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Max Payne

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[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
Max_Payne_MAC.sit (625.19 MB)
MD5: e84b4ff766fc2b488334a0f6e506263b
For Mac OS 9 - Mac OS X
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de (201.11 KB)
MD5: 09429ca6efd30cf241a1437b68559baf
For Mac OS 9 - Mac OS X
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
Max_Payne_Fr.cdr_.sit (626.63 MB)
MD5: 0eda01880dfcf4d99cc50017acb8dfc8
For Mac OS 9 - Mac OS X
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de (235.62 MB)
MD5: 04a54fe93214eee9c5e71b67635eeecb
For Mac OS 9 - Mac OS X
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
Max-Payne-p-img.sit (628.06 MB)
MD5: b394dce93c02e60a176a9fb0f25d5f73
For Mac OS 9 - Mac OS X
Guides on emulating older games

A noir third-person shooter with action movie gameplay and graphic novel cutscenes. The player has the ability to trigger Bullet Time, which briefly puts the gameworld into slow motion.

A note about the downloads available from above:

  1. file is the English Mac-only version (also mirrored below)
  2. file is the No-CD patch
  3. file is the French version
  4. file is the Italian translation for the English version
  5. file is an English copy, pre-installed and patched. Suitable for Mac OS 9 & X
Zipped ISO with OS 9/X NoCD patches
Download from Mega.Co.Nz
Architecture: PPC (Carbonized)

As of published by MacSoft, this is a Mac-only release.

Macintosh requirements:


Cro-Mad's picture
by Cro-Mad - 2020, November 28 - 11:56am

Works great on Snow Leopard under Rosetta.

MikeTomTom's picture
by MikeTomTom - 2018, January 27 - 8:25pm

@MacTouch: Hi and thanks. Yes its the 5th DL Smile

MacTouch's picture
by MacTouch - 2018, January 27 - 3:30pm

Thanks for creating this patch. I presume it's the 5th DL, not the 4th ? Wink I hope that reddragon will see it, our last discussions dating from August 2016...

MikeTomTom's picture
by MikeTomTom - 2018, January 26 - 11:04pm

...i tried the no cd patch and it crashed my game with an error type 3.

@reddragon: I was able to run the patch OK. I also installed this on an eMac running Mac OS 9.2.2. But I found the install was not easy. (a) the (English) DL extracts as a .dmg file, so this needed conversion into an OS 9 friendly format. (b) The installer the game uses is a StuffIt Installer version 7.x - just the flakiest bug-ridden version of StuffIt ever, IMO. - Anyway, after several crashes and restarts I managed to get a full install OK and was able to patch the game.

I've archived the patched game and have added it as the 4th 5th DL above. It runs OK without asking for a CD on both OS 9.x and Tiger. This might be an easier install for someone.

MacTouch's picture
by MacTouch - 2016, August 17 - 7:06pm

Sorry. The utility linked in my post works for StarCraft. I mean that this game can be installed and launched normally after creating a disk image with it. Otherwise, not, but, it was only under SheepShaver. So, that's why i was thinking it should work on a standard Mac. It's so sad if your Mac doesn't let you playing this game. Perhaps, this game works only on a bootable os 9 Mac original or not. And I don't know if it works under Classic. I haven't tested it...

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by reddrag0n - 2016, August 16 - 9:53pm

I have tried all the image ways, toast, virtual cd app, rip, clone, make, unmake....... none of which work. they still say the cd is not found or insufficient resources. I guess they don't like my MDD. If it doesn't work by burning it, then i guess i won't play the game.

MacTouch's picture
by MacTouch - 2016, August 16 - 7:08pm

Have you tried to create an image with this utility :

And if this not work, may be you have to burn a disc, no ?

reddrag0n's picture
by reddrag0n - 2016, August 16 - 1:28am

I installed this on my MDD in OS 9, and it installs fine. But when i load the game, it says the original cd is not found. I locked the image then mounted it and tried that. No avail. i tried the no cd patch and it crashed my game with an error type 3.
Any other ideas on how to get this to run?

MadMac's picture
by MadMac - 2015, September 12 - 7:34am

recovered and re-uploaded...

mrdav's picture
by mrdav - 2015, September 12 - 2:30am

The minus link is indeed dead so I have deleted it. However, the Mega link is OK and works just fine for me.

scott Praed's picture
by scott Praed - 2015, September 12 - 12:18am

The Link to is dead on max-payne.
The link to don't work. I tried download the game and it don't work.
You need to switch the game to first server.

G4 User's picture
by G4 User - 2013, October 5 - 6:12am

I have solved my problem on my own lol.......I deleted the Max payne preferance file from the library.......Restarted the game......and it workssssssssss!!!!!!!!!!

bertyboy's picture
by bertyboy - 2013, October 1 - 6:42pm

If you mean the no-cd patch, we can't help. It's not really needed.

Trash the app, re-install, do not apply the no-cd patch and read all the posts from this thread from the bottom up.

G4 User's picture
by G4 User - 2013, October 1 - 4:45pm

I have a problem with my game....I applied the patch...whenever I open the game it show me the dialog box of max payne.....and when i click on play button it says me ..."Program Message-You have to select a platform from the max payne dialog box"....I m struck at that desperately...Pls can anyone help me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

MadMac's picture
by MadMac - 2012, July 31 - 9:28pm

once again... is UP!

Protocol 7's picture
by Protocol 7 - 2011, September 6 - 7:47pm

I made a mini-image from the zipped toast file linked in the main post. It's only 64k and seems to satisfy the game's CD requirement (I just launched it and resumed an early save). Saves a load of space Smile

Just lock the iso and mount with Toast. Tested in 10.6.8. Should work in OS 9 too if you would prefer to not use the patch.

I also went one step further and no-cd patched the game in Sheepshaver with the old (Mac OS) patcher. Then used iPatch to make a OS X-compatible patch. I've added it to the main post.

bertyboy's picture
by bertyboy - 2010, December 12 - 7:57pm

lock the disc image and mount it with Toast. Then Play.

The site is about preserving old Mac software, running it under emulation is about as far as any of us want to get involved in this sort of thing. This is not a warez site. Every time someone asks for a hack or patch to make an un-runnable application run we'll bend over backwards to help. But, every time someone asks for an unofficial patch to circumvent their reluctance to either burn a physical CD or mount a locked disc image, every one of the sites main contributors cringe. Every time someone fulfills that request, we all give up a little more of that effort that makes up send our time and money in supporting the site and its library.

I bought this game, and I still don't need a no-cd patch t play it.

Paradontax's picture
by Paradontax - 2010, December 12 - 12:51pm

Hi, I need the OSX nocdpatch.

bertyboy's picture
by bertyboy - 2010, April 19 - 10:34am

Double-Click the game icon.
Immediately hold down Option/Alt and D
You get a dialog box allowing you to set all the video options.
Mac Payne picture is on the top-left
Click it.

Bolkonskij's picture
by Bolkonskij - 2010, April 19 - 9:54am

Thanks for your answer! The picture on the right in the main menu? If I do, nothing happens. Do you press & hold option (alt) + D before you start the game or after it started?

bertyboy's picture
by bertyboy - 2010, April 19 - 9:15am

I don't get the beep either. But you should get the dialog box with all the video options.
Click on the pic of Max Payne.

Bolkonskij's picture
by Bolkonskij - 2010, April 19 - 8:06am

Did anyone actually get cheats to work with this game? The apple game website ( says you need to press and hold option + D while startup. I've done so but no developer mode box nor "beep" comes up as mentioned.

That's a pity, because I am totally stuck at that Jack Lupino shootout scene and it's so incredibly hard. I've been spending over one hour now and there seems to be no way I can make it. Since my time is limited, I'd appreciate if anyone with experience in using cheats with Max Payne could give me a hint on how to activate them. Thanks Smile