Outlast

Outlast

220 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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78 Comments
Sergey_Varvar Sep 7, 2018 @ 3:49am 
Я пользуюсь WINDOWS 10 PRO 64bit я непонимаю не проще винду переустановить а не танцивать с бубном?!?!?
(G.E.W.P) OKTOBERFEST LOVER Jul 20, 2018 @ 2:25pm 
+УРАЛ БЛЯТЬ иди английский учи
lsxong Dec 5, 2017 @ 11:10pm 
yep
yaozeye Oct 9, 2017 @ 3:21am 
Looks like most don't know the Windows system or its cmd:gk1200psi:
Destroyer Sep 27, 2017 @ 1:48am 
it told that we need to remove our edit after playing game, so it means that we need to always add and remove the edit everytime ?
eue eue eue May 13, 2017 @ 6:47am 
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.

still cant launch this game

plshelp:maplechan:
dolbit horosho Apr 10, 2017 @ 4:03am 
Блять английский сука я не понимать
donev_go Apr 9, 2017 @ 10:09am 
@Nany, the game needs 2 cores 2.2ghz you have 2 cores 4 threads at 3.7ghz so your pc should run this game without any problems. Also you don't need the 32bit fix. Try checking the game cache and reinstall DX and VC++ as suggested below and update your graphics card's drivers. If all that fails, try closing other apps running on your pc like web browser, IM clients, torrent downloaders or something along those lines. Sometimes such applications could cause conflicts and make games unstable or crash.
RSΛII Apr 8, 2017 @ 6:01am 
Nany, you need upgrade your cpu
Nany Feb 8, 2017 @ 6:49pm 
I use the WINDOWS 10 PRO 64BITS