Mass Effect 2
In fact the only change to the game has been to rename MassEffect2.exe to ME2game.exe and put a new MassEffect2.exe which carries the activation details.
That way you can't just rename or copy ME2game.exe into MassEffect2.exe because the license won't load and then the game won't start..
Proposed Solution: I just found a neat and easy little workaround for anyone interested. You can just download a nocd version of MassEffect2.exe v1.02 and replace the pesky launcher executable (i recommend just renaming it) with the new file. That way you still retain online connectivity for your legal copy while being able to use the old retail trainer.
Note: if you want to upload your saves to origin's cloud storage you'll have to simply save your game, exit the game, return your old MassEffect2.exe to its place and run it. When Origin asks you which saves to keep you just click on Local Storage and you're set. Hope this helps guys! Worked like a charm for me..
[Edited by tentax, 4/26/2014 2:00:08 PM]
[Edited by tentax, 4/26/2014 2:01:21 PM]
the way the DLC and ea has changed the game they are now pretty much forcing origin. if there will not be one retire the game... i really wish you would update it one more time for origin and the games changing.
[Edited by gambara29, 9/3/2014 12:49:14 AM]
Sorry for my English, it's not my fault, it's all google))
[Edited by Harlan85, 12/4/2014 6:38:54 AM]
[Edited by Harlan85, 12/4/2014 6:39:41 AM]
Rename MassEffect.EXE/PAR to ME2.EXE/PAR - Rename ME2Game.EXE/PAR MassEffect2.EXE/PAR - Launch with MassEffect.EXE - should work for those with the ME2Game.EXE issues on ORIGIN.
I have tested most of the trainer functions (but not all) - unlimited fuel/health/squad health/easy hack/unlimited ammo all working.