Launcher, menus, cinematics, gameplay
What does not
sound has several problems, some graphical effects make the game unplayable, panning the camera with the mouse does not work as intended -- it appears that the mouse is bound by the window geometry limiting the amount of turning that can be done.
What was not tested
lengthy game play.
I gave the game a Garbage rating because it is virtually unplayable because of the mouse issues. Except for the graphical issues (I have not tested this at length) the game runs, otherwise, quite well. There are supposed to be patches that fixes the mouse issue, but it does not work with current git (2010-03-10).
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||Jun 19 2018||3.10||No||Not installable||No||Garbage||Ozan|
|Show||Ubuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jan 04 2016||1.9.0||Yes||Yes||Gold||Jaka Kranjc|
|Show||Debian GNU/Linux 8.x "Jessie" x86_64||Aug 30 2015||1.7.50||Yes||Yes||Platinum||Scott Weldon|
|Show||Ubuntu 12.04 "Precise" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Nov 01 2013||1.7.4||No, but has workaround||Yes||Silver||Matt|
|Show||Gentoo Linux x86_64||Oct 31 2013||1.7.4||Yes||Yes||Platinum||an anonymous user|
|Bug #||Description||Status||Resolution||Other apps affected|
|7991||Test Drive: Unlimited messed up graphics||REOPENED||View|
|24392||Unreal Engine 3: Motion Blur Effect Makes Games Unplayable||RESOLVED||NOTOURBUG||View|
|24417||America's Army 3 and other games fail: d3dcompiler needs a working HLSL compiler||NEW||View|
Be aware, that aforementioned stand-alone config utility in version 1.0 (unpatched) of Mass Effect has many issues under Windows as well, ofted resulting in its hang.
This problem occurs mainly (but not exclusively) on quad-processor machines.
Patched version should have this problems fixed (supposedly).
Get audio to work
Edit "Documents/BioWare/Mass Effect/Config/BIOEngine.ini"
Add the following under the "[ISACTAudio.ISACTAudioDevice]" section:
Ensure "Hardware Audio" is turned off in Sound settings in game
To get the MEUITM installer to work
A custom MassEffectModder.exe must be suppliedThis is seemingly due to it using functions not fully implemented in wine/mono
A hacky, usable version can be found here: https://github.com/DougTy/Mass...
Occasional "rendering exception" error while playing MEIUTM requires your game's binary be large address aware.
MassEffect.exe can be patched using this tool: https://www.techpowerup.com/fo...
Make a backup before patching!