I'm a full time Chemist (it's not my passion but it pays the bills) but I have modding to make me happy. I have bachelor's degrees in Biochemistry and Fine Art(the reason I like doing this type of mod):) I have always drawn(comics, video game art, and anime etc...) I love science fiction. I play a bit of guitar(blues and rock mostly). I practice+help teach Goju Karate as a 1st degree black belt. I like having hobbies. My latest hobby is modding. The Mass Effect Updated/Improved Textures Mod is my first mod. I was inspired by JeanLuc's work on ME2 and the handful of ME1 textures he did. I wanted to give ME1 the graphics it deserves and seeing his work showed me it was more than possible. I am new to modding and very much still learning, open to suggestions/constructive criticism. I also will tackle requests to the best of my ability. I am happy to be a part of and share my work with the modding community :)

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CDAMJC
CDAMJC Mar 17 2014, 7:14pm replied:

Oh okay maybe I was just locked out because they locked everyone out, thanks for posting and testing :)

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CDAMJC
CDAMJC Mar 17 2014, 1:16pm replied:

If you could post in the old SBN forum a link to the new SBN forum I would greatly appreciate, it as I am locked out of posting in it since I changed my user name over there.

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CDAMJC
CDAMJC Mar 17 2014, 1:14pm replied:

I just hope everything works, it's so hard to build something on one PC and have it work on all pc's. Every release it seems there is something to fix so please let me know any issues with graphical glitches or subtitles. Thankss as always for the patience and support :)

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CDAMJC
CDAMJC Mar 17 2014, 6:31am replied:

Oh and I need feedback to see if the subtitle language fixes are working please :)

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CDAMJC
CDAMJC Mar 17 2014, 6:29am says:

Uploading in process...torrent is already ready the installer is now 7 parts instead of 9, not really sure how but building this version took less space, must be some improvements to ME3Explorer since last year :) the change list is in the detailed description of the torrent download. Enjoy :)

Parts 1-7, .mods, and .tpfs to come in the next 24 hours it's just taking forever to upload all of these files.

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CDAMJC
CDAMJC Mar 16 2014, 10:15pm replied:

Please read the readme the black issue will happen with or without the mod, you are experiencing an amd CPU issue with the game

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CDAMJC
CDAMJC Mar 16 2014, 4:41pm replied:

The new version will contain all language subs, at least that's the goal and in my testing it at least works for russian and english with the same installer so it should work for all languages. I'll need to hear feedback to know if it works for everyone/every language but in theory it should. If it doesn't for whatever annoying reason, I will have .tpfs and .mods so people can use those to get around the language issue.

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CDAMJC
CDAMJC Mar 12 2014, 4:44am says:

It's on sale fairly often for 5-10 dollars on Origin or Steam depending on the sale.

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CDAMJC
CDAMJC Mar 12 2014, 4:32am says:

Update: new screens and Sovereign, Geth Transporter, reporter outfit, and more detailed Sheploo done. All coming very very soon. The .mods and .tpfs are compiled, now moving into the testing phase, then to build the installer, test again, and then release :) Looks like the mod with the new textures and expanded langauges will install to make your cookedPC folder 22.7GB I'll have more details later on installer size and file sizes etc...

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CDAMJC
CDAMJC Mar 11 2014, 10:16pm replied:

turns out they only effected the menu sorry...it was worth testing. It appears it's the new ambient occlusion from nvidia that adds the new depth/darkness.

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CDAMJC
CDAMJC Mar 10 2014, 3:07am replied:

Just some settings I am trying seem to smooth out hitching but very experimental:

Char Texture Memory=500 MB
Vfx Texture Memory=250 MB
TotalMemory=2048 MB
Total Memory Free=4096 MB
Total Texture Memory=6144 MB
Level Texture Memory=250 MB
Light Map Size=112 MB
Shadow Map Size=12 MB
Level Texture Memory=200 MB

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CDAMJC
CDAMJC Mar 10 2014, 12:10am replied:

Well to decrease hitching I increase almost all of the load/pool sizes found in the bioengine.ini and set them to half of or all of my VRAM depending on the setting. Have a look in the bioengine.ini and give it a try it may help with crashing, it definitely helps with loading of textures more smoothly.

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CDAMJC
CDAMJC Mar 10 2014, 12:07am replied:

If you've got the gpu juice use forced SSAA or SGSSAA to stop the flickering, the new version you wont have to do this.

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CDAMJC
CDAMJC Mar 5 2014, 3:17pm replied:

The blinking is built into the models so you need to add white onto an alpha layer(black) to achieve it. It was meant to be there, but I think they removed them because the texture compression made them really ugly. Fortunately at 4096x4096 they hold up pretty well.

The omni tool I haven;t re-textured it's always animated and must be programmed into the model.

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CDAMJC
CDAMJC Mar 5 2014, 11:34am replied:

Thanks it took soo long to setup and most people who comment seem to hate on it, I tried to make it as "foolproof" as possible though for a very small percentage of users it does crash...too many hardware configs out there. But I am hoping to fix this crash in the next one.

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CDAMJC
CDAMJC Mar 5 2014, 11:32am replied:

Soon, though I had little time the past weekend I've been moving my grandmother, and I have to continue on Saturday so it's taking longer than expected, bust last night I got back to work on the so it should be soon but I'm not sure how this weekend is going to go...

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CDAMJC
CDAMJC Mar 5 2014, 11:30am replied:

sounds like LAA issues try using CFF explorer instead many people have trouble getting LAA patcher to work probably because the program is a little confusing, also reinstalling the game will reset the flag back to 32-bit etc... CFF Explorer seems to avoid these problems. Also check out audio issues and try this fix:

""Saw this in another Post by krissgjeng:

"finally got it to work
found this on the bioware forum
seems to be a problem with openAL
Quote:
After searching a lot I found a way to solve the crashing black screen issue at startup of the game:
1) in /Mass Effect/Binaries locate the OpenAL32.dll and wrap_oal.dll files

2) Rename OpenAL32.dll to OpenAL32.bak

3) Rename wrap_oal.dll to OpenAL32.dll

4) Launch as Admin by using the MassEffect.exe

5) Enjoy

the problem with Vista is the OpenAL dll, which is a sound api. Vista and Windows 7 has split the sound API from directx thus causing some issues.

Now the game plays flawlessly!!!!!!! "

This addresses the audio issues I mention in the readme, so it's definitely worth a shot if you have applied LAA or CFF explorer's large address aware patches and are still getting frequent CTD's.

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CDAMJC
CDAMJC Mar 3 2014, 5:45pm replied:

You can try cff explorer to apply LAA instead of LAA many people have trouble getting LAA patcher to work probably because the program is a little confusing, also reinstalling the game will reset the flag back to 32-bit etc... CFF Explorer seems to aviod these problems. Also thoroughly go through the readme for other various crash fixes. Lastly make sure you actually have more than 2 gigs of RAM in your system. Verifying files on steam will erase the mod and could cause crashes. My main guess is that LAA is not working for you though.

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CDAMJC
CDAMJC Feb 25 2014, 1:39pm replied:

no, only save games affect dlc and the current version doesn't touch DLC textures at all. The next version includes DLC textures, but either version does not change access to dlc.

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CDAMJC
CDAMJC Feb 25 2014, 3:09am replied:

drive(x):\Users\(username)\Documents\BioWare\Mass Effect\Config

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CDAMJC
CDAMJC Feb 21 2014, 1:27pm replied:

I accidentally deleted your reply, there were two of the same reply so I deleted one and they both disappeared :/

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CDAMJC
CDAMJC Feb 21 2014, 10:54am replied:

Thanks, I forgot to mention that he miss spoke during the video. The total mod is about 13 GB total:)

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CDAMJC
CDAMJC Feb 19 2014, 11:32am replied:

Nope it's ME1 only but some textures can be manually extracted and used in ME2 (I will do this later in another mod specifically for ME2 but I have more work with ME1), and Shepard's texture is not ME3's I had tried that last year as a test a lot of people didn't like it because it's too rugged for the first game and I agree. Instead I have created a custom shep texture that more detail using he real Vanderloo as a reference but keeps the feel of ME1 intact.

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CDAMJC
CDAMJC Feb 17 2014, 12:56pm replied:

Very close hang in there.

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CDAMJC
CDAMJC Feb 17 2014, 2:11am replied:

nope still more to do

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CDAMJC
CDAMJC Feb 16 2014, 8:47pm says:

Some progress:

Now all 6 Tali armor sets are done! I've been meaning to do this for a long time...finally done. Screenshots are in the images section.

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CDAMJC
CDAMJC Feb 16 2014, 2:44pm replied:

That's great news but also not, because I want it to work for everyone but I'll post this in the forums thanks for letting me know.

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CDAMJC
CDAMJC Feb 16 2014, 2:58am replied:

The installer plays a mass effect medley, maybe its conflicting with audio drivers. I use a native windows music dll but who knows maybe it's crashing it on some setups? Are you hearing sound during the install before the crash?

Try installing with audio/sound hardware disabled just in case.

Also try applying LAA to the installer, just in case it's a ram issue but this is a stretch, but it cant hurt to try.

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CDAMJC
CDAMJC Feb 10 2014, 10:31pm replied:

cool looks like 670 and 770 should be A ok for SGSSAA

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CDAMJC
CDAMJC Feb 10 2014, 10:12pm replied:

it is coming :)

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