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Psychonaughts is an action/adventure game for PlayStation 2, Xbox and Windows. In it, you play as Raz, an attendee at a summer camp for young psychics. Someone is stealing the kids' brains and in order to find out who, Raz must explore into the minds of the counselors and patients of the camp. The game was developed by Double Fine.

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Psychonauts was unable to create the Direct3D device

Whenever I try to launch Psychonauts on Steam, then I get an error message popup saying: Psychonauts Startup Problem The game was unable to create the Direct3D device. Please check to ensure your ...
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How do I open outhouse doors in Psychonauts?

I have watched YouTube videos on how to open doors and they just show them jumping in front of the door. I've jumped and jumped all over the steps and it won't open. Please help. I need to get the ...
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I need a plunger! Where can I get one?

I'm currently playing though the Milkman level of Psychonauts, and have found the sign and the flowers and the book. Now I have to find a way into the sewers, and judging by the appearance of these ...
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How do I get from this stalactite to a blue figment in the Brain Tumbler Experiment?

I'm going through the Brain Tumbler Experiment level (for what's technically the second time) and there's a blue figment on a cliff that I can see off in the distance. I am able to grip the ...
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Do I get anything for the minigame at the beginning of Basic Braining - Obstacle Course 2?

I'm at the second part of the Basic Braining level and there's a minigame where I have to punch cardboard cutouts. I need to get a certain amount of points in X seconds. I've done the first few rounds ...
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Are any of the Steam achievements for Psychonauts missable?

I've never played Psychonauts before, so I don't know how the game is structured (permanent linear progression or revistable chapters, for example). I'm playing the Steam version and I'd like to know ...
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How can I earn a bunch of arrowheads quickly in Psychonauts?

I've finished Lungfishopolis, blown my stash of arrowheads on the magnet-thing and a couple of psy cores, and just started the Milkman Conspiracy. And now I'm suddenly shown a warning that says "You ...
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How do I activate these three rings?

I'm currently in Milla's mind trying to earn my learners permit for levitation. In her dance club are three rings that I'm supposed to activate. Jumping through them starts them turning, but I'm ...
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Input controls for keypad (Milkman Conspiracy)

I'm replaying this awesome game (played it on Xbox way back then). I'm stuck at the milkman conspiracy part as I can't input the digits on the keypad to access the post office. I can move the cursor ...
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Where is the camp store?

I've been regaled numerous times with talk of all the wonderful things that I can buy at the camp store, but I feel like I've explored pretty much the entire camp now, and I haven't located it. I've ...
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What's the name of the song in Fred Bonaparte's level?

While fighting alongside Fred against Napoleon, there's music playing that seems like a part of a classical composition. What's its name? Has it been composed for the game or is it part of a previous ...
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I got my merit badge, now how do I get back?

When you reach the PSI level required to unlock a new ability, you can use the bacon to pause whatever you're doing and train it immediately. How do you get back there, however? I was in the middle ...
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How do I destroy the Blueprint Brain Tank?

I'm a few hours in to Psychonauts and I'm getting mauled by a huge tank powered by How the heck do I beat this thing?
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Does bunk selection make a difference at the beginning of Psychonauts?

I just started a new game and I picked one of three bunks offered to me. I'll admit that I'm not very far into the game so far but I couldn't help but wonder if my choice is going to come back to me ...
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How to autofire F in Psychonauts?

The Dowsing Rod requires you to spam the use (F) key while looking for deep arrowheads. Spamming keys sucks. You wouldn't really need it if sound was enough clue to go on (the PS2 version made your ...
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Is rolling actually faster?

When I use levitation and run on my psychic ball I feel like I'm moving faster is this actually the case or is it a sort of illusion? I know I sacrifice maneuverability so it'd make sense that I'm ...
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I can't beat the fish thing

I've got up to (I hope) the final stage in this boss fight, but none of my attacks affect it now. What should I do?
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How do I cook roasts?

Steam's holiday sale added the "Holiday Dinner" achievement to Psychonauts. The description is: Cook and consume two different kinds of roast in one sitting. I played through about half the game ...
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Psychonauts on Windows 7 64-bit

Anyone have any luck getting this to run on Windows 7 64-bit? I grabbed the demo on Steam, and it won't run; so I am hesitant to buy actual title until i know the demo can run.
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How do I change which direction I'm facing when swinging?

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. This is a little ...
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Passing the Meat Circus level on Psychonauts

I've been enjoying Psychonauts immensely, and I think the difficulty progression was all fine and well - until the last level, the dreaded meat circus. I just can't make it - the protecting-flying-...
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