Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne

Official demo version of Max Payne 2

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Version: Demo
License: Demo
Votes: 1
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 3.0.3

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Test Results

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What works

Installation works without problems, the usual bunch of warnings is written to console during the installation process but it works.

Playing the game is another story. You have to disable a lot of quality options (pixelshader and stuff) to get it playable without visual errors. This is not an option with current graphics cards.

It's playable but not really enjoyable :-)

What does not

I mainly tested the game with details all set to maximum. This results in some issues with varying severity.

Bullet time mode is unusuable because the post-processing effects result in a screen with solid color displayed (some changes in color). You can't see the game scene anymore, so it's useless and the game gets exceptionally hard without this feature. Not playable anymore if you ask me (what's Max Payne without bullettime anyway?)

Next mirror reflections don't work properly (bugreport was already filed). This is not a huge problem but destroys the atmosphere of the game.

Another visual error is lighting brightness bugs on most character models. A proper bugreport for this bug exists (something to do with pixelshader implementation).

The last visual error that is currently present is a shadow bug, also very annoying.


What was not tested

Finishing the demo, I only played up to the middle of the warehouse scene.

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Additional Comments

Graphics hardware is a nvidia Geforce FX 5900

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowSlackware -currentOct 18 20183.0.3Yes Yes YesSilverMaxim-007 
ShowSlackware -currentJul 07 20183.0.1Yes Yes YesSilverMaxim-007 
CurrentGentoo LinuxJun 21 20081.0.0Yes Yes BronzeTobias Jakobi 
ShowUbuntu 7.10 "Gutsy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jan 27 20080.9.54.Yes Yes GoldMax 
ShowGentoo Linux x86_64May 10 20070.9.36.Yes Yes Platinuman anonymous user 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
5643 Some keys are not working CLOSED FIXED View
5701 MaxPayne 2 hangs while loading levels CLOSED FIXED View
5702 regression: Max Payne 2 demo :missing textures CLOSED FIXED View
7284 Max Payne 2 light reflections on people are too bright and blocky CLOSED FIXED View
7801 Max Payne 2: Save game doesn't save screenshots CLOSED DUPLICATE View
12051 Max Payne 2 - rendering bug, looks like wrong shadow CLOSED FIXED View
14031 Max Payne 2: GL_INVALID_OPERATION in texture_activate_dimensions CLOSED FIXED View
14034 Max Payne 2: mirror reflections not working correctly CLOSED FIXED View
14038 Max Payne 2: bullet time screen filled with solid color CLOSED FIXED View
14686 Max Payne 2: PP effect issues with backbuffer ORM CLOSED WONTFIX View
14751 Max Payne 2: PP effects produce black screen in ARB mode CLOSED FIXED View
14762 GeforceFX series: fullscreen PP effect issues / RECT texcoord fixup CLOSED FIXED View
14774 Max Payne 2: PP effects flood console with GL errors (ORM=fbo) CLOSED FIXED View
35025 Max Payne 2 Demo: checkboxes in options dialog have missing window styles CLOSED FIXED View
37937 Fullscreen applications are minimized when switching virtual desktops / workspaces CLOSED INVALID View

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