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Re: [PC] Importing a save file from Mass Effect 1

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Re: [PC] Importing a save file from Mass Effect 1

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I just want to thank you, I've been doing research for a long time to import my ME1 char on ME2, but couldn't find a proper answer, i seriously don't know why they didn't put the save folder where Mass Effect is installed.

Had to finish the ME trilogy without my ME 1 char, but i will be able to do so for my new char, thank you so much

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@Qstyger Thanks! it definitely was the "missing step" in all this manoeuver Confusedmileyhappy: (for me at least).

I had tried both to copy manually my ME1 saves and to use the config tool in the binaries but it didn't work and the game wouldn't run at all.

 

Now after many a trial I was finally able to fix this issue by doing the repair part in addition to the steps described by Fred on the 1st page of this thread.

Again thanks to you both!

 

For info : I use ME1 UK  bought at Gamersgate and ME2 in Origin version.

 

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Re: [PC] Importing a save file from Mass Effect 1

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This helped me fix the problem, but I'm confused why situation even occurred in the first place.  The product should work without having to do this.  I'm partly wondering where to place blame.

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@WalksTheEdge wrote:

This helped me fix the problem, but I'm confused why situation even occurred in the first place.  The product should work without having to do this.  I'm partly wondering where to place blame.


There were always guides, first on the BioWare forum and now on Answer HQ. Unfortunately, the manual just says "start the game, import a character, and play", which is simply wrong. I guess they just copied the manual from the Xbox 360 version and replaced the word Xbox with PC.

Luckily, ME3's import process is seamless.



I don't work for EA.

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Tried to use Config. Doesn't work.

Tried to manually move save files. Doesn't work.

Please help.

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Re: [PC] Importing a save file from Mass Effect 1

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@Ragnarr12 wrote:

Tried to use Config. Doesn't work.

Tried to manually move save files. Doesn't work.

Please help.


Maybe ME2 can't find an endgame save. Play through the final boss again and maybe that will fix it.



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This was so helpful! Standard smile

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Re: [PC] Importing a save file from Mass Effect 1

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i keep getting a "please run the configuration utility to copy your save games to the appropriate location" message and i don't necessarily understand what i need to do to fix this. i have found the MassEffect2Config but i don't know what to do with that. 

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just make sure ME 2 is not running when you do this

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Dude you are a life saver!! I did exactly as you said, however I ran into a problem with the save file. I remembered that my bf told me to copy the Char file into something so all I had to do was move the Char file into one of the two folders that was showing up in my copy saves box and it worked! Thank you so much!

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