Max Payne 3- NSIS error

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I have been trying to install Max Payne 3 on my system for the last two days but I could not succeed.

Whenever I start the game, an error message appears on the screen that is attached below:

install Max Payne 3

Updates Available

A required update is available for Max Payne 3.

You will not be able to play max Payne 3 until this update is performed.

OK Cancel

This message says my game is not updated. When I press ok on the above message window, an auto updater seems to download something. It was so fast on the screen, I could barely read it. The screenshot is attached below:

an auto updater seems to download something.

Rockstar Games Auto-Updater

Installing Downloads Queued: 0

After this message, suddenly the installation stops followed by the following message:

installer integrity check has failed.

NSIS Error

Installer integrity check has failed. Common causes include

incomplete download and damaged media. Contact the

installer's author to obtain a new copy.

More information at:


I have tried to resolve it myself but now I am at my wits end. I completely uninstalled the game and then reinstalled it but the same problem persisted. Secondly I disabled all my antivirus software's but it didn’t work as well. I also cleared all the registry entries with the help of a CCleaner but of no help. I also repaired the installed game but still faced a failure. I tried to install at using the NCRC switch but it was also of no help to me.

When I press OK on the above shown NSIS error, the following box appears.

error installing patch


Error installing patch.

Please restart your machine and make sure the game is not already running.

Offline Mode Retry Cancel

I also tried to run it in the offline mode but it just shows the following message:

max payne 3 needs to be patched before first use.

Max Payne 3

Max Payne 3 needs to be patched before first use.

The currently installed game executable is not yet patched. This could be because

you are attempting to play the game before the official release date, or you have

no internet connection.

Please check your internet connection and try again.


I don’t know how to solve this problem. The auto installer might be a reason in the installation failure. If it is so, how can I resolve it?

At first it downloaded 1 or 2 small patches but after the reinstallation, it is not even trying to install these smaller ones? What should I do? Should I remove them manually but how?

If anyone can be of some help regarding this issue, I'll be highly obliged.

Thanking you in anticipation and looking forward to your replies.


Best Answer by Parsh Auguston
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Answered By 0 points N/A #139731

Max Payne 3- NSIS error


Since you have tried almost every other possible solution which many users tried and succeeded, there is only one thing that is still need to be done in order to fix this issue.

Reinstall your game using the following options.

  1. Delete anything that is related to max payne 3 from your PC. All the folders, files etc.
  2. Download Ccleaner from and run the cleaner so that it clears the registry entries for the game.
  3. After that, reboot the system. When the reboot is done, start installing the game and this time follow a proper instructions guide to install the game.
  4. I myself is downloading this game and I have a set of instructions but that are from a source prohibited to mention on techyv due to its terms. I am sure that if you search for it, you will find it.
Answered By 0 points N/A #139732

Max Payne 3- NSIS error


I think you have problem with your Pc, the game is to advanced for your PC.

Answered By 0 points N/A #139733

Max Payne 3- NSIS error


Hello Sharon,

Note that a  aDay One Patch is always available for Max Payne 3 on Xbox 360 as well as PS3.  It is very crucial that you do this Title Update on both platforms in order to enter Multiplayer, and it is highly recommended that you download the patch for Single Player as well.  

To get more details and guidelines on how to do this update you will need to follow the link that follows:

Open this website and you will get a detailed look on what you need to do, why you need to do it and how you will need to do it. After that update everything should be able to work just fine.



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