Installer works with minor issues.
Gameplay works with some window focus issues. Game is fully playable.
There is no longer a mouse setting issue with menus/gameplay in wine 1.5
What does not
Installer for both the base game and patch 1.02 works but crashes at the end when it's supposed to show readme. This is no problem, the installation is complete.
works, but there is a known issue with the configuration
tool, this does not work. The launcher crashes when it runs the config tool, which it does the first time the game is run because there is no existent config. This is a game issue and not a wine issue. To
fix, just copy MassEffect2Config.exe from Mass Effect 2 into the
Binaries folder of Mass Effect and rename to MassEffectConfig.exe. If you don't own Mass Effect 2, you need to find a copy of this file elsewhere or find a different fix.
Gameplay works, but has issues with saving and galaxy map. These are known game bugs. Get a fixed/cracked MassEffect.exe to fix this, or get official support.
In my window manager there are issues with fullscreen. The window manager will not detect activity and lock the screens as if you were idle. This is not a problem with window mode. I don't know if this is a wine issue or gnome issue, I just play windowed.
In window mode, too many focus switches on the window (Alt+Tab) will break mouse input and require a restart of the game to fix.
There is a very minor graphics glitch with the textures on zoomed in characters.
What was not tested
Complete gameplay, end credits, etc.
Personally I think it is ok to acquire a fixed MassEffect.exe and a config tool from ME2 if you have bought Mass Effect. There may be legality issues with this in some countries, but not here.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Debian GNU/Linux Testing "bullseye"||Jan 10 2020||5.0-rc4||Yes||Yes||Yes||Gold||bestie|
|Show||Debian GNU/Linux 10.x "Buster" x86_64||Nov 24 2019||4.20-staging||Yes||Yes||Yes||Gold||Prajwal Gaonkar|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||Apr 14 2019||4.1-staging||N/A||Yes||Yes||Silver||HugoPoi|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||Jun 19 2018||3.10||No||Not installable||No||Garbage||Sinan Ozan|
|Show||Ubuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jan 04 2016||1.9.0||Yes||Yes||Gold||Jaka Kranjc|
|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!