Kerbal Space Program Update 1.9 Released, There’s No Place Like Home

Kerbal Space Program has received Update 1.9. You can download this update on PC (Steam). You will find that Kerbal Space Program Update 1.9 has quite a few performance improvements, bug fixes, a brand new drain valve, and more. Something else that stands out in this patch is that Kerbin, Moho and Dres have received major visual improvements, with detailed high-quality texture maps.

Kerbal Space Program is a game in which multiple genres shake hands so that players can create their own space experience. You need to build a ship capable of reaching your team into space, without dying in the attempt. At your disposal there are many pieces to put together, each with its own functions that will affect how the ship works. Below you will find some key patch notes regarding Kerbal Space Program Update 1.9.

Visual Revamps for Moho Dres and Kerbin

Kerbin, Moho and Dres have received major visual improvements, with detailed high-quality texture maps. Since there’s no place like home, Kerbin also includes an Ultra Quality shader option for exceptionally sharp visuals. All in all, the Celestial Bodies in the Kerbolar System are looking better than ever.

Drain Valve

Kerbal Space Program Update 1.9 features the FTE-1 Drain Valve. A brand new part that, as the name suggests, is a release valve for parts with drainable resources, such as monopropellant, ore, liquid fuel, oxidizer or xenon. The Drain Valve also allows you to set the drainage over a specific amount of time.

Part Revamps

The “Thumper” Solid Fuel Booster, “Mainsail” and “Skipper” Liquid Fuel Engines have been given a new look. New geometry, textures and emissive maps make these parts look sharp and realistic. On top of that, the “Mainsail” and “Skipper” are getting a couple of sleek variants for you to choose from.

Quality of Life Features

Drawing from players’ feedback, Kerbal Space Program 1.9: There’s No Place Like Home is packed with some useful quality of life features like an adjustment to the time warp system that removes restrictions on warping at certain altitudes; a new cheat menu option that allows you to place your craft above the surface of any celestial body; a search box for the R&D Tech Tree; and a new Screenshot Mode for paused shots, and several others!

Blade improvements

Breaking Ground players can now enjoy cyclic & collective deflection controls to the blade parts. This will help you build and pilot helicopters and other rotorcraft realistically.

Here you will find the complete list of Kerbal Space Program Update 1.9 patch notes. I remind you that Squad and Private Division’s Kerbal Space Program released on April 27, 2015 for PC; July 2016 for PlayStation and Xbox One; and the Enhanced Edition released on January 16, 2018 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.