Kerbal Space Program System Requirements

Last updated: 16 August 2022

Curious if your PC can run Kerbal Space Program? On this page you will find Kerbal Space Program system requirements for PC (Windows, Mac and Linux). We constantly update our data to provide you with latest and most accurate requirements.

Test your PC to see if it will run Kerbal Space Program or check system requirement details for CPU, operating system, graphics and sound cards, required disk space and more for each of the supported platforms.

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  1. Right-click the Windows icon in the bottom left-hand corner of your screen
  2. Click on the ‘System’ Tab in the pop-up menu
  3. Your computer’s CPU name will be displayed under ‘Device Specifications > Processor’

  1. Right-click the Windows icon in the bottom left-hand corner of your screen
  2. In the opened menu click on ‘Device Manager’
  3. In ‘Device Manager’ click on the arrow next to ‘Display adapters’
  4. Under the drop-down, you will see the GPU that your computer is using

  1. Right-click the Windows icon in the bottom left-hand corner of your screen
  2. Click on the ‘System’ Tab in the pop-up menu
  3. Your computer’s RAM will be displayed under ‘Device Specifications > Installed RAM’

  1. Right-click the Windows icon in the bottom left-hand corner of your screen
  2. Click on the ‘System’ Tab in the pop-up menu
  3. You can see if Windows is 64 or 32 bit under ‘System type’
  4. You can see Windows version under ‘Windows edition’

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Kerbal Space Program Windows Requirements

Requires 64 bit processor and operating system.

Kerbal Space Program system requirements for Windows
Minimum Requirements Recommended Requirements
OS
OS
Windows 7 SP1+
OS
Windows 10
Processor
Processor
Processor
Memory
Memory
4 GB
Memory
8 GB
Graphics
Graphics
DX10 (SM 4.0) capable, 512MB VRAM
Graphics
DX10 (SM 4.0) capable, 1GB VRAM
Storage
Storage
3 GB HD space
Storage
4 GB HD space

Kerbal Space Program minimum requirements for Windows assume having at least Windows 7 SP1+ operating system. Your processor should be Core 2 Duo 2.0 Ghz or a more powerful one. The minimum RAM requirement is 4 GB. As for a graphics card, it should be DX10 (SM 4.0) capable, 512MB VRAM. You also have to have 3 GB HD space free disk space to install the game.

If you go for recommended requirements for Kerbal Space Program for Windows, your operating system should be Windows 10. Recommended CPU would be Core i5 CPU or equivalent. For RAM, it is recommended to have 8 GB or more. And video card — DX10 (SM 4.0) capable, 1GB VRAM.

Kerbal Space Program Mac Requirements

Requires 64 bit processor and operating system.

Kerbal Space Program system requirements for Mac
Minimum Requirements Recommended Requirements
OS
OS
macOS 10.12+
OS
macOS 10.12+
Processor
Processor
Processor
Memory
Memory
4 GB
Memory
8 GB
Graphics
Graphics
Graphics
SM 4.0 1GB VRAM
Storage
Storage
3 GB HD space
Storage
4 GB HD space

As for Mac OS, Kerbal Space Program requirements here start with macOS 10.12+ operating system. Processor needs to be at least Intel. 4 GB of RAM is required. Your graphics card should be SM 4.0 512MB VRAM. Finally, the game needs 3 GB HD space of free disk space.

As for recommended OS, it is macOS 10.12+. Intel Core i5 processor is recommended. Plus, 8 GB of RAM. Your video card should be SM 4.0 1GB VRAM.

Kerbal Space Program Linux Requirements

Requires 64 bit processor and operating system.

Kerbal Space Program system requirements for Linux
Minimum Requirements Recommended Requirements
OS
OS
Ubuntu 16.04+
OS
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
Processor
Processor
Processor
Memory
Memory
4 GB
Memory
8 GB
Graphics
Graphics
Graphics
SM 4.0 1GB VRAM
Storage
Storage
3 GB HD space
Storage
4 GB HD space

If you’re on Linux, minimum requirements include Ubuntu 16.04+. Processor should be Core 2 duo or higher. For RAM you need 4 GB or more. Graphics card should be SM 4.0 512MB VRAM or better. 15GB of free disk space is a must.

For Linux recommended requirements, use Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. As for the processor/CPU, use Core i5 or equivalent. Add 8 GB or more of RAM to it. And make sure you have SM 4.0 1GB VRAM graphics card.

Game Details

In Kerbal Space Program, take charge of the space program for the alien race known as the Kerbals. You have access to an array of parts to assemble fully-functional spacecraft that flies (or doesn’t) based on realistic aerodynamic and orbital physics.

Release date
27 April, 2021
Metacritic score
88/100
OpenCritic Score
79.43/100
Category
Single-player
Genres
Indie, Simulation
Supported languages
English, Spanish - Spain, Simplified Chinese, Japanese, Russian, French, Italian, German, Portuguese - Brazil
* languages with full audio support
Developer
Squad
Publisher
Private Division
Official website
kerbalspaceprogram.com
Support website
kerbalspaceprogram.com
Support website
[email protected]
Support website
store.steampowered.com

FAQs

Can I run Kerbal Space Program?

You would be able to run Kerbal Space Program on your PC if it meets minimum requirements below. You can also use our free test tool to check it!

Minimum requirements for Windows are:

Minimum requirements for Mac are:

Minimum requirements for Linux are:

Can I play Kerbal Space Program with 3 GB of RAM?

No, this is not enough to play Kerbal Space Program. The minimum RAM is 4 GB.

Can I play Kerbal Space Program with 4 GB of RAM?

Yes, Kerbal Space Program can run with 4 GB of RAM. It's a minimum requirement.

How much RAM does Kerbal Space Program need?

You need at least 4 GB of RAM to run Kerbal Space Program on PC, but 8 GB is recommended.

On Mac it requires minimum 4 GB, with 8 GB recommended.

And on Linux/SteamOS: 4 GB minimum, and 8 GB recommended.

What processor do I need for Kerbal Space Program?

Core 2 Duo 2.0 Ghz is a minimum requirement for PC to be able to run Kerbal Space Program.

How many GB is Kerbal Space Program?

At least 3 GB HD space of disk space is required to install Kerbal Space Program on your PC.

What graphics card do I need for Kerbal Space Program?

You need DX10 (SM 4.0) capable, 512MB VRAM or more powerful video card.

What version of Windows can I use to play Kerbal Space Program?

Windows 7 SP1+ or newer.

Does Kerbal Space Program require a 64-bit OS and processor?

Yes, Kerbal Space Program needs a 64-bit processor and operating system.

Can I run Kerbal Space Program on my laptop?

Yes, as long as it meets minimum requirements above.

Can I play Kerbal Space Program on my Mac?

Yes, Kerbal Space Program supports Mac if it meets the following minimum requirements:

Can I run Kerbal Space Program on Linux/SteamOS?

Yes, you can play Kerbal Space Program on Steam OS/Linux. Please see requirements above.

When is Kerbal Space Program release date?

Kerbal Space Program release date is 27 April, 2021.

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