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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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Everything (graphics, music, sound, videos, game completion)

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Additional Comments

NOTE : make sure that if you create a new prefix for steam under newer 64 bit OSes that you create a 32 bit wrapper. mint installs 64 bit wine from the repo and creates 64 bit wrappers by default and I have started to notice these 64 bit wrappers can majorly effect how some games run. Instead of using winetricks to create your steam prefix, do it manually making sure you set WINEARCH=win32. This will create a 32 bit wrapper and fix various issues I've found with the 64 bit. Reason for gold rather than platinum is that I had to force a 32 bit wrapper as stated above and also install with winetricks dinput8 to fix a slow framerate issue. Intel i5 GTX 570

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
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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

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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