A party-based RPG, the spiritual successor to Bioware's Baldur's gate series

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What are the 2 CD keys provided with the Ultimate Edition for?

I've just bought Dragon Age: Origins - Ultimate Edition on Steam. When I launch the game, it gives me 2 CD keys. What are they for? The game's store page says Requires agreement to a 3rd-party ...
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If I import the World State from the Keep will it erase my game progress in DA: I?

I already started DA:I last night. But I did the Keep stuff just now. If I import my World State will it erase my current save from last night and will I have to restart my game or will it not affect ...
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Dragon Age Origins and Dragon Age 2 Alistair (spoilers)

Alright, ill start off with my choices in DAO. This playthrough (combined with what happened in DA2) puzzled my mind. I think for the first time ever i didn't take alistair with me to the Archdemon, ...
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Am I going to regret looting random chests and drawers?

Playing a mage in Dragon Age Origin, I notice that in the mage castle there are potions and lyrium dust everywhere, mostly in various chests and dressers, sparkling lootwise ala WOW. I have been just ...
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How to handle auto-backstab on my rogue party members?

I went mage, but I have heard rogues are OP, but have the problem that they do not auto-backstab. How do I handle this? Is there a way to manually control the rogue to make him backstab turn-based ...
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Do I need an internet connection to play Dragon Age: Origins (PC)

Do I need an internet connection to play Dragon Age: Origins (PC)? If I do, how does it work? Do you basically need a connected computer to play the game at all, or do you just need to connect once ...
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How can I have Leliana disarm traps?

In some battles, I'm getting stuck in traps while Leliana attacks the enemies. How can I ask her to prioritize disarming traps? Or do I need to switch control to her? (I'm playing a mage, so I'm ...
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Is the Keeper class available in the Awakening expansion?

I bought Dragon Age: Origins together with the Awakening expansion. When I started the game, I was given a choice whether I want to start with Dragon Age: Origins or with Awakening. I chose the Dragon ...
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Will Alistair agree to marry Anora even if he is not hardened?

I am trying to get Alistair and Anora to marry each other and let Loghain live at the landsmeet. So before the landsmeet began, I talked to Alistair and he agreed to marry Anora. Anora likewise agreed ...
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Can I Move From Town To Town?

I'm playing my first play through in Dragon Age Origins. I want to get the Duelist Specialization and I realize I can only unlock this by going to Denerim. I've just left Lothering thinking that I ...
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How can I make Dragon Age launch?

I bought Dragon Age: Origins - Ultimate Edition on Steam in the recent sale. When I try to run the game from Steam, I get the launcher. When I click play from the launcher, the launcher disappears and ...
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How do you defeat the revenants in the Brecilian Forest?

The first time I tried to take them on I was only level 10. Now I returned at level 14 with more tricks up my sleeve and I still can't beat them. They seem to be completely immune to all magic so I ...
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Can't remove the barrier in Brecillian Forest

It's my first playthrough and I'm at Nature of the Beast. Now I helped the Grand Oak and returned his acorn by trading it from the Mad Hermit before I even encountered the barrier. As I understand, ...
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Can your NPC mages become Blood Mages if you are not a mage? (Spoiler)

As I understand, the only way to unlock the Blood Mage specialization is to personally enter the Fade during Arl of Redliffe, something that can only be done if you are a mage Warden. However, I've ...
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Do I have to skip “good” quests with an evil party?

If I have a party of characters who do not really approve of the good guy, do I have to skip quests like A Village Under Siege if I want to keep a high approval of Morrigan?
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Dragon Age: Origins - Strength modifier vs damage

I got one question. I just found two 2-handed weapons: Battleaxe (Red Steel) tier 5 Damage: 14.00 Strength Modifier: 1.10 Maul (Veridium) Tier 4 Damage: 11.70 Strength Modifier: 1.25 Character ...
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Finding total character death count

Is it possible to find out how many times a warden has died? If so, how? (Having to unpack or hex-dump save games is acceptable.)
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What is the purpose of these metal doors in the Circle of Magi tower?

In the Circle of Magi tower, in the Senior Mage Quarters there are metal doors that cannot be picked, or opened otherwise: What is beyond them, and how does one get inside?
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Extreme drop in framerate when playing Dragon Age: Origins for PS3

I'm playing Dragon Age: Origins Ultimate Edition for PS3 with the 1.01 patch installed. Whenever I'm exploring and enter into combat, the game pauses/freezes/the framerate drops to near zero. After ...
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How do I use given gifts?

I've recently started Awakenings on Xbox360 and got Ser Pounce-a-lot. Its description says "Use: This item has a unique power", but I can't figure out how to use it. It's in the Useable Items section ...
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Can friendship be lost after it is gained?

Once I gained friendship with one of my companions, can it be lost? If my approval rate with one companion is at 100, can it be lowered if I do actions that are disapproved by the character? ...
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Dragon Age: Origins Trophies in Awakening

I have played through Origins twice & have still not obtained some trophies. I was wondering if any non-story specific trophies for Origins will pop during a play through of Awakening. To name a ...
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What does the “Low morale” effect on items do in Dragon Age: Origins?

I've come across one or two items with "Low morale" listed as an effect (mainly with the gift-become-items from the Prank DLC), but what does that do to the wearer? I myself would guess that it ...
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How do Dragon Age: Origins Weapon Runes work with damage (fire ice and electric)

While playing Origins, I started thinking about runes, and how they worked on weapons. For example, I have "Maric's Blade" with a +2 damage fire rune. Does that damage come from the weapon's damage ...
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Dragon Age:Origins Lothering Bandits on the Road Quest

When i got to Lothering and attacked the bandits in the quest "Bandits on the Road" one of the options was "Come fight for me, I could use some soldiers" however this is not mentioned on the wiki. ...
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How to disarm traps in Dragon Age: Origins

I was playing Dragon Age:Origins when I came across a trap; however, I was unable to interact with it (other than set it off). As I was in combat at the time, I waited until I had killed all the ...
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How do I access Awakening in the Ultimate Edition of Dragon Age: Origins for PS3?

I have the Ultimate Edition of Dragon Age: Origins for PlayStation 3, which comes with Awakening and all the DLC. I know I'm supposed to access Awakening by starting a new game, but it's not showing ...
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Do I need to own Orgins to play Awakening

I really like DAO, but I am just burrowing it from a friend. I have found DAW for pretty cheap and I want to play it, but am I limited to playing it only while I still have DAO. I know it is an ...
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How do I access the DLC in Dragon Age: Origins?

I recently bought the ultimate edition of Dragon Age: Origins, which includes the Awakening expansion pack and all the DLC. It looks like the DLC is modular and isn't integrated into the game; do I ...
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Does my female character need to “date” Alistar in order to make him king?

I want my female human noble to become queen with Alistar. Do I need to be romancing him at Landsmeet time in order to make him king? (I already know I have to complete his personal quest). Also if I ...
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How can I get an existing DA:O character image uploaded to the BioWare site?

I have an existing DA:O character that I created without logging into the BioWare site. After logging in the charcter data was uploaded but did not include the character images. A web search has ...
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Read XBOX 360 save files on my PC

I have a memory stick that I have placed my DA:O saves files on, but I want to be able to read them on my PC (so I can use the toolset to extract the character settings/image). Unfortunately the ...
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Why are my characters not available for the Witch Hunt DLC?

I have two characters that have finished the game, one of which I romanced with Morrigan during the game. That is the character I want to do the DLC with in case the story is different with a ...
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Can I play Dragon Age 2 without playing Dragon Age Origins? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it worth completing Dragon Age Origins before playing Dragon Age 2? I have played about 3 hours of Dragon Age Origins before I decided that I didn't like it. I read ...
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What is the most efficient way to complete A Paragon of Her Kind in Dragon Age: Origins?

I have a copy of Dragon Age: Origins Ultimate Edition and am just about to start the quest for the Dwarves. I'm trying for a 1.5 playthrough for all the trophies/achievements, which means saves at ...
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How can I change my character's Dragon Age: Origins backstory in Dragon Age 2 without having to replay lots of the game?

I'm at the last chapter of Dragon Age 2 when I read somewhere online that my last choice for the Witch Hunt DLC didn't carry over to DA 2 if I wasn't patched. So I tried recreating my save and ...
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How should I allot my attribute points as a Mage in Dragon Age: Origins?

I'm starting to play Dragon Age: Origins and I want to know if there is a formula available for adding points to attributes of a Mage. For instance, every N levels, add X points to this attribute and ...
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How can I get the least disapproval from Alistair after saving Connor?

I used Jowan's ritual to save Connor, and naturally Alistair is unhappy about it. Off we go to camp, and he confronts me. I've run the conversation tree twice, once getting -24, and once getting -23. ...
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How do I kill the high dragon in Dragon Age: Origins?

I summoned the dragon with the gong in Frostback Mountains. My party consists of my assassin rogue, Alistair as the tank, Sten for off-tank/DPS, and Wynne for heals. All characters are around level 11 ...
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Can I skip time in Dragon Age?

I just made some progress on "The Hungry Deserter" quest in Ostagar and the quest text advises me to continue in the evening: The chest will very likely only be reachable when the Tranquil are ...
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Can you continue a non-steam save in the steam version of the game?

If you're playing a regular installed copy of Dragon Age: Origins, and then you purchase the Steam copy, can you continue with the same character/save game? How can I do it?
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Is it worth completing Dragon Age Origins before playing Dragon Age 2?

Is it worth the extra cost and time it'll take to complete Dragon Age Origins? Is there that much back-story I'll miss out on in Dragon Age 2?
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Skill points in dragon age origins

How many skill points do I receive (as a mage) during the game? I definitely want full coercion, but I would also like Herbalism and maybe combat training. Is herbalism worth it, or should I simply ...
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How do I level up just my attributes in Dragon Age: Origins (PS3)?

Is any one still playing dragon age origins? I need to know how I got stuck leveling up as far as attributes go? I cant level up anymore as it seems to keep me from completing the level up after ...
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How can I maximize my trophy/achievement collection in Dragon Age: Awakening?

I'm playing through Dragon Age: Awakening, and I'd like to maximize my trophy collection while minimizing my play-throughs. Is it possible to get all the trophies in one play-through? Are there any ...
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How do you make the best DPS warrior?

How should I go about building a great DPS warrior? I am playing the default role of a Noble Warrior. Alister is my tank, and I'm using the build and tips from this question. In the end my main group ...
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How do I make Alistair the best sword-and-board tank?

What are the best talent build, skills, specializations, and gear to make Alistair the best sword-and-board tank? Note: I am playing the Dragon Age: Origins - Ultimate Edition. So I have all the DLC ...
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Do you have to kill the High Dragon after the Urn of Sacred Ashes quest?

So I've got my pinch of ashes, and I've got the "I'd like to meet an angry dragon now, please" horn. Having been grilled a couple of times now, I'm curious: Do I have to kill the High Dragon? If I ...
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What class of armor should my party members be wearing?

I'm trying to understand, generally speaking, what types of armor I should be equipping on my party members. Here's what I know: There are several classes of armor: clothing, light, medium, heavy, ...
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In what order should I play the Dragon Age DLC?

I want to finish up playing through Dragon Age: Origins - Awakening and the DLC before Dragon Age 2 comes out. I already have The Stone Prisoner, Warden's Keep, and Return to Ostagar. In what order ...