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Wrapper Type & Video Card Compatibility
- Wrapper Type: Wineskin
- Wine Version: WS9CXWine12.1.2
- ATI / AMD: GREEN (fully playable)
- NVIDIA: GREEN (fully playable)
- Intel GMA: GREY (not tested)
- Intel HD: GREY (not tested)
Wrapper Type Info
Wrappers have different Mac OS X compatibility!
Video Card Info
GREEN = fully playable
YELLOW = playable with minor glitches
ORANGE = playable with some effort
RED = severe glitches / unplayable
Download Wrapper Mass Effect (DLC Compatible) v2.0
Few believe this ancient legend. You, however, know it to be true. The fight to stop this extinction event has become the most important mission in the galaxy.
It is your mission. As Commander Shepard of the SS Normandy, you will take your elite recon squad across a galaxy in turmoil, in a desperate race to stop the return of an enemy without mercy. To stop this enemy, you must act without remorse, without hesitation, and outside the limits of the law. Your only imperative is to preserve the safety of civilized life in the galaxy - at any cost. You must become the tip of the spear of humanity, for you alone know the full extent of what is at stake if you should fail
Lose Yourself in a Living Galaxy
Mass Effect combines astonishing photo-realistic graphics with innovative new dialog systems to create a cast of living characters to interact with. Engage these characters in real-time conversations that allow you to immerse yourself in dramatically charged situations.
Characters communicate with full voice-acting and amazing animation that displays their emotions right down to subtle nuances in their facial expressions. Every wrinkled brow and slight twist of the mouth is captured to infuse every interaction with a feeling of realism.
Science-fiction Role-playing: Perfected
Mass Effect allows you to create your own customizable version of Commander Shepard (or jump in and use the pre-created character) and plunge yourself into the center of an epic science-fiction story. Choose your squad-mates, your weapons, skills and abilities, and customize your vehicles, armor and appearance - you are in complete control over your experience.
In the course of your mission to stop the machine invasion, you may choose to follow the path of the soldier, the tech-specialist, or the biotics-specialist, each of which brings an arsenal of unique yet equally powerful abilities to use against the enemy. Wield a multitude of weapon types with precision accuracy, utilize your technical skill to turn enemy war machines against their creators or unleash the full power of Dark Energy against your foe with devastating effects.
As you progress throughout the game you will improve your character's skills, abilities, and equipment (including weapons, armor, biotic implants and more) to ensure that you have the means to face the growing threat before you.
The role you choose to play in Mass Effect will have tremendous consequences on the galaxy around you. You will face moral dilemmas in which the decision you ultimately make will significantly alter the fate of civilized life in the galaxy.
Updated May the Fourth 2013
All previous releases of this port have required patches to be implemented to the Wine source for full functionality. Previous versions have had lagging movies but smooth gameplay on my system which is now seven years old. This port has superseded any expectations I've had of playing this game on my ATI X1600. The gameplay is incredibly smooth, the movies play at nearly 45-50 FPS and the mouse is fully functional in both menu and gameplay. The face issues from previous ports has also not been present throughout the testing of this port.
For Best Performance on Lower End Systems
It's almost habit to just turn everything way down when the system you rely on is sub par. In the case of this game however is "Film Grain" and "Blur" are not enabled in the Settings > Graphics option in the game's menu then you will experience horribly slow frame rates.
Keep these options enabled for best performance.
Testing System Specifications:
Mac OS X 10.6.8
128 MB VRAM
about 12 GB Hard Drive Space required
No issues have been made apparent as of yet
Download the wrapper from the link above
Install your own copy of Mass Effect
Extract the wrapper from the archive
Right click on the wrapper and choose 'Show Package Contents"
Navigate to Contents > Resources > drive_c > Program Files > Bioware > Mass Effect
Now navigate to your installed version
drag and drop the contents of the Mass Effect install folder into the open folder of the wrapper
close the windows out and double click the Mass Effect.app to launch the game.
The Wineskin installer can be used to install the game but it may change the System.reg entries and the executable pathway may require to be changed.
Mass Effect Config.app
Right Click on the wrapper and choose Show Package Contents
Click advanced and then click browse next to the Windows EXE location
Navigate to the folder containing the MEConfig.exe file and choose it.
Close out the Wineskin Interface, double click the app to launch the Config interface
Place your desired settings and close it out. Repeat the process to set the launched executable back to MassEffect.exe
Disregard the fact that it states Direct X is not installed. This is due to Wine's implementation of d3dx9 that is used instead of DirectX9. The game DOES NOT need an official Microsoft DX9 install
Posted March 29, 2012
WS8 Update February 11, 2012
What's New in Version v2.0 (See full changelog)
- ====== Version 2.0 =============================
- Updated to Wineskin 2.5.9
- Mac Driver enabled
- ====== Version 1.3b =============================
- Wine engine changed to modified Raw3 Wine v1.4 with a dinput patch and registry values applied.
- Added custom windows dinput and dinpu8 dlls in the system 32 folder
- Mouse is now totally functional both in menus and in game.
- ====== Version 1.3a =============================
- Updated wrapper to Wineskin 2.5.4 WS8 w/ modified Wine 1.5.0
- The graphics facial rendering bug is not present in this port (Tested on ATI) and the mouse works perfectly without any hacked X11.drv files in the port.
- ====== Version 1.2 ===============================
- Updated to WS8 Wineskin engine w/ Wine 1.1.34
- Right Click on app and Show Package Contents
- Notice the wine alias and the two .zip files
- The zipped files are the patched components of the wine build
- dinput.dll.so and wined3d.dll.so
- The dinput.dll.so forces the mouse
- The wined3d.dll.so fixes the bluish tint over the characters face
- If you run into issues or have to rebuild the wrapper for some reason these file will help return the port to it's fuctional state.
- Simply unzip the files and place them into the wine alias folder inside the package contents.
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