Mass Effect Legendary Edition

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Mgamerz

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Test the limits of your combat prowess aboard a remote, top-secret Alliance space station. Enhanced port of the original Mass Effect DLC, which was not included in Legendary Edition due to lost source code.

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Pinnacle Station DLC

Mass Effect Legendary Edition: Pinnacle Station is an enhanced port of the original Pinnacle Station DLC, which was not included in the Legendary Edition due to lost and corrupted source code. The ME3Tweaks group has ported this DLC across from the original game, while remastering it in the same vein as the Legendary Edition and fixing numerous issues. This is the complete DLC: Pinnacle Station including all simulator maps. No content was cut for this port.

The DLC features a new space station built into an asteroid which houses a combat training facility jointly run by the Alliance Navy and the Turian Hierarchy. Practice and build your combat team using 4 different simulator maps and 4 different combat modes. Beat the other competitors on all 12 simulations to unlock the chance to win a unique prize.

To start the DLC go to the galaxy map on the Normandy and head to the Argos Rho cluster, Phoenix system.

Changes from the Original DLC
We have remastered many areas of this DLC to improve it's experience, including (but not limited to):

  • Volcano Insanity Hunt has had it's difficulty slightly reduced.
  • All maps now have music. All levels but Warehouse also have a second piece of music that kicks in as the intensity of the scenario increases.
  • Fixed geth flashlights floating above their heads.
  • Fix bugged spawns.
  • Fixed many collision problems.
  • Fixed inability to win Survival mode on casual with certain powers.
  • Removed a lot of jank, including modal LOADING screens, texture popin, and cutscene timings.
  • Survival has been tweaked to increase engagement

Lighting will look significantly different, because we could not use the original lighting, as well as keeping more in-tone with Legendary Edition's lighting.

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How was this ported?

BioWare lost the source code, which meant they are unable to recreate the DLC using their tools that rely on that code. The Legendary Explorer toolkit, which has been developed over the decade since the third game came out, is designed to edit "cooked" editions of the game, i.e. without source code, so in some regards it was easier for modders to port it than Bioware (who would have had to rebuild the source code from scratch).

Nevertheless it has taken Mgamerz and the team months of work to complete.

If you're interested in the technical explanation, Mgamerz has written a blog post going in depth on how this DLC was ported on the ME3Tweaks blog.

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
Because lighting for most of this DLC is calculated at runtime (rather than precalculated), you will notice much higher GPU usage while playing through this DLC. There is no way around this as many things changed between games, and this caused us to be unable to port the original precalculated lighting.

RECOMMENDED GRAPHICS CARD FOR AT LEAST 1080p 60fps:
NVIDIA GTX 1070 or AMD RADEON RX580


We are working to improve performance where we can, but this is not a simple problem and thus does not have a simple solution.


INSTALLATION
This mod is only available for the PC versions of Mass Effect: Legendary Edition. It will never be available on other platforms (as with all mods).

Installation is done with ME3Tweaks Mod Manager. Drag and Drop the downloaded archive onto the interface and import the mod. Then apply the mod to the game.

To play this DLC, you must have access to the Galaxy Map. A tracker will be added so that you can find Pinnacle Station.

UNINSTALLATION
Save games taken while in Pinnacle Station maps (including the special prize area) will cause game to crash if the DLC is not installed. Uninstall the DLC by going to Manage Target in Mod Manager and disabling or deleting the DLC.


CREDITS

This mod would not have been possible without the following people:

ME3TWEAKS (DEVELOPMENT GROUP)
  • Mgamerz
  • Kinkojiro
  • HenBagle
  • SirCxyrtyx

ADDITIONAL CONTRIBUTORS
  • d00t (debugging)
  • Audemus (Assets)
  • Mellin (Assets)
  • CreeperLava (Assets)
  • JimbobJeffers (Assets)

TESTERS
  • Khaar
LEGENDARY EDITION DLC LOCALIZATION
  • noxbalverine (Spanish)
  • Annoying Snail (Russian)

ORIGINAL DLC NON-OFFICIAL LOCALIZATION
RUSSIAN
Provided by ZoG Forum Team, used with permission.
  • ´╗┐Behar - resource parsing, translation, testing, edits
  • CoachEgar - translation, testing, revisions
  • ntr73 - translation
  • parabashka - translation
  • Alabarna - translation
  • 13urn - translation
  • SPRiHOD - translation


This project is unaffiliated with BioWare, however we would like to express our gratitude to BioWare and Demuirge Studios as the original creators of Mass Effect and Pinnacle Station.


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