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Mass Effect

Latest version available through Origin. This does not change frequently but no real version number is supplied. Updates through Origin also don't always update the version number as found in the config utility.

Application Details:

Version: Origin
License: Retail
URL: http://masseffect.bioware.com/
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 4.0-rc3-staging

Maintainers: About Maintainership

Test Results

Old test results
The test results for this version are very old, and as such they may not represent the current state of Wine. Please consider submitting a new test report.
Selected Test Results

What works

  • Installing the game through Origin
  • Launching & playing the game

What does not

  • Audio doesn't work out of the box (missing sounds, no menu music)
  • (optional, mod) MEUITM installer crashes

Workarounds

  • To 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 ingame
  • To get the MEUITM installer to work, a custom MassEffectModder.exe must be supplied
  • 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!

What was not tested

  • Controller support

Hardware tested

Graphics:

  • GPU: Nvidia
  • Driver: proprietary

Additional Comments

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
Workaround?
RatingSubmitter
CurrentArch Linux x86_64Dec 28 20184.0-rc3-stagingYes Yes YesGoldDoug T 
ShowLinux Mint 18.2 "Sonya" x86_64Nov 05 20172.19-stagingYes Yes NoPlatinumMiZoG 
ShowFedora 23 x86_64Jan 04 20161.8Yes Yes GoldHein-Pieter van Braam 

Known Bugs

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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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