ME3 Coalesced Utility

 

The ME3 Coalesced Utility allows you to open the Coalesced.bin file that comes with Mass Effect 3. The latest version now supports editing and saving the file. The utility will make a backup of any file loaded (filename.bin.original).

Current Version
1.2 – Supports adding and renaming items in the tree
ME3Coalesced-latest

Previous Versions:
1.1 – Supports editing
ME3Coalesced-1.1

1.0 – Doesn’t support editing
ME3Coalesced-1.0

.net Framework 4 (Client Profile) is needed. Download it here.

  133 Responses to “ME3 Coalesced Utility”

  1. Hi, I’m no programmer what so ever, I just want to fix the FOV-problem.

    I’ve managed to get the FOV I want but the aiming with MB2 doesn’t really work the way I want.

    I’m using fov 90 but when aiming I want it to go back to 70 and then return to 90 when I release the mb2.
    I got it to change to 70 but not back to 90 when releasing.
    This is the code I edited:
    ( Name=”Shared_Aim”, Command=”SwapWeaponIfEmpty | FOV 70 | TightAim | OnRelease StopTightAim, FOV 90″ )

    In other words I want the code to do 2 things on OnRelease but I don’t know the right syntax to use.
    I’ve tried ” | ” and the ” , ” and also just an empty space, do you have any advice?

  2. could someone please help me ?
    what do I have to edit to wear helmets when I use casual appearance

  3. Hi there, my doubt is… can I edit subtitules with this? I want to make them bigger because I’m playing the game in 1080p and the subs are too small

  4. i cant seem to understand this. I can open the file and see all that stuff but how do i actually do something useful with it ? can some one please point me where to find info about how to use this utility or edit that file ? thanks in advance …

  5. A mi no me anduvo, ยฟalguien sabe porque?

  6. Can someone tell me what value i have to change in the weapon properties to make the mattock fully automatic, i’ve tried adding “bisautomatic = true” but it’s not doing a dam thing.

  7. so i’ve done some basic editting to get the settings I want, which resulted in an increase of filzesize for me.

    does your software automatically recompile the coalesced.ini? granted I still have the original, mine’s crashing with the editted file unfortunately because of the size differential.

    any suggestions?

  8. UPDATE: nvm, I’m an r-tard, I had the utility still reading the coalesced file while trying to run the game.

    herp derp. running smooth!

  9. Won’t work with .Net Client installed – any other editor out there that DOES work ???

  10. would there be a way of setting the war assets to 100% .. i hate doing MP, but I don’t want to go stark raving mad to hit the “sweet spot” endings by getting just 50% of my assets… thank u ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. Where is the tutorial for this editor because I wanted to add some keybinding and I can’t find where to add them?

  12. How can I change in the coalesced.bin subtitle size ???????
    Thanks for advice

  13. Is there any possiblity that the program will be able to export .ini’s in the future? So we all can use our favorite editors with a little more extended features. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  14. can someone pls give me the list of codes for weapons and mods. thanks

  15. Will this allow me to edit the xbox 360 game? Such as giving me the cain with unlimited shots? I ask because this page was linked from an xbox editing site.

  16. Sorry for my english

    i have a problem, i think i did something wrong editing here i did this:

    i erase this PlotUnlockConditionalID=XXXX, PlotPurchaseID[0]=XXXX, buth i erase this PlotUnlockConditionalID=XXXX in other places, where it shows alone.because:

    and now i had this problems:

    1 Things in store that i buy, but never disappear, like armor and other things like helmets and the inferno armor, things that i buy them, and then in the customization menu not appear at all

    2 Glyph reward upgrades: this appear in the terminal in the room of liara, all this upgrades now cost 0 and i buy then, but they never disappear, and i can buy as many time i like (wel i try with just one, and just one time only, and it work) but i dont know if they are working at all

    3 in the spectre requisitions terminal are items that i buy but dont make any changes like “heating unit stabilizers” i buy but i can give to the salarian who i need to give

    what i did wrong? i backup the file before editing, but i did a lot editing, and will like not to do it all over.

    and if i rollback it will affect when i find it, in the normal way?

    thanks for you help

  17. Can I change the size of the subtitles with this tool? if so could anybody please teach me how to do it

    Thanks ๐Ÿ˜‰

  18. how soon can we accept a more user friendly version of the editor.. if possible with a better search option & new casual appearances.

  19. I was curious if it’s possible to merge two different versions of coalesced.bin. I tried with total commander and winmerge, but they don’t decode the binary formatting, thus if i want to merge something i don’t know what specific line edit.

  20. So how do I use this to get more credits in mp? I’ve played the crap out of the xbox version, but I just got the pc version and I’m not going to spend all of that time again to unlock my weapons, and I’ve already bought packs with real money on xbox live.

  21. do i can you this program to unlock battlefield skin in multiplayer ? and if is yes please tell me.

  22. Can I use this to edit armor values? And if I can, then where can I find them?

  23. So often people dont say thanks for your efforts so …………thankS

  24. Does anyone know where to find companion passive powers?
    AshleyPassive, JamesPassive, etc?
    I want to modify the individual stats for them, but cant seem to find them inside the coalesced.bin

  25. how can i change the damage dealt to me and my squadmates to 0 from all weapons (like guns and all that, not melee)?

  26. How do I edit the bonus powers that Shepard can have? I think I missed the Warp Ammo acquisition in Liara’s story, and I was wondering if I can add it manually?

  27. Hey man does somebody know how to disable shield gating ? in me2 it was babsorbdamageonbreak or smth like that while in this coalesced i didnt seem to find it . Perhaps this feature has been given another name ? Plz i need it badly for sniper rifles to play properly in single player . It is quite dumb not to be able to one shot a normal goon with only 1 point of shield !!!

  28. @Andiz: Simply ramp up the damage ratio on the sniper rifles of your choice in the bioweapon.ini. OR set the “Intel” finds having the damage factor unreasonably high. Example, using Glyph’s Intel upgrade station, and when choosing to increase a weapon damage using weapon damage specific intel choices, you normally are allowed +5% increase. Change the setting in the file from 0.05 to so something like 50.00 which equates to a 5000% increase in damage. Go to biogame.ini>sxfgame>sfxpawn>player, then click on “permanentgameeffects” and you’ll see these figures.

  29. Tries to run the tool but get error message install .NET framework version 4.xxxx whats going on? Anyone help>

  30. @Al you need the 4th version of framework in order to use the editor.

  31. HI pls could you make next version of your coalesced editor compatible with framework 3.5 cuz i would very like to use it but i simply dont have room for 2 gb framework 4

  32. I have the net.Framework 4 Installed and all files are verified as ok but when I try and open the ini. files a warning comes up and I click continue but nothing happens. Can anyone help me. Thx.

    PC is Win7 with 4Gb RAM and is very capable.

  33. How would I give “cloaking” from an infiltrator to my Adept? I would sacrifice “throw” for it.

  34. Thank You!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You really saved my day!!!

  35. Quote: Mark says: May 16, 2012 at 09:55
    I have the net.Framework 4 Installed and all files are verified as ok but when I try and open the ini. files a warning comes up and I click continue but nothing happens. Can anyone help me. Thx.
    PC is Win7 with 4Gb RAM and is very capable.”

    Right Click / CTRL or Shift +RightCllick
    …Run As Admin…

  36. Hi there,
    I’m developing and collecting a toolset together for modding mass effect 3, your tool seems very well written, would it be possible that I could add it to my toolset?
    greetz

    Warranty Voider

    PS:see progress here: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Creating-new-end-for-Mass-Effect-3/145902408865659

  37. pls help me I installed Me3 and when I try to open coalesced.bin the window appear containing (unhandled exception has occurred in your application. if you click to continue the application will ignore this error and attempt to continue . ) and if I continue nothing is happen just blanck window of me3

    I am using window 7 home premium
    pls help me

    detail of error is this:-
    See the end of this message for details on invoking
    just-in-time (JIT) debugging instead of this dialog box.

    ************** Exception Text **************
    System.UnauthorizedAccessException: Access to the path ‘C:\Program Files (x86)\Mass Effect 3\Mass Effect 3\BIOGame\CookedPCConsole\Coalesced.bin.original’ is denied.
    at System.IO.__Error.WinIOError(Int32 errorCode, String maybeFullPath)
    at System.IO.File.InternalCopy(String sourceFileName, String destFileName, Boolean overwrite)
    at System.IO.File.Copy(String sourceFileName, String destFileName)
    at ME3Coalesced.MainForm.openToolStripMenuItem_Click(Object sender, EventArgs e)
    at System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripItem.RaiseEvent(Object key, EventArgs e)
    at System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripMenuItem.OnClick(EventArgs e)
    at System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripItem.HandleClick(EventArgs e)
    at System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripItem.HandleMouseUp(MouseEventArgs e)
    at System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripItem.FireEventInteractive(EventArgs e, ToolStripItemEventType met)
    at System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripItem.FireEvent(EventArgs e, ToolStripItemEventType met)
    at System.Windows.Forms.ToolStrip.OnMouseUp(MouseEventArgs mea)
    at System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripDropDown.OnMouseUp(MouseEventArgs mea)
    at System.Windows.Forms.Control.WmMouseUp(Message& m, MouseButtons button, Int32 clicks)
    at System.Windows.Forms.Control.WndProc(Message& m)
    at System.Windows.Forms.ScrollableControl.WndProc(Message& m)
    at System.Windows.Forms.ToolStrip.WndProc(Message& m)
    at System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripDropDown.WndProc(Message& m)
    at System.Windows.Forms.Control.ControlNativeWindow.OnMessage(Message& m)
    at System.Windows.Forms.Control.ControlNativeWindow.WndProc(Message& m)
    at System.Windows.Forms.NativeWindow.Callback(IntPtr hWnd, Int32 msg, IntPtr wparam, IntPtr lparam)

    ************** Loaded Assemblies **************
    mscorlib
    Assembly Version: 4.0.0.0
    Win32 Version: 4.0.30319.269 (RTMGDR.030319-2600)
    CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/Microsoft.NET/Framework/v4.0.30319/mscorlib.dll
    —————————————-
    ME3Coalesced
    Assembly Version: 1.2.4433.9729
    Win32 Version: 1.2.4433.9729
    CodeBase: file:///C:/Users/Muhammad%20sohail/Downloads/New%20folder/me3/ME3Coalesced.exe
    —————————————-
    System.Windows.Forms
    Assembly Version: 4.0.0.0
    Win32 Version: 4.0.30319.278 built by: RTMGDR
    CodeBase: file:///C:/windows/Microsoft.Net/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Windows.Forms/v4.0_4.0.0.0__b77a5c561934e089/System.Windows.Forms.dll
    —————————————-
    System.Drawing
    Assembly Version: 4.0.0.0
    Win32 Version: 4.0.30319.282 built by: RTMGDR
    CodeBase: file:///C:/windows/Microsoft.Net/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Drawing/v4.0_4.0.0.0__b03f5f7f11d50a3a/System.Drawing.dll
    —————————————-
    System
    Assembly Version: 4.0.0.0
    Win32 Version: 4.0.30319.269 built by: RTMGDR
    CodeBase: file:///C:/windows/Microsoft.Net/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System/v4.0_4.0.0.0__b77a5c561934e089/System.dll
    —————————————-
    Accessibility
    Assembly Version: 4.0.0.0
    Win32 Version: 4.0.30319.1 built by: RTMRel
    CodeBase: file:///C:/windows/Microsoft.Net/assembly/GAC_MSIL/Accessibility/v4.0_4.0.0.0__b03f5f7f11d50a3a/Accessibility.dll
    —————————————-

    ************** JIT Debugging **************
    To enable just-in-time (JIT) debugging, the .config file for this
    application or computer (machine.config) must have the
    jitDebugging value set in the system.windows.forms section.
    The application must also be compiled with debugging
    enabled.

    For example:

    When JIT debugging is enabled, any unhandled exception
    will be sent to the JIT debugger registered on the computer
    rather than be handled by this dialog box.

  38. hey i was just wondering i want to make shephard’s adept singularity instant and have a big radius any ideas? would really appreciate it ๐Ÿ™‚

  39. Can you make a version 1.3 my coalesced.bin wont work

  40. Getting the same error Denny is getting… ๐Ÿ™

  41. Hey Monochrome:

    First and foremost, THANK YOU for taking the time to create such a handy utility! The only issue I’ve noticed is that version 1.2 MAY not be completely compatible with DLC .bin files, specifically the Default_DLC_HEN_PR.bin file, which is part of the Default.sfar file ( From Ashes DLC ). I’m able to open, edit, and save the aforementioned .bin file using your utility, but when I repack the modified .bin into the Default.sfar file, EA’s servers refuse to recognize the DLC. I’m not a programmer, so this is way out of my area of expertise. Have you heard about this issue before?

  42. For those who still have problem with error …

    pls help me I installed Me3 and when I try to open coalesced.bin the window appear containing (unhandled exception has occurred in your application. if you click to continue the application will ignore this error and attempt to continue . ) and if I continue nothing is happen just blanck window of me3

    I am using window 7 home premium
    pls help me

    detail of error is this:-
    See the end of this message for details on invoking
    just-in-time (JIT) debugging instead of this dialog box.

    ************** Exception Text **************
    System.UnauthorizedAccessException: Access to the path โ€˜C:\Program Files (x86)\Mass Effect 3\Mass Effect 3\BIOGame\CookedPCConsole\Coalesced.bin.originalโ€™ is denied.
    at System.IO.__Error.WinIOError(Int32 errorCode, String maybeFullPath)
    at System.IO.File.InternalCopy(String sourceFileName, String destFileName, Boolean overwrite)
    at System.IO.File.Copy(String sourceFileName, String destFileName)
    at ME3Coalesced.MainForm.openToolStripMenuItem_Click(Object sender, EventArgs e)
    at System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripItem.RaiseEvent(Object key, EventArgs e)
    at System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripMenuItem.OnClick(EventArgs e)
    at System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripItem.HandleClick(EventArgs e)
    at System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripItem.HandleMouseUp(MouseEventArgs e)
    at System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripItem.FireEventInteractive(EventArgs e, ToolStripItemEventType met)
    at System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripItem.FireEvent(EventArgs e, ToolStripItemEventType met)
    at System.Windows.Forms.ToolStrip.OnMouseUp(MouseEventArgs mea)
    at System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripDropDown.OnMouseUp(MouseEventArgs mea)
    at System.Windows.Forms.Control.WmMouseUp(Message& m, MouseButtons button, Int32 clicks)
    at System.Windows.Forms.Control.WndProc(Message& m)
    at System.Windows.Forms.ScrollableControl.WndProc(Message& m)
    at System.Windows.Forms.ToolStrip.WndProc(Message& m)
    at System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripDropDown.WndProc(Message& m)
    at System.Windows.Forms.Control.ControlNativeWindow.OnMessage(Message& m)
    at System.Windows.Forms.Control.ControlNativeWindow.WndProc(Message& m)
    at System.Windows.Forms.NativeWindow.Callback(IntPtr hWnd, Int32 msg, IntPtr wparam, IntPtr lparam)

    and bla bla bla.

    My sugestion is RIGHT CLICK THE FILE “COALESED.BIN”, and then Uncheck the attributes “READ ONLY” then click OK or APPLY. You can’t edit the file when the read only is on. After that you can open it with the ME3coalesed software. Version 1.2 is better. Have a nice editing. ๐Ÿ™‚

  43. Having the same problem as Mark and Denny, tried what Didiet say but still can’t open the coalesced.bin, somebody help?

  44. I’m trying to modify the ME2 romance options for my ME3 save.
    On my 1st play through I played with Femshep, with an ME2 save imported from MassEffect2Saves.com (because I originally played ME1&2 on my Xbox, while I’m playing ME3 on my PC). The romance options were Liara (me1) and Garrus (me2) because that mirrored my actual selection. After completing my first playthrough I decided for my second playthrough for Shep to be a dude. Using Gibbed’s Save game editor I created a new career from my FemShep save, then altered the gender. Everything seemed fine.

    [[Semi-Spoiler]]

    Then, once Garrus rejoins the team and I talk with him on the Normandy, Shep’s dialog goes silent with subtitles from FemShep, and Garrus’ dialog is identical for the FemShep romance-reunion-breakup.

    [[Semi-Spoiler-End]]

    What can I do to change this? Gibbed doesn’t seem to delve that deep, and after checking out their FAQ page I was directed to http://pastebin.com/raw.php?i=zv8mxcxs . There’s a line of code in the Coalesced that references the romance with Garrus, but I’m not sure if it’s a universal setting because it doesn’t seem to differ from the other character entries in terms of a true or false setting for my Shep.

    GarrusRomanced, PlotIDSet=(5207), PlotIDClear=(), PlotInts=((ID=270,V=5)),PlotCond=((C=233,T=780),(C=231,T=779))

    Any thoughts? Believe it or not I’m not going to progress my DudeShep beyond this point because I don’t want Garrus getting any ideas. ๐Ÿ™‚

  45. When I open the program, it’s empty. How do I get the files to show up.
    Thanks!

  46. If you can’t open the coalesed.bin, you maybe haven’t upgrade your framework.net to 4.0. Upgrade your framework4.0, and then right click to bring the file properties to uncheck read only file coalesed.bin in the folder /biogame/cookedPCconsole and then apply or ok. I was having the same error for the first time. Some said that I have to run admin to get the editor software to open. And I did all that. I don’t know which one it works but it works. (sigh)

    And where do I find player health and shield hitpoints in coalesed.bin?
    And what can I edit to change weapon like argus, mattock, valkrye to burst like automatic fire revenant?
    How to put additional biotic skills on Normandy Med Bay? (I wish there are more like Slam, Throw, Singularity although I choose to become Soldier)

    Thanks before.

  47. I haven’t read through all the replies but for those with Windows 7 getting the Access Denied error:

    Right Click on Coalesced.exe and select “Run as Administrator”

    It will work then.

    Jon.

  48. Hello,

    I have inputted the key bindings as required but now I am unsure how to activate. When I type in God in the console, it doesn’t seem to work . I have typed ( Name=”NumPadNine”, Command=”God” ) in the coalesced.bin utility, does this mean I am to open the console with the tilde key and press the keypad 9 rather than typing god?

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