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This mod allows Tali and Thane to be romanced by both male and female Shepard, utilizing unused dialogue in the game files. It also fixes issues with imported same-gender Ashley and Kaidan romances and allows and restores other same-gender content whenever possible.

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  • Both male and female Shepard can now flirt with Tali and Thane and pursue romances with them.
  • Imported same-gender romances with Ashley or Kaidan are now properly recognized in certain scenes and dialogue.
  • FemShep can have a fling with Jack and receive a kiss from Gianna Parasini.
  • Some flirts with Miranda and Jacob are now available for both Shepards.
  • Ashley and Kaidan can now be chosen as love interests in new playthroughs regardless of gender using the Genesis DLC.
  • Only includes voiced dialogue and properly animated scenes.
  • Characters will not refer to Shepard as the wrong gender.

Erik JS' DLL Patcher must be installed in order for this mod to function. The mod is also only available for the English localization.

This mod is not compatible with ME2Recalibrated.

Imported playthroughs that use this mod are not compatible with any of Giftfish's mods for Mass Effect 3.

Technical information for other modders:

Some dialogue and scenes will not occur for same-gender Tali and Thane romances, due to animation issues and/or lack of audio. As a result, there is no romance scene between MaleShep and Thane, some of Tali's romance-specific conversations won't occur for FemShep, and it is impossible to break up with either of them after the romance is locked-in.

  1. If you are using Origin, make sure automatic game updates are disabled through Origin's settings.
  2. Copy the downloaded DLC_MOD_SameGender folder to BioGame\DLC\ within your Mass Effect 2 installation directory.
  3. If you have the Genesis DLC installed, copy the .pcc files from the Compatibility Patch for Genesis DLC folder to DLC_MOD_SameGender\CookedPC\.

Examples of installation directories:
  • Origin: C:\Program Files (x86)\Origin Games\Mass Effect 2\
  • Steam: C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Mass Effect 2\
  • Disc: C:\Games\Mass Effect 2\

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Thank you to everyone who contributed to ME3Explorer's development, as this mod would not exist without it.