Apparently today I made a huge mistake: I sold my Mass Effect games for Xbox360 to buy the digital trilogy for PC (I'm relocating and wanted to bring Shepard with me in the journey, just in case of sudden Reapers).
Over this weekend I tried one torrent for each game, to see if they would work and they did. Today, after the purchase and download of the first game, the horrible happened: no sign of life whatsoever from the game. I can't debug anyhow, since Origin Client traps (and suppresses, I suppose) all warnings coming from the game. Tried both online and offline mode, with cloud storage enabled/disabled, with in game client enabled/disabled, compatibility mode with XP Service Pack 3, lower details and lower resolution from the game configuration. Nothing seems to work.
My laptop specification is:
- Intel Core i7
- 6gb ddr3 ram,
- full hd screen
- Nvidia Geforce GT555m
It can run most games at high details (Dishonored, Battlefield 3, Starcraft 2:WoL and HoTS Beta, Diablo 3 just to name some...) and the pirate version of the trilogy too (they launched, at least, didn't check for ME3 and 2 gameplay). The game is fully patched, with Pinnacle Station and Bring down the Sky DLCs installed.
What can this possibly be? Is it related to the Origin Client or some sort of compatibility issue of the game?
I stumbled upon some info from this link in TR forums and none of the solutions provided worked so far :(
Downloaded both patches 1.01a and 1.02, launched them and got the error "Can't find any installation of Mass Effect" just before they crashed. I then copied those patches files inside ME folder, ran them again with the same outcome (error + crash). Then launched the game and it works. I'd still like to know why it doesn't work, can't possibly consider this as "fixed" :|