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AndyN.  [developer] Apr 26, 2013 @ 12:52pm
FAQ - Got questions? Read here!
1. How do I play online?

a) On the mission selection screen, the bottom left will tell you if you are playing online or offline.
b. On keyboard, press P, or Xbox controller, press START, and you will switch between offline and online.
c) While in online mode, antennae will appear over levels that have open lobbies.

2. How do I invite my friend to play?

a) Enter online mode on the mission selection screen
b) Press X on the controller or keyboard to load the custom match list
c) Press X to host a custom mission
d) Set the game to private and create the mission
e) Choose your character and proceed to the game's lobby
f) Press X for match options, and choose invite friend.

3. How do I get local coop to work? I have a controller and keyboard set up, but player 2 can't join!

a) The game by default sets the keyboard to Player 1.
b) The 1st controller will be Player 1, and then Player 2, and so forth.
c) Go to Help & Options > Settings.
d) You must re-assign the keyboard player to an unassigned player slot.
e) Restart the program after you change the settings!

4. How can I set up my Playstation 3 controller or 3rd party controller (Logitech) to work?

Setting up a Playstation 3 Controller:
a) Download latest:
b) Follow steps on site to setup

Setting up a Logitech Controller:
a) Download latest:
b) Follow steps on site to setup

5. Can I play 2 players on 1 keyboard?

6. Can I use the editor to make levels, and can they be put on the Steam Workshop?

The editor is currently in beta. It is planned to be released 1 to 1 and 1/2 weeks after launch of the full game on Steam. Steam Workshop functionality is in the works but cannot be promised at the release of the editor.

7. Can I play Monaco on my Mac?

The Mac version is currently in development. The Mac beta is scheduled to start about 6 weeks after launch of the full game on Steam.

8. What do the 4 trophy icons above each level represent?

a) Beat the level in single player
b) Beat the level in multiplayer
c) Beat the level with 100% of the coins (doesn't matter if SP or MP)
d) Beat the level without dying, (don't need to 100%, just no deaths for you or your party)

9. DirectX Error - "The call 'CreateDevice' returned error 'E_INVALIDARG: An invalid parameter was passed to the returning function'"

a) Open Monaco.exe file location (program files/steam/steamapps/common/monaco/)
b) Right-click and select "Troubleshoot Compatibility"
c) Walk through compatibility setup and find one that works for you (Win 7 worked for me)

10. Monaco crashes or won't start!

Sometimes installing these redists solves the issue you're having:

a) Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable Package (x86)

b) DirectX End-User Runtimes (June 2010)

11. I reinstalled the redists, and Monaco still crashes!

Others have reported success with this method:

a) Go to C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\Monaco
b) Right-click on MONACO.exe and "Run as Administrator"


There have been a few reports that Mumble (third party software) crashes the game. You might have to close it to get Monaco to work.

13. Monaco used to work, now it crashes when I try to launch the game! (PC Only)

Your save file may have been corrupted, thus crashing the game when it tries to load it. Go into C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Monaco\SAVEDATA and load Options2.xml

Find the following line:

Rename SaveData.bin to something else, like SaveData2.bin

Save and try launching Monaco again. Your data will be lost, but you can recover it if you contact me at
Last edited by AndyN.; Oct 24, 2013 @ 4:49pm
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My friend cannot join because of some issue with his router. What ports does he need to open in order to host/join online matches?
The resolutions don't change when in windowed mode, any insight to this?
AndyN.  [developer] Apr 26, 2013 @ 8:32pm 
The resolutions being broken is a known issue. We are working on a fix for it. There are no ports that are required to be forwarded to play Monaco. The game uses Steamworks for matchmaking. Perhaps he has strict NAT settings?
ty for your prompt reply andy, can't wait to see the resolutions getting fixed. for the time being i've been externally stretching the window to a wider size so i can play without having fullscreen
zyzzybalubah Apr 26, 2013 @ 11:06pm 
Added information on the beta update, which fixes the resolution issue ^^

I hope you get that Count!
zyzzybalubah Apr 26, 2013 @ 11:29pm 
Apparently the shared vision toggle is fixed in the beta as well... NEAT
probablychinese Apr 26, 2013 @ 11:38pm 
Found Andy Schatz talking about the beta update on twitter:
Fixes lan as well
Last edited by probablychinese; Apr 27, 2013 @ 12:00am
taksuyu Apr 27, 2013 @ 10:09am 
Borderless Fullscreen mode would awesome
@Tak: I already have it set on borderless fullscreen mode. Just look for a program called Borderless Windowed Gaming, and set the game to windowed, at your resolution, and then add window (F3) via the application for Monaco. It works with everything almost, like Skyrim, etc.

@Andy: Thank you so much for the resolution fix! I hated having to force myself to see the 1024x800ish resolution stretched onto my 1920x1080

Also I like the game, everything so far is great! Dunno if you remember me, I met you at PAX Prime 2012 my girflriend and I gave you $40 for the poster + autographs. Just wanted to say, the game met expectations. Can't wait for the level editor though, that'll really add more to it!
Last edited by [TWO!] THE COUNT ))<>((; Apr 27, 2013 @ 10:19am
The Elite X1 Apr 27, 2013 @ 11:22am 
Does this game support in-game chat via mic?
*oblon Apr 27, 2013 @ 12:01pm 
Originally posted by The Elite X1:
Does this game support in-game chat via mic?
ketman Apr 27, 2013 @ 1:19pm 
Originally posted by AndyN.:
The resolutions being broken is a known issue.

Thanks for letting us know so quickly. In case what I'm experiencing is different, here goes: When I set the resolution for windowed mode and restart, the resolution is ignored. However, this wasn't happening a couple of days ago.

FYI, I might gladly run it in full screen if the game didn't completely lose focus every minute or two.
Pikapool Apr 28, 2013 @ 1:38am 
Heard that LAN is broken. Will be LAN fixed in next patch? Thinking about buying-pack , but with our unstable connection we will probably play it on LAN
zreese Apr 29, 2013 @ 7:31am 
There's a little branching bar coming off of some of the levels on the level select screen, to the right of the icon. Anyone know what this signifies?
*oblon Apr 29, 2013 @ 8:47am 
Originally posted by zreese:
There's a little branching bar coming off of some of the levels on the level select screen, to the right of the icon. Anyone know what this signifies?
this means that this levels have open lobbies for coop...
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