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Mass Effect Trilogy: ME2 doesn't start with Origin after install

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This is the way gaming is going nowadays and has been for quite some time. Time to throw out the games and start reading books.
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Did you managed to fix it? I have the same problem too 

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Re: Mass Effect Trilogy: ME2 doesn't start with Origin after install

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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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@brutalistanbul wrote:

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.



I've been trying for hours to get this game to start and I have no idea why your solution works but thank you so much.

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Re: Mass Effect Trilogy: ME2 doesn't start with Origin after install

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Hi everyone,

 

I’m sorry to hear that some of you are still experiencing this issue.

 

If the workaround marked as a solution does not work for you, could you please try the workaround provided by brutalistanbul?

 

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.

 

Apologies for the inconvenience, please let me know how this works for you.

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Puh!!!
I finaly found something that worked for me, and I have tested all you suggestion that is stated before in this forum see this page
http://www.masseffectsaves.com/import.php
For the long version.

 

Her the short one, and it is a copy and paste, (the folder may difer because of vesion of Windows you use):


"Some people are having have trouble running the config utility, ie. it always crashes. There's a work around which

duplicates the copy function, Check out copy/paste job:

If the ME1 save doesn't appear, relax, its just in another folder that ME2 can't see.

Here are the steps
1) Go to Documents > Bioware > Mass Effect (Note: ME1) > Save

2) Now you will see 2 kinds of files

One Like this : Jane01_02

And like this: Char_01-36-3-1-5-25-1-2010-10-24

(Its different for everyone, but as long as it has "Char_" that is the file) "

 

Note!!!

The last sentece that save gamed need to start witn "Char_", that was my finaly solution!

So I renamed a saved game file so it begin with Char_

 

BR

Broddan

 

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Re: Mass Effect Trilogy: ME2 doesn't start with Origin after install

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Sorry saw that this forum was not abut import saved games to ME2. I apologies for that, but it can be good for uther that have that problem Standard smile
The solution with renaming files work verry well for me.
Thanks

BR

Broddan

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Re: Mass Effect Trilogy: ME2 doesn't start with Origin after install

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This fix worked perfectly but then, ever since a week ago, I've started having the same problem again. However, this time changing the names doesn't work and sometimes origin pops up saying there is an invalid or missing par file and I should reinstall (which I have done.... Several times). Does anyone have any idea what I can try now?

 

(To EA) Seriously guys, you need to pull your act together. Origin is a pain in the neck. I managed to play through Mass effect 1 after a massive amount of difficulty with the same problem and I LOVE Mass Effect but if this is the rubbish customer care PC gamers get... I'm not even sure I'm going to buy an EA game again Mass Effect or not. I apologise for the rant but it's how a lot of people feel and if you don't care what we think, then I rest my case about your customer care.

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Dear EA,

 

I have exactly the same problem as pudsley.

 

In brief, I've tried the beta install which hasn't worked, there is also read disc error on the trilogy I purchased and have downloaded the game 4 times today. Needless to say I've lost a day on this and am furious.

 

EA this is unacceptable. Could you please explain what the point is with buying the CD to install the game and then it can't be played?

 

This is a disgrace of a service and I wish for EA to contact me directly to resolve this issue.

  

Oh and I had a similar issue with ME1 though only downloaded it twice.

 

Kind furious regards,

 

One unhappy downloader

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Same problem here for both Mass Effect one and Two. At this point I want a refund,  I'm not responsible for their **bleep** not working..

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