How to Super-sample Your Screenshots

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Even if you have an 1080p monitor you'll see that screenshots in KSP, especially after cropped, leaves a lot to be desired, and KSP DOES have an "hidden" function to help YOU out with your screenshots.

  • Go to your KSP root folder, than open the settings.cfg file
  • Search (ctrl+f it there to help you out) for "SCREENSHOT_SUPERSIZE="
  • The number you put in front of that statement is goin to be multiplied to your current render resolution.

Meaning that, if you have an 1080p resolution (monitor) and you put 2 on the statement you are gonna have 4k screenshots, if you want an specific 16:9 resolution or any other aspect THAT YOU ARE RENDERING THE GAME, just use the Rule of Three:

Rule of Three Calculator

Looks complicated doesn't it? But its as simple as a 5th grade multiplication an division equation, you'll see.

A=1080 (Your resolution)
B=1 (the Super sample Statement)
X= 2160 (target resolution)
y=? (target super sample statement)


Y=B . X / A
Y= 1 . 2160 / 1080
Y= 2160 / 1080

So if you want a 4k screenshot while running the game at 1080p just put 2 on the statement and you are good to go.

After all is configured just press F1 to do a in-game screenshot, and you can also press F2 to hide the HUD.

Hope this helps someone.



Edited by NumlockHolmesBR

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I knew of this trick from a KSP Discord server, but its very good that you're releasing this information publicly.

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This is a clever trick, maybe it should go on the KSP wiki too?  @UmbralRaptor (the ping chain never ends)

2 hours ago, Gargamel said:

Not sure how you dug this up @Nightside, but it's a cool little trick.   Perhaps @Mad Rocket Scientist would like to add a link to this in their "How to use the forums" thread. 

Thanks, I'll put a link to this thread over there.

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