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Old 07-23-2012, 12:19 PM   #1
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To connect Social Club and Steam - need help


I hope someone can help me.

I got "MP3" on Steam and installed it, I also created an "social club" account.

Then I was asked to connect my "Social Club" account with "Steam" to FINALLY be able to play the game.

It said (in German):
"To share information about ownership of content belonging to Max Payne 3 between the Rockstar Social Club and Steam, the Steam account has to be linked to your Social Club account. Now combine these accounts?"

So I pressed "yes" to the link. But nothing happened for hours. It just tries and tries to connect.

Can someone help me (in detail)?

Thank you.
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Old 07-23-2012, 01:30 PM   #2
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Start the game with
then exit and start without (just remove the -)
but i warn you, if you want play multiplayer it's very bad and stupid because of much cheaters and lags.
I also had problems starting the game, social club is also very bad.
Im pc gamer since 90's and i don't remember having a good pc and can't play a game after i installed it, except gta iv, l.a. noire and max payne 3.
Rockstar games sucks for the pc market.
NO WONDER they NEVER released Red Dead Redemption.

p.s. maybe create a screenshot to show us better (take care of personal data such as email, cdkey and on!)
press F12 or print key and open any image editing programm + paste
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Old 07-23-2012, 10:09 PM   #3
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Hello StreetGamer,

thank you for your message.

I am not a big gamer and I not want to play the game in multiplayer - just for me.

So what do you mean with "safemode" and "remove the -"
Where can I make that settings change?

I understand what you mean about Rockstar Games- The Games are brilliant but the surrounding...

It would be very nice to get more help from you - maybe a screenshot.

Thank you.
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Old 07-24-2012, 09:11 AM   #4
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Maybe the game is having trouble connecting to the activation servers. Check your windows firewall and make sure Max Payne 3 is enabled for Private connection use.

Also, take a look at your social club account and see if the game is already there.
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Old 07-26-2012, 04:13 PM   #5
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fix that worked for me

I had the same issue...tried all kinds of stuff suggested by other users...finally rockstar support had me do this, which worked:

"I can understand your frustrations with the whole process. I don't think replacing the digital version with a physical copy would help resolved this. Most cases I've run into with this problem are caused by outside sources from the game.

I showed your account as being unverified. I did a manual verification for us. Please try again.

Make sure the game and steam are still set to run as administrators.

If your still having a issue. Lets disable all non-essential software on your computer and seeing if the issue continues.

Step 1: Start the System Configuration Utility
Click Start, type msconfig in the Start Search box, and then press ENTER.
If you are prompted for an administrator password or for a confirmation, type the password, or provide confirmation.

Step 2: Configure Selective Startup options
-In the System Configuration Utility dialog box, click Selective Startup on the General tab.
-Click to clear the Load Startup Items check box.
-Note The Use Original Boot.ini check box is unavailable.
-Click the Services tab.
-Click to select the Hide All Microsoft Services check box.
-Click Disable All, and then click OK.
-When you are prompted, click Restart."

Did the trick for me. Good luck. If it doesn't, submit a ticket to rockstar...they were slow but got it fixed in the end.
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