Resante’s Fix For Mass Effect 3′s Black Hole Glitch
Have you started up your Xbox and are loading your copy of Mass Effect 3 and then suddenly find a black screen instead of the start menu? This is the dreaded Mass Effect 3 Black Hole glitch.
Reports of this happening began the week that Mass Effect 3 was launched and to date all Bioware will say on the issue is “We are still looking into it!”. Well as one who actually got hit with this bug recently I was really annoyed to find that Bioware are really dragging their feet on this subject.
Step in, Resante.
Resante discovered that the problem lay not in the save game (as a lot of people thought) but in the hidden save file located in your gamer profile. By deleting the 3 corrupted files and letting the game rebuild them it let you into the game once again. He passed the information to Bioware but two weeks later when asked how they were getting on with the fix they replied with… yes, you guessed it… “We are looking into it.”
So Resante passed the fix onto the rest of the community and we got back into the game. The good news is that the fix doesn’t delete saves or lose any of your multiplayer items or credits. The downside is all your progress towards achievements like “Veteran” (needing 5000 kills) is reset to zero. Losing those over not being able to play either single or multiplayer is a small loss in comparison.
The fix can be downloaded at Mass Effect 3 Black Hole Fix (3344) and includes the programs needed and a text file that explains the steps you need to take to fix your game. Please scan the programs with both virus and malware checkers before use… I scanned them and they came up clean but it is best to be safer than sorry.
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