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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

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
UseEffectsProcessing=False



Workarounds

What was not tested

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

Hardware tested

Graphics:

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  • 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
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 
CurrentArch 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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