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Mass Effect

Retail version

Application Details:

Version: 1.0x
License: Retail
URL: http://masseffect.bioware.com/
Votes: 25
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 4.1-staging

Maintainers: About Maintainership

Test Results

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What works

  • Installing game.
  • Launching game.
  • Watching cutscenes.
  • Playing through entire game.
  • Changing settings using config utility.

What does not

  • When I changed workspaces or Alt-Tab'd out of the game, the textures and sound would be corrupted, and there was a lot of terminal output. Fixed this by emulating a virtual desktop and capturing the mouse pointer.

Workarounds

What was not tested

  • DLC.

Hardware tested

Graphics:

  • GPU:
  • Driver:

Additional Comments

-Used a 32 bit Wine prefix with no overrides. -Purchased and downloaded Mass Effect from Amazon. v1.00 is what the config utility reports as the version of the main game.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
Workaround?
RatingSubmitter
ShowArch Linux x86_64Apr 14 20194.1-stagingN/A Yes YesSilverHugoPoi 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Jun 19 20183.10No Not installable NoGarbageOzan 
ShowUbuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jan 04 20161.9.0Yes Yes GoldJaka Kranjc 
CurrentDebian GNU/Linux 8.x "Jessie" x86_64Aug 30 20151.7.50Yes Yes PlatinumScott Weldon 
ShowUbuntu 12.04 "Precise" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Nov 01 20131.7.4No, but has workaround Yes SilverMatt 

Known Bugs

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

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HowTo / Notes

MassEffectConfig.exe issues

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).

 

 

HOWTO

Get audio to work

Edit "Documents/BioWare/Mass Effect/Config/BIOEngine.ini"
Add the following under the "[ISACTAudio.ISACTAudioDevice]" section:

DeviceName=Generic Software
UseEffectsProcessing=False

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!

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