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

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Shouldn't all the dwarves in the dwarven army that fought in the fifth blight become casteless?

I mean, their whole society shuns ever going to the surface, to the point that even taking a glimpse at the sky could make a dwarf casteless. So, shouldn't every single dwarf that went to the surface ...
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Is there a way to increase the maximum zoom level?

I find the overhead view in Dragon Age: Origins 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 ...
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Why is Dragon Age randomly freezing?

Well actually Dragon Age is a pretty nice game, but it is freezing pretty often: i.e. i have to push the reset-button. Some pixels get weird colors and the sound gets in a loop. I ... installed the ...
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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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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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Dragon Age Origins Ultimate Edition not saving

I've installed Dragon Age Origins Ultimate Edition in my PC (Windows 10). The installation was successful and the game works fine. I saved and quit the game after playing 1 hour. When I again launched ...
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What is the effect of every button in the Gauntlet Bridge Puzzle of Dragon Age:Origins?

In Dragon Age, there is a mini-game related to the quest for retrieving the Sacred Urn of Andraste's Ashes from an ancient temple. The mini-game is known online as Gauntlet Bridge Puzzle, and it ...
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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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Physical resistance vs. Armor vs. Defence

I'm playing Dragon Age: Origins for the first time. I'm trying to build both Alistair and my character as tanks and so I was wondering which of the three of these are more important: armor, physical ...
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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 I change my character's voice after starting the game?

I created a character in Dragon Age: Origins and played with it for a bit. I like how it was built, but forgot to change the voice and I don't like it. Is there any way that I can change it without ...
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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 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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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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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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Blue smoke surrounding me in Dragon Age: Origins

I just successfully defended Redcliffe in Dragon Age Origins as a Mage. I noticed that there is some blue smoke surrounding me, but looking at my 'modifiers' the only thing I can see is 'coughing ...
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Is there a purpose to the scene where Dog finds a kid in Denerim?

In Dragon Age: Origins, there is a scene where Dog finds a boy in Denerim. (Note that despite the video title, there are no spoilers). Is there a purpose to 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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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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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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Can you upload Dragon Age Origins data into Dragon Age 2 on a different system?

I beat DAO on my ps3 and I'm moving in a couple months. I am unable to bring my ps3 with me so I will have to buy a different one. If I buy DA2, can I upload the DAO data to my DA2 on this different ...
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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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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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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 dwarves,...
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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 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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Are there any additional quests/expansions for Dragon Age that are not developed by Bioware? [closed]

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 dark-...
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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 ...