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

Old test results
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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 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
219 Programs refuse to run because of safedisc copy-protection CLOSED FIXED View
2885 Max Payne fails to start CLOSED FIXED View
9465 WarCraft III causes OSS to emit loud noise CLOSED FIXED View
9774 Max Payne 1.05 - T-junction-like graphic bugs CLOSED FIXED View
9775 Syberia 2, Max Payne 1 & 2 - Screenshots and thumbnails broken CLOSED FIXED View
16126 Keyboard keys displaced one position to left CLOSED FIXED View
18977 Can't install Max Payne CLOSED ABANDONED View
21196 Sound in Max Payne not working CLOSED FIXED View
25142 Max Payne: intro video gives black screen (only sound works) CLOSED FIXED View
32819 Max Payne 1 crashes when loading certain level CLOSED FIXED View

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