Oddworld: Munch's Oddysee

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This page is for the original 2010 PC port. For the updated 2016 release, see Oddworld: Munch's Oddysee (2016).

Oddworld: Munch's Oddysee
Oddworld: Munch's Oddysee cover
Oddworld Inhabitants
Just Add Water
Microsoft Studios
Release dates
Windows December 20, 2010
OpenCritic 59
Series Oddworld
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Key points

Steam version owners will automatically download updated version, Oddworld: Munch's Oddysee HD. Playing original version of the game requires opting to beta branch.
Poor console port with many holdovers from the Xbox release
Inverted controls for camera/mouselook. Playing with a controller is recommended. See Remapping.
No proper analog support for controllers

General information

Oddworld Wiki
Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
DRM details are not known
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ZOOM Platform
included with the HD version as a downloadable extra

Steam version[edit]

To play this version of the game, it's necessary to opt in to original branch in game properties beta tab. Without this Steam will download new updated version, Oddworld: Munch's Oddysee HD.

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Use replacement OW_intro.bik

Apply the Oddworld: Munch's Oddysee intro skip.

Game data[edit]

In-game general settings.
In-game general settings.

Configuration file location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\bin\launcher.cfg[Note 1]
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/15740/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\saves\[Note 1]
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/15740/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud


Launcher options menu.
Launcher options menu.

If the game is launched directly from munch.exe without the launcher, it will only run in fullscreen at 1024×768 resolution with AA disabled.


In-game keyboard/mouse settings.
In-game keyboard/mouse settings.
The default keyboard/mouse layout.
The default keyboard/mouse layout.
In-game gamepad settings.
In-game gamepad settings.
The gamepad layout for the game.
The gamepad layout for the game.

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Mouse X-axis is always inverted.
Controller support
XInput and DirectInput, designed for XInput. Analog movement is not properly supported. Menus are navigated with the right analog stick.
Full controller support
Launcher requires the mouse or keyboard.
Controller remapping
Camera is controlled with the D-pad by default. See Remapping.
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Both axes are inverted when using the D-pad. See Remapping.
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Original Xbox button prompts.
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
Generic/other controllers
Additional information
Button prompts
Original Xbox button prompts only.
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
XInput only.
Simultaneous controller+KB/M


Enable right stick camera controls[1]
  1. Go to Options >> Controls >> Keyboard-Personalize.
  2. Change the Move Camera controls to the arrow keys on the keyboard.


The directions must be swapped in order to have standard camera controls.


Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music and sound; can be set to off, soft and full.
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Translation from the XBox version, Download

Issues fixed[edit]

Diagonal movement is slow or nonfunctional[edit]

Change default movement speed[1]
  1. Go to Options >> Controls >> Keyboard-Personalize.
  2. Change Default from Walk to Run.

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 8
Shader Model support 1.1
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes


Middleware Notes
Cutscenes Bink Video

System requirements[edit]

Operating system (OS) XP
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2.1 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 6600
128 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0 compatible


  1. 1.0 1.1 When running this game without elevated privileges (Run as administrator option), write operations against a location below %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMDATA%, or %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore on Windows Vista and later (more details).
  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>/15740/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (15740) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.