Are you experiencing Mafia Definitive Edition black screen problem? If yes, there’s a series of troubleshooting steps that you need to follow in order to determine the cause and to fix the problem. This guide will show you how that’s done.
What causes black screen issue on Mafia Definitive Edition?
There is a short list of possible reasons why you may be getting black screen on Mafia Definitive Edition. Let’s briefly discuss each of them below.
Random game bug.
No single game is perfect and most of the time, newly released titles suffer from random bugs. Overtime, these minor problems get ironed out by the developer.
If you experience black screen issue only once, it’s possible that the game may have simply hit a snag. Try fixing it by restarting the game or the PC.
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Damaged files is the major sole reason for most black screen cases on games. Files can get damaged after an update, by malware or virus, or by third party software.
GPU drivers not updated.
Another common reason for game problems is outdated GPU drivers. If you can’t seem to shake the problem on Mafia Definitive Edition by restarting the game, you want to make sure that your PC has the latest drivers for your graphics card.
Slow or intermittent connection.
A few reports have reached us that some players were able to fix this problem on their PC by fixing their internet issues such as slow or intermittent connection.
How to fix Mafia Definitive Edition black screen issue?
If you’re wondering how to fix Mafia Definitive Edition black screen issue, check out these solutions.
Force quit the game.
When the game enters black screen state and becomes unresponsive, the first thing that you must do is to close the game via Task Manager. To do that:
- Press CTRL+ALT+DEL and select Task Manager.
- Under Processes tab, highlight Mafia Definitive Edition.
- Right click on Mafia Definitive Edition and select End Task.
Verify your PC can run Mafia Definitive Edition.
Mafia Definitive Edition only runs on Windows 10 64-bit OS. If your computer still has older Windows version, or if your Windows 10 is a 32-bit, this game won’t launch or may keep crashing.
Aside from having the right OS version, you also want to make sure that your PC meets the minimum system requirements for this game (this is for Steam version).
- 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
Another important thing that you must check is to see if your computer’s software environment is fully updated. This means that every program, drivers and software must be running the latest version. Generally, Windows programs are set to check for updates in the background but you can always check them manually yourself.
We recommend that you double check if drivers, programs, and Windows OS are all updated.
Repair local files.
Some Steam and Epic Games versions of Mafia Definitive Edition may encounter crashing and similar issues due to bad local files. To fix the problem, you can use the repair tool depending on where you source the game from.
If you play Mafia via Steam, you can use Verify Integrity of Game Files tool. Follow this link to know how to do this: https://thedroidguy.com/verify-integrity-steam-game-files-1120449
If you play the game thru Epic Games launcher, follow these steps to fix it:
- Open Epic Games launcher.
- Click on Library.
- Go to Mafia Definitive Edition.
- Click on the three dots.
- Select Verify.
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