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Is there a respec mechanism in Dragon Age: Origins?

I'm starting to regret some earlier decisions regarding my skills and talents. Is there some sort of respec mechanism that I can find later in the game? Alternatively, are there mods for this?
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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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Why do lyrium veins heal you when the codex says they are fatal?

The codex entry on lyrium says the following: Even though dwarves have a natural resistance, raw lyrium is dangerous for all but the most experienced of the Mining Caste to handle. Even for ...
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How can I effectively build Wynne as a healer?

I've been going around on the internet and the builds they give for Healer Wynne are not really preferable. I wanted to build Wynne that would focus more on healing and providing buffs for the team. ...
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Can I unlock all the specializations from the start of the game?

Is there a way (cheat and/or mod, savegame) to unlock all specializations in the first game run?
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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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Use Dragon Age Origins character created before save checkpoint in new game

I created a character using the character creator in Dragon Age Origins, but when I got to the tutorial, certain controls weren't working and I quit the game (no save checkpoints were reached). I can ...
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when importing saves in DA:O to DA2

When im importing save from DA:O(even had other 3 "major" DLC's) there are some inconsistency in story. is there intentionally or another bug the dragon age has? for examples: it says in the import ...
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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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Does being a Blood Mage make everyone hate you?

Blood Mages are almost universally hated in Dragon Age Origins. Does choosing that specialization affect the story line? Will people hate me if I pick it?
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Are there any additional quests/expansions for Dragon Age that are not developed by Bioware?

After a whole year, and before Dragon Age 2, I am having a second playthrough. I would love to add some additional content to spice up a bit the fun, and I was hoping for some extra developed by some ...
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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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Can Somebody List the Romance-Starting Dialogues for Alistair?

I want to harden him as well as relationship him, but I looked on the wiki and from a once-over it appears I've screwed up most of my options except the one I'd harden him during... So can somebody ...
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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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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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What are some recommendations for mage character builds?

More than other character types, the large variety of spells available in Dragon Age really make it hard for me to choose. Does anyone have recommendations for mage character builds that offer spells ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Is there a single mod that fixes many bugs in Dragon Age Origins?

The latest Dragon Age version for PC seems to still have a respectable number of bugs: http://dragonage.wikia.com/wiki/Category:Bugs I've seen some mods that can fix this or that bug, but I'm ...
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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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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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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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What is the effect of donating to Allied Supply Crates?

In Dragon Age Origins, I've been recruiting factions and they now appear at my camp, along with Allied Supply Crates. I'm aware that you get XP for donating, but aside from that am wondering what the ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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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Play Dragon age Awakening non steam version with the Dragon Age:Origins steam version?

Is this possible? I did research, and I found multiple people on forums saying that this is possible, but they don't explain how.
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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 possible to defeat Flemeth in DA:O without any mages?

I did the mage tower quest early on, and ended up unwittingly killing Wynne. My player is a warrior. This essentially means that when I go to fight Flemeth, my only party choices are warrior and rogue ...
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Most effective class in Dragon Age Origins

I've been playing Dragon Age Origins for a long time now, and it seems that every encounter one of my team dies. Am I doing something wrong? What is the best possible class to play in order to ...
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Gifts and Party Members

I am finding a slew of gifts throughout my journeys. Which ones are most appropriate for which party members?
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Can you… get it on… with anyone or just certain characters?

In Dragon Age: Origins, is it possible to seduce anyone or are there only certain characters that each character is able to seduce? I noticed that my female mage was able to start flirting with a ...
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Are subtitles available in Dragon Age Origins?

While I possess a wonderful pair of speakers, I find that with their period accent, some of the NPCs in Dragon Age are woefully misunderstood (by me). I know that there are some captions in this game ...
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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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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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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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Do I need to level up all of the characters in my party?

In DA:O, is there any reason that I need to level up all of my characters to near the same level? I.e. are there any quests that require a certain character be in the party, and which will be ...
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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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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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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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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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In DragonAge: Origins, is there a way to increase the maximum zoom level?

I find the overhead view in DragonAge useful for commanding my party members during harder battles. The problem is that the maximum height is very low, so you can't see very far in this mode. Is ...