I had a problem installing the mass effect trilogy before but i got it fixed, but now whenever i push the escape button the game freezes and i have to restart my laptop. this has happened 3 times now and i would like to know. Is there any help?
December 2012 - last edited December 2012
Your problem points at poor, low quality hardware as the cause. The minuimum graphics is a real video card from a professional graphics company with a serious interest in game players' needs. Intel doesn't care at all what is required for games, and their foolish smoke and mirrors tricks simply don't work with ME-1, not at all.
If you do not have such a bad video solution, you could have corrupt game files, or the drivers / DirectX files are damaged, however, Intel's Tinker Toys are the most likely source of this.
Minimum System Requirements for Mass Effect on the PC
(Corrected from dumb, Pie in the Sky marketing exaggerations to the real thing)
Windows XP or Vista
2.4+GHZ Intel or 2.0+GHZ AMD
1 Gigabyte Ram (XP)
2 Gigabyte Ram (Vista)
NVIDIA GeForce 6 series (6800GT or better: 210, 310, 7100, 7200, 7300, 7400, 7500, 7600 GS, 8200, 8300, 8400 GS, 8500, 9200, & 9300 are below minimum system requirements)
ATI Radeon X1650 XT (X1300, X1300 Pro, X1550, HD 2400, HD 3100, HD 3200, HD 3450, HD 3470, HD 4200, HD 4350, HD 4550, and even HD 5450 are below minimum system requirements)
Hard Drive Space:
DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card and drivers
( Note that the unpatched game will *not* run in Windows 7. )