Mass Effect 3 System Requirements (Can You Run It?)

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Mass Effect 3, Can I Run It

The Mass Effect 3 official release date is Tuesday, March 6th, 2012. If you are a fan of the Mass Effect series then I am sure you want to know if you can run Mass Effect 3. The Mass Effect minimum system requirements have not changed from ME2 to the new ME3. So if you are able to run the previous Mass Effect 2 game then the answer is definitely yes, you can run it. If you are new to the Mass Effect series of games and not sure if your computer can play ME3 then I highly recommend downloading the Mass Effect 3 demo BEFORE you buy the game. This way you don’t waste your money if you find out that your PC has no chance of running ME3. Below are instructions on how to download the Mass Effect 3 demo… Step #1 – Download/Install the “Origin” app here: http://www.origin.com/us/about * Create an account with Origin / Electronic Arts (If you are like me and already have this installed on your computer, SKIP step 1.) Step #2 – Download the Mass Effect 3 demo here, using your Origin account: http://masseffect.bioware.com/about/demo/ * Of course click on the “PC” version and not any of the others :-p A very quick way to check if your Windows computer is compatible with Mass Effect 3 is to test it on the YouGamers Mass Effect 2 test page. Yes, it is for the older Mass Effect 2 but the minimum system requirements are the same. Here is a link to the Mass Effect test page: http://www.yougamers.com/gameometer/10370/ (Note: You will need the free Java plugin installed on your computer for it to work) With almost all new games comes problems. From a gaming PC veteran perspective, this is expected. Can’t install the game? Is it giving you some weird error message or the game runs fine then it crashes? Sometimes the game installs and runs without crashing but it is extremely laggy.

Whatever your problem is or if you are not sure if you can run it, FEEL FREE TO ASK YOUR QUESTION BELOW IN THE COMMENTS SECTION :-)

If you need help it is very important to post your computer hardware specs.

Please help us help you by posting the following about your computer… * Is your computer a Desktop or Laptop? * What processor does your computer have installed? * How much RAM (aka System Memory) does your computer have? * What graphics card does your computer have? * Do you have Windows XP, Vista or 7? And is it 32 or 64-bit? * (Apple Macs ONLY: I need the same Processor, RAM, Graphic card, Windows info + Are you running BootCamp or something else?) *** What exactly is your problem? “Does not work” can mean a lot of things. Please be as detailed as you can about your problem.

If you are not sure how to get all of this system info that is okay, I will show you how. Step 1 – Download the free, “portable” version of SPECCY. This version does NOT install on your computer. It is self-contained and can easily be fully deleted by just deleting the program folder. http://www.piriform.com/speccy/download/portable Step 2 – UNzip (aka “extract”) the Speccy zip file you just downloaded. Vista and Windows 7 owners can do this by RIGHT-clicking on the file and selecting the Extract option. Step 3 – Within the Speccy folder run the “Speccy” for 32-bit Windows OR Speccy64 for 64-bit Windows Step 4 – Once Speccy is open follow the directions in this image to copy your full computer specs online: http://minus.com/mG6siivnS#1f Step 5 – The “Publish Snapshot…” option will give you a web link. Copy the link and Paste it below, in the Comments section. (Now all of the techs will be able to check out your full computer specs to better diagnose the problem.) NOTE: There are times when the comment section gets heavily flooded with spammers. During those times we turn on our anti-spammer site app on full blast. Unfortunately the anti-spammer app on full blast will not allow any links to be posted. You will just have to manually grab the info from Speccy and post it during those times. PC MINIMUM System Requirements • Operating System: Windows XP SP3 / Vista SP1 / Windows 7 (Both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Vista and Win 7 are compatible) • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 1.8 GHz OR equivalent AMD CPU • RAM: 1GB for XP / 2GB RAM for Vista and Win 7 • Graphics card: 256 MB* (with Pixel Shader 3.0 support) * Supported chipsets: nVidia 7900 OR Faster; ATI X1800 OR Faster. (Please note that nVidia GeForce 9300, 8500, 8400, and 8300 are below minimum system requirements, as are AMD/ATI Radeon HD3200, HD3300, and HD4350. Updates to your video and sound card drivers may be required.) • Sound card: DirectX 9.0c compatible • DirectX: DirectX 9.0c August 2009 (included with game) • Hard Drive: 2.5 GB of free space • DVD Drive for disc versions PC RECOMMENDED System Requirements • Operating System: Windows XP SP3 / Vista SP1 / Windows 7 (Both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Vista and Win 7 are compatible) • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz OR equivalent AMD CPU • RAM: 2GB for XP / 4GB RAM for Vista and Win 7 • Graphics card: nVidia GeForce 9800 GT 512 MB OR Faster. AMD/ATI Radeon HD 4850 512 MB or FASTER • Sound card: DirectX 9.0c compatible • Hard Drive: 2.5 GB of free space • DVD Drive for disc versions

Once Mass Effect 3 full demo or full version is perfectly installed and ran for the 1st time you will be given a choice of 3 options of gameplay, “Action”, “Role Playing” and “Story”. Action: You are the type of person that doesn’t care about the storyline and just want to shoot something asap and keep shooting. If you come from shooters like Call of Duty then this is for you. Role Playing: If you are a Mass Effect gaming veteran then this is what you will be familiar with and probably most comfortable playing. You can customize your character and choose dialog responses during conversations. Story: If you just want to mainly sit back and enjoy the Mass Effect 3 storyline and are a newbie then this is for you. You can control which way the storyline goes. The combat is easy, very noob friendly. Mass Effect 3: Take Earth Back Cinematic Trailer

Mass Effect 3: Adrenaline-Pumping Gameplay

Mass Effect 3: Integrated Co-Op Multiplayer

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I assume that people have similar/same problem as me.

I use: http://speccy.piriform.com/results/Amr0BwYOC1aY5EseThMlTTf

I bought ME3 through Origin and now I feel so stupid. People warned me not to use Origin but I didn't listen. Now I know why.

Anyway, does anyone get "MassEffect3_activation.exe has encountered a problem and need to close. Sorry for the inconvenience" and then the message asked you whether you want to send the error to microsoft or not (send/ don't send) after I tried to go into the game. This has persisted even after
- reinstallin ME3
- Reinstalling ME 3
- firewall & antivirus.
- updates

And the problem is still there. I can't believe this.

Please help. Bioware helps team say they cannot help me with this because bootcamp is not supported, but it's still possible to play on it. They just not gonna help me. :S

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Thanks for posting your full Mac specs.
You have all the required hardware to make ME3 run.

You said you already updated Windows XP to the latest updates from Microsoft Update, so I will cross this off the important things to do.

- Try updating to the latest Windows XP nVidia drivers for the 8600M GT. Since you posted all of your info I was able to lookup the latest driver for your WinXP 8600M GT setup:
http://www.nvidia.com/object/notebook-winxp-266.58-whql-driver.html

- After you update to the latest drivers, restart your MacBook

- Install and run the free app “Game Booster”. This normally helps you run games a little faster but I have used it recently to fix a conflicting Windows PC issue with an Origin/Bioware game.

- After Game Booster is running launch Mass Effect 3 and try to play the game

NOTE: If it still does not work then try the following steps I found at the website linked below. Start with Step #2
http://dark-general.livejournal.com/29841.html

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Hi thank you for your help.

I also try to update my nvidia with that exact app you gave me. For some reason it can't install everything.

In the middle of the installation, these are the following that the app has done:
Installing Phys x Software Ver 9.10.0514 Failed
Installing nView Ver 135.5 Not Installed
Installing Graphic Driver Ver 266.58 Installed

Do you know why this happen? :S

And I cant go download "Game Booster" From google right?

Thank you

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Ok, I also got the Game Booster and it also doesn't work. The MassEffect3_activation.exe still shows up. It's like it's missing or something.

So I tried step two and WinRAR Diagnostic messages come up sayig "CRC failed in BIOGame\CookedPCConsole\Wwise_Crt_Cerb_Nem_SFX.afc The file is corrupt"

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I can't solve it with both of them. In the second solution, I somehow don't have these "n folder “mtka_tmp” open the file “lang_dfa.ini”" after the extraction.
Though I found the file "MassEffect3_activation.exe"

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The install messages are about right. The main thing that you should have gotten out of that is the driver. Your graphics card isn’t “PhysX” capable. I am not sure what the nView thing is. But the driver installed fine and that is what needed to happen.

I researched your problem some more. I could not find any other possible fixes. At this Bioware site they say what exactly that file does but not much more:
http://social.bioware.com/forum/1/topic/344/index/9588975/3#9695801

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Hey I asked u a question in your battlefield blog ! Would u answer my question there and also tell me if that pc I mentioned there would beable to play ME3 as well

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You would easily be able to max out the graphics in Mass Effect 2 with the PC specs you posted on the Battlefield 3 blog comments. :-)

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Have some questions on ur bf3 blog!

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sorry about my bad english language
my friend installed mass effect 3 & he can play the game but i installed the game & when click on icon for play not happen,masseffect3.exe going in proccess list & after 3 seconds file is gone from list.my system is : cpu : intel corei5 2500 main : asus p8h67 ram : 4GB VGA : ati hd5770 with last driver os : win7 64 with last update
& reloaded crack with dlc unlocker,how can i play? plz help
i installed last vga driver,physx,vc2005 2008,directx........

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