MASS EFFECT - LEGENDARY EDITION
ENHANCEMENT PROJECT

by Tore Andersen

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

        
 

Requirements:

1: Mass Effect - Legendary Edition
2: A Nexus account. It's free. (LINK)
3: Start all 3 games at least once before installing mods

 

Mod-List:
Download and install the following mods in listed order

ME3Tweaks Mod Manager (LINK)
Download and install, then run the program.
*Make sure all 3 legendary games and the launcher is backed up: (Needed for some operations to work)

*The Mod-Manager will automatically catch links from the Nexus page.
 

The Community Patch Mods:

LE1 Community Patch (LINK)

Unofficial LE2 Patch (LINK)

LE3 Community Patch (LINK)
*Unofficial LE3 Patch settings

Installation images:

        

 

 

M.E.1 Mods:

Pinnacle Station DLC (LINK)

Mission Timings (LE1)
(LINK)

MELLO (LINK)
Recommended settings

XP Rescale (LE1) (LINK)
Recommended settings


Same-Gender Romances for LE1
(LINK)
Settings

Better Camera (LE1) (LINK)
I recommend selecting FOV 90, but choose whatever you prefer.

 

M.E.2 Mods:

LE2 Mission Results Screen Fix (LINK)

Missing Codex Restored (ME2LE) BUGFIX
(LINK)
Settings

Cerberus Ladies Wear Cerberus (ME2LE)
(LINK)
Settings


Hammerhead Suicide Mission (BUGFIX)
(LINK)

Citadel Asari Hands (BUGFIX) ME2LE
(LINK)

Ronald Taylor's Fate Fix (ME2LE) BUG FIX
(LINK)

Conrad Verner Remembers (ME2LE) BUG FIX
(LINK)

Overlord Morality Fix
(LINK)

Fish Feeder Mod (LINK)

One Probe All Resources (LINK)


Miranda Butt Shot Restoration (LE2)
(LINK)

DLC Timings Mod (ME2LE)
(LINK)
Settings

Sheploo Appearance Consistency Project
(LINK)

Eyebrows and facial hair restoration (ME2LE)
(LINK)

Expanded Shepard Armory (ME2LE)
(LINK)
Settings


Same-Gender Romances for LE2
(LINK)
Settings

Better Camera (LE2) (LINK)
I recommend selecting FOV 90, but choose whatever you prefer.

 

M.E.3 Mods:

Anderson's Final Conversation Restored (LINK)
Settings


Easy Pull-up Competition
(LINK)

Arguing Couple Fix
(LINK)

Admiral Daro'Xen Restored (LINK)

Ashley's Date Fixed (LINK)


Miranda Butt Shot Restoration (LE3)
(LINK)

Better Camera (LE3) (LINK)
I recommend selecting FOV 90, but choose whatever you prefer.

 

M.E.1/2/3 Mods:

More Gay Romances (LINK)
ME2 Settings    /   ME3 Settings


Extended Romance Scenes
(LINK)
Settings


Vignette Remover
(LINK)

A Lot Of Videos (ALOV) (LINK)
Download:
ALOV for LE1 - 1.1
ALOV for LE2 - 1.0
ALOV for LE3 - 1.1
Since the "Mod Manager Download" button is missing, download the 3 files manually, and import them it into the mod manager by selecting "Import mod".

 

M.E.1/2/3 - Texture Mods:
These mods can't be installed with the mod manager. They need a different tool (MEM), which can't catch links from Nexus. Download manually.

MassEffectModder MEM (LINK)
Download: "MassEffectModder-v523.7z" (Or latest version)  *For LE only
Unpack into the game-folder, or to wherever you want MEM to be installed, and make a shortcut to the desktop.

A Lot Of Textures (ALOT) (LINK)  *Note: I don't recommend installing the 3 ISL files unless you have at least 8GB video memory. (RTX 2070 or better)
Download:
ALOT for ME1 1.3
ALOT for ME2 1.4
ALOT for ME3 1.4
Improved Static Lighting (ISL) for ME1
Improved Static Lighting (ISL) for ME2
Improved Static Lighting (ISL) for ME3
     
Unpack all files to a temporary folder.
Start MEM.
Under ME1, click "Texture Modding", "Install Texture Mods", "Add to List" and select "ALOT_UPDATE_LE1_v1.3.mem" and "ISL_LE1.mem".
The click "Install all mods". *See images.

        

The installation takes a long time. Just wait.

When done, click "Exit mod installer".

Now repeat the process for the ME2 files. "ALOT_UPDATE_LE2_v1.4.mem" and "ISL_LE2.mem" *See images.

  

Wait for the installation.

And finally, under ME3, install "ALOT_UPDATE_LE3_v1.4.mem" and "ISL_LE3.mem" the same way.

LE3 Sexier Underwear (LINK)
Unpack and add/install "ME3 Sexier Underwear.mem" with MEM.

Default Femshep Retexture MELE (LINK)
Download all 3 files.
Unpack and install with MEM.

SJC's Better Eyes For MELE 1-3 (LINK)
Download all 3 files.
Unpack and install with MEM.
 

 

HDR ReShade: (DOWNLOAD)
*Don't use the Mod-Manager for this file. Download and unpack into the game-folder. Works for all 3 games.

Note: For the best result, turn Anti-Aliasing 'off' in the in-game settings menu. The ReShade comes with MSAA enabled, which works better.
 



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Mass Effect 1 Screenshots

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Mass Effect 2 Screenshots

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Mass Effect 3 Screenshots

   ReShade                                           Original                                                 ReShade                                             Original
        

        

        

        

 

Artwork

 

 

Mass Effect - Legendary Edition Game Info

Mass Effect - Legendary Edition, is a complete all-in-one game with the first 3 sci-fi action-RPGs from BioWare. The originals were released in 2007/2008, and are still amazing games today. The Legendary Edition also comes with all DLC and extra content already installed. With the exception of the Pinnacle Station DLC. This is however added via the mods here.

Mass Effect is a sci-fi action RPG game, developed by BioWare many years ago. It was released for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Windows. The 3 games are about the officer, Shepard, who can be either male or female depending on preference. The goal is to save the galaxy from powerful mechanical beings known as the Reapers. The reapers are quite a menace to the galaxy and all peaceful life forms.

The Legendary Edition of Mass Effect is still divided into 3 separate games. It would have been better with a complete rework, so the story and characters would have had a 100% consistent flow, but they did streamline certain parts. The graphical settings are the same, and the render as well. If you already have the 3 separate Mass Effect Games, there is very little reason to buy the Legendary Edition. However, if you don't, then this would be the easy choice.

Mass Effect Legendary Edition is a remastered collection of the critically acclaimed Mass Effect series, including Mass Effect, Mass Effect 2, and Mass Effect 3. Developed by Bioware and published by Electronic Arts, the Legendary Edition brings new life to the iconic franchise with updated graphics, improved gameplay mechanics, and all DLC content included.

The Mass Effect series is a sci-fi RPG that takes players on an epic journey through the galaxy as they take on the role of Commander Shepard. The story of the series is centered around the discovery of an ancient alien race known as the Reapers and their plans to wipe out all advanced civilizations in the galaxy. Players are tasked with assembling a team of diverse characters, each with their own unique abilities and personalities, to stop the Reapers and save the galaxy.

The gameplay of the Mass Effect series combines elements of third-person shooter and RPG mechanics. Players can choose to specialize their Commander Shepard in different classes such as Soldier, Engineer, Adept, and Infiltrator, each with their own unique abilities and skill trees. Players can also upgrade their weapons, armor, and biotic and tech abilities to gain an edge in battle. The series also features a deep dialogue system that allows players to shape the story and relationships with their squadmates.

One of the biggest draws of the Mass Effect series is its immersive and detailed world. The galaxy is filled with a diverse cast of characters, each with their own unique backstory and motivations. Players can explore planets, complete side missions, and uncover the secrets of the galaxy. The series also features a moral choice system where players' decisions have real consequences that affect the story and the fate of the characters.

The graphics of the Legendary Edition have been significantly upgraded, with improved textures, lighting, and character models. The game also features new visual effects and improved performance, making the game run smoother and look better than ever before.

The Mass Effect Legendary Edition also includes all DLC content from the original releases of the games, including story-based content such as the "Arrival" and "Leviathan" DLCs, as well as various weapons, armor, and characters.

The Mass Effect series has been widely praised for its engaging story, immersive world, and memorable characters. With the Legendary Edition, fans and new players alike can experience the iconic series in a whole new light. The remastered graphics and improved gameplay mechanics make the game feel fresh and modern, while still staying true to the original vision. The Mass Effect Legendary Edition is a must-play for fans of sci-fi RPGs and is a great entry point for players new to the series. With a gripping story, diverse characters, and a vast galaxy to explore, the Mass Effect Legendary Edition is a game that will keep players hooked for hours on end.