Well this one has really got me stumped, I was hoping one of you guys could help me out here. About a month ago I got max payne for PC and I installed it, it worked beautifuly once, and then after that everytime I tried to load it I would just get nothing. I get the hour glass cursor for maybe a second at most and then nothing, no error, no flashes, no system slowdown, absolutly nothing. Then I got the patch for it and I could play it once more and then back to the same problem. I noticed the same thing happened with UT2003 and now with max payne. I really have no idea what is going on, or how to describe the problem except that nothing happens. My System:
Asus P4P800 Platinum 2.8Ghz
SB audigy 2 Platinum
(I've tried the CDs in both drives, no difference.)
Have you checked to make sure your cables are seated all the way in the sockets, on your drives and the M/B.
I bought a program called Game Drive which creates a virtual CDROM drive, and installs the CD image on the Hardrive itself, so the games I play that require the CDROM, it plays straight from the Hardrive, at a much faster transfer speed than the CDROM drive does, there is also a free program some of the guys use here, maybe they'll come along and tell you how to get it.
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well thanks guys, I appreciate your advice, the thing I kinda want to fix the problem rather than just find a way around it. These are all legal games I own, and they've stopped working. I'll post back if I figure anything out. Thanks again.
I've tried loading the games directly from the .exe files. and I haven't switched the drive names. THe thing that really gets me about this is that the games work once or twice after I install them and then don't work. Are there config files that the games create after you play them? Maybe they aren't creating the correct paths? WIth max payne for example I can play it, but what I do is install the patch, play it once then when I want to play again I install the patch again and play. so each time I want to play it I have to install the patch... not too bad but I wish I knew why.