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Mafia III
Mafia III cover
Hangar 13
2K Czech
Blind Squirrel Games
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 on MobyGames
Mafia III on Wikipedia
Mafia 2002
Mafia II 2010
Mafia III 2016

General information

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


A demo is available (it is not patched - performance will be lower).

Version differences[edit]

Digital Deluxe is a complete edition with all DLC.

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

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip Launcher[edit]

Change filenames[3]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>
  2. Rename launcher.exe to something else (e.g. launcher2.exe)
  3. Rename mafia3.exe to launcher.exe

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\2K Games\Mafia III\Data\<user-id>\profiles\temporaryprofile\
macOS (OS X)
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/360430/pfx/[Note 1]
Editing configuration files manually makes them corrupted upon game launch.[4]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\2K Games\Mafia III\Data\<user-id>\profiles\gamesaves\default\aslot*.sav
macOS (OS X)
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/360430/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Video settings.
Video settings.
Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
HUD is centered for 16:9.[6]
4K Ultra HD
UI doesn't scale well in 4K.[7]
Field of view (FOV)
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
TAA. Setting the AA option to High results in heavy blurring of the image. See Blur Removal and graphics improvement to avoid the problem.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Choice of 30, 60, or unlimited FPS.
Set FPS cap to unlimited. See Run the game at screen refresh rate.
High dynamic range display (HDR)

Input settings[edit]

Audio settings[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
Brazilian Portuguese

VR support[edit]

3D modes Native Notes
Officially supported game, see official vorpx game list.

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]

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 snaps towards the nearest target, low slows down crosshairs when near an enemy), but Off behaves exactly the same as Low. This also happens on consoles.[9]

Issues fixed[edit]

Run the game at screen refresh rate[edit]

Game ignores Windows settings and forces 60 Hz while in fullscreen for users with higher refresh rate monitors.[10]
Use Special K to fix[12]

Install Special K to fix the forced refresh rate.

It can crash on startup on Radeons.[11]
Download CRU and delete all other resolutions except the native with 144hz or higher refresh rate.

Random crashes[edit]

Change the frame rate cap[citation needed]
  • Change the frame rate 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[13]
  • Changing anti-aliasing setting to Low reduces blurring

Controller Sensitivity Too High[edit]

Reduce mouse sensitivity[15]
  • Reduce both the controller and mouse sensitivity under Options -> Controls in the Pause menu.
Disable the Steam overlay[16]
  1. Right-click the game in your Steam library.
  2. Click Properties.
  3. Un-tick Enable the Steam Overlay while in-game.
  4. Click the Close button.

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11
Metal support
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
macOS (OS X)


Middleware Notes
Physics Havok
Audio Wwise
Interface Scaleform
Cutscenes Bink Video


System requirements[edit]

Minimum[17] Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5-2500K
AMD FX-8120
System memory (RAM) 6 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 50 GB
Video card (GPU) AMD Radeon HD 7870
Nvidia GeForce GTX 660
2 GB of VRAM
Sound (audio device) DirectX compatible
A 64-bit system is required.
macOS (OS X)
Operating system (OS) 10.12.4
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5 3.2 GHz
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 50 GB
Video card (GPU) AMD Radeon R9 M290X
2 GB of VRAM
Nvidia and Intel video cards are officially unsupported on macOS.[18]


  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>/360430/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (360430) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.


  1. Exkluzivně z Gamescomu: Mafia III - Hrej.cz (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 https://t.co/TlxOWfKdxt https://t.co/VNjRaKiBhn"
  3. https://steamcommunity.com/app/360430/discussions/0/343788552548719396/
  4. Mafia III - Configuration files - YouTube - last accessed on 2016-10-10
  5. View topic - Mafia III - WSGF - last accessed on November 11, 2016
  6. Mafia 3 21:9 Support Review Update #2 (3440x1440) (60fps) (Ultrawide) - YouTube
  7. http://screenshotcomparison.com/comparison/187287
  8. Game not starting - Mafia III General Discussions - last accessed on 2016-10-11
  9. Setting Aim Assist to "Off" is no different from setting it to "Low" :: Mafia III General Discussions
  10. 144hz support - Mafia III General Discussions - last accessed on 2016-10-18
  11. https://translate.google.pl/translate?sl=pl&tl=en&u=https%3A%2F%2Fforum.pclab.pl%2Ftopic%2F1062271-Mafia-III%2Fpage__view__findpost__p__15799682
  12. Requires Special K 0.8.58 or later
  13. http://imgur.com/a/Awpoq Before-After comparison
  14. Mafia III - Anti-aliasing - Screenshot comparison - last accessed on October 2016
  15. https://www.reddit.com/r/Mafia3/comments/621rl8/help_having_trouble_with_controller_sensitivity/
  16. https://www.reddit.com/r/Mafia3/comments/6ex40u/mafia_3_high_sensitivity_controller/die90iy
  17. Official website - Mafia III PC System Requirements Revealed - last accessed on September 12, 2016
  18. 18.0 18.1 Mafia III - Aspyr