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


The game, but... (see below)

What does not

In order to get the visual display working at all, the game must be run in full-screen mode with a virtual desktop.

There are no fade-in/fade-out screen transitions: The screen simply freezes for a moment, goes blank, and then displays the next game area.

The text is occasionally displayed in squished-together blocks. (But is still readable.)

Regardless of settings, the sound and gameplay is choppy. The hiccups in the game coincide with the reported DSound errors.


What was not tested

Jack/NAS drivers.

Didn't play through the whole game.

Hardware tested


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  • Driver:

Additional Comments

The game runs very slowly even when no sound is being played, but no errors aside from the DSound errors (DSOUND_MixInBuffer length not a multiple of block size / DSOUND_MixOne underrun on sound buffer / DSOUND_MixInBuffer Mixpos past buflen) are reported. It may just be my 400mhz computer is unable to run a virtual desktop at a reasonable speed.

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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

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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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