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Windows 7: Mass Effect load failure

01 Jan 2010   #1
Artiamus

Windows 7
 
 
Mass Effect load failure

I recently purchased and downloaded Mass Effect through Steam. However, every time I go to load it I get a error message, APPCRASH to be precise. Any help on this problem will be appreciated.


Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: MassEffect.exe
Application Version: 1.2.20608.0
Application Timestamp: 4a55fea1
Fault Module Name: MassEffect.exe
Fault Module Version: 1.2.20608.0
Fault Module Timestamp: 4a55fea1
Exception Code: c0000005
Exception Offset: 008b752d
OS Version: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.768.3
Locale ID: 1033
Additional Information 1: 0a9e
Additional Information 2: 0a9e372d3b4ad19135b953a78882e789
Additional Information 3: 0a9e
Additional Information 4: 0a9e372d3b4ad19135b953a78882e789

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01 Jan 2010   #2
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Start by updating all your drivers using the guide in my sig. Also, make sure Steam is updated.
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01 Jan 2010   #3
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Have you tried launching the ME exe as "Run As Admin?

Or you may try:
Exit out of steam app completely, and start steam with "run as admin" and try launching ME.

Quote From Steam:

* MICROSOFT VISTA USERS: Launching “Mass Effect” from Steam requires the setting “Run as Administrator”. If the User Account Control feature of Windows Vista is enabled, launching “Mass Effect” from Steam will result in failure. For users with User Account Control enabled, launch Steam using the “Run as Administrator” option or launch from the windows shortcut.

This says vista, but would quite likely apply to 7 as well.
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01 Jan 2010   #4
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wishmaster View Post
Have you tried launching the ME exe as "Run As Admin?

Or you may try:
Exit out of steam app completely, and start steam with "run as admin" and try launching ME.

Quote From Steam:

* MICROSOFT VISTA USERS: Launching “Mass Effect” from Steam requires the setting “Run as Administrator”. If the User Account Control feature of Windows Vista is enabled, launching “Mass Effect” from Steam will result in failure. For users with User Account Control enabled, launch Steam using the “Run as Administrator” option or launch from the windows shortcut.

This says vista, but would quite likely apply to 7 as well.
Sloppy Steam as usual. They can't program an app properly with Vista/7's new architecture? No wonder I avoid this useless software.
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02 Jan 2010   #5
Artiamus

Windows 7
 
 

Steam is fully updated, did that at the beginning. Tried running it as Admin and updated drivers, still having problem after each.
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03 Jan 2010   #6
Artiamus

Windows 7
 
 

Got it to work by running it in compatibility mode set to Vista[service pack 3].
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03 Jan 2010   #7
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Artiamus View Post
Got it to work by running it in compatibility mode set to Vista[service pack 3].
Smoothly? Your system specs are pretty low.
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03 Jan 2010   #8
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

There must be something different about the Steam versions. I would love to know what TBH.

I have ME as well, although mine are the actuall DVD, and mine runs perfectly fine without having to do anything.

Curious what STEAM does differently.
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