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Cave Story (Doukutsu Monogatari)

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From Wikipedia:

Cave Story (洞窟物語 Doukutsu Monogatari) is a freeware platform-adventure video game released in 2004 for the PC. It was developed over five years by Daisuke "Pixel" Amaya in his free time. Cave Story features 2D platform mechanics and is a homage to the classic games the developer played in his youth, such as Metroid.

After its initial self-published release, Cave Story slowly gained popularity on the Internet. It received wide critical acclaim for its compelling story and gameplay. Independent developer Nicalis worked with Amaya to port the game to WiiWare and DSiWare in 2010. An enhanced version, Cave Story+, was released for Steam in November 2011, with a Nintendo 3DS release in October 2012. A 3D remake of the game, titled Cave Story 3D, was developed by Nicalis and published by NIS America for the Nintendo 3DS in November 2011.

The game focuses on an amnesiac protagonist who awakens in a cave. Through his explorations, he discovers a plot by the Doctor, a megalomaniac who intends to force the inhabitants of the cave to fight for him in his bid to conquer the world. The protagonist is thrust into the position of savior as he endeavors to defeat the Doctor.

Offered for download here is the Mac OS X port of Cave Story made by Nakiwo, along with the English translation of the Mac version based off of the fan translation made by Aeon Genesis; this fan translation port was made by Turtle.

Download 1 is Japanese language v0.0.8 ported from PC to Mac by Nakiwo, for Intel Macs only. According to the author's website, it seems it's required for using OS X 10.10 (+higher?).

Download 2 is Japanese language v0.0.7 ported from PC to Mac by Nakiwo, a universal binary for both Intel and PPC Mac OS X 10.3 through 10.9. This version is also the one keyed for use with the particular Spanish language translation patch file provided here as dL #5.

Download 3 is Japanese language v0.0.6 ported from PC to Mac by Nakiwo, for PowerPC Macs only. Mac OS X 10.3 was this one's minimum recommended, however OS X 10.2.8 tests ok & had been supported under older versions of Cave Story.

Download 4 contains Everything for the English language players. All three versions, already patched for language ; plus the patches themselves. And the game Manual translated into English as well.

Download 5 is Spanish language prepatched Cave Story v0.0.7 - translation was made by Pillows and Lord Zoltan. I (meleemario) made patches from this using the original Japanese binary of 0.0.7 by Nakiwo.

Download 6 is a collection of patches made by myself (meleemario) using Sappharad's MultiPatch (version 1.3, 32-bit) on Mac OS X 10.4.11 Tiger) utility. Patches for Cave Story 0.0.6 in English, 0.0.7 in both English and Spanish are included in IPS, UPS, and XDelta format. To apply these patches, first install an untouched copy of "" (either 0.0.6 or 0.0.7) to the Applications directory, then run MultiPatch, pick your patch format of choice (Whichever you are most comfortable with), and point it to the unmodified application, and you should be all set. I haven't tested these patches myself though, only created them, so do let me know how they work in the comments!

This is included here on the Garden because this is a freeware computer game. The remakes for Steam, 3DS, and DSiWare/WiiWare however are not!

External Download Mirror (Author's Website)
Cave Story 0.0.8 and 0.0.7 Ports by Nakiwo

(.DMG Files)
External Download Mirror (Author's Website)
English Translation Patch of Cave Story 0.0.7 by Turtle

(.tar.gz Archive)
External Download Mirror (Author's Website)
English Translation Patch of Cave Story 0.0.6 by Turtle

(.tar.gz Archive)
External Link (Cave Story Tribute Site)
All ports of Cave Story, plus additional files and utilities

(Various Archive Formats)
Architecture: PPC x86 (Intel:Mac)

v0.0.8 requires an Intel Mac with OS X 10.10

v0.0.7 is a universal binary that can work on Mac OS X 10.3.x all the way to 10.9

v0.0.6 is a PPC binary that will work on Mac OS X 10.2 to 10.4.11 (10.5.8 tested audio in error)


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by SkyCapt - 2019, January 29 - 3:05am

Great game with retro feel, they say the author spent 5 years making and refining it (not including updates). Very confusing and complicated page here though. I consolidated all things English into a new dL #4, found the Manual in English which had been missing, now in dL #4 as well. I compared mine and yours files too, for any differences, none found.

Actually the v0.0.8 Patch is missing from dL #4 but I did locate an already-patched app plus its patch instructions file.

I run v0.0.6 in Jaguar OSX 10.2.8 but only in a window, if I try going full screen it locks up on an all black view and I must press force-quit.