Interlude pt. 3 – Mod list for our Dragon Age Inquisition Playthrough
Yes, we’re finally doing it – we’re starting our Dragon Age Inquisition runthrough!
(Wait, you don’t remember what happened in our last DAO and DA2 runthroughs? Fear not, dear reader, but consult our Dragon Age Masterpost! Everything you need is right there.)
But it would not be us if we were not modding the game – so settle down for a neat little list of mods.
This list is not exhaustive by far and probably not even all (but most) of the mods we use in our games are included. There are really a lot of mods out there by now, which says something, considering that modding Dragon Age Inquisition was supposed to be impossible due to the Frostbite engine. But if anything, fandom is creative and doesn’t like to be told no. So they figured out a way to mod the unmoddable game.
(Which kind of is a game saver in some aspects, to be honest.)
You will need the DAI Mod Manager, the latest version is here. Additionally your game needs to be patched to the latest patch (which should be patch 10). If you are online in Origins and have no more updates to download you should be set!
You put all the mods you want into a folder (please check incompatibilities, read mod descriptions etc), start the mod manager, select your mod folder and your game folder, check individual mod settings (some of them let you customise further in the mod manager) and click on “Merge”. Wait till you get the all done message and you are good to go. BUT: Some mods don’t work with the Black Emporium or some DLCs. For that you always should do an empty merge additionally. There is an option in the manager to save to a specific location, use that one and merge the game without any mod activated. Now you have two folders you can exchange with each other if you need to go back to no mods for some reason. (You can simply exchange the folders, the game just needs to be not running for that.)
Nasty Girl Sera (stupid name, gorgeous mod!)
Burned Face Complexion (for all your roleplaying needs)
Same goes for hair changes (since many vanilla hair options are just.. ugly), an extensive collection for various hair styles can be found here.
If you play an elven inquisitor, this crafty little mod attempts to fix the conversations in the Arbour Wilds, where you suddenly don’t seem to know about your own gods: Yes, we know about Mythal. (Note: I only found this mod and haven’t played to see it in action, so be advised it’s untested.)
Footnote: the article picture comes from the mod “Iron Lady Leliana“.