Retail release. Both directly from Origin or off a DVD. Includes several versions of release;
Difference is the included DLC's, optional weapons and physical items.
Single player campaign from beginning to early Act 1 (first time on Citadel), maximum graphics settings (with antialiasing and dynamical shadows, Nvidia x86-64 driver 295.20 on GeForce GTX 460, 1920x1080)
What does not
Minor graphical glitch (when entering the Citadel, with Kaidan or Ashley on the stretcher), voice and motion sometimes becomes out of sync
What was not tested
Installation, multiplayer and DLC
winetricks d3dx9, d3dx10, vcrun2005, then manually install PhysX-9.12.0213-SystemSoftware.msi (game will otherwise complain that driver is too old for hardware accelerated PhysX)
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Ubuntu 17.04 "Zesty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jun 07 2017||2.8-staging||Yes||Yes||Gold||Twaee|
|Show||Linux Mint 17.1 "Rebecca" x86-64||Dec 20 2014||1.7.32||Yes||Yes||Gold||Konstantin|
|Show||Gentoo Linux x86_64||Mar 13 2013||1.5.25||Yes||Yes||Gold||an anonymous user|
|Show||Ubuntu 12.04 "Precise" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jun 02 2012||1.5.5||Yes||Yes||Platinum||an anonymous user|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||Apr 05 2012||1.5.1||Yes||Yes||Platinum||Hugo Osvaldo Barrera|
|Bug #||Description||Status||Resolution||Other apps affected|
|24392||Unreal Engine 3: Motion Blur Effect Makes Games Unplayable||RESOLVED||NOTOURBUG||View|
|29876||EA Origin: installations don't finish (manual exec of EAProxyInstaller.exe required)||CLOSED||DUPLICATE||View|
|31436||Mass Effect 2/3 won't run properly with wine-1.5.10||CLOSED||INVALID||View|
|39919||Purple / Pink reflections in Mass Effect 3||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
If you have experienced performance degradation please deactivate dynamic shadows and antialiasing from game graphic menu. Also set proprietary driver image settings to Maximum Performance. This helps for weak graphic cards like NVIDIA Geforce 120 GT.
Please note - If your mouse/keyboard isn't working then it's most likely a rawinput issue, please upgrade your wine to at least version 1.6 since wine has had rawinput built into it for about 12 minor releases now.
If you have mouse and in-game lags, set dinput to native in winecfg - Libraries tab
In some cases sound disappeared, it can be fixed by setting dsound to native as above.
If you have poor performance in multiplayer, set winhttp to native as above.
Do not start game directly from Origin Client! It crashed anytime if you do it.
1. Firstly run Origin, login into it
2. Then run Mass Effect 3 from shortcut on the desktop (or executable file)
3. Start Multiplayer and Enjoy!