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This mod allows Ashley and Kaidan to be romanced by both male and female Shepard, utilizing unused dialogue in the game files.

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  • Both male and female Shepard can now flirt with Ashley and Kaidan and pursue romances with them.
  • Through the restoration of unused dialogue, every line is voiced and animated properly.
  • Characters will not refer to Shepard as the wrong gender.
  • Romances with Ashley and Kaidan will no longer start automatically; Shepard must now choose to flirt with them in order for a romance to begin.
  • Shepard will appear properly in the romance scene.

Optional Files
  • Same-Gender LI Activates Beacon - Allows the same-gender love interest (Ashley for FemShep and Kaidan for MaleShep) to activate the beacon on Eden Prime, giving them a larger role and more dialogue in the early part of the game. This also allows Ashley to flirt with FemShep in the scenic view scene on the Citadel.
  • NPCs Flirt Regardless of Gender - Allows Gianna Parasini, Conrad Verner, and two businesspeople on Noveria to flirt with both male and female Shepard.

If you are using ME1 Recalibrated, you must also install the included compatibility patch. Make sure ME1Re is installed first.

Imported playthroughs with a same-gender Ashley or Kaidan romance through this mod are not compatible with any of Giftfish's mods for Mass Effect 2 and Mass Effect 3.

  1. If you are using Origin, make sure automatic game updates are disabled through Origin's settings.
  2. Backup the files that are replaced by the mod in case you ever want to uninstall it.
  3. Copy the downloaded Maps folder to BioGame\CookedPC\ within your Mass Effect installation directory and merge folders and replace files when prompted.
  4. If you have ME1 Recalibrated installed, copy the Maps folder from the Compatibility Patch for ME1 Recalibrated folder to BioGame\CookedPC\ as well.

Examples of installation directories:
  • Origin: C:\Program Files (x86)\Origin Games\Mass Effect\
  • Steam: C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Mass Effect\
  • Disc: C:\Games\Mass Effect\

See Also
  • Same-Gender Romances for ME2 - Allows Tali and Thane to be romanced by both male and female Shepard, fixes issues with imported same-gender Ashley and Kaidan romances, and allows other same-gender content whenever possible.
  • Same-Gender Romances for ME3 - Fixes issues with imported same-gender romances with Ashley, Kaidan, Tali, and Thane.

  • Kinkojiro, for allowing compatibility with ME1 Recalibrated.
  • Everyone who contributed to ME3Explorer's development, as this mod would not exist without it.