Steam version Finally the game downloaded and decrypted, which took a while.. While doing so my antivirus played up telling maxpayne3.exe had a virus, so i had to exclude the folder,it is a false positive, but shouldnt happen with a commercial game. Started the game.... and got this message...
Service Pack 1 or higher is required to run the game WTH lol.
MY specs: windows 7 ultimate 64 bits SP1. Went to steam forums , which a lot peoples have same problem Solution for me was simple. Go to "in my case" c:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\max payne 3\Max Payne 3 Rightclick MaxPayne3.exe > properties > compatibility > checkmark "run this program in compatibility mode for" WINDOWS 7
Start steam game launcher and... the game starts normally. Hurray
People with other WIndows versions should apply the compatibility mode for their respective OS versions
Next thing i tried was fraps. Started game... and boom crash Started game a second time and it runned with fraps FPS showing
All and all weird stuff, with a brand new game like this.
Unfortunately alot of people including myself are having issues starting up the game in steam. I have tried redownloading and verifying the files multiple times. Every time I start the game in steam I see a black screen then some legal text from Rockstar then it crashes. Even when I run it directly from the game folder the same thing happens. On the steam forums there doesn't appear to be an official fix yet besides trying to move game folders and changing a registry file so the game doesn't run steam but that seems inconvenient for people who paid for this game and its not guaranteed to work.
Has anyone else heard of any news about this? I looked on the rockstar forums and there doesn't appear to be any useful information on there. Can only hope a update is gonna come in the next few days or something.
I had to go find the .exe file that steam is running and modify it to run as admin. Then I was able to load the game through steam. Quite a fail by steam/rockstar to release a game that doesn't load properly without needing such intervention by the user on (I assume yours is too) typical windows 7 PC's.
Actually, this game is very good but there are a lot of bugs in multiplayer ... same story as usual. I think Rockstar always did a good job in single player but when we play their games online we always get bug at ver 1.00. And atm I always get stuck, crashes and freezes ... so annoying.