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.

  • 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

Found a solution here. In summary:

  1. Enable the console
  2. Go to My Documents\Bioware\Mass Effect\Config
  3. Open the BIOInput.ini file with a text editor
  4. Under the [Engine.Console], add the ConsoleKey=Tilde line
  5. Unlock achievements
  6. Start the game
  7. Open the in-game console by hitting the ` key
  8. 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.

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).

  • 1
    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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