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+God Eat God+ Oct 9, 2013 @ 12:28am
YOU NEED TO BE CONNECTED TO THE INTERNET AND SIGNED INTO AN ONLINE SOCIAL CLUB ACCOUNT TO ACTIVATE MAX PAYNE 3
i started my game the first time , it says YOU NEED TO BE CONNECTED TO THE INTERNET AND SIGNED INTO AN ONLINE SOCIAL CLUB ACCOUNT TO ACTIVATE MAX PAYNE 3 , any one know how to slove this problem ?? plz help :(( :((
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BATMAN Oct 10, 2013 @ 2:36am 
I have same issue, seems there no fix atm, we just got to wait.
Last edited by BATMAN; Oct 10, 2013 @ 2:37am
Shuko Dec 12, 2013 @ 4:28am 
Just fired up Max Payne 3 for the first time after purchasing it a while ago, and I get this exact message. Still no fix? It finds my social club stuff ok but I look at my profile in the top right of Scial Club whilst the game is running it says "SC OFFLINE".

I really hate this type of DRM it really is killing games and needs to be stopped as I can't even play this game now.
Shuko Dec 12, 2013 @ 4:39am 
It's like you buy a game but the fat cats are in control of whether you can play it or not.
RonaldusMagnus Dec 13, 2013 @ 7:28am 
rockstar ♥♥♥♥off.Get rid of the social club,It does't work.I have an internet connection idiots and a username and password.Still does't work you ♥♥♥♥ing IDIOTS
RedLightning Dec 16, 2013 @ 5:25am 
Wow.. Astral .. I checked out that link.. I feel bad for all the people that are getting this issue. The steps that you have to follow to troubleshoot it. OMG.

DRM Fail.
MX83 Dec 16, 2013 @ 2:14pm 
Just loaded it up for the first time and same thing. So sick of this stuff in games today - I just want to play the freaking game, NOT sign up to a load more useless crap that I'll never use and doesn't work half the time anyway!

Edit: Finally worked after many tries. Frustrating for a while there.
Last edited by MX83; Dec 16, 2013 @ 2:35pm
Guido Dec 16, 2013 @ 7:27pm 
As an aside. Sometimes after registering the game won't let you sign in to play.

As a work-around - I found that if you start steam in offline mode, then play the game - you can sign right in and not have to bother with much of the social club stuff. The game also plays significantly better in offline mode. While online, i couldn't keep a steady framerate for the life of me. It would drop out constantly. 70fps, down to 20, back up to 60fps. it was close to unplayable - at any graphics setting. playing in offline mode, steady framerate, max graphics.

you might have luck playing the game in steam's offline mode like i did. cheers.
niedzielski Aug 17 @ 4:07pm 
Guido, thanks, starting Steam in offline mode worked for me. It felt like I had tried everything else.
BananaJane Aug 17 @ 7:54pm 
Originally posted by Guido:
As an aside. Sometimes after registering the game won't let you sign in to play.

As a work-around - I found that if you start steam in offline mode, then play the game - you can sign right in and not have to bother with much of the social club stuff. The game also plays significantly better in offline mode. While online, i couldn't keep a steady framerate for the life of me. It would drop out constantly. 70fps, down to 20, back up to 60fps. it was close to unplayable - at any graphics setting. playing in offline mode, steady framerate, max graphics.

you might have luck playing the game in steam's offline mode like i did. cheers.

That doesn't work for me, I've tried it =c
DonGiovanni Aug 18 @ 12:58am 
Hey guys, I've been able to play Max Payne 3 now online with no problems ever since the sale started. However, I've tried duplicating the problem that some people seem to be having just so I could try to help provide a solution. Luckily I was able to duplicate the problem but I then also had to fix it, otherwise I was unable to play multiplayer online.

Open a one of your web browsers, go to the Rockstar Social Club website and login to the same account that you're using in Max Payne 3 (make sure it's the exact same!) - you'll find the site by going here: http://socialclub.rockstargames.com/ (Just copy and paste the link).

Now, this might be a little different from one player to the next, but change some of your settings in your profile. You can also reset your password (I found that this worked) and adjust how much content can be viewed by other players. Once you've done a few of these, sign out. If you did reset your password then make sure to log in again using the new password (just to make sure that the new password has been set). You don't need to change anything else really, just edit the "Profile" section of your profile. Whatever you do - DON'T DELETE YOUR SOCIAL CLUB PROFILE!!! (You'll be screwed if you do!)

Once all of that is done, start up Max Payne 3 again and sign in to the Social Club (press the "HOME" key at the main menu if the option doesn't show up on your screen - also, don't Auto Sign in if at all possible, you can save your credentials but Auto Sign in can cause problems if you've changed your password - although this should option should have been reset as well if you did change your password). Now, if you were able to sign in after doing all of the above, you should have a GREEN circle next to your Rockstar Social Club profile name. If the circle is green then you're good to go and you'll be able to play online multiplayer with other people. If the circle is Yellow or Amber, then you should exit the game and try playing with your profile through the web browser again by repeating the above but also by refreshing your gameplay stats (in other words, just go to the stats page in your profile). And to be safe, check out the global leaderboards while browsing your profile (all of this can be done through that website I gave you above). Reset your password again if you were having problems.

Then exit your browser and start up Max Payne 3 once more and sign into your Social Club account once again. Hopefully, once this is all done, you should see a green circle next to your profile name. If so then you're good to go.

I can't guarantee that this will work for everyone, but this does seem to be a problem related to the Social Club and the linking of it between games that use the Social Club and the Social Club website.

Give it a shot. Good luck!
BananaJane Aug 18 @ 8:31am 
This isn't about playing online, it's about being able to get to the title screen
DeadMeat Aug 18 @ 3:25pm 
After a few minutes struggling, i was able to play.
I had to create an account, activate it from my email, restart the game (very important) and it was done.
Hope it helps someone...
BananaJane Aug 18 @ 3:33pm 
Originally posted by DeadMeat:
After a few minutes struggling, i was able to play.
I had to create an account, activate it from my email, restart the game (very important) and it was done.
Hope it helps someone...

Was that your first time activating the game with a key
DeadMeat Aug 18 @ 3:34pm 
Originally posted by BananaJane:
Originally posted by DeadMeat:
After a few minutes struggling, i was able to play.
I had to create an account, activate it from my email, restart the game (very important) and it was done.
Hope it helps someone...

Was that your first time activating the game with a key

Yes, my only problem was i couldn't link my account with steam (or play for that matter) without restarting the game.
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