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Shovel Knight

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Application Details:

Version: 1.0A (
License: Retail
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 2.16-staging

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Test Results

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What works

  • Installation from GOG installer
  • Graphics
  • Input
  • Audio
  • Profile creation and first level
  • Alternate Window Modes (Fullscreen, Borderless, Windowed)

What does not

  • UI Scaling; the UI is lower than it is supposed to be, even when set to native resolution. I'm trying to figure out a solution.


As said above in other tests, you will need a native override to get anything other than a blank screen. Install d3dcompiler_43 via winetricks or PlayOnLinux first. Then enter your wine configuration and add a override for d3dcompiler_43.

if you have a multimonitor setup, Shovel Knight will only detect the first monitor in your X configuration, not your primary monitor. For me, this was my left monitor. A way to workaround is to enter windowed mode, move the window to the correct monitor, and enter borderless (fullscreen will revert to the original monitor).

The UI issues do not affect gameplay; they are just a little something minor.

What was not tested

  • All other levels

Hardware tested


  • GPU: Unknown
  • Driver: unknown

Additional Comments

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 17.04 "Zesty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Sep 19 20172.16-stagingYes Yes YesGoldRafaÅ‚ 
ShowUbuntu 17.04 "Zesty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Sep 01 20172.15-stagingYes Yes NoGarbageRafaÅ‚ 
ShowUbuntu 12.04 "Precise" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Aug 11 20141.7.24Yes Yes YesGarbagean anonymous user 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Jul 08 20141.7.21Yes Yes YesGoldSAXAHOID 
CurrentLinux Mint 17.1 "Rebecca" x86-64May 29 20151.6.2Yes Yes YesGoldan anonymous user 

Known Bugs

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HowTo / Notes

Black screen workaround

If game shows nothing (black screen, no image) consider getting d3dcompiler_43.dll into wine windows32 directory and adding native override for it with winecfg.

Be warned though: in at least one case this override somehow messed up wineprefix where it was added.


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