Service Pack 1 or higher is required to run the game...

#1redorblue88Posted 5/31/2012 11:29:12 PM
Anyone getting this error message? Won't even try to launch. Went to the following rockstar help link which said to launch as admin. The the error doesn't come up but on the 1st splash screen for the game it just crashes. Anyone got around this problem? REALLY don't wana have to re-install!!!

http://support.rockstargames.com/entries/21522938-steam-max-payne-3-being-prompted-to-install-a-windows-service-pack-you-already-have
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#2Saph777Posted 5/31/2012 11:37:43 PM
I, and several others, had this problem with GTA IV--in fact it happened today--and one solution was to launch it from the EXE itself. So, I would try that. Ill let you know if I have this problem and that solution works.
#3redorblue88(Topic Creator)Posted 5/31/2012 11:46:10 PM
No i tried that and tried running the exe file as admin still crashes :(
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Metal Gear Solid 4 - Red Dead Redemption - Max Payne 3 - Shadow of the Colossus - GTAIV
#4redorblue88(Topic Creator)Posted 6/1/2012 12:49:26 AM
Ok managed to fix it for anyone with the same problem. In your steam folder set the game (from properties of the exe file) to run in compatability with vista service pack 2. But then run the game the normal way from steam. If you try and run the exe it will still crash.
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Metal Gear Solid 4 - Red Dead Redemption - Max Payne 3 - Shadow of the Colossus - GTAIV
#5SoulTrapperPosted 6/1/2012 6:21:15 AM
Thanks, this fixed it for me.
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#6TigerArmyPosted 6/1/2012 9:46:05 AM
Where in the steam folder do you go to set the game to run in compatibility with vista service pack 2? I'm getting the same error...
#7Saph777Posted 6/1/2012 10:09:28 AM
Finished installing it over night and I see that its ready to play. I restart my computer and now my computer freezes after I click anything. Currently in safe mode.... thanks Max Payne.
#8gamefever101Posted 6/1/2012 6:07:14 PM
Sorry for being so thick but when you say from the steam folder do you mean from the steam user interface or from program files(x86)/steam/steam/games? Either way I cant find a compatibility tab?


Cheers!
#9ZukkusPosted 6/1/2012 6:14:18 PM
Find the game's .exe in the actual computer files. Right click on the .exe-> properties->Compatibility (tab) ->Check the "Run this program in compatibility mode for:" box->select from drop down.
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#10Mr_LundegaardPosted 6/1/2012 11:52:21 PM
I did all of this and am still getting the same stupid error message.
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