Oddworld: Abe's Exoddus

Oddworld: Abe's Exoddus

A permanent fix to get the Steam overlay working AND run fullscreen at your native resolution!
Hello everyone,

I found a fix for Abe's Exoddus and figure I'd share to save you all the frustration.
I was having the normal but annoying problem of no Steam overlay and black borders.
This will fix it for good.

All you need to do is download DXGL. See here:


When installed, select "stretch to screen" and that's it. Your game should now be at your native resolution, with no borders, and a working Steam overlay. I currently have it running at 1920x1080 with no issues, or "squished" textures. You can also add more filtering to enhance the graphics a bit.

For those looking for a more technical explanation on how this works, this tiny program takes legacy DirectX versions 1-7 and makes them run in OpenGL. Most modern GPUs have trouble with legacy DX versions (from what I understand), and Exoddus is a DX6 game.

Also, this app *should* fix start-up and in-game crashes some people were having, but I can not confirm as I was not having crashing issues. This app should theroretically work with many legacy games. I have confirmed this works with Abe's Oddysee with the native resolution part - I still can't get the overlay to work however. Lastly, this app has no performance decreases that I have noticed, unlike the DDhack mod. Game runs 100%. All this was performed on W7 Ultimate x64.

Enjoy :)
Last edited by DeadxWreckoning; May 10, 2013 @ 11:27am
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okdska May 30, 2013 @ 12:30am 
It works, but there are interlaced lines accross the screen and it's really annoying.
DeadxWreckoning May 30, 2013 @ 12:56am 
Interlaced lines? That's unusual, I haven't experienced that issue. What version of Windows are you running?
Dan Jun 11, 2013 @ 9:31am 
works nicely

being used in windows 8 x64
Drebin296 Jun 12, 2013 @ 3:32pm 
I downloaded it and installed it, but I'm stumped as to what to do now. I tried adding Exoddus onto the DXGL thing, but it won't let me.
DeadxWreckoning Jun 12, 2013 @ 6:40pm 
Open DXGL, and select add, navigate through that windows to the oddworld install folder in the steam folder (typically C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\Common\Oddworld Abes Exoddus), select Exoddus.exe and select OK. Then you will see oddworld in the left pane of DXGL. Select it, and on the right under "video mode" select "stretch to screen" and hit apply/ok. You should be set from there.
Last edited by DeadxWreckoning; Jun 12, 2013 @ 6:42pm
Drebin296 Jun 15, 2013 @ 5:41pm 
Thank you very much! It worked.
Koppnasty Jun 18, 2013 @ 8:50pm 
Soup can is a see Jun 19, 2013 @ 1:40pm 
love this, thanks
Sweeeeet! Thanks
okdska Jun 21, 2013 @ 4:15pm 
I run Win7. Turns out the interlaced lines are normal. must've been a while since i last played this ._.
DeadxWreckoning Jun 21, 2013 @ 5:04pm 
Awesome. Now I know that this has worked for everybody (so far).
Frankenstein Jul 11, 2013 @ 11:41pm 
Thanks! :)
Mrbud420 💩 Aug 23, 2013 @ 5:46pm 
I have a problem after I used your solution. Game ran fine untill I installed and used the DXGL program and only changed the video to "stretch to screen" option. Now in game at the main menu the screen is frozen but when I use the steam overlay I can see Abes little head start moving. If i leave the overlay back to main menu the screen freezes again.
Trail Blazer Feb 28, 2014 @ 5:55pm 
Thanks, this worked perfectly for me -- But there's one thing I'm wondering...

Is there a way to get this to work for the first game, Abe's Oddysee? I did the same exact thing for it but I still don't get Steam's overlay. And that's the real thing I wanted to do here for both games.
Dissection_Br Sep 7, 2014 @ 7:23pm 
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