Outcast 1.1

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Outcast 1.1
Outcast 1.1 cover
Developers
Fresh3D
Engines
GAIA
Release dates
Windows December 18, 2014
Outcast 1.1 at Wikipedia
Outcast
Outcast 1999
Outcast 1.1 2014
Outcast: Second Contact 2017

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

Key points

Occasional issues with CPUs with Hyperthreading or equivalent (see Issues fixed)
Multi-threaded software renderer supports significantly-higher resolutions than the original, including 1080p

General information

Official website
GOG.com Community Discussions
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
GOG.com
DRM-free
Includes the original release (titled "Outcast Classic").
Windows
Steam
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Windows

Game data[edit]

In-game options menu.
In-game options menu.
Launcher advanced settings.
Launcher advanced settings.

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\userdata\config.ini
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/336610/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\userdata\savegames
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/336610/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Launcher video settings.
Launcher video settings.

Input settings[edit]

Launcher general control settings.
Launcher general control settings.

Audio settings[edit]

Launcher audio settings.
Launcher audio settings.
Launcher language settings.
Launcher language settings.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Global, music, ambient, sfx
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
EAX support
Must be manually enabled.

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Dutch
French
German
Italian
Portuguese
Spanish

Enable EAX[edit]

Modify quality_control.ini[1]
  • Open <path-to-game>/quality_control.ini
  • Change the following lines to read as follows:

EAX_support=1
3D_sound=1

  • Save and close the file.

Notes

3D sound support is broken; sounds are played at maximum volume as soon as the player is within hearing range.

Issues fixed[edit]

Game runs slow[edit]

The game occasionally fails to detect the number of CPU cores when it uses technology like Intel's Hyperthreading, resulting in poor performance.
Manually set Max Voxel Threads[1]
  1. From the game's launcher, click on "Settings".
  2. From the window which appears, click on the "Advanced" tab.
  3. Click on the menu next to Max Voxel Threads and select the number which represents the number of logical CPU cores your computer has.
  4. Click "OK".

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
Software renderer
Shader Model support 3
64-bit executable

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Input XInput
Cutscenes MPlayer

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) XP SP2, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1
Processor (CPU) 1.2 GHz
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2 GB
Video card (GPU) DirectX 9.0c compatible

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/336610/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (336610) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Tested by Expack3