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MrAmbrosius May 12, 2013 @ 8:43am
i get a no sognal notification on my screen then its just black i get music and voices i cant escape out and have to power down my comp
so pretty much as title really i get a no sognal notification on my screen then its just black i get music and voices i cant escape out and have to power down my comp i was on 13.2 drivers changed this to 13.4 with still no luck had this game ages and just tried playing it also having the same issue with costume quest.
i have verified cache and telling me i have one file missing i have done this multiple times with the same result so obviously its not patching the folder.
help please
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MrAmbrosius May 13, 2013 @ 11:38am 
anyone? cant believe steam is selling this game and it doesnt even work!!
DF Daniel  [developer] May 13, 2013 @ 12:05pm 
Are you running the game on windows? Also what GPU and monitor are you using?

Usually this is a problem when your monitor is reporting that it supports a resolution that it actually does not support. This can be fixed though by editing a file named "screen.dat"

Which is (on windows) located in the following folder:

In that file you can change the resolution and refresh rate. I suggest 800x600 at 60hz just until you are in game and then you can change it to what you want and can support from there.

let me know if that helps.
MrAmbrosius May 13, 2013 @ 3:18pm 
im running windows 64 bit,7950 and a acer p226hqv 1920x1080p monitor
MrAmbrosius May 13, 2013 @ 3:21pm 
ive checked that folder and i dont have a doublefine/psyconauts folder.
DF Daniel  [developer] May 13, 2013 @ 4:24pm 
Sorry about that!

Psychonauts is not built on our current engine. Which would explain why that file doesn't exist. Again sorry for the wild goose chase.

The real answer:

Psychonauts saves into the following folder:

Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\psychonauts

In that folder there is a file called:


Open that file in a text editor (notepad) and then set the resolution to 800x600 at a supported refresh rate, and also to windowed mode.

That should allow you to run the game. Once in the game you can set the resolution through the options menu.

Let me know if that works.

MrAmbrosius May 14, 2013 @ 4:39am 
nope i have no such folder in my c drive but on my f: drive where steam is installed and all games i have foud the psyconauts folder but there is no such folder in there..........?????
MrAmbrosius May 16, 2013 @ 10:51am 
any help please
DF Daniel  [developer] May 16, 2013 @ 12:19pm 
so you found the folder:


but inside of that there is no DisplaySettings.ini file?

If not can you create one with that name and put the following into it:
MrAmbrosius May 17, 2013 @ 8:29am 
thankyou for all the help created the ini. file and its now working perfectly thanks again
DF Daniel  [developer] May 17, 2013 @ 11:15am 
Sweet, good to hear!
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Date Posted: May 12, 2013 @ 8:43am
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