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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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What works

Installing Creating a character and all UI interactions

What does not

Mouse speed is not affected by the senstivity slider, mouse turning and looking is slow as molasses. Good for sniping though.

Workarounds

What was not tested

Getting far into the game.

Hardware tested

Graphics:

  • GPU:
  • Driver:

Additional Comments

I used winetricks to install d8input as a native library in Mass Effect's wineprefix to do so, grab a recent version of winetricks and execute env WINEPREFIX="/your/wineprefix/path/here/" winetricks d8input Make sure you run the game with the "Allow windows to capture the mouse" option in winecfg enabled. The mouse works fine in menus, a bit slowly in-game, but fully functional.

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 
ShowManjaro 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
6971 Mouse "escapes" window or is confined to an area in the full screen program CLOSED FIXED View
16822 Mass Effect: Mouse input does not work (almost completely) CLOSED FIXED View
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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