Mass Effect 2

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Mass Effect 2
Mass Effect 2 cover
Developers
BioWare
Publishers
Electronic Arts
Engines
Unreal Engine 3
Release dates
Windows January 26, 2010
Reception
Metacritic 94
IGDB 96
Taxonomy
Monetization DLC
Microtransactions Unlock
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres ARPG, Shooter
Art styles Realistic
Themes LGBTQ, Sci-fi, Space
Series Mass Effect
Mass Effect 2 on HowLongToBeat
Mass Effect 2 on IGDB
Mass Effect 2 guide on StrategyWiki
Mass Effect 2 on MobyGames
Mass Effect 2 on Wikipedia
Mass Effect
Mass Effect 2008
Mass Effect 2 2010
Mass Effect 3 2012
Mass Effect: Andromeda 2017
Mass Effect Legendary Edition 2021

Contents

Key points

Saves can be imported from Mass Effect (see Import Mass Effect saves).
In-game graphics options miss half of the actual settings, which are thus usually left to the erratic first run auto-detection to decide.

General information

Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
CD key
[1]
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Windows
Gamesplanet
Origin
Also available in the Mass Effect Trilogy.
Windows
Green Man Gaming
Origin
Windows
Humble Store
Origin
Also available in the Mass Effect Trilogy.
Windows
Origin
Origin
Included with EA Play.
Deluxe Edition also available.
Windows
Steam
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Included with EA Play (Steam).
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Windows

DLC and expansion packs

Every single DLC is included in a bundle on the Origin store, bypassing the need of Bioware Points or Deluxe Edition.
Purchase just binds the DLC licenses to the EA account, which must have logged in in-game at least once to authorize their loading.
The Origin version will automatically download the DLC files (and may even overwrite any other installation of the game[2]), while Steam and retail can use separate installers. Direct links are provided in the table below for convenience.
Name Notes
Aegis Pack 160 BW Points
Windows
Alternate Appearance Pack 1 160 BW Points
Windows
Alternate Appearance Pack 2 160 BW Points
Windows
Arrival 560 BW Points
Windows
Blood Dragon Armor Requires Dragon Age: Origins Deluxe or Ultimate Edition to be registered on same account
Windows
Cerberus Arc Projector Requires Cerberus Network
Windows
Cerberus Network
Windows
Cerberus Weapon and Armor Requires Cerberus Network
Windows
Collectors' Weapon and Armor Included in the retail Collectors' Edition, and the Digital Deluxe Edition
Windows
Equalizer Pack 160 BW Points
Windows
Firepower Pack 160 BW Points
Windows
Firewalker Pack Requires Cerberus Network
Windows
Genesis 320 BW Points
Windows
Incisor Rifle Included in Digital Deluxe, and the Aegis Pack
Windows
Inferno Armor Included in some pre-orders, and the Equalizer Pack
Windows
Kasumi - Stolen Memory 560 BW Points
Windows
Lair of the Shadow Broker 800 BW Points
Windows
Mass Effect 2 Digital Art Books Included in Digital Deluxe
Windows
Mass Effect 2 Documentary Included in Digital Deluxe
Windows
Mass Effect 2 Soundtrack Included in Digital Deluxe
Windows
Normandy Crash Site Requires Cerberus Network
Windows
Recon Hood Dr Pepper bonus promotional item, now free on Origin
Windows
Overlord 560 BW Points
Windows
Sentry Interface Dr Pepper bonus promotional item, now free on Origin
Windows
Terminus Weapon and Armor Included in Gamestop or Play.com pre-orders, now free on Origin.
Windows
Umbra Visor Dr Pepper bonus promotional item, now free on Origin
Windows
Zaeed - The Price of Revenge Requires Cerberus Network
Windows

Essential improvements[edit]

Adjust all video settings[edit]

Change settings in the Configuration Utility
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\Binaries\.
  2. Run MassEffect2Config.exe.
  3. Set the desired video settings.
  4. Save changes and close.

Skip intro videos[edit]

Use Quick Startup mod to also skip the title screen
Delete or rename files
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\BioGame\Movies\
  2. Delete or rename BWLogo.bik and ME_EAsig_720p_v2_raw.bik
Install Disable Startup Videos

Shorter loading screens[edit]

Regardless of the speed of your system the game will always wait for the loading screen animation to end
Replace .bik clips with shorter ones[3]
Modify the .bik clips to run at 2x/4x speed (30/60fps)[4]

Patches[edit]

Patch 1.03 is a cumulative update. The Origin/Steam versions are already patched.

Project Variety[edit]

A major bug fix and overhaul mod. Works best with Early Recruitment.

Import Mass Effect saves[edit]

Importing saves can be done through MassEffect2Config.exe
The save importer may not work. In this case, move your Mass Effect saves into an ME1 folder inside your ME2 saves folder.[5]

Import Xbox 360 Mass Effect 2 saves[edit]

Import Xbox 360 Mass Effect 2 Save Files[6][7]
  1. Configure a USB device as a memory device on the 360
  2. Download Modio.
  3. Move the save file to the USB using the Xbox 360.
  4. Move the USB to your PC.
  5. Open the save with Modio.
  6. Upload the save here and download the processed file.
  7. Move the downloaded save to the appropriate folder.

Game data[edit]

In-game general settings.
In-game general settings.
DLC files are saved in <path-to-game>\BioGame\DLC\; an explanation of the folder names and which DLC they represent can be found here.
Game can lose saves when the %USERPROFILE%\Documents path has been customized[8][9]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\BioWare\Mass Effect 2\BIOGame\Config\
%USERPROFILE%\Documents\BioWare\Mass Effect 2\Profile\Player1.prf
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/24980/pfx/[Note 1]
Many other settings can be adjusted inside Coalesced.ini.

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\BioWare\Mass Effect 2\Save\
%USERPROFILE%\Documents\BioWare\Mass Effect 2\Profile\Player1.prf
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/24980/pfx/[Note 1]
For the folders used for importing saves see Mass Effect.

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Origin
Steam Cloud

Video[edit]

External video settings, see above to access.
External video settings, see above to access.
In-game video settings.
In-game video settings.

Widescreen resolution[edit]

Use Flawless Widescreen
Allows changing FOV
Doesn't work with Origin version properly[10]
Use ThirteenAG's Mass Effect Trilogy FOV Fix
  1. Download the archive from here.
  2. Download and extract the archive to the game directory, where the exe is located (Binaries or Binaries\Win32)

Notes

Automatically corrects in-game FOV (Hor+)
Works with Origin version.
Works with Mass Effect 1 and Mass Effect 3
16:9 only[citation needed]

Field of view (FOV)[edit]

This method involves Coalesced.ini file. Make sure you have understood what this means.
Modify field of view[11][citation needed]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Backup then open Coalesced.ini.
  3. Add the following line under the [SFXGame.SFXGameModeDefault] section:
    Bindings=( Name="Period", Command="set SFXGame.SFXCameraMode FOV 100" )
  4. Edit the key name and FOV value to your liking.
  5. Save changes

Notes

Can be used in conjunction with Flawless Widescreen providing that "FOV Limiting" is disabled.

Vertical sync (Vsync)[edit]

Disable Vsync[citation needed]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open GamerSettings.ini.
  3. Add UseVsync=False line under the [SystemSettings] section
  4. Save changes

High frame rate[edit]

Arrange frame rate smoothing[citation needed]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open GamerSettings.ini.
  3. Add one of the following lines under the [SystemSettings] section:
    SmoothFrameRate=False to completely disable the FPS cap
    MaxSmoothedFrameRate=XX to raise the FPS cap (where XX is the threshold)
  4. Save changes

Notes

You also need to disable Vsync for this to work (see Vertical sync (Vsync)).

Input[edit]

In-game general control settings.
In-game general control settings.
In-game key map settings.
In-game key map settings.

Mouse acceleration[edit]

Disable Mouse acceleration[12]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open GamerSettings.ini.
  3. Add the following lines:
    [Engine.PlayerInput]
    bEnableMouseSmoothing=false
    MouseSensitivity=0.15
    [SFXGame.BioPlayerInput]
    bUseMouseDampening=false
    [SFXGame.BioSFHandler_PCConversation]
    AccumulationDivisor=600.0f
  4. Save changes
This may not work with the Origin or Steam versions. If this is the case, make these changes in Coalesced.ini (see Editing Coalesced.ini).

Mouse sensitivity[edit]

Fix uneven and/or excessive mouse sensitivity
  1. Disable the Origin in-game overlay. The overlay (on Origin versions at least) is the cause of uneven mouse input and not mouse acceleration. Disabling fixes this.

If your mouse sensitivity is still too high you will need to modify the variable in Coalesced.ini

  1. Locate your Coalesced.ini inside <path-to-game>\BioGame\Config\PC\Cooked
  2. Make a copy of the file
  3. Open it with a text editor that can handle UNIX-format files (Notepad++ is recommended)
  4. Search for and locate "MouseSensitivity"
  5. Change the value from 1.0 to 0.2 or your preference.
  6. Save

Notes

Don't modify anything else in the Coalesced.ini otherwise ME2 will fail to start. If that happens, simply restore the backup copy you made as above and start again.

Controller support[edit]

This mod brings full XInput controller support to the game with haptic feedback support. This mod is currently complete (see official thread).
Instructions[13]

Use the ME2Controller mod.

For DualShock prompts use PlayStation Icons

Simultaneous Mouse and joystick support for Steam Controller users[edit]

Enable joystick move to be used with mouse[14]
  • Go to file location <path-to-game>\BioGame\Config\PC\Cooked\Coalesced.ini
  • Open up the Coalesced.ini file with notepad or notepad++
  • Under [WinDrv.WindowsClient] change the value for AllowJoystickInput from 0 to 1.
  • Under [SFXGame.SFXGameModeBase] add the following lines
Bindings=(Name="XboxTypeS_LeftX",Command="Axis aStrafe Speed=1.0 DeadZone=0.3")
Bindings=(Name="XboxTypeS_LeftY",Command="Axis aBaseY Speed=1.0 DeadZone=0.3")
Bindings=(Name="XboxTypeS_RightX",Command="Axis aTurn Speed=0.2 DeadZone=0.3")
Bindings=(Name="XboxTypeS_RightY",Command="Axis aLookup Speed=0.2 DeadZone=0.3")

Audio[edit]

In-game audio settings.
In-game audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, sound effects and dialogue
Surround sound
5.0[15] (better HRTF can be achieved with DSOAL library [16])
Subtitles
Closed captions
Found under Gameplay settings in-game.
Mute on focus lost
Always mutes.

Localizations

Language codes to be used in manual selection are highlighted in the notes.
The later DLCs[Note 2] aren't available for Eastern Europe locales[17], see here for an install workaround.
Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
INT. A British English mod exists.
Czech
CZE. Fan translation for DLCs, download.
French
FRA
German
DEU
Hungarian
HUN. Fan Patch for DLCs, available here.
Italian
ITA
Polish
POL. DLC translations can be found here, here and here.
Russian
RUS. Available here. A slightly improved translation is available.
Spanish
ESN
Turkish
A Turkish fan translation is available here.

Changing language[edit]

Steam version can simply adjust this setting from the game proprieties
Instructions
  1. Make sure the alternative language is installed
  2. Go to <path-to-game>\Mass Effect 2\data\
  3. Open sku.ini with a text editor
  4. Set TextLanguage to one of the language codes above

Notes

VOLanguage only seems to work with the Polish retail build[18][19]
This is also going to be the dubbing language for the next fix

Independent text and voiceover[edit]

Unlike the previous game, subtitles are stored in the same file of UI and other strings (so they can't be separated)
Replace the global text files[20]
Only the English localization is going to stick around when another one is installed (if even). With others, backups of the pertinent files from the YYY version will be needed
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\BioGame\CookedPC\
  2. Copy BIOGame_YYY.tlk and BioGame_Update_YYY.tlk
  3. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  4. Create the BIOGame\Published\CookedPC directory
  5. Paste the aforementioned files, and rename their subfix from YYY to XXX

Notes

XXX is the language code for dubbing
YYY is the language code for everything else

VR support[edit]

3D modes Native GG3D Notes
Nvidia 3D Vision
For better support see Helix Mod: Mass Effect 2
TriDef 3D
iZ3D
vorpX
G3D
Officially supported game, see official vorpx game list.
Devices Native Notes
3RD Space Gaming Vest
Novint Falcon

Issues unresolved[edit]

EA Online password form doesn't accept some special characters[edit]

Includes ", *, /, :, <, >, ?, \ and |
Change your EA Online Account password[21]

"Unable to authorize the listed DLC" error[edit]

"Unable to authorize the listed DLC" error[citation needed]
  1. Use Binkw32 proxy DLL.
  2. Block internet connection of ME2game.exe through your firewall settings.

Notes

Optionally you can disable automatic login through in-game settings although any time the game does attempt to connect it'll reverse the DLC crack.
If after installing the new binkw32.dll, the game fails to start, giving an error like "binkw32.dll is either not designed to run on Windows or it contains an error", try the GCC compiled version instead: https://github.com/Erik-JS/masseffect-binkw32/files/705674/binkw32-me2_gcc_alt.zip

Issues fixed[edit]

Installation interrupted[edit]

Install the game from a shared drive from another computer[citation needed]
  1. Insert Disc 1 and share it through Windows.
  2. When the installer asks for the second drive, stop sharing the first disc, replace it with the second and start sharing it.
Fix the corrupted folder path in Windows registry[22]
  1. Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\BioWare\Mass Effect 2\
  2. Find the Path variable on the right and double click it to open for editing.
  3. Add a backslash (\) to the end of the path string and hit OK.
  4. The game should now launch from Origin.

Physx Error on Startup[edit]

Install Nvidia Physx System Software

Cerberus Network autologin failure[edit]

Enable .NET Framework 3.5.1[citation needed]
  1. Go to Windows's Control Panel.
  2. Go to Programs -> Turn Windows features on or off.
  3. In the tree stucture, check both boxes under Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.1.
  4. Restart your system.

Crash at the end of Kasumi's loyalty mission and when leaving the Shadow Broker's Ship[edit]

Use Kasumi Crash Fix[23]
  1. Navigate to <path-to-game>\Binaries\
  2. Download ME2's binkw32 proxy DLL and extract it there
  3. Create a new folder named asi (i.e. <path-to-game>\Binaries\asi\)
  4. Download the fix and extract it there
Launch the game with the -nomoviestartup parameter[24]
Game has to be restarted without this argument once past this section, to avoid missing out videos later
Apply Kasumi DLC Crash Fix with ME3Tweaks Mod Manager's ASI Mod Manager in the Mod Management Tab

Dark lighting in cutscenes[edit]

Make sure the number of cinematic lights is set to the highest setting[25]
Set the proper Brightness in-game, once having checked display calibration is right[26][27]
Adjust filmic response shader[28]
  1. Open <path-to-game>\Engine\Shaders\UberPostProcessBlendPixelShader.usf with a text editor.
  2. Find float3 x = max(0,InLinearColour-0.004); on line 45
  3. Replace with float3 x = max(0,InLinearColour);
Alternatively, rather than deleted, the darkening factor could be tweaked to other ⩽0.001 values[29][30]

Clipping into walls/objects[edit]

This method involves Coalesced.ini file. Make sure you have understood what this means.
Add the option to noclip out of the object[citation needed]
  1. Under [SFXGame.SFXGameModeDefault] add:
Bindings=( Name="Add", Command="Ghost | OnRelease Walk")

Notes

Holding the NUMPAD + key in-game will now make you noclip until you release the button.

-Note-

OR, if you have console enabled, hit tab and type "ghost" then hit enter. Then when you're out of the wall or through the spot you needed to get through, do the same and type walk. Then you don't have to leave the game.

Game freeze on Illium[edit]

The freeze happens while walking through the ground-level corridor that connects to the other side of the map under Liara's office, which may cause a black screen and CTD.
In most cases the problem is caused by incompatibility with the video or audio drivers of the user's computer.
Enable windowed or windowed borderless mode[citation needed]
  1. Open Mass Effect 2 Config > Video
  2. Windowed > Windowed
  3. Window Mode > Borderless
  4. In the menubar select Mass Effect 2 > Save Settings
After passing through the corridor, it's safe to enable fullscreen mode again.

Crash during vehicle chase on Illium[edit]

In most cases the problem is caused by incompatibility with the video or audio drivers of the user's computer.
The crash happens at the end of the taxi chase with Liara on Illium during the cutscene, where the game freezes completely showing either a frozen image or a black screen while the music continues.
Use config tool to change from fullscreen mode to windowed borderless
Run in Windows 7 compatibility mode
Launch the game with the -nomoviestartup parameter
Uninstall and re-install all game files and DLCs (or use Origin's Repair feature)
Issue may still persist after all of these have been done.

Crash when entering the galaxy map[edit]

Re-enable audio[31]
  1. Open %USERPROFILE%\Documents\BioWare\Mass Effect 2\BIOGame\Config\GamerSettings.ini
  2. Delete the DisableAudio line.
  3. Save the file.

No sound even though it's On in the Configuration Utility[edit]

Make sure to disable any kind of OEM audio tool or enhancement[32][33]
Run the game in windowed or borderless window mode[34][citation needed]

Unable to save any more games[edit]

Patch game files[35]
  1. Download Mass Effect 2 PCC Patcher (mirror)
  2. Extract the program in <path-to-game>\Binaries\ and open it
  3. Provide the path for the following packages and load them
    Engine.pcc: <path-to-game>\BioGame\CookedPC\Engine.pcc
    SFXGame.pcc: <path-to-game>\BioGame\CookedPC\SFXGame.pcc
  4. Go to Gameplay tab and tick Increase max saves count
  5. Save packages

Conrad Verner claims player has pointed gun at him[edit]

To prevent this bug use ME1 Recalibrated in Mass Effect and Project Variety here
Fix save file variable[36][37]
  1. Download ME2 Gibbed modified Save Editor (or Trilogy Save Editor).
  2. Run it and open your actual savegame.
  3. Go to Plot tab and then to ME1 Imported plot table.
  4. Go to Flags sub-tab and untick [Conrad] (3) Intimidated Conrad (Renegade).
  5. Save changes

Notes

This only works if the player has not spoken with the asari bar owner in Illium yet.

Importing ME1 character still launches the interactive story[edit]

This happens if you have installed the Genesis DLC (You can un-check it during download on Origin)
Can invalidate your ME1 character's decisions in place of new ones
Remove the DLC[38]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\BioGame\DLC\
  2. Remove the DLC_DHME1 folder

Heavy geometry flicker and other artifacts[edit]

Disable any kind of forced AA
Use post-processing methods or downsampling alternatively

When moving the camera with the mouse the game starts stuttering/having performance problems[edit]

This is likely an issue with the mouse polling rate on systems with Windows 10 installed
Lower mouse polling rate to 500Hz or lower[citation needed]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DtY_3sAJJnE

General stuttering or frame drops[edit]

Disable the Origin in-game overlay[39]
Disable ASUS Gamer OSD[40]

Selection circles on characters and interactable objects do not appear[edit]

Lens flare can be disabled actually for good with a mod[41]
Make sure "LensFlares" is set to "true"[42]
  1. Open %USERPROFILE%\Documents\BioWare\Mass Effect 2\BIOGame\Config\GamerSettings.ini
  2. Add or change the line LensFlares= and set it to true.
  3. Save the file and exit.

Textures become black as you approach them[edit]

You most likely had A Lot of Textures (ALOT) applied to the game in the past. Apply it again or use one of the fixes below.
Launch the game through ME3Tweaks Mod Manager
Set the Texture LODs to Vanilla with LOD Switcher in ALOTInstaller's Settings
Delete Configuration Files
  1. Open %USERPROFILE%\Documents\BioWare\Mass Effect 2\BIOGame\
  2. Delete the Config folder
  3. Launch the game

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
Shader Model support 3
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Physics PhysX Comes bundled with 2.8.0.7, but the system version is always forced.
Audio Wwise Despite this, the game still ships with (inert) OpenAL dlls.
Interface Scaleform
Cutscenes Bink Video 1.9e

Editing Coalesced.ini[edit]

Some of the fixes for this game require you to modify this special file, but editing it in the normal way will cause the game to crash.
Editing Coalesced.ini[citation needed]
  1. Locate your Coalesced.ini inside <path-to-game>\BioGame\Config\PC\Cooked
  2. Open it with a text editor that can handle UNIX-format files (Notepad++ is recommended)
  3. Make the changes you have to and save
  4. Download ME2IniFixer (mirror) and extract it in the folder your Coalesced.ini file is
  5. Run it from there.

Notes

Do not use Word or the default Windows Notepad (at least until Windows 10 1809). They will permanently corrupt your ini file.
  • Advanced users could also use Mass Effect 2 Coalesced Editor or ME2 Coalesced Compiler
  • It might be necessary to make the Coalesced.ini file read-only (right-click -> Properties -> Attributes: Read-only) as the game can restore your edits. If you want to change anything in it, simply uncheck the Read-only box.

Split the all-purpose Use key functions[edit]

Install Intuitive Controls or Separate Keybindings

Increase shadow resolution[edit]

Increase shadow resolution[citation needed]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open GamerSettings.ini.
  3. Add under [SystemSettings]:
    MinShadowResolution=256
    MaxShadowResolution=4096
  4. Save changes

Disable Post-Processing Effects[edit]

Some of the post-processing effects can be disabled in the game's GamerSettings.ini file. These effects include light bloom, and motion blur.
Disabling Depth of Field/Light Bloom/Motion Blur[citation needed]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open GamerSettings.ini.
  3. Under [SystemSettings] add one or more of the following lines:
    DepthOfField=False
    Bloom=False
    MotionBlur=False
  4. Save changes
A longer list of options that can be added and altered under [SystemSettings] can be found here.

Mods[edit]

Same-Gender Romances for ME2 allows Tali and Thane to be romanced by both male and female Shepard, utilizing unused dialogue in the game files. It also fixes issues with imported same-gender Ashley and Kaidan romances and allows and restores other same-gender content whenever possible.
HUD Icon Fixes - ME2 DLC Weapons fixes a vanilla bug that incorrectly positions HUD weapon icons from Mass Effect 2 DLC.
A Lot of Textures is a re-texture community project that brings extra details for the game, replacing around 1200 textures with high-resolution variants.
ME2 Improved Bun Textures upscales and improves the textures for bun and ponytail hairstyles in ME2. Can be installed using the ALOT installer, together with that mod.
HR Blood Dragon Armor makes the Blood Dragon Armor higher resolution. Can be installed using the ALOT installer, together with that mod.
HR Inferno Armor makes the Inferno Armor higher resolution. Can be installed using the ALOT installer, together with that mod.
HD Omega Asteroid Textures replaces the Asteroid/Rock texture on Omega with a brand new HD texture. Can be installed using the ALOT installer, together with that mod.
A Lot of Textures is a re-texture community project that brings extra details for the game, replacing around 1200 textures with high-resolution variants.
MEUITM2 updates textures & alternate character appearances, + more visual goodies for ME2. Works and is best used with ALOT. Must be installed ONLY after installing ALOT.

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo 1.8 GHz
System memory (RAM) 1 GB (XP)
2 GB (Vista, 7)
Hard disk drive (HDD) 15 GB
Video card (GPU) ATI Radeon X1600 Pro
Nvidia GeForce 6800
256 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible
Shader model 3 support
AMD video cards below minimum system requirements: ATI Radeon HD 3200, and HD 4350.
Nvidia video cards below minimum system requirements: Nvidia GeForce 7300, 8100, 8200, 8300, 8400, and 9300.

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/24980/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (24980) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.
  2. Genesis, Lair of the Shadow Broker, Alternate Appearance Pack 2 and Arrival

References

  1. Mass Effect 2 DRM and PC requirements Announced - Mass Effect Community (retrieved)
  2. Origin is malware. But we all knew that, didn't we? - Multiplayer - The BioWare Forum - last accessed on 2016-8-17
  3. ME2 PC Shorter Loading Screens Mod : masseffect - Reddit
  4. 4x Faster Loading Screens at 60fps - last accessed on 2018-04-25
  5. How To Import ME1 Saves For ME2 - tehPARADOX (retrieved)
  6. How to mod ME2 for the Xbox 360 - The BioWare Forum - last accessed on 2016-8-17
  7. ME2 Save converter, ME1 decisions editor (without using NG+) - The BioWare Forum (retrieved)
  8. load menu shows no saves nor careers (WORKAROUND in 4th post) - The BioWare Forum(retrieved)
  9. Possible fix for moved Documents/Users folders, and profile/saving weirdness - The BioWare Forum (retrieved)
  10. Verified by User:Blackbird on 2018-09-20
    Conversation FOV is affected which is undesired behavior https://i.imgur.com/CDju26j.png
  11. How to actually fix FOV in Mass Effect · Eugene Homyakov - last accessed on 2016-8-17
  12. Fix / Tweak Guide to PC Issues (updated 1-27-10 - last accessed on 2016-8-17
  13. ME2 Controller Support (Power Wheel) • me3explorer.freeforums.org
  14. https://masseffect.fandom.com/wiki/PC_Tweaks_(Mass_Effect_2)
  15. PC Gaming Surround Sound Round-up
  16. Mass Effect 2 compatible with DSOAL (OpenAL Soft HRTF audio) despite using Wwise API - YouTube
  17. New DLC Announced: Lair of the Shadowbroker - The BioWare Forum (retrieved)
  18. Dubbing i wersje językowe • BioWorld (retrieved)
  19. ME2 on Steam: set subtitles to a different language than audio : masseffect - Reddit
  20. Mass Effect 2 [Temat ogólny] - polish:Elite:board (retrieved)
  21. Verified by Mirh
  22. Mass Effect 2 won't start - EA Answers HQ
  23. Mass Effect 2 Kasumi Crash Fix - Federico Dossena
  24. Kasumi Loyalty End of Mission Crash - The BioWare Forum (retrieved)
  25. Poor lighting in mass effect 2 - Fextralife
  26. Brightness settings in mass effect 2 - The BioWare Forum
  27. Brightness Setting - GameFAQs
  28. Shadows way too dark/black, intended?(screenshot) **SOLVED** - The BioWare Forum (retrieved)
  29. To BioWare graphics designers - a few suggestions (bloom/shadows) - Fextralife
  30. Mass Effect 2 - Maybe... La Confrérie des Rôlistes Grincheux !
  31. Galaxy Map For Mass Effect 2 crash after loading *Solved!* - The BioWare Forum (retrieved)
  32. Solved: No Sound in Origin Games - Answer HQ
  33. Mass Effect 2 No sound and cutscenes playing at double speed : masseffect - Reddit
  34. Solved: Re: Mass effect 2 and 3 no sound - Answer HQ
  35. ME2 (PC) 50 Save limit & Shared power cooldown NUKED!!!!!!! - The BioWare Forum - last accessed on 2016-8-17
  36. Conrad Verner - Mass Effect Wiki
  37. *FIX INCLUDED* Conrad Verner Paragon style - Kirrahe mail? - The BioWare Forum - last accessed on 2016-8-17
  38. How to disable Genesis? :: Mass Effect 2 General Discussions - last accessed on 2016-8-15
  39. Mass effect 2 lag on a high end pc? : masseffect - Reddit
  40. Mass Effect 2 Stuttering during gameplay... please advise! - The BioWare Forum (retrieved)
  41. The Right Way to Hide Lens Flares in ME2 : masseffect - Reddit
  42. Solved: Re: Mass Effect 3: Bug - Can't Interact with any object in the environment, (i.e - Answer HQ