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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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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 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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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 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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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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Stuck at “Attack at Nightfall”

I am currently doing the "Attack at Nightfall" part at Redcliffe. I've done phase two but the script seems to have gotten stuck. Now there is a constant wave of only two undead spawning. Once I kill ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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How can I remap the numpad keys to select conversation responses?

In Dragon Age on the PC, the number keys (1, 2, 3, ...) are used to select responses during a conversation. The numpad keys (the 0-9 keys on the right side of the keyboard) don't work for this, even ...
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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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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) and as i was in combat at the time, i waited until i had killed all the ...
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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 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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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 happened to my face?

I bought Dragon Age: Origins -- Ultimate Edition, and installed it on my computer. Registered the game, registered the DLC it comes with, and go to create a new character. Male humans apparently ...
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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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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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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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Is it possible to see how much your companions approve of you?

In Dragon Age: Origins, you get a little heart notification every time one of your NPC companions changes their feelings towards you. Is there a way to see what your current approval level is with ...
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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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Is there any benefit to maxing out a branch of magic/abilities?

Whenever you level up and choose a new ability or spell for your character, a bar above that particular "school" goes up (ie. Creation/Primal/Spirit/Entropy for mages, Two Weapons, Sword and Shield, ...