max payne is a max pain!

  ramjam69 13:35 19 Dec 2003

I have just bought Max Payne for my computer, but it crashes before it even starts (you get a loading picture, then it goes back to the desktop). I have a time athlon 2400+ with an ATi radeon 9200 128MB graphics card and 512 RAM. I have tried updating XP, but still to no avail. And before you ask if I've tried uninstalling/reinstalling it, I have.

Any help will be gtratefully excepted,

  Shorty 13:40 19 Dec 2003

I had a similar problem, and updating my graphics card driver cured the problem (nVidia in my case).

  ramjam69 13:45 19 Dec 2003

I have the lastest radeon drivers installed, but thanks for the help

  Jester2K II 13:48 19 Dec 2003

Max Payne 1 or 2?

Have you installed the patch?

  GibsonSt19 13:48 19 Dec 2003

Sure you got them?

click here

  Stormpool 13:49 19 Dec 2003

Via chipset motherboard?

If so try updating to latest hyperion 4in1 drivers.

click here

other chipset? May be try their latest drivers

  Jester2K II 13:49 19 Dec 2003

Max Payne 1 Patch 1/05 click here

Max Payne 2 Patch 1.01
click here

  ©®@$? 13:51 19 Dec 2003

because max payne 1 isn't compatible with xp according to the system requirements, but i ran it on xp no problems, but not everyone is so lucky

there is a patch for max payne 1 which can resolve this problem..

if its max payne 2 then that is xp compatible,

one thing you can try

set your dektop resolution to the same as the game

goto control panel/display/settings

and goto the game options/display (if you can) and set it to the same

this works sometimes

  ramjam69 16:11 19 Dec 2003

It's Max Payne 1 and I have updated my graphics card and installed the v1.05 patch. I am going to look at updating my motherboard drivers next. The problem is I don't have a clue what it is, so if anyone can supply a program so I can find out, I'd be grateful

  Stormpool 16:13 19 Dec 2003

Control Panel


Device Manager (If XP go Hardware - Device Manager)

+ IDE/ATA controllers or Hard disk controllers

In there is:
and Via/Intel/SIS/Ali/Nforce etc...

Whichever it is, is what you have

  Rennaissance 17:40 19 Dec 2003

Hi ramjam69, I have just tryed max payne 1 myself and i am running win xp pro, had run it on ME machine before which worked fine, but now mine goes to the options screen, and i click new game etc, it loads and goes back to desktop. No idea whats wrong. I would also like to know if anyone has any advice.

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