Bugs & Errors

Fix Mafia Definitive Edition Black Screens and Random Freeze

Fix Mafia Definitive Edition Crash at Startup

Mafia Definitive Edition, the remake of the 2002 popular game Mafia is out and due to the popularity of the previous title, hundreds of thousands of players jumped to play the game. If you get the game going, it’s really awesome, but a large number of players are encountering a range of errors with the game from launch problems to performance issue. Mafia Definitive Edition black screen with or without sound has been dominating forums.

You may have encountered the Mafia Definitive Edition black screen due to a few reasons, the primary suspect is the graphics card driver. If you have not updated the graphics card driver, it’s important that you do so.

Scroll down as we have a quick fix for your problem.

Fix Mafia Definitive Edition Black Screen

The original game released back when XP was the operating system dominating the gaming ecosystem, so it’s likely the game has compatibility issues. With that said, the most effective solution that have worked for a lot of players is running the game on Windows 7 compatibly mode.

You can set the compatibility mode, by right-clicking on the desktop shortcut of the game or the .exe of the game. Go to wherever you have installed the game and right-click on the game executable, select Properties, go to the Compatibility tab, and check Run this program in compatibility mode for and select Windows 7. While you are at the game properties menu, check the box Run this program as an administrator.

Now, try to run the game and hopefully, the Mafia Definitive Edition black screen is fixed.

A user on Reddit also suggested that clicking ALT + Tab twice resolved the issue. So, you could try that as well, especially, if the error occurred when you clicked ALT + Tab once. You may as well go and press the same keys a few more times to see if that changes anything.

Another cause of black screen and resolution problems is fullscreen mode. Try disabling it from the menu. Go to the Game Menu > Options, and disable the Fullscreen. Once you are into the game, you can enable fullscreen by hitting Alt + Enter.

Nvidia released a new driver update last night, it may be worth it to try and install that update. Manually download the software from the official website and perform a clean install. AMD users can also do the same. If the error started after updating the driver, the driver might be bugged, which is sometimes the case. As such, revert the update. You may also use a third-party software to uninstall the current driver and reinstall the new so there is no conflict.

You should also ensure that no third-party program that may interfere with the game are running on the background. To perform the fix, disable everything and try playing the game. if it works, turn each software at a time to weed out the problematic software.

Finally, if nothing has worked, try lowering the graphics settings of the game. We hope the above solutions have resolved the Mafia Definitive edition black screen problem. If you have a better solution let us know in comments.

Tim Blisz
I am an avid gamer who loves to write about games. I started gaming with a copy of Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. Since then, I have fallen in love with games with a particular inclination towards Call of Duty titles.

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