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Mass Effect 2 won't start

by tyurtel

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Re: Mass Effect 2 won't start

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Same problem, tried almost everything nothing seems to working, any idea?

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Re: Mass Effect 2 won't start

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Go to your ">drive<:\Program Files (x86)\Origin Games\Mass Effect 2\Binaries" folder and make a copy if the "MassEffect2.exe". 


Then rename the "ME2game.exe" to "OLD_ME2game.exe".


Now rename the "MassEffect2.exe" to "ME2game.exe" (without the quotes) and try to start the game from the new created "ME2game.exe"



If that don't works, delete the "Mass Effect 2" folder in your "Documents\BioWare"  folder. (The "Mass Effect 2" folder under "Documents", not the game folder!)

Then delete the "ME2game.exe", the "OLD_ME2game.exe" and the copy of the "MassEffect2.exe" from your ">drive<:\Program Files (x86)\Origin Games\Mass Effect 2\Binaries" folder.


Now delete the "Data" folder under ">drive<:\Program Files (x86)\Origin Games\Mass Effect 2"


Start Origin, go to your Games library and start the Download of ME2 again. (Don't worry, it will download a few files only.) > test. 




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Re: Mass Effect 2 won't start

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@alexmf138 Here it is October of 2019, and I am playing through the Mass Effect games. I encountered the issue where running the ME2 config disabled ME2's ability to launch. I followed your post, and it worked like a charm. Thank you.
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