Original Max Payne not playable on Windows 7?

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#1 Posted by Starshine_M2A2 (4936 posts) -

Tried to install it from a black label disc today but kept getting an error message saying it was not compatible with the Win7 OS.

Anyone else getting this problem or know how to fix it?

Thanks.

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#2 Posted by Will47 (6824 posts) -

Can't say I know for sure, I played it on Vista and Max Payne 2 on Win7. Try going to the exe file and setting the compatibility to Windows XP.

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#3 Posted by n00bkid (4163 posts) -
I got this with Max Payne 3 after downloading it from Steam. Also need help
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#4 Posted by BPoole96 (22817 posts) -

I bought 1 and 2 from the last Steam sale and neither one of them will work. I even tried running them in compatibility mode and they still didn't work

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#5 Posted by stephenage (33416 posts) -
I played Max 1 on Windows 7, and despite a terrible sound glitch (that you can fix with a mod) I had no issues. I suggest reinstalling it on steam or verifying the game's cache.
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#6 Posted by iwilson1296 (2309 posts) -

the first on doesn't work for me, theres some kind of frame skipping that happens every 5 seconds, just enough to make it unplayable. the second game seems to work just fine