Outlast

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Outlast
Outlast.jpg
Developers
Engines
Release dates
Windows
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 Guide for various tweaks
More information GOG.com Community Discussions
More information GOG.com Support Page
More information Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys
GOG.com DRM-free
Humble Store DRM-free Availability Table Icons - Steam.svg
Steam Availability Table Icons - Steam.svg

Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions

Name Notes
Whistleblower Windows

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Fix Delete/rename IntroLogo.bik

  1. Go to <path-to-game>\OLGame\Movies\
  2. Delete or rename IntroLogo.bik

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

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

Save game data location[edit]

  Location 
Windows <Steam-folder>\userdata\<user-id>\238320\remote\

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud Native
GameSave Manager Native

Video settings[edit]

General settings.
Video settings.
Graphics option Option Notes
Widescreen resolution Native
Multi-monitor Unknown
Field of view (FOV) Hackable See Field of view (FOV).
Windowed Native Can also be toggled with Alt+ Enter.
Borderless fullscreen windowed Impossible Problems with GameCompanion.
Anisotropic filtering (AF) Native Controlled by the Textures setting.
Anti-aliasing (AA) Hackable See Anti-aliasing (AA).
Vertical sync (Vsync) Native
High frame rate Hackable Frame rate is capped at 62 FPS by default. See High frame rate.

Field of view (FOV)[edit]

Fix Edit OLGame.ini

  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open OLGame.ini with a text editor.
  3. To achieve an FOV of 90°, change the following lines to these values:
DefaultFOV=110.0
RunningFOV=120.0
CamcorderNVMaxFOV=110.0
CamcorderMaxFOV=110.0

Notes

Information To maintain the zooming out effect when running, ensure the value for RunningFOV is always higher than DefaultFOV

Anti-aliasing (AA)[edit]

Fix Enable SGSSAA using Nvidia Inspector

  1. Download and run Nvidia Inspector.
  2. Click the wrench icon and search for Outlast in the profiles list.
  3. Set Antialiasing compatibilty to 0x080010C1
  4. Set Antialiasing - Mode to Override any application setting
  5. Set Antialiasing - Setting to 2x, 4x or 8x Multisampling
  6. Set Antialiasing - Transparency supersampling to 2x, 4x or 8x Sparse Grid Supersampling (the level must match the previous setting).
  7. Set Texture filtering - LOD Bias to:
    -0.500 (if using 2x MSAA + 2x SGSSAA).
    -1.000 (if using 4x MSAA + 4x SGSSAA).
    -1.500 (if using 8x MSAA + 8x SGSSAA).
  8. Click Apply to save the changes.

High frame rate[edit]

Fix Edit OLEngine.ini

  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open OLEngine.ini with a text editor.
  3. Change the second instance of bSmoothFrameRate=True to bSmoothFrameRate=False, or raise MaxSmoothedFrameRate=62.000000 value.
  4. Save the changes.
Information For more information, see the Unreal Engine 3 page.

Input settings[edit]

Key bindings.
Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping Native
Mouse acceleration Hackable Smoothing can be disabled. See Mouse smoothing.
Mouse input in menus Native
Mouse Y-axis inversion Native
Controller
Controller support Native
Full controller support Native
Controller remapping Hackable See Controller remapping.
Controller Y-axis inversion Native

Mouse smoothing[edit]

Fix Edit OLInput.ini

  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open OLInput.ini with a text editor.
  3. Change the first instance of bEnableMouseSmoothing=true to bEnableMouseSmoothing=false
  4. Save the changes.

Controller remapping[edit]

Fix Edit DefaultInput.ini

  1. Go to <path-to-game>\OLGame\Config\
  2. Open DefaultInput.ini
  3. Scroll right to the bottom where you will find a paragraph of text starting with .GPBindingsC=
  4. Edit Command="X" for each line/button in this paragraph to customize the controls, using the above paragraph starting with .GPBindingsB= as reference to the available commands.
  5. Save the changes.
  6. Launch the game, go to Options >> General and change Controller Configuration to Type C to use the custom layout.

Notes

Information Changing the controller layout in this fashion will also edit the shown controller map under Options >> General >> Controller Configuration for ease of use.

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls Impossible
Surround sound Native Up to 7.0 output[1]
Subtitles Native
Closed captions Impossible
Mute on focus lost Native

Localizations

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.

Issues fixed[edit]

Crash on launch[edit]

Information On some 64-bit systems the game will not launch, showing a brief black window possibly with a cryptic error 0xc000007b.
Information This will instruct the game to run in 32-bit mode even on a 64-bit platform, which should work just the same but bypasses the issue with incompatible 64-bit system libraries.

Fix Add -32 parameter[2]

  1. Right-click the game in the Steam client and choose Properties.
  2. Click Set Launch Options and add -32
  3. Click OK to save the changes.

Other information[edit]

32-bit workaround[edit]

Fix 4-gigabyte tuning[3][4]

  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.

Notes

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.

Increase texture resolution[edit]

Fix Edit OLEngine.ini

  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open OLEngine.ini in a text editor.
  3. Find the lines:
    MaxProcBuildingLODColorTextureSize=1024
    MaxProcBuildingLODLightingTextureSize=256
  4. Change their values to 2048 and 1024, respectively.
  5. Save the changes.

Disable quick time events[edit]

Fix Edit DefaultGame.ini

  1. Go to <path-to-game>\OLGame\Config\
  2. Open DefaultGame.ini with a text editor.
  3. Change StruggleNoFail=False to StruggleNoFail=True
  4. Save the changes.

System requirements[edit]

Windows
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
NVIDIA GTX 460
ATI Radeon HD 6850
1 GB of VRAM
Information 32-bit systems are not officially supported but a workaround exists (see 32-bit workaround).

References

  1. PC Gaming Surround Sound Round-up
  2. Fix for issues launching the game :: Outlast General Discussions
  3. Steam Community :: Guide :: 32bit Optimization
  4. 4-Gigabyte Tuning: BCDEdit and Boot.ini (Windows)