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Mass Effect 1 crashes whenever I load any save game

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Mass Effect 1 crashes whenever I load any save game

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I have Mass Effect 1 through Origin. It's run fine for awhile now. All of a sudden, the game crashes everytime I click Resume Career or Load Game. No save files work.

 

All the save files appear, but when I click "Load Game" the game completely locks up. The menu music continues to play in the background, but the game is completely locked up. I can't close the game, I can't even access task manager, because the game will never minimize. I have to restart my computer everytime.

 

If the game is set to windowed mode, it will actually display as Not Responding and Windows will let me close it.

 

I can create new careers and the game loads fine, but any attempt to load a save results in a crash. I have changed nothing in the game files. It literally worked fine last week and now it doesn't.

 

I tried adjusting compatibility settings, repairing the game files, even reinstalling the game. In amongst my troubleshooting, I was able to get an Auto Save to load exactly once without crashing. At the time, the game was windowed and the resolution was so awful that half the game wasn't visible, but it worked and was playable. I tried to reproduce the steps I took to get to that point, but it has never worked since then.

 

For reference, I am running on Windows 10.

 

Any ideas? I'm at a loss.

 

 

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  • Make sure Origin is closed.
  • Go to your "Documents\BioWare\Mass Effect" folder.
  • Move the "Save" and the "Config" folder to your desktop.
  • Start ME and close it again after it is fully loaded.
  • Move a single Save file back the "Documents\BioWare\Mass Effect"
  • See if this save works. (Try with a few different save files if the first don't works.)
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@vspr417GPXpohf 

 

  • Make sure Origin is closed.
  • Go to your "Documents\BioWare\Mass Effect" folder.
  • Move the "Save" and the "Config" folder to your desktop.
  • Start ME and close it again after it is fully loaded.
  • Move a single Save file back the "Documents\BioWare\Mass Effect"
  • See if this save works. (Try with a few different save files if the first don't works.)
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This is a players helping players forum, I don't work for EA.
Dies ist ein Spieler helfen Spielern Forum, ich arbeite nicht für EA.

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Death closes all: but something ere the end, Some work of noble note, may yet be done, Not unbecoming men that strove with Gods.
Ulysses - Alfred, Lord Tennyson
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Thank you for the reply! I will try this as soon as I can and update this thread.

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@Holger1405 I moved the saves, launched the game, quit, moved one save over and... it worked. So then I moved them all over, launched the game, and all the saves work now. Then I synced with the cloud saves again and it's all bueno!

I don't get it. These are the exact same save games that didn't work earlier, and now they work fine. Does that mean the config files got messed up somehow?
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vspr417GPXpohf  schrieb:

I don't get it. These are the exact same save games that didn't work earlier, and now they work fine. Does that mean the config files got messed up somehow?

Yeah, that's the most likely conclusion.

 

Have fun gaming!

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Dies ist ein Spieler helfen Spielern Forum, ich arbeite nicht für EA.

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Death closes all: but something ere the end, Some work of noble note, may yet be done, Not unbecoming men that strove with Gods.
Ulysses - Alfred, Lord Tennyson
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