How to Install PlayStation Button Display in Balatro PC

A very simple guide on how to force Balatro to display PlayStation buttons.


The only thing you’ll actually need to have is either 7-Zip or WinRAR. Personally, I recommend 7-Zip since it doesn’t ask you to buy it every time. If you’re into that sort of thing and aren’t a business that legally has to pay for WinRAR then by all means, grab that instead.

Locating Balatro

Once you’ve got either of those installed you’re going to navigate to Balatro’s Steam folder.

  • Open up your Library on Steam and right-click Balatro on the left-hand side.
  • Hover over Manage
  • Click “Browse local files”.

Cracking Balatro Open

Now that you’re in the folder, select and right-click Balatro.exe.

If you’re using 7-Zip:

  • Hover over 7-Zip
  • Click “Open archive”

If you’re using WinRAR:

  • Click “Open with WinRAR”

Editing Balatro

Open the folder labelled “resources” and do yourself a favor by creating a backup. Drag the “textures” folder into the same one as Balatro.exe; this will create a backup of the files we’re going to mess with, along with all the others. Keep this folder around just in case you decide to edit anything yourself or if you happen to delete the wrong file in this guide.

With your backup created, we’re ready to bless this mess. The remaining steps will be done in the archive, NOT your backup folder.

Open up the “textures” folder to find two more folders: “1x” and “2x”. These are the images that the game uses for nearly everything, both in 1x scale and 2x scale, for different resolutions. Don’t worry about which one you’re using, as we’re going to edit both.

Open the “1x” folder and delete gamepad_ui.png, then replace it with the following image:


Go back to “textures” and open the “2x” folder, then delete “gamepad_ui.png” and replace it with this image:


And that’s it. You’re all done. Go spin the Wheel of Fortune.

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