Max Payne

Strategy Guide/Walkthrough/FAQ

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View character models

Start the game with the "-developerkeys" command line parameter. To do this go under the properties of your Max Payne desktop icon (right click on the Max Payne icon, then select "Properties"), then change the entry for the program to "Target: "C:\Program Files\Max Payne\maxpayne.exe" -developerkeys" or something similar. While playing the game, press [F11] to display the statistics screen, then Press [Page Up] or [Page Down] to cycle through the character models.

Secret ending

Start the game with the "-developer" command line parameter. To do this go under the properties of your Max Payne desktop icon (right click on the Max Payne icon, then select "Properties"), then change the entry for the program to "Target: "C:\Program Files\Max Payne\maxpayne.exe" -developer" or something similar. While playing the game, press [F12] to display the console window, then enter "maxpayne_gamemode->gm_sendendofgamemessages( );" to view a secret game ending message.

Skip startup dialogue

Start the game with the "-nodialog" command line parameter.

Skip startup animation sequence

Start the game with the "-skipstartup" command line parameter.

Screen capture

Start the game with the "-screenshot" command line parameter. Press [F10] during the game to save a screen shot in the "screenshots" folder in the main game folder.

Disable 3D graphics preload

Start the game with the "-disable3dpreloads" command line parameter. This may prevent crashes due to the system running out of texture memory while loading a level.

Windowed mode

Start the game with the "-window" command line parameter. Note: This cannot be used with a 3D accelerators.

Part 1, Chapter 5 secret

After the shootout in the laundry room, get into the elevator and you will hear music playing. Look up and shoot the speaker. The music will stop and Max will say "Thank you."

Part 1, Chapter 6 secrets

There are two secrets when you get to the basketball court. Look up in the basket. There is a Beretta stuck in the net. Then, go to the chain link fence next to the street. Wait briefly and an SUV will pass by. Shoot it, the car will screech to a halt, and a man with a shotgun will get out and shoot at you.

Secret tutorial room

Play the tutorial till you reach the end, where you can practice shooting enemies. Jump up on the big van located there, then over to the ventilation fan on the wall next to the van. From the fan, jump to the stairs and climb up to the top. Break through the window. You will find an Ingram in the room.

Cheat Codes

Start the game with the "-developer" command line parameter. To do this go under the properties of your Max Payne desktop icon (right click on the Max Payne icon, then select "Properties"), then change the entry for the program to "Target: "C:\Program Files\Max Payne\maxpayne.exe" -developer" or something similar. While playing the game, press [F12] to display the console window, then enter one of the following codes to activate the corresponding cheat function:

Result Cheat Code
God modgod
Disable god modemortal
All weaponsgetallweapons
Infinite ammunitiongetinfiniteammo
Debug modecoder
No clipping modenoclip
Disable no clipping modenoclip_off
Display frame rateshowfps
Refill bullet time metergetbullettime
Baseball batgetbaseballbat
Baretta with full ammogetberetta
Dual Berettas with full ammogetdualberetta
Sawed off shotgun with full ammogetsawedshotgun
Pump action shotgun with full ammogetpumpshotgun
Desert Eagle with full ammogetdeserteagle
Ingram with full ammogetingram
Dual Ingrams with full ammogetdualingram
TMP5 with full ammogetmp5
Colt Commando with full ammogetcoltcommando
Jackhammer with full ammogetjackhammer
M-79 with full ammogetm79
Sniper rifle with full ammogetsniper
Molotov cocktailgetmolotov
Grenadegetgrenade
Pain killersgetpainkillers
Healthgethealth
Add indicated amount to healthc_addhealth[number]
Set jump heightjump[number]
Wounded walksetwoundedstate
Normal walksetnormalstate

-Some codes from: rat_heater@yahoo.ca

Cheat mode

Start the game with the "-developerkeys" command line parameter. To do this go under the properties of your Max Payne desktop icon (right click on the Max Payne icon, then select "Properties"), then change the entry for the program to "Target: "C:\Program Files\Max Payne\maxpayne.exe" -developerkeys" or something similar. While playing the game, press [F12] to display the console window, then enter one of the following codes to activate the corresponding cheat function:

Result Cheat Code
Cycle through three camera modesC
Cycle mesh up[Page Up]
Cycle mesh down[Page Down]
Cycle texture set up[Ctrl] + [Page Up]
Cycle texture set down[Ctrl] + [Page Down]
Increase game speed[Home]
Decrease game speed[End]
Set game speed to normal[Home] + [End]
Teleport Max to next start point[Insert]
Teleport Max to previous start point[Delete]
Switches AI Movement Network Conn Visualization[F7]
Switches AI movement Network Node Visualization[F8]
Toggle statistics[F11]
Open console[F12]
External camera left[Cursor Left]
External camera right[Cursor Right]
External camera forward[Cursor Up]
External camera backward[Cursor Down]

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