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+God Eat God+ Oct 9, 2013 @ 12:28am
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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Game Over7D Oct 10, 2013 @ 2:36am 
I have same issue, seems there no fix atm, we just got to wait.
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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.
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