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PostPosted: Thu Sep 08, 2016 8:10 pm    Post subject: error #4214 unsupported Reply with quote

I get this error when I try to run the game, I'm running a windows 8.1 64bit and I have 1.2 patch. I don't know what to do, I scoured the web for any information, no such luck.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 10, 2016 3:21 pm    Post subject: error #4214 unsupported Reply with quote

The only other suggestion is to install the game
outside of Program Files i.e. in a named folder
e.g. C:\Games\Mafia or whatever the letter is of
your main system drive.. try disabling your antivirus
before installing the game. Install as administrator
if Win8.1 has the option to run in compatibility mode
then you could do that

Other suggestions is to go to Setup.exe in your game
folder for Mafia, reduce to 800x600 use compressed
textures, low detail - no anti-aliasing, software mix
for sound... dxdiag also could be used and then in
the sound tab look for hardware acceleration and
lower the bar to basic.

These are only some suggestions however I think
there was a topic on this somewhere but I cannot
locate it.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 11, 2016 11:43 pm    Post subject: error #4214 unsupported Reply with quote

Yeah, I did all of those things first and it didn't help. I also looked for the hardware acceleration in the dxdiag but I couldn't find it, I've seen many people complain about error #4214 and nobody knows what causes it and how to solve it.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 12, 2016 8:19 am    Post subject: error #4214 unsupported Reply with quote

I have found a thread from a Czech forum
which says about init error #4214 unsupported

Forum Software Games: Mafia 1 error: # 4214
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 12, 2016 9:06 pm    Post subject: Re: error #4214 unsupported Reply with quote

TheFatalist wrote:
Yeah, I did all of those things first and it didn't help. I also looked for the hardware acceleration in the dxdiag but I couldn't find it, I've seen many people complain about error #4214 and nobody knows what causes it and how to solve it.


Hardware acceleration isn't in dxdiag (though you can turn off direct3d/ddraw there). It's in desktop properties/advanced/troubleshoot tab.

All the way right is everything on, all the way off is software rendering (which MAFIA does not have).

If it's directX related you might also consider some sort of compatibility setting via your graphics drivers.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 12, 2016 10:16 pm    Post subject: error #4214 unsupported Reply with quote

The Czech forum also said it could be directx related. How do I reinstall directx? And how do I make it compatible with Mafia?
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2016 7:06 pm    Post subject: error #4214 unsupported Reply with quote

Also I just noticed that there is an error log every time I try to run the game. It says:


Date: 09/13/16 time:21:02:23
LS3D Engine V3.95.1 Jun 24 2003 GetVer:395

ERROR! DirectX version is lower 8.1 !


This is weird because in dxdiag it says DirectX version 11
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 17, 2016 2:30 am    Post subject: error #4214 unsupported Reply with quote

Yeah, they didn't know about DirectX 11 in June 2003.

This may help.

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?displaylang=en&id=35

Download and install that. That gives you a separate installation of DirectX 9 which MAFIA can use. No idea how it's selected, but I guess they work concurrently. Microsoft says you can do it.

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/179113

You're welcome for doing your research. Thinking
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