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This takes me back... [Mass Effect]

BlackDoveBlackDove Registered User regular
edited March 2010 in Games and Technology
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Wiki wrote wrote:
Mass Effect is an award-winning, bestselling series of science fiction RPG third person shooters developed by the Canadian company BioWare and released on the Xbox 360 and Microsoft Windows. The first game takes place in the year 2183, with the player assuming the role of an elite human soldier named Commander Shepard, set out to explore the Galaxy on a starship, the SSV Normandy. The Xbox 360 edition was released worldwide in November 2007 published by Microsoft Game Studios. The Windows edition was released on May 28, 2008, published by Electronic Arts. The first downloadable content package, Bring Down the Sky, was released on March 10, 2008 (with a PC version released on July 29, 2008) The second downloadable content package, Pinnacle Station, was released on August 25, 2009 for the PC and Xbox 360.


Essentially everything you need to know about the first Mass Effect game is located here.

Alternately, you can trawl through the old OP.

If you've got Steam issues with the first game, a good place to look for information is by clicking on this sentence.


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Release Date:


It's already been released for the Xbox 360 and the TurboGrafx 16. Why haven't you bought it already?
What is wrong with you?

Screenshots:

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Videos/Media:

Most can be found here.

Interviews and other videos can be found here.


Additional Info:

If you really NEED to contact Commander Shepard, we have his facebook.

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Shepard's diary leaked onto Facebook as well.
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ANSWERS TO ALL YOUR QUESTIONS REGARDING MASS EFFECT 2 ARE LOCATED HERE, COURTESY OF GIANTBOMB.
THE PAGE DETAILS THE ENTIRE GAME, SO SPOILERS ARE ABOUND. BE WARNED.


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The damage statistics of all the weapons in the game.


Location of the planets to scan for starting the N7 missions:
Neith - Amun - Eagle Nebula = Wreched Merchant Freighter
-leads to Abandoned Research Station
--leads to Hahne-Kedar Facility

Joab - Enoch - Rosetta Nebula = Archeological Dig Site
-leads to MSV Strontium Mule
--leads to Blue Suns Base

Tarith - Lusarn - Crescent Nebula = Blood Pack Communications Relay
-leads to Blood Pack Base

Zanethu - Ploitari - Hourglass Nebula = Wrecked Ship
Helyme - Zelene - Crescent Nebula = Captured Mining Facility
Franklin - Skepsis - Sigurd's Cradle - Javelin Missiles Launched
Sinmara - Solvieg - Caleston Rift - Endangered Research Station
Canalus - Dirada - Pylos Nebula = Anomalous Weather Detected
Gei Hinnom - Sheol - Hades Nexus = Quarian Crash Site
Aequitas - Fortis - Minos Wasteland = Abandoned Mine

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Location of Resources and Upgrades for weapons, made by DVG.

You can use EditGrid to view it online or install OpenOffice to view and edit the data. Excel in Microsoft Office does the job as well.


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Mass Effect Soundtrack music can be pretty much found on YouTube, but you should buy it to get the full effect of the lossless bitrate.


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Mass Effect 1 save compendium for those of you that want to import characters in but have lost your own/haven't played the game due to being a heretic.

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FIX FOR FREEZING ON THE LOADING SCREEN
(note: The PC Patch 1.01 should fix freezing issues)
Courtesy of pcultimate from the Bioware forums for creating the dummy load.blk files and mtvnot from Piratebay for figuring out the fucked up .blk files that don't play correctly for whatever reason:

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=1KHDBLIL

Get those files.

Replace the following files ONLY, NOT ALL OF THEM, or you won't be able to move forward with the game past the IFF sequence of events. Only the files below are broken, the rest you should be able to watch.

load_f01
load_f02c
load_f02d
load_f03
load_f03b
load_f05
load_f06
load_f08
load_f08b
load_f08c
load_f08d
load_f09
load_f09b
load_f09c
load_f09d
load_f15
load_f80_ESN
load_f80_INT

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If you're getting in-game freezing every few seconds, do the following:

Go to the folder where you installed the game.

Go to Binaries and make a shortcut of MassEffect2.exe.

Now open properties on this shortcut and add the line -nomoviestartup.

It should look like this "...Binaries\MassEffect2.exe" -nomoviestartup.

Start the game. It should work lag free now.

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The third kind of loading problem is addressed here. It deals with their length.

Why you should save the council in ME1

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Now in theaters:

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  • WolfprintWolfprint Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    I <3 that picture.

    ME3 better have a creepy pervert Shepard option.

    Wolfprint on
  • DeaderinredDeaderinred Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Your lack of a witty thread title makes tali feel guilty.

    Deaderinred on
  • HonkHonk Honk is this poster. Registered User, __BANNED USERS regular
    edited February 2010
    So yesterday I got to Omega and
    first recruited Garrus, that was a nice surprise!

    And now I just met the professor, he seems interesting. I love the weird faces he makes.

    Honk on
    PSN: Honkalot
  • PancakePancake Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    What did Cerberus do to my haaaair?
    masseffect2201002230235.jpg

    Pancake on
    wAgWt.jpg
  • EvilBadmanEvilBadman DO NOT TRUST THIS MAN Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Honk wrote: »
    So yesterday I got to Omega and
    first recruited Garrus, that was a nice surprise!

    And now I just met the professor, he seems interesting. I love the weird faces he makes.

    You'll love his
    Rambling tirades.

    EvilBadman on
    FyreWulff wrote: »
    I should note that Badman is fucking awesome
    XBL- Evil Badman; Steam- EvilBadman; Twitter - EvilBadman
  • DeaderinredDeaderinred Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    EvilBadman wrote: »
    Honk wrote: »
    So yesterday I got to Omega and
    first recruited Garrus, that was a nice surprise!

    And now I just met the professor, he seems interesting. I love the weird faces he makes.

    You'll love his
    Rambling tirades.

    you'll love archangels calibrations even more.

    Deaderinred on
  • gunwarriorgunwarrior Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Whoo, new thread. Now to make the worst looking Shepard I can possibly make

    gunwarrior on
  • BlackDoveBlackDove Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Re-creating that OP took far too much time than it should have.

    If anything doesn't work or you want something added, tell me.
    Your lack of a witty thread title makes tali feel guilty.

    This one will do for a little while the thread is fresh.

    BlackDove on
  • WolfprintWolfprint Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Pancake wrote: »
    What did Cerberus do to my haaaair?
    masseffect2201002230235.jpg

    Looks like Miranda tried her hairstyling techniques on you while you were asleep.

    Wolfprint on
  • DunxcoDunxco Should get a suit Never skips breakfastRegistered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Bloody hell BlackDove, your OP needs to trim the fat off of the sides just a bit.

    Dunxco on
  • DeaderinredDeaderinred Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    BlackDove wrote: »
    Your lack of a witty thread title makes tali feel guilty.

    This one will do for a little while the thread is fresh.

    That's what she said.
    BA-DUM-TISH!

    Deaderinred on
  • Brovid HasselsmofBrovid Hasselsmof [Growling historic on the fury road] Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    I can't believe these threads are still moving so quickly.

    Brovid Hasselsmof on
  • evilthecatevilthecat Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    from the official forums, dirty humor TNSFWL

    http://truemeaningoflife.com/images/shepslist.jpg

    evilthecat on
    tip.. tip.. TALLY.. HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
  • HonkHonk Honk is this poster. Registered User, __BANNED USERS regular
    edited February 2010
    evilthecat wrote: »
    from the official forums, dirty humor TNSFWL

    http://truemeaningoflife.com/images/shepslist.jpg

    Ahahahaa that is fantastic!

    Honk on
    PSN: Honkalot
  • evilthecatevilthecat Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    AMG AMG AWESOMESAUCE!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZAq7wcweUQ

    infinite. squad points. possibly usable for squaddies. might work on the pc as well!?

    evilthecat on
    tip.. tip.. TALLY.. HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
  • Brovid HasselsmofBrovid Hasselsmof [Growling historic on the fury road] Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    That is simply brilliant (the facebook thing)

    Brovid Hasselsmof on
  • AlegisAlegis Impeckable Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Alegis on
  • BlackDoveBlackDove Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    evilthecat wrote: »
    AMG AMG AWESOMESAUCE!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZAq7wcweUQ

    infinite. squad points. possibly usable for squaddies. might work on the pc as well!?

    Depends on whether there's a key to "refund squad points" or if it can be bound. I think I get what this does - it uses the lag between evolving powers to refund the points back, but the "evolve power" screen still appears because it had already been initiated. Once you select it, the tree "solidifies", but all the points are refunded if you took them away in that lag window between selecting the 4 point rectangle, and the evolve prompt appearing.

    Doesn't really matter tho, as on the PC if you want to do this, simply download an already setup coalesced.ini, and push a key to give yourself as many squadpoints as you want.

    On the PC we can do much more than just this. Infinite resources, P/R bars, all weapons for all classes, etc.

    BlackDove on
  • The Fourth EstateThe Fourth Estate Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Honk wrote: »
    evilthecat wrote: »
    from the official forums, dirty humor TNSFWL

    http://truemeaningoflife.com/images/shepslist.jpg

    Ahahahaa that is fantastic!

    The Fourth Estate on
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  • DrunkMcDrunkMc Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Excellent top of the post picture!

    DrunkMc on
  • Bob the InsaneBob the Insane Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    EvilBadman wrote: »
    Honk wrote: »
    So yesterday I got to Omega and
    first recruited Garrus, that was a nice surprise!

    And now I just met the professor, he seems interesting. I love the weird faces he makes.

    You'll love his
    Rambling tirades.

    and his...
    Singing...


    Warning - following has enormous spoilers if you are on your first time through!!

    Bob the Insane on
  • GrimReaperGrimReaper Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    BlackDove wrote: »
    evilthecat wrote: »
    AMG AMG AWESOMESAUCE!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZAq7wcweUQ

    infinite. squad points. possibly usable for squaddies. might work on the pc as well!?

    Depends on whether there's a key to "refund squad points" or if it can be bound. I think I get what this does - it uses the lag between evolving powers to refund the points back, but the "evolve power" screen still appears because it had already been initiated. Once you select it, the tree "solidifies", but all the points are refunded if you took them away in that lag window between selecting the 4 point rectangle, and the evolve prompt appearing.

    Doesn't really matter tho, as on the PC if you want to do this, simply download an already setup coalesced.ini, and push a key to give yourself as many squadpoints as you want.

    On the PC we can do much more than just this. Infinite resources, P/R bars, all weapons for all classes, etc.

    Well, I hadn't bothered doing an insanity run. But I think i'll do one now...

    GrimReaper on
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  • Apothe0sisApothe0sis Have you ever questioned the nature of your reality? Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    In ME3 I want to meet a grizzled, yet confused old Elcor, who is still yet to understand that humans are not merely Eclor still in the pink flush of youth, acting out against their culture. Ideally, he would tell long, amusing stories that go nowhere and involve interjections of "you know I can't smell anything, right?" when you get the chance to say something.

    Also, I fear that we'll get a batarian teammate who I will have to be nice to. I don't want that.

    Apothe0sis on
    Tide goes in. Tide goes out.
    Es-annon NEVA 4GET
  • EvilBadmanEvilBadman DO NOT TRUST THIS MAN Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    BlackDove wrote: »
    evilthecat wrote: »
    AMG AMG AWESOMESAUCE!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZAq7wcweUQ

    infinite. squad points. possibly usable for squaddies. might work on the pc as well!?

    Depends on whether there's a key to "refund squad points" or if it can be bound. I think I get what this does - it uses the lag between evolving powers to refund the points back, but the "evolve power" screen still appears because it had already been initiated. Once you select it, the tree "solidifies", but all the points are refunded if you took them away in that lag window between selecting the 4 point rectangle, and the evolve prompt appearing.

    Doesn't really matter tho, as on the PC if you want to do this, simply download an already setup coalesced.ini, and push a key to give yourself as many squadpoints as you want.

    On the PC we can do much more than just this. Infinite resources, P/R bars, all weapons for all classes, etc.

    Dragon Age had a similar exploit for attributes. Pretty hilarious they repeated it.

    EvilBadman on
    FyreWulff wrote: »
    I should note that Badman is fucking awesome
    XBL- Evil Badman; Steam- EvilBadman; Twitter - EvilBadman
  • evilthecatevilthecat Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Apothe0sis wrote: »
    In ME3 I want to meet a grizzled, yet confused old Elcor, who is still yet to understand that humans are not merely Eclor still in the pink flush of youth, acting out against their culture. Ideally, he would tell long, amusing stories that go nowhere and involve interjections of "you know I can't smell anything, right?" when you get the chance to say something.

    Also, I fear that we'll get a batarian teammate who I will have to be nice to. I don't want that.

    but she's your only love interest option!

    evilthecat on
    tip.. tip.. TALLY.. HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
  • JoolanderJoolander Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    excellent op

    Joolander on
  • Apothe0sisApothe0sis Have you ever questioned the nature of your reality? Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    I would be much more interested in an infinite resources glitch.

    Apothe0sis on
    Tide goes in. Tide goes out.
    Es-annon NEVA 4GET
  • HonkHonk Honk is this poster. Registered User, __BANNED USERS regular
    edited February 2010
    I hate batarians.

    Honk on
    PSN: Honkalot
  • VoodooVVoodooV Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Shocking...I actually encountered a comment on Youtube that wasn't insane gibberish that actually sums up my concern for ME3:
    Well I sure hope the Reapers won't end up like the Borg from Star Trek and go from incredibly powerful and ancient killing machines to hero-cannon-fodder. But let's see what Bioware cooks up for us eager gamers.

    VoodooV on
  • Brovid HasselsmofBrovid Hasselsmof [Growling historic on the fury road] Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    I wonder if we'll find out what they're really called. Because it's certainly not 'reapers'

    Brovid Hasselsmof on
  • evilthecatevilthecat Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    VoodooV wrote: »
    Shocking...I actually encountered a comment on Youtube that wasn't insane gibberish that actually sums up my concern for ME3:
    Well I sure hope the Reapers won't end up like the Borg from Star Trek and go from incredibly powerful and ancient killing machines to hero-cannon-fodder. But let's see what Bioware cooks up for us eager gamers.

    would make sense from a lore theory point of view, would make no sense from a cinematics shown point of view.

    evilthecat on
    tip.. tip.. TALLY.. HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
  • HonkHonk Honk is this poster. Registered User, __BANNED USERS regular
    edited February 2010
    Honk on
    PSN: Honkalot
  • Apothe0sisApothe0sis Have you ever questioned the nature of your reality? Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Honk wrote: »
    I hate batarians.

    Fuck, so do I.

    I've you've done "I remember me" in ME1 then you can't help but.

    Apothe0sis on
    Tide goes in. Tide goes out.
    Es-annon NEVA 4GET
  • GrimReaperGrimReaper Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    VoodooV wrote: »
    Shocking...I actually encountered a comment on Youtube that wasn't insane gibberish that actually sums up my concern for ME3:
    Well I sure hope the Reapers won't end up like the Borg from Star Trek and go from incredibly powerful and ancient killing machines to hero-cannon-fodder. But let's see what Bioware cooks up for us eager gamers.

    If they ever do either a full tv series or mini-series of Star Trek again the first thing they address should be to completely kill off the borg. I dunno, make it a big full on war or something where the borg finally bite it. let them go out with a bang. The borg has had its run especially after voyager reduced them to super easy to defeat enemy.

    GrimReaper on
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  • The_ScarabThe_Scarab Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    smof wrote: »
    I wonder if we'll find out what they're really called. Because it's certainly not 'reapers'

    If it turns out that reapers = geth with some kind of time travel mechanic I will choke a bitch

    The_Scarab on
    scarab you have mental problems
  • BlackDoveBlackDove Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    smof wrote: »
    I wonder if we'll find out what they're really called. Because it's certainly not 'reapers'

    It's possible they don't have a collective name. We do know that Sovereign's minds had a name for its form, and what it was for its distinguishable "shell", but considering how much they think they're "above it all", they might just think that the apex of evolution is what they are, so they don't even need names for what they are.

    Both
    Harbinger

    and Sovereign come off as really pretentious fuckers with ideas of grandeur while you prove them wrong every step of the way on a microscale.

    The whole "we are beyond your understanding" and the way he tried to move around explaining what they are, is probably because he really couldn't, as they don't have conventional group names and he did mention each and every one of them is a solid state unit.

    BlackDove on
  • HonkHonk Honk is this poster. Registered User, __BANNED USERS regular
    edited February 2010
    I'm glad that my brain filters out spoilers so that I only read Sovereign in your post and not the name directly before it.

    :^:

    Honk on
    PSN: Honkalot
  • The_ScarabThe_Scarab Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    that, or the writers just had no clue themselves.

    The_Scarab on
    scarab you have mental problems
  • UselesswarriorUselesswarrior Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Shepard is the reapers.

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  • BlackDoveBlackDove Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Honk wrote: »
    I'm glad that my brain filters out spoilers so that I only read Sovereign in your post and not the name directly before it.

    :^:

    You're right, sorry, I guess that is the "big reveal" I guess.

    BlackDove on
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