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Re: Can't connect to Cerberus network in Mass Effect 2

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Can't connect to Cerberus network in Mass Effect 2

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Hi I bought Mass Effect 2 free via free games and later bought the DLC's.
When I finishend Mass Effect Soccer ball 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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Re: Can't connect to Cerberus network in Mass Effect 2

@ijanssen @tencentsa

 

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. 

 

 

 

 

 

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Re: Can't connect to Cerberus network in Mass Effect 2

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@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


Thanks. 

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Re: Can't connect to Cerberus network in Mass Effect 2

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Have checked origin and it says the curberus network is unlocked, see pic.

I than lanched as admin from both files and still got the massage, see pic.
After ward I get the message thet I havent been able to verify the DLC's.

 

I even reinstaled the game hoping that would help, still nothing

 

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Re: Can't connect to Cerberus network in Mass Effect 2

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@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?

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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

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Re: Can't connect to Cerberus network in Mass Effect 2

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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.

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Re: Can't connect to Cerberus network in Mass Effect 2

@ijanssen

 

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?:

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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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Re: Can't connect to Cerberus network in Mass Effect 2

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Yes I have tried that but still had the same result.
Can't connect to the Cerberus network.

Have also tried things from other forms since a lot of people have this problem but no results.
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Re: Can't connect to Cerberus network in Mass Effect 2

@ijanssen

 

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:

 

Origin Ports
TCP: 80; 443; 9960-9969; 1024-1124; 3216; 18000; 18120; 18060; 27900; 28910; 29900
UDP: 1024-1124; 18000; 29900

 

Clearing your DNS cache. or testing a google DNS could also help.

 

 

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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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Re: Can't connect to Cerberus network in Mass Effect 2

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At request of someone form EA, see top of this form, I tried solving it by disabling my firewall.
Unfortunately enough it didn't work.

I have no idea where to look for the origin ports as you described. But clearing the the other two didn't work either.
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