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Dlenny2259  posted on Aug 31, 2011 2:53:58 PM - Report post

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On the owrld where you meet Liara while you drive the Mako you have to avoid driving in the lava. When I first got this game I had a system with a Geforce 9800 graphics card and it worked fine. Now though with my new system I have a Geforce 480 graphics card and when I dirve on that world I can't see the lava it is the same color as the ground that surrounds it and I keep on driving into the lava. I really like this game and I would to be able to play it some more. Thank you for your help in advance. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 
azrael502  posted on Aug 31, 2011 4:52:44 PM - Report post

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i had the same prob

To Automatically Delete the Files
On Windows XP: Assuming you have Steam installed to the default directory, navigate to folder: C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\mass effect\Binaries\ and run MassEffectConfig.exe. On the left hand sidebar, select the Repair option. Click the Delete Local Shader Cache Files button. That's it, you can close the config program and start the game normally.

On Windows Vista: For some reason the Repair option is not available by default in Vista. Navigate to the same folder listed above, and right click on MassEffectConfig.exe and select properties. Go the Compatbility tab activate the checkbox to run in compatiblity mode for Windows XP. Select OK and double-click the EXE as normal. Select Repair and Delete Local Shader Cache Files as above.


To Manually Delete the Files
The file you need to delete is in two different locations.
Delete the file named LocalShaderCache-PC-D3D-SM3.upk in the following directories:

\My Documents\BioWare\Mass Effect\Published\CookedPC\

C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\mass effect\BioGame\CookedPC\

 
Dlenny2259  posted on Aug 31, 2011 10:22:17 PM - Report post

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quote:
originally posted by azrael502

i had the same prob

To Automatically Delete the Files
On Windows XP: Assuming you have Steam installed to the default directory, navigate to folder: C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\mass effect\Binaries\ and run MassEffectConfig.exe. On the left hand sidebar, select the Repair option. Click the Delete Local Shader Cache Files button. That's it, you can close the config program and start the game normally.

On Windows Vista: For some reason the Repair option is not available by default in Vista. Navigate to the same folder listed above, and right click on MassEffectConfig.exe and select properties. Go the Compatbility tab activate the checkbox to run in compatiblity mode for Windows XP. Select OK and double-click the EXE as normal. Select Repair and Delete Local Shader Cache Files as above.


To Manually Delete the Files
The file you need to delete is in two different locations.
Delete the file named LocalShaderCache-PC-D3D-SM3.upk in the following directories:

\My Documents\BioWare\Mass Effect\Published\CookedPC\

C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\mass effect\BioGame\CookedPC\

I really appreciate the help but I have Windows 7 and I own an original retail copy of the game.

 
DABhand  posted on Aug 31, 2011 11:51:57 PM - Report post

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He never mentioned anything about having a naughty version of the game, you have to do what is said (if on 7 follow the Vista explanation) and remove those local shader cache's or else you will have problems.
 
Dlenny2259  posted on Sep 01, 2011 12:15:03 AM - Report post

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He never mentioned anything about having a naughty version of the game, you have to do what is said (if on 7 follow the Vista explanation) and remove those local shader cache's or else you will have problems.

When I said that I owned an original retail copy of the game I didn't mean that he thought I had a naughty copy of it just that if I understood him right in his example he used steam instead of retail.

 
DABhand  posted on Sep 01, 2011 1:44:15 AM - Report post

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It would work for both.
 
azrael502  posted on Sep 10, 2011 2:51:12 PM - Report post

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it does work for both
 
Dlenny2259  posted on Sep 29, 2011 3:14:59 AM - Report post

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quote:
originally posted by azrael502

i had the same prob

To Automatically Delete the Files
On Windows XP: Assuming you have Steam installed to the default directory, navigate to folder: C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\mass effect\Binaries\ and run MassEffectConfig.exe. On the left hand sidebar, select the Repair option. Click the Delete Local Shader Cache Files button. That's it, you can close the config program and start the game normally.

On Windows Vista: For some reason the Repair option is not available by default in Vista. Navigate to the same folder listed above, and right click on MassEffectConfig.exe and select properties. Go the Compatbility tab activate the checkbox to run in compatiblity mode for Windows XP. Select OK and double-click the EXE as normal. Select Repair and Delete Local Shader Cache Files as above.


To Manually Delete the Files
The file you need to delete is in two different locations.
Delete the file named LocalShaderCache-PC-D3D-SM3.upk in the following directories:

\My Documents\BioWare\Mass Effect\Published\CookedPC\

C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\mass effect\BioGame\CookedPC\

Thank you so very much I followed your instructions and it worked like a charm. Thnaks again for the haelp.

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