• July 5, 2022

solving crashes, brakes, damaged saves and other problems

This week, the release went to Mafia: Definitive Edition – a remake of the legendary Mafia: The City of Lost Heaven, which was developed back in 2002 by the Czech studio Hangar 13. At the time of this writing, the new version of the toy has 86% positive reviews on Steam. and therefore the release can be called quite successful.

However, despite the positive reviews, Mafia: Definitive Edition still has some nasty technical issues. Crashes, slowdowns, damage to save files, image tearing – this and many other problems are now faced by players. Hangar 13 will undoubtedly release a patch for their creation, but until they do, let’s try to get the game back on its own.

As always, let’s start with the system requirements for the game …

Mafia: Definitive Edition system requirements

Minimum system requirements

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • Processor: Intel Core-i5 2550K 3.4GHz / AMD FX 8120 3.1 GHz
  • Memory: 6 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 / AMD Radeon HD 7870
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 50 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible

Recommended system requirements

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • Processor: Intel Core-i7 3770 3.4GHz / AMD FX-8350 4.2GHz
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 / AMD Radeon RX 5700
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 50 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible

To play at maximum settings, you need to have a fairly productive machine. However, the minimum requirements for Mafia: Definitive Edition are extremely low – almost everyone can enjoy the game.

Mafia: Definitive Edition Technical Troubleshooter

Mafia: Definitive Edition crashes on startup

The most common reason for crashes is the activated Windows 10 firewall and antivirus. Go to your system settings and deactivate both of these security systems. Once everything is off, launch Mafia: Definitive Edition again. Some players argue that the frequency of crashes can be reduced by launching the game through its executable file in the root folder. They also say that crashes can be fixed by starting the game in windowed mode (write “-w” in the parameters for launching the game on Steam), and then setting the correct resolution.

Save files corruption in Mafia: Definitive Edition

If you cannot properly save your gameplay in Mafia: Definitive Edition, then the problem is almost definitely related to the fact that you are trying to run the game on a non-administrator Windows 10 account. Go to the root folder with the game, find the executable file, click on RMB on it and select “Run as administrator”. That’s it, now your game should be saved normally. If the problem is still observed, go to the Steam library and run the integrity check of the game files.

Black of black screen in the Mafia: Definitive Edition

As with crashes, the problem with black screens can be the game’s incorrect resolution. Launch Mafia: Definitive Edition in windowed mode, go to its graphics settings and set the resolution of your monitor. Black screen is a typical problem for many computer games, which is often solved by setting a different resolution.

Brakes, low FPS, and tearing in Mafia: Definitive Edition

Low frame rates and stuttering can occur due to outdated video card drivers. Use the links below to go to the official website of your graphics card manufacturer and download the latest drivers.

Seeing tearing while Vsync is active? Go to the properties of the Mafia: Definitive Edition executable and uncheck the “Disable full screen optimization” option.

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