Access the Secret Ending
To view the secret ending of ''Max Payne 2'', start the game in ‘Dead On Arrival’ difficulty mode, and then enter this into the developer console:
Effect Code Shows you the secret ending (different ending) of the game maxpayne_gamemode->gm_sendendofgamemessages( );
Contributed By: I-M-INDIAN18.
Make a shortcut to maxpayne2.exe, right click on it and select ''Properties.'' Where it says ''Target:'' you will see the location of your maxpayne2.exe file. Change this text so that it reads ''C:\Program Files\Rockstar Games\Max Payne 2\MaxPayne2.exe'' -developerkeys.
Once in game, press PgUp and PgDown to change your character model. Some models are special, and some levels do not work properly with this code:
Effect Code Generally, any level where Payne moves in a cutscene. ie Get in elevator Unusable levels No slowmotion in Shootdodge, infinite 9mm ammo Enemies/Payne/Mona/Vlad/Vinnie No weapons Bravura/Finn/'Wall Street Yuppie'/Vinnie in 'suit'
Contributed By: Deacon Swain.
Speed up / slow down the game
Start the game with the -developerkeys tagline at the end of the shortcut. While in game, press home and end to speed up or slow down the game.
Contributed By: Krakka.
Lots of Empty Clips
Similar to the glitch in Max Payne 1 which allows you to drop the same clip on the ground numerous times by jumping, this involves the same technique. Once you've hit the reload button, do a jump roll (NOT [shift] bulletdodge) to the left, right, or back, as soon as the clip is coming out, when you come out of the jump roll, Max will drop the clip again, and the process can begin anew. However, jumping up or forward will not affect the reload.
Contributed By: RhinoH.
Switch from a one handed weapon (pistols, SMG's) to a two handed weapon (shotgun, rifle) or vice versa and immediately press jump.
Contributed By: gta3kilchy.
Unlocking game modes
To unlock the game modes:
Unlockable How to Unlock Unlock "Dead on Arrival" difficulty Complete "Hard-Boiled" difficulty once Unlock Hard Boiled, New York Minute, Dead Man Walking modes Complete "Detective" difficulty once
In Memoriam (eerie)
This could be found on Part 1 Chapter 7 (The Million Dollar Question) After entering the room with a cleaner talking to another outside a window, take em off both. Jump into the lift outside the window and press the button to make your way down the scaffoldings. Make your way further down the scaffoldings into another window below where you've just seen a man taken off. Blast the cleaner inside with a shotgun (preferably! bang!) and instead of going inside, move your way further to the left side of the building (walk on the ledge). There you'll see an open window with some sort of faint light emanating from the inside. See for yourself what's inside the room! Eeerie!
Contributed By: abdoncolina.
Kung Fu Poster
In part 1, chapter 6 go through the entrie fun house til you are in Mona's hideout. Once Inside look around in Mona's gym area. You will find a poster of the famous Max Payne 1 mod Kung fu by Kenneth Yeung.
Contributed By: Aux116.
Instantly Unlock All Gameplay Modes
Go to Start Menu->Run and type in ''regedit''. Press Enter.
In the directory tree on the left, Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER->Software->Remedy Entertainment->Max Payne 2. Click on the ''Game Level'' folder, and some items will appear on the right side of the screen. Right-Click and select New->DWORD Value
Double-Click on the entry you just made and set the value to 1. Rename the entries to the following:
LevelSelector - Unlocks ''Level Select'' mode
timedmode - Unlocks ''New York Minute'' and ''Dead Man Walking'' modes
nightmare - Unlocks ''Hard-Broiled'' mode
hell - Unlocks ''Dead On Arrival'' mode
Contributed By: hel.
To get the special ending, simply beat Dead on Arrival mode
Taking cool screenshots
Start the game with maxpayne2.exe -developerkeys -screenshot.
To do this you right click on your shortcut (which is usually on your desktop) and add -developerkeys -screenshot after the target line, here's an example:
''C:/Games/Max Payne 2/MaxPayne2.exe'' -developerkeys -screenshot
Then when you're playing press the pause button and then F3 and you'll be able to move the camera around freely, and with F10 you'll take a screenshot which will be saved in a folder called 'screenshots' in your Max Payne 2 folder. To get the camera back to normal just press the F3 button two more times.
Contributed By: FAQ GOD.
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