Mafia III

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Mafia III
Mafia III cover
Hangar 13
2K Czech
macOS (OS X) Aspyr Media
2K Games
OS X Aspyr Media
Illusion Engine[1]
Release dates
Windows October 7, 2016[2]
macOS (OS X) May 11, 2017
Mafia III at Wikipedia
Mafia 2002
Mafia II 2010
Mafia III 2016

General information

PC Report
Official website
Official forums
Steam Community Discussions


All Windows versions require Steam DRM.
Uses Arxan anti-tamper.[citation needed]
A demo is available.

Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions

Name Notes
Season Pass
Judge, Jury and Executioner Weapons Pack Free.
Family Kick-Back Pack
Faster, Baby!
Stones Unturned
Sign of the Times

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\2K Games\Mafia III\Data\<user-id>\profiles\temporaryprofile
macOS (OS X)
Currently, editing configuration files manually makes them corrupted upon game launch.[3]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\2K Games\Mafia III\Data\<user-id>\profiles\gamesaves\default\aslot*.sav
macOS (OS X)

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Video settings.
Video settings.
Graphics option Option Notes
Widescreen resolution
HUD is centered for 16:9.[5]
4K Ultra HD
UI doesn't scale well in 4K.[6]
Field of view (FOV)
40 up to 90
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Only through graphic control panel
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Mafia III's AA solution results in unusually heavy blurring of the graphics.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS
Choice of 30, 60, or unlimited introduced in Patch 1.01.[7]
120+ FPS
Set FPS cap to unlimited.[7] Mafia III may default your monitor's refresh rate to 60 hz, resulting in reduced smoothness and screen tearing on high refresh rate monitors even if internal GPU render shows a high fps. If your monitor has a manual refresh rate toggle, this can be used to select a higher refresh rate.

Input settings[edit]

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio CC Notes
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
Brazilian Portuguese

Issues unresolved[edit]


Game frequently will not launch from Steam Launcher for a large number of players. No known work-around other than to continue clicking Play repeatedly until game starts.[8]

Forced 60Hz Refresh Rate[edit]

Game ignoring Windows settings & forcing 60 Hz while in fullscreen for some users with 144 Hz & 165 Hz monitors. The only known work around is running windowed mode, but makes it possible to click off the game window.[9]

Impossible to disable aim assistance[edit]

Game supports three different levels of aim assistance when playing with a controller: High, Low and Off. High and Low work as intended (high snapts towards the nearest target, low slows down crosshairs when near an enemy), but Off behaves exactly the same as Low. This also happens con consoles.[10]

Issues fixed[edit]


  • change the cap from unlimited to 30 or 60 fps

Failure to launch: vcruntime140.dll missing[edit]

Install Visual C++ Redistributable[citation needed]

Blur Removal and graphics improvement[edit]

Install Reshade[11]
  • Changing anti-aliasing setting to low reduces blurring

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11
Metal support
64-bit executable


Middleware Notes
Physics Havok
Audio Wwise
Interface Scaleform
Cutscenes Bink Video

Useful mods[edit]

Remove rear-view mirror[edit]

See No Rear View Mirror / Speedometer - Mafia Mods

Toggle Hud[edit]

See Toggle Hud - Mafia Mods

Minimal Hud[edit]

See Minimal Hud - Mafia Mods

Manual transmission[edit]

See Manual transmission - Mafia Mods

Vehicle Controls[edit]

See Vehicle Controls - Mafia Mods

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5-2500K
AMD FX-8120
Intel Core i7-3770
AMD FX-8350 4.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 6 GB 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 50 GB
Video card (GPU) AMD Radeon HD 7870
Nvidia GeForce GTX 660
2 GB of VRAM
AMD Radeon R9 290X
Nvidia GeForce GTX 780
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060
4 GB of VRAM
Sound (audio device) DirectX compatible


  1. Exkluzivně z Gamescomu: Mafia III - (Translated) - last accessed on 2017-03-19
    "You talked about the engine and in this point of view it looks really good, using the same engine as in the second installment?
    Yes, it's our own engine and is basically the same. Of course, during the development of the game is changing and improving, but we use it only for Mafia III, so we really consider it as our own."
  2. Mafia Game on Twitter: "#Mafia3 is coming October 7, 2016. Watch the One Way Road Story Trailer now at"
  3. Mafia III - Configuration files - YouTube - last accessed on 2016-10-10
  4. View topic - Mafia III - WSGF - last accessed on November 11, 2016
  5. Mafia 3 21:9 Support Review Update #2 (3440x1440) (60fps) (Ultrawide) - YouTube
  7. 7.0 7.1 Patch 1.01 Ready for Download :: Mafia III General Discussions
  8. Game not starting - Mafia III General Discussions - last accessed on 2016-10-11
  9. 144hz support - Mafia III General Discussions - last accessed on 2016-10-18
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  11. Before-After comparison
  12. Mafia III - Anti-aliasing - Screenshot comparison - last accessed on October 2016
  13. Official website - Mafia III PC System Requirements Revealed - last accessed on September 12, 2016