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The-16bit Jul 23, 2013 @ 2:27pm
Psychonauts not starting.
Hey guys, I bought Psychonauts on steam summer sale and every time I click to play it says "Running Psychonauts" it does some loading and nothing happens. I check myself on my friends list and it says im playing it when I'm clearly not. It says I spent 50 minutes on the game without even playing it because of this problem. Is there any way to fix this? I have already tried many times installing that Microsoft DirectX thing and it keeps saying "Try another time" so thats not an option anymore. You guys have any tips?
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Uncle D Jul 23, 2013 @ 2:41pm 
Go to
\Steam\SteamApps\common\Psychonauts and set the Psychonauts.exe to Windows 95 compatibility.
Solves most problems.
Last edited by Uncle D; Jul 23, 2013 @ 2:43pm
The-16bit Jul 23, 2013 @ 2:53pm 
I'm also running windows 8, not sure if that matters? But thank you, I will try this.
Jan_Von_Gutenmacht Jul 23, 2013 @ 6:58pm 
I run it fine with Windows 8, so it's probably not related to the OS.
Yogi Aug 15, 2014 @ 6:20pm 
"The game minimizes on startup.

Try reducing the resolution to 1280 x 768."
It helped
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