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So I just bought Mass Effect since i have some free time and have had my eye on it for a while, my problem is that its the buggiest game i've ever played. I've crashed out of it at least 8 times in 2 hours of game time. Is there some setting that causes major issues in this game? I've been playing at 1920x1080 with everything max'd out and v-sync enabled. I've also dl'd patch 1.02 and installed it to see if it would help.

I am running an overclock on my cpu, but I don't have any stability issues in any other games or scenarios. If anyone has any tips or anything for me I would love the help.
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Originally Posted by a2hopper;12163622 
So I just bought Mass Effect since i have some free time and have had my eye on it for a while, my problem is that its the buggiest game i've ever played. I've crashed out of it at least 8 times in 2 hours of game time. Is there some setting that causes major issues in this game? I've been playing at 1920x1080 with everything max'd out and v-sync enabled. I've also dl'd patch 1.02 and installed it to see if it would help.

I am running an overclock on my cpu, but I don't have any stability issues in any other games or scenarios. If anyone has any tips or anything for me I would love the help.

you should not try to patch steam games as they are all patched to the most current version of them game.

How have you been playing at 1920x1080? Editing the config file improperly can definitely cause instability.
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In the steam apps folder under mass effect there is a config utility that lets you set the game to 1080p. Didn't think that would be an issue since its just a .exe that you run. I found it after a quick google on how to set the games resolution higher, no one reported stability issues.
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In the steam apps folder under mass effect there is a config utility that lets you set the game to 1080p. Didn't think that would be an issue since its just a .exe that you run.

This game does not support native 1080p. Can you show me a screen of how you enabled 1080p?
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Runs completely fine for me, always has.

You shouldn't have patched it, its already patched when you download it on Steam. I'd try a few things: re download and reinstall/verify content, try some different drivers, perhaps turn V-Sync off too, its not really required as its limited to 62 FPS anyway.
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I'd think that Mass Effect would be able to play that resolution. Heck, that's the resolution I played on my TV with my Xbox (1080i).
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I would maybe think video driver issue? Just cause they work fine with other games, doesn't mean it will work fine with every game. Maybe try a different version just to check.

I have played through the Steam version of it twice and did not have a single crash. Total of 30+ hours played.

EDIT: I played it at 1920x1200, so I would think it would to 1080...wouldn't it?
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post #8 of 13
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Originally Posted by lonewolf371;12163729 
I'd think that Mass Effect would be able to play that resolution. Heck, that's the resolution I played on my TV with my Xbox (1080i).

Your 360 was upscaling, this is different the PC is actually rendering in 1080p.

Actually this game can be run just fine with 1080p, the thing is there really shouldn't be a config option to do this you usually have to enable it via editing the mass effect config file.
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post #9 of 13
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Here is where i went to change the resolution not sure why it would be buggy if its an option to do it.

screenmasseffect.png

Also note the game was buggy way before i patched so i dont think thats the issue although i will try to reinstall if there is no easier solution.
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post #10 of 13
I played through Mass Effect twice at 1080p, with a 5850 no less, and never had a single crash. Weird. What drivers are you using?

Try turning dynamic shadows and vsync off. I always thought it looked better without dynamic shadows on anyway, and they've always been glitchy in Mass Effect.

And if all else fails, try a cracked exe.
Edited by Pillz Here - 1/27/11 at 10:07am
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