MEHEM Problems and Solutions FAQGeneral advise:
- Use the current version of MEHEM
- Use wavion's installer
- If you have a previous version of MEHEM currently installed, use wavion's uninstaller first, then use the 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!
Only install on a vanilla game (see below)
Check this installer FAQ
.Problem: When I start my game after MEHEM installation, it doesn't start!
You are probably running MEHEM together with other mods. Download ME3Explorer
and run the TOCbin Upadter from the tools menu.
NOTE: MEHEM may not be compatible with some texture or mesh mods for the Extended Cut DLC. It is recommended not to use MEHEM with mods that change textures or meshes in the DLC. If you are an advanced ME3Explorer user and want t try it, see Question 3 below).Problem: Mass Effect 3 freezes when I try to load a save after I installed MEHEM
You are probably running MEHEM together with other mods. Download ME3Explorer and run the TOCbin Updater from the tools menu. Also, see the next question below.
NOTE: MEHEM may not be compatible with some texture or mesh mods for the Extended Cut DLC. It is recommended not to use MEHEM with mods that change textures or meshes in the DLC. If you are an advanced ME3Explorer user and want t try it, see the next question 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!
Make sure you use the current version of ME3Explorer for applying texture mods. With this version, do the following: Revert ME3 to vanilla status. Then install MEHEM first and after that, run tree-scan. Now you should be able to install any texture mod you like. (Note for Citadel Epilogue Mod users: CEM also need to be installed before running the tree-scan.)Problem: The new emails just show me lines from the star kid conversation! What's going on?
Your BioGame.tlk file has been overwritten, probably by another mod. If you are using the Mother Of All Mods (MOAM), check here for a fix
. If you are using another mod that changes the tlk file, I am afraid MEHEM's emails are currently incompatible with this. Please let me know if that is the case. If it is a popular mod, I may be able to create and provide a fix in the future.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: Origin updated your game after you installed MEHEM and overwrote some important files. Use the uninstaller that is packaged with MEHEM v0.3 to uninstall the mod. Go to Origin and update ME3 (optionally, also set Origin's auto update feature to false, see above). Now install MEHEM again.Problem: I tried everything above but it doesn't work!
Answer: As a last resort, 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: Download the MEHEM NG+ fix from here
and play through the ending again. Now NG+ will work again. This fix will be included by default in the next version of course.
Note: If you don't want to play through the ending again and rather want to try modding your save, you can try jetfox's solution:
jetfox wrote...Problem: The uninstaller says that MEHEM is not installed and the installer says that MEHEM is already installed. What do I do?!?
actually i found a better way till a fix, get a mass effect 3 save editor, i have gibbed me3 save editor, open the save file folder, then find that new game plus file, it does make one, then under game finished or ending finished, if it says 'no' or something select 'lived to fight another day' or 'went out in a blaze of glory' i have the same issue, and googled till i figured i would fix it myself, it seems for some it doesn't flag the game as being ended. and mehem is pretty much the only mod i have currently.
Answer: You have run into a very rare problem that can occur on some systems. See here
for the solution.I tried absolutely everything and the installer still doesn't work!
Try a manual install. You can find the file package here
(this hosting site has some limits on traffic per day. If you can't download the file right away, try again the next day).
Install instructions are included in the file archive.
NOTE: It is recommended to use the installer if possible. Use this only as a last resort!