Kerbal Space Program

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Kerbal Space Program
Kerbal Space Program cover
Developers
Squad
Engines
Unity 5[1]
Release dates
Windows April 27, 2015[2]
OS X April 27, 2015[2]
Linux April 27, 2015[2]

Key points

Currently doesn't make much use of multi-core processors.[3]

General information

Official website
Official forum
Official wiki
GOG.com Community Discussions
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Official website
GOG.com
Steam Does not require the Steam client to run.[citation needed]

Essential improvements[edit]

Modifications[edit]

Many modifications are available and can be found on Curse.com.
While there is a demo version available, the full game is required in order to use mods.

Game data[edit]

In-game general settings.
In-game general settings.

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\settings.cfg
OS X
Linux ~/.config/unity3d/Squad/Kerbal Space Program

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\saves
OS X <path-to-game>/saves/
Linux <path-to-game>/saves/
All saves are in the installation folder. If you're backing up, don't forget the ships folder! Saves from Windows version can also be used in OS X and Linux versions. Using saves from different versions (for instance, 0.19 save in a 0.20 version) may cause some issues, such as objects from the old save clipping through ground. Version 0.21 introduced a new save game patcher that will try to patch older save games in order to correct such issues. To use it, simply place the old save in the new saves folder. When you try to load the old save, a pop up will appear asking if you wish to patch the save.
This game does not support the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux.

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

In-game video settings.
In-game video settings.
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
Field of view (FOV)
Hold Alt and scroll the mouse wheel while in the flight scene.[4]
Windowed
Clicking outside of the game's screen will minimize the game.
Use -popupwindow launch option to address this problem
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Enable windowed mode and use the -popupwindow parameter.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
2x,4x and 8x MSAA
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Also supports VSync at half refresh rate
60 FPS
120+ FPS

Input settings[edit]

In-game key/axis map settings.
In-game key/axis map settings.

Audio settings[edit]

In-game audio settings.
In-game audio settings.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
All speech is text-based.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio CC Notes
English

VR support[edit]

3D modes Native Notes
Native 3D
Nvidia 3D Vision
See Helix Mod: Kerbal Space Program.
TriDef 3D
iZ3D
Devices Native Notes
TrackIR

Issues fixed[edit]

Various fixes to common problems are available on the official FAQ page.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
OpenGL 2.0 OS X and Linux only.
Shader Model support 2, 3
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) Vista 7, 8, 8.1
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo Intel Core i5
System memory (RAM) 3 GB 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 1 GB 2 GB
Video card (GPU) 512 MB of VRAM
Shader model 3.0 support
1 GB of VRAM
Shader model 4.0 support
OS X
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10.6 10.10
Processor (CPU) Intel Intel Core i5
System memory (RAM) 3 GB 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 1 GB 2 GB
Video card (GPU) 512 MB of VRAM
Shader model 3.0 support
1 GB of VRAM
Shader model 4.0 support
Linux
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) Linux (Most distros should work) Ubuntu 14.04
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo Intel Core i5
System memory (RAM) 3 GB 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 1.5 GB 2 GB
Video card (GPU) 512 MB of VRAM
Shader model 3.0 support
1 GB of VRAM
Shader model 4.0 support
64-bit Arch Linux users who experience crashes in the main menu when launched from Steam should set a launch option of LC_ALL=C %command%_64

References

  1. Kerbal Space Program Blog, Kerbal Space Program update 1.1 “Turbo Charged” is...
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Just 7 days til Kerbal Space Program 1.0 comes out!
  3. KSP and 8 core CPU
  4. View topic - Kerbal Space Program | WSGF