The third installment of BioWare's Mass Effect series, which concludes the story of N7/Spectre operative Commander Shepard's battle against the Reapers.

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DirectX setup Internal Error when installing Mass Effect 3

When trying to install Mass Effect 3 on my Windows 7 machine I got the following message at 99% installed: I have made sure that i have the most resent version of DirectX form the web installer. I ...
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What am I missing having lost the Normandy's crew at the end of ME2?

At the end of Mass Effect 2 I completed the game with all squad mates alive, but all other crew members (except the doctor) dead. Now in ME3, the memorial wall on board the Normandy already contains ...
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Mass Effect 3 Loading Glitch

I'm on the first priority mission of the game, and when I get to the part with the turret, a few waves pass- and then nothing happens. Ever. I just get an infinite loading circle at the bottom right, ...
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ME3 MP: Actual damage reduction for the N7 Typhoon?

According to this thread the Typhoon fills the player's DR up to 50% minus whatever DR the player already has. Question: is this true and if so, are there other sources confirming this? If not true, ...
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Can't kill Dr. Eva at the end of Priority: Mars with an imported ME3 character on Insanity

I imported my ME3 adept for another playthrough on Insanity and breezed through until I came up to the part where Dr. Eva is charging at the player character in slow motion. I'm using a Paladin V ...
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Whats the Mass effect 3 value for EDI and Jokers romance?

I want to make them love each other, How can I edit my save so they get together? I fudged up and didn't get them to hook up on there own.
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How do I save Miranda?

Miranda died in my game, how do I save her? Is it possible to do? I don't have any saves older than the one for the mission, am I screwed?
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Mass Effect 3 console cheats?

I am playing Mass Effect 3 and I used console cheats to get all items. I used giveall and giveallarmor. But when I go to equip them in the bench where guns can be modified or where we change the ...
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Is it possible to get the best ME3 ending without Live Gold membership?

I'm playing with XBox360, no XBox Live Gold membership. 2nd-hand game, but there was free download of EA online pass, so I just redeemed that (but of course can't play multiplayer without Gold), and ...
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My Shepard's face changes DURING the game

So I imported my character from ME2 to ME3, made some edits to the face, and played with it. No problem, until recently, where in some conversations my face is just totally changed (and... ugly.) I ...
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If I make it with Thane in the hospital, will that hurt my chances of getting back with Liara?

In Mass Effect 1, I got dirty with Liara. In Mass Effect 2, for lack of any better options, I bumped uglies with Thane. (Really, the choices for Femshep weren't that great in ME2.) Now, Mass Effect ...
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Where's the line between friends and lovers?

According to this, this, and this, the dating world in Mass Effect 3 is exclusive to a singular person for the duration of the game. In other words, I'm not capable of romancing Ashley and Samantha at ...
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How and when do I recruit Tali?

I started playing the first few plot missions in ME3 last night, and very early on I recruited Garrus. Both he and Tali survived the events of ME2 (on my save), and I believe they are both potential ...
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How can I change Thane's fate in Mass Effect 3 with 'Gibbed Save Editor'?

In Mass Effect 3 I've missed the meeting in hospital with Thane and now the Salarian Councillor is dead. What should I change with the Gibbed Save Editor to save him? I didn't romance him.
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Mass Effect 2 and 3 - Any way to stop Garrus Dying? [duplicate]

Firstly i just want to apologise if any of my information is incorrect. I took a long (Hopefully long enough) look at the Garrus Vakarian information on the Mass Effect Wikia page. I notice in ME2 ...
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Does scanning planets attract reaper attention?

I know that using the scan on the galaxy map will attract reaper attention, but is it also true for the planet part (where you launch the probe)? Basically do I have to rush this bit or can I take my ...
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Does it count towards an extraction if you miss extraction?

In Mass Effect 3 there are challenges that want you to extract 10 times with a certain character or 15 times on a specific map. If you die (so really die, not just downed and revived) or miss the ...
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Does the detonator of a power combo get extra points?

I just unlocked the Alliance Infiltration Unit, which has the (imo so far) amazing ability Snap Freeze. I checked if I could source or detonate any power combos, and it turned out I could detonate ...
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Is extraction counted as a round?

In Mass Effect 3 there are some map challenges like "Complete 100 rounds at map X on difficulty Y". Every game consists of 10 rounds and an extraction round. Does this extraction round count towards ...
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How many waves do I have to survive to get an increase in galactic readiness?

I was playing around a bit in multiplayer mode alone in a private game to try out some stuff and noticed that I don't get any improvement in galactic readiness if I fail in one of the early waves. So ...
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How do I increase max fuel in Mass Effect 3?

A trip between star systems could easily use up 500 units. How can I increase the maximum fuel capacity?
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Can I use Mass Effect 3 DLC while offline?

Every time I open Mass Effect 3, it connects to the EA network with the message "Validating DLC". For something like the pre-order guns, I don't see this as being a big deal, but for something bigger, ...
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How can I counter enemies with Riot Shields in Mass Effect 3

What are the best ways to deal with enemies using full body shields in Mass Effect 3? I've resorted to grenades, but are there any good powers to get these guys off balance?
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Is there a post-credits scene?

The epic conclusion to an space opera trilogy like Mass Effect 3 deserves an epic post-credits scene (also known as a "stinger"). Does this game follow the pattern of games like Halo, Metroid Prime, ...
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Will Ashely/Kaiden rejoin my squad after becoming a Spectre?

Ashley got all healed up and on her feet again, and I was expecting her to be somewhere on the Normandy after leaving the Citadel, but she's nowhere to be found. I talked to Udina, but his answer was ...
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Can you get missed weapon mods in New Game+?

When you begin New Game+ with your character, you import many things - weapons, armor, experience, and weapon mods. I wonder - when you plan NG+, during missions can you obtain same equipment as in ...
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Why am I unable to import my Mass Effect 2 saves?

I just bought ME3 but I don't seem to be able to import any save games from ME2. I even launched ME2 to be sure I certainly finished the game, which I did (and Shepard's alive). I triple-checked that ...
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Is it possible to kill the 2 Harvesters on Thessia?

This is near the beginning of Priority: Thessia. It's the encounter that's just after Outpost Tykis (where you find the M-560 Hydra, aka the weapon that can one-shot a Banshee) and is between you and ...
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Play a specific mission over in Mass Effect 3

So I'm playing through mass effect 3 and I need to go back and get reference shots from certain levels. I was too used to steam and got this on on origins so all my screen shots didn't take. I need ...
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Map challenges is bronze and higher?

I was just playing Mass Effect 3 Multiplayer, on the map Firebase Reactor Silver. Halfway I got a notification that I was on 75% completion on the challenge Firebase Reaction silver waves. However, a ...
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How do I Romance on Renegade for Mass Effect Trilogy?

How do I have a romance on Renegade for Mass Effect Trilogy? For example I can't get a romance with Ashley or Liara on Renegade for Mass Effect 1 or for Mass Effect 3. Also would like to know if you ...
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Is there any way to identify interactive objects from a distance?

To find consoles or people to talk to, I have to approach them and see if I get the circle that lets me know I can interact with the object. Is there a better way than running alongside all the walls ...
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Do more surplus resources mean greater War Asset?

When I imported by Mass Effect 2 save to Mass Effect 3, one of my War Assets were surplus resources which were collected from the Normandy SR2 when the Alliance was doing the retrofit. I am ...
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Can Steam be used to Launch Mass Effect 3?

I own Mass Effect 3 on Origin, but I very much prefer launching games from Steam (largely for the overlay, since I've got hundreds of Steam friends). I know that non-steam applications can be ...
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How can I see through smoke?

When I'm facing an enemy that's lobbing smoke grenades like Cerberus Centurions, I often find myself helpless while I wait for the smoke to clear. What's the best way to see through/disperse smoke?
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How do you get the last paragon/renegade dialogue option towards the end of the game?

So I finally get to meet the Illusive Man, but the final 2 renegade/paragon option are greyed out! Here are my stats: War Readiness > 5000 Max Reputation (90% Paragon, 10% Renegade) However I ...
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How do I remove the Geth “Hunter mode” HUD?

I would like to mod/eliminate the Geth 'Hunter mode' HUD, as it makes my eyes bleed. I am somewhat familiar with the Mass Effect 3 file structure, but am unsure as to where the HUD images are stored ...
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Where can I find Ashley in the Galaxy Map (and planet-wise)?

I just finished the mission on the moon of Palaven and I'm trying to romance Ashley. I'm about 2 and 1/2 hours into Mass Effect 3 and trying to find planet she is on. Where is she?
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How can I play Infiltrator effectively?

In Mass Effect 3 I chose Infiltrator for the ability to snipe and Cloak, but so far I've found that I run out of Sinper Rifle ammo fairly quickly and Cloak doesn't seem to help that much aside from ...
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How does the Venom Gauntlet poison damage work?

In Mass Effect 3, the Cabal Canguard character has a class power Venom Gauntlet. A passive bonus is the following: 30% of melee damage is applied as poison damage over 5 seconds. If I attack an ...
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Can I change the Galactic Readiness in my game by editing the configuration?

Is it possible to increase Galactic effectiveness in Mass Effect 3 by editing the coalesced.bin? If it is, how can I do this?
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Fabricate Mass Effect 3 File

Is it possible to "fabricate" a ME3 file? I lost my save file for Mass Effect 3 after a freak computer crash, and I want to create a save file up to the point where I used to be. How can I do this?
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ME3 Import Save from ME2 Halfway through?

Is it possible for me to import a Mass Effect 2 save into Mass Effect 3 if I have already done some missions without it? I bought and played about 10 hours of Mass Effect 3 already and I really love ...
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Taming the Mattock in Mass Effect 3

I was wondering if anyone is using the Mattock in Mass Effect 3 and if so, how did you tackle the floatyness of it. The Mattock in Mass Effect 2 was well balanced and had very little muzzle climb or ...
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What is the maximum possible amount of earned credits from a playthrough?

Trying to figure out the worth from bonus that has a 5% discount on stores. Assuming one does all the main, side, and DLC quests, how much is it possible to earn?
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How do i get Mass Effect 3 DLC to work?

I went and brought i think all story based DLC for Mass Effect 3 (Leviathan, Omega, Citadel Part 1 & 2 and From Ashes) and i had already downloaded the Extended DLC which expands the ending. ...
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Playing Mass Effect on multiple consoles

I obtained Mass Effect 3 as a free game for the compensation for the Sim City downtime, more than a year ago. I liked ME3 quite a lot, and even played it more than SC itself. Now I still play it ...
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What is the difference between Mass Effect 3 and Mass Effect 3 EN only?

I recently bought the Mass Effect trilogy and when I redeemed it to my Origin Account, Mass Effect 3 appeared twice. In normal version and an EN Only version. What is the difference between the two?
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How can I tell which weapon is rare in Mass Effect 3?

In Mass Effect 3 multiplayer store, you get to purchase various packs at different prices. For instance, the Spectre Pack gives you at least one Rare item out of the 5 random items that you receive. ...
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Strategies for using Turian Solider proximity mines

I've been playing around with the Turian Solider class in multiplayer, and haven't had much luck using the proximity mines. All I ever get out of them are some minor assists in the end. What are ...