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#900779 - 07/12/13 08:32 PM Re: Thoughts on Mass Effect 3 [Re: oldman]
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Eeeeek, I hate that. Is there a God mode?

edit: Wiki has tons of tweaks including a God mode.

I don't tweak my games so can't tell you what might happen, but if you aren't going to be able to play otherwise, it's an option.


Edited by looney4labs (07/12/13 08:35 PM)
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#900805 - 07/12/13 10:50 PM Re: Thoughts on Mass Effect 3 [Re: oldman]
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Unfortunately God Mode doesn't work on this particular battle. I've checked and there doesn't seem to be any cheat workaround either. All the other boards say how simple it is (easy for them to say).

Oh well (sigh) it's just too much for me. hardwall
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#900867 - 07/13/13 09:49 AM Re: Thoughts on Mass Effect 3 [Re: oldman]
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Hi Oldman smile

In the menu screen you can choose between three different game modes e.g. story mode and combat one and a third one I've forgotten about.

Storymode is the one that lets you experience the story, and you can get by with a only minimum of combat. In the ME3 demo I played a long time ago, I found that it worked well to crawl or hide and use grenades and suich things.

Have you tried turning the difficulty down also?

And you do remember you have sqad/team members as well? Just set them do what what they automaticcally...

Also, did you enable the console?
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#900897 - 07/13/13 12:01 PM Re: Thoughts on Mass Effect 3 [Re: oldman]
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Hi, Oldman

Have you tried the tips here?

http://masseffect.wikia.com/wiki/PC_Tweaks_%28Mass_Effect_3%29

You need a hex editor, which will allow you to tweak the dev console.

I forgot to mention this part in my post, yet another example of the truly awful design of this game. This type of sequence has nothing to do in what titles itself RPG.
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#900899 - 07/13/13 12:10 PM Re: Thoughts on Mass Effect 3 [Re: oldman]
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Aww, Oldman I'm so sorry those wiki didn't help you.

Thanks Karsten and Drizzt for the help.
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#900900 - 07/13/13 12:16 PM Re: Thoughts on Mass Effect 3 [Re: oldman]
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Aww, Oldman I'm so sorry those wiki tips didn't help you.

Thanks Karsten and Drizzt for the help. Maybe one of those tips will be the key you need, Oldman. puppy


Edited by looney4labs (07/13/13 12:16 PM)
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#900936 - 07/13/13 04:42 PM Re: Thoughts on Mass Effect 3 [Re: Drizzt]
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I have read all of the tweaks etc but when they mention hex editor my mind whirls. It is a little above my pay grade.

I was kind of looking for a simple cheat that would let you bypass a particular quest and show it complete so you could continue in the game but so far no luck.

Thanks though for all the helpful comments.

I always play on the easiest mode possible but this quest has Shepard doing it solo and he dies even in God Mode.
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#900941 - 07/13/13 04:49 PM Re: Thoughts on Mass Effect 3 [Re: oldman]
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That's rather evil sad
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#900983 - 07/13/13 07:45 PM Re: Thoughts on Mass Effect 3 [Re: oldman]
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Would someone's game save help? Or is this too much of an RPG game to make that work? I've never played any of the Mass Effect series.

EDIT: What about that game save editor that mcc mentioned? Can you mark a quest as completed with it?


Edited by lanlynk (07/13/13 08:00 PM)
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#901003 - 07/13/13 09:11 PM Re: Thoughts on Mass Effect 3 [Re: oldman]
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If I could find a save game somewhere I would be happy to use it just to get beyond this deadlock for me. I wouldn't care what the Shepard character was or looked like if it would get me past this finger twitching area. It is very good suggestion but I've searched and can't find any save games.

The editor I tried and it doesn't seem to have an option to mark a quest as completed.

I appear to be right now up the proverbial creek without the proverbial paddle.

Bet thanks all for the suggestions.
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#901142 - 07/14/13 01:24 PM Re: Thoughts on Mass Effect 3 [Re: oldman]
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Hmmmm, Oldman, I searched for saved games. Found plenty for ME 1 & 2 but not for 3. sad
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#901182 - 07/14/13 07:06 PM Re: Thoughts on Mass Effect 3 [Re: oldman]
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Have you also tried trainers, Oldman?
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#901332 - 07/15/13 01:11 PM Re: Thoughts on Mass Effect 3 [Re: oldman]
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As I remember it from Baldur's Gate and Dragon Age: Origins, there should be a cheat that lets you kill all enemies in the area? IN BG1 and BG2, it was CTRL-Y which killed all enemies in the area. (had to use it ine time in BG1 and one time in BG2)

Isn't there a cheat at all which lets you heal Shepard instantly? And do the game still pause when you hit the spacebar?

Also, this Oldman: What class are you? A soldier or a (bio)engineer?

Oldman, does the Reaper you meet alone as Shepard have the sign of a miniboss or boss? (welcome to the boss level as the main enemy in Wreck it Ralph says) If it is/does, it seems to that Bioware are up to their old tricks again. And by that I mean this:

In BG1, BG2, Neverwinter Nights, Dragon Age: Origins, and DA2 as well BIoware made (makes) boss battles ridiculously challening, even more challenging that they need to be. (Hello, Rock Beast in DA2).

Oldman, to ghet back to your question, I found this: http://www.nightsolo.net/games/masseffect3/hints.html

Do you have the 1.5 version of the game? If you do be warned:
Quote:
In version 1.5, the console no longer exists, and this whole section is useless.
This could explain why your Shepard keep dying ? as God mode in version 1.5 simply doesn't exist.

Why Bioware would do this, I don't know? But maybe their telemetry (digital feedback to Bioware) has shown that people used to cheat much more than they, Bioware, would like.

Anyway, to enable God mode, type "God" Without the quotationsmark); you can all kill a target using the "Kill Target" command. The "KillEnimies" commmand kills all enemies in the current map.

Another you could do is to ask for help at the Bioware ME forums:http://social.bioware.com/forum/1/category/355/index

I'll try and see if I can't dig up something helpful here as well.

I really think you should write a personal handwritten letter to Bioware's offices in Edmonton, Canada, explaining the how and why of your troubles with the quest. And that the quest where Shepard is to solely kill a Reaper has you nearly abandoing their otherwise fine game.
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#901334 - 07/15/13 01:19 PM Re: Thoughts on Mass Effect 3 [Re: oldman]
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Searching for Reaper on Rannocnk, I found this:
http://gaming.stackexchange.com/questions/54158/how-do-i-beat-the-reaper-on-rannoch

Apparently, you can get some help from the fleet:

Quote:
Shepard has a targeting laser which will call in an orbital strike with the combined might of the Quarian Migrant Fleet, but there's two major problems standing between the commander and victory.


The answers seem to be this (excerpt)
Quote:

Yes, aiming is much faster when not walking. It also helps to understand how the reaper aims. Once the reaper starts shooting the beam will not change direction anymore. So if you keep on walking to the right all time, it will hit you, but if you walk to the left and just after the reaper beam is visible to the right again, the beam will totally miss you. For the slow-motion sequence you absolutely have to hit the red dot of the eye. Strangely it worked here only after I made a sidewards roll.


And this:

Quote:
This was a very frustrating battle. The trick about the targeting laser is that it doesn't actually require you to complete the targeting lock in a single fire. You can completely let go of the trigger and run to the side, then re-aim, making increments of progress each time. The other thing I noticed, which was non-obvious to me the first several times I died in the final slow motion sequence, was that the targeting seemed to work much more quickly if your aim was as close as possible to the center of the red eye (not just "Am I in the blue target circle?"). I haven't replayed to confirm with Science™ that this is indeed true, but on my successful completion I made sure to aim dead center and it was all over very quickly.



Also, the # 9 answer from http://gaming.stackexchange.com/questions/54158/how-do-i-beat-the-reaper-on-rannoch
should prove usefull, I think smile

edit:
Another good piece of advice comes from answer # 2: "Strafe" which means run around in circles and make sure not to be hit by the Reaper's eye-ehm-shot?




Edited by Karsten (07/15/13 01:21 PM)
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#901345 - 07/15/13 02:02 PM Re: Thoughts on Mass Effect 3 [Re: oldman]
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Thank you Karston, I have read all the tips on this battle and just can't do it. I don't have the patience to just keep dying over and over until I can finally get it done. I did manage to get through two of the three strikes that are necessary but when I die I have to start over and the two I completed are no longer valid.

Anyway I have given up on this battle. The reason God mode doesn't work is because it is the same as the falling off a cliff scenario and god mode doesn't work.

I've long since decided that as I originally suggested a save game is my only option even though I would have to accept someone else's Shepard. I even tried the save game editor but that has no option to complete missions.

Thanks for doing so much research for me though.
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