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I can't get Max Payne to install on my computer. What's wrong?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Kevin Alexander, Aug 19, 2001.

  1. Kevin Alexander

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    I hit the install button and it suggests that I install Direct X 8.0, and when I hit the "OK" button the CD-ROM spins but nothing happens. What do I do?
     
  2. Joel Mack

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    More than likely it's the SafeDisc copy protection (you know the stuff that doesn't deter pirates, but gives fits to people who bought the game).
    Do you have a second CD-ROM in your machine to try it on? If not, you might try to copy the contents of the CD to your harddrive and try running the install from there.
    I hate SafeDisc. [​IMG]
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  3. Kevin Alexander

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    Please excuse my ignorance, but how do I copy the contents of the CD to my HD?
     
  4. Dean DeMass

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    Kevin,
    Just go to http://www.downloads.com and type Direct X in the search box. Select the link that goes with your opearting system.
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  5. Kevin Alexander

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    got it working. thanks Dean and Joel!
     
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    As well as installing the current DirectX, you'll need to get the absolutely most recent drivers for your graphics card as well; DX 8 games are pretty picky about that.
     
  7. Leroy

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    DirectX 8 is included on the Max Payne CD-Rom. Just browse the CD and find it, install it, then Max will install fine. I too ran into this problem.
     
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    Kevin,
    What was the problem?
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