Bugs & Errors

Fix Mafia Definitive Edition Game Locked at 60 Hz and HDR Not Supported

Mafia Definitive Edition is the remake of the original game Mafia released back in 2002. The previous remakes of the game title 2nd and 3rd had a lot of bugs and errors. Only a few days into the release, users are already complaining of various issues with Mafia Definitive Edition from crash at startup to the Mafia Definitive Edition locked at 60 Hz and HDR not supported. If you find yourself with a higher Hz screen and the game is locked at 60 Hz or HDR option not available, you have come to the right place. We will help you short out the issues.

Fix Mafia Definitive Edition Game Locked at 60 Hz

If you are facing the game locked at 60 Hz on  a 144 Hz monitor, we have some very effective solutions. Scroll down for more.

Fix 1: Disable Fullscreen Optimization

If the game is set for full-screen optimization, it can lead to crash, not launching, and the game locked at lower resolution. As such you must disable the full-screen optimization. You can also provide the game with admin permission, often that’s another cause for a range of other errors. As both settings are located at the same place, the procedure is simple and straightforward.

In order to perform the above two fixes, go to the desktop shortcut of the game or the .exe and right-click, select Properties. Now, go to the Compatibility tab and check Disable fullscreen optimization and check Run this program as an administrator. Click Apply and Ok to save the changes.

You must now be able to play fullscreen at 144 Hz.

Fix 2: Set the Game to Windowed Borderless

Setting the game to Windowed and Borderless is also something that’s worked to resolve this error. For this you have to go to the options menu and enable Windowed and Borderless. You can also set this from the Steam Client.

  1. From the Steam Library, right-click on the game and select Properties
  2. Go to the Local Files tab and click on SET LAUNCH OPTIONS
  3. Type -windowed –noborder
  4. Press Ok and exit.

The two solutions should resolve the Mafia Definitive Edition game locked at 60 Hz.

Fix Mafia Definitive Edition HDR Not Supported

Currently, there is no workaround for the HDR option not appearing for PC users. Although, the HDR option is available for console, it seems the developers have not added it for PC. We can only hope that the developers fix this issue in an upcoming update to the game.

That’s all we have in this guide, hope you were able to resolve the game stick at 60 Hz and the upcoming patch addresses the HDR issue. If you have a more working or better solution, you can share them in the comments section of the post.    

Harsh Clif
He is caught in a loop between writing about games and playing them. It's a vicious cycle. Although he's biased towards PC, you can occasionally find him on the PS5. He does not own an Xbox Consoles but plans on getting one soon.

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