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Old 12-29-2011, 03:04 AM   #16
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I did this, among other tweaks, and it didn't change anything. It did result in crashing my game at certain points, though.
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Old 12-29-2011, 10:29 AM   #17
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Don't know if people are aware of this but film grain in the menu is on by default.

Turn it off to see the difference.
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Old 12-29-2011, 03:53 PM   #18
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Strangely enough these changes aren't doing anything for me. It's particularly noticeable with Garrus' face.
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Old 01-04-2012, 12:54 PM   #19
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I did this, among other tweaks, and it didn't change anything. It did result in crashing my game at certain points, though.
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Strangely enough these changes aren't doing anything for me. It's particularly noticeable with Garrus' face.

Sorry to hear that guys. I tried this soulution on four PCs and it worked on all of them...


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Don't know if people are aware of this but film grain in the menu is on by default.

Turn it off to see the difference.
I usually turn down the film grain also, it makes the game look worse imo.
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Old 01-04-2012, 04:07 PM   #20
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Strangely enough these changes aren't doing anything for me. It's particularly noticeable with Garrus' face.
Strange, I just started a new game yesterday and Garrus was definitely fixed for me. Mind you, he's still pixely at 1080p just cause ME1 character textures aren't up to the par of ME2, but he's not the muddy blur that he is without the tweak.
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Old 01-08-2012, 12:13 AM   #21
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Wow, thanks for the fix! The character textures look so much better now.
This topic should be stickied until an official fix is released.
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Old 01-08-2012, 01:00 PM   #22
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I am absolutely amazed at how much of an improvement this fix has made. +Rep to you, OP. Thanks so much for posting this. Here are some comparison screenshots for anyone that hasn't tried this yet:

Before the fix:
http://i44.tinypic.com/14mcpi0.jpg

After the fix:
http://i39.tinypic.com/2553xbs.jpg

Before the fix:
http://i43.tinypic.com/2hye6o.jpg

After the fix:
http://i39.tinypic.com/35a51ld.jpg
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Old 01-08-2012, 01:29 PM   #23
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I am absolutely amazed at how much of an improvement this fix has made. +Rep to you, OP. Thanks so much for posting this. Here are some comparison screenshots for anyone that hasn't tried this yet:

Before the fix:
http://i44.tinypic.com/14mcpi0.jpg

After the fix:
http://i39.tinypic.com/2553xbs.jpg

Before the fix:
http://i43.tinypic.com/2hye6o.jpg

After the fix:
http://i39.tinypic.com/35a51ld.jpg
Whoa, what, even before the fix my Mass Effect didn't look that bad.
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Old 01-08-2012, 02:41 PM   #24
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Whoa, what, even before the fix my Mass Effect didn't look that bad.
That was on max settings, too. I hadn't played the game in ages, uninstalled it quite a while back. At the time, it never looked so awful. It looked great, in fact. I decided to install the game again today, and that hideous mess of "textures" is what I was greeted with. No idea why they looked so bad when they never did before, but I'm just glad this fix worked.

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Old 01-09-2012, 02:27 AM   #25
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Wow, thanks for the fix! The character textures look so much better now.
This topic should be stickied until an official fix is released.
Thank you man!

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I am absolutely amazed at how much of an improvement this fix has made. +Rep to you, OP. Thanks so much for posting this. Here are some comparison screenshots for anyone that hasn't tried this yet:

Before the fix:
http://i44.tinypic.com/14mcpi0.jpg

After the fix:
http://i39.tinypic.com/2553xbs.jpg

Before the fix:
http://i43.tinypic.com/2hye6o.jpg

After the fix:
http://i39.tinypic.com/35a51ld.jpg
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That was on max settings, too. I hadn't played the game in ages, uninstalled it quite a while back. At the time, it never looked so awful. It looked great, in fact. I decided to install the game again today, and that hideous mess of "textures" is what I was greeted with. No idea why they looked so bad when they never did before, but I'm just glad this fix worked.
I'm glad that the issue has been solved. Thank you for the pictures, I will put them into the first post for everyone to see. I also agree that the game did not look this way, when it was released. I played it without any tweaks and there were no graphical problems. The first time I saw this error was around 2010, when I wanted to play the game the third time. Very strange, but atleast there is a solution for it now.

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Whoa, what, even before the fix my Mass Effect didn't look that bad.
Unfortunately, it looked the same crappy way for me and for my friend also.
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Old 01-09-2012, 03:52 AM   #26
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Whoa, what, even before the fix my Mass Effect didn't look that bad.
mine already looks like the after pics...
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Old 01-09-2012, 04:00 AM   #27
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mine already looks like the after pics...
I belive you mate. The texture glitch first appeared on my third playthrough also, it was fine before. I'm thinking this issue must be a simple bug that affects certain PCs and could be fixed with a simple patch.
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Old 01-09-2012, 08:33 AM   #28
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I'm glad that the issue has been solved. Thank you for the pictures, I will put them into the first post for everyone to see. I also agree that the game did not look this way, when it was released. I played it without any tweaks and there were no graphical problems. The first time I saw this error was around 2010, when I wanted to play the game the third time. Very strange, but atleast there is a solution for it now.
Yeah, like I had said earlier, when I originally played the game it all looked great. As to what caused it to look so terrible this time around, I have no idea. But it was definitely a huge relief when I tried the fix in this thread and it ended up working so well. Hopefully if anyone else ever encounters this it will help them too.
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Old 01-09-2012, 08:46 AM   #29
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I wonder if the game looks worse now than it did years ago, due to newer graphics hardware not being recognized and the game forcing settings low as a result?
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Old 01-09-2012, 09:44 AM   #30
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I wonder if the game looks worse now than it did years ago, due to newer graphics hardware not being recognized and the game forcing settings low as a result?
That is actually entirely possible...it would have to be some of the very newest hardware however. ME1 looked the same after I switched from a nVidia 7900GS to a AMD HD5770 (including a full system reinstall).
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