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Outlast cover
Red Barrels
OS X Soft Flight
Linux Soft Flight
Unreal Engine 3
Release dates
Windows September 4, 2013
OS X March 31, 2015
Linux March 31, 2015

Key points

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

General information

Guide for various tweaks
GOG.com Community Discussions
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Humble Store

Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions

Name Notes

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

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

Game data[edit]

Configuration files location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Outlast\OLGame\Config\
Linux $XDG_DATA_HOME/Outlast/OLGame/Config/
This game supports the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux.

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Linux $XDG_DATA_HOME/Outlast/OLGame/Cloud/
Steam <Steam-folder>/userdata/<user-id>/238320/remote/

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

General settings.
General settings.
Video settings.
Video settings.
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
See Field of view (FOV).
Can also be toggled with Alt+ Enter.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Problems with GameCompanion.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Controlled by the Textures setting.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See Anti-aliasing (AA).
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS
120+ FPS
Frame rate is capped at 62 FPS by default. See High frame rate.

Field of view (FOV)[edit]

Edit OLGame.ini
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open OLGame.ini with a text editor.
  3. On the following lines, Change the value present with what you prefer (Example: 90.0, 100.0, etc.)


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

Anti-aliasing (AA)[edit]

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]

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.
For more information, see the Unreal Engine 3 page.

Input settings[edit]

Key bindings.
Key bindings.

Mouse smoothing[edit]

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]

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.


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
Surround sound
Up to 7.0 output[1]
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio CC Notes
Brazilian Portuguese
A Turkish fan patch is available here.

VR support[edit]

Issues fixed[edit]

Crash on launch[edit]

On some 64-bit systems the game will not launch, showing a brief black window possibly with a cryptic error 0xc000007b.
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.
Add -32 parameter[2]

Use the -32 command line argument.

Other information[edit]

32-bit workaround[edit]

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.


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]

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

Disable quick time events[edit]

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]

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


  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)