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Outlaws Guide

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  • by booman, Nov 18, 2016 at 12:15 PM
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    Gun down varmits as the Marshal with your six-shooter, winston and shotgun. Hunt down the criminals who killed your wife and kidnapped your daughter.

    Outlaws was a classic western shooter from the day it was released! Using the Jedi game engine, LucasArts purposely used 2D sprites in a 3D world to create a classic Doom-ish feel in a western setting. Even the cutscenes were animated in the style of their adventure games.

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

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

    Tips & Specs:

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

    Mint 17.3 64-bit
    PlayOnLinux: 4.2.10
    Wine: 1.8.4

    Wine Installation

    Click Tools
    Select "Manage Wine Versions"
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    Look for the Wine Version: 1.8.4
    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 1.8.4 is installed and you can close this window

    PlayOnLinux Setup

    Launch PlayOnLinux
    Click Install
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    Click "Install a non-listed program"
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    Click Next

    Select "install a program in a new virtual drive"
    Click Next
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    Name the virtual drive: outlaws
    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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    Select Wine 1.8.4
    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
    Click Apply
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    Graphics Tab
    Check "Automatically capture the mouse in full-screen windows"
    Check "Emulate a virtual desktop"
    Desktop size: 1024x768
    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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    Note: All packages will automatically download and install

    Click Browse

    Select "setup_outlaws_2.1.0.11.exe"
    Click Open
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    Click Next again...

    Click Options
    Check "Yes, I have read and accept EULA"
    Uncheck "Create desktop icon"
    Click Install
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    Errors
    Click OK on all Errors. They do not affect the installation
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    Click Exit
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    PlayOnLinux Shortcut

    Select "OUTLAWS.EXE"
    Click Next
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    Name your shortcut: OUTLAWS
    Click Next
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    Select "I don't want to make another shortcut"
    Click Next
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    PlayOnLinux Configure

    Back to PlayOnLinux
    Select "OUTLAWS"
    Click Configure
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    General Tab
    Wine version: 1.8.4
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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

    Launching OUTLAWS

    Select OUTLAWS
    Click Run
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    Note: Click debug to see errors and bugs

    Click Video Mode
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    Select "Direct3D (HW Accelerated)
    Select Available Mode to match your Linux Desktop
    Click OK
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    Note: The highest resolution available was 1600x1200, so if you want fullscreen, you will need to set your Linux desktop as 1600x1200 before launching OUTLAWS.

    Conclusion:
    Outlaws ran perfectly in PlayOnLinux just as it did almost 30 years ago in Windows 98. This game is a total classic and is definitely worth playing. There might be a way to make it run in widescreen modes, but I didn't investigate these options.

    Gameplay Video:


    Screenshots:
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    Last edited: Nov 20, 2016

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