Mass Effect (2007)

Mass Effect (2007)

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How to simply install DLCs
By Aqvilinus
As you might already know, the Steam version of Mass Effect doesn't include two DLC packs, as opposed to the Origin version that includes ones by default. This guide describes the simplest way to legally obtain both DLC for the Steam copy of the game.
The links to the installers for both expansions:
Installation key required for Pinnacle Station: 5GUCXRFPQNBMTJBD3L5J
Alternative installation key for PS (if the one above doesn't work for you): 52R9EJ565SEJ3ZPX5QCD

These are all official links provided by EA (as is the installation key): Source Page

NOTE: In order to install the DLC on the Steam copy you'll need to have run Mass Effect once from within Steam after installing it. Otherwise if you just install the game and straight away attempt to install the DLC without running the game first the DLC installers will be unable to locate the game installation. This is because Steam doesn't actually complete the installation until the first run of the game when it actually adds the registry keys in Windows, which the DLC installers use to locate the game installation.

NOTE: After the recent "updates" from EA, many of you started to face the "Installation failed" error during installation. If you get this kind of error, check this guide:
NOTE: If you did what it's said in the note above, but you're encountering the error "Mass Effect CD Key not found" during installation, check this post by Kenny32673.

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psantos.insti Mar 2 @ 11:35am 
Answer my previous problem, if someone happens to you that after doing everything right without giving you any error, the DLCs do not appear, do not touch anything, do the installation again and it will work
psantos.insti Mar 2 @ 11:28am 
Okay, the installed game has the dlc files inside the local folder, but it does not appear as downloadable content
Fistopherus the Great Feb 24 @ 12:29am 
I did it and the installing worked, but ingame no add ons for this guy here.
But thanks for all the time and work u put in this Guide! <3
DeltaNelson Aug 16, 2021 @ 10:56pm 
Thank you! :steamthumbsup::steamhappy:
Cygnata Aug 3, 2021 @ 5:09pm 
So what do you do if you've run the game but the registry key still doesn't exist?
Teh Forti Jul 26, 2021 @ 2:41pm 
I followed the guide and it didn't seem to have any errors, it shows in my DLC folder as well. But the game itself isn't showing the DLC's in the downloadable content. Anyone know what happened?
The Coyote Jul 20, 2021 @ 3:13pm 
Worked like a charm, had to resort to the "Instillation Failed" guide but it went perfect form there. Thank you.
Lastcampy Jul 1, 2021 @ 4:07pm 
very useful guide :steamthumbsup:
Aqvilinus  [author] Jun 30, 2021 @ 10:24am 
Hey guys, I've included to the description a link to the solution with "Installation Failed" issue, hope it'll help you.
Amnisnt Jun 17, 2021 @ 5:06am 
Can someone help? I tried installing the DLCs exactly like how it says but both DLCs showed "Installation Failed". I already tried Kilgore's trick and that didn't work either.