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PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2015 7:11 am    Post subject: Mafia retail version will not launch Reply with quote

It installs fine, but when I try and play it simply doesn't launch. I've looked everywhere, can find no solutions.

EDIT: I meant to put this thread in the 'help' topic! Sorry!
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2015 1:09 pm    Post subject: Mafia retail version will not launch Reply with quote

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Welcome to Mafia Scene Dobbs. Smile

Could you give a bit more info; specs, o/s

There are a couple of threads on problems with
starting the game.

http://mafiascene.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=9796
http://mafiascene.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=9765

the second one is on running Mafia on Windows 10
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2015 9:03 pm    Post subject: Mafia retail version will not launch Reply with quote

Thanks for the reply! I have looked at those threads before posting, but unfortunately neither worked for me.

My specs are
Windows 8.1
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4440 CPU @ 3.10GHz 3.10 GHz
RAM: 12.0 GB
System type: 64-bit Operating System, x64-based processor

I really hope someone can help. This is my favorite game and I just recently came across it randomly at a store so I had to get it. I hope this thread doesn't die ):
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2015 12:08 am    Post subject: Re: Mafia retail version will not launch Reply with quote

Dobbs wrote:
Thanks for the reply! I have looked at those threads before posting, but unfortunately neither worked for me.

My specs are
Windows 8.1
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4440 CPU @ 3.10GHz 3.10 GHz
RAM: 12.0 GB
System type: 64-bit Operating System, x64-based processor

I really hope someone can help. This is my favorite game and I just recently came across it randomly at a store so I had to get it. I hope this thread doesn't die ):


OK!

Obvious things to try are to run the game in administrator
mode.

Use the program compatibility assistant to run the game

If Windows 8.1 has the ability to troubleshoot the game,
let it work out the settings to run the game.

*I noticed you didn't include your GPU (i.e. graphics card)*
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2015 1:35 am    Post subject: Mafia retail version will not launch Reply with quote

GeForce GT 635

Also yes I've tried to run it as administrator and also had compatibility mode. None of which worked for me ): I tried all the compatibility options but it still wouldn't launch the game.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2015 2:19 am    Post subject: Mafia retail version will not launch Reply with quote

Not sure what I can suggest as I have never
used Windows 8.1.

Have you tried uninstalling the game and then
reinstalling as administrator.

Have you tried a no CD crack (depending on the version you have)

My bad: I forgot about this topic Running Mafia on Windows 8

I apologize for not finding the above topic until now. Embarassed
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2015 2:57 am    Post subject: Mafia retail version will not launch Reply with quote

I have read through that topic before posting this one, nothing on it seemed to help with whatever issue my Mafia is having. I have no tried installing the game itself as administrator. Though I have install the game 5 times now. If you could tell me how to install the game itself as administrator I'd really appreciate it.

As far as a cd crack, I had thought about that myself, but aren't they illegal?
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2015 8:35 am    Post subject: Re: Mafia retail version will not launch Reply with quote

Dobbs wrote:
I have read through that topic before posting this one, nothing on it seemed to help with whatever issue my Mafia is having. I have no tried installing the game itself as administrator. Though I have install the game 5 times now. If you could tell me how to install the game itself as administrator I'd really appreciate it.

As far as a cd crack, I had thought about that myself, but aren't they illegal?


Well tbh technically yes cracks are illegal, but also a grey area.
If you have a legit copy of the game and for some reason
it does not start with the installed game.exe then using a
game.exe crack for you own use shouldn't really be a problem.

To install as an administrator:

Open up the contents of the CD-ROM that you have
inserted and click on Explore then look for the install
file (MafiaSetup.exe) right click this and choose run
as administrator..

You could also at this point go to properties and choose
options in compatibility and choose the last o/s that
Mafia ran ok in and the most common is XP with SP3..
you can also tick the run as administrator here as well.

As I said I have never used Win 8.1 so I have no
first hand knowledge of this o/s.


*Just as a last resort, you could try this method of
manually installing the game*
Manual Install of Mafa (Tried and Tested)
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2015 12:36 am    Post subject: Mafia retail version will not launch Reply with quote

As long as you're not cracking it just to play the game for free, it should be more or less fine. In fact the Librarian of Congress issued a ruling allowing cracks to be used just as long as it is done for preservation purposes.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 06, 2015 9:55 pm    Post subject: Mafia retail version will not launch Reply with quote

Dobbs wrote:

As far as a cd crack, I had thought about that myself, but aren't they illegal?

As far as Mafia is concerned it seems you don't have a lot of alternatives anymore than to use a no-cd crack: The kernel-mode driver of the SecuROM DRM system used by Mafia has been banned on Windows 7 and up by a recent security update.

Apart from that you surely don't want to pop in the Mafia CD everytime you feel like playing Mafia.
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