How to fix the Psychonauts 2 Ultrawide Black Bars Issue on PC

Ali Hashmi
Ali Hashmi
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Psychonauts 2

Psychonauts 2 is the long-awaited sequel to the original cult classic that came out back in 2005. The new title is getting a lot of positive reception from critics, and it’s great to see Double Fine’s hard work pay off. It is also available on Xbox Game Pass like other titles from studios acquired by Microsoft. If you are on the PC version, want to fix the Psychonauts 2 Ultrawide Black Bars issue, here is how you can do that.

Ultrawide support is getting way more common in PC games now, and it’s great to see it. While it isn’t always perfect, it’s still hopeful to see developers adding some form of it in their PC releases.

Fixing the Psychonauts 2 Ultrawide Black Bars Issue

Psychonauts 2 does support ultrawide monitors, but it is limited when it comes to cutscenes. These are pillarboxed, or in other words, there are black bears during the cutscenes at the sides. To fix this, we have Rose from PCGamingWiki to thank again. Their contribution to the widescreen gaming community is incredible.

They have released a patch that will fix this problem for you. To install it, follow the steps below.

For Game Pass/Windows Store

  • Head over to the following link
  • Download the file for the Microsoft Store version
MS Store/Game Pass
  • Extract the file using compression software like Winrar or 7zip (password: pcgw)
  • Now, launch Psychonauts 2, and then Psychonauts 2 Ultrawide – Microsoft Store.exe which you previously extracted
  • Simply press F9 to enable or disable the black bars

For Steam/GOG

Other Stores
  • Extract the file using compression software like Winrar or 7zip (password: pcgw)
  • Now, launch Psychonauts 2 Ultrawide.exe
  • Set the location to where the game is installed
Psychonauts 2 Ultrawide Patcher

Note: Your antivirus might trigger a false positive alarm for the patcher. If that is the case, please it to your exceptions/exclusions list first.

That is all you have to get it running for either store.

Comparison Screenshots

Check out some comparison shots to see the patch in action.

Psychonauts 2 with Black Bars
Psychonauts 2 without Black Bars

We hope this guide was helpful, and you were able to fix the Psychonauts 2 ultrawide black bars issue on PC. If you have any questions, feel free to ask them in the comments below.

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