understandable that for many people it's a matter of principle.


Last edited by soulsource on 2 June 2019 at 9:53 am UTC
kokoko3k 2 June 2019 at 4:23 pm UTC
Well, since i don't like even the eventuality that a game can do anything nasty on my back, i just stop it doing any network traffic and i'm done.
ThormackHi, should I put this "unshare -n" on Steam launch parameters? Or in the OS command line?
Not 100% sure what is the OS command line, but i put it in the steam launch options because i own that game on steam, so it is:
unshare -n %command%
If you start it by commandline, just replace %command% with the right executable.

For unshare to work for unprivileged users, however, you need it to have particular admin rights.
A superuser must give it this way (i run it at boot time)
# setcap cap_sys_admin+ep /usr/bin/unshare
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