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Cave Story

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Cave Story
Cave Story cover
Developers
Pixel
Release dates
Windows December 20, 2004
Cave Story guide at StrategyWiki
Cave Story at Wikipedia
Cave Story
Cave Story 2004
Cave Story+ 2011

This page is for the original game. For the enhanced remake, see Cave Story+.

Key points

Multiple language translations available.

General information

Cave Story (Doukutsu Monogatari) - A Tribute Site
Unofficial Cave Story Wikia

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Official website
DRM-free
Freeware.
Windows

Essential improvements[edit]

Graphics Enhancement Pack[edit]

A patch that includes various improvements and fixes for the game's graphical fidelity like widescreen support, 60 FPS etc. More info here.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Config.dat

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Profile.dat

Video settings[edit]

General settings.
General settings.
Graphics option Option Notes
Widescreen resolution
640x480 only. Use this patch to force higher resolutions.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
Use this patch.
4K Ultra HD
Use this patch.
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Choice of 320x240 or 640x480 window.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Can be enabled with this patch.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS
Capped at 50 FPS. Use this patch to run at 60 FPS.
120+ FPS
Even with the Graphics Enhancement Pack, the game is capped at 60 FPS to prevent major glitches.

Input settings[edit]

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Everything is text-based.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Use the unofficial translation.
Spanish
Use the unofficial translation.
Simplified Chinese
Use the unofficial translation.
Traditional Chinese
Use the unofficial translation.
Dutch
Use the unofficial translation.
French
Use the unofficial translation.
German
Use the unofficial translation.
Italian
Use the unofficial translation.
Japanese
Use the original Japanese version.
Korean
Use the unofficial translation.
Lithuanian
Use the unofficial translation.
Polish
Use the unofficial translation.
Brazilian Portuguese
Use the unofficial translation.
Portuguese
Use the unofficial translation.
Russian
Use the unofficial translation.
Russian
Use the unofficial translation.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
DirectDraw 7
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 98, 2000, XP
Processor (CPU)
System memory (RAM)
Hard disk drive (HDD) 5 MB
Video card (GPU) DirectX 5 compatible

References