Codename: Outbreak

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Codename: Outbreak
Codename: Outbreak cover
Developers
GSC Game World
Publishers
Virgin Interactive
Engines
Vital Engine ZL[1]
Release dates
Windows October 8, 2001
Codename: Outbreak at Wikipedia

Key points

Released as Venom. Codename: Outbreak in Russia.

General information

GOG.com Community Discussions
GOG.com Support Page

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
StarForce DRM
Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
Windows

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Delete/rename video files[2]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\AVI\
  2. Delete or rename intro.avi, Intro2.avi, and Intro3.avi.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\GAME.INI
<path-to-game>\lev\Server.ini
Server.ini contains dedicated server settings (does not exist unless server settings are saved).

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\savegame\

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy

Video settings[edit]

General settings.
General settings.
Video settings (in-game).
Video settings (in-game).
Video settings (<path-to-game>\Config.exe).
Video settings (<path-to-game>\Config.exe).
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
See the WSGF entry.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Set with <path-to-game>\Config.exe.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS
120+ FPS

Input settings[edit]

Input settings (<path-to-game>\Config.exe).
Input settings (<path-to-game>\Config.exe).
Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping
Set in-game or with <path-to-game>\Config.exe. Game does not distinguish between cursor keys and numpad keys, limiting binding options for left-handed players.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio settings[edit]

Audio settings (<path-to-game>\Config.exe).
Audio settings (<path-to-game>\Config.exe).
Language settings for the GOG.com version.
Language settings for the GOG.com version.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
FX, Music, CD.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
Italian
Spanish
German
Russian
Only on Russian retail copy

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
16 Versus, Co-op
Online play
16 Versus, Co-op

Connection types

Issues fixed[edit]

Outbreak.exe or Config.exe do not seem to launch, but are active in the task manager[edit]

Disable outdated .dll wrapper included with game[3]
  1. Rename winmm.dll to prevent the game from accessing it.
  2. The game will instead use the more up-to-date version found in the Windows 10 system folder.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 8
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 95 98, ME, 2000, XP
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium II 266 MHz Intel Pentium III 500 MHz
System memory (RAM) 128 MB 128 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) 8 MB of VRAM
DirectX 8.0 compatible
Riva TNT2 or equal 3D accelerator
32 MB of VRAM
DirectX 8.0 compatible
Sound (audio device) DirectX 8.0 compatible DirectX 8.0 compatible

References