Originally Posted by Vaub
So, I was happy with my FX cpu (still is I guess), but here's a bug I have encountered with it while playing Mass Effect 1 (not my video):
Anyone have any idea how to fix it? From post on ME forums, it seems it goes for all AMD FX cpu and no fix never happened. It seems to have something to do with lighting in this game since a fix is to disable all lighting...
2) Manually download and install the 1.02 patch for ME1. Again, Steam has a poor track record when it comes to applying this update, and often just updates the ee files, and leaves the other reference libraries unpatched. Link available from teh thread at the top of this forum.
Has anyone tried using the command console and loading in any of the textures manually? It might be that this could cause the problem to disappear.
Another few things to do:
* Turn off user account control or set it to "never notify"
* Reload the texture pack used.
* Use a fan-based set of equipment? Does ME1 even have any mods?
* Try installing the DirectX SDK and make sure that EVERYTHING is installed.
I'm trying the last and possibly reloading the textures, but after I do Feros - I want to be able to check at each point along the way what textures are going to be loaded, and reload them by hand, if need be.
The console directions are on gamefaqs.com under "cheats" for Mass effect. Once you put the tilde as your console key, you just got to either Ilos or Peak 15, let it switch you to the black shapes, then hit the tilde, type
and hit tilde again to return to game. It does degrade the game a bit - makes it look somewhat super-saturated, but it's easier to believe it's just super-lighting from fluorescents, and is by far better than those stupid boxes.
I suggest making sure you are inside peak 15 before running the command, as the typing and typos WILL eat your level 1 hazard time up...
this is off of the same thread that im assuming you were looking at... should read to the last couple pages
this has nothing to do with the processor but the game and compatibility issues with windows
EDIT: all of this was copied from http://social.bioware.com/forum/1/topic/131/index/7251342/7
I would also run this in compatability mode xp sp3 or vist sp2... I had to find a work around to play crysis because it wasnt reading the drivers correctly for win 7 sp1.... an as you are running win 8... and how old that game is... sounds more like the issue as apposed to the chip...
besides these people don't seem to know much this made me LOL = MassivlyAfflicted
Created 4 months ago
How did these Bulldozer CPUs get messed up so bad? I had to flash my BIOS to the newest version just to get Portal 2 to load without BSoDing. The only plus side so far is that unlike on my old computer, The Sims 1 actually works O_oEdited by F3ERS 2 ASH3S - 1/26/13 at 1:25pm