The purpose of this mod is to save the player’s time spent on the scanning minigame, to balance a few aspects of the game and to make the gameplay closer to the game’s lore. 

Changelog:

  1. Jacob’s weapon loadout changed to assault rifle + heavy pistol due to his military training,
  2. non-combat storm stamina and regeneration 5x original value,
  3. like in ME1 shields don’t block powers anymore, making gameplay closer to the lore,
  4. second playthrough resource bonus increased to 500000, making planet scanning unnecessary,
  5. planet scanning speed is equal as when the scanner is not active,
  6. money bonus from imported savegame moved to second playthrough bonus category to make it available in NG+,
  7. Geth Pulse Rifle damage 2.5x of original value, this ups its DPS to the same level as the Avenger Rifle's (originally Geth Pulse Rifle's base damage and DPS are the lowest of all the equipable guns in the game),
  8. enemy shields and barriers (not armor) set as rechargable to remove player’s unfair advantage over AI,
  9. shields don’t absorb full damage on break anymore (example; before, having 1 shield point would absorb any ammount of damage on last hit before reducing health),
  10. added 20 top rated male face presets and 30 top rated female presets, faces codes from Masseffect2faces.com
  11. all ingame cinematics set as skippable. (NOTE: although all cinematics are set as skippable, some of them ignore settings from ini file and can't be skipped in game. Can't do anything about it, the game decides by itself in this case)
  12. logo cinematics disabled

Optional tweak in seperate Coalesced.ini version:

  1. health regeneration 100x slower to enforce medigel usage (NOTE: some players claim that one can't heal Shepard in ME2 with medigel. Of course you can heal him, you just need to buy Trauma Module upgrade)

Reasonings for above changes:

  1. Jacob is an ex-Alliance soldier. All soldiers are proficient with rifles. His original weapon loadout doesn’t have much sense and makes him underpowered. Jacob also uses an assault rifle in the Mass Effect Galaxy game.
  2. You can save time when running around outside of combat.
  3. This tweak makes almost all skills equally worth learning. It’s also closer to ME lore where shields and armor can’t block biotics and tech abilities, only barriers can.
  4. Scanning planets is fun during the first playthrough but I have enough of it now, when I finished the game and I’m playing it again.
  5. Scanner is slow, almost annoying. This tweak helps to save time.
  6. Originally when you repeat the game via NG+ you lose all bonuses from imported character.
  7. Originally Geth Pulse Rifle’s base damage and DPS are the lowest of all the equipable guns in the game. This tweak makes it just the same as the Avenger Rifle’s. This also makes Geth Troopers as dangerous as rifle-wielding mercenaries.
  8. If Shepard’s shields regenerate, why enemy shields shouldn’t? In ME1 every enemy’s shield regenerates just like Shepard’s. Having an unfair advantage over AI is not fun.
  9. This tweak makes shields work just like they did in ME1.
  10. Self-explanatory.
  11. Just to make it clear; the fact that cutscene can be skipped, doesn't mean that you must skip them. It only means you can. I'm saying this because some people think that this mod forces them to do it. It doesn't.
  12. Self-explanatory.

Optional:

  1. Even on Insanity I’ve never had to use a medigel. With this tweak I still don’t have to because a good player will stay in cover when his shields are down, but using unity is now finally worth the cooldown on a few occasions. This tweak is meant to discourage recklessness. From the lore point of view, you are still healing on the battlefield as it is intended but no longer you possess a supernatural instant troll-like healing powers. Medigel helps clothing blood and closing wounds but it won't magically bring a soldier from near-death state to perfect condition in split second when in cover.
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Flash's ME2 Mod v1.01

Flash's ME2 Mod v1.01

Aug 10, 2010 Full Version 8 comments

The purpose of this mod is to save the player’s time spent on the scanning minigame, to balance a few aspects of the game and to make the gameplay closer...

Flash's ME2 Mod v1.0

Flash's ME2 Mod v1.0

May 1, 2010 Full Version 0 comments

The purpose of this mod is to save the player’s time spent on the scanning minigame, to balance a few aspects of the game and to make the gameplay closer...

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Dakoton94
Dakoton94 May 28 2014, 9:30pm says:

Make ME2 feel new again

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huntra94
huntra94 Mar 4 2014, 10:25pm says:

does this work for the origin version of the game?

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erinerikson
erinerikson Jan 13 2014, 12:56am says:

"Jacob’s weapon loadout changed to assault rifle + heavy pistol due to his military training" - i completely agree with this statement ane would suggest that Commander shepard would also fall under this statement regardless of his class
thak you for your hard work on this mod. also nexus is now hosting ME mods if you want to upload this mod there too

Nexusmods.com

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RobertGH
RobertGH Jun 23 2013, 7:01am buried:

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I use the trainer over at cheathappens.com (to speed up the mini-games and in-system space travel; I've only had to enable the super health cheat once before for Shadow Broker boss) - I'm concerned this mod will interfere with the trainer.

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TheBleachDoctor
TheBleachDoctor Jan 24 2014, 4:30pm replied:

The Mass Effect games are ridiculously easy to beat. In the first game, I plowed through enemies with a maxed out Spectre-gear pistol. I defeated Saren in no time flat. Even in ME2, cheating isn't required.
I only used a save game editor once, and that was during my second ME2 playthrough when I didn't want to deal with the mining minigame.

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CrossDressiNate
CrossDressiNate Oct 10 2013, 7:13am replied:

You seriously need to cheat to play this game?

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FrankX
FrankX Jun 22 2013, 1:25am says:

OMG!!! This mod fixes almost every bad thing this game had! Thanks! :D! PS: I just hate sometimes the new Termals (Bullets) System.

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EGDEric
EGDEric Apr 23 2012, 12:45am says:

I agree with just about everything in this mod except for the part about giving Jacob an assault rifle. The reason he can't use one is for game balance, which, from a game design perspective should trump lore any day, IMO. If you play as a vanguard, you can't use an assault rifle, doesn't matter if you're a former alliance marine.

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EGDEric
EGDEric Apr 23 2012, 12:56am replied:

I totally intend to try this mod out though, kudos for doing this. I suppose I could just modify whatever I don't agree with, which is very little...

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nuno.leong
nuno.leong Apr 9 2012, 10:09am replied:

Well, i had already done kasumi before installing the mod, and pretorians, so far (before IFF), have been manageable. I think hte problem with the shadow broker is that Liara is absolutely useless... she could help me with peppering him with some bullets to keep the shields from regen'ing, but she just stands there. Tried several times to move her out of cover and still, when she's 1 or 2 meters away from him she just crouches aiming her gun at him and does nothing. The best i did (level 23 adept with shotgun) was to wear down his shield and half the armor (in the "second" round). shotgun is awesome! :)

Thanks anyway :)

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