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

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How can I move my preexisting DA:O mods to a new Windows installation?

Recently I suffered a hardware failure that necessitated a clean install of Windows. I've been wanting to get back into the Dragon Age series so I can come into Inquisition freshly reminded of all the ...
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Does the romance and character interaction in Dragon Age: Origins and Dragon Age: 2 cut off like it does in Dragon Age: Inquisition?

After completing all of the main quests in DA: Inquisition your ties with the characters you love are totally cut off! It was really saddening to find that all of that relationship building with all ...
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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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Who were the physical models and the voice actors used for each party member in Dragon Age?

Many of the party members had face models assigned to them in the design phase. I would like to know who the model each party member is based upon is in all three games and also the voice actor for ...
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What is the impact of our previous story in Dragon Age: Inquisition

I would like to know what is the impact of our story from Dragon Age: Origin or other previous story to Dragon Age: Inquisition. I'm not asking for a list of each impact. I would like to know if the ...
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Can you continue a save from the digital version with the disc version?

I have the digital PSN version of Dragon Age Origins on PS3 as a recent PS Plus title. If I were to start a game on this version and bought the retail "Ultimate Edition" of the game, which includes ...
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I want to be an assassin

I want to be an assassin for my next play through. As a rogue class it looks like either getting high dexterity with minimum cunning to get the skills / equipment you want or high cunning with ...
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What attribute values should I strive for?

I know that part of the game is electing to trade off one thing for another - and this includes attribute values (e.g. higher magic level to gain access to spells and equipment or higher willpower for ...
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Which types of damage for the end game?

For my first game of Dragon Age Origins I'm playing a mage. So far I've concentrated exclusively on dealing two types of damage so I can get to the higher level spells faster. Right now fire is my ...
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Why is my mage “sweating blood”?

I'm about 12 hours into Dragon Age Origins for the first time. During most of the game, my mage has been sweating what appears to be off-colored blood. My daughter explained that this indicates I've ...
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Which are the best companion gifts?

I'm playing Dragon Age Origins for the first time and I've discovered that some gifts work better than others. Some of the companion dialogue has guided me towards giving some gifts (e.g. Alister's ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...