Mass Effect 3 Server Emulator / Private Server
Discord Server (discord.gg/yvycWW8RgR) Website (pocket-relay.pages.dev)
📌 Update Notice If you are updating from a version lower than 0.3 you will need to delete the app.db file before launching or else the server will not work
Pocket Relay Is a custom implementation of the Mass Effect 3 multiplayer servers all bundled into a easy to use server with a Dashboard for managing accounts and inventories.
With Pocket Relay you can play Mass Effect 3 multiplayer offline by yourself, over LAN, or even over WAN as a public server
📌 EA / BioWare Notice
The Pocket Relay software in all its forms are in no way or form supported, endorsed, or provided by BioWare or Electronic Arts.
📖 Starting your own server
For guides check out the Website (pocket-relay.pages.dev) or refer directly to the Server Setup Guide
Below is a table of the download links for the different platforms and server types
The SQLite version of Pocket Relay this version requires no additional database setup and is the ideal choice for most
In order to configure the server such as changing the ports you can see the configuration documentation Here (docs/CONFIG.md)
- Origin Support This server supports Origin / EA Launcher copies of the game through its fetching system. As long as the official servers are still available and you have internet access the server will connect to the official servers to authorize Origin accounts. This behavior can be disabled using the
- Origin Fetching Along with supporting Origin authentication your player data from the official servers can also be loaded for those logging into Origin accounts. This behavior can be disabled using the
- Portable & Platform Independent This server can be run on most hardware and software due to its low requirements and custom
implementations of lots of required portions allowing you to run it
on Windows, Linux, etc. Note the server will store the player data and logging in a folder named
datain the same folder as the exe
- Cracked Support This server supports cracked Mass Effect 3 copies so you can play on the server using them.
- Docker Support This server includes a
Dockerfileso that it can be run in a containerized environment. The server uses a small alpine linux container to run inside
- Dashboard The server includes a management dashboard
- This includes leaderboards displays
- Allowing players to edit their username, email, and password
- Deleting and managing accounts
- Viewing running games
- Inventory editing for admins (Weapons, Classes, Characters, etc)
- View server logs as super admin
🚀 Manual Building
Instructions for building the server can be found Here
Note: Building the server can be quite a heavy load on your computer
Below are some screenshots of the included dashboard. You can access the dashboard by visting the server connection URL this URL will be present in the server logs / output upon launching.
If you are running the server on the same computer you can access the dashboard using http://localhost
⛔️ Known Issues
Host Migration Host migration is partially working however it only currently works for a single player. If there is more than one player in the game when host migration occurs currently all the other players get booted from the game except for the new host. This also causes the game to become un-joinable for other players.
Host migration is a fixable issue it just needs more testing and experimenting
Inital connection failure on menu when using cracked game When connecting to the server for the first time when you've originally logged into the official servers you will be given a connection error screen. You can just press okay on this error this is because the server couldn't authenticate you using a session token that was for the original server. Once you're on the main menu you can push the button on the terminal or the "Multiplayer" button and you will be taken to a login screen where you can create a new account with Pocket Relay.
The only way to solve this issue would be to delete or move the Local_Profile.sav file whenever switching servers in order to clear the token.
Account creation crash Sometimes when attempting to create a new account the Mass Effect client will crash. The cause for this is not yet known but restarting the game and attempting to create an account again usually works.
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