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.
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.
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Mint 18.3 64-bit
Select "Manage Wine Versions"
Look for the Wine Version: 3.0
Click the arrow pointing to the right
Wine 3.0 is installed and you can close this window
Click "Install a non-listed program"
Select "Install a program in a new virtual drive"
Name the virtual drive: outcast
Check all three options:
- Use another version of Wine
- Configure Wine
- Install some libraries
Selct Wine 3.0
Select "32 bits windows installation"
Windows version: Windows 7
Check "Automatically capture the mouse in full-screen windows"
PlayOnLinux Packages (DLL's, Libraries, Components)
Check the following:
Navigate to the Outcast Installer
Click Next again...
Check "Yes, I have read and accept EULA"
Click OK on all errors
Note: Errors do not affect the game installation
Name the shortcut: Outcast
Select "I don't want to make another shortcut"
Wine version: 3.0
Note: Click the + to download other versions of Wine. Click the down-arrow to select other versions of Wine.
Video memory size: Enter the amount of memory your video card/chip uses
Edit Outcast Configuration
Navigate to: /home/username/.PlayOnLinux/wineprefix/outcast/drive_c/GOG Games/Outcast/userdata
Configure your keyboard or controller here
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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.