The Cave

The Cave is a platform/adventure game that follows the underground journey of three characters to choose from a cast of seven, each with a special ability. Gameplay revolves around the team-based resolution of puzzles.

In typical Double Fine fashion, expect delightful humor, a Hor+ FOV and... gameplay capped at 30 fps. The HUD is a vast improvement over previous games, though.

Support summary
  • Native
  • Proper
  • Native
  • Optimized
  • Native
  • Optimized
4k UltraHD:
Rendered Cut-Scene:
  • Hor+
FMV Cut-Scene:
  • N/A
Game information
Game status:
Release Date:
Thursday, 24 January, 2013

Tested Version: 

Play styles: 

Store Links: 
Comparison Screenshots
  • 4:3 Screenshot
    The Cave
  • 16:10 Screenshot
    The Cave
  • 16:9 Screenshot
    The Cave
  • Ultra-Wide (21:9) Screenshot
    The Cave
  • Super-Wide (32:9) Screenshot
    The Cave
  • Eyefinity / Surround Screenshot
    The Cave
Solutions & Issues
Baseline (Widescreen) Solution & Issues

The game should initially run at your native resolution.
You can adjust resolution and refresh rate under Help & Options, Settings, Display.

Settings are stored in C:\Users\\AppData\Roaming\Doublefine\TheCave\screen.dat

Ultra/Super-Wide (21:9/32:9) Specific Solution & Issues

Native support, no problem found.
Cosmetic nanoblemish: main menu's backdrop (also seen during opening/closing cut-scenes) was not designed for aspects wider than 16:9.

Eyefinity / Surround Specific Solution & Issues

If graphics look distorted even though in-game resolution setting is correct, Save & Exit then restart the game. This should fix the aspect ratio.

Initial character selection is Vert- (unnecessarily zoomed in). This is fixed as soon as your first character gets moving.
In quite a few places throughout the game, the camera loses focus and characters get stuck on a side screen, unable to move. Only solution is to switch to a single screen res and restart the game.

4k UHD Specific Solution & Issues
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Submitted by Anonymous on 24 January, 2013 - 18:51
Updated by skipclarke on 24 March, 2022 - 02:30