Saturday, June 9, 2012

Max Payne 3 INITIALIZING Problem Fix.

It worked on retail win 7. (64-bit) home premium.

Things you need before starting.
  • Make sure you are having .NET Framework 4.0
  • Update to win 7 Sp-1 click here to download Sp-1 update (before updating read the guide.)
  • Social Club Setup (link is given below)
Follow these steps and hopefully it works for you!

Watch the video below before going through the guide

Part One :- .NET Framework 4.0

Install .NET Framework 4.0 & Social Club Setup . Reboot then.

After reboot,

  • Click on "start
  • Click on "Control Panel"

  • Click on "uninstall a program" or "Programs and Features"
  • Click on "turn windows features on or off"

  • Make sure it looks like the image below
  • Click on Cancel.

Part two :-Making little changes

Go to your Max Payne folder located here:

  • c:\steam\steamapps\common\maxpayne3\

Or for retail

  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Rockstar Games\

CUT and move the Max Payne 3 folder and paste it to C:

You should now have 

  • C:\Max Payne 3\all of your Max Payne files here.

RENAME the folder to MaxPayne3 (no spaces)

So you should now have

  • C:\MaxPayne3\all of your Max Payne files here.

Now go to start and go to run, then run regedit and go to this key.

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Rockstar Games\Max Payne 3

Click the key on the right called Install Folder and change it to 

  • C:\MaxPayne3

Now disable local network or remove the wire from the internet port.

Watch this video before you go the next step.

Now run /click on on,

  •   PlayMaxPayne3.exe in the c:MaxPayne3 folder.

Now you will be prompted with this screen

Click on offline mode and start playing.

Updating to win Sp-1

  1. For update  Itanium 64-bit Windows Server 2008 R2 click the 1 option.
  2. For update for 64-bit machine running or Windows Server 2008 R2 click the 2 option.
  3. For update for 32-bit machine running Windows 7 click the 3 option.

Good luck...hope for the best...fell free to comment.

I am using retail 64bit windows 7.