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Gearie Jan 13 @ 3:33am
"The most excellent game, Psychonauts has stopped working."
Can someone explain this crash message constantly popping up?
Last edited by Gearie; Jan 13 @ 8:36pm
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Madd the Sane Jan 13 @ 11:06am 
Psychonauts is crashing. And with how DoubleFine set up their app's info on Windows, it identifies itself as "The most amazing game, Psychonauts".
magicks Jan 13 @ 11:22am 
Set compatibility settings to WIndows 98 and it will stop.
Gearie Jan 13 @ 5:37pm 
thanks guys
MrPower46 Jan 13 @ 8:02pm 
I think it is technically "The Most Excellent Game Psychonauts", but yes.
Last edited by MrPower46; Jan 14 @ 12:49pm
Gearie Jan 13 @ 8:37pm 
Originally posted by MrPower46:
I think it is technically "The Most Excellent Game Psychonauts, but yes.

you didnt see anythinnggggg
NinjaToad Jan 14 @ 12:05pm 
Originally posted by A.V.A.L.O.N.:
Set compatibility settings to WIndows 98 and it will stop.
How do I do that?
MrPower46 Jan 14 @ 12:45pm 
Originally posted by NinjaToad:
Originally posted by A.V.A.L.O.N.:
Set compatibility settings to WIndows 98 and it will stop.
How do I do that?
Navigate to C:/Programs Files (x86)/Steam/steamapps/common/Psychonauts and then look for Psychonauts.exe (it has the icon of Rasputin). Right click on the file, select Properties, select Compatibility, and check the box for running in compatibility mode. Then, select the drop down menu, and choose Windows 98/Windows ME. Click apply, then OK. Next time you run it, it will be in compatibility mode.

If you don't have a "Program Files (x86)", change that to "Program Files". If you changed the install location of Steam, replace "C:/Program Files (x86)/Steam" with your install location.
Last edited by MrPower46; Jan 14 @ 12:48pm
NinjaToad Jan 14 @ 1:24pm 
Originally posted by MrPower46:
Originally posted by NinjaToad:
How do I do that?
Navigate to C:/Programs Files (x86)/Steam/steamapps/common/Psychonauts and then look for Psychonauts.exe (it has the icon of Rasputin). Right click on the file, select Properties, select Compatibility, and check the box for running in compatibility mode. Then, select the drop down menu, and choose Windows 98/Windows ME. Click apply, then OK. Next time you run it, it will be in compatibility mode.

If you don't have a "Program Files (x86)", change that to "Program Files". If you changed the install location of Steam, replace "C:/Program Files (x86)/Steam" with your install location.
How do I get there though? I've tried a lot of things to get there but none of them work.

NVM A serch I was doing randomly desided to work this time! :D thank you!
Last edited by NinjaToad; Jan 14 @ 1:26pm
Gearie Jan 14 @ 1:25pm 
Originally posted by MrPower46:
Originally posted by NinjaToad:
How do I do that?
Navigate to C:/Programs Files (x86)/Steam/steamapps/common/Psychonauts and then look for Psychonauts.exe (it has the icon of Rasputin). Right click on the file, select Properties, select Compatibility, and check the box for running in compatibility mode. Then, select the drop down menu, and choose Windows 98/Windows ME. Click apply, then OK. Next time you run it, it will be in compatibility mode.

If you don't have a "Program Files (x86)", change that to "Program Files". If you changed the install location of Steam, replace "C:/Program Files (x86)/Steam" with your install location.

Thanks mate
Gearie Jan 14 @ 1:30pm 
Originally posted by NinjaToad:
Originally posted by MrPower46:
Navigate to C:/Programs Files (x86)/Steam/steamapps/common/Psychonauts and then look for Psychonauts.exe (it has the icon of Rasputin). Right click on the file, select Properties, select Compatibility, and check the box for running in compatibility mode. Then, select the drop down menu, and choose Windows 98/Windows ME. Click apply, then OK. Next time you run it, it will be in compatibility mode.

If you don't have a "Program Files (x86)", change that to "Program Files". If you changed the install location of Steam, replace "C:/Program Files (x86)/Steam" with your install location.
How do I get there though? I've tried a lot of things to get there but none of them work.

Under 'Computer' in the Libraries menu click on Local Disk (C:) and literally follow Mr Power's exact install path that he wrote in the first line of his post...

(C:) Program files (x86)>Steam>SteamApps>Common>Psychonauts> and right click and select properties on the Psychonauts.exe (or Psychonauts without the .exe if you have file extensions off)
NinjaToad Jan 14 @ 1:38pm 
Originally posted by Lookin For Narnia:
Originally posted by NinjaToad:
How do I get there though? I've tried a lot of things to get there but none of them work.

Under 'Computer' in the Libraries menu click on Local Disk (C:) and literally follow Mr Power's exact install path that he wrote in the first line of his post...

(C:) Program files (x86)>Steam>SteamApps>Common>Psychonauts> and right click and select properties on the Psychonauts.exe (or Psychonauts without the .exe if you have file extensions off)
You didn't read the editted version, it wasn't working for me but then randomly went "Oh yeah, I'm supposed to do that!" and *pop* it magicly appeared!
Gearie Jan 14 @ 1:41pm 
glad to see others are still playing this game btw
NinjaToad Jan 14 @ 1:44pm 
Originally posted by Lookin For Narnia:
glad to see others are still playing this game btw
I know! I got it in the last christmas sale and it is AMAZING! I hope they make a second one at some point.
Gearie Jan 14 @ 1:46pm 
first played this game in 2006. I personally love the first 30% of the game jumping around the camp finding Agent Cruller at random places and screwing with Bobby Zilch while listening to the games awesome soundtrack.
MrPower46 Jan 15 @ 11:44pm 
Originally posted by Lookin For Narnia:
Originally posted by MrPower46:
Navigate to C:/Programs Files (x86)/Steam/steamapps/common/Psychonauts and then look for Psychonauts.exe (it has the icon of Rasputin). Right click on the file, select Properties, select Compatibility, and check the box for running in compatibility mode. Then, select the drop down menu, and choose Windows 98/Windows ME. Click apply, then OK. Next time you run it, it will be in compatibility mode.

If you don't have a "Program Files (x86)", change that to "Program Files". If you changed the install location of Steam, replace "C:/Program Files (x86)/Steam" with your install location.

Thanks mate
No problem. It is a common question on this board, so I am glad to help.
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