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I'm climbing a wall in the first level of Psychonauts and can't figure out how to get Raz to turn around while hanging from a bar, so that I can jump to the one on the left.

Screenshot

This is a little embarassing, because I feel like I've tried everything:

  • Left and right make me swing around on the bar.
  • Up and down make me shimmy from end to end.
  • Spacebar jumps off (in the wrong direction)
  • Cancel lets go of the bar.

What button do I press to make Raz turn around and face the other direction?

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    THIS Exact thing happened to me too. – Raven Dreamer Oct 1 '11 at 1:38
  • This question reminded me I bought this on a Steam sale and never played it. Thanks! – Doozer Blake Oct 1 '11 at 15:46
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To switch direction, you press the use key. (I bound it to W, but the default is F.)

Screenshot of Bindings menu

(Equally embarrassing: I figured it out as soon as I posted the question.)

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  • You mean you didn't try smashing keys before asking this question? :D – Jeff Mercado Oct 1 '11 at 1:53
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    But I'm glad you posted it! I got stuck at this exact part (which I think is an indication of poor game design). – Jason Axelson May 14 '12 at 7:46
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    @JasonAxelson The tutorial popup that tells you how to change direction on the bar appears just after you finish this section. They misplaced it by 1 area - It's just a mistake more so than "poor game design". – Nick Pickering May 18 '13 at 17:14

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