This mod will evolve your Max Payne 2 experience to a whole new level, one step closer to its successor Max Payne 3. With new models, weapons, animations, graphic effects, sounds, particles, and so on this mod will improve your good old Max Payne 2 to make it shine again in the next generation gaming.

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2 comments by The_Silver on Jan 6th, 2014

Learn more about the mod Payne Evolution for Max Payne 2 and its author The Silver by reading this interview posted by Chicago Enigma on

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Payne Evolution Full 1.03

Payne Evolution Full 1.03

Jan 1, 2014 Full Version 37 comments

This mod will evolve your Max Payne 2 experience to a whole new level, one step closer to its successor Max Payne 3. The aim of this mod is to combine...

Payne Evolution Full 1.03 TORRENT

Payne Evolution Full 1.03 TORRENT

Feb 7, 2014 Full Version 14 comments

This is the torrent of the Full version 1.03 of the Payne Evolution Mod, so you can download it with your torrent client, without having to rely on your...

Payne Evolution Patch 1.03

Payne Evolution Patch 1.03

Jan 2, 2014 Patch 15 comments

Payne Evolution mod patch 1.03 made to fix the most common crashes.

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jraf1992 May 28 2015 says:

Hey guys, I am new to PC gaming and have never installed a mod before, i am a total and complete utter nube. Anyways, I have no idea how to go about installing this mod. I know that there is an installation guide but I have no idea where it is and whether or not I need to download a mod client of some kind, please halp >^o^<

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The_Silver May 28 2015 replied:

Hi, you simply have to download the file "Payne_Evolution_v103.rar" from the download page "Payne Evolution Full 1.03" that you can find listed just above these comments, then you have to open that archive with WinRAR and read the file "Installation Guide.txt" that includes all the instructions that you need, it's very simple and straightforward. ;)

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The_Silver May 25 2015 replied:

Hi, sadly the whole mod is built around the limited inventory, and I don't mean only the gameplay and balance, I mean the actual code of the new features, so there's no easy way to remove it, it would require to recode most of the mod. :(
I hope you will enjoy playing it anyway, and I hope that most of the annoyances of the Limited Inventory System will be fixed with the Enhanced Edition patch that I'm working on. :)

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Shletten May 16 2015 says:

Hi The_Silver! I have question. What changes did you bring to the ragdolls compared to Payne Effects 3? They appear even better in Payne Evolution. Yet I compared the High Detail Ragdoll file of both mods and couldn't find any difference except for bullet impulse. How come that in PE, the ragdolls appear to be heavier, less rubbery and cast smoke puffs when falling on the ground?


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The_Silver May 17 2015 replied:

Hi, I see you've done your math! :D The lower bulletimpulse already makes a lot of difference: it makes the ragdolls feel heavier, the bullethit reaction more realistic, and allows them to keep the momentum of the pre-death anim resulting in more human-like deaths. This combined with the overall slightly lower bulletdamage of the weapons gives to the ragdolls a heavier behaviour and less rubbery movements. ;)
The smoke puffs happens only for the heavier falls and should be present on the ragdolls of both mods afaik, it's a feature of the vanilla game afterall. :)

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Shletten May 18 2015 replied:

I see! Thanks for the quick reply. :)

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Spuzaw May 9 2015 says:

Hey, The_Silver is it possible to donate money to you? I would love to give back for all of the hard work you did for my favorite game.

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The_Silver May 9 2015 replied:

Thank you very much for the kind words and for your offer, I really appreciate it. :)
However I have to respectfully decline your offer, besides the fact that I don't have any practical "money account" there's the fact that I enjoyed a lot creating all my mods, I do this because I like it, it makes me feel good, accomplished maybe, and knowing that there's people that likes my work and have fun with my mods is the icing on the cake, I don't need anything else! :D

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The_Silver May 14 2015 replied:

Thanks, I hope you will enjoy it! :) Sadly it's impossible to port most of the features due to the little but significant differences of engine version between MP1 and MP2, so it's not worth working on that IMHO. :S

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I'm surprised at the things you were able to do with the Original Engine, and how you were able to get a functioning bullet time system and gun handling system like that of Max Payne 3. I like the little things in the mod, like how you can drink bottles of Kong Scotch and have that 'drunk' effect. Also how Max has periodical flashbacks in certain situations. The "Dead man Walking" feels just like Arcade mode in MP3, and that you took bits from other mods you made like Payne Effects 3 and Max Payne…

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