Steins;Gate 0

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Steins;Gate 0
Steins;Gate 0 cover
DMM 5pb.
Steam Spike Chunsoft
MAGES. Engine
Release dates
Windows August 26, 2016
OpenCritic 83
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Relaxed
Perspectives First-person
Controls Menu-based
Genres Visual novel
Art styles Anime
Themes Contemporary, Japan, Sci-fi
Series Science Adventure
Steins;Gate 0 on IGDB
Steins;Gate 0 on MobyGames
Steins;Gate 0 on Wikipedia
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Steins;Gate 0 is a sci-fi visual novel in the Science Adventure series developed by 5pb. It is a direct sequel to Steins;Gate.

General information

Visual Novel Database article
Steam Community Discussions
Kiri Kiri Basara - An English fan site and news resource for the Science Adventure series.


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Official website
Japan only.
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Essential improvements[edit]

Improvement patch[edit]

Install Steins;Gate 0 Steam Patch
A general overall improvement patch that includes many fixes and improvements for translation, image and audio quality as well as an improved font and typography for the visual novel and phone text.
  1. Extract the contents of the downloaded zip folder.
  2. Run SG0Patch-Installer.exe. Note: the patch installer will play music.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\mages_dmm\STEINS GATE 0
Steam %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\mages_steam\STEINS GATE 0
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/825630/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\mages_dmm\STEINS GATE 0
Steam %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\mages_steam\STEINS GATE 0
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/825630/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Requires enabling backup of the Documents folder in OneDrive on all computers.
Steam Cloud


Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
4K Ultra HD
Maximum resolution is 1920x1080
Field of view (FOV)
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS
120+ FPS
Frame rate is capped at 60 FPS.
High dynamic range display (HDR)


Keyboard and mouse State Notes
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
Full controller support
Game must be started from launcher, which can't be navigated with a controller
Controller remapping
Controller controls can be remapped in the launcher.
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
Has scrambled controls when Steam Input controller configurations are disabled.
DualShock button prompts
Light bar support
Connection modes Wired, Wireless
Generic/other controllers
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M
Steam Input
Steam Input API support
Official controller preset(s)
Steam Controller button prompts


Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Separate sliders for voices, music and sound effects with additional sliders for each individual character's voices.
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes

Issues fixed[edit]

"Failed to allocate memory" error message when starting the game[edit]

Use unofficial patch[1]
Use dxvk (Vulkan-based translation layer for Direct3D 9/10/11) if the problem persists on AMD Radeon RX 5000 series and newer[2][3]
  1. Extract the contents of the downloaded archive.
  2. Copy the DLLs from dxvk-1.8.1\x32 into the GATE folder created by the Steins;Gate 0 Steam Patch.

Other information[edit]


Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes


Middleware Notes
Cutscenes Bink Video

System requirements[edit]

Operating system (OS) 7, 8.1, 10
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5 (Ivy Bridge) or higher
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 15 GB
Video card (GPU) Intel HD Graphics 4000
1 GB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible
Other Minimum resolution of 1280x720
Listed CPU and GPU requirements equate to Intel Core i5-3475S.
Despite the listed HDD requirement, the actual installation size after download is 6.7 GB.


  1. 1.0 1.1 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>/825630/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (825630) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.


  1. STEINS;GATE 0 Steam Patch - last accessed on May 23, 2021
  2. Releases · doitsujin/dxvk · GitHub - last accessed on May 23, 2021
  3. BUG: Missing Text on Menu :: STEINS;GATE General discussions - last accessed on May 23, 2021