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In the "urn of Ashes" quest I can't figure out how to get over the hole to the alter, Has anyone gotten that far an if so, how the bloody heck did you do it?!
***Note: Do it with three players, as you will need one final character to cross the hole, as the whole bridge will not appear until you get one charater over***
Quicksave (f5), then move around individual people until the first and second platforms appear. If the platform disappears or become incorporeal, move that player back onto the tile he/she was just on and attempt to move another character. Once you know which characters to move to make the next platform work, Quickload (f9) and move your players onto the correct tiles.
Once both the first and second platforms are available to walk on, move the bridge character onto the second platform. Use this same strategy to get your character from the second to third, and third to fourth, and onto the other side. Once one character reaches the other end, the whole bridge will appear, and you can bring your whole party across.
For the third trial, select the option to remove all armor, and just walk across the fire. Good job, you saved the Arl!
I lettered the plates on the left side a-f, and the plates on the right g-l. Both sequences start on the plate closest to the entrance of the trial.
1: Place a party member (I used Alistair) on H (second plate on the right side)
2: Place a second member (I used Wynne) on C (third from the entrance on the left side)
3: Place a third member(I used Sten) on F (last plate on the left side)
4: Move your main character to the second block, as it should have appeared with the first block.
5: Move Wynne to Plate J(fourth plate from the entrance on the right side)
6: Move Alistair to Plate A(First from the entrance on the left side)
7: Move your main character to the third block.
8: Move Sten to Plate K(fifth from the entrance on the right side)
9: Move Wynne to plate B(second from the entrance on the left side)
10: Move your main character all the way across and the bridge appears.
**note** I wrote everything down on paper first, so if the pattern doesn't work, try flswitching the word left for right and the same goes for right.
I used the dev console to add some gold to my character and now the world map does not function. If I am in camp and select the npc's I want in my party, when I click accept I go back to just my character and the map does not display. If I load a save game where I am in a location with transitions between areas, the transitions work but when I try to travel the world map displays and clicking a different town has no effect. I even tried it loading the game without the console loaded.?
There's apparently a glitch in the toolset that can corrupt the values for various things in the original campaign.
The fix straight from Bioware employee Brian Dersken:
1) Load toolset, go to tool > export > Empty Export Directories
Windows XP: My Documents\\BioWare\\Dragon Age\\modules
Windows Vista: Documents\\Bioware\\Dragon Age\\modules
*Delete the single player folder*
Windows XP: My Documents\\BioWare\\Dragon Age\\packages\\core\\override
Windows Vista: Documents\\BioWare\\Dragon Age\\packages\\core\\override
*Delete everything in this folder*
*Bam* said the Lady!
I did exactly that and all of my saves worked fine!
Though before I did that I had reinstalled the game (But still had the problem so I doubt that is necessary). There's much more discussion about it here: ://social.bioware.com/forum/1/topic/8/index/114380/2
This was my source but I did not do all the other crap this guy suggested, just the above. But if you need it, there it is.
Does using a UK keyboard alter this cheat, as pressing the ` key does nothing. Some of you have mentioned keybindings - how can they help?
I'm in Denerim, how do you get out of there I've killed the blood mage chif the one in the abandoned city but after that I don't know what to do, I've killed the bandits in all three places, what now?
Cheats worked well on my PC, I used god mode (runscript pc_immortal). My question: HOW can I go back? I want to resume cheat and return to "normal" gaming mode. Nothing has worked so far. Any suggestion? Thanks a lot.
runscript pc_immortal turn off pc_immortal
that works for me it set immortal:0
Can anyone tell me how to light the tower in Ostagar?
Ok, I have the dowloaded version as a fyi. everything works fine, see the keyboard up top of screen and all. However, for some reason, it does not always work, I type in the codes exactly as specified. runscript addxp X and it never seems to take. Can someone explain why? or what I am doing wrong?
on the game U CAN ONLY USE 1 TIME the code (addxp (number)) it takes you to lvl 25...
second place you don't see what you are typing...so to test you press the key you select before and try to move your char...if he/she doesn't move it means it is working...and then try to use your code...and by the way SOME CODE ONLY WORK AFTER U SAVE AND ENTER AGAIN....good luck
When im punching the runscript the game freezes and nothing happens, any ideas ? im stuck just b4 im picking a king and i cant go back ... weeks of playing will be lost pls help
I enter lv2warior cheat it works but the rest of the cheats are not working please help!?
In Orzammar the guard tells me I can visit the king, but the Royal Palace door stays locked?
I would like to add talent, but I don't know how'd I know what talent is what number. Is there some talent list?
Who figured out that the line to modify with hex editor was 2650? How did you come to know that it was that line? This method worked great for me, and I'd like to make more use of it. I imagine other detail might be modified...
How do you get pass the burning rocks in the castle to reach the father in the larder?
So, I see understand everything on how to do the cheat codes, but I have DAO saved in "My Games" Even though I am running my computer as an admin I can't seem to change the target line. Suggestions please.?
I need clearer step by step help on how to setp up my computer to accept cheat codes. I don't know how to set up a desktop shortcut with an exe line and the shortcut line is faded out and will not accept anything else. I have Win 7 - is that the problem. HELP PLEASE. I need simple exact instructions for an idiot. Thanks.?
them with the shortcut make you right click over it and press properties.
Under "Target" you must ADD the following: -enabledeveloperconsole (after "daorigins.exe")
Now you must search for the file (KeyBindings) probably it is on BioWare/Dragon Origins/Settings/KeyBindings. Inside that file you must locate "OpenConsole_0=Keyboard::Button_X Grave (Grave is default, CHANGE the X to any button thats not used by the game) on my case I use the TAB key.
DON'T FORGET THE SAVE THE FILE.
Start the game with the shortcut (u must run as admin) during the game use the key you select before and use the codes you want...don't forget you must use runscript before all codes...and if you don't see any bar or line don't worry...to test if it is working press they key you select and then try to move with your char....if the char doesn't move it works..if the char moves it is not working and you must see other key...GOOD LUCK
OK, I have the shortcut right, and I have have edited the command lime is the keyeditor. When I am in the game though when I press my preset key, all the maps and various windows pop in and out. Now I am sure this isn't supposed to happen so tell me what I did wrong so I can fix it.?
In the WARDENS KEEP quest, I'm on the second floor of the tower, and I can't get into the shrine room where Sopia Dryden is. The door is unlockable, my rogue cannot unlock it, none of the keys I have work. How do I get in here. Did I miss something? I went back through the whole Soldiers peak landscape and searched everything again, and didn't come across anything new. PLEASE someone tell me how I can unlock this door. I've fallen and I can't get up!
Im in the game did every thing.but still cant get the cheats to work?Can some one help me or just tell me how to kill the troll in the tower
use this site to seee more info...://www.cheatmasters.com/cheats/29341/Dragon_Age_Origins_cheats.html#c5....
All you have to do is note the pressure plate combinations that create the different sections of the bridge, and work out how to change from one to another so you can progress without falling in.
Nice little challenge for you.
How does one add the -enabledeveloperconsole cheat to the target line on windows 7? Please help.
When use cheat "runscript addxp x" I 'm stuck in level 25, can I go to the upper level again or level 25 is the higher level in the game. Any suggestion?
When I use the addtalent cheat it shows up in my skills but does not let me use it. The box shows up in color like its unlocked but I am not able to use the skill itself. I tried it with the traps and stealing skills. Any help?
Which quest do I need to complete to get into the back room of the warehouse in Denerim so I can get Duncan's shield?
I'm doing the tutorial, and when I get in the kitchen in front of Nan the game instructs me to 'move items to your bar' There does not seem to be any items to move to bar, nothing lights up, and can't progress beyond this.?
Hey I have a desktop shortcut and whenever I open properties to do the cheat, it wont let me set the "target" I don't know it seems to be fine with everyone else but I can write anything under target. I do not have the steam version please help would be nice?
For windows 7 how do I put "-enabledevconsole" the short cut properties doesn't allow me to modify it?
I downloaded the toolset for Dragon Age Origins. Now I am not a rocket scientist and I haven't the faintest clue how to change the romance scenes between the wardens and add the wedding scene at the end. Can anyone help please? I have seen some really great mods on YouTube and would like to custom my game as well. Thanks a lot.
When I come to Duncan (at Tainted Blood mission in Ostargar) I can´t chose firsth option twice second time I have justh one option: let me go back to do that ?HELP
So I've tried everything, made a shortcut from the DAOrigins.exe, added -enabledeveloperconsole to the "target" and changed the button in the keybindings.ini to a key i'd use which was this: OpenConsole_0=Keyboard::Button_²
if anyone can tell me what I did wrong please?
I killed wayne in givinties house or whatever sorry for the spelling but I killed him after he told me not to go in the room and then im like alright and left to redcliff and the circle got those done and all I need are the ashes....i JUST found out I wasnt suppose to kill him I was suppose to talk to him for the quest I already looted him he had nothing importent or good and I got everything from the house...books and etc I even looked at the dead body and nothing...i went thru 6 hours of gameplay I do not want to go back all 6 hours just not to kill him. all I need is to know where he went and it says to talk to him hes DEAD what do I do? is their another way please say yes oh please!
I have tried several times to use the add party cheat in order to add extra npc's to party but it doesn't work. could really use so advice?
I ADD THE -ENABLE LINE IN THE TARGET AREA AND NOTHING HAPPENS IN THE GAME. HOW DO YOU ADD IT EXACTLY!?
It is recommended that prior to typing in a code you make sure the line is clear by hitting backspace a few times first.
I am trying to put in what you say to put in to enable the cheats, but the target area isn't showing up as if I can add anything. What can I be doing wrong?
Even though the console was not visible it was still working. Not sure why it doesn't show but to be honest I don't need to see it as long as it works. Perhaps thats whats happening with you?
I am having trouble getting my DevConsole to work in DAOrigins.
I have created the short cut and put the devloper line in.
"D:Program Files (x86)Dragon Agebin_shipdaorigins.exe" -enabledeveloperconsole
i did not change the key like all the guides have said.
I get in game and hit "`" or "~" which ever you want to think of it as.
I have backspaced then entered the command
"runescript zz_money 20000" I have also tried "-20000" and nothing happens.
I've tried adding the line in the shortcut target but it wont apply because it says that the specified folder (or something like that) doesn't exist, can anyone please explain?
Copy the above line and replace the target.
I add the -enabledeveloperconsole in the target area, but when I press ` nothing come out, then I change the key binding.ini in settings , nothing come out 2... pls help some1 :D?
Press that key ingame, then type 1-2 letters and hit backspace (if you used the original key (^ or ´). Then type your desired cheat and press enter. The console in Dragon Age is invisible, no matter what key you use. To "See" if the console is open try to move your party via Keyboard, if they don´t move -> gz, console is open.
Another tip: the console seems to use the US-Keyset
Money cheat is NOT working.
I tried to use the $ cheat, and it just set my $ negative. I can not buy or sell anything anymore either, cause my $ will never go above -0!?
runscript zz_money -20000
The money cheat won't work for me....
i keep typing "runscript zz_money xx".......but can't seem to get it working....
i got some of the other cheats working and this is the only cheat I really wanna use....help....?
I have completed the Urn of ashes but can't get out of the ruins, there is a invisible wall before the door leading out of the urns, any way to get out of the ruins?
I can't use my acquired talents. On the talents screen they show as passive rather than active and I can't assign them how do I activate them?