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Rej  [developer] Sep 5, 2013 @ 3:22pm
Fix for issues launching the game
We've just activated a new patch to work around the issue some players were experiencing when launching the game.

On some 64 bit systems the game would not launch, showing a brief black window possibly with a cryptic error "0xc000007b".

Most affected players should find that the game now runs with the new patch.

If the issue persists however, an option has been added as a workaround. From the Steam library, right-click on Outlast, select "Properties", then click on "Set launch options", and type in "-32" (without the quotes). This will instruct the game to run in 32-bit mode even on a 64-bit platform, which should work just the same but bypasses the issue with incompatible 64-bit system libraries.

If you still experience any issue, please email us at support@redbarrelsgames.com.

Our apologies if you were affected by this problem and thank you for your understanding.
Last edited by Rej; Sep 6, 2013 @ 9:45am
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Ժ4Րƙʍ4ʅ1Շ3 Sep 5, 2013 @ 3:25pm 
i never had any issues but thx for this awesome game and the fast contact/help
DiMarx Sep 5, 2013 @ 3:26pm 
Trading cards soon?
Rej  [developer] Sep 5, 2013 @ 3:28pm 
For 32 bits version of Windows Vista, 7 or 8, please make sure to follow these steps:

1) Open a command prompt with administrator privileges
- Open the Start menu
- Type cmd in the search field
- Right click on the command prompt icon and select “Run as administrator”
2) Type bcdedit /set IncreaseUserVa 3072
3) After pressing enter, it should say something like "Operation completed successfully".
4) Reboot your computer.
5) Try running Outlast again

Windows XP 32 bits is unfortunately unsupported, as indicated in the System Requirements. Many players still report running the game just fine however on this OS after following the steps detailed here: http://dwf.blogs.com/beyond_the_paper/2009/04/enabling-3gb-switch-on-windows-vista.html (search for "windows xp 3gb switch" for more information).
Last edited by Rej; Sep 10, 2013 @ 12:23pm
BeanPole Sep 5, 2013 @ 3:45pm 
saddly still not working for me.
Blaze Sep 5, 2013 @ 3:48pm 
thx red b that worked for me
cant wait to give you guys a reveiw :D:
alv.the.impaler Sep 5, 2013 @ 4:07pm 
What problem are you having?
Originally posted by Crash123:
saddly still not working for me.
BeanPole Sep 5, 2013 @ 4:10pm 
Originally posted by alv.the.realdeal:
What problem are you having?
Originally posted by Crash123:
saddly still not working for me.
i can launch the game (always opens windowed for some reason) then i get as far as the Red Barrels logo and i get a window saying outlast has stopped working.

AllesLeuchtet Sep 5, 2013 @ 4:11pm 
Hi, I have still the same problem. My game does not start. If have a process in task manager but nothing happens wenn I try to start the game. No error message, no freeze, nothing. just the process in the task manager shows me that I startet the game... thats really bad....
Windows 7 64 Bit
Last edited by AllesLeuchtet; Sep 5, 2013 @ 4:19pm
alv.the.impaler Sep 5, 2013 @ 4:25pm 
For those with the 0xc000007b error and are running a 64 bit, download this file and extract the .dlls files in the Win64 folder (Steam\SteamApps\common\Outlast\Binaries\Win64). I repeat this is only for those with the error and have a 64 bit OS. https://www.dropbox.com/s/7sbjb891nayezan/dlls.zip
Zorbo Sep 5, 2013 @ 4:32pm 
I was able to get it working using the bypass "-32".
:D
Agent Hoboboots Sep 5, 2013 @ 4:39pm 
Originally posted by Crash123:
Originally posted by alv.the.realdeal:
What problem are you having?
i can launch the game (always opens windowed for some reason) then i get as far as the Red Barrels logo and i get a window saying outlast has stopped working.

This is the same issue I'm having! The Red Barrels logo fades away then... Outlast has stopped working. :( I hope it gets fixed soon, I really want to play this game!
A_Chosen_Undead Sep 5, 2013 @ 5:01pm 
I cannot launch the game. I get a message "Failed to create the D3D9 Device! This can happen if the desktop is locked. Exiting..." I'm running Win 7 64 bit OS with GTX 650 ti graphics card. Any suggestions?
I've tried the "-32" switch in launch options with no luck.
Last edited by A_Chosen_Undead; Sep 5, 2013 @ 5:03pm
Wolven One Sep 5, 2013 @ 5:33pm 
Originally posted by AllesLeuchtet:
Hi, I have still the same problem. My game does not start. If have a process in task manager but nothing happens wenn I try to start the game. No error message, no freeze, nothing. just the process in the task manager shows me that I startet the game... thats really bad....
Windows 7 64 Bit
Try shutting down steam completely and then restarting steam as administrator. This worked for me when I was having that same problem with a couple other games. I do not currently have Oulast yet so I can't say whether it will work for you, but its worth a shot. Considering that it worked with the same problem on other games.
Sourpuss Sep 5, 2013 @ 6:39pm 
I'm quite convinced this game will NEVER work for me.
is there ANY way that the people at Red Barrels could help me out to force this♥♥♥♥♥♥to start in a low screen resolution?
I tried the startup thing on steam, i tried deleting those files one of you guys told me to earlier.
uninstalled the game and reinstalled.
I even tried to change some of the code.
but i can't figure that out either. could someone at least help me with what to do here?
"[Engine.Engine]
;bUseCustomResolution=true ; -- Uncomment this and set CustomResX and CustomResY below to use a non-standard resolution
;CustomResX=3000
;CustomResY=600"
^ help me figure that out?
dom_cobb_22 Sep 5, 2013 @ 9:34pm 
Latest build is work in fullscreen mode. Thank you!
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