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: Bronze
Latest Wine Version Tested: 7.0-rc2

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What works

The game, and all of its filmic post-processing effects. Controllers work with x360ce.

What does not


What was not tested

The entire game, with the exception of the first few (difficult!) stages.

2-player co-op

Hardware tested


  • GPU: Nvidia
  • Driver: proprietary

Additional Comments

Personally, I've experienced frame-pacing issues. My CPU is an i5-3570k clocked at 4.1 GHz and my GPU is an Asus GeForce 660 Ti DirectCU II 192-bit card with 2 GB of VRAM. I have 16 GB of DDR3 system RAM, and my OS is 64-bit. Your millage may vary, but I've got the slightest of slightly better results with VSync turned off (default is on) and the (default) resolution set to 1280x720. I've tested Cuphead on a 32-bit Wine-staging prefix, with CSMT and "hide Wine version" enabled. GOG Galaxy was also installed on this prefix. All in all, I believe Wine users should have a smooth time getting Cuphead to work, as the game itself only uses good ol' DirectX 9. With the macOS and native Linux ports on the horizon, maybe they won't need Wine at all, but for myself and us early adopters, I am happy to confirm the Windows version works great in Wine, if said ports never do come.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowVoid LinuxJan 02 20227.0-rc2Yes Yes NoBronzeBob 
ShowUbuntu 20.04 "Focal" (+ variants like Kubuntu)Sep 26 20216.0.1Yes No NoGarbageAndrew 
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 

Known Bugs

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

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