Thread: Mass Effect
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15 May 2011  
sygnus21

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Well on the other hand that could also be the issue as some of the updates DO provide compatibility fixes.

I mention the SP1 issue because it appears (to me) that it did cause ME1 to "break" and using compatibility mode fixes it. However if I had to choose between a single game and SP1, SP1 would always win hands down.

So, even though I appear to be contradicting myself (install updates, yet SP breaks ME) I would still suggest installing all the important updates and the compatibility fixes and use compatibility mode for the game as system stability and security is more important to me than a single game.

Will this fix your current issue with ME1, I don't know. It's just a cautionary statement.

BTW..... Tips on Troubleshooting Game Issues - item #4

The other things you could do is update your DirectX files - items 5 & 6

Make sure you install the latest patch(es) - item 3

My two cents
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