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Registered: ‎11-21-2012

Mass effect 1 crashing with General Protection Fault

Hello I recently bought Mass effect 1 and everytime I hit play the game acts as if its going to play then it crashes and comes up with this message General Protection Fault and it says the filename not found.

I have laptop with itell integrated graphics and dual core 2.13 processor running Windows 7 with 4gb of ram. More then enough last time I checked. Help!

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Registered: ‎08-07-2012

Re: Mass effect 1 crashing with General Protection Fault

ME-1 is way too old for the silly smoke and mirrors offered by Intel, instead of proper game capable graphics hardware, to be able to fool it into accepting the low quality hardware, sorry.  

 

 

 

 

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garetttheconquer
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Registered: ‎12-04-2012

Re: Mass effect 1 crashing with General Protection Fault

Fred_vdp
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Re: Mass effect 1 crashing with General Protection Fault

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Garet, what are your specs? The OP says he uses integrated graphics, which aren't supported. If you have integrated graphics by Intel yourself, there's nothing you can do except upgrade your PC (if it's a desktop).

 

Possible causes for GPF are:

 

1. Unsupported hardware

2. Bad video drivers

3. A very specific sidemission on the Citadel where you have to get drugs in the clinic. GPF can occur randomly if that mission is in your journal and it stops occuring once you've completed the mission.

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garetttheconquer
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Registered: ‎12-04-2012

Re: Mass effect 1 crashing with General Protection Fault

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Hey thanks for the quick response.

 

I actually narrowed it down to this... it won't run if I have Flawless Widescreen enabled :smileysad:

Seems to be working fine on single monitor 1920x1080 resolution.

It's really too bad because it doesn't fit properly in 5760x1080 resolution. It is all zoomed in and the menus and in game HUD are all outside, off the screen.

 

I guess I'll have to suffer with one-monitor until MassEffect2!

 

Thanks again.

 

Edit: Oh and here's my specs http://pcpartpicker.com/p/lZg2

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kellilforster
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Registered: ‎04-01-2013

Re: Mass effect 1 crashing with General Protection Fault

Ok I have this same problem I have mass effect 3 also which runs brilliant. so I tried all that I could think of and decided to ring E.A .....bad mistake I was on the phone 1 hour and 32 mins and then placed on hold for another 30. they had no idea which is brilliant as they are supposed to be trained to know. you would think they would know all about the product they are selling but apparently not. sorry for ranting :smileyhappy:

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Re: Mass effect 1 crashing with General Protection Fault

As remarked in the thread previously, there is no support for integrated video chips.  Additionally, many nVIDIA graphics drivers have been incompatible all through the game's history. 

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ihuaiahasmd
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Registered: ‎07-01-2013

Re: Mass effect 1 crashing with General Protection Fault

Try using troubleshoot compatibility.  It worked for me.