Forums  /  Pajama Sam: No Need to Hide When it's Dark Outside  /  Is anyone else experiencing a kitchen softlock with the steam version of the game?

I'm pretty sure this is a ScummVM issue, but I have no idea how to fix it. Here's what happens:

Whenever I go into the kitchen, for about 95% of my runs, no music plays. The cursor still shows and I can exit the room. However, whenever I try to trigger one of the songs/events (other than the dumbwaiter) in the kitchen, such as giving the carrot to the fridge, the game completely locks. It isn't frozen, since Sam is still blinking. I can't leave the room and the cursor is gone. The only thing I can do is restart the run.

I'm really bad with computers, so you'll have to be patient with me. Thank you!


I know exactly what you mean here, this softlock is very annoying, but there is a way to avoid it. When you get this softlock, press F5 to bring up the ScummVM menu, and exit to the launcher. To avoid having this issue, I recommend doing that process every 10-15 runs. Another thing I noticed with this softlock is that it is more likely to happen when you completed the game more than once; if you have completed the game more than once in a session, make sure to do the F5 and return to launcher process to make sure you don't get the softlock in future runs.

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