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Business Model Attribute Image Commercial
Minimum CPU Class Required Attribute Image Intel Pentium II
Minimum OS Class Required Attribute Image Windows 95
Minimum RAM Required Attribute Image 96 MB
Minimum DirectX Version Required Attribute Image DirectX 8.0
Drivers/APIs Supported Direct3D, Hardware TNL
Media Type Attribute Image CD-ROM, Attribute Image Download
Minimum CD-ROM Drive Speed Required Attribute Image 4X (600 KB/s)
Minimum Video Memory Required Attribute Image 16 MB
Video Modes Supported Full screen
Video Resolutions Supported Attribute Image 640×480
Sound Capabilities DirectSound3D
Input Devices Supported Attribute Image Keyboard, Attribute Image Mouse, Other Input Devices
Additional Hardware Required Attribute Image 3D Accelerator
Number of Offline Players Attribute Image 1 Player
  • 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 (66684), The cranky hermit (2865), formercontrib (158921), Indra was here (20910) and Derrick 'Knight' Steele (2420)