Mafia II

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This page is for the original 2010 release. For the remaster, see Mafia II: Definitive Edition.

Mafia II
Mafia II cover
Developers
2K Czech
macOS (OS X) Feral Interactive
Publishers
2K Games
OS X Feral Interactive
Engines
Illusion Engine[1]
Release dates
Windows August 24, 2010
macOS (OS X) December 1, 2011
Reception
Metacritic 77
IGDB 73
Taxonomy
Series Mafia
Mafia II on IGDB
Mafia II guide on StrategyWiki
Mafia II on MobyGames
Mafia II on Wikipedia
Mafia
Mafia 2002
Mafia II 2010
Mafia III 2016
Mafia II: Definitive Edition 2020
Mafia: Definitive Edition 2020

Warnings

The macOS (OS X) version of this game does not work on macOS Catalina (version 10.15) or later due to the removal of support for 32-bit-only apps.

Key points

Previously known as Mafia II, but was renamed on Steam to Mafia II (Classic) on May 19, 2020 to avoid confusion with the remaster.
Some licensed music tracks have been removed in 2016 Steam re-release and later digital releases. See Restore original music.

General information

Official forums
Mafia Wiki for the series
GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Developer website
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Digital Deluxe
macOS (OS X)
Gamesplanet
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
GOG.com
DRM-free
Director's Cut
Windows
Green Man Gaming
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Digital Deluxe
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Humble Store
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Digital Deluxe
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Mac App Store
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Director's Cut
macOS (OS X)
Steam
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Bundled with Mafia II: Definitive Edition
Windows
macOS (OS X)

Version differences[edit]

Digital Deluxe edition includes the Made Man Pack, a digital artbook, the original orchestral soundtrack and a digital map of Empire Bay.
Director's Cut is a complete edition with all DLC, except for Made Man Pack. Only GOG.com's version of the Director's Cut includes Made Man Pack.

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
The Betrayal of Jimmy
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Greaser Pack
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Jimmy's Vendetta
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Joe's Adventures
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Made Man Pack Only available as part of the Digital Deluxe or Director's Cut (GOG only).
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Renegade Pack
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Vegas Pack
Windows
macOS (OS X)
War Hero Pack
Windows
macOS (OS X)

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Delete/rename video files[citation needed]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\pc\sds\video
  2. Delete or rename Logos.bik and NVidia_logo.bik
  3. After the initial information text screen fades press Esc or A button on Xbox gamepad twice.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\2K Games\Mafia II\Saves\
macOS (OS X)
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/50130/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\2K Games\Mafia II\Saves\
macOS (OS X) ~/Library/Application Support/Feral Interactive/Mafia II/VFS/User/AppData/Roaming/2K Games/Mafia II/Saves
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/50130/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video[edit]

Video settings.
Video settings.

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
Cutscenes are pillarboxed.[2]
4K Ultra HD
In-game fonts change when playing at 4K. Does not impact playability.
Field of view (FOV)
See Field of view (FOV).
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Up to 16x.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
On/Off toggle for 2x SSAA.[3] Other forms of AA can be forced via graphics card control panel. SGSSAA achievable with flag 0x004002C1 (setting AAFix to true is also recomended).
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS
120+ FPS
Playing at over ⁓100 FPS results in a bug where the game is permanently put in slow motion when police become hostile.[citation needed] Game stuck in slow motion while being pursued by the police.
HBAO available with flag 0x00000032.
SLI flag 0x02400005 offers better performance.

Field of view (FOV)[edit]

Change FOV with Gibbed Tools[4]
  1. Download Illusion Engine Gibbed Tools and extract it somewhere.
  2. Run Gibbed.Illusion.ExploreSDS.exe and click Open SDS.
  3. Go to <path-to-game>\pc\sds\tables\
  4. Open tables.sds.
  5. Click the + beside XML, scroll down to /config/gameCamera/playerCamera and double-click on it.
  6. It contains various camera views (<Stay>, <Sprint>, <Climb>, etc.), each having their own <Fov value="XX" /> parameter listed under their name.
  7. Change the values of those parameters (most are set at 65 or 75) to your desired FOV for that camera. Don't miss the ones under the <Interier> section also.
  8. Click Save, and switch back to the archive via the Windows menu at the top.
  9. The FOV for the various driving views can be changed in the carCameraBumper, carCameraGamepad (chase cam), carCameraHood, and carCameraWheel files, by editing the same <Fov value="XX" /> parameters. Other cameras (cover system, melee, etc.) have their own file as well.
  10. When all files are saved, switch back to the archive and click Save Archive.
  11. Double-click tables.sds and replace it (or make a backup first before replacing).

Depth of field[edit]

Disable DOF effect[citation needed]

Use Mafia II depth of field remover.

Input[edit]

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Home cannot be bound to commands.
Mouse acceleration
Positive acceleration. Can't be turned off.[citation needed]
Mouse sensitivity
Preset based. Very Low/Low/Medium/High/Very High
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
2 presets available.
Controller sensitivity
Shares the same setting with mouse sensitivity.
Controller Y-axis inversion
Tied to Mouse Look settings.
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Use Mafia II Button Prompts Fix.
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
DualShock button prompts
Use Mafia II Button Prompts Fix.
Light bar support
Connection modes unknown
Generic/other controllers
Button prompts Input settings icon - Generic Controller.svg
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio[edit]

Audio settings.
Audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
SFX, Voice, Music, Radio
Surround sound
7.1[5][6]
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Czech
French
German
Italian
Japanese
Japan version only.
Polish
Russian
Spanish
Turkish
Fan translation. Details missing—please edit this page and add it.
Indonesian
Fan translation by IGTC Team, download.

VR support[edit]

3D modes Native Notes
vorpX
G3D
Officially supported game, see official vorpx game list.
Devices Native Notes
Novint Falcon

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
1000 Use Mafia II Multiplayer
Online play
1000 Use Mafia II Multiplayer

Issues fixed[edit]

"PhysX SDK not initialized. PhysX System Software will be installed"[edit]

Install PhysX[citation needed]
  1. Uninstall Current Nvidia PhysX Installation.
  2. Run Mafia II through Steam and let it install old PhysX distributable that comes with download.
  3. Game should be playable or at least the above mentioned error shouldn't cause it to crash at startup.

Notes

You can install the latest PhysX SDK after following the above steps and still be able to play Mafia II

Screen flickering ATI/AMD[edit]

Users with ATI/AMD cards may experience screen flickering while playing the game. Fixing this could highlight screen-tearing.
DLL addition[citation needed]
  1. Download Mafia II ATI Fix.rar from the first link here.
  2. Extract using 7-Zip or similar.
  3. Place atiumdag.dll in <path-to-game>\pc
  4. The screen flickering is now gone, turn on V-sync if necessary

Infinite loading screen in chapter 14[edit]

You may encounter an infinite loading screen in chapter 14 after the cutscene where you pay back Bruno if you raised money by holding up stores.
Restart chapter[7]

Some players have been able to start the following chapter from the main menu but otherwise you must restart chapter 14 from the main menu and raise money by dropping off cars to Bruski.

Game stuck in slow motion while being pursued by the police[edit]

Playing at over ⁓100 FPS results in a bug where the game is permanently put in slow motion when police become hostile.
Cap the frame rate at 100 FPS[citation needed]
Enable vsync in the options game and set monitor to 60hz[citation needed]

Restore original music[edit]

Some licensed music tracks have been removed in June 2016 Steam re-release and later digital releases.
Steam copies activated before June 2016 are unaffected. All GOG copies are affected.
Restore original music[8]
  1. Download the Mafia-II-Restored-Music-for-New-Owners.zip archive.
  2. Extract the Mafia II\pc directory to the installation directory, overwriting existing 0-byte files.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
OpenGL
OS X only.
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows
macOS (OS X)
This 32-bit-only macOS game does not work on macOS Catalina (10.15) or later.

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Physics PhysX
Cutscenes Bink Video

Mods[edit]

Correct Intro Mod & Prize Car Poster Fix - Fixes some poster scenery items.
SPIFF’S EMPIRE BAY HQ - Improves game texture quality.
MAFIA II UNCUT RADIO - Restores car radio tracks cut from final game.
REAL CAR NAMES & REAL 40’S – 50’S BILLBOARDS - Adds authenticity.
Buick Emblems for Berkley Kingfisher & Whitewalls for Culver Empire - Car specific details (complements the above two mods).
Real Car Lights - Gives vehicle headlights a realistic orange tint of the time period.
Realistic Weapon Sounds Video - Gives the weapons a more realistic feel.
OLD TIME REALITY MOD Video - Reworks the game's weathers cycle & lighting system for both missions exterior & interior & freeride. Many redone textures, effects, new camera positions and much more.

Disable auto-centering camera while driving[edit]

Edit carCameraGamepad.xml in tables.sds[9]
  1. Download Gibbed Illusion Tools and extract it somewhere.
  2. Run Gibbed.Illusion.ExploreSDS.exe and click Open SDS.
  3. Go to <path-to-game>\pc\sds\tables\
  4. Open tables.sds.
  5. Click the + beside XML, scroll down to /config/gameCamera/carCameraGamepad and double-click on it.
  6. Change the <FreeTimeMax value="1.0000" /> parameter to a greater value.
  7. Click Save, and switch back to the archive via the Windows menu at the top.
  8. Click Save Archive, double-click tables.sds and replace it (or make a backup first before replacing).

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP SP2
Processor (CPU) AMD Athlon 64 X2 3600+
Intel Pentium D 3 GHz
System memory (RAM) 1.5 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 8 GB
Video card (GPU) ATI Radeon HD 2600 Pro
Nvidia GeForce 8600
macOS (OS X)
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10.10.5
Processor (CPU) Intel 2.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 13 GB
Video card (GPU) 512 MB of VRAM

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/50130/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (50130) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References