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Dragon Age: Origins Cheats - PC

By November 8, 2009

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Update: There have been a couple modifications and additions to the Dragon Age: Origins cheat code pages. Now, it should be easy to activate the cheats (even on the Steam version) if you follow the instructions as written. Thanks to all the contributors.

Dragon Age: Origins pc cheat codes are here. They aren't exactly the easiest codes to activate, but they are worth the time once you have them going... here are the details.

Please note: The use of cheat codes for Dragon Age: Origins requires the use of a command line parameter, and editing of a game file. As such, it is highly recommended that you first make a backup of any files before you edit them.

Get the codes: Dragon Age: Origins Cheats (PC)
See the achievements: Dragon Age: Origins Achievements (Xbox 360)

November 11, 2009 at 9:45 pm
(1) sarg312 says:

I’ve tried entering the cheat codes the way you have it and it doesn’t work. when I’m in the game and I press the key to enter the codes and start typing in the codes and the all the different map windows and Character windows open up depending on which key I hit. I’ve done everything exactly the way it is shown and it doesn’t work.

January 23, 2011 at 6:10 pm
(2) MonkeyWrench says:

I had trouble initially getting the cheats to work as well but I have worked it out: After creating the shortcut, adding the Target on shortcut and changing letter on the key binding (make sure you change to `), run the game and while in game press pause and then type in the cheat, as soon as you type the first letters of the cheat a bunch of letters and numbers will apear on the top screen, just ignore it, type in the cheat correctly and press enter.

November 11, 2009 at 9:46 pm
(3) sarg312 says:

this doesn’t work

November 11, 2009 at 10:51 pm
(4) vladi says:

Actually it does. You just CANNOT see what you are typing. You have to type it in exactly as stated. Have to be a good touch-typist.

May 4, 2011 at 10:56 pm
(5) brenden says:

give me some cheats

November 12, 2009 at 7:17 am
(6) Jason Rybka says:

Vladi is correct… from the cheat code page:

Additional notes: This has been tested on the retail version of the game, not the Steam version (if you have more details send them over and we’ll note it here). Also, you may not see the cheat console or what you are typing… this is normal, continue entering the code and they should work as described.

November 12, 2009 at 11:43 am
(7) CheatersNeverProsper says:

How about you guys don’t cheat instead of complaining that the cheat codes don’t work.

November 12, 2009 at 6:48 pm
(8) TheBigSarge says:

It works fine. You morons just dont know how to add a cmd line. EDUCATE YOURSELVES

November 13, 2009 at 12:52 am
(9) whywhy says:

ok i followed to the letter in order to put the cheats in, but nothin is working, someone help me out

November 13, 2009 at 1:03 am
(10) crabsncancer says:

“E:\Entertainment\BioWare\Dragon Age\DAOriginsLauncher.exe” -enabledeveloperconsole


I run the game… press the “Y” key. I don’t get a console but I type “runscript zz_money 1000″.

I have the 1.01 patch. This doesn’t work.

November 13, 2009 at 3:40 pm
(11) silence says:

open the keybindings.ini file found in the game folder (My Documents\BioWare\Dragon Age\Settings\).


`=button above tab, or change it to any key you like ie


November 13, 2009 at 7:19 pm
(12) Xanastian says:

Alright well where is the keybindings.ini file cuz when i try to find settings and cant.

November 14, 2009 at 5:39 am
(13) Bigbird says:

I’m having the same problem as sarg312. I have vista and CEDAO. I understand the second part about (My Documents\BioWare\Dragon Age\Settings\) and I altered the keybinding command. But for the life of my I can’t find anything Dragon Age\DAOrigins.exe, Dragon Age\DAOriginsLauncher.exe or any exe? Any sugestions?

November 14, 2009 at 6:12 am
(14) Chaosrex says:

For some reason when i try to add the -enabledevloperconsole line in the Target of shortcut properties i get an error message saying it cannot find this file,the name or url is wrong.

I’m on Win XP does it have anything to do?

November 14, 2009 at 9:34 am
(15) adybaby says:

crabsncancer : you need to modify daorigins.exe, not daoriginslauncher.exe
Xanastian : It’s in [whatever windows calls your default documents folder, e.g.My Documents]\Bioware\Dragon Age\Settings
Chaosrex – you need to add -enabledeveloperconsole after the quotes, not within them
CheatersNeverProsper I can’t see a single point to your post other than to annoy people. You must be a real popular guy.

November 14, 2009 at 1:22 pm
(16) Keenan Knight says:

Everytime I try to enter the developerconsole thing In the target bar its greyd out and I cant type anything there please help me!

November 14, 2009 at 2:32 pm
(17) Mike says:


How do you modify daorigins.exe and not daoriginslauncher.exe. I seem to be having the same problem as crabsncancer. Thanks.

November 14, 2009 at 4:12 pm
(18) notyou says:

which exe exactly? i changed the one that was already on my desktop but when i go ingame it doesnt work. and theres only one daorigins but it doesnt have a target line

November 15, 2009 at 3:19 am
(19) Superpedro08 says:

i swear that i’ve gone to the right places but i don’t see “daorigins.exe” all i got is “daorigins” I went ahead and tried to go ahead and add the ending to it but all i get is an error box telling me it is not valid i just dont understand y

May 30, 2011 at 11:17 pm
(20) NatureGuy441 says:

When you typed .exe into that daorigins u actually changed it to daorigins.exe.exe so remove the .exe you types in and then it should be fine

November 15, 2009 at 5:59 am
(21) Shaun says:

i’m looking in the bioware dragon age origins and cannot find any .exe files anywhere

November 15, 2009 at 5:06 pm
(22) Adrian says:

i have a problem!!!…the only cheat code which it doesnt work to me is money…i enter the code and then it tells me that i have received the respective amount..but when i want to buy…i see that i don’t have it and i can’t buy anything ..can anyone help pe…

November 15, 2009 at 6:19 pm
(23) vgstrategies says:

Remember you’re adding copper with the money cheat. So to add one gold you need to enter 1000 in with the cheat. Want 10,000 gold? Enter 10,000,000 with the code.

November 15, 2009 at 6:27 pm
(24) MightyWhitey says:

Yeah – me toowith the “no exe file” issue. using steam version so i know it might not work, but im wondering if i could add some line into the Daoriins config file to the same effect of the -enabledeveloperconsole …. i think the exe file is only activated online through the steam client, which is a pain. IF YOU DONT HAVE THIS GAME YET BUT WANT IT –DONT BUY THE STEAM VERSION!!! you cant even play the damn game if your internet goes down.

November 15, 2009 at 7:44 pm
(25) Stormbow says:

CheatersNeverProsper, you’re a damn hypocrite. What are you doing on this cheats site, eh?

These cheats work just fine. You have to be using the proper shortcut, and everything works exactly as it’s supposed to work.

November 15, 2009 at 10:43 pm
(26) shifty says:

The name “C:\Program Files\Dragon Age\bin-ship\daorigins.exe -enabledeveloperconsole” specified in Target box is not valid. Make sure the path and file name are correct. … sigh* v1.01a, help

November 16, 2009 at 7:07 am
(27) Adrian says:

ty…..for everything…

November 16, 2009 at 2:24 pm
(28) kuntul says:

“The name “C:\Program Files\Dragon Age\bin-ship\daorigins.exe -enabledeveloperconsole” specified in Target box is not valid. Make sure the path and file name are correct. … sigh*”

same problem here….any one?

November 16, 2009 at 2:25 pm
(29) kucurk says:

“The name “C:\Program Files\Dragon Age\bin-ship\daorigins.exe -enabledeveloperconsole” specified in Target box is not valid. Make sure the path and file name are correct. … sigh*”

same problem here…help

November 16, 2009 at 3:12 pm
(30) SimeyC says:


“C:\Program Files (x86)\Dragon Age\bin_ship\daorigins.exe” -enabledeveloperconsole

on Vista

November 16, 2009 at 7:12 pm
(31) shifty says:

didn’t work… trying DA Toolset, to add weapons and new quests.

November 17, 2009 at 6:09 am
(32) Gene says:

i did everything(i shortcut BINship/ dragonage.exe. Change the target and add the -enabledeveloper. Modify the button to X) and when i enter the code, i get numbers and letters on top of the screen and it’s like it just froze i can’t move my characters. BTW, i didn’t install the whole game to my PC coz it like 26 GB i just use the disc and play through the shortcut. SO what did i do wrong

November 17, 2009 at 3:10 pm
(33) EndosLos says:

In a way it works… if my game reacts to my given-key my charaters/game doesn’t react anymore to any key of click… but in case I can’t see what I’m typing and I focus… I don’t see a reaction

Do i need to end the code with the given key?

Cause i saw someone used the y (small) as the key..but that doesn’t work…I used the ~….but I need to press Shift and then the ~ button before it reacts within the game

can anyone tell me whyat I can be doing wrong.. or does someone thing what is the best usable key for the key-settings

November 17, 2009 at 8:32 pm
(34) RIck says:

Put two spaces after .exe”

It works

November 18, 2009 at 6:33 am
(35) aussiechris86 says:

space bar 2 times, this had me mind [censored] too. just go to the end and space bar space bar then paste in should look like this… daorigins.exe” -enabledeveloperconsole note the 2x spaces

November 18, 2009 at 7:57 am
(36) MEl says:

Done everything cording to instructions but cheats wont work. Tryed every succestion here. Got cheat working other games (which use similiar). When typing and pressing r(runescript) while letters and numbers appear to of the game screen. No matter which code I try or how I type it, nothing happens. Yes my character stop moving when pushin ~, tryed to hit backspace 2 times 50 times not at all…. nothing seem to work.

November 19, 2009 at 2:02 am
(37) Roelandt says:

Confirmed, a double space after .exe” works. My game file is on the desktop so it looks like this:

“C:\Users\Me\Desktop\Dragon Age\bin_ship\daorigins.exe” -enabledeveloperconsole

However, like the previous user, assigining the tidle key (`) in KeyBindings brings up a list of all letter and numbers in white along the top of the screen, and no variations of backspaces and command entries works. I tried “y” but “y” doesn’t work at all. I wonder if there’s a trainer software? This ain’t workin.

November 19, 2009 at 2:48 am
(38) Gil says:

Using the steam version of the game, so my short cut is more like
“C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\dragon age origins\bin_ship\DAOrigins.exe” -enabledeveloperconsole

When I open up the console, I can’t tell at all that I’m typing into it and have a list of characters at the top of the screen. Still works though, if you type it right.

January 16, 2011 at 9:49 am
(39) Thomas says:

How can you tell if you have opened the console if you cant see it? I have a Steam version and have done the -enabledeveloperconsol with 2x spaces and changed my consolekey to Button_x. I simply cant tell if i have opened the console or not.

Is there any thing that can tell you that the console is open?

November 19, 2009 at 5:43 pm
(40) Tsabo says:

When i tried applying the double space between .exe” and -enabledeveloper it kept taking out the second space

November 21, 2009 at 8:08 am
(41) Tsabo says:

So can anyone help with my problem? Am i doing something wrong?

November 21, 2009 at 11:17 am
(42) Jyn says:

After doing all the above (with 2 spaces and “C:\Dragon Age\bin_ship\daorigins.exe” -enabledeveloperconsole and changing GRAVE to q in KeyBindings); did NOT work.
Then I left the above as is BUT instead of pressing q, I pressed ` then I could enter the money code with 1500000 and got 150 gold.
Note: After pressing ` other letters, like i (inventory) no longer do anything, then when starting to type the cheat code I see a bunch of white letters across the top of the screen.

November 21, 2009 at 1:25 pm
(43) aceras says:

to remove the letters and allow yourself to do things after you enter the cheat, you have to hit return/enter again. for those of you using some random letter to engage the console, there is no need to change the .ini file. just use the key right above tab (`) to engage the console. you will NOT be able to see what you enter.
on another note, after you type a command in, you can hit the ` key and then the up arrow to reuse your last command.

November 22, 2009 at 3:45 pm
(44) VampireNekoX says:

I cant find the daorigins.exe file either or the “C:\Users\Me\Desktop\Dragon Age\bin_ship\daorigins.exe” file i found the keybindings.ini and the closest thing to daorigins.exe i found is daoriginsConfig i have a windows vista intel core2 duo laptop and i dont know what to do can someone help me please

November 23, 2009 at 4:07 pm
(45) Gsmith says:

I had all the same problems that everyone else here seems to be having, but I did solve them all. The instructions here are correct, but a little hazy. First of all, you don’t need two spaces after daorigins.exe, only one space. In fact if you put in two spaces it will simply default back to a single space as soon as you save the change. Furthermore, you do not need to alter the keybindings.ini file. leaving it at (grave) will work when you hit the tilda key. I think the problem people are having comes from inputting the actual cheat code incorrectly. That at lest is where I was screwing up. The cheat code for money is runscript zz_money xxxxxxx. Note that there must be a space between runscript and zz_money as well as between zz_money and the amount you want (xxxxxx). I kept leaving out the space after runscript. Once I realized that, everything worked perfectly. Also, as someone else pointed out; once you have typed in the cheat code you hit enter, then hit the tilda key to close the console, then hit enter again in order to unfreeze the game. It really does work.

August 30, 2011 at 5:42 pm
(46) ExplodedMuffin says:

Yup, I can confirm that it does work. Only difference is that I cannot see the text.

November 2, 2011 at 7:33 am
(47) IRogue says:

THIS is correct. I followed the hazy directions given at more than one website, all to no avail. In the end, I had to go back and undo the changes to the keybindings file. It works fine without any changes made to this file, using the tilde key without using shift. ` and ‘ look very similar in these instructions, but they are not the same. Leave the keybindings file alone, use the tilde key without shift, and create a shortcut on the desktop using the DAO exe file in the bin folder–NOT the launcher. One or two spaces makes no difference, ignore all that rubbish. Make sure you have a space at the end of the target after which you will append the -enable… thingy as instructed. Then, launching from this altered shortcut on the desktop should allow the cheats to work. It doesn’t help not being able to see what you’re typing. I had tons of trouble trying to get it to work… and it would just open up the maps and all that nonsense. Once I got it working, immediately upon pressing that ` key I got all the letters at the top of the screen. Snarks, trolls and jerks, shove off.

November 24, 2009 at 1:35 am
(48) Larry says:

I find this game most enjoyable without cheats. ;-)

November 25, 2009 at 1:28 am
(49) vans says:

help please
i did everything correctly but i just can`t open the console, i`ve tried to change the keybings, pressing shift + ` but nothing works. i use windows vista

please help!

July 21, 2011 at 6:51 pm
(50) Noccis says:

I use WIndows 7 and it doesent work for me either…. been searching all over the internet for answers…

November 25, 2009 at 1:30 am
(51) vans says:

i bought my laptop in canada but i`m not sure what kind of keybord it is, its and HP

November 25, 2009 at 4:25 am
(52) Dale says:

Thank you adybaby. I was altering the launch file before so it didn’t work. Works now. Again thanks for clarifying.

November 25, 2009 at 5:01 am
(53) Gsmith says:

I’m not sure how it can be made any easier or clearer. If you followed the directions correctly then it will work, if it doesn’t work then you did not follow them correctly, it’s that simple. So, right click on your desktop and select New-shortcut, and browse to the installation directory for Dragon Age (ex C:\Program Files (x86)\Dragon Age). Open the directory and open the bin_ship subdirectory (it’s the very first one). the second item in the list should read daorigins.exe. Click on that to highlight it and click on Open, then click on Next, then click on finish. Now you have your desktop icon with the correct target. Next, right click on the icon, and select Properties at the bottom of the pop up menu. Scroll to the end of the line in the Target window, put a space after daorigins.exe” and type -enabledeveloperconsole. Click on Apply and then click on OK. That takes care of the icon. Despite what many people have said you do not need to edit the keybinding.ini file. Let me repeat that, you do not need to edit the keybinding.ini file. If you leave it alone, then hitting the itlda key in game will bring up the console. In the game, hit the tilda key, nothing will appear to happen. Type in the cheat code you want, for instance “runscript zz_money 500000″ (do I have to say no quotes?). As soon as you type the letter “R” (if you have done everything correctly up to this point) you will see several lines of white letters at the top of the screen, don’t worry about them that is supposed to happen. Just type the code. Remember, there must be a space after runscript and another space after zz_money. Now hit Enter. Next hit the tilda key. Now hit Enter agian. That’s it

November 25, 2009 at 8:40 am
(54) Vladi says:

I also have Vista.

I DOES work for me.

Now, a couple of things. IF you change the keybindings and then hit the tilde (by mistake or whatnot) your game will freeze there at that point. Best not to hit the tilde.

I found it best to use an unassigned F-key as the activator key. Personally, I used F8. That way there is no accidental activation.

If those little white letters come up on the screen, you are doing it right once you start with your “runscript …”.
If they don’t, then you need to recheck your .ini and your shortcut.

“C:\Program Files (x86)\Dragon Age\bin_ship\daorigins.exe” -enabledeveloperconsole

That is EXACTLY as it is on my shortcut. Note the quotes. Note the space after the last ” and the – before enable. If that space is not there, it will not work (One space is all you need).

November 25, 2009 at 9:37 am
(55) vans says:

my Target looks like this :
“C:\Program Files (x86)\Dragon Age\DAOriginsLauncher.exe” -enabledeveloperconsole

my key bindings look like this:

i tried all the buttons and i cant get the console to open, i use windows vista and i bought my laptop in canada, please help! (HP)


November 25, 2009 at 12:29 pm
(56) Gsmith says:

Well, your problem is obvious, your target is still wrong despite repeated posts giving you the correct target. If you look at my post and Vladi’s post, the target is supposed to say “C:\Program Files (x86)\Dragon Age\bin_ship\daorigins.exe” -enabledeveloperconsole, NOT “C:\Program Files (x86)\Dragon Age\DAOriginsLauncher.exe” -enabledeveloperconsole. Copy the correct target, and paste it into your shortcut. R.I.F.

November 25, 2009 at 6:44 pm
(57) yo says:
November 25, 2009 at 9:23 pm
(58) Vladi says:

Also, I would suggest changing the binding from “Grave” (w/o quotes) to something else, like F8 (which I use).

November 25, 2009 at 10:54 pm
(59) Marcknco says:

It works for me, just need to figure out why some of the cheats do not work. IE: addparty

Also anyone have the Skill number list?

November 26, 2009 at 1:19 pm
(60) Vladi says:

Not sure on that. Hasn’t worked for me either. Tried it with the names of the character as well as the number assigned to character.

Of course, tried when I had the max 4 of the party size already. Not sure if they will allow a bypass to allow more then 4, or that is only allowed when you have 3 characters, thus in a sense, by passing the normal method of bringing up the party selection screen.

November 27, 2009 at 7:07 pm
(61) darko says:

Whats the point in cheating in this game, i’ve beated the game 6 times now without cheats, even on nightmare and i still didnt have any need for cheats.

November 29, 2009 at 9:19 am
(62) dumdum says:

For german users (maybe others too):
Don’t change the keybindings.ini as described above. No 2 spaces needed between daorigins.exe and param (e.g.: „C:\Games\Dragon Age\bin_ship\daorigins.exe“ -enabledeveloperconsole) Ingame you don’t press ~ (Tilde), you press ^. BUT!!!!! When you press the ^-key, it is in memory and the next key you press will result in for example “^r” when you start typing the “runscript…” command. So there’s the ^ sign as the first char in the command line. You need to delete the ^ at the beginning of the command line (even though you don’t see it) by pressing backspace (<-) after you hit ^. So do the following:
1. Create shortcut on desktop with target "„\bin_ship\daorigins.exe“ –enabledeveloperconsole as described above
2. Start the Game, load Savegame
3. Press ^
4. Press backspace (<–)
5. Enter command (e.g. runscript zz_money 1000000)
6. Press Enter

November 29, 2009 at 11:07 am
(63) Dragon says:

Dragon Age Origins (PC) – Multiplayer Cheats/Hacks

Download here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8FyFTFHqiVA

November 29, 2009 at 8:34 pm
(64) Bassplayer says:

read almost al of these and still cant find an .exe file anywhere! plz help!

November 29, 2009 at 10:28 pm
(65) kyle says:

mine finally worked! you just need to pause the game first then press what ever button you have set then press enter when your done.

November 30, 2009 at 1:51 am
(66) wein says:

is the exe of a golden shield name is daorgin at bin ship folder. add -enabledeveloperconsole after daorgin”

December 1, 2009 at 5:34 pm
(67) Ahart says:

In my game anytime I try to use any of the codes I keep getting the game log on personnel or stuff like that. In my keybindings my code looks like this…OpenConsole_0=Keyboard::Button_GRAVE but every where I have looked it says it is sposed to be…OpenConsole_0Keyboard::Button_W
What can I do??

December 2, 2009 at 7:27 am
(68) Hayvern says:

It works.

-enabledeveloperconsole needs to be outside the the double quotes. Only issue I faced was that I installed the game without creating a desktop shortcut. If you don’t have a desktop shortcut, u’ll have to create one then enter the -enabledeveloperconsole.

If you see the list of white characters, it means you’ve keyed the wrong code. So press F8 and try again. Always end ur code with enter.

I’m using F8 as the Open console key. I’m using the Steam version of the game. Press F8 once, nothing will happen, but you will be able to type the code when otherwise you will not be able to because most of the keys open a menu/inventory or journal. Once the code’s been entered (note you will not see the code being written in the console), press enter.

Tada! Gold coins.

December 2, 2009 at 9:36 pm
(69) Cenovis says:

It’s been posted before but I just wanted to reiterate that the SHORTCUT TARGET that you specify isn’t supposed to point to “DAOriginsLauncher.exe” but “DAorigins.exe”. I made this mistake because I assumed that the shortcut on my desktop already pointed to the right file so I wouldn’t have to make another one. WRONG. If you already have a shortcut on the desktop, it probably points to the launcher and not the game exe.

December 3, 2009 at 2:50 pm
(70) heyyy says:

anyone know if these cheat codes work if you dled game from direct2drive???

December 3, 2009 at 4:16 pm
(71) pete says:

makes me laugh!! cant find daorigins.exe funny eh!! why cause you need to open hidden files morons!! when you got to bin ship youll see a gold colour shield that says daorigins!!yes!! ok now while you window is open go to top of page open tools, then click open folder option, click view,click the show hiddens files and folders.take the tick out of hide extentions, take tick out of hide protected operating systems. that will then show you the exe gold shield. get a short cut , take out to desk top. there you go
once you have done all you need for cheats go back to tools , view and re-verse the ticks and the dot apply! restart then play your game capeesh!!!

April 30, 2011 at 3:29 am
(72) JoshR says:

pete is theman thank you pete for finaly answering that fuckin question

December 5, 2009 at 9:04 pm
(73) drake says:

i have read this over and over i have the -enabledevelopersconsle on the shortcut
changed the key binding to ~ but when i go to type it just brings up the map when i hit n

December 5, 2009 at 9:30 pm
(74) Vladi says:

Drake – N is a key already assigned a binding. You want to assign a key that is not already being used. I personally use F8 because it is not assigned anything.

December 6, 2009 at 4:10 am
(75) Nozza says:

Is there a reason when I do “runscript zz_money 9999″ i get negative numbers?

December 6, 2009 at 4:02 pm
(76) Martini says:

I get this glitch too when I enter the money cheat. How can I solve this problem?

December 7, 2009 at 5:44 pm
(77) Rob says:

anybody find out how to increase or decrease your attributes stats ex: str dex etc, while the add talent has some possibilities not gonna really help if you dont have the coresponding attribute to go with
thanks for any help

December 7, 2009 at 5:57 pm
(78) Vladi says:

Try using another number for the money, like 50000. I haven’t had any problems with the money to this point (maybe I will try that 9999 to see if get same negative results)

December 7, 2009 at 5:59 pm
(79) Verillak says:

Nozza & Martini: to solve this problem try typing in
runscript zz_money 999999999999999999.

I was having the same problem and this worked for me. Just type in a lot of 9′s and it should bring your back to the positive side.

December 7, 2009 at 6:26 pm
(80) Rob says:

Just to clarify something that others might have been doing, cause i just realized i was doing it wrong as well. To Locate your daorigins.exe file you must go to my computer then click on program files then click on dragon age folder then bin ship folder you will then find exe .file

I use xp and was going to “start” then “all programs” then ” dragon age” and only finding the launcher.exe which doesnt enable anything

December 8, 2009 at 5:01 am
(81) Rockepelle says:

You MUST use capital letters!! This won’t work Button_y, but Button_Y works fine! Go ahead and try!

December 8, 2009 at 5:42 pm
(82) harding says:

i cant seem to change my Target. its in a gray font and wont let it be changed

December 8, 2009 at 5:49 pm
(83) harding says:

any help anyone?

December 9, 2009 at 10:19 pm
(84) sasha says:

hi, i did all of the right stuff, but when i type the cheats all random stuff opens up and cheats dont work can anyone help me here

December 10, 2009 at 4:24 am
(85) No Cheats Work!!!!!!! :( says:

I go to the bit where you type in the -enabledeveloperconsole but it says that it is not valid, wtf do i do? HELP!!!

December 10, 2009 at 11:05 am
(86) Cinnamon says:

-enabledeveloperconsole WORKS!

Add it to your shortcut as described!
“C:\Games\Dragon Age\bin_ship\daorigins.exe” -enabledeveloperconsole

mind the space after the ”

Locate your KeyBindings.ini
open it with any text editor
locate the line :

if it is still unassigned type in any button you like

Load your game
Press the assigned key
Type in the commandlines
!You will not see the console, but it is there!
After enabling the console you will not be able to walk foward or perform any other action…
hence you can be sure the console it there!

press enter to execute the command you typed!


December 11, 2009 at 1:18 am
(87) Rozstte says:

Hi, I’m havin a bit of trouble with the KeyBindings step…
I found this line:OpenConsole_0=Keyboard::Button_Grave
yet everyone says it’s supposed to be: OpenConsole_0=Keyboard::Button_X

Is this the same thing??? Or do i delete “Grave” and put in the letter I want?

December 11, 2009 at 9:38 am
(88) DrAntrax says:

The keybinding step is not working for me..

I changed it to: OpenConsole_0=Keyboard::Button_B

But when I load the .exe (with the stuff behind it) and start my savegame the console won’t open (when I press shift + b)


December 12, 2009 at 3:02 am
(89) Miguel says:

It dosent work for me. Mayby the problem is that i have a the pirate version. Its the one made by SKIDROW. Can anyone confirm that this work or not i you have SKIDROW-version.

December 12, 2009 at 8:52 am
(90) Tom says:

OK, this is the way you make the cheat work. Add the -enabledeveloperconsole to the properties of the shortcut to DA which should look just like this this;

“C:\Program Files (x86)\Dragon Age\bin_ship\daorigins.exe” -enabledeveloperconsole

There is one space between the exe” and the -enabledeveloperconsole.

Now go to the C:\Users\You Name\Documents\BioWare\Dragon Age\Settings and open the KeyBindings.ini (Make a copy of this and store in another folder for backup) in notepad, then edit the line item:


To look like this:


NOTE that the “0″ was removed, something not shown in any instructions here or on many sites. Now, the little icon is the one I used which is the ~ button, but you can use any button you please not already used in the game.

I want to give Youtube user
luzes369 crdit for this as he ha dposted the fix there when many complained of the video instructions not working


December 13, 2009 at 12:02 pm
(91) Kenji_K says:

1. Find your ..\Dragon Age\bin_ship\daorigins.exe
2. right-click on it and select Send To..Desktop
3. Right-Click on daorigins.exe – shortcut on your desktop and select Properties
4. Look for the Target box (if your path has spaces, you need to enclose it in double-quotes
“D:\My Games\Dragon Age\bin_ship\daorigins.exe” “-enabledeveloperconsole”
5. in the game press your selected letter, start typing your cheat, there will be alphabets, numbers and others chars across the top of your game screen and it blink something like “set immortal = 1″


December 14, 2009 at 4:07 am
(92) Dan says:

I think I figured out what is confusing people. Or what confused me, at least. I was editing the shortcut created by the game on the desktop. Problem is, that shortcut points to the “DAOriginsLauncher.exe” file instead of the “daorigins.exe” file in the bin_ship folder. Both start the game, but the launcher brings up a menu that you have to click the play button to actually get to the game, thus bypassing the -enabledeveloperconsole command.

In short, double-check that the shortcut you’re editing is pointing to daorigins.exe instead of the launcher. Hope this helps!!

December 16, 2009 at 12:30 pm
(93) vugar darkblade says:

I used the runscript addxp 99999999999999 to bring the entire party to the level cap (25). I have looked online for a runscript… to remove or raise the lvl cap but found absolutely nothing. Does anybody know of one. Please help

December 20, 2009 at 3:30 am
(94) misspriya says:

Okay so I’m 100% sure I did everything correctly. The .exe file and the keybinding. It looks like:
“C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\Steam.exe” -enabledeveloperconsole

Could it be the (x86)? Because I have a 64-bit computer and all my files are under Program Files (x86)..

December 20, 2009 at 9:18 am
(95) Wargasm says:

Ok, for those of you having trouble with enabling console…
The shortcut placed on your desktop after install leads to “DAOriginsLauncher” instead of the actual exe file “daorgins”. Adding console to the launcher will NOT work. Instead find and create a shortcut for the latter (it will be in the “bin_ship” folder). Now add the “-enabledeveloperconsole” to the end of the target bar. NOTE! There must be a space between the last italics and the minus or you’ll just get that annoying error. The codes will work on any version of windows so long as the shortcut points to “daorigins.exe”. Now in-game press ` to open console (you won’t actually be able to see it), now press backspace a few times, enter the code, then press enter. If it worked, congrats. If not, you either typed the code wrong or you just ignored everything I just said…

December 22, 2009 at 9:35 pm
(96) impulse says:

yeah ok so i did all this and i click console but nothing is different and then i type in my code nothing appears and just stuff from the game pops up. wtf how do you people get it to work. i did the proper shortcut the proper file change and it doesnt work this is retail version

December 23, 2009 at 11:18 pm
(97) jellyman101 says:

if you are running win 7 64 bit……………… go to the folder options, then view tab, then uncheck the Hide extensions for known type files and this will let you make xp type short cut.

December 25, 2009 at 1:44 pm
(98) Shau says:

I have Windows XP as an OS so it may or may not matter.

When I go and open up the Bin-Ship folder there is no .exe I can see. I repeat there is NO .exe in there that I can find in Bin-ship.

Can someone tell me how to create the .exe for the shortcut?

December 25, 2009 at 7:44 pm
(99) neewhom says:

I was completly lost as i had done everything correct, until i come agcross (62) Cenovis’s post. scroll right to this and im sure alot of people will resolve the problem. The ORIGINAL SHORTCUT upon installation seems not to work due to it opening the launcher, NOT the game client. Therefor you must make a new shortcut. and you can find out how to do that by scrolling up to previous posts from (46) Gsmith

December 26, 2009 at 2:01 am
(100) Zoicksmaster says:

It does work. I was about to give up, then I installed the right keyboard drivers, and started the game from the desktop shortcut with administrative priviledges.

December 26, 2009 at 2:57 am
(101) Arya says:

So im tired of reading over all of this, none of it’s helping me, i’m stuck in the tower of Ishal, i can’t kill the ogre, i’ve tried almost a million times i swear, and need help. My party are on lvl 4 max.
i’m willing to cheat. I have Windows Vista, i can’t write anything in the target it’s not selectable, and i’ve noticed no one seems to be able to respond to the others having the same problem, can someone please help. i wanna kill the ogre..

December 27, 2009 at 11:55 pm
(102) Ky says:

One major issue is that you have to use the .exe file from the bin directory, not the data directory.

December 28, 2009 at 1:31 am
(103) Arya says:

But i dono where to find that anymore. I think i found it once, but it was completetly different to what everyone else was describing it as and now i don’t even know where i found that.

December 28, 2009 at 12:25 pm
(104) Dragon age says:

To all you who claim to be helping i’m on windows vista ultimate adn here is my stuff

“E:\Program Files\Dragon Age\DAOriginsLauncher.exe” -enabledeveloperconsole


and I have tried the whole leaving it at Grave and i’ve tried leaving the 0 in there if u know what your talking about please post back! thank you

December 29, 2009 at 2:37 am
(105) Devi says:

ahhh this is not working, i have one of the first vista series that came out, its not working, help?

December 29, 2009 at 8:42 am
(106) Arya says:

I’m with Devi, my vista is one of the first, i think, i need step by step instructions please!

December 29, 2009 at 1:14 pm
(107) ali says:

when i add the enabledeveloperscode thing and press ok it says tht’s the target is invalid

December 29, 2009 at 10:57 pm
(108) Hercules1991 says:

Alright listen up I hope this helps.

When looking for the daorigins.exe file.

go to the directory that you saved the program in. usually (“C:\Program Files\Dragon Age) look for and go into the bin_ship folder. In there you will find daorigins.exe it might not have the .exe part. if not that just means the file extension is hidden. It is the same thing. After you create the shortcut, right click on it and then click on properties. go to where it says target. place cursor right after the last ” and hit the space key once. then type -enabledeveloperconsole hit apply or ok.

first part done. you must then actually start the game. I’m not sure you have to start a new game or not, but I did. If you don’t start the program then the settings file you’ll look for next won’t be there. now exit the game. (If you started a new game then save and quit.)

go to my documents > then bioware folder > then Dragon age folder > then settings folder> open up keybindings file. scroll down to the appropriate part it


now delete the word GRAVE and in it’s place choose a button you don’t use during the game. I chose ` it is to the left of the number 1 key. above the tab key.

when you press it in game nothing will happen. you simply start typing your code. you can check to see if it works by pressing the I key. if your inventory doesn’t open then it’s working. Simply hit the backspace key enough times to delete all your hidden letters you may have or may not have types and then type in code.

NOTE: You must start game using shortcut you created. Any other way will disable the developer console function.

This couldn’t be any simpler. hope this helps.

December 30, 2009 at 10:24 pm
(109) Coltie says:

I did exactly everything the same you said, I opened the console and the white letters appear, I write the codes, then I click: enter, tildo, enter, and the cheats don’t work. I was typing it careful with out mistakes, any recommendations?

January 1, 2010 at 1:38 am
(110) Deadman says:

Alright, I had some problems at first with the binding, and the white characters. But I figured it out.
My main problem right now is the fact that now none of my toons will move. As if I turned AI off.
So I tried typing in runscript ai, and tried to move, and then repeated the process and tried to move again to no avial.

Any suggestions? I noticed no one really posted this kind of problem.

January 2, 2010 at 10:17 am
(111) shit says:

Windows 7 64bit, cracked 1.02 skirdow version : NOTHING works. That is so at the moment!

January 2, 2010 at 3:27 pm
(112) Coltie says:

when you press enter, press tildo or the button you put that consolse activation, then press enter again, it should work, you can move then

January 3, 2010 at 4:53 am
(113) cloud says:

To all those WHO can’t find the exe file. Learn how to use Windows!

i.e. in Explorer click ‘tools’ then ‘folder options’ then ‘View’ tab and remove the tick next to ‘Hide extensions for known file types’ THEN you will be able to see ALL the exes you have on your PC.

January 4, 2010 at 6:17 am
(114) Sinned says:

K, so I’m not going to lie here. I downloaded the game. Moved it’s location to a larger hard drive. Moved any an all necessary files.
Changed said files to specified parameters.. The “OpenConsole” is set to Y. And the -openDeveloperconsole is marked in the right place… Perhaps it’s been patched.. Or could my moving the files be the cause of my issues?

January 4, 2010 at 8:17 pm
(115) Destiny's Child says:

Running DA:O v1.02 on Windows 7 32-bit.

I think that to use the console under Windows 7, and I’d guess with Vista, you have to run DAOrigins.exe as administrator.

I managed to get the pc_immortal cheat applied (the only way I could play the game – even in easy mode I was getting bored having to reload the game time after time when ie my party of four was overwhelmed by 12 assassins or a virtually unscratchable boss etc.)

But I haven’t been able to get the ZZ-addparty cheat effective – I want my human warrior to have her ‘pet’ dog with her at all times I’m sure he would be, but he just isn’t powerful enough to warrant sacrificing a slot for.

Are you supposed to ‘break the party limit’ first by effecting the cheat and then do it again adding the fifth member or is the zz-addparty NPCname effective for both?

January 5, 2010 at 7:28 pm
(116) Miha4 says:

i have bin reading this comments for 3 days in the end I entered enable divel. cons.

so check it again!

January 5, 2010 at 8:39 pm
(117) Cory69 says:

I cant find the right shortcut in my bin_ship folder they all have Launcher of are not a shortcut.

January 6, 2010 at 4:10 pm
(118) w00t w00t says:


Go to C:\Program Files\Dragon Age, then open the bin_ship folder and find the icon with the golden shield entitled “daorigins”. Right click on the icon and select the option to “create shortcut”. This will put a daorigins.exe shortcut on your desktop, then just right click and go to properties to edit the target. Hope this helps some of you.


January 6, 2010 at 5:14 pm
(119) TG says:

DOES NOT WORK…None of it works

January 6, 2010 at 7:55 pm
(120) CelticDragon0 says:

I’m starting to get really pissed with the cheats. I’ve tried everything and am in need of help! Please e-mail me!!!

January 6, 2010 at 10:21 pm
(121) Grizzengoo says:

Okay. This gave me problems for a while. Follow these directions EXACTLY and it will work fine.

First, delete whatever DA shortcut you have on your desktop. It is most likely NOT the one you need to modify. Second, open your “C:\Program Files\Dragon Age\bin_ship\” folder through my computer. Right click the icon listed as “daorigins” only. Click Create Shortcut, then click and drag this shortcut to your desktop.

Second, right click this shortcut you just made, then click Properties. This will be the same no matter what OS you are using. Click the Target: textbox, this should highlight the entire text within. Press the right arrow key to move the cursor to the end of the textbox, outside the quotes and everything. Add a space after the quotes then


Third, get to your “My Documents” folder. Normally there is a link to this on your start menu. If not, open My Computer > C: > Documents and Settings > Users > **Your User Name** > Documents > Bioware > Dragon Age > Settings. Open the KeyBindings.Ini file with notepad (or whatever text editor you prefer, I use Textpad5).

If you have a way to show Line Numbers, you are looking for line 70. Otherwise, find the entry of


and REPLACE IT with


Now start the game from the shortcut you created earlier. Load your game or create a new game, whatever. Press the ` key in game… also known as the key above tab (also the key you set to open the console, as above). You will likely not see what you’re typing. However, the syntax is pretty simple.

runscript cheat #####

so to add a lot of gold, you’d type

runscript zz_money 9999999

Then press ENTER. If you followed these directions exactly and you’re still opening your map and character screens, I can’t help you.

January 7, 2010 at 5:44 am
(122) sid says:

guy i was really pissed with dis cheat thing well
(64) pete was absolutely rite thnx pete

in bin ship youll see a gold colour shield that says daorigins!!yes!! make a short cut of it cut n paste it out on ur desk top. then add cmd line the rest of da procedure u kno….. i think making a shortcut of this exe was confusing everyone….. guys u’ll defenetly see white no’s if u hav doubt mail me at syddlife@aol.com i’ll get u thro these cheets wooooooooooo enjoy

January 7, 2010 at 9:14 am
(123) yuriyamato says:

i still use the cheat dam it ~!!! my game always crash it dam~!!!

January 7, 2010 at 3:39 pm
(124) Endymion says:

Still can’t get the zz_addparty code to work:

Can you do it anywhere ingame or does it only work if you have the reform party sceen up? ie does it ‘teleport’ a fifth party member in to wherever you happen to be at the time or does it only allow a fifth (unseen) party member to be chosen in the party formation screen?

January 7, 2010 at 9:16 pm
(125) Rythmer says:

Most of your comments pertain to 32-bit OS. I’m on Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit and having a hard time editing my .exe files. It’s more than likely a simple user setting that I’m unaware of at the moment.

January 7, 2010 at 11:17 pm
(126) Kash says:

does any1 know how to undo a cheat short of restarting the game?

January 10, 2010 at 8:50 pm
(127) pocketnunu says:

OK, I read all the comments and was very careful. I know I have the correct target, etc. When I am ingame, I press tilde or another chosen key, all I get are different maps and character windows and no cheat. I didn’t patch the game, just playing right out of the box and it seems to work fine, except for the cheat console. Do I need a patch for this to work?

January 13, 2010 at 4:21 am
(128) Gary says:

This probably doesn’t matter but after the last ” mark put a space then a “-enabledeveloperconsole” without the quotations, after that type in the runscript codes and then clicke enter if you get a bunch of numbers then you did it wrong, if you did it righ then you’ll get setting immortal one or recieved item or something like that depending on what you put it after runscript

January 13, 2010 at 8:26 am
(129) sphynx says:

I have the steam version and i got the command line working (it actually results in getting a string of random characters 4 lines thick) but when I enter the cheat codes -there is no effect. So unfortunately the method above doesn’t work.
Does anyone know of a procedure that actually works for the steam version?

January 13, 2010 at 6:52 pm
(130) pocketnunu says:

OK I did it with a space after the last ” mark, then the “-enabledeveloperconsole” (without quotes), then hit Apply. It worked. Finally.

Also – it’s probably been mentioned already but I will say it again: when you are in-game and have brought up the console and typed in your command, press ENTER, then your chosen key that you brought up the console with. The weird letters and symbols should disappear.

Then press ENTER twice. Doing this will continue the game and all will work as before. NOT doing ENTER twice will freeze the game.

January 14, 2010 at 10:24 am
(131) gmckay88 says:

hi i do what yous tell me to do to put the cheat in but i can’t put -enabledeveloperconsole next to it i wont let me write on it

January 15, 2010 at 1:10 am
(132) Hamid says:

i did when i was fighting with Branka and i could nt defeat it after 20 times efforts, after i did the procedure & starting the game none of my keys are working. what the hell …! what should i do?
do u guys usually cheat from the beginning or it s possible to start cheating during the game?
it s the keybindings.ini of my game:


now i l try to restart & start again, hope it will work, then i will drop the 0

January 15, 2010 at 2:26 am
(133) Hamid says:


here is the target name in property:
“C:\Program Files\Dragon Age\bin_ship\daorigins.exe” -enabledeveloperconsole

here is keybindings.ini

when i push Y, none of the keys works at all and there is no console up.

my verjen is not original and i cracked it. can it be a matter?
what do u suggest guys?

January 16, 2010 at 2:27 am
(134) Chris says:

Thanks for the help with the cheats;) i am not a computer genious tho did it in first shot. It is easy guys it only requires knowing english and having some common sense ;) thanks to the uploader

January 16, 2010 at 6:13 am
(135) Alex says:

Oh great, I get everything to work (I just want gold since it’s horrible how the only way to earn real coin in this game is to sell items you’d rather use and all items are extremely overpriced that are better than those you find.

I use the money cheat and it “works” until I open my inventory and see that not only did I lose my 150 gold I already had, but I got a negative 73 (-73) copper….

January 16, 2010 at 11:12 am
(136) Neonpcat says:

I’ve enabled the console but whenever I use a code and enter it, the games freezes and none of my other keys work I can’t move anyone I can’t get a menu

any ideas?

January 16, 2010 at 11:15 am
(137) Neonpcat says:

I’ve enabled the console and once I enter my cheat and press enter nothing works, I can’t do anything and have to close down the game. Any ideas

January 16, 2010 at 8:42 pm
(138) Histor says:


after the .exe -enabledeveloperconsole

Nothing more nothing less don’t even touch the Keybindings.ini: ( assuming you have your keyboard set up in USA )

Worked fine like this for me:) press ~ in game enter the command press Enter done

January 16, 2010 at 10:55 pm
(139) Methodfire says:

The cheats work fine…….you are not following the instructions correctly, take note of the key bindings part and use the ` for your key binding.

January 17, 2010 at 5:56 am
(140) Michael says:

I have a very disturbing problem:
I can’t add approval to anybody else than myself even if I write another character’s name. I really want to use this cheat so please help me!!!

January 18, 2010 at 8:21 pm
(141) Dforce says:

this cheat does work, but when your editing the OpenConsole_0=Keyboard::Button_GRAVE, make sure you replace the Grave with a CAPITAL letter, if you use a lower case letter it wont work.

January 20, 2010 at 3:47 pm
(142) Quentin says:

I’ve got the same problem as Michael.
I can use the console and the codes (such as money), but the approval raising one does not work at all.

For example:
runscript zz_addaproval 3 10
…aaaand nothing happens.

Any suggestions?

January 21, 2010 at 3:17 am
(143) Eloka says:

I just wanted to say to Gsmith says thanks so much, I couldn’t get it until you explained it like that. Then after I followed your instructions I got it on the first go. Thanks heaps man!

January 21, 2010 at 2:56 pm
(144) sacredrayne says:

alot of the people here keep asking the same questions… but some dont read all of them…

it took me awhile till i went DUH slapped myself and relized somn very small lead to a big problem…

as everyone says go into ur program files (x86 for u 64 bit system users)/dragon age/ bin/daorgins (mine didnt say exe at the end of it so urs might not either.)

create shortcut to desktop of daorgins and on hte shortcut on ur desktop right click and go to properties there enter “C:\Program Files (x86)\Dragon Age\bin_ship\daorigins.exe” -enabledeveloperconsole copy past it if it makes u feel better u have to make sure u have the quotes and there is 2 spaces between end of quote and the -.
so far ive gotten all the codes to work my problem is that same problem somone else had and it was it tells me i got x amount of gold but i look after i put it in and it tells me i have -31 copper…. havnt tried a shop yet also gunna try to enter the code while im in the shop.

January 22, 2010 at 3:59 pm
(145) Jack D Jacker says:

CHEAT CODES are working fine.
I had trouble with it before but I was able to CORRECTLY follow the INSTRUCTIONS. Keep in mind if your using
Windows XP or VISTA.
@Micheal for your problem
Try CHOOSING the character you want to set your approval, then do the code runscript zz_addapproval Name Amount

January 24, 2010 at 1:59 pm
(146) Biff Wheezy says:

I finally got the console to work by using “Tilde” instead of “~” when editing the ini file.


See if this works for you.

January 26, 2010 at 3:32 pm
(147) Apocalypto says:

I can’t seem to get the runscript addxp to run the second time. Initially I added, dunno, maybe, around 50000 xp points and since my parties and myself are stuck at level 25!!! Is there any work around on this?????

January 30, 2010 at 5:23 pm
(148) guven says:

it didnt work at first but what you need to do is replace the GRAVE with a capital letter, for example Z (is a good choice, not used in the game) then it works.

February 1, 2010 at 5:06 pm
(149) GreenGus says:

Can I load DAO onto my hardrive and play without the CD?

February 2, 2010 at 9:38 pm
(150) joshk says:

i put in the “-enabledeveloperconsole” and that worked, hopefully its in the right program file- i do have vista- i have the keybindings set to X- still doesnt work. Suggetions please

February 3, 2010 at 8:06 am
(151) Ben says:



February 5, 2010 at 7:02 am
(152) Fakhir says:

Same problem as the other guys….everything works but not the money cheat…..i enter the cheat it shows me the money i received but it wont show up in the inventory…..even when i sell things i cant get my money up to a single silver…!!! help guys…!!!

February 16, 2010 at 5:57 am
(153) Lunar says:

When ever i try this it will not allow me to put the -enabledeveloperconsole after the quotations mark in the shortcut target.

February 17, 2010 at 4:13 am
(154) admrk says:

i am able to change the comand line and the shourt cut but nothing works does this cheat work with windows 7

February 17, 2010 at 8:10 pm
(155) Dilan Ali says:

U HAVE TO CHANGE THE DESKTOP LAUNCH OPTIONS ORGINAL LAUNCH OPTIONS TO THE SOURCE POINT WHICH IS “(UR DRIVE):\Dragon Age Origins\Dragon Age\bin_ship\daorigins.exe”(remember to use only one space)-enabledeveloperconsole once the source launch options is set to daorigins.exe NOT I REPEAT NOT daoriginslaunch.exe IT SHOULD WORK FINE

February 18, 2010 at 1:42 pm
(156) Hunter says:

Ok. I have beaten the game twice without cheats. I now want to be able to experience every ability the games has to offer. But what am i doing wrong? IS it one space after the ” and two –, and do I have to edit the keybindings file? Please help each time the ingame screens appear i feel likepunch my laptop and throwing it out my window. PLEASE HELP!!!!!

February 19, 2010 at 3:37 am
(157) admrk says:

I have used the cheat on Windows XP but now i have windows 7 does this cheat work on Windows 7.
I cant for the life of me figure it out i have everything set up like i did for Windows XP but still no go

February 19, 2010 at 5:34 am
(158) admrk says:

boy i feel stupid now well it works on windows 7
i forgot to but the ——––enabledeveloperconsole
in the command line
thanks all

February 19, 2010 at 7:05 pm
(159) kado says:

the application has failed to start because its side-by-side configuration is incorrect
thats what i get when i add to the end of the exe target on the shortcut
does anyone know what i’m doing wrong
thanks for any help

February 21, 2010 at 3:09 pm
(160) invisible man says:

need help email me at skylineisbetter@yahoo.com and I will tell you how it work in windows 7

February 22, 2010 at 12:54 pm
(161) AliM says:

when u add XP or immortality is there any way to add it to other party members or is it just urself?

February 23, 2010 at 8:16 am
(162) NegiCheatsalot says:

I put the command line in, after the last ” quotation mark, and when I click to apply it says ” the name ‘”C:\Program Files (x86)\Dragon Age\bin_ship\daorigins.exe”-enabledeveloperconsole’ specified in the target box is not valid. Make sure the path and file name are correct.” What’s with this? I’m using Windows 7 if that has anything to do with the problem.

February 23, 2010 at 11:46 am
(163) santanna says:

Does anybody have this problem?! I have the cheats working all but addxp…Also my character will not gain experience (xp)! No matter how muchIi fight it will not go up.. And my xp bar says 0 nan experience until level 26.. WTF.. I had to recently install on a new comp, on my last one everything worked correctly.So its not that i dont know what i am doing..please does anybody know how to fix???? I am on 7 64bit.

February 25, 2010 at 6:33 am
(164) rahul says:

“C:\Program Files\Dragon Age\bin_ship\daorigins.exe”enabledeveloperconsole

is this correct
but i got one error message-this file name is not vaild

February 26, 2010 at 11:48 am
(165) Lauras says:

I have follwed the instructions correctly, created a shortcut to open the game with the -enabledeveloperconsole. I have assigned several keys (I don’t have tilde on my keyboard, so tried other keys), but during the game, opened with the shortcut, the console does not open!
I have the retail version of the game. Are there any news on this?

February 27, 2010 at 6:23 am
(166) keith on 64 bit vista says:

re entry 142 only using 2 — will make console work.
PLEASE NOTE.. use shift and ¬ to get the console.
Sometimes you get a mass of letters sometimes you see a quick message saying what you activated.
ALSO NOTE the console does not work everytime.
Dont panic when your team dies cos you wont.
you need a crossbow not a bow , to kill what is on the roof

March 1, 2010 at 8:52 pm
(167) Lucas Aoki says:

Guys, i found how to solve it.

First, make everything listed over here. then, bind the F11 key. Then in windows vista, click with the irgh button of the mouse, and choose: run as administrator.

After i did this, it worked for me.

March 2, 2010 at 5:39 pm
(168) Sauce says:

as Rockepelle says:

You MUST use capital letters!! This won’t work Button_y, but Button_Y works fine! Go ahead and try!

this works with SKIDROW too

March 5, 2010 at 1:58 pm
(169) Tc says:

In Steam, this is super easy.

March 17, 2010 at 12:48 pm
(170) Gray_warden says:

The target has to be set so it looks like this “C:\Program Files\Dragon Age\bin_ship\daorigins.exe” -enabledeveloperconsole….And then the start in file has to look like this “C:\Program Files\Dragon Age\bin_ship” also you cannot use the daorigins laucher.exe file instead use the file called daorigins.exe that should make it work atleast it did for me :D

March 17, 2010 at 10:45 pm
(171) Sabi says:

how do i undo the immortal cheat….plz help…

March 17, 2010 at 10:46 pm
(172) sabi says:

how do i undo the immortal cheat….plz help……

March 20, 2010 at 1:30 pm
(173) lolzorz says:

Soo… I enabled the console, have it running for sure. I tried the addxp cheat, a couple of others as well. Problem is: I can’t get runscript zz_money X to work. I tried entering all sorts of different values, from 1 copper to 10K gold, I tried entering the cheat with capitals and lowercases, I tried it space-less, without the zz_ prefix, I tried everything I could think of. The other cheats work just fine, but this perticular one won’t… Any help on that would be much appreciated.

March 21, 2010 at 12:45 am
(174) drizzit 1125 says:

what if you have windows 7 and it doesnt allow you to change the target?

March 22, 2010 at 10:35 pm
(175) nombredequein says:

i have same problem as Apocalypto and Vugar, I used addxp cheat but i cant use it anymore, and i’m stuck on level 25.

any idea?

March 31, 2010 at 10:06 am
(176) Werner says:

SOLUTION: The following works;

Right-click the shortcut you use for “Dragon Age: Origins”and select properties.
Modify the command line like this:
C:\Program Files\DragonAge\bin_ship\daorigins.exe -enabledeveloperconsole

Note that the part before \bin_ship\daorigins.exe can vary depending on where you have installed the program.

While playing the game, press the “`” key (the character below ~) and then the “~” key (use shift). Then use Backspace to remove the invisible “`”.

You are now in the console window and can type the cheat code and press Enter to confirm.
For example: runscript healplayer [Enter] (to restore the health of all characters).

You can not see what you are typing + when I enter the console I get all the characters of my keyboard displayed in the top of the window.
However, this is okay. It gives you a clue that you really are in the console. The alfabet and the other characters in the top of your screen will disappear again when you continue playing.

I prefer not to use cheats, but after fighting the battle in the village Redcliffe for 20 times or so using different tactics etc., I decided that it was time for a little health cheat.
So enjoy.

March 31, 2010 at 11:19 am
(177) loooohk says:

it doesn’t work on DLC :’( ….

April 9, 2010 at 6:35 pm
(178) asdjb;ajb says:

Dumd asses go to Dragon age wiki and go there they tell u how

April 26, 2010 at 4:12 pm
(179) Divine says:

Thank you so much for the help. Gsmith really helped. The cheats work perfectly. ^.^

May 4, 2010 at 11:43 am
(180) AfroShaolin says:

The cheat works fine with Windows 7. Just the Immortal cheat doesn’t work when fighting Loghain at the Landsmeet.

May 10, 2010 at 2:54 am
(181) proto says:


if runscript zz_money is not working this worked for me, maybe because of an update

runscript zz_money2 (amount)

instead of just money put money2 it worked for me

May 21, 2010 at 5:50 pm
(182) Belgarion363 says:

ok i got the codes to work but when i use the money cheat i get a negitive number not a positive how can i fix this and why is it doing this because i can’t even sell enough stuff to get the money into the positive?

May 21, 2010 at 5:55 pm
(183) belgarion363 says:

also if it helps i have version 1.03 and DLCs like the stone prisoner will this change it?

May 25, 2010 at 2:12 am
(184) Arik says:

if you use windows 7 all you have to do in order to find the actual file is type the line in the search bar & it will bring it up & at that point you just right click on it to either create the short cut or right click on the actual keybind file & edit it there

I myself changed both of the Command=Console Keys using the Letter X

I believe my Problem is that I have all of the expansion packs including the Dragon Age Awaking therefore I may have to locate a different Binding Key file not sure though

June 6, 2010 at 10:15 pm
(185) MamaLuna says:

I am able to get into the console, but can’t seem to get any of the hacks to work. Thoughts?

June 15, 2010 at 12:13 pm
(186) larush says:

I’ve reassigned the key binding in the ini file several times now but all it does it replace the whole thing with a new ”OpenConsole_0=Keyboard::Button_Grave” at the bottom of the ini file, why is it doing this?

June 16, 2010 at 4:19 pm
(187) ReyArgent says:

After opening the cheat console in Dragon Age Awakening when I make an entry I get a display in white of the keyboard. Requested action is not taken. Can you help?

June 20, 2010 at 1:48 am
(188) Todd says:

proto (#173) that suggestion was Golden! I read all the comments, checked and tried everything, and thought that it was either because I was running Win 7 64 bit, or because I was trying them on Awakenings. But the first time I added the 2 to the end of money it worked. Thank you very much!

June 25, 2010 at 10:48 pm
(189) caylx says:

for those of you having issues with getting the money cheat to work just put in a negative amount, it works for me now, i kept getting a negative amount and it kept going more negative as i tried to get more, but put a negative in front and it should work

June 27, 2010 at 12:54 pm
(190) alyupe1 says:

k so i bought this game about a week and a half ago and whenever I try to add the -enabledeveloperconsole into the target it says that the specified target is not valid, any help?

June 27, 2010 at 3:27 pm
(191) mats says:

i tried alot of the different keys but none of them worked until i tried using F8 as the console key.

July 8, 2010 at 3:17 am
(192) mike says:

for some reason my file had
any idea what button grave is?

July 8, 2010 at 3:21 am
(193) mike says:

sorry, forgot to check previous posts. found my answer.

July 12, 2010 at 8:40 am
(194) vgstrategies says:

I would like to take the time to thank every person that posted a comment to this article. It’s nice to see the community jump in and help each other out so thoroughly, even though everyone has somewhat different setups. This not only makes my job of finding, posting, and tweaking codes easier, it makes it more enjoyable to know that YOU are listening and YOU are also helping other gamers who haven’t quite caught on to the inner workings of this. Thanks a lot!

July 14, 2010 at 6:13 pm
(195) belgarion363 says:

is there a code or way to add or change the attribute points on characters?

July 22, 2010 at 11:30 am
(196) I give says:

Well It was a true pleasure to read through all these comments and try all tips that have been mentioned and still not get this to work.
Well, I’m off to go rip out my eyes.

July 27, 2010 at 9:56 am
(197) Hastati says:

Well i also thought that doesnt work ,but found a way! You must launch a game with new shortcut,not old one then it works

August 12, 2010 at 8:00 am
(198) aseem says:

hey guys i am playing dragon age origin
i did everything changing key adding that enebledeveleporsconsole too.
but when i press the assigned key that is ` my game hangs and players stop moving. no console comes.
nothing happens.help me in detail please.

August 29, 2010 at 8:40 am
(199) Rav says:

And how to turn God Mode cheat off? I turned it on for one enemy and now I can’t turn it off o.O

August 30, 2010 at 6:38 pm
(200) Nielsdejong says:

Hey guys,

I followed everything to the letter. Added the desktop with the -enabledevelopersconsole in target (yes, also with the space) And changed the ini to `

However, whenever I type in the cheat code, I get a large amount of white numbers and letters in my console screen, and no gold.

Can anyone please help me with this?

September 1, 2010 at 4:09 am
(201) jack says:

i have the same problem as Nielsdejong i’ve done everything to the letter and when i press (`) button and start writing a lot of white numbers and letters appear and then nothing not one cheat worked please help me its driving me crazy .

September 4, 2010 at 5:35 am
(202) Brail says:


well i tried it! i added the -enebledeveleporsconsole to
“C:\Program Files\DragonAge\bin_ship\daorigins.exe”
which is now
“C:\Program Files\DragonAge\
bin_ship\daorigins.exe” -enebledeveleporsconsole

change the OpenConsole_0=Keyboard::Button_Grey
to OpenConsole_0=Keyboard::Button_Y

but nothing! all the codes doesn’t work!
im using xp and got the oldest version of the game…
well kinda like the retail version…


September 4, 2010 at 8:36 am
(203) Keivn says:

You got to make a shortcut of the .exe then it allows you to place at the end of the taget name what you need.

September 6, 2010 at 7:41 am
(204) Senco says:

Ok, here’s my problem.
*Made my shortcut (“C:\Program Files\Dragon Age\bin_ship\daorigins.exe” -enabledeveloperconsole)
*I altered my keybindings (OpenConsole_0=Keyboard::Button_²
For some reason i got it twice, at the bottom of my keybindings page i’ve got it again (OpenConsole_=Keyboard::Button_A
*I run the game with the shortcut, press ² in game, type runscript zz_money xxxxxx, press enter, then it states i have received that much money, but when i go to my inventory i got -36 copper and it stays that way.
A lil help please.

September 9, 2010 at 8:11 am
(205) MKD says:

This code to enter cheats does not work, can someone place a step by step video on line to create the shortcut exactly right. I have tried as instructed and no success. Thanks.

September 18, 2010 at 9:32 am
(206) Kiruma says:

The cheat works however please note that when you change the target of your shortcut to C:\Program Files\Dragon Age\bin_ship\daorigins.exe” -enabledeveloperconsole

There MUST be 2 spaces between ” and -enabledeveloperconsole.

September 22, 2010 at 12:26 am
(207) Hi says:

There is a mod on dragonagenexus.com that shows the lettering for the cheats

September 27, 2010 at 3:56 pm
(208) Cary says:

Definately does not work! error message reads ‘”C:\programfiles\DragonAge\bin_ship\daorigins.exe”-’ specified in target box is not valid. make sure path and filename are correct….. I would like to point out that I have in fact typed -enabledeveloperconsole and not just the – as specified in the error message

October 16, 2010 at 9:14 am
(209) T says:

I did all the stuff
but when i play the game n press the key
it wont work
im use XP 2

This is my shortcut
“D:\Just 4 Game\Dragon Age\DAOriginsLauncher.exe” -enabledeveloperconsole

This is script from keybinding.ini

anyone can help me?

October 19, 2010 at 8:31 pm
(210) Big B says:

The money cheat does work. I had the same problems you had, error messages and such. You have to enter it like this zz_money2 -xxxxxx. The problem i am facing now is, when i do it the first time, it says that i had 2370 gold, but when i checked i had -73, when i tried the cheat again, it said 100 gold in inventory but, -2370gold on screen??

October 23, 2010 at 10:29 pm
(211) michelle says:

i can see a good number of ID 10 T here

Make a shortcut to your “daorigins.exe” file (typically located in C:\Program Files (x86)\Dragon Age\bin_ship folder) on your desktop or Start Menu. Right click on shortcut, choose properties, then add the line in the *Target* field “-enabledeveloperconsole” (without the quotes) to the end of the shortcut and it should look something like:
“C:\Program Files\Dragon Age\bin_ship\daorigins.exe” -enabledeveloperconsole
Be sure that there is a single space between the last quotation mark and the -.
If you have the Steam version, go to your My Games tab and right-click on Dragon Age: Origins. In the General tab you will see a “Set launch options…” button. Click on it and add “-enabledeveloperconsole” (without quotes) to the start options field.

Another option is to edit the file data\DAOriginsLauncher.xml. This will allow you to run the game from it’s normal shortcut but requires you to edit a game file which should be done carefully and not before taking a backup of the file. Find the line


The line below should be something like this.


Add an attribute arguments=”-enabledeveloperconsole” to it make it read

source: http://dragonage.wikia.com/wiki/Console

October 29, 2010 at 4:09 am
(212) silent says:

Has anyone gotten this to work with the Ultimate Edition?

I’ve enabled consoles like this in other games with no problems, but this one won’t work for me no matter what I tried out of the previous comments. I’m thinking it is because I have the Ultimate Edition. Please post if you have gotten it to work with the UE. Thx.

November 6, 2010 at 7:15 am
(213) Koki says:

Hey everyone! I find the real problem :)
You don’t have to change the keybinding.ini file most cases because the game won’t react for the key given (so leave it in the ..button_GRAVE form).
Just write the -enabledeveloperconsole after ..daorigins.exe”.
I red lot of comments about various problems but nothing worked for me, so I lost my patient and went back to the game and tried out all the number buttons with Shift pressed. And voila: my appropriate button is Shift+2, the ” sign.
So everyone who has the open-console problem should try out all the possible buttons and the console will open (you can be sure if the console open, because then you cannot move with the characters). Then to close the console just press again your working button and hit enter ;)
hope I could help you out :)

November 8, 2010 at 4:53 pm
(214) daniel says:

help i whant to enabal chets the eseyist way and the fastest so plese help

November 9, 2010 at 6:12 pm
(215) Natursegung says:

I have the Steam copy of Dragon Age Origins-Ultimate Edition. I have followed every step to the letter over 30 times and tried every crazy way of doing it but nothing will open my console. I have win 7 ult 64bit. I have tried compatibility modes, running as admin, not changing keybindings and changing keybindings, adding the -enableblabla to the insteam set launch options but nothing lets me open the console. nothing happens ever. help is apreciated =D

November 19, 2010 at 7:16 pm
(216) StriderMatic says:

I also have the Ultimate Edition of Dragon Age, Win 7 64-bit. I followed all instructions to the letter, but was also unable to get the console working with the -enabledeveloperconsole option. The only successful method was editing the XML file directly, as indicated in the wiki:


After doing so, the console has always worked. Just MAKE SURE you create a backup of the XML file before you edit it, in case something goes wrong.

November 24, 2010 at 7:37 am
(217) xaphirox says:

why don’t you work hard and finish every quest dont cheat cause it wont give you something to thrive on.

November 25, 2010 at 5:43 pm
(218) Speedmaster says:

I’m on Win7/64 bit and tried all solutions with no avail. The only one that worked was the XML editing as Stridermac posted on the #208. Follow the instructions and it will work… it took me 3 days to get to Stridematic post but once I used it everything comes up fine.

Cheers and thanks to Stridermatic.

December 1, 2010 at 8:59 am
(219) NotARetard says:

I bought DA origins a while ago. I used these cheats with no problems. This was on the original ship version.
I then got the expansion which also updated to 1.03

Now they dont work.
1. My icon is identical, I checked the command after it for shits anyways.
2. I verified my console is working. This is easy, you just press the console button, then try to move your character with the keyboard. If no movement, the console is active.

I’ve been using computers for 21 years now (windows 2.0) and I am confidant after checking a rechecking (and since the console is obviously working) that either the command to activate the cheats has changed OR they have been removed from 1.03 (which is required for the expansion if you have it)

Before you rebut this post, ask yourself “Am I smarter than 90% of the people who posted above?” If not, you are retarded and you would be kind to do the world a favor and not post your comment. If have a comment that involves WHAT the command was changed to(command being the line after the quoted exe file name in the shortcut), if the actual console commands used to cheat where changed(as in “runscript zz_money 10000″ etc), or you know the console cheats have been removed entirely then you actually have valuable data that I am sure everyone who reads this would value.

One last thing – to the people who post messages talking sh*t about cheating on a cheat site: Without you the world would have no morality. Cheating in video games is a crime worse than raping babies. Thank you for your valuable service! I can now sleep at night… wait.. if you don’t cheat why are you here? .. NOOOO my heroes are frauds!!!

December 14, 2010 at 8:00 pm
(220) juan says:

did every thing got this one on a downloaded version..
bin very accurate with the instructions, and was able to add the -enabledeveloperconsole still nothing works.. chnged the keybindings. still unable to get console in game. is there any other way?

December 15, 2010 at 2:48 pm
(221) Seranel says:

I too have been using computers for a very long time. I know for an absolute 100% fact that I have created the shortcut correctly. I’ve tried every combination of key bindings, from GRAVE, Grave, TILDE, Tilde, Y, y, L, l, F8, with and without the 0. I’ve tried -enabledeveloperconsole with one space, two spaces, one dash, two dashes, tried entering that in the Launch Properties in Steam… So please don’t just give another iteration of the exact same instructions.

I have never once gotten the console to work. No matter what I do, I launch the game, open my save, press whatever key/keys I have set to open the console, and I still have full control in the game. I’ve tried hitting backspace first, and still when I type a code, various windows like inventory always come up.

I’m 100% sure my shortcut points to DAOrigins.exe. One person mentioned that when the shortcut points to the Launcher, it still brings up the launch window (with Configuration, Support, Play, etc). This implies that when you open it with the DAOrigins.exe shortcut, the launch window would not open. Yet for me, it still does, and I suspect this is the problem. In some other games, I’ve been able to use command line parameters to disable the launcher window, for example, with City of Heroes, to disable the program that makes sure it’s up to date when that part of their servers was down for a few days.

Is there such a command for DAO?

February 16, 2011 at 4:34 pm
(222) L/\N|)O says:

Edit a game file as in http://dragonage.wikia.com/wiki/Console (“By editing a game file”). I think this option adds arguments when launching the game with launcher window.

Dont iterate SAME answers noobs. 99% of posts here are useless (9827349 iterations of same answer). The Seranel post and posts with pointing to wikipedia helped me (and editing the DAOriginsLauncher.xml).

December 23, 2010 at 10:13 am
(223) Jai says:

okay guys i also had the same problems like you guys did.. and was annoyed and pissed.. but i got it to work.. hope it will work for you its very simple:

add the -enabledeveloperconsole on the target box in the shortcut properties.. (doesnt matter if u use 1 space,2spaces, no space)

after that theres no need to change keybindings.ini file… start the game.. once in the game press “~” (if you guys know counterstrike, its the same console key) you’ll know when its working if you try to move around using ur mouse and ur not able to then the console is open..

press backspace a few times to make sure u didnt type anything (the console or the codes will not be visilble)

enter the code u want along with spaces then press enter..

hope this helps

December 24, 2010 at 6:23 pm
(224) Beebz says:

I have the Steam Ult Edition; have done the console thing on XML file, made a new shortcut, altered the steam shortcut, changed the key assignment to every single key not in use and guess what

still hasn’t worked!
No matter what I put in or what I do I still have full control of the game after I press the key i.e the console has not been borught up.
Can someone please help me make this work once and for all?

December 26, 2010 at 6:58 pm
(225) Ripping my eyes out here says:

ok guys… i have windows ult edition running on 64 bit windows 7 DLC

I have followed all the instructions to the point but still with problems on the way…

first problem: i had the proper daorigins.exe shortcut and but command line inside the quotes = Bad Idea… command line needs to be on the outside of the quotation with one space in between and then” “-enabledeveloperconsole”
i thought yes finally it no longer says the target field is invalid… go to start up the game from desktop and wat happens another error WTH? application load error 5:0000065434

Worked on the op’s before by just having daorigins.exe and then properties -enabledeveloper console and with bindings set yeah was great

i have edited the daoriginsloader.xml or something and didnt work either…

any help from people who have had same problems but sorted it out would be the dogs bollocks pls help me!?

December 26, 2010 at 7:57 pm
(226) Ripping my eyes out here says:

i have dao ultimate edition running on 64 bit windows 7 ultimate with DLC

Just use this website it is safe norton checked it over….


You just need to read the Using a shortcut paragraph

AND… By editing a game file paragraph

BTW… copy the final example it gives and then highlight what is already in that line of code and paste the finla example over what you just highlighted

AND… Accessing the console paragraphs

i only read as far as the first paragraph, you may need to read more, but X button brings up my console nicely

The person who made the website is a legend :D DDD

January 5, 2011 at 11:48 am
(227) RolynesMuse says:

I’ve done everything to the letter to get this console enabled for me the only problem is that whenever I try to start up the game, a window pops up and it says;

“Dragon Age: Origins – Awakening

Could not find the Dragon Age disk. Please insert the disk and try again.”

Only I don’t have a disc to insert… O_-

January 15, 2011 at 9:07 am
(228) Makomea says:

Hey guys, when Binding a key to bring up the console, keep in mind that some keyboards wont register the “~” key. It has something to do with regional codes from keyboard manufacturers or something like that. Thats why in Elder scrolls oblivion, people was unable to use the “~” key to bring up the console, as was set by default from Bethesda. So if you dont seem to be having any luck bringing up the console or using it, Make SURE you didnt set your console key to “~” Keep in mind you may also set combinations of keys to bring up console such as “CTRL+SHIFT” or CTRL+ALT+SHIFT”. Just saying though. someone may have already posted this info, I didnt have time to read all 1000 posts, but if not, I hope that helps with the problem of not using console.

February 22, 2011 at 1:33 am
(229) Arminius says:

Here’s what I’ve done so far on a Win7 64 bit, and I have the game installed via Steam:

I’ve made a shortcut from this file:

C:\Programfiles (x86)\Steam\Steamapps\common\Dragon age ultimate edition\bin_ship\DAOrigins.exe

I’ve edited the info to include the enabledeveloperconsole like shown below on that shortcut:

“C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\dragon age ultimate edition\bin_ship\DAOrigins.exe” -enabledeveloperconsole

I’ve edited this file:

C:\Users\Arminius\My Documents\BioWare\DragonAge\Setting\keybindings.ini

I’ve only edited the top of the keybindings regarding consoles.
Last thing I tried were | button as seen below. I’ve also tried dozens of other keys.


Still it wont work.
How do I know it?
Well I have tried both pausing the game and doing it “realtime”, still when I start to type the code (obviously after trying the key assigned in keybindings, but also a bunch others incase it ignores it) it opens the World Map when i hit n.
So that means it does not work for me so far.
I suspect it’s Steam’s fault somehow, and will look at the launch alternatives one can preset in Steam itself…Perhaps the solution lies there.

March 7, 2011 at 9:17 pm
(230) Jehanne117 says:

the supercrit cheat for your companions doesn’t work on Leliana. It works on my main character and on any other companion. Every other cheat also works on Leliana but not the supercrit cheat. Please help

March 14, 2011 at 10:30 pm
(231) BigRedKane says:

I reccomend trying this Dragon Age Wiki for the console info….also has info for getting steam version working (as well as tons of other info relating to it and all the codes).


Also try this mod to make the console visable -
(you will likely need a free membership)

The console isn’t normally visable because the installer doesn’t install the fonts.erf file correctly.

March 17, 2011 at 2:21 pm
(232) dudearoni says:

Running Win 7 Home 64bit, DA:O Ultimate Edition

GSmith’s post (and those like it) are spot on. Must create a new shortcut and add the script to the target. Simple as pie just follow their directions. If you can navigate around your HD you can do this, it is not rocket science. They are absolutely correct in that you DO NOT need to change the .ini script line.

IF you already were playing using the original shortcut you will need to log out and then log back into your online account after clicking on the new shortcut to ‘activate’ the DLC… or bonus content as with UE.

Works like a champ. This from a pseudo-knowledgeable, occassional console cheat user.

March 17, 2011 at 2:23 pm
(233) dudearoni says:

oh, yeah, forgot to mention I am running with the 1.04 patch: no problems

March 20, 2011 at 10:02 pm
(234) Vladimier says:

whenever i enter a cheat it makes the game stop working. i can still get use options when i run cursor over stuff but i can’t un-pause and continue my game plz hlp if possible.

March 26, 2011 at 8:48 pm
(235) Bzzzzz says:

hey i am having a problume with just this cheat anyone have any sugestiongs runscript zz_supercrit player

April 25, 2011 at 3:00 pm
(236) Christopher says:

I have done everything but when I am in the game and hit `(for `is the key i assigned) the game freezes but when I type in the codes it just won’t work. I don’t see any thing on the screen like letters or anything new. Here is my target “C:\Program Files\Dragon Age\bin_ship\daorigins.exe” -enabledeveloperconsole
And my KeyBinding OpenConsole_=Keyboard::Button_`
What am I doing wrong?

May 25, 2011 at 11:16 pm
(237) Dean says:

i figured it out its quite simple actually
on windows 7 first go to start menu then to computer after that local disk then you should have a folder labeled something like program files *86 or something like that once in there go to dragon age then DO NOT take the game launcher from this file. continue to the folder labeled “bin_ship”
when you are in bin_ship make a short cut on the desktop from the application called “daorigins”. once you have this application rather then the one, one folder up everything is the same as the website says
Ie adding the -enabledeveloperconsole to target and all that
hope this works for you

July 13, 2011 at 9:55 am
(238) sylergcs says:

ok i got the comand console working however the only cheat that works is add exp the rest when i type them in and press enter display a full keybord at the top of the screen and does nothing else

July 20, 2011 at 12:09 pm
(239) CheatMonster says:

I have tried everything I’ve created the shortcut put the target key iv done everything but when i go in the game press the key type in(i know you cant see it) the command doesnt work …. help plz

July 21, 2011 at 7:04 pm
(240) noccis says:

For those of you who have problems with entering code in game (if the screen doesent even freeze after you hit whatever key you asigned),
in the keybindings text file, remove the 0 after OpenConsole_0=Keyboard::Button_X and reload the game.
Worked for me!

July 25, 2011 at 4:50 pm
(241) eascollins says:

Gsmith said:
“I’m not sure how it can be made any easier or clearer. If you followed the directions correctly then it will work, if it doesn’t work then you did not follow them correctly, it’s that simple. So, right click on your desktop and select New-shortcut, and browse to the installation directory for Dragon Age (ex C:\Program Files (x86)\Dragon Age). Open the directory and open the bin_ship subdirectory (it’s the very first one). the second item in the list should read daorigins.exe. Click on that to highlight it and click on Open, then click on Next, then click on finish. Now you have your desktop icon with the correct target. Next, right click on the icon, and select Properties at the bottom of the pop up menu. Scroll to the end of the line in the Target window, put a space after daorigins.exe” and type -enabledeveloperconsole. Click on Apply and then click on OK. That takes care of the icon. Despite what many people have said you do not need to edit the keybinding.ini file. Let me repeat that, you do not need to edit the keybinding.ini file. If you leave it alone, then hitting the itlda key in game will bring up the console. In the game, hit the tilda key, nothing will appear to happen. Type in the cheat code you want, for instance “runscript zz_money 500000″ (do I have to say no quotes?). As soon as you type the letter “R” (if you have done everything correctly up to this point) you will see several lines of white letters at the top of the screen, don’t worry about them that is supposed to happen. Just type the code. Remember, there must be a space after runscript and another space after zz_money. Now hit Enter. Next hit the tilda key. NOW HIT ENTER AGAIN. That’s it”

YOU MUST HIT THE ENTER KEY AGAIN. This is where I had trouble. Thanks Gsmith!

August 9, 2011 at 6:01 pm
(242) Jason says:

When changing the ini file then change “OpenConsole_0″ to “OpenConsole_1″ so it looks like “OpenConsole_1=Keyboard::Button_x”, that will surely make it work. And remember to right click daorigins.exe and click make shortcut and then edit it or else it won’t be possible to edit the target line. Enjoy.

August 15, 2011 at 9:46 pm
(243) Jack says:

Ok well i figured out a cheat and i dont know if others found it out too. Well its like the duplicate cheat. what you do is you buy an expensive item ( more expensive the better ). i bought a 14 gold bow an when i bought i click both mouse buttons on the item. Then i dragged it to the merchant and then let go of the right mouse button then the left. Yes it duplicates the items if you have 2 of the same items for merchant and yourself. But what it also does is sells the item for its original cost and what it would actually be if you sold a item without cheating. also if you wanted the item buying normally it would cost half as much as it would normally maybe even less. Then you leave the merchant then talk to him again and repeat the process. The price of the item resets and you can keep on getting the extra gold. I did it with a hammer that was 150 gold and got 500 gold in less than 20 sec.

August 28, 2011 at 12:41 am
(244) Ryan says:

this is not working it wont let me type anything in the target
i have tried and it is faded out and wont let me type in commandconsol

August 28, 2011 at 12:43 am
(245) ryan says:

the target is faded out i cant right command console help pls

September 3, 2011 at 7:21 am
(246) SGTMark says:

STEAM sucks! dont buy steam versions of games. Cant fine EXE and cant play offline.

October 27, 2011 at 8:40 am
(247) wickedchild says:

The trainer does not work with Windows 7. On my HP laptop I run 7 and on my Gateway laptop and HP desktop I run Vista. on both my Gateway and desktop, the trainer works fine. But on my HP laptop(windows 7) it simply doesn’t acknowledge the changes to the shortcut and the key bindings.

December 9, 2011 at 8:15 pm
(248) emily says:

I truly thought that this did not work, but it really does. When I type in the money cheat, I don’t have any numbers or anything pop up when I’m typing it, I just have to be very careful. Listen to Gsmith’s instructions EXACTLY and it will work! Thanks so much everyone for your help!!!

December 25, 2011 at 10:12 am
(249) Juan 17 says:


BUT, AT THE TIME IM USING THE “runescript zz_addapproval x yy” the cheat didnt work…

im playing for a minute…then im running out of gold.
i want to make a gold again by runescript zz_money 70000..
but it didnt work again…and the other cheats..all didnt work.
someone can help me?

January 19, 2012 at 7:12 pm
(250) Serenity says:

you guys are all nerds XD but it’s kay i am too. this has all been helpful. i kept getting my tushie kicked by the werewolves.

February 20, 2012 at 11:00 pm
(251) rathbone7 says:

Works perfectly. thanks for the detailed instructions.

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