Topic Title: Can't Play ME3 with Radeon HD 6570
Topic Summary: Do I Need PhysX?
Created On: 11/10/2013 10:24 PM
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 11/10/2013 10:24 PM
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razor7tech
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Ever since I replaced my NVIDIA GPUs with Raden I can't play Mass Effect 3.

When I try to launch I get this error:

Failed to initialize the physics system. Please ensure you have an updated version of the PhysX System installed.

Any way around this?



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 11/10/2013 10:27 PM
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black_zion
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Yea, install PhysX. Without an nVidia GPU it runs on the CPU, and in most games you can just turn it off with little to no noticeable reduction in quality.

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 11/10/2013 10:49 PM
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Thanny
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When you uninstalled your nVidia drivers, you apparently got rid of PhysX as well.  ME3 doesn't use GPU-accelerated PhysX, but it does require the library to be installed. 

 

 11/10/2013 11:54 PM
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razor7tech
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I had major issues on another PC when I didn't uninstall the NVIDIA drivers when I switched cards to AMD--but I'm sure you're right that I must have uninstalled the Physx.

Thanks!

 



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 11/11/2013 12:01 AM
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Yup--just installed the PhysX app and reinstalled ME3 and I'm golden.

Thanks guys!

 



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