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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Not directly, but you can in fact edit the value of earned resources to be worth 10k etc.

Grab the Coalesced.bin editor here - http://wenchy.net/me3-coalesced-utility/

bioui - sfxgame - sfxgawassetshandler - allassets

Pick something you haven't unlocked and go to the Type=GAWAssetType_Military items; set StartingStrength to a large number like 5000 or whatever.

All you really need is 10k, since 5k is the max needed and readiness can't dip below 50%. Just so you know, I haven't done this myself but know others have. I'm on the 360 and it's pretty trivial to get 5 to 6k.

  • Would you mind including some detail as to how to do this?
    – rshea0
    Commented Mar 13, 2012 at 0:28
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    @ryansworld10 Check out this answer for additional details. Be warned, editing Coalesced.bin may expose you to a variety of reprisals from EA/Origin, and could interfere with your access to ME3 Multiplayer. Commented Mar 13, 2012 at 2:51
  • Thanks, I have been a loyal ME player since the start and I have never had to edit a game file to get the best results - however as I have a baby now, multiplayer is out for me (I need to be able to pause every time she cries), so I cannot increase readiness.
    – user22547
    Commented Mar 27, 2012 at 1:27
  • I can relate. You're going to be on pause a lot... Commented Mar 27, 2012 at 2:05
  • It's not going to be the end of the world for your team if you have to go AFK for a bit. It's not very nice, but nothing to exclude yourself from MP over.
    – kotekzot
    Commented Mar 27, 2012 at 3:01

You can change your readiness to 100% by overwriting your local profile. This will reset your achievements. You will also need to manually load your save if you were in the middle of a game using "Load game" instead of "Resume", but after you've done that "Resume" will work as normal. This archive (alternate download) contains the file and instructions on where to place it.

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