Oddworld: Abe's Exoddus

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Oddworld: Abe's Exoddus
Oddworld: Abe's Exoddus cover
Developers
Oddworld Inhabitants
Windows Digital Dialect
Publishers
GT Interactive
Engines
A.L.I.V.E.
Release dates
Windows November 1998
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General information

Oddworld Wiki
GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
SafeDisc DRM[Note 1].
Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
Bonus content also included including manual and wallpapers.
Windows
Humble Store
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Windows
Steam
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Windows

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\abe2.ini
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/15710/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\*.sav
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/15710/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Widescreen resolution[edit]

Game is always 640x480, which may cause problems with modern systems.
This method will only raise output resolution to match desktop's one, game will still render at 640x480.
Installing DDhack[3]
  1. Download the DirectDraw hack.
  2. Extract it into the installation folder.
  3. Launch the game and it should run at your current desktop resolution.

Notes

This fix only works from Windows Vista onwards.

Input settings[edit]

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German
Italian
Spanish

Issues fixed[edit]

Running the game on 64-bit Windows[edit]

Only effects original retail version. Not needed for currently digitally distributed versions.
Manually install the game[citation needed]
  1. Manually copy ALL the *.DDV and *.LVL files from CD, along with the EXODDUS.EXE and SOUNDS.DAT, to a new folder, 152 files in total.
  2. There are LVL files on the Play CD that are older than the same files on the Install CD, so all you need from the Play CD is the content in "movies".
  3. Run the executable. Windows will prompt you for the CD twice, which you can skip, and after the legal info in-game, it will prompt for the Play CD, just press ESC, and the game will work as it should.

Notes

You don't need the CD to run the game, as the EXE has all the files it needs in its folder, eliminating the slower loading times from the CD.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
DirectDraw 6
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 95
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 166 MHz Intel Pentium 200 MHz
System memory (RAM) 16 MB 32 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 640 MB
Video card (GPU) SVGA
DirectX 6 compatible

Notes

  1. SafeDisc retail DRM does not work on Windows 10[1] and is disabled by default on Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1 when the KB3086255 update is installed.[2]
  2. 2.0 2.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/15710/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (15710) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References