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Starbound : Mass Effect Edition v0.3.1a

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    (green: Up to Date ~ red: Outdated)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 : v0.3.1

    What's New:
    • Ship upgrades (starting from a damaged state) were introduced. The Normandy now starts off as if you found it derelict, and as you upgrade it, you gain more access to the ship.
    • Eezo is no longer an ore. The new Atomic Decomposer will turn bars of metal into refined eezo, for use in crafting Mass Effect gear.
    • The SMEE equipment station now only crafts SMEE items.
    • Guns have been revamped to match the new tiers.
    • Armors have been revamped to match the new tiers.
    • Palladium and Iridium ores/materials have been removed as well.
    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.
    • SMEEmusic 0.3.1 Contains the planet/biome music
    • SMEEoptional 0.3.0 get the Normandy for SB vanilla races.

    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
    • Refined Element-0 (Eezo)

    v0.2.2 coverage by Accionoctem :

    More Images: (open)


    !WARNING! When upgrading to v0.3.1
    While Eezo is no longer an ore (no need for separate/incompatible universe files), the new version takes advantage of Upbeat Giraffes many, many changes. You will be forced to start a new character with this version.

    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\giraffe_storage\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.

    Support for using the Normandy with vanilla and other custom races will be worked on for a future release. 0.3.1 focuses on returning Mass Effect to Starbound's current state.

    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.

    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:
    • Pretty much everything.

    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

    Confirmed conflicting mods:
    • None at the moment

    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.

    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.

    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.


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Recent Updates

  1. Download change
  2. Download change
  3. Now for Upbeat Giraffe

Recent Reviews

  1. BateyN7
    Version: v0.3.1a
    I LOVE Mass effect! I love Starbound MASHUP!!!!!!!! excellent mod keep up the good work. Cant wait to see what else you have produced.
  2. magasa
    Version: v0.3.1a
    super cool.
  3. jonxwolf
    Version: v0.3.1a
  4. tortoise10heads
    Version: v0.3.1a
    Really great mod!!! I love Mass Effect and Starbound and this is a great combination. I do have one question. How do I unlock all of my ship's rooms?
  5. Corvoeevon
    Version: v0.3.1a
    I love it, but - how do you get the weapons to be more powerful? In my game, they only do 5 DPS
  6. glu6glu6
    Version: v0.3.1a
    As of now, great content. A must if playing humans since the human background correlates to the mass effect universe, and can be treated as if this is the sequel of ME3 if the Reapers did destroy Earth. The beacons and the music is great.

    Of course there are things to be added still, I would love to see the ME3 armors multiplayer implemented, more biotics, companion recruitment would be a hoot and also usable normandy for the default races.

    A lot of potential, but a lot of work, as of now great job guys and keep doing your best.
    Version: v0.3.1a
    This is a very good mod for starbound and being a mass effect fan myself, it made it much better. On a side note, could you add quarians to this?
  8. YanniFirewind
    Version: v0.3.1a
    Awesome mod that adds a lot to the game.
  9. AlexisII
    Version: v0.3.1
    The best Mod for the Top-Fans of the Mass-Effect-Series
  10. Valeriya_Minako
    Version: v0.3.1
    It's a great mod and it can emulate the life of a ME player in Starbound