Hi I bought Mass Effect 2 free via free games and later bought the DLC's.
When I finishend Mass Effect I wanted to play 2 but I couldnt connect the the curberus netword.
Have ''bought'' the free curberus netword codevia ''http://social.bioware.com/page/me2-dlc'' but still I got the massage please help.
I'm using win 10
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Ok, now that all normal troubleshooting attempts failed, we approach this differently.
- close Origin completely.
- Go here, to the "me3explorer" Wiki page.
- Scroll down to "DLC Patcher" > Download the ME2 DLL set. (at "just download")
(I use this DLLs myself for my modded game, but as always with third party software or tools I have to tell you that you use this DLLs at your own risk.)
- Unpack the "masseffect-binkw32-master.zip" > go to the "masseffect-binkw32-master\ME2\Release" folder.
- There you have a "binkw32.dll" and a "binkw23.dll" > copy them both into your ">drive<:\Program Files (x86)\Origin Games\Mass Effect 2\Binaries" folder. (overwrite)
- Start Origin and enjoy the game whit your working DLCs.
@ijanssen Hey, an external download shouldn't be needed.
Can you check in Origin itself instead? Click the game panel then the Extra Content tab. Scroll down and see if you have an option to download the Cerberus pack from there?
If it's already downloaded can you try manually launching mass effect as administrator from its folder?
You can use MassEffect2.exe or in some cases ME2Game.exe from the default location of C:\Program Files (x86)\Origin Games\Mass Effect 2\Binaries
@ijanssen Thanks. I don't think the issue lies with your install/Cerberus content itself, but with the game connecting to the internet.
Can you add the game and firewall to the exceptions list for your firewall, then try launching Origin as an administrator and try again?
I have made a exception of the folder and the proceses but it still says that I cant connect.
Have even dissabled my virus protection and tryed again
I thougth maby regestraiting it on Bioware sociale network might work.
But it says the code is invalit. But when I try another game (Dragon Age II and Mass Effect 3 (witch didn't need the code from origin)) it has no problems at all.
No outside registration will help as long as you can't connect to the Cerberus Network.
Did you tried to connect manually at the "Notebook" on the start screen?:
Do you use special character in your password or email?
Are you on an university network?
Restart your router.
If that not helps, shut down your Windows firewall and disable the real-time scanner of your antivirus software.. (just for testing purpose, don't forget to activate the firewall and the antivirus software later on.)
Should it work after you disabled the firewall, here is a description how to allow a program to communicate through the firewall.
This ports must be open on your Router:
TCP: 80; 443; 9960-9969; 1024-1124; 3216; 18000; 18120; 18060; 27900; 28910; 29900
UDP: 1024-1124; 18000; 29900