Mass Effect 2 1.0

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NameMass Effect 2
License Retail
Votes 2
Wine Version1.6.2
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Retail version.
Old test results
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Selected Test Results (selected in 'Test Results' table below)

What works
Everything, except some problems.

What does not

The installer freezes when it tries to install PhysX or DirectX.

You can kill the process when this happens, then install physx, directX and vc2005 from the DVD or via winetricks.

Using the AMD driver, the game freezes at every ingame movie.

You can only launch it by passing -nomovieplayback to the executable.

Using the open-source driver on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, the movies lag at the first few seconds, then its smooth again.

What was not tested

Full playthrough,


Nvidia driver

Mass Effect 1 Save-Import

Additional Comments

AMD should really work on their drivers, they suck.
Test Results
DistributionTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?RatingSubmitter
CurrentUbuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Sep 28 20141.6.2 Yes Yes Gold an anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 12.04 "Precise" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Nov 16 20131.7.4 Yes Yes Gold Matt 
ShowLinux Mint 14 "Nadia"Feb 25 20131.5.24 Yes Yes Gold Booman 
ShowGentoo Linux AMD64Aug 24 20121.5.11 Yes Yes Bronze Galym Kerimbekov 
ShowGentoo LinuxNov 06 20111.3.30 Yes Yes Silver Sebastiano Tibolla 

Known bugs
Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
23150 Mass Effect 2: No audio in menus/videos/game REOPENED View
23151 Mass Effect 2: in intro video, Miranda's eyes are solid white NEW View
23832 Mass Effect 2 stutter on initial rotation after awakening NEW View


DLC for Mass Effect 2 seems to work okay. You need an EA account & Bioware account. You have to link your bioware account to your EA master account.

When done, you can login to  and download the  content manually.

I have tested the Inferno Armor, Blood Dragon Armor, Zaeed - The Price of Revenge (Cerberus Network), Normandy Crash Site (Cerberus Network).

Launch the installer in the wineprefix you have Mass Effect 2 installed, the installer will fail (for me) at cleaning up the install. It is safe to kill the install process.

Once you have started Mass Effect 2, login to the Cerberus Network with your EA account and the DLC will be authorised (you may get a warning the first time)

To get the Keyboard/Mouse working and Increasing in-game performance

Please purge your previously wine installation before using that HowTo!

For patching and installing wine on Ubuntu:

apt-get build-dep wine
(This wine version is given as an example)
tar xjpf wine-1.5.9.tar.bz2
cd wine-1.5.9
patch -p1 < raw3.patch

For patching and installing wine on Gentoo:

mkdir -p /etc/portage/patches/app-emulation/wine-1.5.9
wget -O /etc/portage/patches/app-emulation/wine-1.5.9/raw_input.patch ''
emerge =app-emulation/wine-1.5.9

Thanks to t800 for the tip ;-)

Increasing in-game performance

If you have experienced performance degradation please deactivate dynamic shadows and antialiasing from game graphic menu. Also set proprietary driver image settings to Maximum Performance. This helps for weak graphic cards like NVIDIA Geforce 120 GT.


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