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Outcast 1.1 Guide

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    Play as Cutter Slade and explore alien planets looking for a U.S. probe. There is a twist though, the alien races thin you are the Ulukai (Messiah) coming to free them from oppression. Outcast boasts large non-linear maps full of life, loads of dialog, clever Sci-Fi story, AI that take cover, run, get backup and hunt you down.

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    Follow my step-by-step guide on installing, configuring and optimizing Outcast in Linux with PlayOnLinux.

    Note: This guide applies to the GOG version of Outcast. Other versions may require additional steps.

    Tips & Specs:

    To learn more about PlayOnLinux and Wine configuration, see the online manual: PlayOnLinux Explained

    Mint 18.3 64-bit
    PlayOnLinux: 4.2.12
    Wine: 3.0

    Wine Installation

    Click Tools
    Select "Manage Wine Versions"
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    Look for the Wine Version: 3.0
    Select it
    Click the arrow pointing to the right
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    Click Next

    Downloading Wine
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    Extracting

    Downloading Gecko
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    Installed
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    Wine 3.0 is installed and you can close this window

    Launch PlayOnLinux
    Click Install
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    Click "Install a non-listed program"
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    Select "Install a program in a new virtual drive"
    Click Next
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    Name the virtual drive: outcast
    Click Next
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    Check all three options:
    • Use another version of Wine
    • Configure Wine
    • Install some libraries
    Click Next
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    Selct Wine 3.0
    Click Next
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    Select "32 bits windows installation"
    Click Next
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    Wine Configuration

    Applications Tab
    Windows version: Windows 7
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    Graphics Tab
    Check "Automatically capture the mouse in full-screen windows"
    Click OK
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    PlayOnLinux Packages (DLL's, Libraries, Components)

    Check the following:
    • POL_Install_corefonts
    • POL_Install_d3dx9
    • POL_Install_tahoma
    Click Next
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    Click Browse

    Navigate to the Outcast Installer
    Select "setup_outcast_18970_(19502).exe"
    Click Open
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    Click Next again...

    Click OK
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    Click Options
    Check "Outcast"
    Check "Yes, I have read and accept EULA"
    Click Install
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    Click OK on all errors
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    Note: Errors do not affect the game installation

    Click Exit
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    PlayOnLinux Shortcut

    Select "OC1.1.exe"
    Click Next
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    Name the shortcut: Outcast
    Click Next
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    Select "I don't want to make another shortcut"
    Click Next
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    Select Outcast
    Click Configure
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    General Tab
    Wine version: 3.0
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    Note: Click the + to download other versions of Wine. Click the down-arrow to select other versions of Wine.

    Display Tab
    Video memory size: Enter the amount of memory your video card/chip uses
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    Close Configure

    Edit Outcast Configuration

    Navigate to: /home/username/.PlayOnLinux/wineprefix/outcast/drive_c/GOG Games/Outcast/userdata
    Open config.ini
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    Configure your keyboard or controller here
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    Back to PlayOnLinux
    Select "Outcast"
    Click Run
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    Conclusion:
    Outcast ran really well though I've read that it renders with the CPU instead of video card. It automatically played in resolution 1920x1080 and boasts a lot of features not found in games at the time. The default keyboard controls were not WSAD and didn't make a lot of sense, so I found the config.ini and made adjustments from there. I even tried to set the resolution to 1920x1080 but the game would freeze in random intervals while playing. So I left the display settings alone.

    Gameplay Video:



    Screenshots:
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