Hello, I just bought Mass Effect 2 for my PC. I've installed it and tried to play it, but every, time I do, a message pops up that says "Failed to initialize the physics system. Please ensure you have an updated version of the PhysX system software installed."
So I went and installed the newest version of PhysX available, but I keep getting that message. Am I just boned and it is never going to work because I have an ATI card, or is there some other way to get it to work?
Ok, thanks, I'll just try and find a way to make work it. Cause either way, I have downloaded PhysX, but it says the game cannot work, but then if it should work without it, then it saying it can't work without PhysX is a contradiction. Well, something's bound to work. And if nothing else, I'm planning on upgrading my PC here in a month or two, so I'll just gett'r then.
Yes, NVidia tries their best to make it seem otherwise, but in actuality there are not many games that use GPU PhysX. In fact, ME2 only uses CPU PhysX, so having an NVidia card would make no difference whatsoever.
Thanks for the suggestions everyone. Overall, I got the game to work. I just uninstalled both PhysX and ME2, then reinstalled PhysX and THEN the game. It works just fine now and is a bloody awesome game. Problem I had last time was I didn't have PhysX installed but installed ME2, so when ME2 searched for PhysX it couldn't find it, so I downloaded PhysX, but it still couldn't find it, so with uninstalling both the game and driver, I effectively did like a refresh of the ME2's recognition of the PC's driver list; at least that's the best explanation I could come up with. Again, thanks to everyone who gave out some suggestions, it really helped and now I can enjoy my $20.00 I spent.