by Tore Andersen


Step-by-step modification guide
Improved visuals, fixes, gameplay add-ons and a HDR ReShade




1: Mass Effect latest version. (The Steam version comes already updated)
2: Sign up at the Nexus. It's free and it takes 2 minutes. (LINK)
3: Start the game at least once before installing mods.



Mass Effect DLC Download (LINK)
Download and install both "Bring down the Sky" and "Pinnacle Station".
The product key for Pinnacle Station is: 5GUCXRFPQNBMTJBD3L5J  (Free key available on EA's DLC site)
Note: If you get the following error message during installation: "Mass Effect CD Key not found", then you need this small fix (LINK)



If you would like to play the game in higher resolutions than you can select from the in-game menu, all you need to do us edit an ini file.
Open: C:\Users\(USERNAME)\Documents\BioWare\Mass Effect\Config\BIOEngine.ini

Set your resolution.

Example: For 4K resolution, use these numbers:
Save and exit.


Download and install the following mods in listed order

ME3Tweaks Mod Manager (LINK)
Download and install, then run the program

Binkw32 proxy DLL
Download the file for MASS Effect 1, and unpack into: Mass Effect\Binaries\
*Backup the two existing files first, just in case.
These two files makes it possible to load mods as DLCs.

Faster Elevators
Download the file and drag it into the ME3Tweaks Mod Manager window. Follow instructions to install.

Same-Gender Romances for ME1 (LINK)
Download the file and drag it into the ME3Tweaks Mod Manager window. Follow instructions to install.
*Select everything except for the ME1 Recalibrated Compatibility patch.
*This mod is of course only needed, if you care for same-gender romance.

ALOT  - A Lot Of Textures for ME1 (LINK)
Download 1: "ALOT for ME1 11.0"
*Unpack the file to a temporary folder, but don't run the program yet. I'll refer to this folder as the "ALOT" folder.
Download 2: "ALOT for ME1 11.1 - Update"
Download 3: "Improved Static Lighting for ME1"
*Copy the two zip files into the "Downloaded_Mods" folder, inside the ALOT folder. Don't unpack them.
Don't run the program yet.

Download: "Mass Effect Anniversary Edition Direct Download"
Download and move the zip file into the ALOT folder. *Don't unpack the file.

ALOT  - A Lot Of Textures for ME1
Run the installer.
Go to settings and select Show Mass Effect files only, by unselecting Mass Effect 2 & 3.

The installer should now look like this, with 4 check marks.

*If you don't have all 4 checkmarks, double-check the files you downloaded, and make sure they are copied to the right folder.
*Don't download "A Lot of Videos for ME1". The installer will only recognize the 1080p version, not the 4K version. Just leave that mod red and unchecked.

Click the green "Configure" at the MEUITM mod, and choose your settings. I recommend using these:

Click "Install for ME1", then click "BUILD & INSTALL" and wait. This will take some time.

ALOV - A Lot of Videos for ME1 (LINK)
Download any version (I recommend the 4K resolution), and drag the file into the ME3Tweaks Mod Manager window. Follow instructions to install.

M1EP ReShade (LINK)
Download and unpack into the Mass Effect game folder.


Mass Effect is ready for launch








   ReShade                                           Original                                                 ReShade                                             Original




















Mass Effect, the first game in the legendary space action-RPG series from BioWare, released in 2007/2008, and still amazing. Technically the game is still excellent, only the textures, models and world detail show the games ago a little. This project will greatly enhance the visuals and effects, plus optionally add a new custom ReShade for better lighting and image quality. The guide has step-by-step instructions, no modding experience needed.

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