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The Scrying Chamber => Bioware Games => Topic started by: Sssith on December 05, 2012, 09:49:52 PM

Title: Me3 Game Doesn't Save
Post by: Sssith on December 05, 2012, 09:49:52 PM
No clue what is going on.

I recently downloaded the game to my new computer.

Imported a character.

Started campaign.

Click save...icon says saving...

Go to load and nothing is there.

Really getting pissed.
Title: Re: Me3 Game Doesn't Save
Post by: Tarr on December 05, 2012, 11:17:25 PM
Imported a character from the old HD?  Maybe importing across HDs tags the file as read only.  Check that.
Title: Re: Me3 Game Doesn't Save
Post by: Pixelated on December 06, 2012, 04:08:29 AM
If you have ME3 installed on a different partition or disk from your "Documents" folder, it won't save.

To fix this... Edit your game's shortcut and add the "-nohomedir" switch, thus:
C:\<whatever>\Mass Effect 3\Binaries\MassEffect3.exe" -nohomedir
(paths may vary, obviously)

And you have to launch the game using the shortcut, NOT through Origin. If you don't, the game won't find your saves.

Your saves will then be located in the ME3 "Biogame" folder, rather than your "Documents" folder.


(this is apparently a problem with many (all?) UT3-based games)
Title: Re: Me3 Game Doesn't Save
Post by: Sssith on December 06, 2012, 07:15:38 AM
I am betting that Luch found it.

I moved my Documents folder to a different partition than the install.

UT3?

Title: Re: Me3 Game Doesn't Save
Post by: Sssith on December 06, 2012, 08:31:15 AM
It worked.  Thanks Luch.

Damn that was annoying.
Title: Re: Me3 Game Doesn't Save
Post by: Pixelated on December 06, 2012, 08:32:07 AM
UT3?

The Unreal game engine, or whatever it's called, that ME is built on.

It worked.  Thanks Luch.

Damn that was annoying.

Cheers. :D
Title: Re: Me3 Game Doesn't Save
Post by: Lego on December 13, 2012, 05:37:13 PM
It was trying to be merciful, you fuckers :p
Title: Re: Me3 Game Doesn't Save
Post by: Sssith on December 14, 2012, 11:44:22 AM
The game is FUN.

Poser.

Yeah the ending sucks. 

But the game is awesomely fun.  Excellent writing and characters (minus the ending).