Tuesday, 27 March 2012

ME2 to ME3

As ever, it isn't just ME1 to ME2 to ME3 that aren't importing correctly. A fantastic video, made StMalk on the Bioware Social Forums, demonstrates how ME2's face codes result in something completely different in ME3.

I will say that he mentions it's fine for maleShep. I tend to disagree, following the same processes. Certainly the default male Shep hasn't had any issues I can discern. Nevertheless, this video really shows the differences between what a face code actually IS in each game.

This particular issue can be explained by the differences in slider values in ME3. Clarian, on the Bioware Social Forums, elaborates this really well. He makes the example that the minimum value for Cheek Gaunt in ME2 is substantially different to ME3. Once again, if every slider is like this, entropy rolls in and you get the effect StMalk is describing.

I think it's important to highlight this issue, since this is an example of how every importing player, ME1 or ME2 starters regardless, are affected. "Some" players don't have the issue. "All" players are affected it's just "some" are going to the forums and bringing it to the developers attention.

For the discussion on ME2 to ME3 importing see here.


  1. Ihnoc, you should update this blog to reflect the fact that Bioware have put out a patch date of April 9th/10th for the official fix.

    1. Hey there. Out of curiosity, where are you getting that from? I know they're releasing a new multiplayer DLC on the 10th (11th for PS3 Europe users) and a patch would make sense, but I haven't heard anything about any bug fixing. Got a link? :D

    2. http://social.bioware.com/forum/1/topic/324/index/11094955

      issues when in some cases Shepard's customized facial features from
      ME1/ME2 may not be properly imported to ME3

    3. Yep. Thanks very much for this; doesn't look like they bothered to update the thread that was talking about the actual issue though. Credit to you.

    4. Happy to help. Thanks to you for bothering to make this blog. Kudos to EA for being voted the worst company in the world the other day. An accolade that was richly deserved.