Dark Souls by From Software is the spiritual successor to Demon's Souls. The game is a dungeon crawler with an emphasis on its high difficulty levels and punishing the careless player. It is well known for its taunting trailers, telling the player to "Prepare to Die". Published by Namco Bandai for ...

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Which DLC or editions of Dark Souls are available for different platforms?

I own DarkSouls for the PS3 and I understand there is a DLC however on my PC i saw a Dark Souls Prepare to Die Edition. Is the prepare to die edition the same thing i have with a DLC? Can someone ...
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Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition (PC) Audio is not workin

The in-game audio is not working at all, no music in the menus, no effects or nothing while playing (Microsoft Live sound does work, though). This is the environment: Steam client Windows 8 64 bits ...
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Warping to certain bonfires?

how can I not warp to certain bonfires throughout the game it seems to vary which bonfires each different game... I may be wrong but do they need to be kindled for you to be able to warp to them or is ...
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How can I stop this guy from killing me?

After the first boss, you enter a new level (Firelink Shrine) and there is a knight sitting on a log nearby. I attacked this knight a few times and that apparently made him mad, so he killed me. Now ...
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Best gear progression for Wanderer class

I have recently started Dark souls with a Wanderer class and I am wondering what the best gear progression is for Wanderers. I am playing with dexterity and strength as my focus. So basically I want ...
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Defeating Moonlight Butterfly in Dark Souls

I am really having trouble defeating the moth boss in Dark Souls, I am using a melee character and its attacks go right through my shield, how can I best avoid damage?
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What is the easiest way to maximise your drop rate?

I often find that my drop rates are really low is the best way to increase it to gain lots of humanity and stay human or is it to constantly have the Gold covetous Serpent ring equipped? is there any ...
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How do I acquire the full armour of thorns set?

I've been looking around the world for ages to bump into the guy who uses the armour of thorns (Kirk, Knight of Thorns). I know I have to be in human form and that he appears before certain bosses. ...
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Is there any story justification for “traversing the white light”?

After sinking many hours into Dark Souls, I've come to the realization that the story is actually very complex, even if it's hidden or muddied most of the time. Even the multiplayer aspects of the ...
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Playing coop with friends

I am thinking about purchasing Dark Souls to play with friends (primarily playing together and not alone). I have read that a soapstone is needed to actually play co-op. How long into the game can I ...
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Why am I getting less souls than other players on dark souls?

I was watching a walk-through of the game and noticed that the player I was watching was somehow getting more souls for each kill. Anyone know how I could do this?
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Are there Dark Souls servers?

From what I understood, Demon's Souls had servers thus why they originally were going to shut down the servers [1]. However from what I hear, Dark Souls is P2P based. Is this true, and if so why does ...
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Titanite Slab farming

I've been looking around online for information concerning where I can farm Titanite slabs., yet all of the information I have found is outdated as the newer versions tend to change quite a few ...
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Dark Souls retail version to Steam?

Is it possible, to register Dark Souls CD key from retail version (Box) on Steam (I don't want just add it to steam library but to account as other steam games)? Box version is really nice, so I'm ...
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Upgrading Uchigatana +11 [duplicate]

I am lvl 87 and trying to upgrade my from Uchigatana +10 to Uchigatana +11. After checking the giant smith in anor londo and the smith in undead parish, none of them offered me to upgrade to 11. I am ...
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Where is a list of keycode values to use in DarkSouls.ini?

Dark Souls does not allow binding of many common keys via the user interface. There are guides for the number keys, but no guides for other keys. Specifically, I have a Dvorak keyboard, and would like ...
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Why can't I load the Artorias of the Abyss DLC?

When I try to load the game, along with the Artorias of the Abyss DLC, to play offline, I receive an error stating the DLC failed to load properly and that I will not have access to that content or to ...
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Dark Souls PC FPS drops - can I fix that at all?

My configuration: Mac machine using Win 7 with Bootcamp, ATI Radeon HD 6490m display adapter. And the game runs horribly, compared to what I see for consoles. I tried different things, most notably ...
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How do I get to the new area(s) in the Prepare to Die edition?

I originally played through Dark Souls on the PS3 and now am playing the Prepare to Die edition on the PC. I've gotten to the point where all I have left to do is kill Lord Gwyn, but I haven't ...
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What is the highest damage weapon usable by a Soul Level 1 Pyromancer?

I'm currently working my way through a Soul Level 1 playthrough of Dark Souls. I'm using the Pyromancer class, since that is the only class that starts at SL1. Because I'm not leveling my character, ...
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Is soul farming necessary in Dark Souls?

Either for leveling up or to upgrade weapons. Perhaps it depends on playstyle/class as well? By "not necessary", I mean you gain souls in the normal course of trying to play through the game. Instead ...
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How do I get the item outside of the chapel above the Blacksmith Andrei?

Above the Blacksmith Andrei, there is a small chapel with a podium or altar. (I'm not talking about the chapel with the Balder Knights and the Fire Keeper Soul.) To the right of that altar there is ...
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What are the best levels to be to help out as a sunbro?

I've tried helping people out for the Gargoyles boss at levels 11, 12, 13 and all the way up to 20 and it seems like it's just SUPER rare to get someone who needs help (as opposed to invading...) At ...
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How did this invasion happen?

I'm a SL11 and managed to invade a guy in undead parish who was wearing full Havel's and carrying Black Knight Sword. I get where he got Havel's from, but how can a 11 +-10% use the black knight ...
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How to get to the third giant in Sen's Fortress in Dark Souls?

There is a respawning giant who is loading the boulders into the system, and there's also a giant throwing exploding balls onto platforms on the top of Sen's Fortress. Somewhere around that area you ...
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Dark souls PC controls - Help with aiming and switching between weapons

After watching a youtube video I realised three things: That console players can aim, and lock on targets. Can PC players, and if so, how? That you can switch between weapon sets with the press of a ...
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How to survive the curse-frogs in Dark Souls?

I am in the depths, fell down a hole and died to a curse when three frog things pounced. Is there a way to block the fog, or do you just have to kill them before they burp it up?
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Is it possible to kill Ornstein and Smough at the same time?

I know when you kill one the other will absorb him and regain all health and get some new abilities. This leads to the strategy of focusing one quickly while "ignoring" the other. My question is, if ...
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Is it possible to to mess up a character build in Dark Souls?

I just barely beat the two gargoyles in Dark Souls. I'm using the Zweihander sword I found in firelink shrine and for that I needed to get STR to 24. I like the idea of playing a STR-heavy character, ...
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Place files into the Steam downloads folder instead of re-downloading them?

I recently bought Dark Souls on Steam. I already have the two hefty 1.5Gb files that make for the bulk of the game and I really don't want to download them at 100kb/s. I found the folder where Steam ...
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How should I spend souls to improve pyromancer

I'm playing as a pyromancer in Dark Souls and am still near the beginning of the game (In the Depths). I'm not really sure how to improve my character however whenever I get a lot of souls (10k+ or ...
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Unable to co-op in the forest after first boss

On the PC, my friend and I entered the forest for the first time and used the White Soapstone to co-op (my friend hosted). We progressed and defeated the Butterfly, and thus I was returned back to my ...
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How do I get my Xbox 360 Controller to work with Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition?

Just picked up this game today and I would much rather play it with my Xbox 360 controller. I'm having quite a bit of trouble however due to the fact that although I have my controller connected and ...
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What is the difference between Dark Souls on Steam and Games for Windows Live?

What is the difference between Steam and Games for Windows Live versions of Dark Souls? I'm not sure, but I read somewhere that Steam version is also connected with GFWL. I'm asking because my ...
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Chest or corpse with three Souvenirs of reprisal

I am fairly sure somewhere in Dark souls there is a chest or corpse with three souvenirs of reprisal on it. Similar to how you can find 3 sunlight medals in Anor Londo. However I can't remember where ...
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Is it possible to complete Dark Souls without leveling?

One of the things that have always irked me about the Dark Souls games is the ability to store up souls, and effectively grind your way past a certain point by leveling up indefinitely. Accumulated ...
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Steam version of Dark Souls and GTA 4 crash on Windows 8

Is there a way to play Dark Souls on Windows 8 RTM? Think it crushes because of games for windows live client.. UPD: found the answer here. see Q. Dark Souls crashes and has a reference to XLive.dll, ...
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Dark Souls P2DE: Trainer Laurientus

By chance, I told him where I learnt chaos magic ( chaos covenant ), but I didn't learn all spells from him, is there any possibility to learn it somewhere else ?
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What are the equivalent PC keyboard keys and mouse buttons of the Xbox 360 game controller buttons shown on the screen?

The PC port of Dark Souls shows Xbox 360 game controller buttons on its in-game messages and the UI. However, I'm playing with a mouse and a keyboard. This makes learning the controls a bit awkward. ...
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How to do a plunging attack?

I'm playing through Dark Souls on the PC. I'm a bit stuck on the first boss, the Asylum Demon. I don't seem to be able to successfully do the plunging attack when I dive off the platform. So I'm ...
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Will I lose my humanity if I die as a phantom?

I would like to help some players out, but I currently have 5 humanity active and I don't want to lose it. Will I lose my humanity if I die as a phantom in another players world?
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Dark Souls P2DE: Little shining worm

I'm playing Dark Souls on PC. I'm after fight with demon taurus. I've got 2 questions. First is that I destroyed some barrels in tower which leds to him, and I noticed little shiny worm, I killed it ...
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How do I play with a full resolution?

My PC runs at a 1440x900 resolution. In the Dark Souls options page, I do not see that resolution listed. I tried picking the next resolution down, but it creates black lines at the top and bottom of ...
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I can't get the Knight's Honor trophy

Knight's Honor trophy will not come up. I've looked all over the net and I have all the weapons. Can someone give me the full list of what they are, please? I need to know if the trophy is glitched or ...
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Got all sorceries, but didn't win the Trophy

Here's some other information I can add: In this playthrough I used the Bottomless Box trick; I won the Pyromancies Trophy without having all pyromancies with this char. I have all sorceries from ...
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Is Red Eye Orb only usable while in Darkwraith covenant?

Is Red Eye Orb only usable while in Darkwraith covenant?
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Does the Drake Sword in Dark Souls not scale with any stats?

I picked up the Drake Sword near the start of the game. It's been great up until now, made the game nowhere near as hard as it would have been without it, it does like 200 damage and it doesn't weigh ...
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How do you provide hints in Dark Souls

In Demon Souls you could just press select (I think) and add your selected message. I would like to know how to do it though because I like everyone's help and feel bad at not being able to provide ...
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Natural progression from Blighttown

I've just been through Blighttown and defeated Quelaag(sp?) and was just wondering where I should be going next as I have a variety of areas open to me now? Cinematics would suggest that I should go ...
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What effect does upgrading a particular skill have on my character?

I've recently started playing Dark Souls again, and I want to create my character with some knowledge of the skills. What effect does each skill have on my character, and in particular which are ...