I have installed ME2, and the game started without problems.
All installed DLC's worked just fine, just after I installed the Shadow broker DLC through Origin there is an error with the awc.dll.
The help suggests stated here is not working :https://help.ea.com/article/problems-launching-mass-effect-2
There is no EAAccessInstaller.exe, EACoreServer.exe, EACore.dll and noEACoreApp.ini
Also tried this: http://social.bioware.com/forum/1/topic/106/index/804361
Installed 'activation.air', does not work.
There is a EACore_App.in in the origin folder, but there is no path to activation.exe, and I don't know what it should look like.
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I have the EXACT same problem. Incredibly frustrating. I was able to "repair install" by right clicking on the mass effect 2 icon in the my games section. This allows the game to load with no awc.dll error. However, At the main menu it says "unable to authorize the following DLC: Genesis". Please log into the account you used to purcahse this DLC with. I am already logged in to that account though.
This problem needs to be fixed, like yesterday!
This 'solution' did nothing for me.
I also had this problem.
Reinstalling Air did nothing,
Trying to fix the install found nothing wrong.
I ended up floating my cursor over the ME2 image in origin and tried starting the game from there and it worked.
From then on, I was able to get the game running from the shortcut.
Hope this help.
October 2013 - last edited October 2013
I also made a thread which has another way how to deal with the problem here: http://answers.ea.com/t5/Mass-Effect-2/Kasumi-Stolen-Memory-DLC-Crashing-at-the-end-of-loyalty-missi...
Perfect way to load ME2 AND DLC's and have all work without that AWS.DLL error.. Step 1: Install Adobe Air. Step2: Install origin if not already on computer. Step 3 Install or download ME2 and install to default dir. which should be Program Files(x86) Start game to make sure it runs. If it does shut down game.
Step 4: Go to Program Files(x86)/Origin <not Origin Games>and click on the Legacy PM dir. Copy all those files to a temp dir on desktop. Step 5: Add all DLC"s that you have to game.. Step 6: Copy all those files that you put in that desktop dir to the Program Files/Origin Games/MassEffect2/Binaries dir. Make a shortcut from Mass Effect2 in the binaries dir to the desktop. Open the shortcut by right clicking on it and choose properties. After the properties window is open there is a line that sayes target. Add -nomoviestart to the end of the line after the quote mark. Like this "C:\Program Files (x86)\Origin Games\Mass Effect 2\Binaries\ME2Game.exe" -nomoviestartup. Everything should now work with no error messages.
It may sound like a "no-brainer", but your idea about right-clicking on the icon helped me at least move futher along in my trouble shooting. It has been some years since I played these games. Forgot all about that. Anyway, the repair worked. Thanks.
Mass effect 2 origin Awc.dll DLC load failed
I deleted the game, plus all dlc’s (updates) then i installed the game again
I installed all dlc`s one at a time and started the game , it worked,
untill i loaded arrival.
So i deleted everything again and reloaded all except Arrival and the game works.......
I will have to talk to Orgin to see about the Arrival Dlc. Hope this helps..