Project tries to fix the flaws of the original game. Gameplay and usability tweaks, cleaner HUD, gamepad support.

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New version of Better ME2 is here! Features text improvements, weapon tweaks, updated gamepad layout.

Better ME2 v1.0.0.5

Better ME2 v1.0.0.5

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New version of Better ME2 is here! Features text improvements, graphics tweaks, updated gamepad layout.

About Better ME2

About Better ME2

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The aim of the project is remove the flaws of the original Mass Effect 2, making playing more comfortable.

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Feature 45 comments

Contains list of changes (minor commits are omitted).

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Better ME2 Addon v4

Better ME2 Addon v4

Patch 8 comments

New textures via Texmod (graphics, HUD tweaks), XInput+ (swap gamepad buttons), support for restored Controller Wheel mod by Dybuk.

Better ME2 v1.0.1.2

Better ME2 v1.0.1.2

Full Version 44 comments

Install: extract anywhere, run setup.exe. Remove: run unins.bat in the game folder (backup will be restored). Configure: to select input method (keyboard/gamepad...

[OLD] v1.0.0.4

[OLD] v1.0.0.4

Full Version 2 comments

Setup: extract contents of the archive anywhere, run setup.exe. Follow the instructions on-screen. Removal: run unins.bat in the game folder with administrator...

[OLD] v1.0.0.3c

[OLD] v1.0.0.3c

Full Version 16 comments

Setup: extract contents of the archive anywhere, run setup.exe. Follow the instructions on-screen. Removal: run unins.bat in the game folder with administrator...

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dsaiyaman
dsaiyaman

Your mod broke my game.

After installation, I started a new game and suddenly I couldn't open the weapons locker right at the very beggining. Wasn't because of space bar (I reassigned the key and no key worked), but because the "use" action didn't work. Still I could run and cover with the same key (whether it was space bar, e or any other).

I then reinstalled the game and started a new game without the mod. I grabbed the gun and saved the game. I reinstalled the mod and this happened:

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Shepard moved like a ghost with no animation.

I could still cover, and that animation would play out right, even though I didn't have the weapon in my hand. But when I exited cover it would ghost again:

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And when I tried to open the door, again no "use" action:

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This buggers me a lot. I bought the game on Steam to find out EA didn't give me all DLCs. I pirated the game with all DLC (I mean, I did buy the stupid game) and after 2 months of searching for ways to unlock all DLC I find your mod, which disables logging in on Cerberus. I implore you, please help.

My specs are:

Processor - Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4590 CPU @ 3.30GHz 4Cores
RAM - 16GB
Video Card - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950 2.0GB
Pixel Shader Version 5.1 Vertex Shader Version 5.1
OS - Microsoft Windows 10 64-bit

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Darkola
Darkola

I´m finding it hard to judge how this affects gameplay by reading the readme alone, since it's been 4 years since I played the game.

The thing I disliked the most about ME2 was the bulletspongey enemies. I still loved the game, but rebalancing the game with less bullet sponge and more dangerous enemies would be cool, is that the case?

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Guest
Guest

How do I uninstall this crap from my game? The uninsall file didn't do anything

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UbiSergei Creator
UbiSergei

For some reason, the uninstall batch script didn't work. Move contents of 'Backup' folder to the game root folder (usually C:\Program Files\Origin Games\Mass Effect 2).

Alternatively, you can restore the game files in the Origin client.

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xlucidx
xlucidx

Text improvements? I'm seeing what amounts to engrish everywhere now and it just all feels like someone whose first language definitely isn't english typed a lot of it.

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UbiSergei Creator
UbiSergei

You're right, English isn't my native language. Although I try to doublecheck everything, the mod's bound to have mistakes. Report and I'll get them fixed.

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Killerkraken
Killerkraken

Wow, i love this mod, it must have been quite the work to edit all the necessary files. However, I've got three questions: 1) Currently, i don't own any of the paid DLC for PC, so will there be some yet unknown conflicts due to the mod also intervening with DLC Data? 2) If i want to, what's the easiest way to uninstall this mod? I`m asking because i wanted to try editing my game's coalesced file too, but i'd like to do it with a copy of the original coalesced, however your mod seems to have changed many other files than just the ones in the config folder. 3) I see a lot of the terms in the interface have been changed, like for example the wording of dialogue options. Which file did you edit to change these? I'd love to experiment with that for my game too.
Thanks in advance!

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UbiSergei Creator
UbiSergei

1) DLC files are unchanged. All relevant DLC changes have been merged to main configuration file.
2) Run unins.bat from the game folder. That should restore the backup created during the install. Or you could move the files inside manually.
3) Wording is in the BioGame\BioGame_INT.tlk file. If you discover any typos or strange sounding phrases please report here. For manual editing you'll need ME Tlk Editor (grab the updated version from Me3explorer.freeforums.org).

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