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 expansion, and from my pc days I was able to play the original using the expansion CD. I don't expect that here, but what are the limitation of an expansion on PS3.

  • Do you have a DAO character already on the PS3? – Zero Apr 16 '12 at 15:52
  • Yes, I have the character already, but I have not completed it yet. – kwelch Apr 16 '12 at 16:29
  • I wouldn't recommend burrowing any video games ever. – Emerica. Apr 16 '12 at 17:32
  • Do I need to insert my Origins disk to play Awakening?

If you are only playing Awakening, you do not need to swap discs on any platform. Simply start Dragon Age with your Awakening disc and away you go!

Many more common questions regarding the expansion pack are answered in the source below.

Source here

More information per the source:

On PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 console, start up Dragon Age with the Awakening disc in the drive, then press New Game. Select Awakening campaign icon.

  • How do I import my DA:O character?

To import your Dragon Age: Origins character into Awakening:

For PC:

Select OTHER CAMPAIGNS at the start menu.

Select Dragon Age: Awakening from the list of campaigns.

Select IMPORT FROM ANOTHER MODULE at the next screen.

You will be presented the character from your last played save game. Select IMPORT, or choose ADVANCED to select another save game you wish to use

For Console: To import your Dragon Age: Origins character into Awakening:

Start Dragon Age with the Awakening disc in the drive.

Select NEW GAME at the start menu.

Select the Awakening icon.

At the character creation screen, select IMPORT CHARACTER

Choose save game to import

In all platforms, if the character had not yet reached level 18, they will be elevated to that level instantly.

  • What level do new Grey Wardens start at?

If you create a new Grey Warden for your adventure in Awakening they will start at level 18.

All specialization, attribute, talent and skill points will be unassigned, allowing you to customize your character from the very start.

  • Will my items transfer to Awakening when I import my character?

Most items will import into Awakening from Origins. All items obtained from the Return to Ostagar DLC will transfer. Weapons, armor and other items that are unique to all other DLC releases will not transfer.

Your storage chest at Warden's Keep will not be accessible and items stored in it will not transfer to Awakening. Be sure to go back and retrieve anything you think you might want before importing your character to Awakening. You will have a new storage chest at Vigil Keep once you are in Awakening.

  • Do I have to complete the base game to import my character?

No. You do not have to complete the base game to import your character. However completing Dragon Age: Origins may open different options for your character in Awakening.

When I try to install my Awakening expansion the auto-installer freezes and returns an "Installation Failed" message.

There is a potential workaround, which can be found in the Dragon Age Customer Support Site: http://help.dragonage.com/cgi-bin/eadragonage.cfg/php/enduser/std_adp.php?&p_faqid=46545

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  • So I only need the disk for the part of the story that I want to play? Do I need to beat Origins before moving to Awakening? Is it import only or does it start with the level I am on. – kwelch Apr 16 '12 at 16:28
  • Correct. & You can import a character in the menu system of Awakening for all characters over the level of 18. Otherwise, if you select new game it will generate a new character for you with the level 18. See my edit for more information from that source. – Zero Apr 16 '12 at 16:53
  • Perfect that is exactly what I needed to know. Thanks! – kwelch Apr 16 '12 at 16:55
  • Anytime, hope it helped :) – Zero Apr 16 '12 at 16:55
  • Do you even need to have origins to play awakening? If I can create someone from scratch do you even need to have DAO to play DAW? I would assume that is used some of the same game data so you would at least need it installed on the console? – kwelch Apr 16 '12 at 17:51

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