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Starbound : Mass Effect Edition v0.3.0

Mass Effect in Starbound

  1. Team SMEE
    Explore the vast Starbound universe in your Normandy SR-1. Fight enemies with
    weapons from the Mass Effect universe. Play as one of the Mass Effect alien
    races. Wield awesome Biotic Powers.

    (green: Up to Date ~ red: Outdated)
    Current version : v0.3.0

    Additional Downloads:

    All downloads here are upward compatible with the latest SMEE core version.
    So no need to download them as long as you have the latest package installed.

    Features :

    • Play as an Asari or Turian
    • Wear armors found in Mass Effect
    • Pilot the Normandy SR-1 as you explore the universe
    • Wield powerful Biotic Powers such as Lift and Slow
    • Shoot stuff up with Mass Effect guns
    • Enjoy the sultry sounds and music from the Mass Effect series
    • Element-0 (Eezo)

    v0.2.2 coverage by Accionoctem :

    More Images: (open)


    !WARNING! When upgrading from v0.1.x to v0.3.x
    The new ore, Eezo, is required for much of our content, but you will not find it on already explored planets. Due to all the additions to the Normandy, you will have to wipe your shipworld file, or you will find yourself missing things on your existing ship once you upgrade (like the galaxy console). You can find intruction on how to safely wipe your ship in our FAQ below.

    Upcoming features for v0.4.0 :

    • Even more Guns (SMGs and Shotguns)
    • New Species

    Installation instructions :

    Simply copy the entire mod directory into your "Starbound/mods" directory,
    commonly at "c:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\Starbound\mods".

    If you wish to use one of the original Starbound races with SMEE and have access
    to the Normandy, it is recommended that you download and use one or more of the
    SMEE versions in the optional race package. You will need to install SMEE first
    and then place a mod from the optional package alongside SMEE into your
    Starbound/mods directory.

    Update instructions:

    Just remove our old smee folder and copy the new one into mods.
    And don't forget to update the option race package, too if you used it before ;)

    Updating from 0.1.x to 0.2.x:
    We recommend a ship wipe (see warning and FAQ)

    You only need to install ONE of the custom races mods from above.
    And don't forget to endorse them ;) Since without it, you can't play the ME races.

    Compatible with:

    Known Conflicts:

    If you use a mod with the same tile/material ids there will be a conflict.
    SMEE tile/material id list:
    • 7001 -- Normandy ship wall
    • 7002 -- Normandy ship detail
    • 7003 -- Eezo

    Confirmed conflicting mods:
    • Wulf_Oman's Atomworks Mod, since this mod has also Iridium.
    • Status Pod Expansion mod, since 0.3.0. We will look into it if we can make a patch for it.

    Team SMEE consists of :
    • G4M5T3R - Mad Scientist (races, armors, guns)
    • Pfhoenix - Biotic God (biotic and tech powers, guns)
    • TohKlidan - Expert Tinkerer (ships and crafting)
    • Kinsem - Insane Pixelist (art awesomeness)

    Credits :
    • Chucklefish for making Starbound.
    • Bioware for making the Mass Effect series.
    • nathiesk, from the playstarbound forums, for her initial work on the Mass Effect guns.
    • derektye05 and shadee, from deviantart, for source Title Race face Sprites.

    SMEE Mulitplayer Servers:

    If someone wants to setup a SMEE modded server for the public, he/she can send us the ip adress and we can add it here. Just post it here or PM us! Thanks!

    If you have any troubles with getting this mod running:
    Please look into the FAQ (right below here) or drop us some lines in our discussion thread.

    FAQ: (open)

    Can you add race XYZ from ME? (open)

    There will be more races in the future. But we will reveal them when they are ready ;)

    I installed your mod but the custom species do not show up. How can I fix this? (open)

    Please make sure that you also installed ONE of the custom race mods:

    Can I use your mod in multiplayer? (open)

    Yes it works definitely in multiplayer, if the mod is installed on your server.

    I switched my custom race mod. Now the game crashes everytime. How can I fix this? (open)

    The only solution we have till now, is wipe all your custom species player files.
    If it still crashes you need to wipe all your player files.

    Is it possible to use the normandy for modded races yet? (open)

    A: Yes you just need to customize one Mod from the SMEE optional package, e.g. SMEEapex.
    Open inside SMEEapex folder the universe_server.config.
    It should look like this:
        "__merge" : [],
        "speciesShips" : {
            "__merge" : [ ["overwrite", "apex"] ],
            "apex" : "/ships/smee/apexnormandysr1.structure"
    Change all "apex" entries to the species you want to use and start a new game.

    How do I wipe my ship world? (open)

    I some and hopefully rare occasions, you will need to wipe your shipworld (We will anounce that if it is necessary).

    So before you do this. Salvage your whole ship first!
    Everything you want to keep and put it on your home base on a planet for example.
    Then go to the player folder and delete the *.shipworld file for your character.
    Now you can upgrade SMEE to the new version.
    Start the game and replace your decorations and furnitures.

    Mod Pack Permissions:
    You must get the author's consent before including this mod in a compilation.
    Mod Assets Permissions:
    You must get the author's consent before altering/redistributing any assets included in this mod.

Recent Reviews

  1. Asrachrom
    Version: v0.3.0
    hope hey update it to the new starbound update to girafe upbeat
  2. LeeJohn
    Version: v0.3.0
    After adding this mod to my Starbound I find myself playing this game more than actual Mass Effect. In my point of view that says it all.
  3. Alytrissa
    Version: v0.3.0
    As a Mass Effect fan, I find myself enjoying Starbound far more than I could imagine. In a way, I can almost play the game while living my Mass Effect fantasy. (Minus being a Quarian, heh.) What makes this even better are the items available to use, the Omni-Tool is THE BEST item I have ever had. Keep up the good work, and I hope to see more of this mod!
  4. Resonat
    Version: v0.3.0
    Great mod, love the current races, but one question.
    Why isn't there Terminus armor? It'd look awesome on the turians, heck garrus can wear the armor and it conforms to his unique leg structure, so why not do that leg type for the turians in this mod?

    All around though, AWESOME mod
  5. Formerpeace
    Version: v0.3.0
    AMAZING MOD!!! But I have one problem... How do you find/craft 'Refined Eezo'?
  6. rocknrollock
    Version: v0.3.0
    Love the feel of the ship. It is a little off size wise, but it is excellent. Now all I need is a mod for the ME crew in single player.
  7. nl7227
    Version: v0.3.0
    Excellent mod that adds plenty of things of the ME universe.
  8. Blizzardlizard
    Version: v0.3.0
    Great mod! I would love to see quarians though. D:
  9. rocketman21
    Version: v0.3.0
    Good Mod
  10. luke496
    Version: v0.3.0
    i think this mod definitly adds the effect needed for a mass effect atmosphere, and will do even more in the future.