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Release dates
September 4, 2013
Outlast at Steam Charts
Outlast at SteamDB
 Outlast at Wikipedia

Key points

Information 32-bit systems are not officially supported but a workaround exists (see 32-bit workaround).

General information

More information GOG.com Community Discussions
More information GOG.com Support Page
More information Thread containing multiple fixes
More information Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys
GOG.com DRM-free
Humble Store DRM-free Availability Table Icons - Steam.svg
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Essential improvements[edit]

32-bit workaround[edit]

Fix 4-gigabyte tuning[1][2]Link

  1. Open the Start menu, type cmd.exe, right click on it to open the context menu and click on "Run as administrator..."
  2. In the console window, type BCDEdit /set increaseuserva 3072 and press Enter.
  3. Reboot the system and start the game.
Information Bare in mind that this workaround can decrease the overall performance of the operating system after playing the game, so please revert the changes by opening an elevated command prompt, typing BCDEdit /deletevalue increaseuserva and rebooting the system.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Outlast\OLGame\Config\

Save game data location[edit]


Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud Native
GameSave Manager Native

Video settings[edit]

Video options.
Graphics option Option Notes
Widescreen resolution Native
Multi-monitor Unknown
Field of view (FOV) Hackable See Field of view (FOV).
Windowed Native
Borderless fullscreen windowed Impossible Problems with GameCompanion.
Anisotropic filtering (AF) Native
Anti-aliasing (AA) Hackable See Anti-aliasing (AA).
Vertical sync (Vsync) Native
High frame rate Hackable See High frame rate.

Field of view (FOV)[edit]

Fix Customize FOV by editing OLGame.iniLink

  1. Open %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Outlast\OLGame\Config\OLGame.ini
  2. Change DefaultFOV and RunningFOV to the setting you want.
Information If you want to to maintain the zooming out effect ensure the new value for RunningFOV is higher than DefaultFOV.
Information defaultfov is by default at 90 but it feels like 65, so if you want actual 90 you have to write:

DefaultFOV=110.0 and RunningFOV=120.0

Information The camcorder uses its own FOV, so you have to change it as well if you want the same FOV:

default values are: CamcorderNVMaxFOV=83.0 and CamcorderMaxFOV=83.0 For 90 FOV:

CamcorderNVMaxFOV=110.0 and CamcorderMaxFOV=110.0

Anti-aliasing (AA)[edit]

Information Anti-aliasing is off by default.

Fix Enable Antialiasing by editing OLSystemSettings.iniLink

  1. Open %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Outlast\OLGame\Config\OLSystemSettings.ini
  2. Locate the code "MaxMultiSamples=1".Change it to MaxMultiSamples=2

(In "MaxMultiSamples=" you can use 2, 4, or 8)

Fix Enable Antialiasing by using Nvidia InspectorLink

  1. Open nVidia Inspector, and create a new profile for Outlast.
  2. Change the antialiasing compatibility to 0x080000C1.
  3. Change antialiasing mode to "Override any application setting".
  4. Change antialiasing setting to "4x [4x Multisampling]".
  5. Change antialiasing transparency supersampling to "4x Sparse Grid Supersampling".
  6. Apply changes.

High frame rate[edit]

Fix Change frame rate smoothingLink

  1. Navigate to configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open the OLEngine.ini with a text editor.
  3. Search and change bSmoothFrameRate to FALSE or raise MaxSmoothedFrameRate value.
  4. Save file and make it "read only".
Information For more information, see the Unreal Engine 3 page.

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping Native
Mouse acceleration Impossible
Mouse input in menus Native
Mouse Y-axis inversion Native
Controller support Native
Full controller support Native
Controller remapping Hackable See Controller Remap
Controller Y-axis inversion Native

Controller Remap[edit]

Fix Manually edit controller mapping.Link

  1. Navigate to the <path-to-game>\OLGame\Config\ and open DefaultInput.ini.
  2. Scroll right to the bottom where you will find a paragraph of text starting with .GPBindingsC=
  3. Edit Command="xxxxx" for each line/button in this paragraph to customize the controls to your liking, using the above paragraph starting with .GPBindingsB= as reference to the avaliable commands.
  4. Open the game, and change "Options>General>Controller Configuration" to "TYPE C" to use your custom layout.
Note: Changing your controller layout in this fashion will also edit the shown controller map under "Options>General>Controller Configuration" for ease of use.

Audio settings[edit]

General Options.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls Impossible
Surround sound Native Up to 7.0 output[3]
Subtitles Native
Closed captions Impossible
Mute on focus lost Native


Language UI Audio CC Notes
English Native Native Native
French Native Impossible Native
German Native Impossible Native
Italian Native Impossible Native
Hungarian Native Impossible Native
Polish Native Impossible Native
Brazilian Portuguese Native Impossible Native
Russian Native Impossible Native
Spanish Native Impossible Native
Turkish Native Impossible Native A Turkish fan patch is available here.

Other information[edit]

Increase texture resolution[edit]

Fix Get Better Texture Resolution by editing OLEngine.iniLink

  1. Go to %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Outlast\OLGame\Config
  2. Open OLEngine.ini in a text editor.
  3. Locate the code "MaxProcBuildingLODColorTextureSize=1024" and "MaxProcBuildingLODLightingTextureSize=256".
  4. Change it to:

MaxProcBuildingLODColorTextureSize=2048 MaxProcBuildingLODLightingTextureSize=1024

(In "MaxProcBuildingLODColorTextureSize" and "MaxProcBuildingLODLightingTextureSize" you can write 1024, 2048 or other Values)

Remove motion blur[edit]

Fix Remove Motion Blur by editing OLSystemSettings.iniLink

  1. Go to %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Outlast\OLGame\Config
  2. Open OLSystemSettings.ini in a text editor.
  3. Locate the code "MotionBlur=True", "MotionBlurPause=True" and "MotionBlurSkinning=1".
  4. Change it to:

MotionBlur=False MotionBlurPause=False


Disable Quick Time Events[edit]

Fix Disable Quick Time Events by editing DefaultGame.iniLink

  1. Go to the installation folder.
  2. Open OLGame\Config\DefaultGame.ini
  3. Change StruggleNoFail=False to StruggleNoFail=True

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS)
XP, Vista, 7, 8
Processor (CPU) 2.2 GHz Dual Core CPU 2.8 GHz Quad Core CPU
System memory (RAM) 2 GB 3 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
5 GB
Video card (GPU) NVIDIA GeForce 9800GTX
ATI Radeon HD 3xxx series
512 MB of VRAM
ATI Radeon HD 6850
1 GB of VRAM


  1. http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=175801311#-1
  2. http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/bb613473
  3. PC Gaming Surround Sound Round-up