MEHEM Problems and Solutions FAQGeneral advise:
- Use the current version of MEHEM
- If you have a previous version of MEHEM currently installed, use wavion's uninstaller for the old version first, then use the v0.5 installer
- Before you install, go to Origin right click on Mass Effect 3 in your library and click "check for updates"
- Go to Origin"s setting and set "Automatically update my games" to falseProblem: MEHEM install doesn't work!
Answer: Only install on a vanilla game with the Extended Cut installed. (see below)Problem: My virus scanner gives an alert when I try to run the installer!
Answer: It seems that some anti-virus software has a problem with the way the installer is scripted (the installer allows for file updates on existing files, by just changing particular bytes in these files, which I use to install the optional components of the mod). All I can say is that I personally wrote the NSIS installer script for MEHEM v0.5 and I can vouch for the fact that there is no malware in it. Maybe try to change the settings on you anti-virus software.Problem: I wish to uninstall MEHEM v0.5!
Answer: Go to you windows control panel, select "Add/Remove Program". Find the entry "MEHEM v0.5" in the list, right click and click "Remove". This will start the uninstaller. Follow the instructions on screen to remove MEHEM v0.5 and revert the game to the original endings.
Note: If you used MEHEM with texture mods (see below) this may cause bugs and you may have to vanilla your game after uninstalling MEHEM.Problem: When I start my game after MEHEM installation, it doesn't start!
Answer: You are probably running MEHEM together with other mods. (see below for help with texture mods)
NOTE: MEHEM may not be compatible with some other mods. It is recommended read documentation on any mods you use thouroughy, to check for compatibility issues. For using MEHEM with TPF texture mods, see below.Problem: Mass Effect 3 freezes when I try to load a save after I installed MEHEM
Answer: You are probably running MEHEM together with other mods. Download ME3Explorer and run Auto TOC on the file "<Your ME3 Instll Directory>\BioGame\PCConsoleTOC.bin" and the "PCConsoleTOC.bin files of all the extracted DLCs in your "<Your ME3 Instll Directory>\BioGame\DLC" directory
NOTE: MEHEM may not be compatible with some other mods. It is recommended read documentation on any mods you use thouroughy, to check for compatibility issues. For using MEHEM with TPF texture mods, see below.Problem: I am playing ME3 with texture mods. After installing MEHEM and running the TOC.bin updater, all my modded texture are just black!
Answer: To use MEHEM v0.5 with texture mods, please follow this guideProblem: The new emails just show me lines from the star kid conversation! What's going on?
Answer: You are still using MEHEM v0.4, please update to v0.5 (see link above).Problem: I get some weird mixture of MEHEM and the pre-Extended Cut endings (relays explode, no Thessia and Tuchanka scene, etc.)
Answer: You used a save file that was created after Cronos Station before installing the Extended Cut. Load a savegame from before Cronos Station and play from there. If you don't have another save file, play through the buggy ending once and you will be reset to just before Cronos. Now you can play from there.Problem: After Shepard collapses in front of the console, the screen goes black and I hear the Overlord combat music but there is no MEHEM ending!
Answer 1: You maybe trying to use MEHEM with other mods that change the ending. Make sure you are not using another mod that is incompatible with MEHEM v0.5
Answer 2: You modified the MEHEM dlc. Open ME3Explorer. In the menu bar, go to "Tools -> TOC Tools -> Auto TOC", now go to "File -> Create TOC". In the opening dialogue window, navigate to ""<Your ME3 Instll Directory>\BioGame\DLC\DLC_CON_MEHEM\" and open the file "PCConsoleTOC.bin. When asked if you wish to replace the file, click "yes".Problem: I tried everything above but it doesn't work!
Answer: As a last resort, uninstall your currently installed version of MEHEM, go to you ME3 install directory and delete the game files (note: do NOT delete the ME3 directory in your documents folder, where your profile settings and savegames are, just delete the actual game files). Then go to Origin, right click on Mass Effect 3 and choose "Repair" (if ME3 shows as uninstalled after deleting the files, just choose "Download"/"Install"). When this is done, look at the Mass Effect 3 details in Origin and scroll down to see your DLC. Right click on the Extended Cut and choose "repair". If you have Leviathan installed, also right click on Leviathan and choose "repair". Once all of this is done, right click on Mass Effect 3 in Origin and search for updates (optionally, also set Origin's auto update feature to false, see above). After that, install MEHEM v0.4.Problem: I finished my MEHEM playthrough and want to start an NG+ game but I can't find my Shepard.
Answer: You are still using an older version of MEHEM. Please update to MEHEM v0.5