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Oddworld: Abe's Exoddus is a 2D flip screen scrolling platform game released in November 1998 on the PS1 and PC. This movie is the first to reach a sub 37 minutes on the PSX version due to the more accurate PSX timing method used on this site which makes the run finish at 36:49, on the emulator however the old timing method is 37:14 which makes this movie 3 seconds faster on the emulator but with the new timing method this movie is actually 28 seconds faster than the current published run. We currently have an active speedrunning community on Discord and this year we have seen some new strats found that can be used in the PSX version of Exoddus. Ultimately the PC version is the fastest for the any% category with fancy glitches like the Advanced Relocation Glitch (ARG) but since we don't have a Windows TAS tool the PC version can't be TASed yet. Also the way the game ends is fixed in the movie where Abe is meant to die in the background and the screen goes back to the first screen of the Boiler.

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Technical Stuff

Emulator Used: Bizhawk v2.4.0
BIOS used: SCPH7003.bin
ROMS used:
  • Oddworld: Abe's Exoddus (USA) Disc 1
  • Oddworld: Abe's Eoxddus (USA) Disc 2
(used the disc bundler on Bizhawk to use both discs as an xml file.)

Game Objectives

  • Bad Ending
  • Heavy Glitch Abuse
  • Major Skip Glitch
  • Corrupts Save Data

Glitches Used

Auto Turn Delay

This glitch works by standing on the edge of the ledge and pressing the down button quickly and run towards a spot where you would like to hoist down. You will need to press either 'left/down' or 'right/down' depending on which direction Abe was facing.

Stop Turn and Backwards Jump

By timing this glitch perfectly you can make Abe stop and turn. To set it up, Abe needs to be standing near a ledge (pressing up whilst tunring arround) you will be able to make Abe do a backwards jump. Notice that when you press the opposite direction to where Abe is standing at the incorrect frame, Abe will just jump up and stand. But if you time it perfectly, Abe will jump backwards and possibly jump to another screen. This will allow you to jump backwards to areas and skip certain areas. Sligfantry's video can show you how this glitch works: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DIo1TJUBGlo

Roll into Walk

This glitch is only done in TASes and that's what makes Abe TASes unique. With just one frame, from a roll, Abe can automatically go into a walk. This is handy for positioning Abe towards a lever or towards a wheel.

QuikSave Gltich!

On QuikSaving and loading between certain frames, wheel lights can pause themselves temporary leading to a major skip glitch.

Improvements

Necrum Mines Tunnel 1

CrashingSnake discovered that it is faster to say "Hello" to the Mudokon on the second screen and then he will enter the bird portal faster.

Feeco Depot

The strat from the 100% run was done in this update.

Zulag 4 - Slogs

In the Slog section, I managed to save time here so that Abe doesn't hoist the ledge, he waits a little bit before climbing up the ledge.

Hub 2

The order from the 100% run starting with Zulag 8 first was added to this run.

Thanks

I need to thank CrashingSnake here for finding this new Tunnel 1 strat which would also be useful for the 100% run as well! Thanks again to everyone in the speedrunning community for finding all the new strats! Keep them coming!
Suggested Screenshot <will add later>

feos: Some frames were lost on the Glukkon(s?) but still not enough to make this new movie slower, because by then it was 73 frames faster. This slowly shrunk to 14, but in the end this run is still 88 frames faster. The game ends 86 frames faster. Still an improvement, accepting over [3544] PSX Oddworld: Abe's Exoddus by Samtastic in 36:51.44.
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This topic is for the purpose of discussing #6910: Samtastic's PSX Oddworld: Abe's Exoddus in 36:49.97
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Nice improvement, yes vote!
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Just so everyone knows, this is not a 28-second improvement. It's actually a 1.48 second improvement. The 28 seconds come from an inaccurate framerate.
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For the suggested screenshot, I would recommend something like 1:20, when Abe does the new strat at the start of Necrum Mines. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4mwF8NGffLc&ab_channel=SamLocke And also the wording of Soul Storm Brew should be SoulStorm Brew like it appears in the game: https://oddworld.fandom.com/wiki/SoulStorm_Brew
Enjoys speedrunning, playing and TASing Oddworld games! Has TASed: Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee in 12.06.13 (with Dooty) Oddworld: Adventures II in 20.03.78 (with Dooty) Oddworld: Abe's Exoddus 100% in 2:08:28.4 (with Dooty) Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee 100% in 1:05:01.65 Oddworld: Abe's Exoddus in 37:18 Oddworld: Abe's Exoddus in 37:15 Oddworld: Abe's Exoddus 100% in 2:!5.44.12 Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee any% in 13:01.3 Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee any% in 12:59.95 Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee 100% in 1:04:16.27 Currently working on: Oddworld: Abe's Exoddus 100% (version 3.0)
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How about this screenshot? I can grab something more specific if you want but you'll need to provide a frame number.
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Zinfidel wrote:
How about this screenshot? I can grab something more specific if you want but you'll need to provide a frame number.
That’s a good one actually you can use that one.
Enjoys speedrunning, playing and TASing Oddworld games! Has TASed: Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee in 12.06.13 (with Dooty) Oddworld: Adventures II in 20.03.78 (with Dooty) Oddworld: Abe's Exoddus 100% in 2:08:28.4 (with Dooty) Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee 100% in 1:05:01.65 Oddworld: Abe's Exoddus in 37:18 Oddworld: Abe's Exoddus in 37:15 Oddworld: Abe's Exoddus 100% in 2:!5.44.12 Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee any% in 13:01.3 Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee any% in 12:59.95 Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee 100% in 1:04:16.27 Currently working on: Oddworld: Abe's Exoddus 100% (version 3.0)
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Whilst you're publishing this, there has been a new strat discovered by Namesoom that I need to investigate which might save some time... https://clips.twitch.tv/FantasticSparklyPoultryRedCoat I'm not sure whenever to put this one on hold or wait till this one is published and wait to submit a possibly faster time. With me starting a new job next week it might best to leave this one published for now and when I get some time maybe I will have a look at this strat.
Enjoys speedrunning, playing and TASing Oddworld games! Has TASed: Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee in 12.06.13 (with Dooty) Oddworld: Adventures II in 20.03.78 (with Dooty) Oddworld: Abe's Exoddus 100% in 2:08:28.4 (with Dooty) Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee 100% in 1:05:01.65 Oddworld: Abe's Exoddus in 37:18 Oddworld: Abe's Exoddus in 37:15 Oddworld: Abe's Exoddus 100% in 2:!5.44.12 Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee any% in 13:01.3 Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee any% in 12:59.95 Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee 100% in 1:04:16.27 Currently working on: Oddworld: Abe's Exoddus 100% (version 3.0)
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Samtastic wrote:
I'm not sure whenever to put this one on hold or wait till this one is published and wait to submit a possibly faster time. With me starting a new job next week it might best to leave this one published for now and when I get some time maybe I will have a look at this strat.
Take your time. Remember that constant improvements hold up the judgement process. Let it be published and when you get the time, investigate that improvement along with any others that might pop up in the meantime.
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This movie has been published. The posts before this message apply to the submission, and posts after this message apply to the published movie. ---- [4328] PSX Oddworld: Abe's Exoddus by Samtastic in 36:49.97