Players of Mafia III, we are here to help you! In our guide today, we are going to show you how to fix the Mafia III startup crash on Windows 10.
In case you do not know, Mafia III is one of the most popular games out there, and it can be played on Xbox, PC, and PS4. Players of the PC version have complained of an error, which makes the game crash on startup.
Try these solutions when you encounter this error.
So here is how to fix this error
The startup crash error is a great concern for the players of Mafia III, especially for those who play from their PC. Mafia III’s developer – 2K Games – promised to give us a patched release – it has been two years since that promise – and the error is still here, and it is still bothering the players.
The first method: verify the integrity of the cache
This error can easily mean that the game was not installed correctly or completely. So you need to verify the cache’s integrity and fix it, in case it is broken. In order to do this, you need to launch Steam and go to the games library. Find Mafia III and right-click it. From there, you need to select Properties, then Local Files. Then, click on “Verify Integrity of Game Cache” and wait for the process to finish. If there is something missing, or the installation was not correct, Steam will fix it and then update it. If the error is still here after this, try to clear the cache. In order to do this, you need to launch Steam, go to Settings, Downloads, then to Clear Download Cache.
The second method: reinstall the visual studio update from 2015
This is an update for Windows 10, and if it is missing or if it was not installed correctly, you will keep getting the error. What you need to do is to remove the “Redistributable pack” (Visual C++) from your PC. After you remove it, reinstall the update. Then, launch the game and see if the error is still here.
The third method: sign in with your Local Account
If the error is still there, sign in with your Local Account and not the Microsoft account. In order to do this, go to Settings, to Accounts, to Your info, to Sign in with local account. Then check to see if the error is fixed.
Beware: Make sure you do this before you try the three fixes for Windows 10
Before you actually try these fixes that we gave to you in this article, you need to make sure that your Windows 10 PC actually meets the requirements of the game with regards to the storage, GPU, RAM and CPU. Also, you need to keep in mind that the graphics drivers are all up to date.