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Disgaea PC

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Disgaea PC
Disgaea PC cover
Nippon Ichi Software
NIS America
Release dates
Windows February 24, 2016
Metacritic 74
OpenCritic 70
Monetization One-time game purchase
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Turn-based
Perspectives Bird's-eye view, Isometric
Controls Menu-based, Multiple select
Genres JRPG, Strategy
Art styles Anime
Themes Fantasy
Series Disgaea
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Key points

Also known as Hour of Darkness. Content previously only available with PSP version of the game, Afternoon of Darkness, is included in the game.
The PC version lacks the enhancements that are in the newer PS4 and Switch version and even newer mobile version, like HD character sprites and auto-battle.

General information

Official site for game series.
Official forum, not PC-specific.
Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Green Man Gaming
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Digital Dood Edition also available.
Humble Store
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Digital Dood Edition also available.
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Digital Dood Edition also available.
All versions require Steam DRM.

Version differences

  • Digital Deluxe Dood Edition was only available in pre-order period and contained artbook and soundtrack. Soundtrack is currently unavailable because of licencing issues and will contain 10 remastered tracks instead of 32 original ones.[1]
  • Digital Dood Edition contains artbook.
  • Deluxe Dood Edition was limited physical version which was purchasable either with or without digital Steam key. It contained hard covered physical artbook and soundtrack as CD with all 32 original tracks.

Essential improvements

Pretty Prinny

Official Steam discussion thread and GitHub repository.
  • Adds proper VSYNC support
  • Uncaps the 720p internal resolution
  • Removes artifacts caused by sprite smoothing
  • Enhances SSAO quality
  • Fixes bad texture coordinates on many sprites
  • Bypasses Intel integrated GPUs on laptops
  • Improves OpenGL performance
  • Supports custom button icons
  • Supports custom resolutions
  • Adds cursor management
  • Adds UI color customization
  • Adds MSAA support
  • Adds support for Steam Controllers
  • Adds a PSN Trophy sound on achievement unlock (can be replaced with any .wav file in OpenGL32.ini)
Install the Pretty Prinny mod[citation needed]
  1. Download and extract the mod files.
  2. Copy and paste the files excluding pad.* files into <path-to-game>.
  3. Open the PrettyPrinny.ini with preferred text editor and edit settings.

Netherworld Content Pack

  • Features bonus content from Disgaea DS, including cutscenes and dialogue that are otherwise missing from the PC release
  • Fixes some minor glitches of the original game
  • Adds some extra content
Install the Netherworld Content Pack[citation needed]
  1. Copy all files contained within the RAR file to your desired work directory.
  2. First, Move or Copy "dis1_st.exe" to your Disgaea PC install directory.
  3. Finally, Move or Copy "SUBDATA.DAT" to your Disgaea PC install directory.

Disgaea PC HD Sprites

  • Decent alternative to Complete's HD character sprites, though doesn't replace all of them (yet).
Install Disgaea PC HD Sprites (with additional fixes from Zelaphor and Dexter)[2]
  1. Download [1] and [2]
  2. Extract them to your Disgaea PC install directory.
Make compatible with Netherworld Content Pack[3]
  1. Download and install disgaea pc tools.
  2. Open the Disgaea PC HD Sprites's subdata.dat (first download on regular install instructions).
  3. Extract start.dat.
  4. Open start.dat.
  5. Copy anm00.dat.
  6. Open the Netherworld Content Pack's subdata.dat.
  7. Extract start.dat.
  8. Open start.dat.
  9. Swap in the anm00.dat from Disgaea PC HD Sprites.
  10. Save start.dat
  11. Open subdata,dat
  12. Replace start.dat with the start.dat you have extracted and saved.
  13. Save subdata.dat
Cannot use Netherworld Content Pack's included Transmigration fixed exe due to Disgaea PC HD Sprites needing it's own patched exe that fixes crashing when subdata.dat goes over 180MB in size.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\*.cfg[Note 1]
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/405900/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location

System Location
Steam <Steam-folder>\userdata\<user-id>\405900\remote\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/405900/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud


General settings.
General settings.
Graphics settings. Full Screen Window option isn't visible if game is set to Fullscreen mode.
Graphics settings. Full Screen Window option isn't visible if game is set to Fullscreen mode.
For 2D sprites, character filter option which toggles scaling between nearest neighbor and bilinear filtering. Use Pretty Prinny to fix issues with bilinear filtering.

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Always uses desktop's resolution. Upscaled with bilinear filtering. from rendering resolution.[4]
4K Ultra HD
Rendering resolution is capped at 1280x720. Use Pretty Prinny.
Field of view (FOV)
Defaults to 952x536, freely resizeable with 16:9 aspect ratio.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Use Pretty Prinny.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Use Pretty Prinny for MSAA.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
May not work correctly. Use Pretty Prinny and/or force from GPU control panel.
60 FPS
120+ FPS
Frame rate is capped at 60 FPS.
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.


Keyboard rebinding.
Keyboard rebinding.
Controller rebinding.
Controller rebinding.

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Unplug all controllers to get keyboard prompts.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Toggling Mouse setting off disabled left clicking.
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
XInput and DirectInput. XInput prioritized.
Full controller support
Cursor stays on the screen, use Pretty Prinny to hide it automatically.
Controller remapping
Selecting Default isn't immidiate change. Rebinding menu has to be left immidiately to confirm the change.
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
DualShock button prompts
Use Pretty Prinny to replace generic prompts with DualShock 4 prompts.
Light bar support
Connection modes unknown
Generic/other controllers
Button prompts Input settings icon - Generic Controller.svg Generic for DirectInput controllers.
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Most recent update should have solved majority of issues with hotplugging. Works properly with all controllers.[5]
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M


Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, message and effects.
Surround sound
Always enabled.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Audio toggleable in game.
Traditional Chinese
Audio toggleable in game.
Fan translation, download.

Issues fixed

Known issues thread and bug reporting.

Not launching

Can include error message of MSVCP120.dll being missing.
Manually install redistributables[6]
  1. Download OpenAL Windows installer and install it.
  2. Download Visual C++ 2013 redistributables, x86 and also x64 if using 64-bit system and install them.
Game suddenly fails to launch after working previously.
Delete game.cfg
  1. Find where the game is installed to and delete the game.cfg file in the directory/folder.


Use Pretty Prinny[citation needed]


Most of the issues with optimization, hardware utilizing and controller querying should be fixed with patch 03-02-16.[7]
Unsubscribe from Steam's Beta client[8]
Use dedicated GPU (laptops)[citation needed]
  • Force use of dedicated GPU through either Nvidia control panel or AMD Catalyst Control Center, either globally or game-specific profile.

Menus scrolling automatically

Should be fixed as latest patches include native XInput support.[9]
This is most likely caused by game detecting some of computers devices as controller and picking it up as primary/only one. This can mean physical devices like mouse and webcams[10] to virtual and physical unused controllers.
People with Steam Link and Controller seem to be having major issues with this, see further below for solution.
Remove unused controllers[citation needed]
  1. Push Win+R and type joy.cpl then push OK.
  2. From Advanced settings... set your used controller as primary one and then push OK.
  3. Locate all unused controllers listed and either unplug them physically, disable them from device manager or with virtual controllers uninstall from control panel.

Steam Controller and Link

Use Pretty Prinny[citation needed]
  • Use customized pad.cfg that comes with the mod.

Analog stick acts as 8-directional digital input

Update to the game in March 17, 2016 added native XInput 1.4 support into the game, however it altered the input so that analog movement doesn't work anymore. It also made Steam controller and link work with the game, but at the same time introduced issues with XInput devices especially with windows version of 7 and earlier.
Use Pretty Prinny[citation needed]
  • Use dis1_st.exe that comes with the mod, which is game executable before the patch.

Run the game at screen refresh rate

Fullscreen mode defaults to 60 Hz, even if the screen refresh rate is set higher than that.
Set screen refresh rate[citation needed]

Use Pretty Prinny.

Black/missing textures with Pretty Prinny

Set ForceMipmaps to false in PrettyPrinny.ini[11]

Other information


Technical specs Supported Notes
OpenGL 3.0
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes


Middleware Notes
Audio OpenAL
Input WinMM

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) Vista, 7, 8, 10
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo 2.60 GHz
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 9500 GT
ATI/AMD Radeon HD 5450
OpenGL 3.0 compatible
Sound (audio device) Onboard


  1. When running this game without elevated privileges (Run as administrator option), write operations against a location below %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMDATA%, or %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore on Windows Vista and later (more details).
  2. 2.0 2.1 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>/405900/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (405900) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.


  1. Disgaea PC: Digital Soundtrack Update - last accessed on February 27, 2016
  2. [MOD] Disgaea PC HD Sprites - comment #66
  3. [MOD] Disgaea PC HD Sprites - comment #82
  4. Internal resolution cap? :: Disgaea PC General Discussion - last accessed on February 3, 2016
  5. Verified by User:Marioysikax on 2016-08-23
  6. Game not launching? :: Disgaea PC General Discussion - last accessed on February 25, 2016
  7. Disgaea PC - Patch (03-02-16) Announcement - last accessed on February 3, 2016
  8. PSA: If you're having issues, try unsubscribing from Steam BETA :: Disgaea PC Yleiset keskustelut - last accessed on February 27, 2016
  9. Verified by User:Marioysikax on February 28, 2016
  10. crazy cursor :: Disgaea PC General Discussion, Post #13 - last accessed on February 28, 2016
    "well according to joy.cpl the only controller running on my pc is an hp webcam 2100 although why that is registering as a game controller is beyond me."
  11. Verified by User:Shooterboss on 2018-04-15