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Taking the step to integrate a game into teaching might be an intimidating thought but don't worry! We have gathered a really simple and comprehensive guide here for you to follow when you are ready to start the journey into KerbalEdu.

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How to purchase?

KerbalEdu is available to anyone. We offer an educational discount for schools, libraries and other non-profit organisations. Normally the price for a single license is $40, but the educational discount drops the price to $17.

Licenses work on a per seat basis. For each license purchased, one computer can run the software. This means that any number of students can play the game, but only on as many computers as you have licenses.

KerbalEdu licenses do not expire and there are no future fees after the purchase.

How licensing works?

To order KerbalEdu go to TeacherGaming Store. There you can place an order for the desired amount of licenses. When purchasing for an educational institution please use an official email of the organisation you are ordering KerbalEdu for. Each educational order will be verified before finalized.

For private users the orders will be processed immediately. The educational institutions will need to be verified first after registering, but after the verification the credit card and PayPal orders will be processed immediately. The orders with other payment methods take a bit longer.

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How do I download?

1.) Find your educational key in the email you received after purchasing. The email is titled "Your KerbalEdu License Key".

2.) Redeem your educational key at Kerbal Store using the “Educational Codes” button below the shopping cart.

3.) Log in

4.) Go to My Account page

5.) Click Download, choose the version for your OS

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How do I install?


Run the installer (KerbalEduInstaller.exe) and follow the on-screen instructions. Run the game and input your license key.



Run the installer (KerbalEduInstaller.pkg) and follow the on-screen instructions. Run the game and input your license key.



1.) Unzip to your preferred installation folder

2.) Run registerurlhandler.sh to register the kerbaledu:// URL handler. (NOTE: Only tested on Ubuntu & Firefox, might not work on anything else)

3.) Run the game (KSP.x86 or KSP.x86_64 executable, depending on whether you have a 32 or 64 bit Linux) and input your license key.

How do I uninstall/reinstall?


Run RemoveLicense.exe in the installation folder. Click the “Uninstall KerbalEdu” shortcut in Start Menu, or remove it in Programs and Features



Run the RemoveLicense app in the KerbalEdu folder in Applications. Move KerbalEdu to Trash from Applications



Run RemoveLicense.x86 or RemoveLicense.x86_64 (depending if you have a 32 or 64 bit Linux) in the installation folder. Delete the installation folder.

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How to play

Once you have the game up and running and you enter Kerbal Space Center, there are various scenarios you will encounter. The interactive pictures below will help you understand each place.