Max Payne

Version 1.05 of Max Payne

Application Details:

Version: 1.05
Votes: 3
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 7.18-staging

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Test Results

Selected Test Results

What works

  • Set up a 32-bit wine prefix
  • Set windows XP as target
  • Install and patch to 1.05
  • Play
  • Load
  • Save

Tested both with wine-staging-7.18 and wine-7.0

What does not

  1. Launching with non patched always complains about CD not found
  2. Open files limit: Too many files opened -> the process hangs
  3. Can't launch if no virtual desktop provided: xinput can't access keyboard
  4. Open jpeg broken on ryzen 5600g: lot of error message about invalid jpeg
  5. Unable to read data\database -> quit
  6. Mouse wheel not usable


# Use NoCD patch as told on this forum thread

# Too many files opened, process hangs

user hard nofile 8192

log out current session and check from shell

$ ulimit -Hn

# Unable to read \data\database\xxx

Download MaxPaynePacker

from terminal, go to your game install directory, press 1 to unpack after each call to MaxPaynePacker.exe

extracting take a while, but file size seem not to be increased

$ wine MaxPaynePacker.exe x_data.ras
$ rm -f archive.ras
$ wine MaxPaynePacker.exe x_music.ras
$ rm -f archive.ras x_music.ras
$ #Optional localisation (french for me)
$ wine MaxPaynePacker.exe x_french.ras
$ rm -f archive.ras x_french.ras
$ mv ras/data .
$ rm ras -rf

# Open jpeg broken on ryzen

Use dll provided there: Max Payne Proton DB

direct link: google drive dll

What was not tested

  • Levels after 9
  • End the game
  • Unpacking levels

Hardware tested


  • GPU: AMD
  • Driver: open source

Additional Comments

Max pain to make it work

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentGentoo Linux x86_64Sep 29 20227.18-stagingYes Yes YesGoldmazes 
ShowArch LinuxMar 18 20227.4-stagingYes Yes YesSilverOgnjen Simonovic 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Jun 27 20216.11Yes Yes YesGoldFiku Miku Foo Foo Foo 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Jun 04 20216.9Yes Yes NoBronzeStefan 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Apr 22 20216.6Yes No YesGarbageStefan 

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