Max Payne

PC, PS2, XBOX, GBA, IPHONE OS, ANDROID / Action / Release: Jul 25, 2001 / ESRB: M


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Max Payne Patch Released

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As expected, the Max Payne patch has been released. This should hopefully fix the problems for those people who are seeing their own desktop instead of the game.

- Exit to desktop stability issues addressed: The issues with the game crashing into Windows' desktop when loading a new map have been addressed. - Game doesn't start with some CD-Rom drives: A newer version of SafeDisc copy protection is used. If the game still doesn't start up, please contact Please include detailed hardware configuration information from your PC including CD-ROM model and operating system
You can download the 6.2mb patch from eDome (Finland), 3D Files, Blues News, Gameplex or PC Zone.

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"I can't play my old saved games when I applied the this normal?"
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MaxPayne v1.01 Soon

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The MaxPayne website has been updated with some word on a patch that addresses a couple of issues discovered since the game release. They are already set to release it later today.

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"This game is just awesome!!The first time I had a cup beside me explode from the wizzing bullets ..."
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Payne on the GF3

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Remedy's Petri Järvilehto made a forum post here about the Windows 2000/GeForce 3 problem that Max Payne seems to have for some people. Its most likely a driver issue since, as is often the case, the problem wasn't found during testing.

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"The game runs smoothly for me. The only problem that I had (and I Have had this with three ..."
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Max Shipping Pics

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The 3DRealms website has been updated with a bunch of pics etc of Max Payne shipping and the all-nighter they went through getting all the boxes packed and out to the post office.

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" does max payne not look like johny knoxville from jackass?"
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Max Payne Day

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Max Payne is arriving in stores around the US today (and has already apparently shown up overseas). Even that goofy klerck guy who works at EB confirmed it. Bum deal about the 3DR direct orders getting detained. Those guys should get their orders on Friday. This is the first game I've previewed in quite a while so I'm anxious to see how many people agree or disagree (you fool!) with what kind of reactions the game will get.

[more pictures of stuff] If you're just dying for Payne, here's our archive of Max Payne news from Shack Categories.

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Where's the Payne

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GeorgeB over at 3D Realms updated his .plan file with the bad news that their copies of Max Payne intended for preorders have taken longer to get to 3DR than intended. This means that instead of today, most people will get the game on Friday. Some stores might get the game today.

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"Never preorder. Preordering is just paying for the "privilage of getting sent to the end of the ..."
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Max Payne Shipping

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Take-Two Interactive has sent out over the biz wire that Max Payne has begun shipping this morning (Meant to post this earlier, forgot!). Assuming you like the game as much as I did it's a recommended purchase or something.

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More Payne Movies

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Max Payne is shipping to stores today as well as those who preordered, but while you wait for delivery you can download this and this new movie showing some more footage from the game.

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Max Payne Status

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George Broussard of 3DR has a .plan update on the latest developments for Max Payne. The game should be on shelves around the 26th of this month and they are currently working on a demo.

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"sTeve: how does one save the three 1600x1200 Max Payne wallpaper files? Rightclicking and save ..."
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Max Payne Media

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Last week when writing my Max Payne preview Gathering of Developers was kind enough to also send along some images and video footage. The images ended up showing up in some other articles and I called George a communist but things are cool. Here are three 1600x1200 wallpaper size images of Max Payne. In addition, here's a quick 2meg video clip of the sniper rifle in action. Not really one of my favorite clips but hey it's something new. You'll need QuickTime to view it. (Bah!)

Click to enlarge [wallpaper or shots]

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"is this game coming out so we can forget that dnf is vaporware?"
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Red Faction Interview

HomeLan has conducted an interview with Red Faction associate producer James C. Tsai, talking about this upcoming GeoMod powered game.

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Miller on Max Payne

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VE has a quick interview with Scott Miller of 3DRealms discussing Max Payne which was announced as going gold over the weekend. Your prayers are answered when the topic of game length comes up again.

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"Seems like the Shack is in a rut, flogging the same six games over and over. Halo updates. Q3 ..."
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As noted in Scott Miller's .plan update and the Remedy website, the 3rd person action shooter Max Payne has GONE GOLD. Thanks to all the previews of the past few weeks you should be pretty informed about the title right now, but you could read Steve's preview again ;) Thanks Blues News. The game should be in US stores late this month (the European release hopefully around the same time, or a week or so later), followed by a demo.

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"hey the pump for the shotgun is upsidedown..suspose to be on the bottom..duh huh..i still smell ..."
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Max Payne Space

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If you were wondering how much space Max Payne will need to will be 850mb for a full install, and 530mb for a partial install. If you do the partial install the levels will get loaded from the CD so obviously it will be a lot slower.

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More Max Payne Footage

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Both IGN and Gamespot have posted a new Max Payne movie, showing more footage from the game in Quicktime format.

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"I am not immpressed... Maybe I should take a look at the other clips before I judge, but after ..."
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