Basic Help

To advance through the game, left-click or press the space or enter keys. When at a menu, left-click to make a choice, or use the arrow keys to select a choice and enter to activate it.

Game Menu

When playing a game, press the escape key to enter the game menu. The game menu gives the following choices:

Returns to the game.
Save Game
Allows you to save a game by clicking on a save slot.
Load Game
Allows you to load a game by clicking on a save slot. Clicking on "Auto" accesses the automatic save slots.
Changes the game preferences (options/configuration):
Switches between fullscreen and windowed mode.
Text Speed
Controls the rate at which text displays. The further to the right this slider is, the faster the text will display. All the way to the right causes text to be shown instantly.
Skip - Unseen Text
Chooses between skipping messages that have been already seen (in any play through the game), and skipping all messages.
Skip - After Choices
Controls if skipping stops upon reaching a menu.
Auto-Forward Time
Controls automatic advance. The further to the left this slider is, the shorter the amount of time before the game advances. All the way to the right means text will never auto-forward.
Music and Sound Volume
Controls the volume of the Music and Sound effect channels, respectively. The further to the right these are, the louder the volume.
Main Menu
Returns to the main menu, ending the current game.
Exits the game; the game will be closed and ended.

Key and Mouse Bindings

Left-click, Enter
Advances through the game, activates menu choices, buttons, and sliders.
Advances through the game, but does not activate choices.
Arrow Keys
Navigates between menu choices, buttons, and sliders.
Causes skipping to occur while the ctrl key is held down.
Enters the game menu. When in the game menu, returns to the game.
Right-click, H
Hides the text window and other transient displays.
Toggles fullscreen mode
Takes a screenshot, saving it in a file named screenshotxxxx.png, where xxxx is a serial number.
Alt-M, Command-H
Hides (iconifies) the window.
Alt-F4, Command-Q
Quits the game.
When a save slot is selected, deletes that save slot.

Deleting Save Data & Accessing Files

In some cases, you may want to delete your save data to start the game completely over. To do this, navigate to the game folder and delete the file named firstrun. The next time you start the game, you will be asked to delete your save data. Select Yes, delete my existing data. The game will then start from the beginning.


If you are running DDLC on Steam, you can access the game files by right-clicking the game in your Library, then selecting Properties. In the Local Files tab, click the Browse local files... button. This will open a window with the game directory.

Mac (non-Steam)

Mac users can access the game directory by right-clicking on the DDLC application and selecting Show Package Contents. Then, the game directory can be found in Contents/Resources/autorun.

Legal Notice

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