Mass Effect

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Application Details:

Version: Steam
License: Retail
Votes: 5
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 2.10

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Test Results

Old test results
The test results for this version are very old, and as such they may not represent the current state of Wine. Please consider submitting a new test report.
Selected Test Results

What works

Everything except audio (without quick fix). 

Simple as installing it via Steam and starting it up.

Used MEUITM for HD textures, worked fine by copying files from a Windows install of the game + mod.

Would be Platinum if it wasn't for audio issue.

What does not

At first audio does not work, but is fixed by going to Documents/BioWare/MassEffect/Config/BIOEngine.ini and beneath [ISACTAudio.ISACTAudioDevice] adding

DeviceName=Generic Software


What was not tested

A full playthrough, but I visited many locations and did a lot of dialogue scenes. 

Hardware tested


  • GPU:
  • Driver:

Additional Comments

-Few minor dips in framerate, but nothing unplayable. System used: i5 4690k, GTX960, 8GB Memory

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentArch LinuxJun 14 20172.10Yes Yes GoldLiam Floyd 
ShowGentoo LinuxAug 27 20161.9.17N/A Yes Goldaililoh 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Jun 24 20161.9.12Yes Yes Silvervorpalblade 
ShowArch LinuxDec 27 20141.7.33Yes Yes Platinummax 
ShowLinux Mint 16 "Petra" x86_64Jul 03 20141.7.18Yes Yes Platinumbossi 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
40898 Mass Effect (Steam) has no sounds with native OpenAL (except for cutscenes) NEW View

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by sairuk on Thursday September 1st 2016, 6:49
Edit BIOEngine.ini

Add the following lines to the section labelled [ISACTAudio.ISACTAudioDevice]

DeviceName=Generic Software

Disabling hardware audio