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Questions tagged [mass-effect]

3rd person RPG set in outer space. It is the first in the trilogy by BioWare. For questions about the series, use the mass-effect-series tag.

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Mass Effect 1 save import: Necessity for plot points

So I'd like to play through Mass Effect 2 as a male Shepard. I played through ME1 and ME2 as Fem!Shep so I already have a good understanding of the plot, and I hit all of the points I wanted to in ...
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Attempting to launch Mass Effect 1's Startup Utility with little success

After installing Mass Effect 1 via Steam, I attempted to run the startup utility but got this error. Subsequently I ran it with Windows XP Service Pack 2 compatibility settings and reinstalled the 1....
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Mass Effect Camera Turns Way Too Fast (Windows 8)

Just re-installed Mass Effect after several years, and I'm having a problem with my mouse accel or with the camera movement speed. The camera turns really, really fast - in 10 degree increments. The ...
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Mass effect 3 Can you accidentally cheat on someone after romance?

I romanced Kaidan,but talked to everyone afterwards at the citadel. I rejected Diana, but Kaidan said we were gonna have another date but I didn't see him anywhere. So did I ruin the romance by ...
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Is it possible to map the RMB when in “Command Mode” of Mass Effect 1?

Okay, a bit of explanation: The "Command Mode" in Mass Effect 1 is my term for that HUD brought up when one presses the spacebar during combat. It's where you can order your squadmates to do action ...
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Could Sha'ira romance affect my chances with Liara?

During Mass Effect 1, I can have a "romance" encounter with Sha'ira. If I choose to, will that affect my chances of romance with Liara?
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Anyway to complete an assignment by save editing or console commands?

I completed Feros before grabbing the freelancer's data, so now I can't complete the assignment. Is there anyway to complete that assignment with console commands or editing the save?
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Restart a new game+ in Mass Effect 1

So I have recently decided to replay the trilogy to flesh out some achievements and re-experience it before Andromeda comes out. I have a level 59 character I want to start a new file with and play ...
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In Mass Effect When You Save Either Ashley or Kaiden

I know you have to save either Ashley or Kaiden in Mass Effect but I'm not sure if they appear in 2 or 3. I'm just wondering, really.
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I have Mass Effect 2, do I have to play Mass Effect 1 to understand the story?

I never played any of the games of Mass Effect series. Now I have Mass Effect 2, due to a promotion by Origin, in my library. Is it possible to understand the storyline of the franchise without ...
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In Mass Effect 1, if you don't do the quest for Nassana Dantius does it have any effect on Mass Effect 2?

Essentially what the title says - I know there's a sidequest for Nassana in ME1 where you have to go to some planet and kill her sister or something another, and then in ME2 she shows up during a ...
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Is it possible to unlock all intimidate options and the special renegade mission in Mass Effect 1 while keeping most story related people alive?

To clarify my question, there are points in the game where i can choose to kill people or spare/neutralise them. I'd prefer to keep them alive but that costs me a large amount of renegade points than ...
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Why are my sniper rifles overheating in Mass Effect?

I just started my second playthrough of the original Mass Effect on PC, and every time I fire a sniper rifle it overheats. This happens regardless of which sniper rifle I have equipped (one is listed ...
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Are there any uncharted POIs on the planets you're exploring?

When exploring a planet with Mako, there are usually three points of interest each of these types: Fallen spacecraft, contains story object. Sometimes these are Prothean objects Minerals that can me ...
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What's the maximum number of squadmates I can lose on a successful ME playthrough?

Ok, I know everybody hates losing mates, but just for fun... The playthrough must be from Eden Prime to the final mission (so failing the suicide mission in ME2 doesn't count.) The squadmates "kill" ...
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Does punching (renegade) the Quarian admiral or participating in the smalltalk on Normandy affect Quarian/Geth peace? [duplicate]

I remember reading somewhere that if you support a general but then Tali during the on-board bantz, you can get a +1 to the ability to have Geth and Quarians join forces. Is this so?
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How soon do I have to change difficulty levels to get the Mass Effect 1 insanity award?

This question is similar to How soon do I have to change difficulty levels to get the Mass Effect 3 insanity award?, but for Mass Effect 1 instead. When you begin a new game in Mass Effect, there is ...
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Finding my old mass effect save files

I recently went to continue an old game of Mass Effect 2 and was disappointed to find that all of my save files were missing. That's Ok, I thought, I hadn't got that far in, I'll just restart the ...
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Can I customize Mass Effect 2's galaxy status without a Mass Effect 1 save file?

I played Mass Effect 1 and deleted the saved data and now I want to play the second game but I don't want to play with the default choices. Is there anything I can do to edit those default choices?
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Romance in Mass Effect? [duplicate]

So, I started playing Mass Effect 3 and I imported my saved game from Mass Effect 2, I had a romance with Tali and I wanna know that even if I imported the romance within the saved game, am I able to ...
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How to scan a system?

I am playing with Mass Effect 1. I am in the Strenuus system, a person called Garoth asked me to find his brother's ship. I read that I should scan for it, but I don't know how to do that. I cannot ...
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How do I give items and weapons to my squad members?

When buying an item, how can I assign it to another squad member instead of Shepard? How do I swap inventory from Shepard or another squad member to a different character?
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Error in opening Mass Effect 1 on Windows 7

Ok, so I have spent several hours troubleshooting this. This is what I get both when I open the Launcher and hit play, and when I directly open the .exe file that it claims to not be able to find. ...
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What is the number near Mako's shield/hull indicator

The question is straight forward. Is there for any use, like repair points or something? And how do I use it?
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Mass Effect 1 and Sniper Rifles

I'm looking for some guidance here before I decide that he Mass Effect trilogy is not worth playing because of the poor combat system. I love playing a sniper build in most games, so I went ...
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Order squad mates to activate electronics skill in Mass Effect 1

I'm playing through the first Mass effect game and I'm the vanguard class which isn't good at using the electronics skill. I got to a part where there was the option to activate a plasma containment ...
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Why is my damage so different?

I'm playing Mass Effect 1 for the second time with an imported character (Infiltrator, level 45). Sometimes I one-shot every enemy that is in line of sight, but sometimes only their shield lightens ...
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Is it possible to turn down Ashley without being rude? [closed]

I just did my first play through of the first Mass Effect. I tried to play through as I think I really would in real life, so I was really polite and compassionate to everyone, but also wasn't afraid ...
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What are the combat behaviors of Thresher Maws?

In the first Mass Effect, I've had several times where I heard the rumbling and screaming of a Thresher Maw appearing, but when I wheeled around my Mako and got ready to fight, there was simply ...
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Is there a canon order for the main missions in Mass Effect?

Playing Mass Effect i found that some parts of the story in the Main Missions didn't seem to make sense in terms of logic. ie. on Feros Shepard having no idea about Sovereign's Indoctrination even ...
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Defend against Biotic Attack in Mass Effect 1

The most infuriating aspect of this game is a biotic attack. You get hit by one, and Shep goes all limp and starts rolling around on the floor, completely at the mercy of every assault rifle within a ...
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Can I skip Mass Effect 1 and go to Mass Effect 2 [duplicate]

I have mass effect 1 on the Xbox 360, recently got myself a high end gaming PC and have been looking at the three game collection. Have been told that the second one is much better than the first, ...
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Why did one of my squad members disappear?

So, I'm playing the original Mass Effect for the first time (don't ask), and I was doing the Rogue VI mission on Luna. I decided to throw Kaidan a bone and took him and Garrus with me. I just ...
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What is the function of these Armature repair stations in Mass Effect?

In Mass Effect when Shepard is on Ilos he can find two Armature repair stations like this: I'm wondering whether they serve some purpose or not? If I use them they get activated but nothing else ...
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How can I enable audio when window is out of focus

Lately when playing Mass Effect, I often find myself attempting to multitask between playing the game and doing something else like chatting with a friend. When I alt tab over to my friend's window, ...
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What determines a final outcome of an imported character?

Several actions in ME1 will have consequenses in ME2. If I do multiple playthroughs (as I plan to reach 60) and handle situations completely differently, what will be the final outcome? Example - UNC:...
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Having trouble at Veteran difficulty

I'm playin Infiltrator with Assault Rifle unlocked on Veteran difficulty. I'm currently 26 and having real trouble with pretty much any fight that contains more than three mobs. No matter what I do or ...
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Krogans regenerate health superfast

I'm playing through ME1 on Veteran difficulty. So far, every Krogan I've fought, battlemaster or not, regenerates health up to full in two or three seconds when they are knocked down and nearly dead. ...
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How often do party members update their dialogue?

In Mass Effect 1, your party members have new stuff to say every now and then when we are on the Normandy. Is it updated on a regular basis or only when you do story based missions and progress ...
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Is there any special benefit in transfering a max level character?

Beeing rather late into the Mass Effect series, I'm still trying to get the hang of it. As I understand, maximum level in ME1 is 60 and is impossible to obtain in one playthrough, bar cheating. I'm ...
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Is there a downside to not be all Renegade or Paragon?

As in many games with moral choice, the best way (game wise) is to go all out on either. This often puts you in a situation where you turn out to be either Mother Teresa or Vlad the Impaler. Staying ...
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How to view specialization class bonuses have been activated/applied?

I have chosen Commando specialization when prompted. How do I know the specialization bonuses have been activated or applied to my talents? My talent screen still looks the same. Still shows Soldier ...
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Console command for completing Valuable minerals quest

In Mass Effect is there a console command to add minerals to complete the Valuable Minerals quest?
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Where can I purchase advanced biotic amps and omni tools?

In Mass Effect, Where can I purchase Biotic Amp Interface X category and Omni Tool X category? Or can I only find it on missions?
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Why can't I see all my powers in the HUD bar in Mass Effect 1 PC

So basically I'm playing as a Vanguard and I unlocked Marksman for the pistols and shotguns along with Unity and some other skills. I didn't quick-slot them at first and now, after unlocking another ...
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Mass Effect Upgrading Points for Sniper Rifles

I'm playing the first Mass Effect. I played it before but didn't complete it, and am going through it again. I enjoy playing games stealthily and attacking from distance if it's an option, so I chose ...
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Stuck on a lift on Noveria!

I appear to be stuck on a lift. After re-establishing landline communications, I got back into the lift to return back inside the facility, and after the lift came to a stop and the doors open I ...
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How can I restart the VI core on Noveria?

On my previous playthroughs I have essentially 'skipped' this puzzle by using 100 omni-gel; on this playthrough however I do not have 100 omni-gel so I need to solve the puzzle. The on screen prompt ...
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What do the statues on Ilos represent?

In my first play-through of Mass Effect, I thought these might be statues of the Protheans. I've played through all of the Trilogy, though I haven't played some of the DLC. Is there some point at ...
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Where can I find all of the keepers?

At the start of Mass Effect, after your initial meeting with the Council, Ashley notices Chorban, who is crouching next to a keeper using an experimental medical device to scan them. Upon speaking to ...