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Oddworld Abe's Oddysee Guide

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  • by booman, Nov 12, 2017 at 12:34 PM
  • booman

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    Play as Abe escaping Rupture Farms from being made into the new entree: Tasty Treats. Abe's Oddysee is a classic platform puzzle-jump game from the 90's in a 3D rendered environment.

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    Follow my step-by-step guide on installing, configuring and optimizing Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee in Linux with PlayOnLinux.

    Note: This guide applies to the GOG version of Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee. Other versions may require additional steps.

    Tips & Specs:

    To learn more about PlayOnLinux and Wine configuration, see the online manual: PlayOnLinux Explained

    Mint 18.2 64-bit
    PlayOnLinux: 4.2.12
    Wine: 2.0.2

    Wine Installation

    Click Tools
    Select "Manage Wine Versions"
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    Look for the Wine Version: 2.0.3
    Select it
    Click the arrow pointing to the right
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    Click Next

    Downloading Wine
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    Extracting

    Downloading Gecko
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    Installed
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    Wine 2.0.3 is installed and you can close this window

    PlayOnLinux Setup

    Launch PlayOnLinux
    Click Install
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    Click "Install a non-listed program"
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    Click Next

    Select "install a program in a new virtual drive"
    Click Next
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    Name the virtual drive: abesoddysee
    Click Next
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    Check all three options:
    • Use another version of Wine
    • Configure Wine
    • Install some libraries
    Click Next
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    Select Wine: 2.0.3
    Click Next
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    Select "32 bits windows installation"
    Click Next
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    Wine Configuration

    Applications Tab
    Windows version: Windows 7
    Click Apply
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    Graphics Tab
    Check "Automatically capture the mouse in full-screen windows"
    Click Next
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    PlayOnLinux Packages (DLLs, Libraries, Components)

    Check the following:
    • POL_Install_corefonts
    • POL_Install_d3dx9
    • POL_Install_tahoma
    Click Next
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    Note: All packages should automatically download and install

    Click Browse
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    Select "setup_abes_oddsee_2.0.0.4.exe"
    Click Open
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    Click Next again

    Click Options
    Uncheck "Create desktop icons"
    Check "Yes, I have read and accept EULA"
    Click Install
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    Click Exit
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    PlayOnLinux Shortcut

    Select "AbeWin.exe"
    Click Next
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    Name the shortcut: Abes Oddysee
    Click Next
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    Select "I don't want to make another shortcut"
    Click Next
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    PlayOnLinux Configure

    Select "Abes Oddysee"
    Click Configure
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    General Tab
    Wine version: 2.0.3
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    Note: Click the + to download other versions of Wine. Click the down-arrow to select other versions of Wine

    Display Tab
    Video memory size: Enter the amount of memory your video card/chip uses
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    Close Configure

    Back to PlayOnLinux
    Select "Abes Oddysee"
    Click Run
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    Note: Click debug to see errors and bugs

    Conclusion:
    Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee ran perfectly out of the box. Its an older game from the 90's so don't expect high resolution compatibility.

    Gameplay Video:


    Screenshots:
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Comments

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Nov 12, 2017.

  1. cloasters
    The name of "Oddworld" certainly fits this game!

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