Kerbal Space Program System Requirements

12th August 2021 - Specs reviewed

Official Minimum Requirements

  • OS: Windows Vista, 7, 8, or 10; Mac OS X 10.6 or higher (Intel-based); Debian based Linux Distro; Chromebooks NOT SUPPORTED
  • Processor: 2.0Ghz Dual Core CPU or higher (preferably higher)
  • Memory: 4GB RAM
  • Graphics: 512MB Video Card, Shader Model 3.0
  • Hard Drive: 1GB available space
 

Recommended Requirements

  • OS: Windows XP 32-bit
  • Processor: Intel Celeron E1200 Dual-Core 1.6GHz / AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 4000+
  • Graphics: AMD Radeon HD 6550D or NVIDIA GeForce GT 230
  • RAM: 2 GB
  • DirectX 9 Compatible Graphics Card
PC System Analysis For Kerbal Space Program Requirements
To run Kerbal Space Program on high graphics settings your PC will require at least a GeForce GT 230 / Radeon HD 6550D with a Celeron E1200 Dual-Core 1.6GHz or Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 4000+ CPU. For your PC to completely meet the recommended requirements you will also need 2 GB system memory. To be able to run at all you will need at least 1 GB system memory. Your GPU is expected to be able to deliver DirectX 9.00.
FPS System Benchmark
200+ FPS
High
Graphics Card
9.3
How well optimised is Kerbal Space Program for PC? 8.1
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Where does Kerbal Space Program rank in the list of the most demanding games?
Genres: Sandbox
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Kerbal Space Program System Requirements

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1 GB
2 GB
OS
Windows XP 32-bit
Windows XP 32-bit
DirectX
9
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HDD Space

Kerbal Space Program PC Release Date:

24 Jun 2011

Alternative Game Tags: KerbalSpaceProgram, Kerbal Space Program, Kerbal Space Program requirements, Kerbal Space Program Graphics comparison

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15:51 Dec-19-2013

Can someone help me? When I fly ships in space, the game becomes incredibly laggy, but only when I look down at terrain.

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01:20 Dec-21-2013

Go into your settings.cfg and change the values of the terrain presets to be lower(The planets section, #'s very from 1 - (I think) 12)

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10:44 Dec-21-2013

OK, thanks, that fixed it.

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17:53 Dec-15-2013

what settings for smooth gameplay for me plz?

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23:20 Dec-16-2013

I'd say low-medium, the game is horribly optimized - I struggle to stay at 25-30FPS at medium myself.

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02:49 Dec-05-2013

can i max this?

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23:16 Dec-06-2013

No, I'd actually suggest low-medium, only because it isn't very well optimized. I can't even max it, I have to turn some things off in order to get 35FPS.

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00:15 Dec-07-2013

that poorly optimized? wow. well i'll give it a shot, thanks

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00:50 Dec-14-2013

Sadly, yes. But you should be able to run it at minimum w/ pretty good FPS, but this is a game I'd pass on if I was gonna record gameplay w/ that rig.

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17:10 Nov-18-2013

Can my crappy laptop run this?

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11:18 Dec-02-2013

Your computer is not 'crappy', it isn't high-end but is far from crappy.
You should be able to get playable(30+) FPS at max(Not sure if game has AA or not, but if it does then you may need to lower the AA for better frames)

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23:32 Nov-03-2013

Can I max this I'm pretty sure I can.

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00:59 Nov-04-2013

Yes :P

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23:23 Oct-21-2013

can i max?

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00:02 Oct-22-2013

Yeah, you should be able to max this game although i don't know anything about the game optimization so i can tell you the settings only based on the system requirements.

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00:15 Oct-17-2013

Can I run it with my old amd dual core?

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08:01 Oct-26-2013

Yes.

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17:43 Oct-13-2013

Can i max it out when i have realy big ships becuase every one els lags

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14:02 Oct-15-2013

of course you can

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20:01 Sep-12-2013

Can i run this on my old slow notebook ? :(

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13:56 Oct-03-2013

maybe, but if ur gonna build big rockets it's unplayable. :(

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07:14 Oct-11-2013

Ok , i have this game.. it was about 5 FPS everywhere in kerbin SOI but then i changed file setting.cmg (KerbinOcean , mindistance :1) and now i have about 30 FPS :)

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15:43 Aug-13-2013

Can i run this with all the settings on high and still get a really good framerate?

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18:10 Aug-25-2013

Max it out, you'll get really good fps. Nice rig btw!

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10:11 Aug-02-2013

Why when i update my KSP not working on 0.17 version?

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18:12 Jul-30-2013

i have always wondered how the steam logo was related to any mechanical part... now i know xD

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09:54 Jul-29-2013

Can I Run This?

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12:49 Jul-29-2013

sure, you should able to run this game at med setting if the game had average optimization ;)

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12:58 Jul-26-2013

Can I run it on windows 8?

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15:39 Jul-26-2013

should had no problem running it buddy ;)

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22:09 Jul-26-2013

thnx bro

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02:44 Jul-22-2013

Can I run?

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05:55 Jul-26-2013

low setting with resolution lowered ;)

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05:08 Jul-19-2013

Can I run?

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17:44 Oct-13-2013

Yes on low low settings

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07:58 Jul-14-2013

can i run it?

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07:59 Jul-14-2013

Low setting increasing ur ram might help :D

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04:59 Jun-30-2013

Can i max?

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07:58 Jul-14-2013

Ofc u can max it :)

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01:36 Jun-16-2013

what settings? and fps please :)

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19:52 Jun-17-2013

i would say try on low to start but then move your way up for the best graphics to performance ratio :)

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13:15 Jun-12-2013

What settings? :( i hate my gpu!

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07:01 Jun-15-2013

medium should be fine

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