Just bought Mass Effect 1 from Origin on my new rig.

Every time I try to start it, just stops working. I can't even get to the title screen. Running the game with Admin privileges doesn't help. All of my drivers are up to date.

When I start the game, it takes me to the configuration utility. When I press play in the utility it goes to the ME logo, then my screen goes black for 2 seconds and a message pops up saying ME.exe stopped working.

My specs are:

  • Windows 7 Ultimate
  • AMD Phenom processor
  • Sapphire Radeon HD 6850
  • 8 gigs of ram
  • You can edit questions if you need to add more information, there's no need to delete and repost :) – agent86 Feb 20 '13 at 22:03
  • What's in the details of the error message? Could you add a PasteBin link with those details? – Slurpee Feb 20 '13 at 22:29
  • Are you using Steam or Origin version? – Mandemon Feb 20 '13 at 22:51
  • Origin, and it just says ME.exe stopped working and thats it – Dima Thefencingdude Lukhtai Feb 21 '13 at 0:41
  • Any sort of crash logs in the game directory? You could look in the application events in the event viewer. See if there is an error for the game there. – Slurpee Feb 21 '13 at 8:00

I had that problem in Win7 too. You can either check Windows XP compatibility mode in the shortcut or .exe file properties, or right-click the game shortcut and select "Run as administrator"

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