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Mass Effect 2 does not launch

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Mass Effect 2 does not launch

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I have installed the full Mass Effect Trilogy and I was trying to import my save file from Mass Effect to Mass Effect 2. After copying some files and going into the configurations, I think it worked. Now I found a new problem, my game won't launch. It will synchronize save files with the cloud, but nothing after that. My other games just launch after that. It worked fine before I went into the configuration, but I haven't changed anything apart from importing my saves. Can somebody please tell me what could be wrong? I already restarted both my pc and Origin.

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I probably should have googled it, I'm sorry for wasting your time. I found my answer in this thread:

http://answers.ea.com/t5/Mass-Effect-2/Mass-Effect-Trilogy-ME2-doesn-t-start-with-Origin-after-insta...

 

'I found a solution to it (it worked for me).

In binaries directory:

Rename MassEffect2.exe as MassEffect2Launcher.exe

Rename ME2Game.exe as MassEffect2.exe

Now It Works fine and it can import Mass Effect 1 saves.

Hope work for everyone.'

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Hi there, try disabling cloud saves then try again. Then if it launches, play for a bit and you can turn back on Cloud Saves (or not, if you only play from one machine).

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It still doesn't launch. I disabled cloud storage for all games in the 'Cloud storage' tab of Mass Effect 2. I can also click 'Uninstall' under the 'Details' tab when I'm not ingame. That option disappears for about a second, then it appears again, so it stops itself immediately. Should I reinstall the game?

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I probably should have googled it, I'm sorry for wasting your time. I found my answer in this thread:

http://answers.ea.com/t5/Mass-Effect-2/Mass-Effect-Trilogy-ME2-doesn-t-start-with-Origin-after-insta...

 

'I found a solution to it (it worked for me).

In binaries directory:

Rename MassEffect2.exe as MassEffect2Launcher.exe

Rename ME2Game.exe as MassEffect2.exe

Now It Works fine and it can import Mass Effect 1 saves.

Hope work for everyone.'

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Thanks for posting that you found the solution, (and not just the link, but the actual fix!)

 

Gave you kudos for that.  Wink

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Hello

 

For some reason Mass Effect decided not to launch again minutes after closing the game.

 

I tried your solution and now I get:

 

Mass Effect 2 Invalid license, Reason Code = Missing DLL (MSVCP80.dll) Error .0x7E

 

This is very weird

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I did this and the game still wont open?

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@MrBeysus

 

Please create a DxDiag, also go to your Reliability monitor (Press the windows key and "R" at the same time and copy or type "perfmon /rel" (without the quotes) in > ENTER and look if it has ME2 entries.

 

 If yes double click at the last one, copy it to the clipboard, (Bottom left corner) save it to a text file and load it up together with the DxDiag. You can do that with the "choose file" button at the bottom right corner of the reply window.

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Please help.  I followed the directions and attached the file to help diagnose the problem.

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@dslong1

 

OK several things.

First you run Windows 7 without service pack 1. I would suggest to update.

 

Second, You have a "Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset" GPU, I have my doubts that this GPU is sufficient to run ME2. (Intel video cards are not officially supported in
Mass Effect 2 and it is probably also to slow.)

 

You can try to update your GPU driver from here and test.

 

 

 

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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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