Mafia II Demo

The promised playable demo for Mafia II is now available, with the Windows sample of the open-world action sequel provided by Steam. Here's word from the Mafia II Demo page that sets the story for what to expect: "Vito has started to make a name for himself on the streets of Empire Bay, someone who can be trusted to get a job done. In this hot leaded playable demo, you and Joe get one of your first serious assignments, to deal with a chump that isn't playing ball the way the Mob likes it." Update: A post to our forums has a tip on how to hax0r the demo for unlimited free-roaming, overcoming its inherent 10 minute limit.
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Re: Mafia II Demo
Aug 17, 2010, 11:35
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Re: Mafia II Demo Aug 17, 2010, 11:35
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fujiJuice wrote on Aug 11, 2010, 16:20:
Ecthelion wrote on Aug 11, 2010, 15:46:
Once you cancel the preorder from Steam, I'm assuming your copy of Mafia 1 will disappear too. But it would be an interesting loophole if it didn't. Shifty

Yeah it'll be interesting to see what happens, it would be nice if it kept it, but not too big a deal if it didn't, like I said I do have a physical copy around here somewhere. I was hoping to beat it first before canceling on steam, but I forgot how brutally hard the game is most of the time, I wanted to smash things at certain points, however it is also one of the great things about it.

I pre-ordered standard edition Mafia II by mistake (intended to purchase Digital Delux edition), so I contacted support and canceled it. As a result Mafia 1 disappeared from Library along with Mafia II.
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Aug 15, 2010, 20:29
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Re: Mafia II Demo Aug 15, 2010, 20:29
Aug 15, 2010, 20:29
 
Pre-ordered to show my support. I never pre-order anything, but since this was a definite buy anyway, figured I get a free copy of Mafia while I was at it.
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Re: Mafia II Demo
Aug 15, 2010, 10:52
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Re: Mafia II Demo Aug 15, 2010, 10:52
Aug 15, 2010, 10:52
nin
 

Think we need to bookmark this thread, for the next time someone says "You Blues News folks hate everything!".

If you make a quality game, and you support it with a demo beforehand, we'll at least check it out.
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Aug 13, 2010, 23:28
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Re: Mafia II Demo Aug 13, 2010, 23:28
Aug 13, 2010, 23:28
 
Thanks !
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Re: Mafia II Demo
Aug 13, 2010, 16:01
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Re: Mafia II Demo Aug 13, 2010, 16:01
Aug 13, 2010, 16:01
 Verno
 
Congrats on the new PC Spectral, good luck
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Re: Mafia II Demo
Aug 13, 2010, 10:45
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Re: Mafia II Demo Aug 13, 2010, 10:45
Aug 13, 2010, 10:45
 
Just switched over my order for the 470GTX. Price just dropped to $309-$289 with rebate. The XFX 5850 I had originally planned to put in this system was price matched to $300. The reviews and the comparisons I saw suggested that the 470 is a faster more powerful card than the 5850. Tom's Hardware give the best video card to get for $300 award to the 470GTX also for August. The 475 might be a better card but I need a video card right now not a month from now, and I got Just Cause 2 with it for free so I look at it as I got the card for $230 and I bought Just Cause 2.

Picking up my PC today after work.
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Re: Mafia II Demo
Aug 12, 2010, 09:00
Verno
 
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Re: Mafia II Demo Aug 12, 2010, 09:00
Aug 12, 2010, 09:00
 Verno
 
jimnms wrote on Aug 10, 2010, 19:47:
Are you confusing the 470 with the 480?

Nope, the 470 is already discontinued. It's channel stock is being liquidated for the 475 which is based on the GF104, same chip as the 460. It's coming in late September. It remains to be seen what Nvidia does with the 480, there's speculation that they're waiting for ATI to drop the hammer on the R6000s then drop a new high end revision of the GF104.

The 470 is only $20 more than the 460 1GB, which is $20 more than the 460 768MB.

More like at least $50. The cheapest I could find a 470 is $299 with rebates and thats after the price drop which is because they are discontinued. It's not a bad card but anyone buying is better off waiting for the 475, it'll be an improvement in every area and it's not like its far off. Better yet just buy a 460 or a Radeon 5850 if you can find one on sale.
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Re: Mafia II Demo
Aug 11, 2010, 20:29
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Aug 11, 2010, 20:29
 
Eldaron Imotholin wrote on Aug 11, 2010, 10:50:
nin wrote on Aug 11, 2010, 08:57:


I also seem to have a some sort of bug where, upon exiting the demo, the screen is darkened. Only a reboot fixes it...I suspect thats a driver issue, but I've not seen it elsewhere.

Hey nin, I'm having the same problem with my ATI 5870HD. You don't have to reboot. Just go to your driver's control panel and change your resolution. Then if he asks if you want to keep that resolution, just press no to get your former (desired) resolution back and the gamma is back to normal.

Same card, same problem, same solution.

nin wrote on Aug 11, 2010, 10:58:
I'll try that, but the one time I did change it earlier, it wouldn't let me change back to 19x10, saying my settings couldn't be saved.

Actually that happened to me to but I just closed and reopened the resolution window and then it let me.
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Aug 11, 2010, 20:16
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Re: Mafia II Demo Aug 11, 2010, 20:16
Aug 11, 2010, 20:16
 
Things I don't like? How do I tweak lower mouse speed than "very low." Speaking of which this is the first time I have played PC game where mouse speed is selected by choosing words like "very low, low" etc.

How do you change the fov?

How do you zoom out so that you aren't so close to the head of your player character?

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Aug 11, 2010, 17:01
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Re: Mafia II Demo Aug 11, 2010, 17:01
Aug 11, 2010, 17:01
 
nin wrote on Aug 11, 2010, 16:30:
That can't be. The promo on steam says pre purchase Mafia 2 and receive Mafia 1 for free to play right away!

I'm pretty sure you get it right away, but I think the reason it's not showing up in the cart is b/c it's not available as a single item purchase yet (free or not). If it was, people would be trying to add it on it's own.

Again, I've not tried this, it's just a theory. I'll prob go with the lamestop edition and add in my key that way if I order it...
I'll probably do the same thing, I got some store credit I can burn and after this PC purchase my wife is about ready to kill me so I better lay low for a bit with the spending.
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Re: Mafia II Demo
Aug 11, 2010, 16:30
nin
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Re: Mafia II Demo Aug 11, 2010, 16:30
Aug 11, 2010, 16:30
nin
 
That can't be. The promo on steam says pre purchase Mafia 2 and receive Mafia 1 for free to play right away!

I'm pretty sure you get it right away, but I think the reason it's not showing up in the cart is b/c it's not available as a single item purchase yet (free or not). If it was, people would be trying to add it on it's own.

Again, I've not tried this, it's just a theory. I'll prob go with the lamestop edition and add in my key that way if I order it...
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Aug 11, 2010, 16:26
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Re: Mafia II Demo Aug 11, 2010, 16:26
Aug 11, 2010, 16:26
 
Tom wrote on Aug 11, 2010, 09:30:
I'm expecting this to still be a good game, but ya, they seem to have sacrificed a lot of good stuff from the first one. It's especially disappointing that all weapons seem to have perfect aim. Hopefully this is due to the auto aim which is a setting but seems to be stuck on for the demo (why?).

It's not stuck on, it's grayed-out if you are using a mouse, as in not an option.
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Aug 11, 2010, 16:20
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Aug 11, 2010, 16:20
 
Ecthelion wrote on Aug 11, 2010, 15:46:
Once you cancel the preorder from Steam, I'm assuming your copy of Mafia 1 will disappear too. But it would be an interesting loophole if it didn't. Shifty

Yeah it'll be interesting to see what happens, it would be nice if it kept it, but not too big a deal if it didn't, like I said I do have a physical copy around here somewhere. I was hoping to beat it first before canceling on steam, but I forgot how brutally hard the game is most of the time, I wanted to smash things at certain points, however it is also one of the great things about it.
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Aug 11, 2010, 15:46
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Re: Mafia II Demo Aug 11, 2010, 15:46
Aug 11, 2010, 15:46
 
nin wrote on Aug 11, 2010, 14:17:
Another question: Since it uses steamworks, I'm assuming I can get a retail copy and just plug the key into steam (and redownload as needed), correct?
Yes, that's correct. I have bought several Steamworks games retail, and I have often activated the retail key into Prompt, downloaded the game, and never used the disc at all.

As far as the Mafia 1 promo goes, I wonder if it gets "gifted" to you after the sale?

fujiJuice wrote on Aug 11, 2010, 15:44:
nin wrote on Aug 11, 2010, 14:22:
I thought someone here had posted that 1 is not available separately until AFTER 2 "ships", which may explain why it's not in your cart as it's own item, currently. I've not tired this to verify it, however...

No, I had pre-ordered to get my Mafia 1 fix in before 2 came out, and was too lazy to find my disc. I was able to play Mafia 1 right away, however I'm canceling my pre-order on Steam and getting the collectors edition. I have been waiting for this game forever and want a physical copy, as well as the digital, which I am sure you get when you install it, since it needs Steam regardless. I also want to play as soon as possible, not the typical, wait until Valve decides to unlock it, BS.
I have the collector's edition pre-ordered myself (I really want the physical map, and the other stuff is cool too). Once you cancel the preorder from Steam, I'm assuming your copy of Mafia 1 will disappear too. But it would be an interesting loophole if it didn't. Shifty

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Aug 11, 2010, 15:44
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Aug 11, 2010, 15:44
 
nin wrote on Aug 11, 2010, 14:22:
I thought someone here had posted that 1 is not available separately until AFTER 2 "ships", which may explain why it's not in your cart as it's own item, currently. I've not tired this to verify it, however...

No, I had pre-ordered to get my Mafia 1 fix in before 2 came out, and was too lazy to find my disc. I was able to play Mafia 1 right away, however I'm canceling my pre-order on Steam and getting the collectors edition. I have been waiting for this game forever and want a physical copy, as well as the digital, which I am sure you get when you install it, since it needs Steam regardless. I also want to play as soon as possible, not the typical, wait until Valve decides to unlock it, BS.
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Aug 11, 2010, 14:24
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Aug 11, 2010, 14:24
 
That can't be. The promo on steam says pre purchase Mafia 2 and receive Mafia 1 for free to play right away!

By the way I am interested in how the Steamworks games work also. I have some EBgames store credit to burn, maybe I'll pick it up from EB if I can activate the game on Steam after. If not I'll just get the game from Steam.
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Re: Mafia II Demo
Aug 11, 2010, 14:22
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Aug 11, 2010, 14:22
nin
 

Yeah it is still listed however when I add Mafia2 into my cart it doesn't add Mafia 1. Weird


I thought someone here had posted that 1 is not available separately until AFTER 2 "ships", which may explain why it's not in your cart as it's own item, currently. I've not tired this to verify it, however...
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Re: Mafia II Demo
Aug 11, 2010, 14:19
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Re: Mafia II Demo Aug 11, 2010, 14:19
Aug 11, 2010, 14:19
 
Yeah it is still listed however when I add Mafia2 into my cart it doesn't add Mafia 1. Weird
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Re: Mafia II Demo
Aug 11, 2010, 14:17
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Re: Mafia II Demo Aug 11, 2010, 14:17
Aug 11, 2010, 14:17
nin
 
Is the Steam promo over where if you preorder Mafia 2 you get Mafia 1 with it? Does anyone know?

It's still listed on the Steam page, I'll say that...


Another question: Since it uses steamworks, I'm assuming I can get a retail copy and just plug the key into steam (and redownload as needed), correct?
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Aug 11, 2010, 14:15
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Re: Mafia II Demo Aug 11, 2010, 14:15
Aug 11, 2010, 14:15
 
Is the Steam promo over where if you preorder Mafia 2 you get Mafia 1 with it? Does anyone know?
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