What is "Outlaws"?
Outlaws is a first-person shooter/adventure
game with a western/cowboy theme, made by Lucas Arts. It was released in
1997 spanning 2 cd's. The story is as follows:
(from the manual)
"The Old West was a dangerous place,
but it was even more so if you had to deal with outlaws. Our hero, Marshal
James Anderson, doesn't have a lot of choice... they've burned down his
home and attacked his family. If he wants to get his daughter back, he's
got to go after her, and there's a whole passel of desperados in the way.
He's going to need courage, perseverance, quick wits, and a lot of ammunition.
Have you got the true grit you'll need to join him on the Payback Trail?"
Three Game Variations: Spaghetti Western
Shooter, Bounty Hunter Action, & Multiplayer Shootouts
Multiplayer Games: Supports 2 - 8 players
over modem, network, or internet. Form your own gang and hit the trail.
INSANE® graphics engine - similiar
to Duke Nukem's BUILD engine (somewhat 3D)
Hand drawn animated movies that bring
level progression together into the main story
3DFx support (if you have a 3DFx compatible
Combines first-person Gun Slinging Action
and Wild West Adventure in one game.
Single or multiplayer gameplay over
modem, Internet, LAN (Local Area Network) or serial connect.
Highly stylized characters with distinct
personalities and weapons.
Original CD-Digital soundtrack and custom-designed
3D Sound emulated & with hardware
support to provide realistic sound environments.
Scaleable difficulty for novice to advanced.
Scaleable gameplay for low to high end
Realistic 3D environments incorporating
sloped surfaces and rooms-over-rooms.
Simulated "real-world" physics models
on both land and in the water.
Translucent smoke and glass effects.
Gameplay involving puzzle solving to
tease the mind as well as the trigger finger
Operating system: Windows 95 or
CPU: Pentium 60 or faster
Memory: 16MB RAM
CD-ROM: 2x, 4x+ recommended
Graphics card: SVGA graphics card
Sound card: 16 bit
Input device(s): Keyboard, mouse
- joysticks supported
Direct X: CD includes necessary
Requirements: Pentium 90 or faster
Local Area Network Play (LAN): Supports
up to 8 players via IPX or TCP/IP LAN
Internet Play: Supports up to 4
players via 28.8kbps or faster connection to internet
Modem-to-Modem Play: Supports 2
players via 14.4 kbps or faster
Direct Serial Play: Supports 2 players
via null modem cables