I did the rename thing (from tanker27 above) in binaries and it did not repeat did not change a thing..... I still get the windows configuration box that runs and then closes out the game.....and when I go to properties there is no Run as Administrator.....btw I have win7x64 Hm Prem also and have a WEI 5 rating and I also have downloaded and played ME2, both games I have are DVDs ....the ME1 is a UK version as it was the only ones that were reasonable on Amazon and should that make any difference other than the dialogue is toned down a bit from US ver.....the back cover of ME1 says it is for Vista and Vista OS game I haven't had that much trouble with and when I did download the game (ME1) it took the key code and did not connect to steam to verify. Any body with any more ideas??? this being a 3 yr old post hopefully somebody is still out there....ah I'll just do a new topic
I had this problem 30 min ago, read the tanker's post and fixed it
run the shortcut which is on your desktop (or MassEffectLauncher.exe
which is located in the installation folder) and you will not activate the configuration box (which, in my opinion, crashes the game) . Just run MassEffect.exe
(it is located in the Binaries folder).
It works on my PC (win7x64 proff) and laptop (win7x64 Home Basic).