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.


  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
  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.


  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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cain19822004 Dec 18 2010, 2:55pm says:

I like the sound of this mod, but I have 2 questions...

1. Is it safe to use this mod on the 360? I mean, would M$ be able to ban me for using it?

2. How would I install it, I tried looking around here to see how, but I didn't see anything.

Thanks in advance for your time.

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Flash. Creator
Flash. Dec 18 2010, 5:50pm replied:


1. Not sure, I never owned X360. Don't know MS policy but if I was to guess I'd say it's safe because it's not cheating in multiplayer game and it has nothing to do with achievements.

2. There was a guide to X360 modding on Bioware forums. Can't find it now. Maybe you'll have more luck, or just try to google it.

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cain19822004 Dec 18 2010, 8:48pm replied:

Thanks for the swift reply. If it hasn't been tested on 360, then I'll leave it, I have heard of people getting the full Banhammer treatment for stuff like this though. :(

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Sharpie Dec 4 2010, 3:29am says:

This is an excellent mod! I especially like the increase of second playthrough credits. planet scanning is HORRID.

Do you think you could also make indicators that tell you where all the side missions are? (for the second playthrough would be fair)

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Flash. Creator
Flash. Dec 4 2010, 6:42am replied:

ME2 modding is very limited. It's only possible to modify few existing features. Not possible to add new ones, like indicators for all missions.

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Lupus_of_nox_noctis Dec 11 2010, 8:21am replied:

Your doing great. anything you could do to make this game better is much appreciated.

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Doomlord52 Aug 23 2010, 9:55pm says:

Awesome work, but I have a question / request:

Is it possible to remove the horrible ammo clip system and replace it with the old overheat system?

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SC90 Aug 11 2010, 3:45am says:

Whats changelog for v1.01?

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Flash. Creator
Flash. Aug 11 2010, 6:30am replied:

It's based on ini from patch 1.2. There are 2 Coalesced to choose: one with optional health regeneration tweak. Point 6. is new, face presets are updated and there are 42 cinematics more set as skippable.

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Tymathee Aug 14 2010, 11:05am replied:

cool, im loving this although it makes some levels hella hard. It took me forever to finish Kasumi's memory.

One thing I personally changed though was making it so your Squad-Mates did 100% damage with their guns. It makes the playthrough a little easier because now they can actually take down the bad guys with their guns and not just their powers.

Also tried to fiddle with level that doesn't work.

One thing I would like to do in the future if give a couple of them or maybe even all of them a heavy weapon. Either add it on top of what they've already got or replacing their secondary and they only have a main gun and a heavy, would make for interesting game play, especially seeing as the enemy AI uses heavies. Heck, maybe even have a few dedicated heavy weapon users. Grunt is one of my 1st picks. Jacob I can see using one Zaeed and Mordin

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Tymathee Aug 17 2010, 6:33pm replied:

Darn never mind, you can't get your squadmates to use Heavy Weapons. They can only use two weapons and if you take one away and make it so one is heavy, the game wont even start.

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Tymathee Aug 8 2010, 7:05pm says:

Only issue i'm having is the map in the lower right corner keeps flashing and its bugging the heck out of me, not the flashing but the noise...i wonder if this is cuz i changed the default for it?

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Sarthis Aug 10 2010, 3:44pm replied:

I believe you are Tymathee from EiR correct? It's noTrace :-p

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