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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
Developers
Oddworld Inhabitants
Just Add Water
Publishers
Microsoft Studios
Engines
Gamebryo
Release dates
Windows December 20, 2010
Reception
OpenCritic 59
IGDB 55
Taxonomy
Monetization One-time game purchase
Series Oddworld
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Oddworld
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Oddworld: Munch's Oddysee 2010
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Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath HD 2012
Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty! 2015
Oddworld: Munch's Oddysee (2016) 2016
Oddworld: Soulstorm Enhanced Edition 2021

General information

Oddworld Wiki
Steam Community Discussions

Availability

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Amazon.com
DRM details are not known
Windows
Steam
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Windows
ZOOM Platform
DRM-free
Included with the HD version as a downloadable extra
Windows

Steam version

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 the new updated version, Oddworld: Munch's Oddysee HD.

Essential improvements

Skip intro videos

Use replacement OW_intro.bik

Apply the Oddworld: Munch's Oddysee intro skip.

Game data

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

Configuration file location

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

Save game data location

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

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video

Launcher options menu.
Launcher options menu.

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Widescreen behavior is Vert-.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Up to 8x.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Excessively high frame rates (1000+ FPS) result in minor glitches that are not game-breaking such as SpooceShrubs to grow extremely fast.
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.

Input

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
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Mouse X-axis is always inverted.
Controller
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
PlayStation controllers
Generic/other controllers
Additional information
Button prompts
Original Xbox button prompts only.
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
XInput only.
Digital movement supported
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Remapping

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.

Notes

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

Audio

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

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
Translation from the XBox version, Download
Polish
Fan translation; Download.

Issues fixed

Diagonal movement is slow or nonfunctional

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

"The configuration has been changed" error and crash to desktop when loading a save file

After the opening cutscene ends, you'll get the aforementioned error message at the start of a level followed by the game prompting you to either save and quit, quit without saving or to continue. Ignoring the error message, saving and loading the save file will result in a crash to desktop.
Update to the April 2011 patch (Update 4)[2]

Other information

API

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

Middleware

Middleware Notes
Cutscenes Bink Video

System requirements

Windows
Minimum
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


Notes

  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 Notes regarding Steam Play (Linux) data:

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Xbox controller not working right? :: Oddworld: Munch's Oddysee General Discussions
  2. Verified by User:Robot Enthusiast on 2023-11-23
    I have the original December 2010 Oddbox collection release and was having this issue, when I updated it to the April 2011 patch, the issue has been fixed, the error message no longer appears and I can load a save file without crashing.