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Application Details:

Version: Steam
License: Retail
URL: http://masseffect.bioware.com/
Votes: 5
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 3.10

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Test Results

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Selected Test Results

What works

Everything except sound

What does not

Intro sound plays but not the sound in menu or game itself.

Workarounds

Changed Openal32 to builtin and trund off hardware option in sound menu in the game.

What was not tested

Play to the end

Hardware tested

Graphics:

  • GPU: Nvidia
  • Driver: proprietary

Additional Comments

Had to install it with 32bit prefix as there was considerable lag in sound effects with default prefix. Even after applying workaround in default prefix. 

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
Workaround?
RatingSubmitter
ShowUbuntu 18.04 "Bionic" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)Jun 14 20183.10Yes Yes NoSilverCarlos Rodriguez 
CurrentManjaro LinuxJan 14 20183.0-rc5Yes Yes YesGoldOdisej 
ShowArch LinuxJun 14 20172.10Yes Yes GoldLiam 
ShowGentoo LinuxAug 27 20161.9.17N/A Yes Goldaililoh 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Jun 24 20161.9.12Yes Yes Silvervorpalblade 

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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HowTo / Notes

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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Sound
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
UseEffectsProcessing=False

Disabling hardware audio
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