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Max Payne

Developer(s) 3D Realms, Remedy Entertainment (Windows), Rockstar Toronto (PlayStation 2), Rockstar Vienna (Xbox), Rockstar Leeds (Game Boy Advance), MacSoft (Mac)
Publisher(s) Gathering of Developers (Windows), Rockstar Games (PlayStation 2, Xbox, Game Boy Advance), Tec Toy (Brazil), Capcom (Japan), Valve Corporation (Steam), Feral Interactive (Mac), MacSoft (Mac)
Series Max Payne
Engine MAX-FX
Version 1.05
Platform(s) Windows, Xbox, PlayStation 2, Game Boy Advance, Mac OS
Release date PC:
INT 2001-07-25
Xbox and PS2:
INT 2001-12
INT 2002-07
INT 2003-12
Genre(s) Third-person shooter
Mode(s) Single player
Rating(s) ESRB: M
BBFC: 15
Media 1 CD-ROM (Windows), 1 DVD (PlayStation 2, Xbox), 1 Cartridge (Game Boy Advance)

Max Payne is a BAFTA award winning[1] third-person shooter developed by Remedy Entertainment, produced by 3D Realms and published by Gathering of Developers in July, 2001 for Windows. Ports later in the year for the Xbox and PlayStation 2 were published by Rockstar Games. A Macintosh port was published in July 2002 by MacSoft in North America[2] and Feral Interactive in the rest of the World. There were plans for a Dreamcast version of Max Payne, but they were canceled due to the discontinuation of the console.[3]


[edit] System requirements

[edit] Minimum system requirements

  • Windows 95/98/ME/2000 (XP runs it but not officially supported)
  • Pentium 3 450 MHz (or AMD Athlon equivalent)
  • 96 MiB of RAM
  • 530 MiB free hard drive space
  • 16 MiB of video memory
  • DirectX 8.0
  • Keyboard and mouse
  • CD/DVD ROM drive

[edit] Recommended system specifications

  • Pentium 3 700 MHz (or AMD Athlon equivalent)
  • 128 MiB of RAM
  • 32 MiB of video memory
  • DirectX compatible sound card

[edit] Cheat codes

To get access to the game console, you need to start maxpayne.exe with the command line parameter "-developer". Once you have the game running in developer mode, you get access to the game console with F12 and can enter these codes:

Code Result
coder God Mode, All Weapons, Unlimited Ammo, etc.
God God Mode
Mortal Become Mortal
ShowFPS Show FPS
NoClip Fly Mode
NoClip_off No Fly Mode
getbullettime Fill Up When Bullet-Time Runs Out
showfps Show Frame Rate
getpainkillers Get 8 PainKillers
c_addhealth ( 100 ) Add 100 to Health
GetAllWeapons All Weapons
GetInfiniteAmmo Infinite Ammo
jump10 Jump Higher (set to 20 or 30 for even higher)
SetWoundedState Walk as if Wounded
SetNormalState Walk Normally
GetBaseballbat Baseball Bat
GetBeretta Beretta
GetBerettaDual (or GetDualBeretta) Dual Berretas
GetDesertEagle Desert Eagle
GetSawedShotgun Shotgun #1
GetPumpShotgun Shotgun #2
GetJackhammer Jackhammer shotgun
GetIngram Ingram
GetIngramDual (or GetDualIngram) Dual Ingrams
GetMP5 MP5
GetColtCommando Colt Commando
GetMolotov Molotov Cocktail
GetGrenade Grenade
GetM79 M79
GetSniper Sniper Rifle
GetHealth Health
GetPainkillers Pain Killers
GetBulletTime Fill up Bullet Time
Jump10 Big Jump
Jump20 BigBig Jump
Jump30 BigBigBigJump
Inventory Details of Player
Clr Delete Line
Help List Cheats
GODEN Fire knife

The following keys will be enabled also:

Key Result
C Cycle through three camera modes
PageUp Cycle mesh up
PageDown Cycle mesh down
Ctrl + PageUp Cycle TextureSet up
Ctrl + PageDown Cycle TextureSet down
Home Increase game speed
End Decrease game speed
Home + End Set game speed to 1.00x (default speed)
Insert Teleport Max to next start point
Delete Teleport Max to previous start point
F7 Switches AI movement network connections visualization
F8 Switches AI movement network node visualization
F11 Toggle statistics on / off
F12 Open Console
Arrow Left External camera left
Arrow Right External camera right
Arrow Up External camera forward
Arrow Down External camera backward

[edit] Command line parameters

You can also use these command line parameters to enable/disable some features:

  • -nodialog: Skips the Max Payne startup dialog when loading the game.
  • -skipstartup: Skips the startup animation
  • -screenshot: Enables the F10 key for taking screen shots. Screenshots are saved in the "screenshots" folder under your Max Payne installation folder
  • -disable3dpreloads: If the system runs out of texture memory while loading a level, this option may prevent the game from crashing due to a driver error
  • -window: Runs the game in a windowed mode, in the resolution selected from the Max Payne launch dialog. All 3d accelerators do not support running in a windowed mode.

NOTE: Command line options can be enabled by adding them to the Max Payne shortcut after the executable, for example: "C:\Program Files\Remedy\Max Payne\MaxPayne.exe" -screenshot To do that, right-click on the Max Payne icon, select Properties and then edit the Target field.

[edit] Screenshots

[edit] External links

[edit] References

  1. 3D Realms (October 28, 2001). Max Payne wins prestigious BAFTA Award!. Retrieved on 2008-23-12.
  2. Rick Sanchez (June 14, 2002). Max Payne Ships to Stores July 16th. Retrieved on 2007-06-07.
  3. IGN (July 27, 1999). Max Payne Dreamcast details. Retrieved on 2007-06-07.
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