Getting Nude Shepard in Mass Effect 1

Manual Nude Shepard Mod for ME1
Written By Phillip

This male Shepard nude mod switches and renames files to use the sex scene nude body in place of armor. It’s only a Ken doll look (just a wide bulge where the junk should be), and it does not work all the time. Sometimes the armor will appear without a texture (looks jet black). Kaidan isn’t nude for me, he’s got jet black armor. Also, you will not be nude on the Normandy. If anyone has any ideas on how to make this mod function better, or to add genital meshes/textures, let me know.

There is no unofficial or illegitimate downloading required for this mod. In fact you will be creating this mod yourself, readme and all. If someone wants to make a nice downloadable mod package, nothing’s stopping you.

1. Install Mass Effect on your PC.
Obviously this isn’t possible on console versions, thus the PC gaming master race prevails. I used the disc version, but I don’t see why Amazon, Steam or Origin versions wouldn’t work.

2. Patch Mass Effect.
Download patches 1.01a and 1.02 and install. If you want, you can download Bring Down the Sky DLC.

3. Organize.
This is important so you don’t fuck it up later. In the Mass Effect install directory

C:\Program Files\Mass Effect\

Create folders inside one another to make the following directories:




4. Back up the original male armor files.
Open the directory:

Mass Effect\BioGame\CookedPC\Packages\GameObjects\Characters\Humanoids\HumanMale

and find the following files:

  • BIO_HMM_ARM_HVY_R.upk,

Copy these files into:

Mass Effect\mods\nudemod\backup\BioGame\CookedPC\Packages\GameObjects\Characters\Humanoids\HumanMale

Now they are backed up and you know from the path where to put them back if things go wrong or the nude is not for you. You can just copy the BioGame folder from the mods folder right into the Mass Effect install folder and it will overwrite the nude mod.

5. Copy the male nude file over to the mods folder.
Navigate to:

Mass Effect\BioGame\CookedPC\Packages\GameObjects\Characters\Humanoids\HumanMale

and copy the file:

  • BIO_HMM_ARM_NKD_R.upk.

Paste it into:

Mass Effect\mods\nudemod

6. Repeatedly paste and rename the BIO_HMM_ARM_NKD_R.upk to create nude versions of the armor files.

Rename BIO_HMM_ARM_NKD_R.upk  as these three files below:

  • BIO_HMM_ARM_HVY_R.upk,

7. Copy and overwrite.

Copy and paste the 3 files you just created into:

Mass Effect\mods\BioGame\CookedPC\Packages\GameObjects\Characters\Humanoids\HumanMale

and choose to replace/overwrite the old armor files.

8. Open Notepad and create a readme file.
In the Start Menu, navigate to All Programs > Accessories > Notepad. Copy the following enclosed text and paste it into Notepad:
Mass Effect Male Shepard Nude Mod
Install: Copy the BioGame folder and its content to the Mass Effect install directory. Overwrite/replace when prompted to do so.

Uninstall: Open the backup folder. Copy the BioGame folder and its content to the Mass Effect install directory. Overwrite/replace when prompted to do so.
Navigate to File > Save As… and navigate to the Mass Effect/mods/nudemod folder. Save the file as readme.txt

9. Restart/Start the Mass Effect game and voila! Enjoy your naked male Shepard.

3 Responses to “Getting Nude Shepard in Mass Effect 1”

  1. Phillip October 5, 2012 at 3:45 pm #

    Thanks for sharing! 😀

  2. Fixerbear November 3, 2012 at 5:54 pm #

    Wow, they totally Ken-Dolled the poor boy.
    Didn’t leave a hole open for peeing or pooping I bet.
    (Unless he’s got a peel-back pouch flap hidden there)

    On the other hand, if you’re going to be wearing hard-to-remove heavy armor all day long, I suppose they might have to lop something off to minimize the whole “Trenchrot” issues with sweating in a heavy suit.

  3. Andy November 9, 2012 at 5:40 am #

    Shame there doesn’t appear to be any sexy male mods for ME3 even though someone was able to make all the females nude in the first couple of weeks.

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