So far Origin has been working fine. I have installed both Mass Effect 1 and Mass Effect 3 in a folders I specifically chose because my main drive doesn't have enough space. When I try to install Mass Effect 2 however it will constantly tell me that there isn't enough space to install and then proceeds to tell me exactly how much space there is on my main drive.

Anybody had similar problems?

  • Assuming your drives are NTFS, you could do something like move C:\bigfolder D:\ followed by mklink /D /J C:\bigfolder D:\bigfolder. Repeat for other locations until your main drive has enough space. Apr 9, 2012 at 20:02

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I am unable to reproduce this issue, however I suspect that you installed Origin on your main drive and by default it is trying to install Mass Effect 2 into the 'Downloaded Games' folder configured within your Origin settings?

Origin Configuration Settings

When I attempt to install Mass Effect 2 via Origin (I don't have it installed via Origin as I originally purchased it on Steam, but I have added my CD key to Origin for the purpose of testing this for you) I get prompted simply for the language I wish to install the game with and then asked if I want to continue after being prompted with the disc space check;

Origin Disc Space Check

Once I've accepted the end-user license agreement, and the download has started, files begin to appear in the 'games\Mass Effect 2' subfolder inside my Origin installation directory;

Installation Location

Therefore I suspect that you ensure that the configuration settings for Origin have been set up to ensure that both the 'Downloaded Games' and 'Select where you want to store your game installers' settings within the Origin settings page are configured to point to the hard disc that you intend to install Mass Effect 2 on. I personally chose to use a 'games' folder inside of my Origin installation folder to follow the way that Steam does things but you can customise this to your own liking.

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