Outlast

Outlast

145 ratings
32bit Optimization
By Dr. Lucifer Crow (Nvidia Shield)
Hey guys,
This guide may not be so helpful to most with highend systems but it may be useful for those with 32bit laptops as myself for when I'm not on my main gaming rig.

Developers clearly stated that 32bit systems are not supported but will still work with a 4 gigabyte tuning.
They posted a link to the Microsoft website that was rather vague in my opinion.
For those who are not familiar with this by any chance, its basically increasing the available memory for the app your running and limiting your other 2 gigs to 1 gig.

Note that I only tested this on Windows 8 and Windows 7 and both worked.

Here's the How To:

1. Press start and type cmd.exe BUT make sure you just don't press Enter. Please right-click and run as administrator or it won't work.
2. Now type as follows: BCDEdit /set increaseuserva 3072 and press enter.

Should look like this if you did it right:

"Microsoft Windows [Version 6.2.9200]
(c) 2012 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Windows\system32>BCDEdit /set increaseuserva 3072
The operation completed successfully.

C:\Windows\system32>"

3. Now Restart your computer. The game should run perfectly now.
4. After your done playing the game MAKE SURE and PLEASE MAKE SURE you remove your edit by going to
Start
Type cmd.exe
Run as Administrator
Type BCDEdit /deletevalue increaseuserva

What this pretty much does is just remove the 4 gigabyte tuning. Make sure you remove it as it can decrease system performance after playing the game.

DISCLAIMER: I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY SYSTEMS BECOMING INOPERABLE IF YOU DID SOMETHING WRONG WITH THIS TWEAK. IF YOU FOLLOW DIRECTIONS, STEP BY STEP, YOU SHOULD BE FINE AS LONG AS YOU INPUT THE 4 GIG TUNING BEFORE PLAYING THE GAME AND REMOVING IT AFTER YOU PLAY.

At first I ran the game and as soon as it was loading it crashed in a black screen. After doing this it was perfectly running on my laptop.
Thank you for reading and I hope this works for you guys.

--------UPDATE----------
I'm not sure if Developers already fixed the issue but the game is not dependant on the 4G tuning.
I did notice there were 3 updates but no announcements that I've seen.
Now there's no more crashes after the spining dots when its loading.
Works perfectly fast and fluid on Windows 8 32bit.
 
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69 Comments
Nany Feb 8 @ 6:49pm 
I use the WINDOWS 10 PRO 64BITS
Nany Feb 8 @ 6:48pm 
Hello, please I need help, I did everything on the post and on the coment of 11/24/2016.
My PC:
i3 6100
8Gb Ram DDR4 2133mhz
GTX 1070
SSD 120GB + HD 1TB
Please help me, when I star my game it load some images about who made the game and this stuff and later the all game goes black and I cant do anything... If u can contact me and help me I'll be rly happy I search about it on the internet everyday and I didnt got nothing,
Please help me out
JeLLaL Jan 7 @ 4:41am 
Will it work for other 64bits games ?
Dr. Lucifer Crow (Nvidia Shield)  [author] Nov 24, 2016 @ 8:39am 
If you have 8Gb of Ram then your system is 64 bit and you shouldn't perform this fix. Try verifying integrity of game cache then attempt to relaunch the game.

If game still closes immediately then I assume it is a DX problem.
To fix you can reinstall DirectX by going to:

C:\Steam\steamapps\common\Outlast\_CommonRedist\DirectX\Jun2010

and look for DXSETUP and run the setup.
After that go to:

D:\Steam 1\steamapps\common\Outlast\_CommonRedist\vcredist\2010

and run the vcredist_x64 setup.

Then relaunch game from steam.
-Marquinhos. Nov 24, 2016 @ 7:11am 
Geforce GTS 450 Intel(R)Core(TM)i7 950 @3.07HGHz 8,00 GB RAM DirectX 11 Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bits
Dr. Lucifer Crow (Nvidia Shield)  [author] Nov 24, 2016 @ 6:43am 
Please post your specs
-Marquinhos. Nov 24, 2016 @ 5:18am 
When I go play my game I press start and my game close immediatly
-Marquinhos. Nov 24, 2016 @ 5:17am 
My game doesn't work. I want to know hy me game doesn't work.Please help me
[ATR]I NightReaper I Jul 8, 2016 @ 8:02pm 
>System32
sorry, not worth it.
Dat Boi May 29, 2016 @ 7:42pm 
does this method work with all the games???
please answer
because i do it to fallout 3 which crashes when its loading...
if there anyway else i can fix it can you please help ?
thank you in advance