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Mass Effect 3 won't launch

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June 13, 2012 3:40:35 PM

so i bought this game and install it, and there was nothing wrong. but when i tried to launch it, origin says: "mass effect 3: now launching..." and then poof! nothing happens.
i played the demo before so don't really understand whats wrong, but just in case it's a hardware problem, here are my PC specs:

Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E7500 @ 2.93GHz

2.1 GB RAM

GeForce 210

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June 13, 2012 4:36:51 PM

What version of windows are you running? Not an expert but maybe the ram or gfx card
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June 13, 2012 4:41:07 PM

Did you mess around with the configuration settings? I had that kind of problem with Dragon Age: Origins
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June 13, 2012 5:02:23 PM

your gfx is under spec. the minimum required is a gts 240 you only have a 210 which although similar in some respects doesnt have the required shader count and or some of the higher end hardware required for gaming. getting a 240/96gt will likely allow you to play at minimum on single player only but multiplayer will require a slightly better 250/98gt/3870
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June 13, 2012 5:59:27 PM

HEXiT said:
your gfx is under spec. the minimum required is a gts 240 you only have a 210 which although similar in some respects doesnt have the required shader count and or some of the higher end hardware required for gaming. getting a 240/96gt will likely allow you to play at minimum on single player only but multiplayer will require a slightly better 250/98gt/3870

i think you're wrong 'cause the demo worked fine and "can you run it" says it's passing the minimum.
BTW i run win. 7 32bit
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June 13, 2012 6:19:49 PM

He's not wrong. Going by your own claim, cyri states that minimum required to run the game is nvidia 7900 or better. 7900 falls in the same range as GT 220.

So, you might have been able to run the demo because your card is a little below spec, but once the game had all the features included your card simply doesn't have enough juice.
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June 13, 2012 6:24:50 PM

I would say it is your card as well.. just not enough juice in it.. i would upgrade a bit. prob would not be too expensive and get better performance
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June 13, 2012 6:34:31 PM

That's great news!

Oh, you mean, you want it to launch?

I'm very, very sorry.

On a serious note, your specs are on the fringe.
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June 13, 2012 7:32:29 PM

It may be that the game is being updated in Origin and will therefore be unavailable until completed. Cheers
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September 30, 2012 6:02:52 AM

FWIW, I have a an Nvidia 590 and I get the same symptom.

Just now, searching the web, I find several people referring to the same symptom and have contacted EA. No one
has come up with a solution.

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