Dead or Alive 6

NOTICE: The installation for this game is different to our other mods – please read below!

Download the fix:


  1. Extract the zip file to a directory of your choosing, but DO NOT extract to the game directory (the game will shut down after the splash screen if you extract it to the game directory).

  2. Run the “3DMigoto Loader.exe”

  3. The loader will launch the game through Steam automatically.

  4. Once in game, press F7 to switch to exclusive full screen and engage 3D Vision.


  • F7: Switch to exclusive full Screen mode to enable 3D Vision
  • XBox controller back button: Take 3D screenshot (saved to DocumentsNVStereoscopic3D.IMG, same as Alt+F1, but without the message)


  • Fix detached body parts (full regex based replacement for the 3D Vision stereo correction and driver heuristics)
  • Regex halo fix
  • Lights & shadows
  • Decals (tiled decals)
  • Accurate specular highlights (these take the game from an 8 to an 11 IMO)
  • Tweak main menu background and character placement
  • Water & reflections
  • Volumetric fog light shafts (A.P.O. stage. They look a bit naff, but that’s true in 2D as well)
  • Synchronised plant breeze physics between both eyes
  • Treasure room coin spawners
  • Graphical glitches in the treasure room
  • Clouds, sun & flares
  • Hides hardware mouse cursor
  • Story mode cutscenes render in both eyes in SLI (mono video is still mono)
  • In game screens in the Colosseum and Muscle stages are converted to mono screens to avoid violating infinity and stereo inversions. If you prefer the gimmick of having a 3D screen inside a 3D screen (inside a 3D screen, inside a 3D screen…) and don’t mind straining your eyes to see what lies beyond infinity, edit the d3dx.ini and change $mono_in_game_screens to 0 under [Constants]

ReShade Compatibility

3DMigoto can be used to load ReShade into DOA6 if you like (please note: ReShade is NOT provided with this download). To do this, edit the d3dx.ini and uncomment (remove the semicolon) the line that reads:


Rename ReShade’s dxgi.dll to reshade.dll and place all the files that it uses in the same directory where you extracted this hack. Run the 3DMigoto Loader.exe and the game should launch with both 3DMigoto and ReShade loaded.

If you are not using the 3D Vision part of this hack, consider disabling it for better performance. In the “Mods” directory you will see a “3d-vision” folder – delete this or rename it to “DISABLED 3d-vision”.

Side-by-Side / Top-and-Bottom Output Modes

This fix is bundled with the SBS / TAB output mode support in 3DMigoto. To enable it, edit the d3dx.ini, find the [Include] section and uncomment (remove the semicolon) the line that reads:

include = ShaderFixes3dvision2sbs.ini

Then, in game press F11 to cycle output modes. If using 3D TV Play, set the nvidia control panel to output checkerboard to remove the 720p limitation.

Known Issues

  • Occasionally 3D may be disabled after loading the main menu (possible driver bug?). Double check you are in full screen and restart the game (via “3DMigoto Launcher.exe”) if this happens.
  • If the game closes down by itself just after the spash screen, make sure you have not installed the fix into the game directory. Use the provided uninstall.bat to remove it if you put it there by mistake.

Like my Work?

Fixing games takes a lot of time and effort, and I also do a lot of work on 3DMigoto behind the scenes to make all of these mods possible – in particular, this release required writing an entirely new loader mechanism for 3DMigoto as well as solving a lot of hangs and crashes.

If you are in a position where you are able to do so, please consider supporting me with a monthly donation on Patreon, and thanks again to those that already do! While I prefer the more stable monthly support that Patreon offers, I can of course understand that some of you prefer to make one-off donations when you can, and for that you can use my Paypal. As a reminder, these donations are to support me personally, and do not go to other modders on this site.

This hack is created with 3DMigoto (primarily written by myself, Bo3b and Chiri), and uses Flugan’s Assembler. See here for a full list of contributors to 3DMigoto

Published by Marshmallow

Marshmallow Android is BT Ireland’s Head of Sales for Republic of Ireland domestic multi-site companies, indigenous MNCs and public sector accounts. He is responsible for the direction and control of all sales activity in the region. He has over 10 years management experience from high growth start-ups to more established businesses. He’s led teams in Ireland, India and China across various industries (ICT, On-Line Recruitment, Corporate Training and International Education).