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  1. CreeperLava
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    I'm tired of answering questions that are already in the FAQ. Or helping people that didn't follow the instructions. RTFM before posting anything !
    If your post is removed, you know why.


    New milestone reached ! Thank you for your continued support !


    If you have a legitimate issue not answered in the FAQ :
    - Make sure it's not answered in the FAQ (see description)
    - Make sure it's not answered in the tutorial
    If both the above don't cover your issue, please open a bug report in the Nexus bug section :
    - Send the links to the log and diagnostic of your Installer. See how to upload a log and make a diagnostic.
    - If the issue is texture-related, send screenshots and a save game where it can easily be seen.
    - Pirated games aren't supported. They may or may not work.


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    IF YOU HAVE A PROBLEM WITH THE MOD, READ THIS POST !
    Then, and only then, write a comment or come on Discord if you still need help. Please. Help us keep our sanity.
  2. COrUPt10nSA
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    Hi there,

    So I recently reinstalled ME2, I have problem where I have downloaded the installer and other files including the a lot for ME2 6.8 update and have dragged and dropped the archive into the installer, but the installer keeps saying i need the a lot for ME2 6.7 update and won't let me install?

    Any help would be appreciated

    Edit: Screen Shot https://imgur.com/ysIue5L
    1. CreeperLava
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      Don't extract the archive before drag and drop.
    2. COrUPt10nSA
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      Thanks, my firewall was blocking the installer from updating, it's working now
  3. Suhrawardi
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    Hi there,

    Great content. Recently did a fresh install of me2, but when I drag the 6.8 update .mem into client it registers as a separate add-on instead of the required file and I cant run the installer

    thanks
    1. CreeperLava
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      Don't extract the file. Drop it as is.
    2. Suhrawardi
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      thanks mate
  4. dino2264
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    I cant even open the file as an installer,help pls?
    1. CreeperLava
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      What does that even mean ? What error are you seeing? Give more details.
    2. dino2264
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      When I downloaded it I did get a single exe file to click on to run a setup just a ALOT_ME2_v6.mem file that I cant open with anything
    3. CreeperLava
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      There are 2 files you need to download on Nexus. You didn't download the installer itself.
    4. dino2264
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      Oh,you're right its my stupid mistake.Thank you for taking the time to help
  5. Zombiedinobot
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    I don't know if this has been mentioned or not, but the file download may cause problems if you have iolo system shield running (flagged as a trojan false positive).
    1. CreeperLava
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      Not mentioned yet, thanks. First time I've heard of it, you sure iolo isn't the trojan ?^^
  6. Lazag572
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    I'd like some clarifications about Liara's two optional files, does the first one use her LoTSB face for the vanilla game and the second one use her vanilla face for the LoTSB dlc? Or is it a third party complexion tweak for the first and the vanilla textures for the second?
    1. CreeperLava
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      LoTSB uses JeanLuc's texture for main game and DLC.
      Vanilla replaces JeanLuc's texture in the main game with the vanilla texture.
    2. maximluppov
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      Any screenshots?
  7. maximluppov
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    Is there a smooth asari face option? These scales look terrible.
  8. kadra
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    Thank you for this amazing mod! I can hardly imagine how much work you've put into this.

    Now, I had an issue with _ALOT_ that I've resolved, it's not really a problem with _ALOT_ per se, but rather a feature that might cause a lot of frustration, if you don't know what causes it. I'm not sure if it's been mentioned in this thread, frankly, it's a bit too long to read every page, but I believe it might be worth mentioning in the FAQ to save other people the trouble I went through, because it took me awhile to figure it out, including playing with face codes, sliders and whatnot, and ultimately having to reinstall the game and _ALOT_ altogether.
    The issue is that if you are trying to import your ME1 character into ME2 and you have chosen to install the Shepard HQ textures (I had a female char, so I am speaking of FemShep, but I would assume that the problem persists with BroShep), the face that you'll get is going to look nothing like your original character and there is no way to tweak it (although it might be possible to some extent depending on the face, I suppose), because the texture pack does more than just upscale the original textures and add some detail, it changes the vanilla looks altogether. Thus, it could be great if you're creating a new character, but it can turn out to be a jaw dropper for people importing their char. I for one, being unable to work around it, because I thought the issue was with the game import system itself, nearly abandoned my ME2 replay. Hope this helps someone.
    Once again, I'm very grateful for this tremendous work that you've done for the community with this mod, thanks!
  9. AlexMcpherson79
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    0.- Base game source (DVD / Origin / Steam)
    Origin

    1.- Base game in vanilla state (unmodded) (y/n)
    No

    2.- BW DLCs installed (y/n and, if so, how many?)
    Story DLCs: Zaeed The Price of Revenge, Normandy Crash Site, Project Firewalker, Project Overlord, Kasumi Stolen Memory, Lair of the Shadow Broker, Arrival
    Other DLCs: Alt Appearance Packs, Aegis Pack, Blood Dragon Armor, Cerberus Arc Projector, Cerberus Weapon and Armor, Collectors Weapon and Armor, Equalizer pack, Firepower Pack, Inferno Armor, Recon Hood, Sentry Interface, Terminus Weapon and Armor, Umbra Visor.... Basically everything except Genesis.

    3.- Other mod(s) installed (y/n and, if so, which one(s)?)
    If yes, were these other mods installed before or after A.L.O.T ?
    Install Order: Vanilla Game, DLC (via Origin, so everything was automatic). Mods then: ME2 Recalibrated, Loading Screens sped up, No More Butt Shots, No Minigames, Remove Shared Cooldown (by forkinator), a lot 2018 (6.0 base, 6.8 update)

    4- SweetFX, ENB, ReShade installed (y/n and, if so, which one?)
    NOPE.

    I am aware that a lot refuses to install with Remove Shared Cooldown due to compatibility issues. I decided to reverse the step to exclude that single mod... and yet I still got the error, a lot saying no because of that mod, when it wasn't installed - its the NoMiniGames (which edits the same file).

    Currently, I uninstalled nominigames, and installed a lot - later I will restore ME2 to pre-a lot in order to install anything else, as per instructions to not break the game, but I'm wondering if there's any reason why a lot sees it as a different mod, and if its a case of "false positive"?
    1. CreeperLava
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      Can you post a diagnostic ? It should tell us exactly what mod you have installed in your game. If it's saying Remove Shared Cooldown is installed, it's probably the case. You may have missed some of its files.
    2. AlexMcpherson79
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      TL:DR Look at the bottom.

      It's a fresh install. ME2Re installs as a DLC, NoMoreButtShots replaces BioD_Nor_220aMiranda_LOC_INT.pcc and a lot is fine with that.

      It's the SFXGame.pcc file from NoMiniGames ( in the Vanilla folder, I prefer mouse/Kb to Controller), that a lot sees as the No Shared Cooldown. The only other files with that mod are Startup_[local] (as english user, I use INT. No need for french, german, italian, polish, or whatever language BRA is for, oddly the desc for Nominigames only says its localized for English [INT], French [FRA], German [DEU], Italian [ITA] and Polish [POL].) These are the only two files I replaced before trying to install ALOT. The vanilla file of sfxgame is like, 19mb. the Vanilla-to-a lot is about 20mb, the nominigames version is 35 or so,

      This is the error in the log: (Dates and pathfolder for MEMNGUI removed as unnecessary)

      [Information] Running process: MassEffectModderNoGui.exe -detect-bad-mods 2 -ipc
      [Information] Realtime Process Output: --- MEM no GUI v142 command line ---
      [Information] Realtime Process Output: -detect-bad-mods 2 -ipc
      [Error] ERROR IPC received with param: ME2 No Shared Cooldown
      [Information] BuildCompleted() with result -2
      [Warning] BuildCompleted result: Blocked due to incompatible mods installed


      I am currently restoring to pre-a lot (ME2Re is still there, as I performed the backup after installing it)


      I have two sets of backups: A Clean Install backup of the entire vanilla game, and a more-specific file-by-file backup of any changed files that I would log incrementally, a setup I'll be using when I mod ME3, (but first I have to plan out that lot, as there's a LOT I want to install before I install a lot, and there are, compatibility issues that prevent me using one mod I want, and some mods have compatibility patches that I don't know install order of.)

      Okay., I'm at PRE_ALOT. Diagnostic Now:

      https://vps.me3tweaks.com/alot/logviewer?logid=abb12aa193c37b39945b59199e33be0a&type=diag

      Install Nominimods (SFXGame and Startup INT)
      SFXGame.pcc: Vanilla 19.5mb, Mod 34.2mb
      Startup_INT.pcc Vanilla 14.6mb, Mod 27.5mb
      ... These are massive? SFXGame is 75 percent larger, and Staretup 89 percent? odd.

      Anyway.
      generate new diagnostics...
      https://vps.me3tweaks.com/alot/logviewer?logid=abb12aa193c37b39945b59199e33be0a&type=diag

      basically, nothings changed.... now trying to install. (a lot, a lot Update, Addon)

      huh. Installs.....Must have gotten the different SFXGame files mixed up! ha. ,,, Oops.

      Someone needs to do an install checklist for ME3 Modding of the main 'big' mods cuz I can't be the only one who makes a little mistake like this when an error is thrown up.
  10. NexusBugBear
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    Works good, but one major problem to be aware of:

    After the mod is completely installed, if you screw around with the gamersetting in the bioware folder within my documents, automatically, the high resolution textures won't work, they revert back to vanilla.

    I tried to do 4096 texture within the .ini file, it does not work, one lil screw up, changes everything, so be absolutely weary about modifying anything within the gamersettings.ini file.

    I tried to even delete the gamersettings.ini file, and run the game as normal, game boots up no problem, load up a save file, took a look at the textures, still in vanilla mode.

    If anyone knows any workaround, please let me know, thanks.

    Others looks fantastic.


    UPDATE:

    Ok, I tried mod the .ini file then Re-install a lot mod, Works perfectly, hope this helps.
    1. CreeperLava
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      There's no problem with modifying gamersettings. Just don't touch the TEXTURELODSETTINGS.
    2. NexusBugBear
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      should I keep the texturelod settings within .ini file to maximum of 4096 prior to install of this mod?

      Talking about mass effect 2 a lot mod.

      Interestingly enough, ME2 Gamersettings.ini file, factory settings, don't have texturelod stuff, only appcompt for cpu's,etc, unless of course you mod it.

      On the other hand, me1 had a lot more.

      Don't think me1 has this problem.

      Also on these newer installer versions, Do you still highly recommend using LAA(AKA Large Address Aware)?

      And thanks for the speedy reply, man that was fast as hell.
    3. CreeperLava
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      As I said, do not touch those lod settings. Simple as that. Do not edit them. The installer takes care of it.

      It's not a bug, you've simply messed up your ini file and now the game doesn't know it should load 4K textures.

      You don't need the LAA for ME2 and ME3. It's already applied.
    4. NexusBugBear
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      Ok, that's what I originally thought, the 4096 texture automatically applied, thanks.
  11. mischaka
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    Hi all,

    Got this game recently (Steam) and installed the Mod. Startup goes well till the main menu. When i then want to play a game (i do can select new game or continue) the text disappaers and the menu images remain but nothing else happens. (no loading screen)

    I tried install/reinstall a few times now.

    Any help/hint will be highly appreciated,

    thanks,

    Maik
    1. CreeperLava
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      Post a diagnostic.
    2. mischaka
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      Sure if i know how to create one
      I will have a look at tut above :-)
    3. mischaka
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      https://vps.me3tweaks.com/alot/logviewer?logid=cbdc218d2bfe6c85fa8968b0b6b3a851&type=log
      and
      https://vps.me3tweaks.com/alot/logviewer?logid=2903231ac4d5d50f8f1ef42a3fb15f57&type=diag
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