Handy Stuff ta Download
elite or wanna-be elite Outlaw never stops lookin' fer th' last
lil' way ta get better performance out of his computer. Here are
a few handy files that should spruce up yer Outlaws experience.
I've also got multiplayer utilities but those are on th'
Dial-Up Networking Optimization page.
As always, use at yer own risk! ;)
2.0 Missions Converter
Two simple command line programs that convert the 2.0 "Handful of
Missions" maps into the standard Outlaws level format readable by
the LawMaker editor.
It's pretty easy ta make yer own crosshairs with th' NWX Editor
an' a simple .bmp compatible painting program like Windows' Paint.
I don't use crosshairs myself but I guess most people do, so I
done whipped up a few custom crosshairs. Ta use 'em jus' extract
th' "croshair.nwx" file into yer Outlaws directory -- you kin only
use one at a time.
Mary Crosshair |
A lil' somethin' fer all those Mary haters out there -- now
ev'ryone ya shoot at looks like Mary! There she is! Oh no, there's
another one! Hehehe.
Low Profile Sniping Crosshair |
A grey crosshair designed to give maximum accuracy without blocking
your view of th' target. Doesn't work on a 512x384 3dfx screen
because of the Voodoo card's filtering of single-pixel lines.
Red "Laser Sight" Commando Crosshair |
A single-pixel red dot designed to "illuminate" your target,
especially in dim conditions. Doesn't work on a 512x384 3dfx screen
because of the Voodoo card's filtering of single-pixel lines.
A Fistful of Doom (1.73 MB) DOS
by The WadFactory
Unzip this archive ta yer Doom2 directory and BANG, instant
Doom Spaghetti Western! A must have fer Sergio Leone fans, this
excellent add-on features great (for Doom engine) graphics and
music, sound effects and speech sampled straight out of Leone's
"Fistful of Dollars" movies. Only 2 levels
but captures the feel of th' films perfectly.
Check out the installation screen
fer an idea of th' quality of this excellent Doom2 mod.
by Frisk Software International
A great virus cleaning program, very helpful for those who download
files from th' 'net. Officially shareware but doesn't expire, basically
freeware. :) Latest version always available fer free download
from Frisk's site, an' ya kin also
download frequent virus database updates ta stay
ahead of all th' nasty lil' hackers out there.
(v2.0, 3.77 MB)
What's it do? Well let's see now: lets you set up
your multiplayer settings, gives you a central location
for launching OL, LawMaker, and a bunch of the most
popular OL utilities, plus it has built-in links to
Truffle's selection of top OL sites and message boards.
How's that for service? And it all comes in a lovely
little automatic install program.
Outlaws Hideout site for
updates and add-ons.
ICQ Outlaws Skin
(118k) ICQ, ICQ Plus required
Together with Kodia's sound pack, this handsome Outlaws skin
by Fallsdown should have ICQ users in Outlaws heaven.
ICQ Outlaws Sound File
(725k) ICQ required
Kodia put together a sound file fer ICQ so you kin hear all yer
favorite Outlaws sound effects while usin' yer lil' communication
program doohicky. I don't use ICQ, but I know most of ya do an'
I bet this'll be a popular download—if it works of course,
I can't test it myself hehe.
LiteGuns (1.34 MB)
If yer really desperate ta squeeze ev'ry last frame per second
out of yer system fer Outlaws ya might jus' love this hack. LiteGuns
replaces Outlaws' normal weapon images with a single blank pixel.
You won't be able to see your guns in yer hand, or yer hand fer
that matter, but you might get a framerate boost of around 10-20%
when firing yer weapons. Also because the replacement images are
smaller than the regular files Outlaws should load faster and take
up slightly less system resources. Personally I like th' guns too
much ta play without seein' 'em but some folks, especially those
on slower systems, may get enough of a performance boost to make
the sacrifice worthwhile. Fer more info check out th'
readme or dig
which reveals the startling true shape of Outlaws' rifle scope,
visible when usin' LiteGuns.
Mouse Drivers: Three-button
Artec 3 button Mouse drivers
(221k) Win95/98/NT, serial and ps2
Generic 3 button Mouse drivers
(307k) Win95/98/NT/3.1 DOS, serial and ps2
Lots of people end up with a useless third button on their mouse
because Windows lacks a proper driver for that middle button. If
you don't have custom software from the manufacturers, your out of
luck. Or you were. These two drivers will get that third button
workin' in Outlaws, but
use at your own risk and try these instructions.
I should note that while in my three attempts the Artec drivers have
worked great for Outlaws, in "Shogo" they prevent the mouse from
working at all though they work fine in "Half-Life Day One." Like
I said I don't guarantee these won't detonate your computer so use
at your own risk. I just can't live without a three-button mouse.
As an added bonus the Artec drivers support mouse acceleration which
works in Outlaws (unlike the Generic driver's).
I heartily recommend you try it out -- it lets you able to turn around
more quickly while retaining fine aiming control. :) For info on
getting even more out of your Outlaws mouse through registry
hacking see the Tips and Tricks
(v0.3, 181k) Win95/98/NT
This great lil' program lets ya make yer own Outlaws graphics!
Don't like that crosshair? Wanna spit-shine yer guns? Need a
potted plant fer yer new map? How about changing Sanchez into
a Chihuahua? NWX Ed to th' rescue -- extracts
Outlaws sprite images to editable .bmp format an' then kin
export 'em back in. So git ta work on that quilted bedspread
fer th' ranch, Cletus! Still in th' dark? Check out
this screenshot of the
editor in action. Official homepage at
The Outlaws Editing Team Homepage.
(version --, --k)
Like the "Outlaws Configuration Manager" (see below), this
utility allows you to create control profiles for Outlaws,
which is particularly handy if you have multiple OL players
with particular preferences using the same computer.
Outlaws Configuration Manager
(version 1.1, 53k) Win95*/98
This utility does most of th' setup stuff ya kin do in th'
Outlaws game options, but ya kin do it without loading Outlaws.
However, th' real kicker izzat ya kin make multiple player
profiles fer different people who play Outlaws on yer computer
so that each person kin have their own keyboard and mouse
config, an' switch between 'em real easy. Hurrah! No more
Slackjawed_Pete comin' over ta visit an' screwin' up all my
controls. :P OLConfig edits th' Outlaws registry settings
directly an' in addition ta th' stuff already mentioned, gives
ya a easy interface fer settin' up custom taunts. Check out the
*NOTE: Win95 users must have the file "comctl32.ocx" in
their windows\system folder to run OLconfig. If you've got an
old version of Win95 you may need to get this file which you
can download right
Just extract to your windows\system directory.
Outlaws Level Manager
(version 1.1, 207k)
by Raptor and KaReFree
A very handy utility for keeping all yer maps in order.
Gets around the limitation of the Outlaws level host list, which
only holds up to 100 levels, by letting you easily swap maps in
and out of your Outlaws directory and can then launch OL with
the click of a button. Check out the
(version 2.0b, 27k)
A beautiful little utility that makes hosting and joining Outlaws
through the IRC client mIRC a breeze. Just run the script and
the friendly little Outnet window appears, ready to post an
IP for a hosted game or scan for IPs that other people have
posted and which, once found, it can join automatically with
the press of a button. Version
2.0b adds fantastic bells and whistles like auto-detection of
your OL directory, server pinging, a map selection list for
hosting, a button to launch the OL config utility,
auto-nick renaming and more; this is basically
an elegant multiplayer front end to Outlaws.
Faster, easier and more reliable than
the Zone; you'd be a fool not to give this baby a try. Requires
mIRC version 5.61 or higher
but of course, mIRC is the most popular FREE IRC client there
is so what's the problem?
PS2Rate (112 KB) Windows 95/98
by Juha Kujala
NT PS2Rate (7 KB) Windows NT
by Jamie Hankins
A must have for Outlaw players with PS/2 mice (th' ones with
th' small round plugs), this program gives you th' ability ta
set yer mouse sample rate higher than th' Windows default 40 Hz.
Why does this matter? Well otherwise even if ya had a nifty
3dfx video card with high framerates in Outlaws, yer mouse would
only be seein' about 40 of those frames per second. PS2Rate let's
ya set th' sample rate as high as 200 Hz, which means you'll
get silky-smooth mouse control no matter how high yer framerate
goes. Slows yer mouse movement down a tad but ya kin speed it
back up through yer mouse driver options or th' mouse settings
by Resounding Technologies, Inc.
Available at RogerWilco.com
Roger Wilco is a realtime Internet speech program which lets you
actually talk, through a microphone connected to your computer,
with other Outlaws while you blast 'em with lead online. Takes up
very little bandwidth though of course those with really bad
connections may want to give it a pass. Otherwise, download and
chat it up! Moreover, registration is FREE, so why not give it a
USB Support for Windows 95 (880k) Windows 95 OSR 2.0
by me from files included on some Win95 OSR 2 CDs
Some Win95 OSR 2 CDs have these files hidden away in a folder
called "other\usb" but some don't have them at all. You'll know
if yers does if it says "With USB Support" on the face of the CD
underneath the large "Windows 95" title. This requires the OSR 2.0
version of Windows 95 and upgrades it to version 2.1. To check if
you have OSR 2.0, right-click on "My Computer" and select
"Properties." In the window that appears you should see a long
ID number, if the last characters are "950B" then you have OSR 2.0.
To install just unzip these files somewhere and run the executable
file. ScanDisk will run automatically and check your hard drives
for errors -- be sure to fix any errors found because otherwise
the update will not install. Once installed you should have full
(version 0.04a, 121k) Win95/98
by Scott Cutler
official homepage at GlideUnderground
XGl200 is a "Glide emulator," a program that accelerates Glide
apps in Direct3D. And it works with Outlaws!
Just extract the files "glide2x.dll" and
"configurator.exe" (ignore the others) to yer Outlaws directory.
Run yer Outlaws config program an' pick "3Dfx Glide 2.3" under
"Display Drivers." Now run the "configurator.exe"—there are a
lot of settings to tinker with, mostly they won't make much
of a difference for Outlaws but you'll probably want to experiment
at some point, fortunately it's a very simple interface. Close
the configurator and run Outlaws—in Direct 3D!
Of course this comes at a cost in framerates since
the program is translating from Glide to D3D on the fly—framerates
will vary widely, from nearly 100% to 25% those of a comparable
3dfx card depending on the situation. Still Outlaws runs very
fast compared to most games and on a Pentium 2 with a decent
D3D card you'll probably be extremely happy with the results when
compared to running the game in DirectDraw. If you don't have
a 3dfx card and Lucasarts' beta D3D Driver (see the
demos and patches page) doesn't work well
for you, you will want to play using XGl200. Doesn't appear
to support transparent water.
(There's a minor glitch when transparent sprites overlap water
as you can see
this screenshot taken in Orleans,
but ya know
I think this stems from a bug in Lucasarts' 3dfx driver for
Outlaws 'cause if ya look at th' semi-transparent parts of the
window along the wood slats in
this 3dfx shot you kin see straight
through to th' sky too.)