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I used to play Mass Effect (1) in the past, and gotten nearly all achievements - which was nice for my second playthrough, since unlike many other video game achievements, those actually give you something. Now I want to play the game again, but I since got a new PC and I have a feeling it won't remember what I had. I don't have the data from the old PC anymore, so essentially I'm asking for a way to cheat.

Is there a way to unlock some, or all, of those achievements? I'm playing it on the PC.

If it makes any difference, the last time I played was without Steam, but now I'm going to play with it.

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Did you transfer all of your saved data over? Was ME1 played with Steam or Origin? –  CyberSkull Dec 25 '12 at 11:23
    
If you used steam, this is a non-issue, otherwise Mario's answer should work (<my documents>\BioWare\Mass Effect) –  Kalec Dec 25 '12 at 12:26
    
@CyberSkull whoops... updated the question to clarify. –  Oak Dec 25 '12 at 18:47
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Go to <my documents>\BioWare and you should find a sub folder called Mass Effect (and others in case you've played the other games).

Just copy that folder to the same position on your new PC/hard drive and you should keep your progress as-is. In case you're playing over Origin, Origin might do the actual copying for you over the cloud (not sure it's supported for Mass Effect).

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Thanks, but I don't have that folder anymore. Essentially I'm asking for a way to cheat and get those achievements from scratch. –  Oak Dec 25 '12 at 18:48
    
You'd essentially have to edit the correct file, but that might get a bit complicated. I think I've seen an editor once, but it's probably been for save files only. –  Mario Dec 25 '12 at 22:28
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up vote 2 down vote accepted

Found a solution here. In summary:

  1. Enable the console
    1. Go to My Documents\Bioware\Mass Effect\Config
    2. Open the BIOInput.ini file with a text editor
    3. Under the [Engine.Console], add the ConsoleKey=Tilde line
  2. Unlock achievements
    1. Start the game
    2. Open the in-game console by hitting the ` key
    3. Type unlockachievement n where n is a number between 1 and 47. They will unlock the achievement with that number. The site I linked has a full mapping between the number and the achievement, but I just went through and enabled them all.
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