Disco Elysium

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Disco Elysium
Disco Elysium cover
Polishing The Knights of Unity[1]
Former Unity 2019[Note 1]
Unity 2020[Note 2]
Release dates
Windows October 15, 2019
macOS (OS X) April 27, 2020[4]
Metacritic 91
OpenCritic 92
Monetization One-time game purchase
Microtransactions None
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Bird's-eye view, Scrolling
Controls Direct control, Menu-based, Point and select
Genres Adventure, RPG
Art styles Stylized
Themes Detective/mystery, Comedy
Disco Elysium on HowLongToBeat
Disco Elysium on IGDB
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Disco Elysium on Wikipedia

Disco Elysium is a singleplayer bird's-eye view and scrolling adventure and RPG game.

General information

Official Discord server
GOG.com Community Discussions
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Epic Games Store
DRM-free after installation through Epic Games Launcher (notes may include more details)
macOS (OS X)
macOS (OS X)
Mac App Store
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macOS (OS X)
DRM-free after installation through Steam client (notes may include more details)
DRM-free when launched directly from executable.[6]
macOS (OS X)


Type Notes
One-time game purchase Disco Elysium requires only a single upfront purchase; there is no additional monetization.


Type Notes
No microtransactions Disco Elysium contains no microtransactions.

Version differences[edit]

Most storefronts refer to the game as 'Disco Elysium - The Final Cut'. This is not a different version of the game, but simply a branding for one of the free content updates that added some major missing features, such as full English voice-overs.
As the update was pushed to everyone who bought the game previously, there is no non-'The Final Cut' version.[7]

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\AppData\LocalLow\ZAUM Studio\Disco Elysium\Settings\Settings.json
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ZAUM Studio\Disco Elysium\
macOS (OS X) ~/Library/Application Support/com.zaumstudio.discoelysium/Settings/
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/632470/pfx/[Note 3]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\AppData\LocalLow\ZAUM Studio\Disco Elysium\SaveGames\
macOS (OS X) ~/Library/Application Support/com.zaumstudio.discoelysium/SaveGames/
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/632470/pfx/[Note 3]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]


Video settings
Video settings

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Hor+ 21:9 support added on January 23, 2020.[8]
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Used in place of exclusive fullscreen.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Up to 8x.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Camera movement is only smooth at multiples of 50 FPS.[citation needed] See Fix 60 Hz / 60 FPS fix
High dynamic range display (HDR)
The game engine may allow for manual configuration of the game via its variables. See the Unity page for more details.

60 Hz / 60 FPS fix[edit]

Fix movement stuttering at 60 FPS by patching "Assembly-CSharp.dll" file.
  1. Download the IPS Patch.
  2. Open RomPatcher.js in a new web browser tab, or use a dedicated IPS patching utility (Such as Lunar IPS).
  3. Go to <path-to-game>\Disco Elysium_Data\Managed\ and use the Assembly-CSharp.dll file as the source ROM file, and the downloaded IPS patch as the patch file.
  4. After the patched file has been saved, rename the file to Assembly-CSharp.dll and move it to <path-to-game>\Disco Elysium_Data\Managed\, making sure to replace the original.


Keyboard and mouse controls
Keyboard and mouse controls
Gamepad controls (Xbox controller)
Gamepad controls (Xbox controller)

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
See Remapping for options.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
Added in The Final Cut.[10]
Full controller support
Controller remapping
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
DualShock button prompts
Light bar support
Connection modes USB
Generic/other controllers
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Vibration cannot be disabled.
Simultaneous controller+KB/M
The mouse can be used to target interactables while moving with a controller.


Modify running controls with AutoHotkey[citation needed]
  • To use Mouse5 to run:
    • XButton2::Click, 2


Audio settings
Audio settings

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Environment, Voiceover, Music, User Interface, Weather
Surround sound
Text size is adjustable. Some song lyrics are not subtitled.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
Brazilian Portuguese
The UI and subtitles can be set to different languages. Q and L can be used to seamlessly switch languages while playing.

Other information[edit]

Gameplay settings
Gameplay settings


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11
Metal support
Executable 32-bit 64-bitARM Notes
macOS (OS X)
ARM is per the Mac App Store page's version history log.


Middleware Notes
Input InControl

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 20 GB
Video card (GPU) 512 MB of VRAM
DirectX 11 compatible
A 64-bit operating system is required.
macOS (OS X)
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10.13, 10.14.1, 10.15.4
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i3
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 20 GB
Video card (GPU) OpenGL compatible
A 64-bit operating system is required.
Supported Mac models are MacBook Pro: from mid 2009, MacBook Air: from mid 2012, iMac: from late 2009, Mac Pro: from late 2008, Mac mini: from 2009


  1. Unity engine build: 2019.4.9f1[2]
  2. Unity engine build: 2020.3.12f1[3]
  3. 3.0 3.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/632470/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (632470) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.


  1. The Knights of Unity Official Website: Projects - last accessed on 2020-12-13
  2. Verified by User:Baronsmoki on 2020-12-16
  3. Verified by User:Baronsmoki on 2022-03-29
  4. Disco Elysium - Disco Elysium is now available on Mac! - Steam News - last accessed on 2020-04-28
  5. 5.0 5.1 ZA/UM Community Manager comments on the Epic Games Store version on the official Discord server - last accessed on 2020-06-08
    Disco Elysium is now available on Epic Store, is the Epic Store version DRM free? Does the Epic Store version support save game cloud syncing? (PCGamingWiki doesn't have answers to these questions)
    Hey @fataffarriumis the answer is yes to both
  6. Verified by User:Baronsmoki on 2020-12-24
  7. Disco Elysium - The Final Cut is now available! - last accessed on 2022-07-05
  8. Hardcore Mode and Ultrawide support! - last accessed on 2020-01-23
  9. Verified by User:Aaronth07 on 2022-02-02
    There's an option for "HDR" in the game settings
  10. Disco Elysium - The Final Cut - Disco Elysium - The Final Cut is now available! - Steam News - last accessed on 2021-03-30
  11. Verified by User:Baronsmoki on 2019-10-16
    Tested with Special K.