The galaxy is trapped in an endless cycle of extinction. Every 50,000 years an ancient machine race invades and with ruthless efficiency wipes out all advanced organic civilization. They leave behind only the scattered ruins of technology, destroying all evidence of their own existence.
So far I have updated/re-textured: Light and Shadow Maps on walls and floors, Ash, Kaidan, Joker, Dr. Chakwas, Tali, Garrus, Wrex, Liara, Saren, Udina, Council, Geth, Colonists, Scientists, Keepers, Normandy, Normandy Uniforms, Mako, and default character
Texture overhaul for MassEffect 1. I'm trying to fix some of the "uglies" in ME1 and give it the polished look the epic story line deserves. So far I have updated/re-textured: Light and Shadow Maps on walls and floors, Ash, Kaidan, Joker, Dr. Chakwas, Tali, Garrus, Wrex, Liara, Saren, Udina, Council, Geth, Colonists, Scientists, Keepers, Normandy, Normandy Uniforms, Mako, and default character armors(of characters re-textured). This was Acheived by texture editing (up-scaling, re-painting, adding details, adding textures, adding bump maps, and rebuilding normal maps). Finally, but probably my favorite, I made a new Film Grain Texture to replace the muddy Film Grain with a much less obnoxious ME2 style film grain. Now you can keep film grain on and still have a crisp picture.
Requests are always welcome :)
Important: bioengine.ini tweak to fix many normal maps in the game with out requiring TexMod. Find the following 3 entries and change them to:
This will allow you the highest detailed normal maps the game can render without needing TexMod which allows me not to have to modify many many normal maps.
Dynamic Shadow Fix
Use the Dynamic shadow texture (found in the Full pack or Environment bundle) and combine the following Bioengine.ini tweaks:
These tweaks combined with the texture will give you much better dynamic shadows in game.
Tali, Wrex, Liara, Kaidan, male colonist, volus and Garrus have been completely re-done and uploaded! These textures are higher quality than my previous and cause TexMod to take 2-3 minutes to load but once in game everything ran well.
I have updated the project page with the individual files only. The files also now have a description of what each one is, and what they contain (right on the download page).
If you don't want the full pack and would rather choose from the individual files they are hosted here: Social.bioware.com
Ash, Ash default armor, Joker, Chakwas, Wrex fix, Saren touch up, Normandy Uniforms, new ME2 style film grain, and default N7 armor.
All files have been carefully gone through and where possible without compromising quality, lowered in resolution. This was done to improve compatibility with more hardware and also to reduce the resource drain of the mod.
Captain anderson is available for download.
All default N7 armors medium and light for both FemShep and MaleShep, all custom Shep face re-textures (with some hair re-textures), Sheploo Re-texture, Benezia, Saren, Nhilus, Anderson uniform touch-up, Kaidan Face touch-up, and Dynamic Shadow Fix!
New additions are:
Light Turian Colossus armor
More NPC clothing fixes for Salarians, Krogans, and Humans(Harkin).
Saren final form
Small Garrus face tweaks
Files uploaded with new format , along with a few tweaks to Saren's armor and the Normandy which are now 4096x4096 to get better and clearer detail, do-able to the low file size of png.
Total tpf size decreased by around 70 megs, however when the files are unpacked they were 1.07gigs in bmp format and are now 406mb with the png format. So I'm hoping this will free up resources and allow more people to use the full pack without crashes. Also I hope it improves performance.
**As the mod has grown it is using more RAM, if you experience crashes on loading use LAA patch here**
Tool Required to run this mod (and the other mods listed below):
Additional Visual Effects Tool:
FXAA Injector: Assembla.com
(Choose the most up to date file to download, it's the first in the list)
My other Mods:
Mass Effect 1 Scars for Mass Effect 2: Social.bioware.com
Liara ME1 LOTSB Face: Social.bioware.com
Mass Effect 2 New Texture Updates/Improvements: Social.bioware.com
Awesome Mods that are not mine (but I couldn't live with out):
Higher resolution textures for characters (PC Mod): Social.bioware.com
Mass Effect 2 Textures Improvements: Social.bioware.com
[ME2] Higher Resolution NPC Armor/Clothing Textures: Social.bioware.com
High Def Normandy SR2: Social.bioware.com
For curious mod seekers out there (a great resource for many, many Mass Effect mods) go here:
Mass Effect 2 Texture Modders Group: Social.bioware.com