====================================================Mafia II ReadMe - Version 1.00====================================================Table of Contents==================================================== 1) System Requirements 1.1 Minimum System Requirements 1.2 Recommended System Requirements 1.3 Other Requirements 2) Performance 2.1 CPU Speed 2.2 Video and Sound Card Drivers 2.3 Memory 2.4 Better Performance for your Game 2.5 PhysX/APEX Enhancements 2.6 3D Vision3) Troubleshooting information 3.1 Installation Activation Issues 3.2 GPU Shaders 3.3 Control Issues 3.4 AMD Dual Core Timing Issue 3.5 Soundblaster(R) Audigy and Live! Support 3.6 Graphics Cards Not Supported 4) Web Links5) Technical Support====================================================1. System Requirements====================================================1.1 Minimum System RequirementsOperating System: Microsoft Windows XP (SP2 or later) / Windows Vista / Windows 7Processor: Pentium D 3Ghz or AMD Athlon 64 X2 3600+ (Dual core) or higherRAM: 1.5 GBVideo Card: NVIDIA GeForce 8600 / ATI HD 2600 Pro or betterHard Disc Space: 8 GB Sound Card: 100% DirectX 9.0c compatible sound cardPeripherals: Keyboard and mouse or Windows compatible gamepad1.2 Recommended System RequirementsOperating System: Microsoft Windows XP (SP2 or later) / Windows Vista / Windows 7Processor: 2.4 GHz Quad Core processorRAM: 2 GBVideo Card: NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GTX / ATI Radeon HD 3870 or betterHard Disc: 10 GBSound Card: 100% DirectX 9.0c compliant cardPeripherals: Keyboard and mouse or Windows compatible gamepad1.3 Other RequirementsInitial installation requires one-time internet connection for Steam authentication; software installations required (included with the game)include nVidia PhysX_drivers 10.04.02_9.10.0513 and nVidia GPU drivers 258.96 or latest, Steam Client and Microsoft DirectX.Software license terms available in game manual and at http://www.take2games.com/eula. Non-transferable access to special features such as exclusive, unlockable, downloadable or online content, services, or functions may require single-use serial code, additional fee and/or online account registration (13+). Access to special features may require internet connection, may not be available to all users, and may, upon 30 days notice, be terminated, modified or offered under different terms.====================================================2. Performance====================================================2.1 CPU SpeedMafia II is built for multi-core processor machines. The higher the clock speed of the processor the better the game will run. Most multi-core machines will be optimum for Mafia II.2.2 Video and Sound Card DriversIt is recommended that you update your audio and video card drivers to the latest version provided by the card/computer manufacturer. To obtain the latest drivers for your equipment, visit your card/computer manufacturer’s website.2.3 MemoryAmount of free system memory greatly affects game play. Machines with less memory can causes sporadic pauses in game play. Users of machines with a lower end processor and video card that has 256 MB of RAM or less, should make sure that there are no active running programs in the background. This will optimize performance and make the gaming experience better for the user.2.4 Optimal Performance for your GameIf you encounter performance issues then it is recommended to try a lower screen resolution and/or lower graphics and PhysX settings from the Video Options screen.Check for background programs running during game play (You should have at least 85% system resources free). Defragment your hard drive to help Mafia II performance after it has been installed.2.5 PHYSX/APEX Enhancements System requirementsOperating System: Microsoft Windows XP (SP2 or later) / Windows Vista / Windows 7Minimum Processor: 2.4 GHz Quad Core processorRecommended Processor: 2.66 GHz Core i7-920RAM: 2 GBVideo Cards and resolution APEX Medium settingsMinimum: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260 (or better) for Graphics and a dedicated NVIDIA GeForce GT 240 (or better) for PhysX Recommended: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470 (or better)APEX High settingsMinimum: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 (or better) for Graphics and a dedicated NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT (or better) for PhysX Recommended: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470 for Graphics and a dedicated NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT (or better) for PhysXNVIDIA GPU driver: 258.96 or later.NVIDIA PhysX driver: 10.04.02_9.10.0513. Included and automatically installed with the game.Useful links on PhysX and multiple card configuration optionshttp://www.nvidia.com/object/physx_new.htmlhttp://www.slizone.com/object/sli_physx.html2.6 3D VisionFor support we 3D vision please refer to the following support pagehttp://www.nvidia.com/object/3d-vision-requirements.html====================================================3. Troubleshooting Information====================================================3.1 Installation Activation IssuesMafia II requires that you are connected to the internet during installation. If you experience any issues with the activation, please visit the following sites for troubleshooting information:Mafia II Support Page: http://www.2kgames.com/mafia2/supportActivation Support Site: http://www.2kgames.com/mafia2/activation 3.2 GPU ShadersMafia II requires a GFX card that supports shaders 3.0 or later to run3.3 Control IssuesSome PC keyboards can't recognize 3 or more simultaneous key presses; the keyboard buffer for the system overloads and, in some cases, will return a system beep.3.4 AMD Dual Core Timing IssueSome older machines that have AMD dual core processors may experience problems running the game. If you have such a system, you should first visit the AMD website (http://www.amd.com) and obtain the latest processor drivers from the Support & Drivers Page 3.5 Soundblaster(R) Audigy and Live! SupportIf you are experiencing Audio and Music synch issues during gameplay, and are using a SoundBlaster(R) Audigy SE or SoundBlaster(R) Live! Sound Card; please do the following to fix the problem: 1. Go to: Control Panel > Sound and Audio Devices 2. Go to: Audio > Advance > Performance 3. Change the ‘Hardware Acceleration’ setting from ‘Full Acceleration’ to ‘Standard Acceleration’ 4. Click ‘Apply’, then ‘Ok’3.6 Graphics Cards Not Supported ATI Radeon 3450 nVidia 8400 GS TC nVidia 8400====================================================4. Web Links====================================================For the latest information, updates and community news, visit the official Mafia 2 Websites:Mafia II Official Web Site: http://www.mafia2game.com2K Games Home Page: http://www.2kgames.com====================================================5. Technical Support====================================================You can find the latest technical support information and up to date FAQs at the following website:General Support and FAQs: http://www.2kgames.com/mafia2/supportFor details on how to contact your local technical support representatives directly please refer to the technical support section of the Mafia II User Manual, or visit the link above.