Dragon Age: Origins Mods

Now that I’m streaming on Twitch (shameless plug: twitch.tv/anjelicagrey on Mon/Wed at 4PM EST / 9PM GMT), I’ve had a number of folks ask me what mods I use. Spoiler alert: it’s a lot. 😀  It’s taken me a while to get everything included and properly credited, but at long last, here’s the list!

There are additional mods I love and have used in the past, but am not using currently, such as mods specifically for different origins than my current character, or…ahem…adult mods. (Somehow I don’t think Twitch would approve.) But this list represents what I currently have installed. The hard (unpaid) work done by these mod authors are absolutely amazing, and you should check them out. 🙂

Name

Author

Description

URL

Notes

Tools
DAO-Modmanager Altorian Mod manager that handles dazip and override files. Link
ChargenMorph Compiler Terra_Ex Tool to merge files so multiple character creator/appearance mods can be used together. Link
Change Your Hero Hair & Face Anywhere in the Game Sir A Tool that allows you to swap a created morph into your save. Link
Item Variation Resource Magpie Tool that adjusts item types so more items can be added than the base game allows. Link Place in Override folder. Note: Required for “Thedosian Grey Wardens” mod.
Graphics
Dragon Age Redesigned Dracomies Redesigns all of the NPCs in Dragon Age to fix issues/proportions/etc. Link Follow install instructions in included PDF. Note: Used “Recommended” settings. (I advise going to Override folder after installing this and moving all the added files into a “Dragon Age Redesigned” subfolder, for the sake of organization & knowing what file came from where.)
Improved Atmosphere SpaceAlex Improves NPC behavior, fixes bugs, and does a whole bunch of other stuff. Link Follow install instructions in included PDF (seriously, this mod is complex; read the whole thing). Note: Also download compatibility file
Theta HD Rennn Improves textures throughout the game. Link Place in Override folder.
Retexturing DAO Elelith SplitCore Gaming Improves textures throughout the game. Link Place in Override folder.
Fixes
Dialogue Tweaks Avaraen Companion dialogue adjustments and bug fixes. Link Install with DAO Modmanager.
Morrigan Restoration Patch Terra_Ex Restores missing Morrigan scenes and fixes dialogue triggers. Link Install with DAO Modmanager. Note: Also used Campfire Texture Fix, which is placed in Override folder.
ZDF Dialog Fix Ejoslin Fixes many dialogue issues (not only for Zevran). Link Place in Override folder. Note: Used Dialogue Tweaks Compatible version. Also follow instructions in Improved Atmosphere’s Compatibility file.
Joining Ritual Fix for Awakening Companions i9h Fixes bug where Sigrun/Velanna could not undergo the Joining if recruited last. Link Place in Override folder.
Mechanics
FtG UI Mod – More Readable Fonts and UI FollowThe Gourd Adds the ability to scale most UI text, adjust font size/color, and make codex list into clickable links. Link Install dazip file with DAO Modmanager, then use EXE config file to set preferences.
Advanced Tactics Anakin Adds more conditions/actions to the tactics system. Link Install with DAO Modmanager.
Madd Gift Guide Madd Bomber83 Adds intended companion’s name to gift item descriptions, and notes if an item is plot related. (DLC gifts not included.) Link Place in Override folder.
Gift Guide – Awakening Hdhd Adds intended companion’s name to gift item descriptions for DLC items. Link Place in Override folder.
Item Set Descriptions – Codex Entry Jake Zahn Adds a new entry to the Codex that shows Item Set bonuses. Link Place in Override folder. Note: Used Awakening file.
Lock Bash Xatmos Allows bashing open most locked chests and doors. Link Install both Origin & Awakening files with DAO Modmanager.
Cheats…?
Make Console Commands Visible Angel Makes console text font visible. Link Add fonts.erf to packages/core/data folder.
Extra Dog Slot Dheuster Adds the mabari as a 5th party member. Link Install with DAO Modmanager.
MerAnne’s Camp Storage MerAnne Adds 4 storage containers to Camp plus the functionality to ‘level’ the materials in equipment. Link Install with DAO Modmanager.
Add Any Item Visual Deluxe Sir A Adds a script to improve adding items. Link Place in Override folder. Note: Run DAOItemScanner.exe after all mods are installed so mod items will appear in list.
MetaGame Items Xatmos Adds items that allow you to respec, change class/gender, switch party members anywhere, fix romances, or return to Lothering. Link Install with DAO Modmanager.
General Appearance
No Helmet Hack Yonline2 Hides helmets by placing them in the invisible cloak slot. Link Install both Origin & Awakening files with DAO Modmanager.
Universal Dye Kit Nezroy Adds a dye kit that allows custom tinting of most armor and weapons. Link Install with DAO Modmanager. Note: Also used optional tintpack for previously untintable items.
Tranquil Brand (Mages of Ferelden) Tommy Irianto Changes Circle mage robes and adds Tranquil brand. Link Place in Override folder; only Tranquil Brand file used.
Qunari Update Tmp7704 Changes Qunari models to match DA2. Link Install with DAO Modmanager. Note: Also follow instructions in Improved Atmosphere’s Compatibility file.
Cosmetic
Pineappletree’s Vibrant Colours Pineapple  tree Adds skin, eye, & hair colors to the Character Creator. Link Place in Override folder & use ChargenMorph Compiler. Note: Used LIGHT version (without replacements for the original colors).
CC Extra Tints and Tones Jaylo Adds skin, eye, & hair colors to the Character Creator. Also deepens tattoo colors and adds Morrigan’s hair & Duncan’s & Oghren’s hair\beard. Link Place in Override folder & use ChargenMorph Compiler.
Bidelle’s Cosmetics Bidelle Adds eye and complexion presets to the Character Creator. Link Place in Override folder & use ChargenMorph Compiler.
New Skins DAO by ViLiSSa ViLiSSa Replaces default skin textures with HD versions. Link Place in Override folder & use ChargenMorph Compiler. Note: Used all files.
FDB Skins Freeze driedbrains Adds  complexions and tattoos, including high arched brows & eyeliner. Link Place in Override folder & use ChargenMorph Compiler. Note: Used main file.
SJC’s Patchy Skin Fix SammyJC Fixes patchy looking skin that occurs when using darker skin tones. Link Place in Override folder & use ChargenMorph Compiler.
HD Eyebrow and Stubble presets ViLiSSa Replaces default eyebrow & stubble presets with HD versions. Link Place in Override folder.
PAngel Eyes Prosthetic _angel Adds detailed eye textures to the Character Creator. Link Place in Override folder & use ChargenMorph Compiler.
LOTCs Eye Textures Lastofthe couslands Adds tintable, iridescent and standard eye textures to the Character Creator. Link Place in Override folder & use ChargenMorph Compiler.
White Teeth JOG Whitens teeth for all characters. Link Place in Override folder.
LOTCs Female Eyelashes Lastofthe couslands Additional Eyelash choices for the toolset and Character Creator. Link Place in Override folder. Note: Required for Morrigan True Lore Morph.
Hair
More Hairstyles Kzelsama Adds hairstyles to Character Creator. Link Place in Override folder & use ChargenMorph Compiler.
DAO – Anto Hairstyles Anto & Pizza Adds hairstyles to Character Creator. Link Place in Override folder & use ChargenMorph Compiler.
Tucked Hair Tmp7704 Adds imported DA2 hairs & earrings to game. Link Place in Override folder.
Rapture’s Witcher InBleeding Rapture Adds Witcher Aesthetics. Link Place in Override folder. Note: Used Aesthetics file only.
NewSea DragonStone mrs-risibisi Adds hairstyles to Character Creator. Link Place in Override folder & use ChargenMorph Compiler.
Armor/Weapons
Thedosian Grey Wardens Makara Adds DAI-style Grey Warden armor into DAO. Link Install core DAZIP file with DAO Modmanager; place remaining files in Override folder. Used all files except Alistair starter armor – Heavy Warden Armor. Note: Requires “Item Variation Resource” mod.
Kirkwall Exports Amycus Adds armor sets from DA2. Link Install with DAO Modmanager. Note: Must use console commands to add items to inventory.
Back to Ferelden Sabrine Adds armor and weapons from DA2. Link Place in Override folder. Note: Must use console commands to add items to inventory.
Loincloth Fashion Entopie Adds armor and weapons from DA2. Link Install with DAO Modmanager. Note: Must use console commands to add items to inventory. Also follow instructions in Improved Atmosphere Compatibility file.
Texture Me Like One of Your Orlesian Armours Aremeta & Thesky moves Adds recolors of Kirkwall Exports & Loincloth Fashion. Link Place in Override folder. Note: Use only one color choice for each armor set.
Armor of the Devout ChiZ Adds two Chantry-themed sets of light armor (one for Leliana only, the other for anyone). Link Install with DAO Modmanager. Note: Sets are found inside the Gauntlet.
The Phoenix Armory Xelte Adds four sets of female rogue-style armor and weapons. Link Install with DAO Modmanager. Note: Also download/install the UDK (Universal Dye Kit) patch to make armors retintable.
Rainshock’s MMaP Armors Rainshock Adds bare-chested/tight pants male armor (blame Andrastini). Link Install with DAO Modmanager. Note: Armors will be added to inventory upon loading a save game.
Templars of Ferelden Tommy Irianto Replaces all of the templar armors with DA2 templar armor designs. Link Place in Override folder. Note: Required some tweaking to get armors to show up on all templars.
The Circle Reforged Hoarous Replaces the default circle robes with versions from DA2. Link Place in Override folder. Note: Requires Loincloth Fashion & Kirkwall Exports.
Practical Morrigan Robe magpie dragon Gives Morrigan actual clothing Link Place in Override folder.
DracoAngel’s Mages of Ferelden draco-mods Changes mage robes to DA2 style Link Place in Override folder. Note: Used only Irving file, changed staff to Wintersbreath in toolset to avoid clipping.
RLs Fashion Bazaar RogueLass Adds additional clothing options. Link Place in Override folder. Note: Used only Medium Armor and Robes of the Circle Initiate; required for DA’s Mages of Ferelden.
The Childrens Closet Darth Parametric Adds more clothing variety for kids Link Place in Override folder.
Additional Clothing for Kids Darth Parametric Mod resource with scaled clothes models for kids Link Place in Override folder. Note: required for The Children’s Closet.
NPC Morphs
Alistair Morph with Blonde Highlights Rak72 A subtle Alistair morph with darker stubble, thicker brows, and blonder hair. Link Place in Override folder. Note: Used Alistair Morph Highlights_1.3.
Sten of the Beresaad Untamed future A Sten morph to give greater consistency with Qunari in later games. Link Place in Override folder. Note: Requires tmp7704’s Qunari Update.
Cullen by Xonan Xonan A Cullen morph more in line with his appearance in later games. Link Place in Override folder. Note: Requires “Pineappletree’s Vibrant Colours,” “CC Extra Tints and Tones,” and “New Skins DAO by ViLiSSa.” Remove hm_bhm300_cullen.mor from Dragon Age Redesigned.
Ser Gilmore Morph – Less Toothy rak72 A Gilmore morph that tweaks his features. Link Place in Override folder. Note: Used Gilmore_Darker_hair_green_eyes. Remove hm_bhn100_gilmore.mor from Dragon Age Redesigned.
DA2 Isabela and Flemeth to DAO Hsli Brings DA2 Isabela and Flemeth models to DAO. Link Place in Override folder. Note: Requires “Dragon Age Redesigned” by Dracomies. Required for DA2 Isabela by Teacuptestimony. Remove hf_den200_isabela.mor & hf_gen_flemeth.mor from Dragon Age Redesigned.
DA2 Isabela Teacup testimony A better Isabela morph to match her DA2 appearance. Link Place in Override folder. Note: Requires “DA2 Isabela and Flemeth to DAO” by Hsli. Remove hf_den200_isabela.mor from Dragon Age Redesigned and hf_den200_isabela_da2.mor from DA2 Isabela & Flemeth to DAO, then rename this morph to hf_den200_isabela_da2.mor.
My own morphs for Wynne & Greagoir (hairstyle changes)
Note: Also used Leliana (Version 11), Morrigan (True Lore Version found in “Additional Morrigan Designs.rar”), & Zevran (Final Version – Lore) from Dragon Age Redesigned.
Cutscenes
Farewell Ser Gilmore Kajana Gives the human noble the option to say goodbye to Ser Gilmore. Friendly and romantic options available to both genders. Link Place in Override folder. Note: Used all but Oren file.
Tinimaus and SarahCousland’s Rescue at Ishal Tinimaus & Sarah Cousland Adds 2 cutscenes and 2 movies to the end of Ostagar, showing what happened to Alistair and the Warden after the tower ambush. Link Install with DAO Mod Manager.
Dance Party Firinneach Allows you and companions to dance at the Pearl/in camp. Link Install with DAO Mod Manager.
Revenge of the Cousland Cullenite and Sango sweetz Adds a follow-up scene for Cousland & LI after killing Howe. Link Place in Override folder. Note: Choose only the file that matches your LI.
Battle Speech Party Tinimaus Makes your followers visible during the battle speech before you charge into Denerim. Link Place in Override folder. Note: Remove “Alistair Climax Speech” file from “Improved Atmosphere” mod, module 7.3.
More Believable Fade Wardens thesky moves Changes the 2 generic Wardens to Daveth & Jory in the Fade Link Place preferred version in Override folder.
Romance
Alistair’s Revised Romance Kajana Fixes bug and continuity issues in Alistair’s romance, and adds dialogue options, features, and cutscenes. Link Install with DAO Modmanager. Note: Delete Alistair files from “Better Sex Cutscenes” mod if present.
Alistair’s Dark Ritual Kajana Replaces the creepy candle scene with both pre- and post-ritual scenes between an in love Alistair and a female warden of any race and origin. Link Install with DAO Modmanager. Note:  Remove “clipt_morrigan_ritual.ncs” file from “ZDF Dialog Fix” & add compatibility script to override for compatibility with MRP.
A Warden’s Sacrifice Kajana Adds a cutscene after the death of the archdemon if Leliana or Zevran are ‘in love’ with a sacrificed warden, or if Alistair is ‘in love’ with a female warden and either of them are sacrificed.  An alternate scene is included if Morrigan’s ritual is performed. Link Place in Override folder.
DahliaLynn’s Alistair’s Visible Kiss DahliaLynn Provides female wardens with a fully visible, full-contact repeatable kiss with Alistair, plus a special Fort Drakon kiss. Link Place in Override folder.
DahliaLynn’s Alistair’s First Night Love Scene DahliaLynn Adds a new love scene expressing the magic of Alistair’s first intimate experience. Link Place in Override folder. Note: Delete Alistair files from “Better Sex Cutscenes” mod if present.
DahliaLynn’s Sleep Until Dawn DahliaLynn Allows you to click on your camp tent to go to sleep alone, with dog, or with a love interest. Link Install with DAO Modmanager.
DahliaLynn’s Alistair’s Nightmare DahliaLynn Adds a scene where Alistair experiences a nightmare one night in camp. Link Install with DAO Modmanager. Note: Requires “DahliaLynn’s Sleep Until Dawn.”
Dahlialynn’s Alistair Epilogues – The Royal Wedding DahliaLynn Adds a royal wedding scene for Alistair/female Cousland. Link Install with DAO Modmanager & added relevant files to override. Note: Used red/gold outfit for Alistair and Velvet & Sash Ivory dress.
Alistair Romance – Hot Water Tinimaus Adds a new intimate cutscene with Alistair in a golden lake. Link Install with DAO Modmanager.
Alistair Romance Eavesdropping Tinimaus Adds a bench to the camp where you can see several cutscenes between party members. Link Install with DAO Modmanager.
Alistair Romance Fear Tinimaus Add an angsty cutscene after Riordan tells Alistair and the Warden what it takes to kill the Archdemon. Link Place in Override folder.
Alistair Romance – The Steamy Bits Tinimaus Adds a steamy cutscene for female elf and human Wardens who are in a relationship with Alistair and have already made love. Link Install with DAO Modmanager.
Alistair Romance Appetite Tinimaus Adds a lighthearted cutscene to the Alistair Romance for female Wardens. Link Install with DAO Modmanager.
Alistair Romance Attraction Tinimaus Adds a small, fluffy cutscene for all Wardens in a romance with Alistair. Link Install with DAO Modmanager.
Alistair’s Magical Kiss Sarah Cousland Adds a private, repeatable kiss scene with Alistair to the party camp. Link Install with DAO Modmanager.
Alistair Nights – A Sultry Bath Sarah Cousland Adds a sweet, romantic, sultry bathing encounter with Alistair. Link Install with DAO Modmanager.
Grey Warden Weddings Nancyferg Adds wedding scenes for Alistair and all female Wardens, plus Anora/male Cousland. Link Install with DAO Modmanager. Note: Install both main file & Epilogue Events Framework.
Dark Ritual Deleted Scene TheOne Knight Recreates a deleted scene between Morrigan and Alistair before she offers her Ritual to the Warden at Redcliffe Castle. Link Install with DAO Modmanager.

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