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How to Fix Mafia: Definitive Edition Crashes, Screen Tearing, Stuttering, Corrupt File Save & Other Issues

Here's a list of probable fixes that you can try to have an interrupted experience on PC, PS4 and Xbox One.

Mafia: Definitive Edition is out for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One and there are thousands of people having issues while playing the game. Developed by Hanger 13 and published by 2K Games, the action-adventure video game might have received rave reviews from critics but it has a lot of bugs and crashes to be fixed.


If you too are facing any issue while playing Mafia: Definitive Edition, we have got you covered a list of probable fixes that you can try to have an interrupted experience on PC, PS4 and Xbox One.

How to Fix Mafia: Definitive Edition Crashes, Screen Tearing Stuttering, Corrupt File Save And Other Issues

Mafia: Definitive Edition crashes at startup

The most annoying issues you might be facing while playing Mafia: Definitive Edition on PC is a game crashing. In order to fix this, the first thing you need to do is to scan the game with your anti-virus and firewall. Run the game as an administrator and check whether the error is fixed or not.

If this did not work for you, you can also fix it by running the game directly from its file folder. In order to do this, you simply right click on the game on Steam, go to properties and navigate Local Files. Run the .exe file within the folder and check if Mafia: Definitive Edition works without crashes.


If both fixes fail to resolve the issue, you should try to run the game on windowed mode. There are multiple ways to do so. You can do the same by renaming the game’s shortcut target to -w, or hit Alt+Enter when the game boots up to run on Windowed mode.

Black Screen in Mafia: Definitive Edition

If you are having black screens issue while playing in Mafia: Definitive Edition, playing the game either windowed or borderless modes is recommended. If you are finding it hard to enter the game’s settings, you can try a couple of ways that we have mentioned above.

Invalid App Configuration

There are thousands of players are complaining of having invalid app configuration bug, making it difficult to run the game and freezes downloading altogether. In order to fix this bus, you will have to verify the game file via its properties on Steam and resume downloading.


Corrupt Profile Save

If you are having an issue while saving your profile in Mafia: Definitive Edition, there could be a security or file issue associate with your download. In order to fix, you just need to run the game as administrator and whitelisting it from anti-virus. If the error continues to pop-up, go-to game Properties and makes sure you have verified the game files to fix potential missing data.

Stuttering/Low FPS /Screen Tearing

Fixing Screen Tearing issue is quite easy in Mafia: Definitive Edition. Majority of the gamers are facing stuttering and low FPS issue because of their GPU drivers are not up to date. Make sure to check whether your Graphic card’s software has any updates available, if it has, begins the download and installation.

If this is not the reason you are facing the stuttering issue, check if you running MSI Afterburner and disable it.

In order to fix Screen Tearing bus, you will have to get into the game’s executable file via the game’s properties on Steam. Once you get there, right clock and check and the “Disable Fullscreen Optimizations” checkbox. This fix has worked for most of the players.

There are some of the issues and bugs that the developer of Mafia: Definitive Editon will have to fix as soon as possible.