Dragon Age 2 Cheats

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Published by GameFront Staff 7 years ago , last updated 2 months ago

Our instructions for using the Dragon Age 2 Dev Console Cheats are arguably the most useful information on this page. Nevertheless, Dragon Age 2 promises to be a massive game, and massive games contain massive amounts of information. In order to marshall all this confusion, we’ve prepared this Cheats post, which will act as a repository for anything and everything useful we can find out about Dragon Age.


Table of Contents 



Dragon Age 2 Walkthrough


Dragon Age 2 Demo Walkthrough


Dragon Age 2 Unlimited Gold and XP Glitch



  1. The first step of this glitch/exploit is to choose one of the “Find and Deliver” sidequests. “Bearded Beast” is the one we used in the video, but any of them will do.
  2. Go and retrieve the item you’re supposed to be collecting. In the case of “Bearded Beast,” you’ll have to travel to the Bone Pit and retrieve the remains of the titular beast, which are on the left, in the first area.
  3. Return to the questgiver with the item you collected. For the Bearded Beast, it’s a guy named Arintal the Lessar, down by the Docks.
  4. This is the key step. Before you reach the questgiver, draw your weapon.
  5. Initiate dialogue with the questgiver; before he or she is finished speaking, put away your weapon and begin slamming the action button. Each time you press it, you’ll receive money and experience. This can be repeated as many times as you like.


Dragon Age 2 Item Duplication/Free Gold Code



  1. Move the items you want to duplicate to Junk (Y Button). You can only duplicate only one set of items, any other will simply be sold, so move only one set in this step .
  2. Next, go to a merchant and choose to sell.
  3. Sell the whole stack.
  4. Now go to buy ,and then select buyback. Purchase ALL BUT ONE of the items back.
  5. Go back into the Sell menu and go to the Junk tab.
  6. Select the item stack. Here comes the tricky part… Press Y and A at almost the same time. The item will disappear from your junk list, but a Sell prompt should still appear.
  7. Now go back to Buy/Buyback and you will notice that the quantity of the items the merchant has are doubled. Repeat steps 3-4 as many times as you like for infinite gold and stacks of items up to 999.


Dragon Age 2 Shield Equip Armor Glitch



For warrior class Hawke and Avaline, you can actually boost your armor to 100 percent just by equipping and unequipping a shield. It’s extremely simple, and exploits a bug that doesn’t reduce your armor stat after you unequip a shield, but does raise it when the shield is added.


To use the glitch, just equip a shield, then unequip it, then requip it. Just keep hitting the button until your Armor stat is as high as you want it, all the way up to 100 percent.


Dragon Age 2 Dev Console Cheats


Enabling the Dev Console


Using a Shortcut:


  1. Make a shortcut to your Dragon Age 2 executable file (“DragonAge2.exe”). Put it wherever you’d like.
  2. Click on the shortcut, select “Properties,” then add this attribute -enabledeveloperconsole to the end of the line in the “Target” field.
  3. Ensure that there is a space between the last quotation mark in the shortcut location and the added code.


Editing a Game File


  1. This method, for more advanced users, will enable you to use the game’s normal shortcut, but is slightly more risky. Make sure to make a backup of the file before you edit it.
  2. Find the file “…Dragon Age II/data/DragonAge2Launcher.xml” and open it in a text editor.
  3. Find the line
  4.  <condition name=”FirstRunCheck” type=”FileExist” file=”${USERDATA_DIR}SystemInformation.xml”> The line below it should read as follows: <true action=”execute” file=”${BINARIES_DIR}DAOrigins.exe” path=”${BINARIES_DIR}” autoquit=”true” />

  5. At this point, you’ll want to add an attribute: arguments=”-enabledeveloperconsole”
  6. When finished, the line will read


  1. <<true action=”execute” file=”${BINARIES_DIR}DAOrigins.exe” path=”${BINARIES_DIR}” autoquit=”true” arguments=”-enabledeveloperconsole” />


In Steam (Thanks to user “Mike” for this information!)


  1. Follow the instructions for editing the game XML file, above.
  2. Edit the KeyBindings.ini file (described under “Activating the Dev Console,” below)
  3. Change the line to OpenConsole_0=Keyboard::Button_F12 (or another hot key)
  4. This is strange, but effective — make sure to hit tilde first before hitting the hotkey (or hit the two keys at the same at the same time).


Activating the Dev Console


Once you’ve ensured that the game is loading it up at launch, you’ll need a way to turn the dev console on. This involves modifying the key bindings .ini file, located in C:Users(your name)DocumentsBioWareDragon Age 2SettingsKeyBindings.ini. You’ll need to search this file for the line “OpenConsole_0=”. After the equals sign, type “Keyboard::Button_”, then pick a button you’d like to use. Many people prefer “Tilde,” between Tab and Esc, but the choice is yours. If you’re worried about conflicts, you can use the command “Control+Keyboard:: Button_X” to bind console activation to Ctrl+X.


ONCE ACTIVATED, THERE WILL BE NO INDICATION THAT THE CONSOLE IS WORKING. IT IS INVISIBLE. THE ONLY WAY TO TEST IT IS BY TYPING IN THE COMMANDS BELOW TO SEE IF THEY HAVE ANY EFFECT. EVEN WHILE TYPING THEM, YOU WILL NOT SEE ANY CHANGE ONSCREEN.


Fun Console Commands!
 


Verified Commands (Confirmed as working in Dragon Age 2)


(A few of these were contributed by commenter “Chrisssssss.” Thanks, Chrisssssss!)


  1. runscript addmoney X – X is tabulated in copper, so keep in mind you’ll need a lot of coppers to get any significant quantity of money.
  2. runscript addxp X – This works not only for your current party, but for you and all your companions.
  3. runscript killallhostiles – Instantly kills all the enemies you’re facing.
  4. runscript healplayer – Heals all your party members instantly.
  5. runscript zz_supercrit player - Boost your stats with +50 Strength and Dexterity, plus 1,000 HP, Stamina and Mana.
  6. runscript zz_supercrit gen00fl_ALLYNAME - Boost the stats of a single character, whose name you input where it says “ally name” in the script above. It’ll give whichever ally you want a stats boost of +50 Strength and Dexterity, plus 1,000 HP, Stamina and Mana.


Unverified Commands (These worked in Dragon Age: Origins, but may not work in Dragon Age 2)


  1. runscript bowlingforferelden – This command surrounds you with a ball of energy and allows you to knock over incoming enemies like bowling pins.
  2. runscript cheater – Unlocks achievements.
  3. runscript pc_immortal – Your health cannot drop below 0.
  4. runscript zz_deathblow – Automatically sends your character into the deathblow animation that corresponds to the weapon you have equipped.


Dragon Age 2 PC Saved Game Editor Cheats
 


  1. Go grab the file and open it.
  2. From within the saved game editor, find and load the .das file of your game. It’ll be fairly small, around 200KB. Find it here: C:Users[username]DocumentsBioWareDragon Age 2Characters[character name]saves[latest autosave directory]
  3. The editor should show you a screen more or less like this, and you can adjust the numerical values to amp up your various stats.
  4. Use Save As on your game file. You’ll want to save your original in case something get screwed up.
  5. If you’ve got more advanced plans, check out the post on the Bioware forums, as FearCain has some really detailed instructions.
  6. Enjoy totally cheating on Dragon Age 2!


Dragon Age 2 PC Saved Game Generator 


Gibbed’s Dragon Age Save Generator allows those of you who don’t have a saved Dragon Age: Origins to create a Dragon Age: Origins save file user-specific plot and character options (and, apparently, does take the DLC into account) for importing to your Dragon Age 2 game. In other words, if you never played DAO or deleted your files, you don’t have to grind through DAO again, or begin Dragon Age 2 with the suckiest possible start point.



Obviously this one’s strictly for the PC gamers in the house, and they can download a copy here.


Dragon Age 2 Companions


Bethany/Carver


Recruited: Bethany and Carver are Hawke’s siblings and are with you from the beginning. At the end of the prologue, you’ll lose one of them. The other leaves your group at the end of Act 1.


Personality Conflicts: Carver -  Conflicts with Anders and Merrill on Mage quests. Bethany – Conflicts with Fenris on Mage quests.


Major Quests: “Birthright.”


Armor Upgrades: Carver – Fereldan Girded Plating (received in “Birthright”). Bethany – Heirloom Amell Protective Sigils (received in “Birthright”).


Gifts: Carver - Tobrius Documents. Bethany – Portrait of your mother. Both received in “Birthright.”


Anders


Recruited: Mandatory, toward the end of Act 1 after the “Tranquility” quest. There are several points at which he can leave the party.


Conflicts: Carver, Febris and Sebastian.


Major Quests: “Tranquility,” “Dissent,” “Justice.”


Armor Upgrades: Armor Suits, Lyrium Weave, Spirit Essence in Act 2; Sigil of the Mage Underground in Act 3


Gifts: Tevinter Chantry Amulet, received during “A Bitter Pill” in Act 2.


Aveline


Recruited: Mandatory, picked up during the prologue. She can leave you during “The Last Straw” quest.


Conflicts: Merrill, if you support her during her companion quests.


Major Quests: “The Way it Should Be,” “The Long Road,” “Favor and Fault.”


Armor Upgrades: Underpadding – Guardsmen Pattern, obtained from the armor stand in Lowtown, Act 1; Impact Plating – Guardsman Pattern, obtained from the armor stand in Lowtown, Act 2; Flex-Chain – Guardsman Pattern, obtained in the quest “Raiders on the Cliffs,” Act 2; Deflecting Joints – Guardsman Pattern, obtained in the quest “Favor and Fault,” Act 3.


Gifts: The Shield of the Knight Herself, received during “Offered and Lost” in Act 2.


Fenris


Recruited: Complete “A Bitter Pill” in Act 1.


Conflicts: Any magic user, including Hawke.


Major Quests: “A Bitter Pill,” “Bait and Switch,” “Alone.”


Armor Upgrades: Tevinter Spirit Symbol, obtained from Robes by Jean Luc in Hightown, Act 2;  Lyrium Scales, obtained from Shady Merchandise at the Docks, Act 2; Reinforced Straps, obtained during “A Bitter Pill,” Act 2;Enchanted Resin, obtained during “Mine Massacre,” Act 3.


Gifts: The Book of Shartan, received during “Lowtown Elven Alienage,” Act 2; Blade of Mercy, received during “Best Served Cold,” Act 3.


Isabela


Recruited: Complete the “Fools Rush In” quest. She can leave you during Act 2.


Conflicts: Almost none.


Major Quests: “Fools Rush In,” “To Catch a Thief,” “No Rest for the Wicked.”


Armor Upgrades: Rigid Boning, obtained from the Apparel Shop in Lowtown, Act 2; Supportive Corselet, obtained from Robes by Jean Luc in Hightown, Act 2; Lambswool Insoles, received during “To Catch a Thief,” Act 2; Boiled Leather Plates, received during “A Murder of Crows,” Act 3.


Gifts: Ship in a Bottle, received during “Blackpowder Courtesy,” Act 2; Rivaini Talisman, received during “Disused Passage,” Act 3.


Merrill


Recruited: Complete the “Long Way Home” quest in Act 1. She can leave you during “The Last Straw.”


Conflicts: Fenris and Carver during Mage quests, everyone if you side with her during her companion quests during Acts 2 and 3.


Major Quests: “Long Way Home,” “Mirror Image,” “A New Path.”


Armor Upgrades: Samite Lining, obtained from Robes by Jean Luc in Hightown, Act 2; Carved Ironwood Buttons, obtained from Ilen’s Crafts in Sundermount, Act 2; Silver-Threaded Dalish Embroidery, obtained from the Top of Sundermount, Act 2; Halla Horn Buckles, received during “A New Path,” Act 3.


Gifts: Wooden Halla Carving, obtained from Ilen’s Crafts in Sundermount in Act 2; Sylvanwood Ring, received during “A Murder of Crows”, Act 3. You’ll find the ring on the body of the thief leader during the quest.


Sebastian


Recruited: Complete the “Duty” and “Repentance” quests. He can leave you during “The Last Straw.”


Conflicts: Anders


Major Quests: “Duty,” “Repentance,” “Faith.”


Armor Upgrades: Enchanted Articulation, obtained from the Armor Shop in the Gallows Courtyard, Act 2;Reinforced Bracers, obtained from Olaf’s Armory in Hightown, Act 2; Mail Undertunic, received during the “Repentance” quest, Act 2; Protection of the Faith, received during “Best Served Cold,” Act 3.


Gifts: Starkhaven Longbow, received during “Repentance,” Act 2.


Varric


Recruited: At the start of Act 1 and doesn’t leave.


Conflicts: None


Major Quests: “Family Matter,” “Haunted.”


Armor Upgrades: Inscribed Leather Harness, obtained from the Apparel Shop in Lowtown, Act 1; Coat Lining with Concealed Pockets, obtained from Shady Merchandise in the Docks, Act 2; Silverite-Reinforced Buckles, received during “Family Matter,” Act 2; Drakeskin Leg Straps, received during “Finding Nathaniel,” Act 3.


Gifts: The Tehtras Signet Ring, obtained from the Trinkets Emporium in Lowtown, Act 2.


Dragon Age 2 Sex Scenes


Dragon Age 2 is an “M”-rated game. Please be over 17 if you intend to watch these.


Isabella



Merrill



Anders



Dragon Age 2 Endings


SPOILER WARNING!! If you do not want the endings of Dragon Age 2 completely spoiled for you, DO NOT watch these videos!


Siding with the Templars



Siding with the Mages




Dragon Age 2 is an “M”-rated game. Please be over 17 if you intend to watch these.


Isabella – “I Like Big Boats”



Isabela/Aveline – “Maybe you could indulge him more?”



Dragon Age 2 Trophies


Bronze Trophies


Mogul – Had 100 or more sovereigns in your purse.


Dedicated – Reached Level 10.


A Friend in Need – Upgraded the armor of one of your party members.


Enchanter – Enchanted an item.


Immigrant – Became a resident of Kirkwall.


Delver of the Deep – Explored the Deep Roads.


Birthright – Kicked the slavers out of your ancestral mansion.


Specialized – Learned two class specializations.


I Got Your Back – Completely upgraded the armor of one of your party members.


Financier – Became a partner in a Deep Roads expedition.


Talented – Upgraded a spell or talent.


Tag Team – Used teamwork to perform a cross-class combo.


That Thing Has Legs – Found and killed a varterral.


Weapon Master – Mastered a weapon style.


Craftsman – Acquired your first crafting recipe.


Exorcist – Found and killed the undying Xebenkeck.


Friend – Earned the friendship of one of your party members.


Rival – Earned the rivalry of one of your party members.


Romantic – Completed a romance with one of your party members.


Mercenary – Allied yourself with the mercenaries upon arriving in Kirkwall.


Nefarious – Allied yourself with the smugglers upon arriving in Kirkwall.


Flirtatious – Flirted with one of your party members to begin a romance.


Mass Exodus – Reached Kirkwall with each character class across multiple playthroughs.


Knowledgeable – Unlocked 100 codex entries.


Darkness Falls – Toggled the map from day to knight.


Explorer – Left Kirkwall to explore the outlying regions.


Spelunker – Visited 10 caves in Kirkwall and the surrounding area.


Full House – Recruited four party members.


Friends in High Places – Met Grand Cleric Elthina, Viscount Dumar, Knight-Commander Meredith, and First Enchanter Orsino.


Gift Giver – Gave a gift to one of your party members.


Tale Within a Tale – Listened to Varric begin his tale of the Champion of Kirkwall.


Silver Trophies 


Master Craftsman – Crafted all of the items from a single crafting tree. 


Crowning Glory – Became the viscount of Kirkwall. 


Legendary – Reached Level 20. 


Unstoppable – Completed a full year in Kirkwall without any party member being knocked unconscious. 


Dragon Slayer – Found and killed a high dragon. 


Demon Slayer – Found and killed the ancient demon, Hybris. 


Chantry Historian – Found all four chapters of “The History of the Chantry,” by Brother Genitivi. 


A Worthy Rival – Earned the Arishok’s respect. 


Great Minds Think Alike – Earned the friendship or rivalry of four party members.


Champion of Kirkwall – Completed Dragon Age II.


Treasure Hunter – Opened 50 chests. 


Supplier – Found every variety of crafting resources. 


Archeologist – During each year in Kirkwall, discovered 3 secret messages from the Band of Three.


Gold Trophies 


Epic – Completed Dragon Age II twice, or completed it once with a save imported from Dragon Age Origins.


Platinum Trophy 


The Ultimate Reward – Completed all Bronze, Silver, and Gold Trophies.


Secret Trophies


Stone Cold – Defeated the rock wraith on your expedition into the Deep Roads.


King of the Hill – Defeated the Arishok.


Conqueror – Defeated Meredith, knight-commander of Kirkwall’s Templars.


Arcane Defender – Sided with the mages five times.


Mage Hunter – Sided with the templars five times.


The Exiled Prince DLC Trophies


Avenged – Confronted the culprit behind the Vael family’s murder.


Cloak and Dagger – Met secretly with the agent of the Divine.


Loyalty of the Prince – Earned either a friendship or rivalry with Sebastian.


Memento – Gave Sebastian a family heirloom.


Retribution – Dealt with the mercenaries that killed the Vael family.


Dragon Age 2 Achievements


Regular Achievements 


Master Craftsman – Crafted all of the items from a single crafting tree. – 25G


Mogul – Had 100 or more sovereigns in your purse. – 25G


Crowning Glory – Became the viscount of Kirkwall. – 25G


Dedicated – Reached Level 10. -15G


A Friend in Need – Upgraded the armor of one of your party members.- 5G


Enchanter – Enchanted an item. – 5G


Immigrant – Became a resident of Kirkwall. – 5G


Delver of the Deep – Explored the Deep Roads. – 10G


Birthright – Kicked the slavers out of your ancestral mansion. – 15G


Specialized – Learned two class specializations. – 25G


I Got Your Back – Completely upgraded the armor of one of your party members. – 25G


Legendary – Reached Level 20. – 50G


Financier – Became a partner in a Deep Roads expedition. – 10G


Talented – Upgraded a spell or talent. – 5G


Tag Team – Used teamwork to perform a cross-class combo. – 5G


That Thing Has Legs – Found and killed a varterral. – 25G


Weapon Master – Mastered a weapon style. – 25G


Unstoppable – Completed a full year in Kirkwall without any party member being knocked unconscious. – 50G


Craftsman – Acquired your first crafting recipe. – 5G


Dragon Slayer – Found and killed a high dragon. – 25G


Exorcist – Found and killed the undying Xebenkeck. – 25G


Demon Slayer – Found and killed the ancient demon, Hybris. – 25G


Chantry Historian – Found all four chapters of “The History of the Chantry,” by Brother Genitivi. – 25G


A Worthy Rival – Earned the Arishok’s respect. – 25G


Great Minds Think Alike – Earned the friendship or rivalry of four party members. – 50G


Friend – Earned the friendship of one of your party members. – 25G


Rival – Earned the rivalry of one of your party members. – 25G


Romantic – Completed a romance with one of your party members. – 25G


Epic – Completed Dragon Age II twice, or completed it once with a save imported from Dragon Age Origins. – 50G


Champion of Kirkwall – Completed Dragon Age II. – 20G


Mercenary – Allied yourself with the mercenaries upon arriving in Kirkwall. – 10G


Nefarious – Allied yourself with the smugglers upon arriving in Kirkwall. – 10G


Flirtatious – Flirted with one of your party members to begin a romance. – 5G


Mass Exodus – Reached Kirkwall with each character class across multiple playthroughs. – 25G


Knowledgeable – Unlocked 100 codex entries. – 25G


Treasure Hunter – Opened 50 chests. – 25G


Darkness Falls – Toggled the map from day to knight. – 5G


Explorer – Left Kirkwall to explore the outlying regions. – 5G


Spelunker – Visited 10 caves in Kirkwall and the surrounding area. – 25G


Full House – Recruited four party members. – 10G


Friends in High Places – Met Grand Cleric Elthina, Viscount Dumar, Knight-Commander Meredith, and First Enchanter Orsino. – 15G


Gift Giver – Gave a gift to one of your party members. – 5G


Supplier – Found every variety of crafting resources. – 25G


Archeologist – During each year in Kirkwall, discovered 3 secret messages from the Band of Three. – 50G


Tale Within a Tale – Listened to Varric begin his tale of the Champion of Kirkwall. – 5G


Secret Achievements 


Stone Cold – Defeated the rock wraith on your expedition into the Deep Roads. – 5G


King of the Hill – Defeated the Arishok. – 10G


Conqueror – Defeated Meredith, knight-commander of Kirkwall’s Templars. – 15G


Arcane Defender – Sided with the mages five times. – 25G


Mage Hunter – Sided with the templars five times. – 25G


The Exiled Prince DLC Achievements


 Avenged - Confront the culprit behind the Vael family’s murder. – 25G


Cloak and Dagger - Meet secretly with the agent of the Divine. – 25G


Loyalty of the Prince - Earn either a friendship or rivalry with Sebastian. – 30G


Memento - Give Sebastian a family heirloom. – 25G


Retribution – Dealt with the mercenaries that killed the Vael family. – 25G


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