Mass Effect

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Application Details:

Version: Steam
License: Retail
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

  • Installation
  • Mouse
  • Gameplay
  • Cutscenes
  • Audio
  • What does not

    Nothing seen so far


    What was not tested

    Playing the whole story

    Hardware tested


    • GPU:
    • Driver:

    Additional Comments

    Used dinput8. Framerate is impressive with all settings maxed out @ 1900x1080 full screen.

    selected in Test Results table below
    Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
    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
    40898 Mass Effect (Steam) has no sounds with native OpenAL (except for cutscenes) NEW View

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    HowTo / Notes


    Get audio to work

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

    DeviceName=Generic Software

    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:

    Occasional "rendering exception" error while playing MEIUTM requires your game's binary be large address aware.
    MassEffect.exe can be patched using this tool:
    Make a backup before patching!


    The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. WineHQ is not responsible for what they say.

    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