First go to your Documents\BioWare\Mass Effect\Config\BioInput.ini and in the file you opened, search for [Engine.Console], and add the line ConsoleKey=Tilde just under it.
If you don't have an english keyboard, you may have to type ConsoleKey=Tab
When in game, activate the console by pressing the tilde key (or tab key). The game console will appear. In it, type:
And play through the parts with the bug. Save and reload to reset.
I found it at Mass Effect Black Pixels AMD Bug [FIXED, kinda] - YouTube
Try to look here too: Low quality textures fix for Mass Effect - Steam Users' Forums
And no, a GTX 260 isn't archaic for Mass Effect..
Quote: Originally Posted by simonlodge
Well tbh i don't have any problems with any other games.. i play crysis 3, battlefield 3 and they work fine.. I also have mass effect 2 and 3 but have not installed them as of yet.. and whats wrong with my gfx card? its brand new and my last 660 i had to RMA it cos it was faulty had this new one for about 2 months now without any problems.. until now with just mass effect.. oh and its an Evega ftw edition brand card.
What GFX do you have now? GTX 260 or GTX 660?
If you bought a "new" GTX 260, return it immediatly and get at least one of the Geforce 400 Series graphics card (or one of the Radeon HD 5000 Series)