Kentucky Route Zero

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Kentucky Route Zero
Kentucky Route Zero cover
Cardboard Computer
Cardboard Computer
TV Edition Annapurna Interactive
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
Metacritic 86
OpenCritic 87
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 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.[3]

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

Unofficial wiki Community Discussions Support Page
Steam Community Discussions


Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\KentuckyRouteZero\
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\CardboardComputer\KentuckyRouteZero <path-to-game>\KentuckyRouteZero\
Microsoft Store
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\ <path-to-game>\KentuckyRouteZero\
Microsoft Store
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
Requires enabling backup of the Documents folder in OneDrive on all computers.
Steam Cloud
Xbox Cloud


Video settings
Video settings

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
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
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.
The game engine may allow for manual configuration of the game via its variables. See the Unity page for more details.

Custom resolution[edit]

Custom resolution on Windows[4]
  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.


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 settings
Input settings


Audio settings
Audio settings
Text settings
Text settings

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


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Latin American Spanish

VR support[edit]

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows and Microsoft Store offers 64-bit versions
macOS (OS X)

System requirements[edit]

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)
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
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


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


  1. Verified by User:Anonymous on 2016-07-19
  2. Verified by User:Baronsmoki on 2022-03-10
  3. Kentucky Route Zero Act V - last accessed on 2021-02-19
  4. Verified by User:DanianA on 2020-05-05
    Only tested on windows.