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Old 07-13-2012, 07:58 AM   #1
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Exclamation Cant run the game

Hello everyone,

After some time, I wanted to play Mafia 2 again, but I cant run the game now
It worked before and idk why it stopped working.
Every time I try it, its just black screen, with loading in the upper right corner. Then Loading dissapears and nothing happens.
I have to exit game trough proces manager everytime.
Could you help me please?

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Old 07-16-2012, 04:36 PM   #2
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5# Start Up Black Screen and Mode not supported Error
When the game loads, the monitor stays black with the floating box saying “mode not supported”. You can hear the game sound and game content loading, but can’t get to display the video. It happens because of the video settings, and you need to follow the steps below to get it to work.

Start up the Mafia 2 and then DON’T TOUCH the mouse again until the monitor problem is fixed and follow these steps.

Listen for the nVidia logo to start and press Esc.
Another video will play, press Esc again.
Wait a second and press Esc once more.
You are now at the Main Menu. Press Down arrow 1 time and press Enter. (you should hear click sounds as you navigate the menus).
You are in Options Menu. Press Down arrow 2 times and Enter.
You are in Video Options. Press Down arrow 1 time, then hold down the Left arrow until the click sounds stop.
You are going to change the Resolution to 640×480. Press Esc, wait for a second and press Enter, wait 5 more seconds and press Enter again.
If you did everything right then you should now see the Video Options menu on screen. Use the arrow keys or mouse to set the resolution up to 1024×768 (or whatever your monitor can handle), press Esc, press Enter to accept, wait for screen change and press Enter to accept again.
Now fully exit the game, restart the game and hope that it saved your changes.
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Old 07-16-2012, 05:04 PM   #3
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+ rep to you perfidious.
Just for taking the time out to write this, let alone test it all, for this guy.
Very nice, clear, concise steps also.
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Old 07-16-2012, 05:08 PM   #4
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Did it work for you, I hope so!
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Old 07-17-2012, 05:13 AM   #5
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Thx for reply, but I cant even get to main menu

Thing is, I cant hear game loading etc, I just see for like 3 seconds Loading and that disc icon, but then screen is black forever.

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Old 07-17-2012, 11:33 AM   #6
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I'm sure you have already tried to verify the integrity of the game cache.

If you haven't, right click the game in steam.
Click properties.
Under local files tab click "Verify integrity of game cache"
Then "Defragment cache files"

Try to run.

Something that solved other crashes for me was uninstalling the Physx drivers from the PC and getting the latest version from Nvidias website.
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Old 07-17-2012, 11:35 AM   #7
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Also I found this on the web...

9.1 # Mafia 2 Blackscreen Fix
When you start the game, it gives you a constant black screen, one reason for that can your monitor being out of range. Simple solution is:
Go to

C:\Users\yourAccountUserName\AppData\Local\2K Games\Mafia II\Saves

and open file “videoconfig” with notepad and change video resolution to your native desktop resolution.
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Old 07-18-2012, 02:24 AM   #8
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Quote:
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I'm sure you have already tried to verify the integrity of the game cache.

If you haven't, right click the game in steam.
Click properties.
Under local files tab click "Verify integrity of game cache"
Then "Defragment cache files"

Try to run.

Something that solved other crashes for me was uninstalling the Physx drivers from the PC and getting the latest version from Nvidias website.
Thank you so much, this one worked
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