Keyboard misbehaving (always running, esc won't work, etc.)
I'm running Psychonauts under Windows 8 64bit. Game starts, shows intro movie(s) then goes to "Create Profile." The character Ras seems stuck in "forward running" mode as-if I'm pressing forward on my keyboard (this is my best guess). I can press left/right and switch views from empty bed to empty bed, and sometimes I'll see "press space" to create a new profile, but no keys on my keyboard are working. I can't press esc to go to an options menu (assuming there is one?) and I can't press space or enter - heck, I've tried pressing every button on my keyboard, one at a time. My keyboard has a function lock button that I've tried toggling but no help. I can press Alt-Tab to switch back to Windows but that's it. I've tried running the psychonauts.exe manually, from Explorer, with various compatability options (run as Admin, Windows XP mode, and combos).
Googling for answers I've seen others having a similar issue when running under Linux. The common options to fix are: A) go to options and change the input device and B) go into the O/S and disable gaming devices or tweak an O/S ini file to make sure the keyboard acts like a keyboard. It sounds as-if the game sometimes, at least under Linux, thinks the keyboard is a joystick and just acts wonky. As I can't press Esc to go to any sort of options menu, I can't do option A and option B is specific to Linux so no help there either.
I've looked in my Device Manager and I have no game controllers listed - just my usb mouse and usb keyboard. This mouse and keyboard works everywhere else, for windows and games and so on.
I'm at a loss as to what else to try. Suggestions? Maybe a way to manually tweak settings for the game through a file or registry, since I can't access *anything* in-game?