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TheSho21

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Hello All,

 

I'm having trouble with my MODs for Mass Effect 3, well I think it's my MODs. Anyway, the game freezes/crashes after the Mars mission during the conversation with Hackett. More specifically right as he says, "I was worried Cerberus might try something." I have managed to get by it by lowering the resolution and graphics settings but when the screen goes black to transition to the Normandy arriving at the Citadel it just stays black and nothing I try can get past there nor can I get there again. I'm pretty sure it's a MOD issue because I'm able to get past this scene with just a vanilla install of the game without doing any graphic settings changes.

 

My MODs as well as the order in which I install them (by recommendation of Expanded Galaxy MOD's FAQ) are as follows:

 

Mass Effect 3 MODs
Install Order
  • Expanded Galaxy MOD
  • ME3 Racalibrated
  • Back Off
  • Project Variety 2.1
  • Priority Earth
  • Miranda MOD
  • Spectre Expansion MOD
  • Omega HUB
  • Bonus Powers - Packs 1&2
  • Invdividual Cooldowns
  • ALOT
  • Additional Texture MODs

I use "MOD Manager" only to install Individual cool downs and to AutoTOC. The rest of the MODs are installed either manually following the instructions to a T. Or are done with their installers.

 

Before I start installing each one by one and starting the game over and over and over I'm hoping someone may know what the issue is and how to fix it (easily is preferable haha).

 

I know Back Off and Project Variety are technically incompatible but I've tried installs with one and not the other installed and the same problem persists. Also, the creator of PV says they are compatible as long as PV is installed after BO. Plus they work well together until that point. I know this is about the time the game starts loading up the Citadel stuff so the Spectre Expansion MOD may be causing an issue but I did an install without it and same thing happened.

 

The only other thing I can think of is that with all the Texture MODs installed via ALOT, the game is reaching its 4GB RAM limit for 32 bit. I don't think that's the case but you all can let me know what you think about that.

 

Also in case it's relevant here are my Computer Specs:

Intel i9 9900KS

32GB RAM

RTX 2080 FTW3

Windows 10 Pro

 

I appreciate any feedback/solutions you may have.



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TheSho21

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So just a little update. Make sure to run AutoTOC after running the ALOT installer. I didn't know that was a requirment cause I don't remember having to do it before (could be because of ALOV, which is part of ALOT not, is technically a DLC MOD and it's the first time I've used that).

 

Game still froze a couple times but then magically it didn't  :huh: So.....yay......I guess.

 

Anyway, I'm still thinking that something may be wrong and I'm not optimistic the game is going to run problem free from here on out but a win is a win and I'll take it....for now.



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katyastevens

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I had this same issue and did a little digging; according to this reddit thread right here the culprit is Project Variety - that discussion with Hackett according to the thread hides the Citadel loading, and PV can quickly fill up RAM

 

Just an FYI for anyone else who encounters this and stumbles across this thread like I did ^^



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I dont think theres would be any problem with that mod but some of that mod might cause permanent changes,might try reinstalling your game.
I want to reinstall my game too I start facing permenant problem that I never face before.
I shouldn't touch any of the files even the col file,now I'm facing permenant damage the only choice is reinstalling.
It soo annoying on scene where i have to release or let the rachni queen die,grunt supposed to bust the wall nope all I see is white screen and sound and my game not responding anymore.
Clean install might fix your problem I want fo clean install too,after 3 years start using mod this year my game F up.
ME1 and ME2 I start new run with save this 2 had no mod for me to import save,when it go to ME3 that I use mod 5 days ago everything turn mess i keep get white screen where grunt supposed to bust in to queen main chamber.




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