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How to fix Mafia 2: Definitive Edition Missing XINPUT1_4.DLL on Windows 7

Mafia 2: Definitive Edition Missing XINPUT1_4.DLL
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Mafia 2: Definitive Edition is a remaster of the original title that came out back in 2010. The remaster has allowed console players to experience the classic title on current generation consoles. PC players have also received this, and if you are running into the Mafia 2: Definitive Edition Missing XINPUT1_4.DLL error on Windows 7, here’s how to fix it.

We understand that a lot of users still prefer Windows 7 over Windows 10, and this guide is for them. Sadly, Windows 7 isn’t supported all that much by developers and runs into issues like this all the time.

Solution to Fix Missing XINPUT1_4.DLL

Windows 7 users have reported that upon launching, they get an error for a missing DLL file. This kind of problem was actually pretty common in the Windows 7 era, but not for Windows 10 users. To fix this issue, follow the steps below.

  • Download the DLL file from the following link. If your browser flags it unsafe, ignore it as that’s a false positive. You can check it’s security rating here
  • Head over to where Mafia 2: Definitive Edition is installed, and open the PC folder
  • Copy and paste the xinput1_4.dll in that location

After you follow these steps, you are good to go. Thanks to Steam user steveballmer for providing this file.

Mafia 2: Definitive Edition on Steam and Epic Games Store

You can now purchase the definitive edition of the classic title on both Steam and Epic Games Store, from the links below. If you already own Mafia 2 on Steam, you will receive the new version for free.

There is also a trilogy collection available that includes the remake of the first title in Mafia 3’s engine. While the first title isn’t available yet, both Mafia 2, and 3’s definitive editions are available.

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