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Mobile Lab Construction
Item Type: Addon
Dependencies: Standard
File Size
0.029 MB
May 16, 2016 @ 3:34pm
May 16, 2016 @ 5:56pm
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Mobile Lab Construction


The Mobile Vehicular Laboratory is designed with all the equipment, quarters and comfort needed for on the road research, exploration and discovery. This is an addon not a senario. It allows 3D printer construction of the Mobile Vehicular Laboratory in any senario you are running.


Important things to consider when using this Addon:

If you are using any of the 3D printers that require resources for added simulation experience, this vehicle requires a large number of resources and 10 minutes to construct. You can use any of the resource barrels mods that have a large capacity with the 3D printer so you do not have to continually swap out barrels during the construction process.

When placing the vehicle using the contruction tool, be sure to rotate the chassis until you see the ghost image in front of you so you can ensure the correct placement of the vehicle and you do not inadvertantly put it somewhere you do not want it to be. A very helpful way to make sure is to turn on camera zoom in the upper right hand corner and when the ghost image of the chassis appears in the camera zoom, you know that the vehicle will be placed in front of you at a distance.

Edit: For those of you using this addon, the recent patch seems to have disabled the control panel in the rear of the Mobile Lab. You can neither extend it or retract it via the rear panel. You can still enter by means of the outside front cabin by walking to the either side where the circled texture is (see above screenshots). Walk up to the circle and look straight up below the seat (driver or crane side) and the seat will highlight for you to take control. Or if you jump up in the front facing the seat, you can usually take control that way. If you have a previous saved version of TKOM by means of backups, you might want to revert back to that one if this bothers you.

Edit: You can extend and retract the rear ramp, but you have to hunt for the buttons in order to do so. Start from the left of the black screen. Move a little over to the right and press. I believe the top is extend and the middle is retract.

Other Mods by me:

Digitized Resource Transport
Epic Resource Barrels
More Sector Resources

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Morty Jhones Jun 29, 2016 @ 2:58pm 
this was a good idea but it printable by defult now, you just need a big enought 3d printer to hold the vehical in.
Raptor22 Jun 23, 2016 @ 11:08am 
Why the hell are the screens on the back broken? Is it because TKOM royally f*cked up, or is it because of this mod?
The meme guy Jun 6, 2016 @ 3:31pm 
KO  [author] Jun 6, 2016 @ 3:18pm 
Because it is such a large structure and you will perhaps not be making so many of them. I figured 10 mins. made sense. So I will leave the time as is. However, if you would like to change for your game. Unpack the addon, look for the file mannedmobilelab.cfg in the data\configs\buildingblocks\buildvehicles\ directory and edit the line that reads:


to whatever you want. (600) seconds equals (10) minutes. Then you can either unsubscribe and delete my addon and use yours. Or keep mine just make sure it is not enabled, and use your copy of my addon. It that way you can make as many changes as you would like.
The meme guy Jun 6, 2016 @ 12:45pm 
like to 2-3 mins instead of 10?
The meme guy Jun 6, 2016 @ 12:44pm 
yep, oh, and a quick question, could you reduce the print time?
KO  [author] Jun 6, 2016 @ 11:01am 
Mr. Monochrome [Hood Certified] Jun 6, 2016 @ 7:33am 
Noice = Nice
KO  [author] Jun 5, 2016 @ 9:44pm 
Don't understand the comment.
The meme guy Jun 5, 2016 @ 3:58pm