Dragon Age: Origins PC Cheat Codes Guide

Boost companion approval ratings, heal the party, and more

Dragon Age: Origins dragon
Electronic Arts

Dragon Age: Origins is a role-playing game developed by BioWare and published by Electronic Arts in 2009. Set in the fictional fantasy world of Ferelden, it tells the story of the Grey Wardens, an ancient order tasked with fighting the monstrous Darkspawn and the Archdemon that commands them. If you need some help protecting the realm, we have some handy cheat codes.

This guide is specifically for the Windows PC version of Dragon Age: Origins.

How to Use Cheat Codes for Dragon Age: Origins on PC

If you want to use cheat codes for Dragon Age: Origins, you need to tweak the game's command line parameter and modify a file. Here's how:

Make sure to create a backup of the game file before you make any changes.

  1. Make a shortcut to the game's main daorigins.exe file (Dragon Age/bin_ship/daorigins.exe by default). If you have trouble locating this file, you may need to enable viewing hidden files.

  2. Right-click the shortcut, then select Properties.

  3. Add the command line parameter -enabledeveloperconsole.

  4. Now open the keybindings.ini file (commonly found under My Documents/BioWare/Dragon Age/ Settings/) and find the following line:

     OpenConsole_0=Keyboard::Button_X
  5. Change the line to read:

    OpenConsole_0=Keyboard::Button_Q
  6. Save the file and launch the game using the shortcut you created earlier. While in the game, press Q to bring up the developer console.

If you have the Steam version of the game, you can find the .exe file under Program Files > Steam > steamapps > common > dragon age origins > bin_ship.

The key you set in the keybindings file for console doesn't work in Steam. You can open the developer console using the tilde (~) key instead.

Dragon Age: Origins PC Cheat Codes

Once you've enabled cheats using the above method, you can activate these codes by typing them in the console.

Cheat Code Effect
runscript zz_addparty NPCname Add party member by name.
runscript zz_addapproval X <amount> Add to a companion approval rating. X = companion.
runscript addtalent [number] Adds the talent or spell corresponding to the number to your character.
runscript zz_addparty Allows player to break the party companion limit.
runscript pc_immortal Enables God mode.
runscript healplayer Heals player/party.
runscript killallhostiles Kills all hostile creatures in the area.
runscript chargen Goes to the Origin screen.
runscript selectparty Goes to the Party Select screen.
runscript zz_dropparty Removes the entire party.
runscript zz_talk_nearest Talk to the nearest NPC.
runscript zz_pre_strategy Teleports player and party to Duncan's fire in Ostagar.
runscript zz_pre_demo2 Teleports player and party to Ostagar.
runscript ai off Turns off NPC AI.
runscript zz_money <amount> Adds the specified amount of copper. 1,000 copper = 1 gold.
runscript addxp <amount> Adds the desired amount of XP.