Dragon Age Origins Cheats

Getting Started – Dragon Age Origins Cheats

Cheats can make foes like these no challenge at all.

The first thing you’ll need to do is enable the developer’s console. Right-click on the shortcut you use to launch "Dragon Age: Origins." (If you don’t have one, you’ll need to create one.) Select "Properties" and add " -enabledeveloperconsole" to the text at the end of the "Target" field. (No quotes, and don’t forget the space at the beginning!)

If you have the Steam version of the game, right-click on it, click "Properties," click "Set Launch Options," and add "-enabledeveloperconsole" to the empty field. (Again, no quotes!)

Now, go to your "My Documents" folder and look for the BioWare folder. Open the Dragon Age folder, then Settings, and then open "KeyBindings.ini" in Notepad. Find the line that says "OpenConsole_0" and change the text after the equals sign to "Keyboard::Button_Tilde". (Leave off the quotes, as usual.)

You should now be ready to cheat in "Dragon Age." You can open the console by pressing the tilde key while in the game. The console is unfortunately invisible, so it is generally advisable to install this mod, which makes console commands visible. If you don’t install the mod, then you can tell the console is working because normal hotkeys stop functioning.

Basics: The bread and butter of “Dragon Age” cheating

These commands are universally useful when you just can’t stand dying to that big group of darkspawn/giant spiders/cave dinosaurs any longer.

  • runscript addxp X (the bread)
    Wherein X is the amount of experience you’d like to give your character.
  • runscript pc_immortal (the butter)
    Wherein the player finds that he or she still takes damage, but can no longer be killed.
  • runscript killallhostiles (the knife)
    Wherein the hearts of all of the creatures onscreen suddenly stop beating. (They die.)

Spells, skills and talents – Dragon Age Origins Cheats

  • runscript injury remall
    Removes all injuries from the player character.
  • runscript injury remparty
    Removes all injuries from the rest of the party.
  • runscript zz_add_skills3
    Grants the player character three skill points, which become visible after saving and reloading the game. Caution: Overwrites any unspent skill points you already have.
  • runscript zz_supercrit player
    Grants the player character 1000 mana and health, and 50 Strength and Dexterity

Items: Now available for free – Dragon Age Origins Cheats

  • runscript zz_money X
    Free money! X is the amount of copper you need; 100 is a silver; 10,000 is a gold.
  • runscript zz_createrunes
    Places one of every rune type and the Oathkeeper Sword in your inventory.
  • runscript zz_upgrade
    Opens the enchantment menu anywhere.
  • runscript zz_givearmor
    Places a full set of Dragonbone Legion armor in your inventory.
  • runscript zz_set_trap
    Free traps!
  • runscript zz_party_addgifts
    Adds gifts with special dialogue sequences to your inventory.
    Full list: Antivan Leather Boots, Dalish Gloves, Alistair’s Mother’s Amulet, Duncan’s Shield, Andraste’s Grace, Cute Nug

Party members: Now you can really order them around – Dragon Age Origins Cheats

  • Use these commands to customize your party to your liking.

    runscript zz_addparty <NPCname>
    Replace <NPCname> with a party member’s name to add them to your party. (Your dog is called Dog.) This does allow you to have more than four party members, but you won’t be able to directly control them. They will, however, follow the tactics you set up.

  • runscript e3_addparty
    Adds Jory and Daveth, the other Grey Warden candidates at the beginning of the game, to your party.

Plot, achievements, and other miscellany

  • runscript cheater
    Gives you all the achievements, instantly.
  • runscript zz_reveal_map
    Reveals the entire map.
  • runscript warrior XX
    Transforms the player’s character into a level XX warrior.
  • runscript rogue XX
    Transforms the player’scharacter into a level XX rogue.
  • runscript wizard XX
    Transforms the player’s character into a level XX mage.

This post is part of the series: Dragon Age Origins Cheats & Tricks

Get the inside scoop on various Dragon Age Origins cheats, tricks, console commands and trainer programs.
  1. Dragon Age Origins Cheat Codes for the Xbox 360
  2. Dragon Age Origins PC Cheats
  3. The "Dragon Age: Origins" Developer Console: Cheating your way through Ferelden
  4. Dragon Age: Origins – Console Commands
  5. Dragon Age: Origins – Console Commands for Cheats and More
  6. Dragon Age: Origins – Trainer Programs