Business Model Attribute Image Commercial
Minimum CPU Class Required Pentium II
Minimum OS Class Required Windows 95
Minimum RAM Required  96 MB
Media Type Attribute Image CD-ROM, Attribute Image Download
Minimum CD-ROM Drive Speed Required 4X
Minimum DirectX Version Required DirectX 8.0
Drivers/APIs Supported Direct3D, Hardware TNL
Video Modes Supported Full screen, SVGA/XGA (640*480)
Minimum Video Memory Required 16 MB
Sound Capabilities DirectSound3D
Input Devices Supported Attribute Image Keyboard, Attribute Image Mouse, Other Input Devices
Number of Players: Offline Attribute Image 1 Player
Miscellaneous Attributes Attribute Image 3D Accelerator Required
  • Although Max Payne has been found to work on Windows XP, it has not been thoroughly tested and thus Windows XP is not officially supported.
  • The game must be installed in the default install path: C:\Program Files\Max Payne\ or it may not load during game play (i.e. the game starts, but crashes later).
The following unsupported 3D Accelerators may work with Max Payne, but all game visuals may not be correct and performance may be unsatisfactory:
  • 3dfx Voodoo2.
  • 3dfx Voodoo Banshee.
  • Intel i810.
  • Matrox G200.
The following unsupported 3D accelerators do not work with Max Payne:
  • 3dfx Voodoo, Voodoo Rush.
  • 3Dlabs Permedia, Permedia2.
  • Cirrus Logic Laguna3D (CL5465).
  • Intel i740.
  • Matrox Millennium II, Mystique.
  • NVIDIA RIVA 128/128ZX.
  • PowerVR Neon 250i.
  • S3 Savage 2000, Savage3D, Trio64 3D, Virge/DX/GX/VX.
  • Rendition Verite V1000/V2200.
  • Some older integrated / laptop display adapters (Neomagic, Trident).

Technical information contributed by Xoleras (66829), The cranky hermit (575), formercontrib (159514), Indra is stressed (20706) and Derrick 'Knight' Steele (2425)