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Fixing Mass Effect Bring Down the Sky for Steam

Sunday, January 3rd, 2010

This is a bit long-winded, scroll down for the answer if you’re impatient.

With Mass Effect 2 coming out shortly I decided it was high time to go find my save games from the original, as it has been made clear that your actions in the first game will affect the characters and play of the 2nd game.

I found my save games from an old backup (apparently Bioware likes to stick savegames in Users\<Profile_Name>\Documents\Bioware) and copied them over to my desktop machine. On a whim I launched Mass Effect from Steam to see if my savegames were still intact. My first playthrough save (bare-bones, no sidequests, etc.) worked great but my second playthrough (complete, all sidequests) required that I install the “Bring Down the Sky” DLC as I had installed and played it with that profile. After finding the installer and executing it, I was asked for a key. To make a long story short I ended up logging back into my Bioware account to recover my BDtS key (all the while muttering about how stupid this entire process was for a free DLC). Surely I was in the home stretch now…

The installation of Mass Effect: Bring Down the Sky has failed.