I've only been able to play the tutorial because the game keeps crashing at the same point (Windows 2000). It looks good, there's lots of blood, lots of detail and the "bullet time" feature is pretty cool...I just can't wait for a patch or a solution to my problem.
Corey, are you using a ATI graphics card? The brightness controls on those cards' drivers are known to be a pain. I believe ATI have put up some new drivers that claim to fix the problem.
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Yep, I've got the ATI Radeon 64 meg card. And that's the problem. On the Max Payne web site it says to adjust the gamma on the display properties in windows. However if you do that, it makes Windows brighter, but the game stays the same. I have the newest offical driver, I did not get the beta one. Is the beta driver the one that has the fix?
I've been waiting for this game for...God, two years, probably. Just something so appealing about wielding two pistols, and being able to reenact situations from John Woo movies and The Matrix. Now, it's on order from Amazon (I promised myself I wouldn't order it until I got a positive review from Gamespot, fear of the Dakitania effect, I guess, but I couldn't wait). I hope it gets here quick. (I'm even upgrading a computer so I can play it on it.)
Anybody that has it, please post your thoughts on it. [Edited last by Ike on July 26, 2001 at 02:23 PM]
Just got it today, have only played through the first couple of chapters but am loving every minute thus far!! Kick ass game! I have just about every graphic option set to high and and am running the game at 1024X768X32bit color and the game runs butter smooth. Here are my system spec for reference...
256MB of ram
Geforce 2 GTS 32mb graphics card
Soundblaster Live MP3 5.1 sound card
The game play is very smooth. The controls are spot on and doing the bullet time effects are really easy. The graphic novel sequences are very well done and keep you engrossed in the game. Graphically.....well you'll just have to see it...GO BUY THIS GAME!!
PS To the people having trouble with WIN2k. Remedy is working on a 6.2 meg patch that will alleviate all your problems as we speak. The patch should be available from what I have read tommorrow. [Edited last by Romier S on July 26, 2001 at 09:53 PM]
Cudos to Remedy for their quick work on the patch. I just downloaded it and now I have to pry away the MP CD from my dad so I can run it with my machine so I can witness the power of my GeForce 3.
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You'd be surprised what a little bit of ram and a new video card would do for your computer. I've got the first gen P3 500mhz, 320 megs of ram, and a ATI Radeon 64 meg card. I am running Max Payne at 1024x768 in 32bit color and it runs flawlessly. You can get ram dirt cheap now, and the graphics card I bought was about 189.
Just got the game yesterday and I just want to say that anyone who is riding the fence on this one should hop down RIGHT NOW and run, don't walk, to your nearest retailer and BUY, BUY, BUY IT!!!!!!!
MAX PAYNE is, without a doubt, the most fun and involving shooter I've played since HALF-LIFE appeared many moons ago. It's that damn good! Unbelievable stuff.
Pentium III 750 Mhz
256 Mb RAM
Creative Annihilator GeForce 2 video card (32 Mb)
Creative Soundblaster Live Platinum sound card
It runs like greased lightning on my system at 1024x768 with all the graphics stuff cranked to the max.
[Edited last by Kenneth English on July 28, 2001 at 02:00 PM]
Thanks for giving my old system some hope Corey I've been checking some prices out and I'm thinking about getting at least an extra 128 megs of RAM, and possibly a GeForce 2 Pro card (even though I hate Nvidia!). I didn't realize RAM was so cheap now! Last time I checked, 256 mb cost about $80. Now it's around $40! I also might get an 850 mhz P3 (slot 1) if I can find one cheap enough. It's the fastest proc my Asus P3B-F can handle.
I'm really glad that most people seem to be able to run MP at high detail and 1024 with moderate PC's. I have no idea why the developers and much of the gaming press said that you would need a black belt system to even approach 1024x768 with a decent framerate.
I think personally the specs they put out on the game are a little over the top. But, to get Max to run perfectly I either have to have all programs closed, and I usually have to reboot before I play, if the computer has been on all day. Apparently there is a problem with Win Me not freeing up system RAM. I dunno, but I have no problems running the game and it is awesome.
I just bought this today and I'm speechless. This has to be the best PC game I've played in a LONG time. I usually stick to consoles but this is insane. Basically anything you can think of you can do in this game. On like the 2nd level I dove through the air head first down a row of stairs and while in the air with a Beretta in each hand was pumping lead into the mobster. This is so much fun. GET IT NOW DONT HESITATE
Damn! I was going to wait for a few "professional" reviews but you guys are talking me into it!! I'll go to Best Buy tomorrow! Something needs to tear me away from Tribes2!
Anyone know if the newly released patch totally fixed the Win2000 with Geforce 3 problem (game not loading after 1st mission)?
I'd hate to not be able to play past the first level with my newly assembled ass kickin' PC.
Count me in the pro-Payne camp (couldn't believe there is an anti-Payne camp). This game is unbelievable. The level of detail is incredible, and the style is unique pulp crime (my favorite!). The bullet-time sequences are necessary given how deadly your enemies are, so it never feels gimmicky. Really unique experiences from this game.
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For anyone else hesitating because of requirements, let me say I'm running the following:
32 MB NVidia RIVA TNT2 Video Card
Not a suped-up system by today's standards, for sure. And I'm running Max Payne just fine at 800X600X32bit and it's smooth. No frame skips or anything. I haven't tried upping the resolution yet.
The only problem I'm having is with the sound. After a while, it just quits on me. Only the first 'part' of any sound will play and if I go back to Windows, the same thing happens with regular Windows sounds. If I reboot, it goes away. I don't know if it's the game, DirectX, Windows, my machine or what. But I have seen it before in other games, just not as often as with this game.
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