The DRM-free version of the game available at and on the GOG Galaxy client.

Application Details:

Version: GOG
License: Retail
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 4.21-staging

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Test Results

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What works

Game seems to work, but 32-bit wine's frame rate is slower than with wine-2.0.4. Better than wine-4.0, though, as it is still playable. Wine64 seems okay, but it did hang when I tried to exit the game, however.

What does not

Slower framerate.

Screens sometimes get stuck for a long time (tens of seconds) or even hang permanently.

Gamepads require koku-xinput-wine kludge to work.


I used the koku-xinput-wine dynamic library from .

What was not tested

I did not play the game thoroughly, as I am trying multiple versions of wine to see if I can figure out at which point it became impossible to play cuphead.

Hardware tested


  • GPU: Intel
  • Driver: open source

Additional Comments

Although 3.0.5 works, I will probably stick with wine-2.0.4 which plays this game more smoothly.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowDebian GNU/Linux 10.x "Buster" x86_64Dec 15 20194.21-stagingYes Yes YesGoldB Wong 
ShowDebian 9 (Stretch)May 30 20194.9Yes Yes YesBronzeB Wong 
ShowDebian 9 (Stretch)Jun 09 20194.0.1Yes Yes YesGoldB Wong 
ShowDebian 9 (Stretch)May 30 20194.0.1Yes Yes YesGarbageB Wong 
CurrentDebian 9 (Stretch)May 30 20193.0.5Yes Yes YesSilverB Wong 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
41053 RawInput (RegisterRawInputDevices) does not work for gamepads UNCONFIRMED View

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