MAX PAYNE 1 & 2
Enhancement Project
By Tore Andersen

Cult classic 3D shooters Max Payne 1 & 2, developed by Remedy Entertainment and published by Gathering of Developers and RockStar Games in 2001 & 2003. Despite their age, these two first Max Payne games are still well worth playing. They have decent graphics due to their distinct style, and their engine and game mechanics are still great. They do however have some shortcoming on newer computer systems. This small guide will fix some basic issues and add support for modern hardware, plus optionally add some new features.

1:
Max Payne
2:
Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne
3:
Screenshots
4:
Game art


1 - Max Payne

Requirements: Max Payne updated to latest version (The Steam version comes already updated)

1: Max Payne Sound Patch (LINK)
Download and unpack into the Max Payne game-folder.
Run "MaxBatch.bat" and wait for the script to finish.
*This will fix the missing speech in the cut-screens on Win7/10.

2: Max Payne Widescreen Fix (LINK)
Download and unpack to a temporary folder, then move everything from within "MaxPayne.WidescreenFix" into the Max Payne game-folder.

3: First Person Payne (LINK)
Download and unpack into the Max Payne game-folder.
*This will turn the game into a 1st person shooter instead of 3rd person. If you rather want to keep it 3rd person, don't install this mod.
Activate the mod in the launcher. See image:



Note: 1st person savegames are not compatible with 3rd person savegames.

 

2 - Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne

Requirements: Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne updated to latest version (The Steam version comes already updated)

1: Payne Evolution
(LINK)
Download and unpack into the Max Payne game-folder. Overwrite existing files.
*When activated, this mod will give the game better effects, some new HD textures, new missions, better models and new HD menus.

2: Payne Evolution - Widescreen Fix (LINK)
Download and unpack into the Max Payne game-folder. Overwrite existing files.

3: FPS Mod (LINK)
Download and unpack into the Max Payne game-folder. Overwrite existing files.
*When activated, this mod will turn the game into a 1st person shooter. If you rather want to keep it 3rd person, don't install this mod.

Note: Unfortunately only one mod can be activated at a time, so you have to choose between Payne Evolution and Max Payne in First Person



Note: Savegames are not compatible between mods.

 

3 - Max Payne 1 Screenshots (FPS)

    

3 - Max Payne 2 Screenshots (FPS)

    

 

 

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4 - Game Art

       

 

 

Game Info

Max Payne is a classic action adventure about set in the dark rainy nights of NYC. The games follows Max Payne, a retired cop who is on a revenge rampage over his dead wife and daughter. Guns, girls, drugs, whiskey, action in slow-motion and a dramatic story-teller. All in a nice package with artistic cartoon-style cut-scenes wrapped with detective mystery and gloomy atmosphere. Max Payne a typical 3D action shooter, but very unique at the same time. The first Max Payne game was the very first to introduce bullet-time, which has been copied in many later games.