Dragon Age: Inquisition

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Dragon Age: Inquisition
Dragon Age: Inquisition cover
Developers
BioWare
Publishers
Electronic Arts
Engines
Frostbite 3
Release dates
Windows November 18, 2014
Dragon Age: Inquisition guide at StrategyWiki
Dragon Age: Inquisition at Wikipedia
Dragon Age
Dragon Age: Origins 2009
Dragon Age II 2011
Dragon Age: Inquisition 2014

Key points

Events from Dragon Age: Origins and Dragon Age II can be transferred over via Dragon Keep website
Multiplayer is available as a free standalone title.

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
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Windows
Amazon.com
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Windows
Origin
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Included with Origin Access Basic.
Windows
All versions require Origin and Denuvo Anti-Tamper DRM.[1]

Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions

Name Notes
Deluxe Upgrade Included with Origin Access Basic.
Windows
Destruction Multiplayer Expansion Included with Origin Access Premier.
Windows
Jaws of Hakkon Included with Origin Access Premier.
Windows
Dragonslayer Multiplayer Expansion Included with Origin Access Premier.
Windows
The Black Emporium Included with Origin Access Premier.
Windows
Spoils of the Avvar Included with Origin Access Premier.
Windows
Spoils of the Qunari Included with Origin Access Premier.
Windows
The Descent Included with Origin Access Premier.
Windows
Trespasser Included with Origin Access Premier.
Windows

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\BioWare\Dragon Age Inquisition\Save\

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\BioWare\Dragon Age Inquisition\Save\
Screenshots are stored in %USERPROFILE%\Documents\BioWare\Dragon Age Inquisition\Screenshots\

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Origin
Limited to 100 MB of data (about 200 saves).

Video settings[edit]

Graphics settings.
Graphics settings.
Graphics settings.
Graphics settings.
Display settings.
Display settings.
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
Behavior screen is unusable due to UI being cut off.
Cutscenes are pillarboxed 16:9, use Flawless Widescreen.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Use DAI Cinematic Tools.
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See Anisotropic filtering (AF).
Anti-aliasing (AA)
MSAA and FXAA.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
In-game cutscenes and animations are locked to 30 FPS. See High frame rate to fix.

Anisotropic filtering (AF)[edit]

There is no separate anisotropic filtering slider available in the options. Anisotropic filtering is determined by the overall graphics pre-set, labeled "Graphics Quality" in the menu. When modifying individual graphics options to create a custom "Graphics Quality" configuration, the anisotropic filtering setting is determined by the last selected pre-set, regardless of what individual graphics options are selected.
Modify ProfileOptions_profile file[citation needed]
  1. Go to %USERPROFILE%\Documents\BioWare\Dragon Age Inquisition\Save\
  2. Open ProfileOptions_profile with Notepad
  3. Change the GstRender.AnisotropicFilter parameter between 0-4, 4 is the highest.

Notes

Forcing anisotropic filtering through video driver causes texture shimmering.

High frame rate[edit]

Increase cutscene FPS from 30 to 60[3]
  1. Right click Dragon Age Inquisition icon in the Origin game library.
  2. Select Game properties.
  3. Select the Advanced launch options tab.
  4. Add -GameTime.MaxSimFps 60 -GameTime.ForceSimRate 60+ to Command line arguments.

Notes

There is a known bug[2] that causes the opening cutscene in the dungeon after the character creator to not load properly, resulting in the player spawning in the character creator level, with no ability to save. The easy way around this is to disable the fix until after you can save properly.
Limit in game FPS, including when using Mantle[citation needed]
  1. Right click Dragon Age Inquisition icon in the Origin game library.
  2. Select game properties, and apply the following line in the dialogue box.
  3. Add -GameTime.MaxVariableFps 60

Notes

There can be some minor issues running this.[4] Use this when playing single player, and after a character is already created.
May cause desync of facial animations in long cutscenes.
Do not use driver-enforced V-Sync if you are using this command line. Doing so will result in stuttering cutscenes.
This fix also works on Need for Speed: Rivals and Battlefield 4.

Input settings[edit]

Audio settings[edit]

Audio settings.
Audio settings.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Master, sound FX, dialog and music.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German
Italian
Polish
Russian
Spanish

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
Online play
4 Co-op
Separate co-op mode.[5]

VR support[edit]

Issues fixed[edit]

Performance Issues[edit]

Create user.cfg[6]
  1. Open Notepad and paste the lines below
  2. Save as user.cfg in the Installation folder.
RenderDevice.RenderAheadLimit 0 
RenderDevice.TripleBufferingEnable 0 
RenderDevice.VsyncEnable 0 
PostProcess.DynamicAOEnable 0 
WorldRender.MotionBlurEnable 0
WorldRender.SpotLightShadowmapEnable 0 
WorldRender.SpotLightShadowmapResolution 4
WorldRender.TransparencyShadowmapsEnable 0 
WorldRender.LightTileCsPathEnable 0

Notes

This fix causes a loss of some visual fidelity.

Black Screen on Startup[edit]

The game won't start in fullscreen, but works in a maximized window
If you're using Teamviewer, disable it[citation needed]
If you are using Avast anti-virus, disable it by selecting an option from Avast shields control[citation needed]

Mantle "GR_ERROR_INVALID_HANDLE" crash on start[edit]

Delete configuration file[7]
  1. Go to %USERPROFILE%\Documents\BioWare\Dragon Age Inquisition\Save\
  2. Delete ProfileOptions_profile
  3. Start the game again.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11
Mantle support
Shader Model support 4, 5
64-bit executable

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Physics Havok
Interface Scaleform

Disable motion blur[edit]

Create user.cfg[8]
  1. Open Notepad and add the line WorldRender.MotionBlurEnable 0
  2. Save as user.cfg in <path-to-game>.

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7
Processor (CPU) AMD Quad Core 2.5 GHz
Intel Quad Core 2.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 26 GB
Video card (GPU) ATI Radeon HD 4870
Nvidia GeForce 8800 GT
512 MB of VRAM
DirectX 10 compatible

References