Kerbal Space Program 2: How to Run the Game on Windows 7

Launching and running On Windows 7 Pro 64bit


My System Specs

My system specs are:
(as listed in the KSP2 log file)
OS: Windows 7 (6.1.0) 64bit
CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 1700 Eight-Core Processor (16)
RAM: 32715
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (11136MB)
SM: 50 (Direct3D 11.0 [level 11.0])
RT Formats: ARGB32, Depth, ARGBHalf, Shadowmap, RGB565, ARGB4444, ARGB1555, Default, ARGB2101010, DefaultHDR, ARGB64, ARGBFloat, RGFloat, RGHalf, RFloat, RHalf, R8, ARGBInt, RGInt, RInt, BGRA32, RGB111110Float, RG32, RGBAUShort, RG16, BGRA10101010_XR, BGR101010_XR, R16

My Failures to Launch Experience

Tried Launching Game from Steam Library.
Click Play button started to act like was

going to launch
Green Play button would change to the Blue

STOP button
a second or 2 later would just end and fail to launch.

Tried launching from KSP2 Shortcut on desktop

and still nothing

So I went into the Kerbal Space Program 2 file

…./Steam/steamapps/common/Kerbal Space Program 2/

Tried Launching from the KSP2_x64.exe
(thought was going to succeed)
It loaded up the various intro screens

Then it got to the Loading screen:
(and just hung)

My Work Around Solution

Start with “Windows Task Manager” open ready to use

Second Open Windows Explorer and go into the Kerbal Space Program 2 file folder
…./Steam/steamapps/common/Kerbal Space Program 2/

Launch The Game KSP2_x64.exe

Quickly Alt Tab back over to your Windows Task Manager
and go into your Processes tab
You will see The KSP2_x64.exe running.

Scroll Down til you see the UnityCrashHandler64 process Click it to highlight it.

Click the End Process Button in lower right. Will get this pop up.

Click End Process

Alt tab back over to your KSP2 game

And if Ended the Process fast enough
(before the loading screen in game)
You will see loading screen loading correctly and will take you to the Main screen of game

Click the Settings Option on the left

Next Click the Graphics option under settings

I Would recommend you change all the settings to “Low” and click “Apply Settings
(at least until you know what your system can handle)

Thanks to Farmer Blue for his excellent guide, all credits belong to his effort. if this guide helps you, please support and rate it via Steam Community. enjoy the game.

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