A debug mode is available in the PC Edition of Kentucky Route Zero. Disabled by default, this mode includes functions and features that are not intended to be accessed during normal play, and are not polished enough to be considered for inclusion in the TV Edition.
Debug tools may be enabled by editing settings.krz, and by changing the value in the line <setting name="console" value="False" /> to instead read True.
Some keyboard shortcuts only work with a QWERTY layout. If you are not using a keyboard of this sort, switch your operating system to QWERTY before launching the game.
\opens the debug information panel.
F1opens the "helpers" menu, used to turn on/off logging, adjust pixel scaling, restart scenes, and force-end conversations.
F2opens the bookmarks menu, used to quickly skip to different points in various acts.
=decreases/increases the text size.
fenables "fast mode," where the game runs at multiple times its normal speed.
ihides all informational popups.
mmutes all sounds.
senables "slow mode," where the game runs at a slowed-down speed.
uhides all overlays, including the mouse cursor, dialogue windows, informational popups, and pause menu.
- Act 2 & 4, flying on Julian and floating down the river
gtoggles first-person view.
- Act V-specific
Left Ctrl + Scroll wheelzooms in or out with the camera.
Left Ctrl + Middle clickreverts back to the intended zoom level.
Left Ctrl + Left/
Rightadvances/rewinds the current of time (changes shadows and weather).
zchanges shadow resolution.
F10toggles the wrongler on and off.
Ctrl + Ccopies the wrongle settings to the clipboard.
Ctrl + Vpastes the wrongle settings from the clipboard.
dmoves the camera forward/left/backwards/right.
Scroll wheeladjusts FOV, i.e. zooms in and out.
ytoggles "floor mode."
- Navigation speed
Ctrl + Scroll wheelincreases and decreases the speed.
- Speed presets:
- Clip planes
Right clickreverts the default/inclusive position of the near/far clip plane.
Rightadjusts the near clip plane.
Downadjusts the far clip plane.
High resolution screenshot tool
This tool allows players to take screenshots at a much higher resolution than at their native monitor resolution. All screenshots taken using this tool can be found in the Screenshots folder, generated in the same location as settings.krz.
"Resolution factor" refers to a multiplier based on a player's in-game resolution, i.e. a factor of 1 is native resolution, while a factor of 2 would be double that.
Note that high-resolution screenshots only work with "direct" rendering – the game must be set at the default brightness level (4), "modern" rendering mode, and a resolution below 4K. This information is also displayed in the debug information panel (
\) under "RENDER."
Also note that higher resolutions consume significant amounts of system memory. If you experience a crash when taking a high resolution screenshot, reduce the resolution factor and try again.
F9takes a high resolution screenshot.
Left Ctrl + Up/
Downincreases/decreases the resolution factor by 1.
Left Ctrl + Page Up/
Page Downmultiplies/divides the resolution factor by 2.
Here And There Along The Echo phone selection
Debug mode may be used with Here And There Along The Echo to display different telephone models.
zchanges the phone to the classic pink phone.
xchanges the phone to the office-style yellow phone.
cchanges the phone to the tan, modern-style phone.
vchanges the phone to the black, vintage-style phone.
bchanges the phone to the classic white phone.