Max Payne Update Patch
|Publisher:||Gathering of Developers|
|Platform:||Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 2, Xbox, Mac OS, Game Boy Advance, iOS, Android|
|Release Date:||10 August 2001|
Max Payne Update Patch Summary:
Max Payne Update Patch: Max Payne is a third-person shooter action thriller video game developed by Remedy Entertainment and published by Gathering of Developers in July 2001 for Microsoft Windows. Ports created later in the year for the PlayStation 2, Xbox and the Game Boy Advance were published by Rockstar Games. A Mac OS port was published on July 16, 2002 by MacSoft in North America 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. The game was re-released on April 27, 2009 as a downloadable game in the Xbox Originals program for the Xbox 360. The game was also re-released in the spring of 2012 as a downloadable game in the PlayStation Store for the PlayStation 3 under the PS2 classics banner, iOS and on Android.
The game centers on NYPD Detective Max Payne, who attempts to avenge the murder of his family. It features a gritty neo-noir style and uses graphic novel panels (with voice-overs) in place of animated cutscenes to narrate the game, as it draws inspiration from hard-boiled detective novels by authors like Mickey Spillane. The game contains many allusions to Norse mythology, particularly the myth of Ragnarök, and several of the names used in the game are those of the Norse gods and mythos. The gameplay is heavily influenced by the Hong Kong action cinema genre, particularly the work of director John Woo, and it was one of the first games to feature the bullet time effect popularized by The Matrix.
Max Payne received very positive reviews and was praised for its exciting gunplay and use of noir storytelling devices. The game won a large number of accolades, including the BAFTA Award. As of 2011, the Max Payne game franchise has sold over 7.5 million copies. It also inspired a feature film under the same title.
Max Payne Update Patch:
- The v1.02 patch contains all the prior fixes of the v1.01 patch plus the following
- The clock and other desktop icons are no longer randomly flashing during the game
- Exit to desktop stability issues addressed:
The issues with the game crashing into Windows’ desktop when loading a new map have been addressed.
- Game doesn’t start with some CD-Rom drives:
A newer version of SafeDisc copy protection is used. If the game still doesn’t start up, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include detailed hardware configuration information from your PC including CD-ROM model and operating system.