When you were among the first who installed the Rockstar Launcher, you’d get GTA 5 San Andreas for free. But for some reason it would not detect my already installed Max Payne 3 purchased DVD of the game.
Reason for this is, the one in the Rockstar Launcher has a few more DLCs for free included and installs in a different folder name than what was used by the original installation.
This is how you can migrate your installation to the one supplied by the Rockstar Launcher:
Find the installation folder of your current Max Payne 3.
Rename the sub-folder to “Max Payne 3 Complete Edition
Launch the Rockstar Games Launcher > Click on “Install” for Max Payne 3
Please choose the install location as a folder that has Max Play 3 installed previously.
Next, click Proceed. The Rockstar Games Launcher should now start the download, but the download bar will move fast skipping all the installed files. Any missing files will be installed.
Please wait until it is completed as it may take about 30 to 60 minutes depending on your internet connection.
Delete the .EXE files of the now obsolete non-complete edition
You can now run Max Payne 3 – The Complete Edition” from the Rockstar Launcher
It will ask you if you want to move the local savegame to the cloud, you can decide for “Yes” here.
During a discussion with my friend AJ while recording the intro/news bit for our Scene World Podcast, the idea grew to try to modify one of my PAL C64s to run into NTSC rather than going the expensive and complex way of getting one shipped from USA.
It’s not that complex, here is what you need.
Get a GSG8701-replacement clock generator IC. There are at the time of writing this two known options for me: The one from Jens Schoenfeld or eslapion, while the one from Jens has the advantage that you can get a version that has a jumper to switch the clock between NTSC & PAL.
You need an NTSC VIC. Careful: Make sure that you use the model with the correct voltage or else you will fry your VIC IC! Use Wikipedia as reference mine is ASSY 250425 So I have got a MOS Technology 6567 – VIC II which is the NTSC version – Originally it had a 6569 inside (PAL).
I removed the jumper of the Jens Schoenfeld clock generator replacement IC to put it to the NTSC mode.
Here you can see, it works! This plays Grand Prix Circuit in its NTSC version in the real speed and not 25% as it would be on an European machine!
Achievement unlocked: modified breadbin C64 to run on NTSC (instead of former PAL)
Well, first of all, it’s interesting to see different standpoints of the reviewer. While IGN Romania explains he started out with the SNES and was always a fan boy of Duke Nukem and he loves Shelly being like him and the game really action packed and adventurous while the GameSpot reviewer mainly focuses on dull story writing, bugs and glitches, etc.
Even if you look at Steam reviews and youtube reviews, most negative ones rely on press previews. I honestly bought the game 1 day after release and after the 1st day patch that was automatically applied, I found no show stopper bugs that would crash my game during playing.
In contrast to other “The Crew Wild Run” who crashed on me constantly. I wrote UbiSoft this and now 3 weeks later, I still got no statement from Ubi Support. Too bad. They released a patch a few days ago which makes the game more stable, let’s hope it won’t suddenly crash again.
Having seen a lot of Previews, videos and such I was well aware what kind of a game I would expect. A Diablo with way less RPG (I really don’t like RPGs) and more action and bad-ass attitude.
It’s surely a good game, and I didn’t feel bored or something at all and it’s one of such games I am playing regularly at the moment. It’s also to turn out, press didn’t like the unbalanced difficulty but personally I have had no problems with that. I am an vintage game player, and I generally suck at them (except racing games and some adventure games, yes and I have played through the relatively easy Star Fox 2 on the SNES recently 🙂 ) but what everybody forgets, I am used to old games from the C64, NES or from the arcades being rock bottom hard!
Also, some may wonder, but yes I actually buy every game I play. We receive steam codes now and then for review, but personally I prefer owning the paid boxed version (if available) 🙂
So ergo, the game is really cool, if you take into account that it isn’t what some of you had expected. But the previews may it be playable or not where pretty much showing what you could expect from the final product. I am not disappointed at all and for me on Day 2 it had no show stopper unlike The Crew Wild Run and Batman Arkham Knight, which took me 6 months until I could start the game and another month till the graphic glitches were fully removed!
Here is our latest interview with 3D Realms and we are talking a lot about Bombshell as well:
So feel free to purchase the game, it’s really worth it! And I think best bet for 3D Realms would be focusing with that game on the retro magazines. Maybe those reviewers – just like IGN Romania – will more likely find what they were looking for in a kick-ass action game