| Release dates
April 26, 2005
September 29, 2011
May 31, 2012
- Using a controller is recommended.
- Supports widescreen and 60 FPS.
- May contain crash issues. To alleviate, run .exe as administrator, and try using Windows 95 compatibility mode.
- Lacks controller HUD buttons - fix below.
- Official website
- Double Fine Action Forums - Psychonauts
- GOG.com Community Discussions
- GOG.com Support Page
- Steam Community Discussions
- Steam Users' Forums
- Unofficial wiki
- 1 Availability
- 2 Essential improvements
- 3 Game data
- 4 Video settings
- 5 Input settings
- 6 Audio settings
- 7 Issues unresolved
- 8 Issues fixed
- 9 System requirements
- 10 References
|Retail||DRM: SecuROM disc check.|
|Mac App Store||OS X only.|
|Green Man Gaming|
- A demo version is available.
Patch 1.04 (retail)
Patch 1.04. Steam and DRM-free releases are already patched.
Unofficial patch 1.05 (retail)
The September 2011 patch released on Steam, made available separately by user Voodooman. DRM-free releases are also already patched.
Xbox 360 controller GUI patch
Adds Xbox 360 controller button images, menus and tooltips to the game (Windows only).
Use PsychoPad Lite
Use modified IconPrefsPC.ini
Enable rumble functionality
Edit the profile's ini file
Skip intro videos
Delete/rename video files
Configuration files location
|OS X||~/Library/Application Support/Psychonauts/|
AudioSettings.inistores audio settings.
DisplaySettings.inistores video settings.
- This game supports the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux.
Save game data location
|OS X||~/Library/Application Support/Psychonauts/Profiles/|
|Widescreen resolution|| HUD, menus and FMVs are stretched from 4:3.|
To enable widescreen via .ini file see Widescreen resolution.
|Field of view (FOV)|
|Borderless fullscreen windowed||Use Borderless Gaming.|
|Anisotropic filtering (AF)||Force in the graphics card control panel.|
|Anti-aliasing (AA)||FSAA. Causes shimmering and seams on some objects.|
|Vertical sync (Vsync)|
|High frame rate|| Refresh rate is capped at 100 Hz in fullscreen mode by default.|
[DisplaySettings] ScreenWidth=1920 ScreenHeight=1080
|Keyboard and mouse||Native||Notes|
|Mouse acceleration||Cannot be disabled.|
|Mouse input in menus|
|Mouse Y-axis inversion|
|Controller support||Native Xbox 360 controller support for all platforms; triggers support requires patch 1.05. Mouse camera control is disabled if a gamepad is plugged in (Windows only).|
|Full controller support||Does not work in options menu.|
|Controller Y-axis inversion|
|Separate volume controls|
|Mute on focus lost||Game pauses on focus lost.|
|EAX support|| Change |
Smart camera option does not work
The smart (automatic) camera stays on, even if you disable it in the game options or through the game's configuration files.
Thermometer bar in wrong location
When using widescreen resolutions, occasionally the 'thermometer' bar for pyrokinesis will be displayed at the outer-edge of the screen rather than near the targeted object/creature. There are no known fixes to this bug.
Linux version differences
Mouse movement in this game feels entirely different from Windows (no zigzags, smoother; Likely no mouse acceleration).
Save game profiles not removed from DRM-free releases
The GOG.com and Humble Store releases of the game incorrectly include saved profiles used by a developer from Double Fine. The profiles also reconfigure the gamepad control scheme even if you don't use them, so to restore the default control scheme it is necessary to delete them.
Corrupted save game profile
If presented with the following error message, you may have a corrupted/damaged game profile:
Error (null), line -1 Crash: 0xc0000005 If you have VS.NET installed, you can try to attach the debugger Otherwise, click OK
To fix the error message and allow the game to load:
Delete save game profile
To possibly recover the save game:
Copy save game files to a new profile
Graphics error preventing startup
Error: "The game was unable to find a 32bpp display mode supported by your system in which to run. Your video card and monitor must minimally support 640x480x32bpp."
[DisplaySettings] ScreenWidth=1080 ScreenHeight=1920 FullScreen=true VSync=true FSAA=true FSFX=true AdvancedShading=true Shadows=true GammaCorrection=1.000000
Crashes on cutscene
Use compatibility modeRun the game in compatibility mode for Windows 95.
Windows 8.1 black screen on startup
Use compatibility modeRun the game in compatibility mode for Windows 7.
|Operating system (OS)||98 SE||2000, XP|
|Processor (CPU)||1.0 GHz Pentium III or AMD Athlon||2.0 GHz Pentium III or AMD Athlon|
|System memory (RAM)||256 MB||512 MB|
|Hard disk drive (HDD)|| |
|Video card (GPU)|| GeForce 3
64 MB of VRAM
| GeForce 5600 |
128 MB of VRAM
|Operating system (OS)|| |
|Processor (CPU)||Intel Core Duo||Intel Core i Series|
|System memory (RAM)||2 GB||4 GB|
|Hard disk drive (HDD)|| |
|Video card (GPU)|| ATI X1600
128 MB of VRAM
| ATI HD 3870 |
512 MB of VRAM
|Operating system (OS)|
|Processor (CPU)||2.0 GHz|
|System memory (RAM)||2 GB|
|Hard disk drive (HDD)||4 GB|
|Video card (GPU)||128 MB of VRAM|
- Reclaim Your Game - RYG's SecuROM 7+ DRM List
- Psychonauts patch 1.05 retail gog and other dd [officially unofficial release], page 1 - Forum - GOG.com
- psychonauts invalid format - Steam Users' Forums
- Smart Camera option doesn't work? :: Psychonauts General Discussions
- who is Daniel and why has he been playing my Psychonauts GOG copy?, page 1 - Forum - GOG.com