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Happy New Year & Oddboxx Updates

Happy New Year from Oddworld Inhabitants. Here's a look at the updates to the Oddboxx we've got planned.

All’ya

Just wanted to wish you all a Happy New Year for what promises to be an exciting and busy year for all of us here at Oddworld.

Over the next couple of weeks we’re going to be adding more parts to the website, including the return of that old favourite “Fan of the Month”. So keep your eyes peeled as the month progresses.

Now onto more important things, I wanted to update you all on the status of the 2 main parts of the “Oddboxx” release, Stranger’s Wrath and Munch’s Oddysee …

Stranger’s Wrath:

We are planning on releasing a single update for Stranger to tackle the issues that have been raised by you guys in the community, we are trying to get this out as soon as possible, but not until we are 100% confident in the patch. We simply don’t want to your hopes up then release a version with problems.

Performance issues – By resolving a couple of issues, and an optimization or two, we have this fixed now, with some test machines running at 120fps.

Save Game issues – Due to Steam being installed to the “Program Files” area of Windows, in some cases (Vista/Windows7) due to permissions save games did not function, these have now been moved to the “My Documents” folder.

First Person issue – There was an issue relating to the camera not refreshing correctly when in First Person mode, this was exclusively on nVidia cards and has been fixed.

Joypad auto-detect – We have removed this feature as it has been causing problems when multiple USB input devices are connected. You now have to select Keyboard/Joypad control via the Launcher program.

Keyboard layout – We’ve updated this to make it a bit more pleasing to look at.

Display Options – We are altering the way the display options work. You will now be allowed to chose a resolution based upon your system preferences.

Control Options – We are also overhauling the way in which controls are defined and set.

Language support – We will be releasing French and German screen text update with this update too.

Munch’s Oddysee:

We will be releasing 3 separate updates for Munch; this is mainly due to the amount of issues and bugs that we have to fix.

PC Update  1
• Fix crash issues
• Fix sound issues
• Broken achievement fixes
PC Update 2
• Fix PC keyboard controls
• Add more Achievements
• Joypad support improvements
• ‘Superfast’ / ‘Superslow’ mode fix
• Fix Shadows.
• Multiple resolution + widescreen support with windows launcher
• Config menu fixes
PC Update 3
• Localisation support

As soon as the patches are ready to go out we’ll let you all know via, here, our facebook page and twitter! Thanks for your patience, and sorry it’s taken so long to get back to you guys!

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