Dragon Age: Origins - Ultimate Edition
Kokujin Aug 21, 2012 @ 12:22am
Essential Mods
What are the must have mods for this game?
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Malone Aug 27, 2012 @ 4:33pm 
Theres a list of 10 at PC gamer and a list of 18 somewhere, google "dragon age origins best mods" to find them

The best mod is a mod that does one thing - skip the fade

There's also a very useful one that adds a skill which makes everyone loot the area automatically
Night Hawk Aug 27, 2012 @ 4:59pm 
There's plenty. Try Console Commands(makes console commands visible), Dragon Age Redisigned, Improved atmosphere, No Armor/Helmet mod, Gift Guide + many more. There's lots of great character creation mods as well
SwadianKnight Aug 27, 2012 @ 8:04pm 
The only one I consider a must have is Extra Dog Slot, available here: http://dragonage.nexusmods.com/mods/664

It allows your Mabari Hound to tag along with the party even when you have three other group members with you, as it was probably meant to be.
Ticklefist Aug 29, 2012 @ 10:02am 
Advanced Tactics will help a lot.
Ticklefist Aug 29, 2012 @ 10:29am 
Oh jeez, probably the most important one, SKIP THE FADE is a must. Most people walk away from the game during the Fade section of the Circle of Magi quest. This mod bypasses the bulk of it while still giving you all the benefits of completing it.
Trico Aug 29, 2012 @ 7:23pm 
http://dragonage.nexusmods.com/ this site has basically everything....i recommend "Resized Shale" which makes Shale about as tall as Sten wheras before he's no taller than a human which is dumb, and "Shale Retextured HD" this increases the texture quality on Shale making him look much cooler and it works great alongside "Resized Shale"...i also recommend the Sacred Ashes Morrigan and Leliana, this makes them look like they do in the old CG trailer for the game which in my opinion is much better, appearance mods are good is what i'm saying i guess :)
Kokujin Aug 29, 2012 @ 8:18pm 
Wow, I'm going to be modding for a while.Thanks for the replies.
Kindredsouls Sep 4, 2012 @ 10:14pm 
I highly recommend "Dragon Age Redesigned". I believe the latest version is 7.3. Updates textures and appearances of npcs and party members. For each party member there are usually several options, with explainations and pictures.
em_t_hed Sep 5, 2012 @ 4:52am 
You people who say 'skip the fade' are just lazy. The Fade wasn't long nor bad. Plus you're skipping alot of permenent stat increases found within the fade.
Blazinbill Sep 5, 2012 @ 5:45am 
em-t-hed is right. I agree with the many suggestions others have made about mods and where to get them. You have to pick and choose carefully tho cause some of the so called mods are actually empty. I think it's better to play the game vanilla at least once then get a modding program and go to town. That allows you the most enjoyment for the longest time.
Captain Sarcasm Sep 5, 2012 @ 7:33am 
The Warden Commander model replacement mod is pretty nice. It replaces that bulky, ugly default model with a sleek and elagent new one. http://dragonage.nexusmods.com/mods/3548

You can just go to that site and browse some of the mods on there. Fair warning though, once you start modding, you'll get addicted to it.
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devo342 Sep 5, 2012 @ 5:20pm 
how do i use the mods
i cant open dazp
swordmistress Sep 5, 2012 @ 8:05pm 
You can use DAModder or the modder that comes with DAO (located for me in dragon age ultimate edition/bin_ship/DAUpdater). I prefer DAModder. I recommend you go through the DA Nexus for mods that interest you. Yes, it will take a while, but you will wind up with an incredible upgrade.

I do highly recommend Improved Atmosphere. Extra dog slot, improved dog talents, and improved dog gifts are great as well (dog loves you unconditionally, so gifts that actually do something are nice). The in-game gift guide is pretty handy. Advanced tactics is fantastic, as is advanced party. I also like being able to respec my companions when I get them, but that's just me. There are even mods that allow you to recruit new NPC companions, some of which are fully voiced (volunteer voice actors). Updated dialogue mods are a MUST in my book, as they really add to the story. The origins starter packages are nice as well. There are numerous armor and weapon sets you can install, as well as new/tweaked skills and abilities. I also like the extended tooltiops and quickbar.

Many of the morphs and improved texture mods will require a lot of other mods as well, so watch for those. Pineappletree, Bidelle's, CC's, etc., will probably be needed installations. However, these improved morphs and textures really smooth out the graphics and give them a gorgeous upgrade. Make sure when you start modding these types of things that you get the chargenmorph compiler, as you'll need it.

Oh, and as far as I'm concerned, Open Lock spell is a definite for the mage class. Why lockpicking isn't a generic skill is beyond me and why my mage can cast doom and destruction and a simple lock defeats her is also beyond my ken. Spell-shaping for mages is handy if you like a lot of friendly-fire spells.
Spike Sep 6, 2012 @ 1:19pm 
the ones mentioned above are all great especially improved atmosphere (completely refreshes the game) plus the hide helmet mod is handy if your a mage as lets face it most of the hoods look ♥♥♥♥ poor! a respecialization mod is really handy as well to experiment builds with....but you can get carried away and respec every 5mins just to try a improve every little thing!
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