Category: Main Games Action Games Cave Story 1.0x (english)

Cave Story

The release version of the game with the English language patch applied.

Application Details:

Version: 1.0x (english)
License: Free to use
Votes: 2
Latest Rating: Platinum
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.6.2

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Test Results

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What works


Almost everything works. Game runs smoothly if properly configured. (See below.)

What does not

There are no screen transitions: The screen simply freezes for a moment and then displays the next game area.

The text is squished to one side. (But is still readable.)

Using OSS driver, the "Hardware Acceleration" option must be set to "Emulation". (Using winecfg)

Regardless of settings, while using the ALSA driver, the music and sound is very choppy.


What was not tested

Jack/NAS drivers.

Hardware tested


  • GPU:
  • Driver:

Additional Comments

When hardware acceleration is set to "emulation", Wine still prints out errors involving the sound. (DSOUND_MixInBuffer length not a multiple of block size / DSOUND_MixOne underrun on sound buffer / DSOUND_MixInBuffer Mixpos past buflen) However, the errors do not cause the game to lag as they do when hardware acceleration is set to full, standard, or basic.

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jun 06 20161.6.2N/A Yes Platinuman anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 10.10 "Maverick" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Nov 30 20101.2.1N/A Yes Silveran anonymous user 
ShowFedora 13Jun 24 20101.2-rc1Yes Yes Platinuman anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 9.10 "Karmic" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Nov 03 20091.1.32Yes Yes Garbagean anonymous user 
ShowDebian GNU/Linux 5.x "Lenny"May 10 20091.1.20Yes Yes Platinumshamanix 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
1631 Sound underruns occur in directsound CLOSED FIXED View

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HowTo / Notes

Native Cave Story build

There is a native port of Cave Story to Linux now, including the English patch:


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