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Dlenny2259  posted on Oct 05, 2011 1:09:34 PM - Report post

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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\

Okay so get this I had to reinstall my OS last night and when it came time to reinstall the game I had to reinstall the game three times before I could find both directories that the files were in to delete them.

Yes since my original post I hve switched to the Steam version since silly me I lost my retail copy of the game.

 
Dlenny2259  posted on Oct 06, 2011 6:33:38 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\

Okay so get this I had to reinstall my OS last night and when it came time to reinstall the game I had to reinstall the game three times before I could find both directories that the files were in to delete them.

Yes since my original post I hve switched to the Steam version since silly me I lost my retail copy of the game.

For future reference I found out why I couldn't find both directories at first. For one of the directories to be created you have to first launch the game through Steam and then when you exit the game you will be able to find both directories that the file is in.

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