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.
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:
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Mint 17.3 64-bit
Select "Manage Wine Versions"
Look for the Wine Version: 1.8.4
Click the arrow pointing to the right
Wine 1.8.4 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: outlaws
Check all three options:
- Use another version of Wine
- Configure Wine
- Install some libraries
Select Wine 1.8.4
Select "32 bits windows installation"
Windows Version: Windows 7
Check "Automatically capture the mouse in full-screen windows"
Check "Emulate a virtual desktop"
Desktop size: 1024x768
PlayOnLinux Packages (DLL's, Libraries, Components)
Check the following:
Note: All packages will automatically download and install
Click Next again...
Check "Yes, I have read and accept EULA"
Uncheck "Create desktop icon"
Click OK on all Errors. They do not affect the installation
Name your shortcut: OUTLAWS
Select "I don't want to make another shortcut"
Back to PlayOnLinux
Wine version: 1.8.4
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
Note: Click debug to see errors and bugs
Click Video Mode
Select "Direct3D (HW Accelerated)
Select Available Mode to match your Linux Desktop
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.
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.