Oddworld: Abe's Exoddus

Oddworld: Abe's Exoddus

Abe's peaceful retirement was shattered when visited by a vision from the Three Weirdos. Abe learned the Magog Cartel was mining Necrum, the sacred Mudokon city of the dead, to collect bones to make super-addictive SoulStorm Brew.

After freeing the Mudokon spirits imprisoned in the Mudanchee and Mudomo Vaults, Abe gained scary powers from the Weirdos, including the ability to heal his Mudokon friends of SoulStorm addiction, and the power to turn invisible. Infiltrating the transportation hub of FeeCo Depot, and using explosive farts to survive adventures at the Slig Barracks and Bonewerks, Abe broke into SoulStorm Brewery.

There Abe learned the truth behind the secret ingredient of SoulStorm Brew . . . just before blasting the place to atoms with the combined power of the sobered-up Mudokon he'd rescued. Then Abe joined his brew-addled pals at Alf's Rehab & Tea to take the cure - the journey of a lifetime starts with one step. Or is it twelve?

Game: Graphical Adventure.

Installation: Installs and plays with no problems at all.

Application Details:

Version: 1.0
License: Retail
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Platinum
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.3.30

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowArch Linux x86_64Oct 16 20111.3.30Yes Yes Platinuman anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 10.04 "Lucid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Mar 06 20111.3.14Yes No GarbagePekka Helenius 
ShowUbuntu 9.04 "Jaunty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jul 05 20091.1.24Yes Yes PlatinumEdward 
ShowUbuntu 8.10 "Intrepid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Nov 25 20081.0.1Yes Yes Platinuman anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 8.04 "Hardy" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Oct 16 20081.1.6Yes Yes Platinuman anonymous user 

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HowTo / Notes


When installing the game, please skip the installation of DirectX, since the version included in Wine is working perfectly.

Installing DirectX can cause problems and lead to non-working situations.


The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. WineHQ is not responsible for what they say.

"Incorrect version of Windows"
by Pekka Helenius on Sunday March 6th 2011, 7:32
I installed sweet game today on my Ubuntu 10.04 (Wine 1.3.14). Installation progress succeeded, no problems at all. However, when trying to open the game itself (Exoddus.exe or Auto.exe in CD), I get following error popup:

"Incorrect version of Windows"
Sorry, not supported on Windows NT.

The error message appears, no matter whether I configure the game to use Windows XP, ME, 2000, Vista, 98 etc. on Wine settings. I have tried Desktop mode (640x480), reinstalled Abe's Exoddus twice or three times, and no solution. I guess I'm missing maybe a DLL file, so the game is not able to run correctly. I rejected the DirectX version installation which was suggested by the setup program, so the problem must be within the configuration of Wine & Exoddus. Wine installation is not, however, corrupted, because it is able to run all other games correctly, even Abe's Oddysee - but not Exoddus.

Computer short tech specs:
Asus 1215N Eee PC
Wine version: 1.3.14
Operating System: Easypeasy 1.6, Ubuntu 10.04, kernel 2.6.32-29-generic (lucid)
Graphics in use: Intel Corporation N10 Family Integrated Graphics Controller (Kernel driver & Kernel modules: i915)

So, any ideas what's going on with the Exoddus, why does NOT the game run as it should do? What am I missing? Unlike the game description says here, Abe's Exoddus runs all but well on Wine. I really want to play this great adventure game after so many years, so any conclusive help you can offer is very welcome.

Keyboard input is ignored
by Matt Smith on Friday August 1st 2008, 21:30
In full screen mode keyboard input is ignored until mouse is clicked or ALT+F4 is pressed. In windowed mode, keyboard input is ignored until mouse is over window.
RE: Keyboard input is ignored
by Matt Smith on Monday August 4th 2008, 2:51
Also if I disable the 'Allow the window manager to control the windows' option in winecfg, keyboard input works.
strange problem
by Florian on Tuesday July 22nd 2008, 11:41
As the subject says, I have a strange problem with this game.
The english demo works without a problem. But my german version crashes with an unhandled exception.

-I haven't installed Directx.(I'm not that stupid.)
-The game works under windows and I bought it in a normal shop, it's NOT a copy.
-I installed it from the cds without any modifications.

Any ideas?
RE: strange problem
by Florian on Tuesday July 22nd 2008, 11:42
sorry, I meant "page fault" not "exception".
cannot launch the game
by OM on Sunday April 8th 2007, 18:46
I run Kubuntu Feisty Beta. Installation went fine, I think. I installed it onto my Windows partition and clicked I wished to install DirectX.

when I run it now from the play disk, it says:
"Can't set mode trying 640x480x8"
"Can't set mode trying 640x480x16"
and finally:
"SetMode failed err=-2005532552"

I tried setting Wine to emulate a virtual desktop 640x480, even though I don't know what that is supposed to mean, but it didn't help.

any help is appreciated you can contact me as 'homie.bongo', the domain is Gmail
RE: cannot launch the game
by Gergely Kiss on Wednesday August 29th 2007, 8:10
You must not install DirectX! Wine uses its own libraries, if you replace them with the ones built by Microsoft, DX applications stop working. Delete the .wine directory from your home folder, then run winecfg. I hope this will help you.
This game plays excellent on my system. No problems experienced at all. It's amazing! Thanks for the developer team, great work!

PS.: if anyone has lockup problems with SIS or VIA chipsets, try to disable DRI (by uncommenting the Load "DRI" line in the xorg.conf file). Sometimes it is also needed to add an extra option to the "Device" section of your video adapter (for SIS cards, use Option "DRI" "Off")

This solved all my problems with running DirectX games on Wine.
RE: cannot launch the game
by Gary Pendergast on Monday September 1st 2008, 18:45
I have the same problem with the newly released Steam version, though I didn't install DirectX, there was no option to do so.
RE: cannot launch the game
by Gary Pendergast on Friday September 5th 2008, 18:53
For those interested, turn on virtual desktop in winecfg fixes this error.