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[PC] Importing a save file from Mass Effect 1

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

★★★ Newbie

Hey, Can someone give me detailed instructions, step by step, copying my ME1 save from Steam, onto ME2 from Origin. I beat ME1 and I wanna keep going, but without having to buy ME1 thhrough origin and starting all over. Please help?

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

@g4lalphaone

 

You can find that here. The Save Game location is the same on both clients.

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

★★★ Newbie

doesn't work for me at all, saves is not located in config, and config is not located in binaries, have tried copying save from my ME1 saves folder into config and binary, neither worked

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

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@BjornWard

 

You need to navigate to your "Documents\BioWare\Mass Effect 2\Save" folder.

 

Create a folder named "ME1" (Without the quotes) inside this "Save" Folder.

 

Now copy the Mass Effect Saves from the Mass Effect save folder ("Documents\BioWare\Mass Effect\Save") into the "ME1" folder you created.

 

Now ME2 should "see" your ME1 characters.

 

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

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I'm using Origin trying import my mass effect 1 save file to Mass effect 2 but I see no Save folder at all in the Mass effect 2 folder.

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

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@shadow3440

 

So you have no "Save" folder in your "Documents\Bioware\Mass Effect 2" folder?

(Note: Just to make sure, this does not refer to the Mass Effect 2 Game folder under ">drive<:\Program Files (x86)\Origin Games\Mass Effect 2" or ">drive<:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Mass Effect 2" if you use the Steam version.

 

If not search your Machine for "*.pcsav" files to find the Mass Effect save folder.

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This is a players helping players forum, I don't work for 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: [PC] Importing a save file from Mass Effect 1

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Having problem with importing save files from ME1.

 

Tried config.  Tried saving settings in config.

Tried creating ME1 folder in ME2 saves folder and copying contents of ME1 saves folder to it.

ie the save files themselves.

 

C:\Users\Martin\Documents\BioWare\Mass Effect 2\Save\ME1

 

I assume that's the right setup?

 

Also tried putting the files into the save file under me2 and also in install directory.. it just doesn't detect the saves.

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

@rugster

 

Your ME1 Save games are in the "Documents\BioWare\Mass Effect 2\Save\ME1" folder?

Did you changed or do you use software (onedrive for example)  that changes the standard Windows "Document" folder?

 

If not try to run Origin and ME2 as Administrator.

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

★★★★ Newbie

Literally none of what you said worked. So any other suggestions?

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

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★★★★★ Pro

ME2 "expects" to find your ME1 saves in the following location: "C:\Users\<username>\Documents\BioWare\Mass Effect\Save"

 

THAT'S where you put the relevant "Charactername_MassEffectSave" file. If such a folder doesn't exist, ('cuz new computer, no install of ME1, etc.) just create it, then copy the save file there.

 

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