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So, running this on my sig rig, which is comfortably within recommended specs. Have tried reinstalling, reinstalled all drivers, turned off all services, ran in compatibility mode, turned off UAC, ran as administrator, the whole nine yards, but I cant even get into the opening cut scene. The game crashes immediately after the splash screen appears. This isn't an isolated issue either, several people are experiencing this problem, yet EA/Bioware have not fixed it, and the game has been out for more than a week. Not even an affirmation that there is a problem that they are working on. If anyone has any ideas, feel free to post them, and please let me know if there is a fix that I am not aware of. I expect better from Bioware, but this is typical of EA. Ive never purchased an EA game that has worked right out of the box for me. This just feels like $40 down the drain. I'm glad I bought it on sale.
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Calm down, youl get to play eventually, my game works fine, so.. your fault.
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So, running this on my sig rig, which is comfortably within recommended specs. Have tried reinstalling, reinstalled all drivers, turned off all services, ran in compatibility mode, turned off UAC, ran as administrator, the whole nine yards, but I cant even get into the opening cut scene. The game crashes immediately after the splash screen appears. This isn't an isolated issue either, several people are experiencing this problem, yet EA/Bioware have not fixed it, and the game has been out for more than a week. Not even an affirmation that there is a problem that they are working on. If anyone has any ideas, feel free to post them, and please let me know if there is a fix that I am not aware of. I expect better from Bioware, but this is typical of EA. Ive never purchased an EA game that has worked right out of the box for me. This just feels like $40 down the drain. I'm glad I bought it on sale.
Try uninstalling and reinstalling/updating GFX drivers. Also make sure any overclocks you may have are stable.

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Calm down, youl get to play eventually, my game works fine, so.. your fault.
Way to be helpful
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hahaah...l337....."your fault".....


m8....it needs a patch...for me i need to click the shortcut 50,000 times before it works....

litterally , as I click it, i get a message mass effect has encountered an error and needs to close......


click it 50 times and one of the times it works...and it works fine!
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ive tried everything...even underclocking...and TBH i really shouldn;t have spent the 40 to buy it...
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ive tried everything...even underclocking...and TBH i really shouldn;t have spent the 40 to buy it...
I get General Protection Fault errors constantly. I hope you can get the game at at least running, then you will see that it's worth waiting for a patch.
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Have you tried running the game straight from the MassEffect.exe instead of going through the splash screen?
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you know what a spalsh screen is right? Splash screen just lts you know it is loading...I go direct form the EXE every time....
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post #9 of 22
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you know what a spalsh screen is right? Splash screen just lts you know it is loading...I go direct form the EXE every time....
Sorry, thought you meant the launcher.

Have you tried editing options in the configs? Changing to software sound or hardware, low graphics settings, ect.

Anything relevant show up in Event Viewer?
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I think i've tried every permutation of the graphical settings to no avail....

The event viewer shows nothing spectacular....just a general protection fault
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