Kentucky Route Zero

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Kentucky Route Zero
Kentucky Route Zero cover
Developers
Cardboard Computer
Engines
Former Unity 4[Note 1]
Unity 2018[Note 2]
Release dates
Windows January 7, 2013
macOS (OS X) January 7, 2013
Linux January 7, 2013
Reception
Metacritic 86
OpenCritic 86
IGDB 88
Taxonomy
Microtransactions None
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Side view
Controls Direct control
Genres Adventure, Clicker, Driving, Open world, Puzzle
Vehicles Truck
Art styles Vector art
Themes Detective/mystery, Contemporary, North America
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Kentucky Route Zero on Wikipedia

Kentucky Route Zero is a singleplayer, point-and-click five act adventure game featuring a never-seen mystery for a player to solve. It was made and published by Cardboard Computer.

Kentucky Route Zero was first revealed in 2011 via the Kickstarter platform. The release of the first act was made in January 2013 and the last 5th act was released in January 2020.[2]

The final act's update include audio captions, adjustable text scale, Steam achievements and localizations for French, Italian, German, Spanish, Russian, Korean and Japanese. Kentucky Route Zero has an active reddit community on /r/kentuckyroutezero/

General information

GOG.com Community Discussions
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions
Unofficial wiki

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
GOG.com
DRM-free
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Humble Store
DRM-free
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
itch.io
DRM-free
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Steam
DRM-free after installation through Steam client (notes may include more details)
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\KentuckyRouteZero\
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\CardboardComputer\KentuckyRouteZero
GOG.com <path-to-game>\KentuckyRouteZero\
macOS (OS X)
Linux $HOME/Documents/KentuckyRouteZero/
The registry key stores the video settings.
settings.krz stores the rest of the settings.

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\KentuckyRouteZero\
GOG.com <path-to-game>\KentuckyRouteZero\
macOS (OS X) $HOME/Documents/KentuckyRouteZero/
Linux $HOME/Documents/KentuckyRouteZero/
3 save slots available.
3 saving slots
3 saving slots
Can be changed with the KRZDATA environment variable.
This game does not follow the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux.

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video[edit]

Video settings
Video settings

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Enable windowed mode and use the -popupwindow parameter (or see the glossary page).
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Can be forced through drivers or an injector
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Single or double buffer
60 FPS and 120+ FPS

Custom resolution[edit]

Custom resolution on Windows[3]
  1. Push Win+R, type regedit, then click OK.
  2. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  3. Check if Screenmanager Resolution Use Native_h1405027254 = 0, if not, double click and change it on Value data.
  4. Double click on Screenmanager Resolution Height_h2627697771.
  5. Check Decimal, set the resolution height on Value data and press ok.
  6. Double click on Screenmanager Resolution Width_h182942802.
  7. Check Decimal, set the resolution width on Value data and press ok.
  8. Launch the game.

Notes

Interface elements may be displayed incorrectly (or letterboxed on fullscreen) depending on the screen resolution.

Anti-aliasing (AA)[edit]

Force on via NVIDIA Control Panel[citation needed]
  1. Open the NVIDIA Control Panel.
  2. Add custom settings for kentuckyroutezero.exe.
  3. Set "Antialiasing - FXAA" to On.

Input[edit]

Input settings
Input settings

Audio[edit]

Audio settings
Audio settings
Text settings
Text settings

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Included in captions. Option to change text size also available.
Closed captions
Not all sounds are captioned.
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
Russian
German
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Polish
Spanish
Latin American Spanish

VR support[edit]

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7
Processor (CPU) 1 GHz
System memory (RAM) 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 250 MB
Video card (GPU) DirectX 9.0c compatible
Official website lists XP SP2 as minimum but Steam lists 7.
macOS (OS X)
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 10.5
Processor (CPU) 1 GHz
System memory (RAM) 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 250 MB
Video card (GPU) OpenGL 3.0 compatible
Linux
Minimum
Operating system (OS)
Processor (CPU) 1 GHz
System memory (RAM) 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 250 MB
Video card (GPU) OpenGL 3.0 compatible

Notes

  1. Unity engine build: 4.6.1f1[1]
  2. Unity engine build: 2018.4.12f1

References

  1. Verified by User:Anonymous on 2016-07-19
  2. Kentucky Route Zero Act V - last accessed on 2021-02-19
  3. Verified by User:DanianA on 2020-05-05
    Only tested on windows.