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Jakugamer13
08-27-2010, 09:56 AM
After I played Mafia 2 for a about 5 Minutes the Game crashes with Coloured Stripes all over the screen.Then a window opens "Mafia 2 don't works anymore.After i searched for Solutions(unsuccessfully) i am not able to do somesthing else.I can't watch videos hear music or use the Internet because evrythink crashes or have Stripes in various colours.
My Hardware:
CPU:AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black 3,9 GHz
RAM: DDR3 1333 G.Skill Ripjaws
Grafikkarte: PowerColor HD 5870 PCS+
Mainboard: ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3
Monitor:Samsung SyncMaster 2243BW
Soundkarte:X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Professional Series
Please help me i want to play Mafia 2

JackM
08-27-2010, 10:06 AM
Looks like a faulty graphic card symptom.

Jakugamer13
08-27-2010, 10:06 AM
Some additional informations:during i played mafia 2 i used MSI Afterburner
Temp:up to 75°
Utilization: up to 99%
I used high Details and Middle.
I can play other games very well with highest level of Detail.
I also installed the latest ATI Treiber (10.8)(http://game.amd.com/us-en/drivers_catalyst.aspx?p=win7/windows-7-64bit)
The strange thing is that before it crashes, it runs very smoothly without any lags with about 60fps with highest Level of Detail without PysiX.

Jakugamer13
08-27-2010, 10:11 AM
I hope not i payed 300€ for this,buyed the Promilatech MK-13 and use it.

Curtguven
08-27-2010, 04:22 PM
I'm having the sane issue - except my card (4870) is not overheating (at least I don't think it is). I managed to play in windowed mode for a full session however after trying to play again the next day the problem persisted now in windowed mode.

I will check the windows error log to see what the issue is - I advise you to do the same, it may be apex from what I have heard (I don't think that's physx related aha)

bes
08-27-2010, 04:31 PM
OP your video card might not be getting enough power..it would cause those issues...

or like someone said your video card might be going to an early grave.. :(

The error seems pretty specific to those areas, dont think its anything else..

Jakugamer13
08-28-2010, 05:39 AM
The problem is i don't know why i can play other games like Modern Warfar 2 but not Mafia 2.

EvanOfCaerleon
08-28-2010, 06:13 AM
Jak can you play the game in windowed mode? If so, try that mode even at 'fullscreen in a window' mode

The problem is i don't know why i can play other games like Modern Warfar 2 but not Mafia 2

Yes this is a tricky one as 'stripes' are generally bad news and suggestive of graphics card or graphics card drivers problems (the card is having problems accessing areas of on-card memory perhaps)

The beyond3d and rage3d user forums might be helpful

If you're overclocking anything, don't be while you sort this out

Remove the covers on your case while playing, to see if this is heat-related. Put a housefan near your opened computer and use it to cool the inside of the case (temporarily, to check that the problem is not simply being caused by overheating)

I would tend to suspect graphics card drivers and use a Driver Cleaner or Driver Sweeper after uninstalling the card's drivers (or rollback drivers if you can)

DIONightmare
08-28-2010, 07:25 AM
Same issue here.
Phenom II X4 925 3.5GHz; 4GB DDR3; Radeon 5850 (disabled all overclocking whatsoever).
Runs smoothly for about 5-12 minutes and then crashes.
Power supply is all right with several months old 850W Enhance ENP-6685G PSU, everything's stable under any heavy load (demanding games, 3dMark Vantage, furmark, OpenCL gpgpu programs etc).

Plus the case is opened, and there are 3 120mm fans in it with 2 additional 80mm ones. CPU cooler is Scythe Mugen/Infinity 2, and memory works on default clocks, so no problems here.

ookie
08-28-2010, 08:31 AM
Same issue here. Colourfull artifacts and sometimes BSOD with info about graphic driver failure. Only happens in Mafia 2. No overclocking, no overheating of video card. All drivers up to date.

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
ATI Radeon HD 5870 1Gb RAM
Intel Core 2 Duo Q9550 @ 3825MHz
4Gb RAM

DIONightmare
08-28-2010, 09:45 AM
Tried to lock fan speed of my Radeon 5850 at 100% (that's really, really loud) with the same result - game crashes in about 10 minutes. So it doesn't look as an overheating. Judging by the fact that all players who got this problem use AMD video-cards, I think it's a driver issue.

Windows 7x64
Catalyst 10.8 at the moment.
Will try to roll back to 10.7 and see what'll happen.

Curtguven
08-28-2010, 09:52 AM
Hey again, checked GPU temps - crashed at 51C, so its not an overheating issue. (I also spent an hour cleaning the GPU out and dusting it, again no effect, still crashes) However I have had one breakthrough, check all the error messages I have been getting in the windows error logs (all identical):


Faulting application name: mafia2.exe, version: 1.0.0.1, time stamp: 0x4c6d595d
Faulting module name: PhysXCore.dll, version: 2.8.3.37, time stamp: 0x4be8ef72
Exception code: 0xc0000005
Fault offset: 0x001d91ba
Faulting process id: 0xf28
Faulting application start time: 0x01cb45cbb8c37530
Faulting application path: E:\Games\Mafia II\pc\mafia2.exe
Faulting module path: C:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\PhysX\Engine\v2.8.3\PhysXCore.dll


So off I trot to download a PhysX update and this is what's in the change log:- Bug fixes for Mafia 2. So I think this may be the issue my end at least, I will try the new update and check for a fix, hopefully it is the end of the road.

Even though we (I assume) are not using PhysX as were all on ATI as it seems, it seems the game still requires it some how. Lmao anyway the link the the updated module is here:
http://www.nvidia.com/object/physx-9.10.0513-driver.html

--CurtGuven :)

Jakugamer13
08-28-2010, 10:25 AM
Did it work??Please say that you have a soloution for our Problem.:( At the beginning i always could play a Mission long.Now only 1-5 Minutes. I also tried some things i downloaded some drivers.(Use Driver Whiz if you don't know which driver should be updated.) Now i use Prime 95 for 16 Hour to check the CPU.Because i think the GPU is alright cause of 90 fps at highest Details without PhysX.(Sorry for my Language i am an Austrian)

Curtguven
08-28-2010, 10:27 AM
Alas no, now presented with this:


Faulting application name: mafia2.exe, version: 1.0.0.1, time stamp: 0x4c6d595d
Faulting module name: mafia2.exe, version: 1.0.0.1, time stamp: 0x4c6d595d
Exception code: 0xc0000005
Fault offset: 0x00251acf
Faulting process id: 0xd7c
Faulting application start time: 0x01cb46c9c1df5950
Faulting application path: E:\Games\Mafia II\pc\mafia2.exe
Faulting module path: E:\Games\Mafia II\pc\mafia2.exe


I will do some more searching but for now, not good:(

DIONightmare
08-28-2010, 11:08 AM
Uninstalling all ATi/AMD software, cleaning registry and rolling back to 10.7 driver didn't help. Gotta try something else.

AsheMan
08-28-2010, 11:14 AM
My game crashes about once per chapter at completely random moments. Usually I don't have to repeat too much but it really breaks the great mood the game creates.

LtMatt
08-28-2010, 11:26 AM
I've had a few problems as well.

Generally speaking the game runs ok for quite a while before a crash.

I've had a few crash back to desktops with this game only. Windows 7 then tries to check for the problem.

I've also had a couple of bsod's when playing the game.

DIONightmare
08-28-2010, 11:51 AM
Disabled Catalist AI - same thing, game crushes after certain time.

Curtguven
08-28-2010, 12:05 PM
Can you all post your error logs so we can pinpoint anything specific / similar between users, it will be in:

>controll panel
>administrator tools
>event viewer>
custom logs
>administrator(something)

It's listed as an application crash (or similar) - click it and copy and paste what's inside.

ookie
08-28-2010, 12:42 PM
Error logs:
No. 1
Faulting application name: mafia2.exe, version: 1.0.0.1, time stamp: 0x4c6d595d
Faulting module name: mafia2.exe, version: 1.0.0.1, time stamp: 0x4c6d595d
Exception code: 0xc0000005
Fault offset: 0x0139bd52
Faulting process id: 0x12b0
Faulting application start time: 0x01cb46b8bc9fcc38
Faulting application path: h:\steam\steamapps\common\mafia ii\pc\mafia2.exe
Faulting module path: h:\steam\steamapps\common\mafia ii\pc\mafia2.exe
Report Id: 0a4531a0-b2af-11df-8dd1-00044b15c20a

No. 2
Faulting application name: mafia2.exe, version: 1.0.0.1, time stamp: 0x4c6d595d
Faulting module name: mafia2.exe, version: 1.0.0.1, time stamp: 0x4c6d595d
Exception code: 0xc0000005
Fault offset: 0x0139bd52
Faulting process id: 0x1294
Faulting application start time: 0x01cb46b5bc842b84
Faulting application path: h:\steam\steamapps\common\mafia ii\pc\mafia2.exe
Faulting module path: h:\steam\steamapps\common\mafia ii\pc\mafia2.exe
Report Id: bda98f10-b2ab-11df-8dd1-00044b15c20a

Curtguven
08-28-2010, 12:44 PM
Error logs:
No. 1
Faulting application name: mafia2.exe, version: 1.0.0.1, time stamp: 0x4c6d595d
Faulting module name: mafia2.exe, version: 1.0.0.1, time stamp: 0x4c6d595d
Exception code: 0xc0000005
Fault offset: 0x0139bd52
Faulting process id: 0x12b0
Faulting application start time: 0x01cb46b8bc9fcc38
Faulting application path: h:\steam\steamapps\common\mafia ii\pc\mafia2.exe
Faulting module path: h:\steam\steamapps\common\mafia ii\pc\mafia2.exe
Report Id: 0a4531a0-b2af-11df-8dd1-00044b15c20a

No. 2
Faulting application name: mafia2.exe, version: 1.0.0.1, time stamp: 0x4c6d595d
Faulting module name: mafia2.exe, version: 1.0.0.1, time stamp: 0x4c6d595d
Exception code: 0xc0000005
Fault offset: 0x0139bd52
Faulting process id: 0x1294
Faulting application start time: 0x01cb46b5bc842b84
Faulting application path: h:\steam\steamapps\common\mafia ii\pc\mafia2.exe
Faulting module path: h:\steam\steamapps\common\mafia ii\pc\mafia2.exe
Report Id: bda98f10-b2ab-11df-8dd1-00044b15c20a

This so far proves a mafia 2 based fault with ATI cards - a few more logs like this and its pretty much certain, so what's the next step? Get in contact with 2K I guess... :\

Mr.Black1991
08-28-2010, 01:12 PM
Hey guys, I have the same problem - Mafia II crashes after 5 to 20min. My hardware:
- AMD Phenom II X4 940
- ATI Radeon HD 4870
- ASRock A780GXH
- 4GB Ram
- Windows 7 64Bit

sfade
08-28-2010, 01:22 PM
This so far proves a mafia 2 based fault with ATI cards

Possible, but I'm puzzled as to why I'm not having any issues at all and using an AMD/ATI 5850.

Curtguven
08-28-2010, 01:25 PM
Possible, but I'm puzzled as to why I'm not having any issues at all and using an AMD/ATI 5850.

Again lookign through everything this seems to be similar between all users:

ATI card
Windows 7 x64

So perhaps is a x64 bug on the driver? I and others here do not get this problem on any other game, so this is definitely something to do with Mafia 2 in particular. I hope its a driver issue / game bug as its easily fixable :)

rafatuners
08-28-2010, 02:50 PM
Hello everybody, I have the same problem here, my processor is a Phenom 940 and II is a VGA HD5850 XXX without overclocking. Here after a long game, it just hangs and leaves the game, already checked the log of the windows and saw something related to physixcore.dll.

For worsening all graphic applications are bug with the image, thus can only return to normal after I restart the computer.

I wonder if anyone knows the solution, please post here.

silenced21
08-28-2010, 03:06 PM
I am having the same problem. My game crashed alot like every 5 minutes. It freezes for a second then shows alot of weird colors and shapes. And when I ctrl alt tab its fine for another couple of seconds. It like recovers for a couple seconds from unresponding. I have the settings set to optimal.

This game came free with the purchase of my new video card via STEAM.
I have verified the STEAM files and defragged the files as well with no success.

My video card is an EVGA Nvidia GTX 465. Yes it looks like I'm the only one with Nvidia problems.

Its brand new and this is the first game I played with it. It has the lastest driver 258.96. Its running completely stock settings, no overclock. Im running Windows 7 64 bit. I have a AMD quad core Phenom 2 and I have 8 gigs of ram.

Everything is running very cool. My cpu is water cooled and I have 6 case fans.

DIONightmare
08-28-2010, 04:05 PM
silenced21, your problem isn't the same as the one of Radeons' owners. Freezing is something different from just crashing after smooth 10-15mins.

Anyway, I've got two news. The good - problem's solved, more than 2 hours of uninterrupted gameplay already. The bad - I've maid several supposed fixes at once, so I don't know which one actually helped. So here's what I've done:

1)Flashed motherboard to the latest BIOS version. This isn't very likely to be the solution.
2)Removed ALL versions of MS VC 2008/2010 redistributable (I used to install several intermediate and RC versions along the way with various dev software, so there were about 5 or so versions of VC2008 redistributable in the system. Then downloaded the latest x86 and x64 versions of VC2008 and 2010 redistributables and installed them.
3)Raised voltage on GPU core with MSI Afterburner utility to 1.137V (this can increase stability... in theory)

It works now, don't know which one of the above helped.

Jakugamer13
08-28-2010, 04:14 PM
I wroted to the 2K and Steam support.2K wroted back that they needed more Information if someone want to do the same he should do the following.

To be able to look into this issue we would need more information about your computer, the easiest way to find this information would be to run a DXDIAG report from your computer. To do this:



- Press the "R" and "Windows" key on you keyboard.

- Click the Run icon .

- Type the word "dxdiag" (without the ") into the text box and press OK.

- In the bottom right hand side of the screen, click the "Save All Information" button.

- Save the dxdiag.txt file to your desktop.

- Attach the file to your reply to this email.



We will also require an MSINFO report as well. To do this:



- Put the game or program CD into the cd-rom drive then do the following below:

- If you're using Windows XP, click Start on your computers desktop, then click the Run icon . Or if you're using Windows Vista/7 Press the "R" and "Windows logo" keys on you keyboard.

- Type the word "msinfo32" (without the ") into the text box and press OK. This will bring up the Microsoft System Information window.

- Click on File then EXPORT (not save).

- Save the file as "msinfo32" (without the ") and save it to your desktop.

- Attach the file to your reply to this email.

This was the Answer to my Email maybe it is Useful should i also post the Content of this two txt files??I hope that i get soon an answer from 2K.I will post it if it helps.

silenced21
08-28-2010, 04:14 PM
silenced21, your problem isn't the same as the one of Radeons' owners. Freezing is something different from just crashing after smooth 10-15mins.

Anyway, I've got two news. The good - problem's solved, more than 2 hours of uninterrupted gameplay already. The bad - I've maid several supposed fixes at once, so I don't know which one actually helped. So here's what I've done:

1)Flashed motherboard to the latest BIOS version. This isn't very likely to be the solution.
2)Removed ALL versions of MS VC 2008/2010 redistributable (I used to install several intermediate and RC versions along the way with various dev software, so there were about 5 or so versions of VC2008 redistributable in the system. Then downloaded the latest x86 and x64 versions of VC2008 and 2010 redistributables and installed them.
3)Raised voltage on GPU core with MSI Afterburner utility to 1.137V (this can increase stability... in theory)

It works now, don't know which one of the above helped.


It is the same problem. Mine crashes also. I even got the same window that says your game has stopped responding. Sometimes it completely crashes to desktop. Its a new game so I think its just a bug that needs to be fixed with an update from the game devolopers. Its not a hardware issue. My card is brand new! And its an Nvidia gpu!

sfade
08-28-2010, 04:54 PM
Again lookign through everything this seems to be similar between all users:

ATI card
Windows 7 x64

So perhaps is a x64 bug on the driver?

That's exactly what I'm using though, with not a single problem which is why I'm somewhat skeptical that it's specifically an ATI issue (that, and none of my friends with ATI have had problems 4870, 5870 they use respectively). Below is my setup, for reference.

AMD Phenom II X4 Black Edition 965, 3400 MHz (17 x 200)
2GB x 4 GSkill DDR3 1600 RAM (8GB total, Unganged)
ATI Radeon HD 5850 (Cypress) (mild overclock 15 percent, Catalyst 10.8)
Asus M4A79XTD Evo Motherboard (BIOS v.2003)
Creative X-Fi XtremeGamer Audio Card
Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Jakugamer13
08-28-2010, 04:55 PM
OP your video card might not be getting enough power..it would cause those issues...

or like someone said your video card might be going to an early grave.. :(

The error seems pretty specific to those areas, dont think its anything else..

i have the Video card for about 3 Month i don't think its broken yet and the other games work too.

Jakugamer13
08-28-2010, 05:15 PM
Can you all post your error logs so we can pinpoint anything specific / similar between users, it will be in:

>controll panel
>administrator tools
>event viewer>
custom logs
>administrator(something)

It's listed as an application crash (or similar) - click it and copy and paste what's inside.

Name of misapplication: mafia2.exe, Version: 1.0.0.1,
Timestamp: 0x4c6d595d
Name of the faulty module: mafia2.exe, Version: 1.0.0.1, Timestamp: 0x4c6d595d
Exception Code: 0xc0000005
Offset error: 0x01238d90
ID of the faulty process: 0xdc8
Start time of the faulty application: 0x01cb462fbb8346cc
Path of misapplication: e:\program files (x86)\steam\steamapps\common\mafia ii\pc\mafia2.exe
Path of the faulty module: e:\program files (x86)\steam\steamapps\common\mafia ii\pc\mafia2.exe
Report ID: 53bc4ebc-b223-11df-8e7d-485b39163416

Detail:

- System

- Provider

[ Name] Application Error

- EventID 1000

[ Qualifiers] 0

Level 2

Task 100

Keywords 0x80000000000000

- TimeCreated

[ SystemTime] 2010-08-27T21:37:45.000000000Z

EventRecordID 12995

Channel Application

Computer GAMINGPC

Security


- EventData

mafia2.exe
1.0.0.1
4c6d595d
mafia2.exe
1.0.0.1
4c6d595d
c0000005
01238d90
dc8
01cb462fbb8346cc
e:\program files (x86)\steam\steamapps\common\mafia ii\pc\mafia2.exe
e:\program files (x86)\steam\steamapps\common\mafia ii\pc\mafia2.exe
53bc4ebc-b223-11df-8e7d-485b39163416

Curtguven
08-28-2010, 05:19 PM
silenced21, your problem isn't the same as the one of Radeons' owners. Freezing is something different from just crashing after smooth 10-15mins.

Anyway, I've got two news. The good - problem's solved, more than 2 hours of uninterrupted gameplay already. The bad - I've maid several supposed fixes at once, so I don't know which one actually helped. So here's what I've done:

1)Flashed motherboard to the latest BIOS version. This isn't very likely to be the solution.
2)Removed ALL versions of MS VC 2008/2010 redistributable (I used to install several intermediate and RC versions along the way with various dev software, so there were about 5 or so versions of VC2008 redistributable in the system. Then downloaded the latest x86 and x64 versions of VC2008 and 2010 redistributables and installed them.
3)Raised voltage on GPU core with MSI Afterburner utility to 1.137V (this can increase stability... in theory)

It works now, don't know which one of the above helped.

This is good, I'll try 2 and 3 in the morning as my bios is already mazes (m2n-sli deluxe and phenom II user lol)

ookie
08-28-2010, 06:45 PM
Looks like downgrading Catalyst driver to 10.5a hotfix helped. After 2 hours of playing no freezes, ctd's, BSOD's. Game runs smoothly without any artifacts and graphical issues.

Jakugamer13
08-29-2010, 06:04 AM
Looks like downgrading Catalyst driver to 10.5a hotfix helped. After 2 hours of playing no freezes, ctd's, BSOD's. Game runs smoothly without any artifacts and graphical issues.

i searched for the 10.5a hotfix but only find a download for
# ATI Radeon HD 4xxx series graphics card
# ATI Radeon HD 3xxx series graphics card
# ATI Radeon HD 2xxx series graphics card
i have a 5870 Graphiccard should i also download this or should i download the normal 10.5 driver??

ookie
08-29-2010, 07:17 AM
Jakugamer13, yes 10.5a also works on HD5870. Tested it personally, even get better score in 3dmark 06, also huge fps increase in Battlefield Bad Company 2, and of course no problems in Mafia 2 so far, after few hours of constant playing.

Try clean install of this one -> http://support.amd.com/us/kbarticles/Pages/ATI-Catalyst-Hotfix.aspx

el badman
08-29-2010, 11:50 AM
It is the same problem. Mine crashes also. I even got the same window that says your game has stopped responding. Sometimes it completely crashes to desktop. Its a new game so I think its just a bug that needs to be fixed with an update from the game devolopers. Its not a hardware issue. My card is brand new! And its an Nvidia gpu!
I had the exact same problem silenced21, with a GTX465 as well. It works perfectly well with every other game, I have all the latest drivers and a fairly decent system (i5 750, Intel P55 mobo, 8GB of 1600Mhz RAM, Windows 7 64bit, 750W PSU and lots of fans), yet I've already experienced quite a few crashes with Mafia II, each of them without any kind of error message, it would just go straight to the desktop.

The first one was right before the cutscene where Vito sees his mother again (chapter 2 I believe), then it would crash each time I would find a playboy magazine and click "back" to get back in the game (:confused:), then upon loading chapter 6. That last one actually kept me from loading the game, whether choosing "continue story" or loading that chapter manually, as if I was trying to load a corrupt save file...

I tried disabling the in-game PhysX option, but no dice. Because I only play offline, I tried launching the game while being online this time, and for some reason I was able to load chapter 6 and play for 2-3 hours without a single crash! That doesn't really sound like a possible solution, but it certainly worked for me so far. There's some weird stuff going on with this game...

Curtguven
08-29-2010, 02:27 PM
I had the exact same problem silenced21, with a GTX465 as well. It works perfectly well with every other game, I have all the latest drivers and a fairly decent system (i5 750, Intel P55 mobo, 8GB of 1600Mhz RAM, Windows 7 64bit, 750W PSU and lots of fans), yet I've already experienced quite a few crashes with Mafia II, each of them without any kind of error message, it would just go straight to the desktop.

The first one was right before the cutscene where Vito sees his mother again (chapter 2 I believe), then it would crash each time I would find a playboy magazine and click "back" to get back in the game (:confused:), then upon loading chapter 6. That last one actually kept me from loading the game, whether choosing "continue story" or loading that chapter manually, as if I was trying to load a corrupt save file...

I tried disabling the in-game PhysX option, but no dice. Because I only play offline, I tried launching the game while being online this time, and for some reason I was able to load chapter 6 and play for 2-3 hours without a single crash! That doesn't really sound like a possible solution, but it certainly worked for me so far. There's some weird stuff going on with this game...

This is still a different crash to the ones occurring to us ATI users. We are getting a crash with courlourful lines and artefacts that then continue on the desktop and won't return to normal until rebooted.

Sounds promising on the 10.5a - I'll report back if it works my end .
Edit: No Joy :(

Jakugamer13
08-29-2010, 03:56 PM
Jakugamer13, yes 10.5a also works on HD5870. Tested it personally, even get better score in 3dmark 06, also huge fps increase in Battlefield Bad Company 2, and of course no problems in Mafia 2 so far, after few hours of constant playing.

Try clean install of this one -> http://support.amd.com/us/kbarticles/Pages/ATI-Catalyst-Hotfix.aspx

10.5a Hotfix has not corrected the error.After one mission i get a Green Screen(WTF!!) and I have to restart my Computer because I can't use my Computer anymore.The Browser shows me coloured Letters and nothing work.2K haven't written back.

t-zakjeZ
08-29-2010, 04:05 PM
Always the same ♥♥♥♥ with ATI, I'm sick of it.

franiux
08-30-2010, 04:58 AM
I have the same problem. my config
Phenom 2 x3 720
ATI 4770
4gb ram

Curtguven
08-30-2010, 08:37 AM
I seem to have fixed it, so bear with me. I will list below exactly what I have done and in what order:

1)Updated PhysX to the latest build
2) Removed all MS VC++ Redists including updates and service packs (2005 - 2010)
3) Installed the latest MS VC++ Redists (2005+SP1, 2008+SP1, 2010)
4) Removed ATI CCC 10.8 and then used Driver Sweeper to clean.
5) Installed ATI CCC 10.5a driver

At this point it would still not work, however I then proceeded to delete the saves folder in the follwoing DIR on Windows 7 x64: "C:\Users\*USERNAME*\AppData\Local\2K Games\Mafia II" I then enjoyed playing in one sitting Chapters 1 - 5. That's about 1.5 hours.

But now, after rebooting - problem persists. Only be deleting the saves will the game run without a problem. :(

Jakugamer13
08-30-2010, 10:22 AM
I seem to have fixed it, so bear with me. I will list below exactly what I have done and in what order:

1)Updated PhysX to the latest build
2) Removed all MS VC++ Redists including updates and service packs (2005 - 2010)
3) Installed the latest MS VC++ Redists (2005+SP1, 2008+SP1, 2010)
4) Removed ATI CCC 10.8 and then used Driver Sweeper to clean.
5) Installed ATI CCC 10.5a driver

At this point it would still not work, however I then proceeded to delete the saves folder in the follwoing DIR on Windows 7 x64: "C:\Users\*USERNAME*\AppData\Local\2K Games\Mafia II" I then enjoyed playing in one sitting Chapters 1 - 5. That's about 1.5 hours.

But now, after rebooting - problem persists. Only be deleting the saves will the game run without a problem. :(

please repeat do the game work or not?? I also installed 10.5a hotfix.But it didn't work.Can you play the game without any problems?? Because i can't after the first mission with joe i get a coloured screen ... and i did the same as you.

Mr.Black1991
08-30-2010, 10:40 AM
Hey Jakugamer13,
I also installed the 10.5a hotifx and it didn't work for me either. I just don't know how to fix this stupid problem...

Jakugamer13
08-30-2010, 12:01 PM
I get no answer from Steam and from 2K Support.That SUCKS.Unbelievable that I have to manage such Problems after I waited 8 Years long for this Game.♥♥♥♥ING UBELIEVABLE.

Curtguven
08-30-2010, 01:02 PM
please repeat do the game work or not?? I also installed 10.5a hotfix.But it didn't work.Can you play the game without any problems?? Because i can't after the first mission with joe i get a coloured screen ... . Do i really have to do the things 2-4??

Ok, I may have a break through. After toying with the save games, deleting them - and it works I decided intead of deleting the whole folder to see if it really was the save games that caused it to crash. Hence forth in the saves folder I had a look at the files inside, after deleting the videoconfig file inside and trying the game - I had 2 hours of gameplay without a crash! So I reboot and try again, I got 20 minutes and then a crash, this is much better then the average 1 minute before a crash I was getting. Im about to try again - ill report back.



EDIT: CONFIRMED TO FIX (Temperamental)

THIS WAS ALL DONE BEFORE HAND, if it doesnt work - do what I have done too :)

1)Updated PhysX to the latest build
2) Removed all MS VC++ Redists including updates and service packs (2005 - 2010)
3) Installed the latest MS VC++ Redists (2005+SP1, 2008+SP1, 2010)
4) Removed ATI CCC 10.8 and then used Driver Sweeper to clean.
5) Installed ATI CCC 10.5a driver



1)Open: C:\Users\*USERNAME*\AppData\Local\2K Games\Mafia II\Saves
2)Delete the file "videoconfig.cfg"
3)Play Mafia II


You must repeat steps 1 - 2 every time before playing.

This does work, just played chapters 7 - 8 in one sitting, and previously 5 - 7 in one sitting after using doing this. Let me know if it works for you, and as I have said its temperamental meaning it doesnt always work - if it crashes just try again.

Enjoy, CurtGuven :)

t-zakjeZ
08-30-2010, 01:34 PM
What do you actually delete then? Your graphic settings?

Curtguven
08-30-2010, 01:40 PM
What do you actually delete then? Your graphic settings?

I have done a lot of things, updated the post above - but this particular thing, seems so yeah lol. I think its a driver / game based fault that the saved graphics settings are causing. No idea, all I know is - it works :D

Jakugamer13
08-30-2010, 01:44 PM
Jakugamer13, yes 10.5a also works on HD5870. Tested it personally, even get better score in 3dmark 06, also huge fps increase in Battlefield Bad Company 2, and of course no problems in Mafia 2 so far, after few hours of constant playing.

Try clean install of this one -> http://support.amd.com/us/kbarticles/Pages/ATI-Catalyst-Hotfix.aspx

i have installed it and it didn't work

Jakugamer13
08-30-2010, 02:04 PM
what do you feel?? did it work??

Jakugamer13
08-30-2010, 02:06 PM
Ok, I may have a break through. After toying with the save games, deleting them - and it works I decided intead of deleting the whole folder to see if it really was the save games that caused it to crash. Hence forth in the saves folder I had a look at the files inside, after deleting the videoconfig file inside and trying the game - I had 2 hours of gameplay without a crash! So I reboot and try again, I got 20 minutes and then a crash, this is much better then the average 1 minute before a crash I was getting. Im about to try again - ill report back.



EDIT: CONFIRMED TO FIX (Temperamental)

THIS WAS ALL DONE BEFORE HAND, if it doesnt work - do what I have done too :)




You must repeat steps 1 - 2 every time before playing.

This does work, just played chapters 7 - 8 in one sitting, and previously 5 - 7 in one sitting after using doing this. Let me know if it works for you, and as I have said its temperamental meaning it doesnt always work - if it crashes just try again.

Enjoy, CurtGuven :)

I did the same but it didn't work.I played for 8 minutes and 54,8 seconds.I'm tired.

Counterphil
08-30-2010, 03:01 PM
Same Problem here. Got my GTX 280 cleaned up and it worked for over 2 days. Today it crashed again (Mafia 2 and Crysis) My guess is the card is gone. Either Mafia II crashed my card or it was broken anyway. Dammit....

MrJenssen
08-30-2010, 09:01 PM
I get no answer from Steam and from 2K Support.That SUCKS.Unbelievable that I have to manage such Problems after I waited 8 Years long for this Game.♥♥♥♥ING UBELIEVABLE.

I have TWO friends who are experiencing the same problem, they get heavy artifacts and the game becomes unplayable. They BOTH run Nvidia gfx-cards (one with a very modern Nvidia-card on Win7, the other with a much older card, on a WinXP-setup). Don't blame this on ATI (I'm using ATI and have not encountered any problems during my TWO playthroughs).

MAD_JIHAD
08-30-2010, 11:58 PM
Im having a similar issue, my cards are completely stable in every game and F@H. I never get artifacts or crashes in any game I play except randomly in Mafia II. It happens like once an hour or so but basically I get all these black line artifacts then a minute later the game crashes.

Running 2 GTX 480s they are liquid cooled and I was running afterburner it said the temps did not exceed 60c. I ran furmark to get my temps into the 70's then launch mafia II and play it fine with no artifacts so its not a temperature issue... Its like some kinda memory leak or something.

Topafje
08-31-2010, 04:46 AM
Same problem here, my rig:
PhenomII 940 @ 3.4 GHz
2 x 2 GB DDR2 mem @ 4-4-12 / 800 MHz
2 x Sapphire Toxic 4870 (factory overclock)
Zalman 850 Watt Power supply

Game randomly crashes, GPU's no hotter then 73 degrees, CPU not hotter then 45 degrees. I've started with catalyst 9.11, but then the game has really strange colours. Tried 10.5 /a and 10.8 but the game just crashes. DirextX and Physics drivers are up-to-date (were installed with the game), but still crashes.
All my other games run without problems, so hope they find a solution.

t-zakjeZ
08-31-2010, 04:49 AM
Didn't change anything (I think). Have played Mafia 2 3 times now for long periods without a crash. Makes no sense.

Jakugamer13
08-31-2010, 07:25 AM
New Record i played mafia 2 for about 15 minutes i should be glad

t-zakjeZ
08-31-2010, 09:37 AM
Ok, I may have a break through. After toying with the save games, deleting them - and it works I decided intead of deleting the whole folder to see if it really was the save games that caused it to crash. Hence forth in the saves folder I had a look at the files inside, after deleting the videoconfig file inside and trying the game - I had 2 hours of gameplay without a crash! So I reboot and try again, I got 20 minutes and then a crash, this is much better then the average 1 minute before a crash I was getting. Im about to try again - ill report back.



EDIT: CONFIRMED TO FIX (Temperamental)

THIS WAS ALL DONE BEFORE HAND, if it doesnt work - do what I have done too :)




You must repeat steps 1 - 2 every time before playing.

This does work, just played chapters 7 - 8 in one sitting, and previously 5 - 7 in one sitting after using doing this. Let me know if it works for you, and as I have said its temperamental meaning it doesnt always work - if it crashes just try again.

Enjoy, CurtGuven :)

Unbelievable, this worked for me today. Gonna try it again now.

Jakugamer13
08-31-2010, 10:17 AM
Unbelievable, this worked for me today. Gonna try it again now.

http://segmentnext.com/2010/08/24/mafia-2-errors-crashes-ati-fix-physx-fix-graphics-bugs/

maybe for some people useful

I've tried to play without fullscreen and I think its worked for about 1,4 hour.

Cabal84
08-31-2010, 11:07 AM
My demo won't start normally. I get the Mafia 2 symbol, then it disappears and that's it.

I tried to play it on my notebook with all newest drivers: NVIDIA, audio, OS, Phys, chipset... and so on. The readme didn't say that mobile cards are not supported, it only lists 3-4...

I have a Core i3 350m @2.16GHz (quadcore)
4gigs Ram
Nvidia 310M (latest driver)
DirectX9-11 (all up to date)
Windows 7 Professional (x64)

Jakugamer13
08-31-2010, 01:11 PM
My demo won't start normally. I get the Mafia 2 symbol, then it disappears and that's it.

I tried to play it on my notebook with all newest drivers: NVIDIA, audio, OS, Phys, chipset... and so on. The readme didn't say that mobile cards are not supported, it only lists 3-4...

I have a Core i3 350m @2.16GHz (quadcore)
4gigs Ram
Nvidia 310M (latest driver)
DirectX9-11 (all up to date)
Windows 7 Professional (x64)

http://segmentnext.com/2010/08/24/mafia-2-errors-crashes-ati-fix-physx-fix-graphics-bugs/

maybe for some people useful

I've tried to play without fullscreen and I think its worked for about 1,4 hour.

have you watched at this site??

(6# Mafia 2 Doesn’t Start
Update your video card drivers, and directX. Also download the specified version of PhysX and run the game in compatibility mode as admin. Make sure the game is not broken by running an integrity check via Steam.)

Cabal84
08-31-2010, 04:20 PM
I said I allready have all the newest drivers available including PhysX and DirectX.
I get an email if the NVIDIA driver is updated, I run dxwebsetup.exe on regulary basis, I check for PhysX updates also if PhysX is bundled with my driver.

NVIDIA driver: 258.96 latest WHQL driver for my 310M
PhysX Software: 9.10.0513
DirectX 9.0c (June2010)
Realtek Audio: R 2.51

If have run many integrity checks on that as I thought something might've gone wrong, but nothing. Steam tells me the game is fine.

I'm not getting any errors, just the Mafia II Logo and when it disappears nothing more happens.

If they don't support notebooks then they should say it. Mine's not a gaming notebook, but hell the graphic card can handle Shader4.0 and Mafia II needs, according to the readme, Shader 3.0 or later.

And the "not supported GPU's" section does not list mobile cards, so I assume many of them are supported or else that list is a joke.

Jakugamer13
09-01-2010, 04:22 AM
I said I allready have all the newest drivers available including PhysX and DirectX.
I get an email if the NVIDIA driver is updated, I run dxwebsetup.exe on regulary basis, I check for PhysX updates also if PhysX is bundled with my driver.

NVIDIA driver: 258.96 latest WHQL driver for my 310M
PhysX Software: 9.10.0513
DirectX 9.0c (June2010)
Realtek Audio: R 2.51

If have run many integrity checks on that as I thought something might've gone wrong, but nothing. Steam tells me the game is fine.

I'm not getting any errors, just the Mafia II Logo and when it disappears nothing more happens.

If they don't support notebooks then they should say it. Mine's not a gaming notebook, but hell the graphic card can handle Shader4.0 and Mafia II needs, according to the readme, Shader 3.0 or later.

And the "not supported GPU's" section does not list mobile cards, so I assume many of them are supported or else that list is a joke.

have you tried to start as admin or in xp mode??When this don't work you have to ask 2K.(http://support.2kgames.com/templates/take2/seo/emailPage) I did the same but get no Answer.But trie it too.

lavaman161
09-01-2010, 12:50 PM
Hi

I have the same problem, i play for 5 minutes and it crashes/freezes. My pc specs are:

Windows 7 Professional 32Bit
AMD CPU dual cure 6000
4 Gigs ram
650 watt power supply
XFX 4870 1 gig GPU
Catalyst 10.8 driver

Can someone please help me - dont they test games before releasing it to the public.....really stupid how they do things nowadays.

Jakugamer13
09-01-2010, 03:53 PM
Hi

I have the same problem, i play for 5 minutes and it crashes/freezes. My pc specs are:

Windows 7 Professional 32Bit
AMD CPU dual cure 6000
4 Gigs ram
650 watt power supply
XFX 4870 1 gig GPU
Catalyst 10.8 driver

Can someone please help me - dont they test games before releasing it to the public.....really stupid how they do things nowadays.



Ok, I may have a break through. After toying with the save games, deleting them - and it works I decided intead of deleting the whole folder to see if it really was the save games that caused it to crash. Hence forth in the saves folder I had a look at the files inside, after deleting the videoconfig file inside and trying the game - I had 2 hours of gameplay without a crash! So I reboot and try again, I got 20 minutes and then a crash, this is much better then the average 1 minute before a crash I was getting. Im about to try again - ill report back.



EDIT: CONFIRMED TO FIX (Temperamental)

THIS WAS ALL DONE BEFORE HAND, if it doesnt work - do what I have done too :)




You must repeat steps 1 - 2 every time before playing.

This does work, just played chapters 7 - 8 in one sitting, and previously 5 - 7 in one sitting after using doing this. Let me know if it works for you, and as I have said its temperamental meaning it doesnt always work - if it crashes just try again.

Enjoy, CurtGuven :)

http://segmentnext.com/2010/08/24/mafia-2-errors-crashes-ati-fix-physx-fix-graphics-bugs/

maybe for some people useful

I've tried to play without fullscreen and I think its worked for about 1,4 hour.

Have you tried this things?? If you have i can't help you.Maybe others can help you.

adymek7
09-02-2010, 10:54 AM
Hi everybody,
i'v got the same problem.

Phenom 955, HD5770, winXP SP3
Catalyst 10.8
fresh Physx (off in game), fresh Dx

have you heard cracks while crashing?

I noticed after crash that windows displayed "Game Overlay UI.exe" error.

any more ideas?

adymek7
09-03-2010, 02:10 AM
I reinstalled:
- graphics driver -> 10.6
- Dx
- Physx

I was trying:
- play in windowed mode
- different graphic setting in the game ex. Appex Physx on/off

Still without solution.

Dirt2, NFSS, COD5, MassEffect are working without any problems.

RichieSlaughter
09-03-2010, 06:14 AM
I had the same problem for a week, couldnt get it to run period, basically unplayable (crash freezing bsod). I did however find a solution. It was all due to a bad BIOS setting which has solved everything. I noticed my cpu was being overclocked (3.14 ) should have been 2.83, even by reseting the BIOS settings seemed to have no effect, still was getting a higher voltage setting, even in default setting.

I reset my entire bios settings,and again until i saw in post i was running the right voltage. Im running SSD ocs vertex 60g drive so I still had to set the right power for my hd (1.9) and left all the bus settings on auto ( I was running 4:1 ratio before) , set the ram accordingly et voila the game runs perfectly, I have not crashed once since. Im running 10.8 drivers btw

Specs:
Intel Core 2 quad 2.83
asus p5e3 premium mb
ocs vertex 60g
Sapphire hd 4870
4g ddr3 1601 mhz
Syncmaster T260
Windows 7 64 bit home premium

Check your BIOS settings first before you go through driver hell.

adymek7
09-03-2010, 07:13 AM
hmmm..
It can be hardware issue indeed. BTW My CPU is overclocked but other games and diagnostic programs told me that setting looks stable.

Indeed the problem of too low voltage CPU core after return to windows cause loss of stability of the operating system.

I will try check default setting of BIOS.

Anyway, today I was sent question to the distributor's technical support in my country.

adymek7
09-03-2010, 09:39 AM
I've set CPU settings as default.
..1.5 hours playing without crash. It looks great, thanks a lot RichieSlaughter. :D

rafatuners
09-03-2010, 10:03 AM
Very strange this, because here I also use overclock the cpu, I went up to 3Ghz to 3.6Ghz, but all the games and stability tests did not show any problem.

Here for now did not BSOD, what happens is that occasionally occur in the game crashes, but when it comes to the desktop, many programs are left with the image blurred, forcing me to restart the PC.

My config:
Phenom X4 II 940 3Ghz@3.6Ghz
Gskill 4GB DDR2 800 (stock)
Seagate 500GB 7200.11
XFX 5850 XXX HD (stock) --- Catalyst 10.7a

Cabal84
09-04-2010, 01:19 PM
have you tried to start as admin or in xp mode??When this don't work you have to ask 2K.(http://support.2kgames.com/templates/take2/seo/emailPage) I did the same but get no Answer.But trie it too.


I have deactivated the UAC, so I start every program as Admin (I'm admin though). I didn't run the game in XP mode...

Will send them an email. Let's see what the official support says.

But I guess it's my Notebook... they should update their list. Thank god I didn't buy Mafia 2 or I would have just thrown 50 euro in the trash bin.

adymek7
09-06-2010, 02:35 AM
I get reply from technical support:

Try reinstall (uninstall/install) Netframework 3.5:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=333325fd-ae52-4e35-b531-508d977d32a6&displaylang=en

May it help some of you.

Jakugamer13
09-07-2010, 11:44 AM
I have finished now the game.I tried a lot of things but only reseting BIOS helped.Thanks for help.:):):)

Charly27
09-08-2010, 12:46 PM
I have the same problem.

Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 3.16GHz
4gb RAM
Windows 7
GeForce 8800 GT 512

Any solution?

Ardbug
09-09-2010, 12:07 AM
Getting it too, on XP with a 260 GPU.
Are all affected people using Asus motherboards? Im on a p5q MB.

Markoz198912
09-09-2010, 12:57 PM
This is still a different crash to the ones occurring to us ATI users. We are getting a crash with courlourful lines and artefacts that then continue on the desktop and won't return to normal until rebooted.

Sounds promising on the 10.5a - I'll report back if it works my end .
Edit: No Joy :(

I get the exact same problem with my machine (Nvidia Graphics) with all the latest drivers up-to-date including bios

spec:

Asus m4a785dm pro
Phenom(tm) II X4 B50 (3.1ghz, OCed)
4GB OCZ RAM (2 x 2gb)
Geforce GTS 250 (512MB GDDR3)
Windows 7 (64-bit)

I hope this gets fixed soon, its so annoying...

rafatuners
09-10-2010, 08:13 AM
Reinstalled the game, everything from scratch, where I played Jimmy vendetta for a long time without crashes, I was happily thinking that went away with the crashes, but hours after 1 hour of play the crap crashed.

What makes the situation worse is that it leaves many applications with graphic problem after the crash, forcing me to restart the computer because it was just a crash and that back in the game to quickly fine.

AverageGai
09-12-2010, 05:00 AM
Getting it too, on XP with a 260 GPU.
Are all affected people using Asus motherboards? Im on a p5q MB.

I having the same issue as well and I'm using an ASUS motherboard.

I recall seeing someone else in this thread with the same CPU and Motherboard as I (Phenom II 965 and ASUS M4A79XTD EVO).

The game would crash to desktop and a message would pop up saying the .exe has stopped responding.

After that, my Firefox browser's image gets all messed up forcing me to restart my computer.

Here's the log in event viewer:

"Faulting application name: mafia2.exe, version: 1.0.0.1, time stamp: 0x4c850556
Faulting module name: mafia2.exe, version: 1.0.0.1, time stamp: 0x4c850556
Exception code: 0xc0000005
Fault offset: 0x012291be
Faulting process id: 0xd3c
Faulting application start time: 0x01cb524e66f8606e
Faulting application path: d:\program files (x86)\steam\steamapps\common\mafia ii\pc\mafia2.exe
Faulting module path: d:\program files (x86)\steam\steamapps\common\mafia ii\pc\mafia2.exe
Report Id: 0e3cb023-be49-11df-a4bd-485b39ac13b0"

Orio
09-12-2010, 06:00 AM
Im getting the same error as you guys are.
Colored stripes all over the screen, then I cant use Google Chrome becouse of the messed up pictures. Restart of the computer is needed.

Im using Gigabyte motherboard.
With Phenom x3 720

Jakugamer13
09-12-2010, 01:51 PM
I have the same problem.

Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 3.16GHz
4gb RAM
Windows 7
GeForce 8800 GT 512

Any solution?

Have you tried this solotions evrybody is posting??BIOS reset?

Jakugamer13
09-12-2010, 01:53 PM
For all the people who are looking for Solutions should watch site 1-6 there are some Solotions which may help.My solotion was to reset Bios.(Please don't ask for solotions if you haven't watched all sites from 1-6)

AverageGai
09-12-2010, 02:43 PM
Were you guys getting the crashes from the get-go? It never crashed on me until last night on chapter 8.

rafatuners
09-12-2010, 03:58 PM
Hello guys, I ran some tests here, and I had a step, I removed the overclocking of my processor (Phenom 940@3.6Ghz II), open AMD Overdrive and lowers the multiplier to the stock. Result, the game has crash, but this time it did not affect the image or windows applications, thus got back into the game without restarting the PC.

JPJ5624
09-13-2010, 07:11 PM
Were you guys getting the crashes from the get-go? It never crashed on me until last night on chapter 8.

No. I was playing fine until chapter 6 and then I started getting crashes. I ran "verify integrity of game cache" but now it crashes in a couple of minutes.

I'm running a MSI GTX 465 GE(unlocked and overclocked) and a Phenom II x4 945 (3.6Ghz) but I reverted to stock clocks and there was no difference. Also, how would resetting the bios fix this game?

Seronx
09-13-2010, 08:46 PM
Phenom II 965 Stock
eVGA 480GTX - Display
eVGA 8800GTS - Physx
Windows 7 64bit

--------------------------------
Play around 20 mins and CRASH!!
The Physx is SUPER BUGGY

AverageGai
09-14-2010, 01:07 AM
No. I was playing fine until chapter 6 and then I started getting crashes. I ran "verify integrity of game cache" but now it crashes in a couple of minutes.

I'm running a MSI GTX 465 GE(unlocked and overclocked) and a Phenom II x4 945 (3.6Ghz) but I reverted to stock clocks and there was no difference. Also, how would resetting the bios fix this game?

That's interesting because it didn't crash until I hit chapter 8 or so.

JPJ5624
09-14-2010, 08:59 PM
Phenom II 965 Stock
eVGA 480GTX - Display
eVGA 8800GTS - Physx
Windows 7 64bit

--------------------------------
Play around 20 mins and CRASH!!
The Physx is SUPER BUGGY

Something has to be wrong with the Steam version. I wonder if anyone's having problems with the retail game because this is crazy.

andreovn
09-16-2010, 07:01 AM
i got a message that say unavailble to play??? please help me

HideatBuxtehude
09-17-2010, 08:10 AM
Same color stripe problem. Picture (http://www.imagebanana.com/view/ev53qm7t/crash.jpg)

The graphic driver is recovered, the system crashes complete or BSOD.

Win 7 x64 Ultimate
ATI HD 5770 Cat 10.9
Phenom II 940
Gigabyte GA-MA790X-UD4

@JPJ5624: There is no difference between the retail and steam version?!

/*MsiInstaller

Produkt: NVIDIA PhysX -- Fehler 1316. Netzwerkfehler beim Versuch, die Datei zu lesen: d:\program files (x86)\steam\steamapps\common\mafia ii\3rd\WIS3F5C371F8EA24F259D3DD0B4526E3AEA_9_10_05 13.MSI

Das System wurde zuvor am ‎17.‎09.‎2010 um 16:23:34 unerwartet heruntergefahren.

Kernel Power
Das System wurde neu gestartet, ohne dass es zuvor ordnungsgemäß heruntergefahren wurde. Dieser Fehler kann auftreten, wenn das System nicht mehr reagiert hat oder abgestürzt ist oder die Stromzufuhr unerwartet unterbrochen wurde.

Name der fehlerhaften Anwendung: mafia2.exe, Version: 1.0.0.1, Zeitstempel: 0x4c850556
Name des fehlerhaften Moduls: unknown, Version: 0.0.0.0, Zeitstempel: 0x00000000
Ausnahmecode: 0xc0000096
Fehleroffset: 0x2615c7ee
ID des fehlerhaften Prozesses: 0x3d0
Startzeit der fehlerhaften Anwendung: 0x01cb566da1da7c1a
Pfad der fehlerhaften Anwendung: d:\program files (x86)\steam\steamapps\common\mafia ii\pc\mafia2.exe
Pfad des fehlerhaften Moduls: unknown
Berichtskennung: 1778e438-c261-11df-b311-0008c9b0d6d4*/

Jakugamer13
09-19-2010, 08:06 AM
No. I was playing fine until chapter 6 and then I started getting crashes. I ran "verify integrity of game cache" but now it crashes in a couple of minutes.

I'm running a MSI GTX 465 GE(unlocked and overclocked) and a Phenom II x4 945 (3.6Ghz) but I reverted to stock clocks and there was no difference. Also, how would resetting the bios fix this game?

Take out the BIOS battery from your Mainboard and Wait 5-10 Minutes.This is a BIOS reset and it worked please read the pages of this Forum.

Jakugamer13
09-19-2010, 08:09 AM
Please guys try the things the other people tried and the report if it works.I want to help but I can't when evrybody's posting:
GPU
CPU
MAINBOARD
WTF!?!
Solution??

Doc Sigma
09-19-2010, 09:31 AM
Using the 10.7 drivers I saw the same thing happen occasionally when i'd play the witcher(steam) and also saw some flashing happen in Starcraft2(non steam), but once i added the 10.8 drivers...all that seemed to go away and haven't seen it since. I updated to the 10.9's and started seeing it again in the witcher but i wasn't seeing it in any other application.. e.g., napoleonTW or RTW. I installed Mafia2 (steam) and now I cant get 2mins in most apps without seeing this grey/green screen.. someimes it goes black and it requires a hard reset. I'm seeing it in all applications.

I cleaned system with Driver cleaner and still see it.
Card temps are low and still see it.

I'm at a loss .. I cant use my computer or any game without this happening.

Im at a loss...!

Is this a hardware issue or a software issue? Maybe its a directX issue since its happening in applications that are non steam related.

Doc Sigma
09-19-2010, 10:22 AM
I rolled all the way back to 10.4 and the same thing.

Could it be physx components? I have physx components installed on my system that i didn't clean out just cleaned out the ati compnonents? I use a 5850 and have physx turned off but maybe those installed omponents are causing havoc system wide. Im not sure how they got there but im assuming they were part of a catalyst driver download. I'm not sure if removing them would cause problems.

Doc Sigma
09-19-2010, 03:11 PM
I've been trying everything.

Since i'm seeing the same thing happen in other applications and not just Mafia2 I think this is a hardware issue. Hopefully i can rma the card.

Summary:

10.9 same
10.8 same
10.4 same
10.6 same

Reseting bios = same

HideatBuxtehude
09-20-2010, 09:45 PM
I have done a bios reset, but it did not help at all.

RisingSun
09-21-2010, 12:31 AM
I found one of the solutions that someone posted on 2K Games forum. It seemed worth a try.

1: After you start the Game, go back to your Desktop (Alt+Tab) and Open your Task Manager.
2. Then Set the priority for Mafia2.exe on Low!
3. Then "Set Affinity" and when you have 4 CPUs like i have, disable CPU 0. (Worked for me and i didnt realize any FPS Drop) Dont know if its works for Dual Cores, but you can try disapling 1 Core anyway
4. Go back to the game and enjoy playing without the stupid crashes.

Let me know if this solution works for you. When I get time, I will try it out myself too.

HideatBuxtehude
09-22-2010, 11:02 AM
Tried it, does not work. :(

JPJ5624
09-25-2010, 12:41 AM
Yea I also tried, but it didn't fix anything. I loaded the game and couldn't play for more than 5 minutes.

lol What do we have to do to play this game?

RisingSun
09-26-2010, 11:04 PM
Well, I guess we can only pray that 2K will be releasing a patch in the future to address the crashing issue. I'm quite disappointed at 2K for releasing a game that is quite bugged, not mentioning some cut-off contents, too. I paid $80CDN for it. As far as I'm concerned, this is not a hardware-related issue. I have a very stable system and this is the only game that would randomly freeze/crash on me.

JPJ5624
09-27-2010, 03:48 PM
Well, I guess we can only pray that 2K will be releasing a patch in the future to address the crashing issue. I'm quite disappointed at 2K for releasing a game that is quite bugged, not mentioning some cut-off contents, too. I paid $80CDN for it. As far as I'm concerned, this is not a hardware-related issue. I have a very stable system and this is the only game that would randomly freeze/crash on me.

Are you still getting crashes? This is ridiculous. This is the 3rd most popular thread in the whole forum because of how many people are having trouble with this game, and yet 2k hasn't done a damn thing. I'm sure there are a ton of other people elsewhere who are having this but are just not saying anything.

Don Quichot
09-28-2010, 03:44 AM
Are you still getting crashes? This is ridiculous. This is the 3rd most popular thread in the whole forum because of how many people are having trouble with this game, and yet 2k hasn't done a damn thing. I'm sure there are a ton of other people elsewhere who are having this but are just not saying anything.

That's because 2k doesn't read these forums, well that's what is said anyway. If people contact 2k they have a better chance, or at least A chance to get bugs fixed.

JPJ5624
09-28-2010, 07:34 PM
...

I have already asked them at their own forums and none of them posted any solutions. The "fixes" that are seen there come from the actual players, which is a joke. They aren't actual fixes either, as other people had no luck with them.

Ardbug
09-28-2010, 10:43 PM
Have they even acknowledged that the game crashes ? have they announced anything related to it at all ??
Its like a slap in the face seeing DLC packs 2, 3, 4 and 5 in the store while the game still crashes for many players, it would be nice if they at least pretended to make the game work.

Don Quichot
09-29-2010, 03:22 AM
I have already asked them at their own forums and none of them posted any solutions.[...]

I think they should respond there yes, but I'd try support instead.

2k Support (http://support.2kgames.com/)

JPJ5624
09-29-2010, 11:36 PM
Has anyone found a fix yet? I mean one that has completely solved the crashing and corrupt programs after exiting Mafia 2(like running another game or internet browser)?

JPJ5624
10-27-2010, 08:41 PM
bump

The update hasn't fixed the crashes.

RisingSun
10-28-2010, 05:56 PM
I just downloaded the patch, and I haven't had the time to play it. If the crashing problem still persists, then I guess it will do the same for me. But you know what? I've lost the hope for 2K, very disappointed. Too many morons in the company that couldn't even get the game fixed. I will never buy anything from them again.

FulValBot (ITA)
10-29-2010, 02:13 AM
try update bios of your motherboard and of video card...

JPJ5624
11-02-2010, 05:08 PM
I did and no luck. Are there still people getting crashes?

HideatBuxtehude
11-03-2010, 01:48 AM
Here, but a bigger patch should be on it's way.

RisingSun
11-03-2010, 06:14 PM
I did and no luck. Are there still people getting crashes?

Hey, I just played the game today for the first time since the game was updated. It seems like the crashing problem no longer exist on my PC. I will try few more times later on and I will keep you guys updated.

eGO_killme
11-13-2010, 06:49 PM
The crashing has not stopped for me. Waiting for that rumored "giant update!"

JPJ5624
11-18-2010, 01:04 AM
I'm still getting crashes too, and I can't find any information on another "patch".

2k makes me sick.

fbl1
11-21-2010, 12:59 AM
Setup
ASUS SABERTOOTH X58
I7-950@stock for now until I can fix troubles
was a litle oc 3245 from 3066
16GB of DDR3 kingston 1800 at 1866
first one videocard ran fien


added 2nd exact same everything crashes fast this days

xeonpj
11-28-2010, 03:07 PM
problem is driver sound realtek. sorry inglish.

http://218.210.127.131/downloads/downloadsView.aspx?Langid=1&PNid=14&PFid=24&Level=4&Conn=3&DownTypeID=3&GetDown=false

R 2.54

ForzaEagle
01-03-2011, 10:14 AM
Ok , I bought the game yesterday. And I get crash as like you.
My system:
Windows Xp (32bit)
Intel Core2 Duo Cpu E6750 @ 2.66Ghz
2 GB Ram
Ati Radeon HD 4850
I already update my graphics card and my windows.
What should I do ?
Ps: I tried to play the game with "window mode" . It didn't work out as well.

SymbiotE_
01-03-2011, 12:52 PM
this is pissing me off

i want my money back

how the hell do i contact valve?

i tried it through steam and it only leads me to Q&A and FAQ crap

kettlecreek
01-03-2011, 06:20 PM
I have the same card and updated to PhysX driver; Win7:64 with quadcore: water cooled --- no overclock --- same crash at Chapter 8 and picking up phone after that chapter.

Hummuluis
01-04-2011, 01:50 AM
Just played the game all the way through yesterday without any crashes or issues. I'm using win7-64, 4890 with the 10.12 drivers. Cousin also didn't have problems, and he's using xp-32, 5770 with the same drivers. Must be a more specific issue.