Kerbal Space Program gets a Turbo Charged update

Kerbal Space Program gets a Turbo Charged update

Kerbal Space Program, the crowd-funded space flight simulator, has received its first big update since coming out of Steam Early Access last year.

The 1.1 "Turbo Charged" update brings a host of fixes, improvements and other changes to make your space program run that little bit more smoothly.

The major headline is the entire game has been ported over to the more up-to-date Unity 5 game engine, which means it can now take full advantage of 64 bit systems and utilise greater amounts of RAM to improve performance. Previously only a 32 bit version was available, which meant larger ships often resulted in performance issues even on more powerful PCs.

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Kerbal Space Program has also received a complete UI overhaul, maintaining the familiarity of the original interface while also making certain aspects of the game easier for new players to understand.

The 1.1 update will download and install automatically if you're using Steam. Players using the standalone Kerbal Space Program can download the update through the KSP Store.

Furthermore, to celebrate the release of the Turbo Charged update, until April 22nd Kerbal Space Program is currently on sale with 40% off on Steam.

The official announcement of the update on the Kerbal Space Program forums has the full details:

It feels like Christmas in April: after working on our major update for almost a year we're ready to show you the fruits of our labor. Kerbal Space Program is "Turbo Charged" by the release of patch 1.1!

The update to Unity 5 means that the game's performance has increased all-round, both on high end and low end machines you'll notice the difference immediately. The game engine update also allows us to officially support 64 bit binaries for Windows and OSX, which will no doubt prove to be a huge boost to those of you who like to play with (many) mods.

Aside from the engine update we've taken the opportunity to rework our user interface, both to increase the game's performance and to add many new details and small tweaks to improve your experience while playing the game. We've also added in a number of completely new features such as the KSPedia reference guide, rewrote our tutorials, added new scenarios and included a number of new parts for you to play around with.

The update is now available on the KSP Store, Steam and will soon be available on GOG and other third party reseller.

Source: Kerbal Space Program update 1.1 "Turbo Charged" is now available!