Max Payne 2 Demo

A demo for Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne is now available, offering the chance to sample Remedy Entertainment's recently released third-person noir shooter sequel. The demo features the first three levels from the game, as well as a dead man walking level that must be unlocked. The 246 MB download is available from Rockstar Games, and mirrored on 3D Downloads, 3D Gamers, Boomtown (registration required), FileFront, FilePlanet (registration required), Filerush, FileShack (registration required), Gamer's Hell, GameSpot DLX (registration required), GameTab, IGN, Loadedinc (registration required), Pixelrage.ro, and Worthplaying.
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3 levels?
Nov 18, 2003, 00:11
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3 levels? Nov 18, 2003, 00:11
Nov 18, 2003, 00:11
 
3 levels? Isn't that half the game?

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Nov 18, 2003, 00:05
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Nov 18, 2003, 00:05
 
Hey #12 - there is more than one ending.

#16 - What other ending is there?


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Another mirror
Nov 17, 2003, 23:43
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Another mirror Nov 17, 2003, 23:43
Nov 17, 2003, 23:43
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No subject
Nov 17, 2003, 23:10
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Nov 17, 2003, 23:10
 
asshole physics rule...

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Nov 17, 2003, 22:48
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Nov 17, 2003, 22:48
 
You should try and beat the game on the hardest difficulty level. You might feel better about things.

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Nov 17, 2003, 22:34
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Nov 17, 2003, 22:34
 
I use a modified BT client called SHADOW's Experimental client. It has all the same features as Elke Frost's Experimental client (throttles for upload and download, more information displayed), but has a ton more stuff added, more config options, and more information available. I got crap performance with the original BT client (and because my router sucks having to upload at full speed would kill my connection, but don't worry, you can't set the client to not upload, if you set it too low it will cap your download speed), but I've gotten speeds upwards around 200-220 KB/s with Shadow's little client.

You can download the Win32 install here: http://home.elp.rr.com/tur/download.html

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Nov 17, 2003, 22:21
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Nov 17, 2003, 22:21
 Enahs
 
I'm all for it in theory but the performance is utterly ridiculous.

You might try configuring your bit torrent client, or get one that is configurable.
I know some of them, by default only try to get data from 4 users, and if all of those happen to be crappy output modem users, you are screwed. By either configuring it, or getting one you can, you might get better results.

But it is never reliable, unless A LOT of people are on it. The other problem is, we are getting multiple torrents for the same freakin game file, which means instead of say 1000 people sharing bandwidth, you might have 3 groups of 333 people, or such, which hurts performance as well.

Try configuring/getting one that is configurable, and try again sometime, when a lot of “seeds” are available.

But I gotta say, this is the first demo I have seen in a LOOOONG time hosted by the distributor! And even on a decent capacity server too! Gotta give them kudos for that, most people seem to totally rely on gaming sites for the first crunch rush!


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Re: harrumph!
Nov 17, 2003, 22:14
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Re: harrumph! Nov 17, 2003, 22:14
Nov 17, 2003, 22:14
 
The resuts were that it's better to have a good game that's short, than a long game that sucks.
I'm all for quality over quantity, but not when I can beat a game the same day I buy it, and not even trying to. It's ok if developers want to do that, but the publishers are fucking insane if they think people should shell out $40-50 (that's in-store retail price, I realize MP2 and CoD can be had at online sellers for ~$30) for six hours of entertainment, and no worthwhile reason to keep the game installed after completing it.

So in summary, quality instead of quantity is good, assuming the consumer gets a fair deal economically.
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bit torrent being slow...
Nov 17, 2003, 21:58
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bit torrent being slow... Nov 17, 2003, 21:58
Nov 17, 2003, 21:58
 
it takes awhile to kick in for me, ymmv though. really depends on how many seeds there are as well.


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Re: Hey!
Nov 17, 2003, 21:57
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Nov 17, 2003, 21:57
 
Oh Goody! I'm going to download this right now. Finally, A break from the hellish existence that is my life.

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Nov 17, 2003, 21:56
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Nov 17, 2003, 21:56
 
Nexus: Sounds like you haven't completed the game on hard

~Steve

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Hey!
Nov 17, 2003, 21:33
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Hey! Nov 17, 2003, 21:33
Nov 17, 2003, 21:33
 
This is pretty good. Im liking it. Get it!

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Nov 17, 2003, 21:12
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Nov 17, 2003, 21:12
 
Doh I had to set my firewall to allow BT access to the net.

Damn this thing is SLOW. I guess the more people that share it the faster the downloads become?

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Nov 17, 2003, 20:58
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Nov 17, 2003, 20:58
 
This is the second time I've tried BitTorrent and I have to say I'm about to give up on it. I'm getting around 6 kb/s download while uploading around 20 kb/s. I have a cable connection that usually runs around 350 kb/s download speed. I'm all for it in theory but the performance is utterly ridiculous.

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Nov 17, 2003, 20:32
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Nov 17, 2003, 20:32
 
Hmm tried BitTorrent but got this error message:

Problem Connecting to Tracker -<urlopen error (10061, 'connection refused')>

Am I doing something wrong?

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Nov 17, 2003, 20:31
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Nov 17, 2003, 20:31
 
Hey #12 - there is more than one ending.

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No subject
Nov 17, 2003, 20:16
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Nov 17, 2003, 20:16
 
Start the Torrent Train!

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Re: harrumph!
Nov 17, 2003, 20:06
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Re: harrumph! Nov 17, 2003, 20:06
Nov 17, 2003, 20:06
 
Last week's episode of G4TV.com posed the question, "which is better: quality or length?"

The resuts were that it's better to have a good game that's short, than a long game that sucks.

It's a juggling match, people. If you go for quantity over quality then your game either suffers from being unrefined, or it takes so long to develop that by the time it comes out (if it does) that it get's panned as being "yesterday's technology".

so, which would you rather have?

(and no, this doesn't have anything to do with that vaporware game DNF)

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Re: FilePlanet Mirror
Nov 17, 2003, 19:41
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Re: FilePlanet Mirror Nov 17, 2003, 19:41
Nov 17, 2003, 19:41
 
You were send a link to the FilePlanet mirror of the MP2 demo the instant it was available. I waited an hour, but no link lovin' for the ol' FP. :-(

Shoot, I'm sorry about missing that reply... I checked for it for a while, but obviously not enough.

Clearly your mails are being blocked. The 3DG mail server has some aggressive filters in there (it's on my todo list to figure out a more egalitarian way to get my mail, but there's only so much time in the day). OTOH, you must not be using the mail server your GSI compatriots are, as they seem to be able to get through.

In the meantime, I'll cease assuming that you are playing with my head and put your link in the story.


This comment was edited on Nov 17, 19:45.
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No subject
Nov 17, 2003, 19:38
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Nov 17, 2003, 19:38
 
You know what I found dissapointing about Max payne 2? (spoilers in secret text)

In the first game, your family die fairly early on and there's nothing you can do about it, you go through the rest of the game essentially trying to get revenge (satisfying to an extent)

In the second game, things get better as you go through the game, as you get closer to those who are trying to screw your life up again, then, at the end, you get that massive downer. You end the game feeling that you're now in a worse position than you spent most of the game in, and worse, it's mostly the fault of the character you were playing (ish). You could be happier *not* finishing the final level, and that's a bad thing. I'm wishing I hadn't finished Max Payne 2, and I don't want to play #3 if they do it in case they do that sort of thing again.


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