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Or, how to manually edit the chargenmorph file!

So... we all know the preset faces SUCK THE SLOTH DEMON, yes? Of course they do. Granted, we're not talking Oblivion, where you honestly wonder if the designers had ever actually SEEN a human before, but still... they're not pretty. And if there's anything we know, it's that THEDAS IS FOR PRETTY PEOPLE.

Sure, it isn't too tough to just rename a file and stick it in the override folder to replace one of them. Right? (at this point if you're not saying right... you may want to take a step back since I don't want to have anybody breaking their game or anything. You should already be pretty comfortable installing mods in DAO if you want to try this out.)

But... what if you want to add more? What if eight presets just AREN'T ENOUGH?

Well, you can hope and pray someone made a modified chargenmorpcfg.xml file for you, mash it with the one you already have using something like this utility... only to find out the lovely faces you saw on Nexus are only set up for replacement. And then you can sit and wonder, of those eighty faces, which eight will be the winners. Or you can find one with the most absolutely perfect male elf (and Maker knows they're not easy to do!)... and then three or four others that look like they fell off a truck face first into the ugly patch. Why take all when you just want Mr. Handsome? You don't have to!

You can  take that chargenmorph file and make it your BITCH.

Seriously, if you can type and you can install a mod, you can do this. I promise.

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Several of you have asked me about using the console effectively, especially when it comes to skipping Ostagar. There's a skip Ostagar mod in beta right now, but this is also a perfectly acceptable alternative. If you've never used the console before, read console basics. If you have, skip right to getting the fsck out of Ostagar.

console basics )




Skip Ostagar )

Directions for Couslands )

NOTE: Doesn't conflict with Zevran ASAP and should work fine with the Ser Gilmore mod. If you're wondering about any others, ask me here and I'll give you my best guess.

Final note
: You'll see that this doesn't give you codices, etc, which is one advantage a full mod has over running the debug script, but since you don't get most of your good gear until Lothering anyway, in this case it's not problematic. (You will miss Havard's aegis, sadly, unless you fought the ogre.) For the record, there's no known way to get the codex entries unlocked using the Ostagar debug script.)

I also wouldn't recommend consoling through the origins like I've shown here. Not only are the debug scripts you'd use less than intuitive, but you really do need the items, money, and XP you receive if you're to be of any use at all. Play the origin like usual, and then skip Ostagar for great justice!

Need help? Ask away. Together we can make this tutorial awesome. If there's an interest, I'll make a Skip Lothering tutorial next, which will be a bit more complex because it involves gathering characters. (Nothing can ever be EASY.)

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HTM ELF Part 2!
Really basic HTML help starring Zevran!
I made this to help [personal profile] biffmclaughlin ,but everyone can have a look. ;D
Sorry this is kinda late, but it's still technically Saturday here. ;D You see, I'm sick and the Boy has been running MacBook interference, because he has this crazy idea that I should "rest" and "take care of myself"....Pfft.
Part 1 is here.
HTML can be fun! )
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[personal profile] cave_fatuam
Really basic HTML help starring Zevran!
I made this to help [personal profile] biffmclaughlin ,but everyone can have a look. ;D
It's in two parts because the pages are huge. I'll post the second half tomorrow or Saturday. It depends on if I get snowed in. XD...but either way, ickle Zevvy ish kayoot. *squishes cheeks*
HTML can be fun! )


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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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