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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