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xxsoulcaliber
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Registered: ‎01-13-2013

How to Import mass effect 1 saves to mass effect 2 on PC

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When I try to import my save from Mass effect 1 to mass effect 2 it says error and there is no save what do I do?

 

Marshall
zeroreckless
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Re: How to Import mass effect 1 saves to mass effect 2 on PC

You'll have to run the Mass Effect 2 Config file from the Mass Effect 2 Folder and set the location for the mass effect 1 saves.

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xxsoulcaliber
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Re: How to Import mass effect 1 saves to mass effect 2 on PC

How do i do that? i really dont mess with the config's cause i dont want to f*ck it up but tell me how

Fred_vdp
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Re: How to Import mass effect 1 saves to mass effect 2 on PC


xxsoulcaliber wrote:

How do i do that? i really dont mess with the config's cause i dont want to f*ck it up but tell me how


This is something everyone has to do in order to be able to import.

 

When you start up the game you should get a splash screen, unless you're launching it through Origin. Click the configuration button and go to the saved games tab to manually locate your saves folder (Documents - BioWare - Mas Effect - Save).

 

If you don't see the splash screen, manually locate the config utility under Binaries in the installation folder.

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xxsoulcaliber
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Re: How to Import mass effect 1 saves to mass effect 2 on PC

Still i dont know what to friggin do i ont know shat about origin or any config files

Fred_vdp
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Re: How to Import mass effect 1 saves to mass effect 2 on PC

As I said, the config utility is in the Binaries folder under the installation folder. If you use Origin, I think it's Program Files - Origin Games - Mass Effect - Binaries.

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xxsoulcaliber
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Re: How to Import mass effect 1 saves to mass effect 2 on PC

i put the save in the binaries and it does not show it on mass effect 2

Fred_vdp
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Re: How to Import mass effect 1 saves to mass effect 2 on PC

You don't have to put your saves in Binaries.

 

In the Binaries folder, there is a program called MassEffect2Config. Open that.

 

In the config utility, on the left, there should be a 'Save Games' button. Click that.

 

Then you see a button that says 'Copy Mass Effect 1 Save Games'. Click that.

 

Then, in the browse screen, locate the saves folder, which should be under Documents - BioWare - Mass Effect - Save. Click OK.

 

Now close the config utility and start Mass Effect 2.

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tkmillerii
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Registered: ‎11-04-2013

Re: How to Import mass effect 1 saves to mass effect 2 on PC

I hate to tell you this, but doing this screws me up  bad.  The game now synchs and does nothing when I try to start, and I have to uninstall then reinstall me2 to get functionality back, even after updating the game through Origin.  I tried updating before and after reinstalling, but nothing works.  Have to conclude that the game simply does not work as advertised, so I'm mighty upset.  Even if this worked I'd be angry because I shouldn't have go through all this crap of locating my saves in the first place. I don't think not wanting to go over budget is any excuse for this shoddy work.

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tkmillerii
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Registered: ‎11-04-2013

Re: How to Import mass effect 1 saves to mass effect 2 on PC

Just downloaded patch manually, but it just creates another problem to prevent the game starting.  All this and they couldn't be bothered with controller support either?

 

I'll try applying the patch after another clean install.  At this rate it looks like playing the game will take less time than getting it to run.