Hollow Knight – Button Prompt Switcher Modification + Setup + Usage

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Mod: Select the type of button prompts the game will display.


This modification allows you to choose which button prompt type will be displayed for controllers.

It applies to HK ver 1.5.75 Win/Mac/Linux

Discussion topic: https://steamcommunity.com/app/367520/discussions/0/3109153465662565530/ – [steamcommunity.com]

If something doesn’t function, let me know!


  1. Right-click Hollow Knight in Steam Library > Properties > Local Files > Browse… then:




    RIght-click ‘hollow_knight’ or ‘Hollow Knight’ > Show Package Contents > Contents/Resources/Data/Managed/



  2. Make a backup of Assembly-CSharp.dll
  3. From the link, open the folder for your OS and download the Assembly-CSharp.dll file it contains.

    https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1siu3cyZJwGfN-VJCO05tCW3tIrondoSv?usp=sharing – [google.com]

  4. Paste the .dll file into the Managed folder, so it overwrites/replaces the original version



Right-click Hollow Knight in the Steam Library > Properties.

At the bottom of the Properties window you’ll see the Launch Options text box.

Enter the command –icons= followed by one of these options:

{ 1 ¦ 2¦ 3 ¦ 4 ¦ 5 ¦ 6 }

1 : Joy-Cons image, Nintendo prompts

2 : DS4, PS prompts (Prompt for Inventory: Touchpad)

3 : DS4, PS prompts (Prompt for Inventory: Share button)

4 : DS4, PS prompts (Prompt for Inventory: Back/Select button)

5 : Xbox One, XB prompts (Prompt for Inventory: View)

6 : Xbox 360, XB prompts (Prompt for Inventory: Back/Select)

e.g. –icons=1

Delete the command from Launch Options if you want the game to select prompts in its regular manner.


Replace modded Assembly-CSharp.dll with original version. You can also do this by verifying the game files.


There is also the command –exo, standing for emulated xb360 only. This forces the game to only use the 360 controller.

An example use case:

For functional usability, a wired Switch Pro Controller must be used with an input mapper (e.g. Steam Input) (if you don’t have the drivers for it – just searched and they’ve been created…). If the input mapper doesn’t hide the physical controller, the game can still receive the commands its outputting.

So if you have uncontrollable controls with a wired Pro Controller, the following steps detail one process of gaining usability:

  1. Get the prompt switcher file
  2. Enter the –exo command
  3. Enable Steam Overlay*
  4. Enable Steam Input
  5. Enable Native Controller Input via game menu

* If you don’t wan’t the Steam Overlay enabled, change the Desktop Configuration to a gamepad config or map it to the keyboard controls the game uses.

Buuut this stuff is for another guide… At another time…

Written by tintingaroo

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