Sorry in advance if this is a worn-out topic.
I just installed Max Payne 3 via Steam, and it won't run properly.
I have contacted both Steam and Rockstar, and have gotten zero help
In particular, it will only run consistently under Windows Server 2003 SP1 compatibity mode, and then only in DX9 graphics
I have Windows 7 Pro 64 bit (kept up to date) and Sapphire HD 7950x2 (driver is current).
I have looked around at various forums and this seems to be a common problem, with many different proposed fixes, few of which make any sense to me (not that that necessarily means anything
); I did try some of them (the less bizarre/adventurous ones. Thank heaven for Windows Restore Points
.) with no result.
I have gotten the Rockstar Social Club stuff working OK, and I can run the game in the compatibility mode mentioned above, but of course i would prefer to run in under DX11. For some reason I do not comprehend, twice I was able to get the game running by selecting Windows 7 compatibility mode and running as admin. The game would start up OK, but when I selected DX 11 graphics setting, the game crashed on restart. I have not been able to consistently reproduce this result -- seems random; most of the time the game will not even start under this compat. mode. It seems to me I have some sort of video driver conflict or incompatibility, but I'm not sure.
AMD says a new Catalyst driver will be out next week, so I am hoping that will fix the problem.
Any ideas ?
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