I have installed Max Payne and the current patch on Windows XP. Now no matter what I do, the game will dump me out and sometimes even reboot my computer. And this is only after being in the game for a short while. I have tried updating my video drivers, and reinstalling the game. It's really a pain, if you'll pardon the pun...but it used to work fine on my computer, and I really have no idea what's different now. I haven't played it for maybe a year though.
Jeff is a mean boss
28th July 2002
What type of computer you have, what kind of processor, ram, video card, etc.....
Is this Max Payne I, if yes then you don't need a patch, it works great! Did you play with the graphics options? And of course, what are the specs. of your pc?
Oh god I dunno...lol I'll ask my Dad when I can what I have. He put together my computer...and yeah Max Payne 1 needs a patch because I remember that before I put it on the first time it was always crashing, and then it worked. Sadly, this time it's not that way.
You can either agree with meor be wrong.
12th November 2003
I remember having problems with getting max payne 1 on windows XP, its crashed while loading a mission, but the tutorial ran fine :uhm:
But I forgot how to fix it, I knew I did fix it.. that was a few years ago, now I got a new comp, and I installed it on XP and it ran fine right away.. so I dont know what causes these issues..
Best Singleplayer game ever, thats for sure! :naughty: :bows:
Max Payne ehhh, I was playing max payne 2: the fall of max payne only a few dayz ago, set on full on my new pc this runs flawlessly..... But to the matter in hand, did the game run well without the patch?, or did u just patch it for the sake of it?, as i have never needed to patch either of the games in this series, Remedy are a gr8 company and do not release half-completed beta like rubbish.... SNIPERMikeUK:)
You got to have a decent video card or you are screwed, my friend's HP (2004) was for about $700 but it had a crappy video card that hardly works or runs any game. While my old pc that my brother built in 2001, I played both Max Payne 1 & 2 on Nvidia Geforce 2 MX and I didn't have one single problem.
I didn't use a patch for MP1 but only for MP2.
If you have an old video card, try to choose the minimum of video graphics for the game in "Options" then increase one by one until you know of what your video card can't handle.
You might want to try uninstalling the video drivers, rebooting, and installing the new ones. Then reboot again.
Otherwise....it might be that your pc is overheating. I used to get that problem with some games back when I was living in South Africa before I got an aircon :)
I got the same problem when I moved back to Germany into the 2nd floor of our new house. In the summer all the heat built up in my space and my pc struggled. The fact that I almost melted due to the heat is secondary :D. Again, an aircon was the solution.
Now mind you, I'm not suggesting you get an aircon to solve your pc troubles, but you might want to consider asking someone with knowledge about it to build in some extra fans in your pc. I did that as well and it lowered my system temperature by a few degrees.
EDIT: Sorry, forgot to ask. Is it quite warm with you at the moment? Where does this pc stand? And does this type of problem occur with other games?