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please help

so i installed the game fine and configured the settings for graphics and sound..etc...when i am about to run the game it requests the Physx O_o

But i have an ATI card dude..

Anyway...i download Physx from Nvidia's site and run it....now get this,,,the option to press next to install Physx is grayed out no matter what i do...i read the agreement from top to bottom...i try to run the installation by choosing run as administrator (using win7 64bit) but i just can't install it. i even tried the one that came with the game

please help...what can i do?
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Edit:
http://www.overclock.net/ati/591872-...ows-7-ati.html
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Wavefunction View Post
I think the point is that he can't run the game at all.
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try reading the OP.........
if mass effect uses physx, it should install it along with the game., reinstall.
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Well Physx is nVidia exclusive so it wont work with ATi graphics cards unless you have a dedicated nVidia card also installed.

There's is a tool or version I believe that will use cores on your CPU instead of GPU but I dont think the results are that promising.

Im running on two 5770's with everything turned up and it looks very good. Even the Elusive Man's smoke. Not sure how much physx would actually make it better.

Guide for ATi card + nVidia dedicated Physx card :
http://www.overclock.net/graphics-ca...ysx-guide.html

Guide for ATi card
http://www.overclock.net/ati/591872-...ows-7-ati.html

Not sure how they work as I havent seen the need to try it yet but If youre interested in getting it working those are probably good places to start.



EDIT: Didnt read your post all the way but I installed and it just worked. You may need to reinstall or in the pregame settings disable physx if that is an option.
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try reading the OP.........
if mass effect uses physx, it should install it along with the game., reinstall.
is this the only way? reinstall and hope that it installs Physx along with it

And why the hell do i need physx to run this game if i am using an ATI CARD
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It's a simple fix.

Just download and install this.

http://www.nvidia.com/object/physx_9.09.1112.html
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Originally Posted by Fatty Beef View Post
Well Physx is nVidia exclusive so it wont work with ATi graphics cards unless you have a dedicated nVidia card also installed.

There's is a tool or version I believe that will use cores on your CPU instead of GPU but I dont think the results are that promising.

Im running on two 5770's with everything turned up and it looks very good. Even the Elusive Man's smoke. Not sure how much physx would actually make it better.

Guide for ATi card + nVidia dedicated Physx card :
http://www.overclock.net/graphics-ca...ysx-guide.html

Guide for ATi card
http://www.overclock.net/ati/591872-...ows-7-ati.html

Not sure how they work as I havent seen the need to try it yet but If youre interested in getting it working those are probably good places to start.



EDIT: Didnt read your post all the way but I installed and it just worked. You may need to reinstall or in the pregame settings disable physx if that is an option.
no option to disable Physx off in ME2 control panel...GOD this is frustrating
just bought the game today and this silly thing pops up
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Originally Posted by Outcasst View Post
It's a simple fix.

Just download and install this.

http://www.nvidia.com/object/physx_9.09.1112.html
thank you so much

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Quote:
Originally Posted by Outcasst View Post
It's a simple fix.

Just download and install this.

http://www.nvidia.com/object/physx_9.09.1112.html
Had OP's exact same problem with an ATI 4870. Only I didn't find a solution to it--ended up throwing my old 8800 GTS in it. Will try this download and see if it works. Thanks!
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