Outcast

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Outcast
Outcast cover
Developers
Appeal
Publishers
Infogrames
Engines
GAIA
Release dates
Windows July 31, 1999
Outcast on Wikipedia
Outcast
Outcast 1999
Outcast 1.1 2014
Outcast: Second Contact 2017

This page is for the original version. For the updated version, see Outcast 1.1. For the 2017 remake, see Outcast: Second Contact.

Key points

To save the game, press F2 and use the equipped crystal

General information

GOG.com Community Discussions
GOG.com Support Page

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
DRM details are not known
Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
Bundled with Outcast 1.1 as "Outcast Classic".
Windows

Essential improvements[edit]

Launcher general settings (1/2).
Launcher general settings (1/2).
Launcher general settings (2/2).
Launcher general settings (2/2).

Patches[edit]

Official patches[edit]

Install patches 1-3, in order. These patches are for the retail releases only (the GOG.com release is already patched).

Unofficial Patches[edit]

Music Fix

This is for retail releases only, do not install on the GOG.com release.
The correct link is under the 2º line marked program
Within that zip file you want to extract CORRECION MUSICA_By_Zenger.zip

Resolution Fix

The links marked HD-V3 are the most up-to-date version of this patch.
Allows for more resolution options than the unpatched game.
The higher resolutions may cause a number of issues, as well as general instability.

Deadfix

Fixes a crashing bug introduced by the Resolution Fix.

Skip intro videos[edit]

Launch the game with LAUNCHER.EXE (as opposed to START.EXE)

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\savegames[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy

Video settings[edit]

Launcher video settings (1/3).
Launcher video settings (1/3).
Launcher video settings (2/3).
Launcher video settings (2/3).
Launcher video settings (3/3).
Launcher video settings (3/3).
Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Locked at 30 FPS.

Input settings[edit]

Launcher key map settings.
Launcher key map settings.

Audio settings[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English

Issues fixed[edit]

Black Screen on Startup[edit]

Assorted fixes that may solve this problem[citation needed]
  1. Disable multi-monitor
  2. Disable SLI/Crossfire
  3. Move the windows taskbar to the bottom of the screen (its default position)

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Software renderer
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

System requirements[edit]

A Pentium II is required for the DVD versions.
Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 95
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium MMX 200 MHz
System memory (RAM) 32 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 600 MB
Video card (GPU) 2 MB of VRAM
DirectX 6 compatible

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 When running this game without Administrator elevation, activity in %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMFILES(X86)%, and %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore\ (more details).

References