Are you experiencing Mafia Definitive Edition crashing issues? If you do, you’ve come to the right article. In this troubleshooting guide, we’ll show you why you may have black screen issues, crashes or freezing problems, and more importantly, solutions to fix them.
What are the causes for crashing issues?
Below are some of the common reasons why Mafia Definitive Edition may be crashing on you, or may fail to load.
Your PC does not support the game.
If you’re running a PC that’s a few years old, you want to double check if it meets the minimum system requirements for this game. This is an important consideration as the new game needs a decent set of specifications to work properly.
Should you want to play the game in higher graphics settings, you have to make sure that you meet the recommended specifications instead of the minimum requirements.
Older computers may struggle to run Definitive Edition of Mafia so you can try to lower your settings to prevent crashes.
Corrupted local files.
Another reason why you are experiencing crashes or black screen issues is corrupted game files. Like any regular files, these files may be damaged for a number of reasons. Sometimes, system updates can trigger this issue.
Coding issues with new versions of the game, or with new downloadable contents may cause crashes from time to time too.
GPU drivers are outdated.
Drivers are mini-OS of a hardware component. If the drivers of your graphics card are outdated, it may lead to problems when you try to play new games.
Third party software interference.
There may also be instances when the cause of game crashes are not game-related but rather coming from other programs. Some players have reported that their game started working properly again after they’ve disabled their antivirus. Others do so by disabling programs that shows display overlays like the popular MSI Afterburner.
If you have a number of third party software running actively while you play, try to close them one by one to see which of them is causing the problem.
PC OS not updated.
Lastly, you want to make sure that your PC runs the latest Windows update. Mafia Definitive Edition is designed for Windows 10 64-bit OS only. If you have an older Windows such as Windows XP, Vista, 7, or 8, this game won’t run.
Also, it’s important to note that Windows 10 32-bit version is not compatible with this game as well.
How to fix crashing issues on Mafia Definitive Edition?
If you’re experiencing crashes, black screen, freezing, lag, or slow performance when playing, below are the fix that you can try:
Reboot your PC.
Restarting your computer, especially if it’s been running for a long time already, can effectively fix random bugs. To properly power cycle your PC, try to turn it off normally, then unplug it for about 30 seconds. This should allow the system to clear the RAM and possibly help fix these issues.
Verify your PC can play the game.
It’s important that you check if your computer can run Mafia Definitive Edition. Visit this page to get a look at the minimum and recommended system requirements:
One of the simple ways to fix bugs when you play any game is to ensure that your PC software environment is fully updated. So, make sure that you check for updates for game as well as the rest of your third party applications.
Obviously, you also want to make sure that your Windows OS runs the latest available version.
Don’t also forget to check for updates to your graphics card drivers.
To check for:
Repair game files.
Another way to fix Mafia Definitive Edition issues is to ensure that the local files are in good health.
If you play this game on Steam, you can use the Steam’s Verify Integrity of Game Files tool.
If you purchased the game from the Microsoft Store, you can try the Windows Repair option by following these steps:
- Press the Windows button at the lower left corner.
- Search for the Mafia Definitive Edition app.
- Right click on the app.
- Select App settings.
- Click on Repair button.
Disable third party software.
If you continue to experience random crashes, or if it keeps showing a black screen, try to close other programs. Some users have traced the root of their issue to Steam overlay or NVIDIA’s GeForce Experience overlay. If you have any of these things running, close them and see if that will fix Mafia crashes.
Reinstall Mafia Definitive Edition.
If none of the solutions above work at all, consider deleting and reinstalling the game. Reinstallation is usually a good way to fix Mafia Definitive Edition unexplained crashes.
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