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What's a community for if not to ask for help when you're utterly flummoxed?

The story is, yesterday my copy of DAII arrived, I installed it, created my character, etc. etc. Fun and games for all. After playing for a good few hours, I realized that there is one thing about the game that really, really bothers me...

I hate the way Hawke walks/stands.

Normally I am not one for modding the hell out of everything, but I understand that there's a mod that removes the swaying, hip-tilting feature of F!Hawke and replaces it with a more gender-neutral strut. Since I am new to this business and mods are kinda terrifying, I was wondering if a kind, gentle soul could hand-hold me through the whole mod-installing process and whisper words of comfort in my ear.

Or, you know, just point me to a really good tutorial.
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Without a proper toolset the DA2 mod scene is still a bit sparse. A few things have come out that might be worth your attention, though.

One, in particular, inspired my happy dance. There has been one thing I've been howling over in DA2 for ages.

Yeah, they fixed the "hi, I live off unfiltered luckys, coffee, and healthy quantities of brown dye taken orally" issue from DAO...
and replaced it with BLOOD SPLATTERED TEETH.
I don't know about you, but every time I talked to someone with blood on them (basically almost always since you can't go five feet without some gang ambushing you) it looked like they had teeth knocked out.
Not pretty.

I know it can't be just me. I mean, seriously... I've got a decent sized LED monitor. I play with setting on high. I've got direct x 11 enabled. If that looks like missing teeth for me, it must for almost everyone.

And finally... someone made this mod. And I love them for it so very, very much.
No More Blood Splattered Teeth

Other mods of note...

A not too bad Zevran that is a little closer to the DAO look. They also did a Teagan and Alistair set that's worth a gander.

Get rid of the crumb-catcher with Armors De-Shelved

Once that's done, you can put the armor on anyone else. Equip your party lets you play dress up once more. It is not without its flaws, as you lose access to their custom armors.

What about all of you? Seen anything good lately?
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It's a Fenris specific mod. Because, well, I am ANNOYED by the chalky lines of his so-called lyrium tattoos on his face

So I changed it.  )
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Since [personal profile] scarylady linked to the cool armor for Fenris, I did some poking around to see what's new on the Nexus.

A lot of the available mods are intended to change the looks of the NPC's in ways that make Darkrose grumpy (lightening Isabela's skin tone; making Aveline's features less strong and distinctive). The lack of a toolset makes creating all new items like the fantastic Phoenix Armory and the Wings of Velvet robes difficult, but there are a few nice item mods out there:

Sunnie's item packs tweak the stats of existing objects in game, and most notably, adjust them so that they evolve as the character levels. Her modded evolving Staff of Parlathan is the only staff I used for Julian, my mage Hawke. I also like the idea of Aveline keeping her original sword and Wesley's shield through Act 1. The one caveat is that the evolving items can be a bit unbalancing, especially at early levels.

Sunnie's Item Packs 1-5
Sunnie's Item Pack 6
Sunnie's Item Pack 7

This mod is also quite useful: it replaces all of the dress-style mage robe models with the jacket/pants combo that doesn't scream "I AM A MAGE!" There do appear to be some issues, and it's definitely a work in progress, but the idea is a good one.

ETA: One of the big issues that caused me to uninstall this mod is that it changes ALL the robes for ALL characters--including NPC's. Karl in the Robes of the Notorious Pirate just doesn't work for me.

The Apostate's Wardrobe

This mod adds additional runes. I haven't actually used it, so I have no idea how it affects game balance, but it was done by a modder whose work I've liked in both Origins and DA2.

Rune Expansion Pack

DA2 Mods

Mar. 21st, 2011 11:54 pm
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Some of these have been mentioned here and there already in various threads, but for your interest and convenience here is a link to an IGN list of their top ten DA2 mods:


LI Bugs

Mar. 16th, 2011 07:21 am
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Putting this behind a cut so I won't spoil anything.

Read more... )
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I missed the opening of a fascinating banter between Isabela and Fenris that hasn't been transcribed or posted as video, and I must know all of what was said. It's not in Fenris's dialogue file on the wiki and this makes me sad.

So, my question: anybody seen a text dump of DA2, or know how to dump text?
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(more thanks to [personal profile] cave_fatuam  who probably had no idea I was going to abuse this graphic so badly.)

Tuesday looms, my darlings. It looms, and we are ready for it. (Why no, I've not slept; I still have saves to rebuild!)

So here's the deal. We want everyone's plunge into DA2 to be a) fun, and b) spoiler-free, so please read the bullet points below.

  • Until further notice, all Dragon Age 2 posts shall be relegated to this thread. This will keep the comm from exploding and also allow those of us who aren't playing it yet/have no desire to play it to continue on as normal.
  • Use the comment title space to put in a topic like you would for a standalone post. If you think it might be spoilery for an area/character/wevs, post that first thing so those of us who don't want cameos/LIs/game plot detailed can scroll on past to something else.
  • Hmmm. Screenshots. I guess post them as links so we can click if we want to see and avoid if we don't. (Note to self: FOLLOW THIS RULE.)
  • DA drabbles/fic/art may be posted separately to the comm within the next couple of weeks. Just not right now. We need to get everything settled.
  • You'll note a series of new tags going up for DA2 characters, as well as a da2 spoilers tag. Use these when the time comes. :D
Okay, good? Good. Dive on in.

::EDIT:: Mods are coming out already. Wanna check them out/post one you just found? This is the thread for it.
::2nd EDIT:: This is about to go off sticky for another announcement, so I'd subscribe to the entry/save the link. Though it will also be available via sidebar!


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DAO/DA2 gameplay, fanwork, and mod community


March 26th

Dragonmod here!

I'm not dead! Expect a bit of maintenance happening behind the scenes, as well as a post I've been meaning to get live for a while coming soon.


For the record, we're no longer considering DLC spoilerrific, especially now that we're in the dry spell between DLCs and the new DA game.

Thanks darlings!


To all our new friends, if you want to join and don't have a Dreamwidth account, go to this thread right now. Request a code, we've got plenty to go around!


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