DAO Ultimate + 4GB patch + Steam - Cheat Happens Dragon Age: Origins Message Board (Page 1)
Cheat Happens Game Cheats and Wallpapers
Cheat Happens Game Cheats and Wallpapers
 
Cheat Happens Game Cheats and Wallpapers
 
     TRAINERS       REQUESTS       GAME REVIEWS       GAME WALLPAPERS       BOARDS
-OR-
  USE PROMO CODE "CHSAVE50" TO SAVE 50% ON OUR ONE YEAR MEMBERSHIP - EXPIRES FRIDAY! [ close ] 
 
     
  MESSAGE BOARD LINKS:   SIGNUP    |    BOARDS HOME    |   MY FAVORITE BOARDS    |   NEWEST POSTS    |   MY THREADS  
 
DRAGON AGE: ORIGINS MESSAGE BOARD
PC GAMES   .  ALSO ON: PS3X360
 
   
SEARCH BOARDS:  
SEARCH THIS BOARD ONLY  
SEARCH HEADERS ONLY  
 
           
   Page 1 of 1     First Page     Previous Page     Next Page     Last Page  New Topic New Topic    New Poll New Poll    Post Reply Post Reply    Help Help   
 
 MESSAGE BOARDS >> TITLE SPECIFIC BOARDS > DRAGON AGE: ORIGINS
 DAO Ultimate + 4GB patch + Steam  
 
 
Current rank: 1.5 Stars. Next Rank at 500 Posts.

Send a PM to endersblade
ELITE
endersblade
  send PM
  view profile
  add to friends

United States 
User #: 361758
Posts: 383 
Joined: Dec 06, 2007   
Last visit: Nov 25, 2014
Posted: Oct 10, 2011 12:39:55 PM - Report post  (0)  (0)       Post Reply  post reply  

Probably stupid of me to ask this here, but I'm afraid to ask it on the official forums.

Currently, there is no way to use the 4GB patch on the .exe and still run it through steam. I've been having all sorts of issues with crashes and whatnot, so I've been trying to find a work around.

Is it possible to grab a cracked .exe somewhere, replace it, patch it with the 4GB patch, and then just run it via shortcut rather than through steam? Would it not work because of steam files, or something like that? I'm not worried about saving achievements or anything like that...I just want my game to play without crashing so much >.>

I understand the crashing is due to the mods I'm running, memory leaks, etc. Before I got the Ultimate Edition though, I was able to run the exact same mods on DAO (CD-installed, not steam) with the 4GB patch just fine.

Thanks for any help. I might get brave enough to ask this on the official forums eventually lol.

Current rank: 1.5 Stars. Next Rank at 500 Posts.

Send a PM to Bikeracer4487
SAGE
Bikeracer4487
  send PM
  view profile
  add to friends

United States 
User #: 91700
Posts: 268 
Joined: Oct 19, 2005   
Last visit: Nov 26, 2014
Posted: Oct 05, 2013 8:52:13 PM - Report post  (1)  (0)       Post Reply  post reply  

So I realize this is a really old question, but no one ever answered and I wanted to put a post here in case anyone decides to replay this game, what with DA3 coming out in the near future.

The deal is, you can't enable the Large Address Aware flag while Steam still controls the game, since Steam does hash check on the executable file, which will fail if you modify it. BUT, you can use the CD key that you got with Steam, and install Dragon Age through Origin using the Redeem Product Code. Origin doesn't keep as tight a leash on the games, and DAO will run just fine with the LAA flag enabled. Hope this helps!

---------------------------------------------------------------------------
Intel Core i7 3930K
2x Gigabyte R9 290X OC (CrossFire)
4x4GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3-1600
ASUS Xonar Phoebus Soundcard
Windows 8 Pro 64-bit
Corsair Obsidian 800D w/ Custom Water Cooling
CH Promo Club Member

Send a PM to Toki
CH PROMO CLUB
Toki
  send PM
  view profile
  add to friends
  
User #: 586521
Posts: 7941 
Joined: Nov 28, 2008   
Last visit: Nov 26, 2014
Posted: Oct 06, 2013 5:26:19 AM - Report post  (0)  (0)       Post Reply  post reply  

Never noticed this one also Never knew there was an LAA for DAO. Never had an issue running the game that would need a LAA and that is me with 6GB of ram.

Hold on Rim had a LAA modification done before it was official done into the game and that ran fine with steam.

---------------------------------------------------------------------------
~CH Promo Club~

Sapphire is my diamond of my heart, Love ya baby.

=^.^= Furrie 4 Life

You will never understand the sane form of the insane!

Youtube Channel

Toki®
Current rank: 2 Stars. Next Rank at 1000 Posts.

Send a PM to Lizml86
VETERAN
Lizml86
  send PM
  view profile
  add to friends

United States 
User #: 945874
Posts: 641 
Joined: Mar 30, 2010   
Last visit: Nov 26, 2014
Posted: Jul 07, 2014 6:01:00 PM - Report post  (0)  (0)       Post Reply  post reply  

 quote:
 originally posted by Bikeracer4487:

So I realize this is a really old question, but no one ever answered and I wanted to put a post here in case anyone decides to replay this game, what with DA3 coming out in the near future.

The deal is, you can't enable the Large Address Aware flag while Steam still controls the game, since Steam does hash check on the executable file, which will fail if you modify it. BUT, you can use the CD key that you got with Steam, and install Dragon Age through Origin using the Redeem Product Code. Origin doesn't keep as tight a leash on the games, and DAO will run just fine with the LAA flag enabled. Hope this helps!

I realize this thread is really old, but I had a quick question. Do I need to uninstall my origins from Steam, and then reinstall the entire thing through Origin. If so, how do I keep my saves, and (if at all possible) mods intact?

Thanks.

Disregard, found instructions on how to do it and keep my saves at least.

[Edited by Lizml86, 7/7/2014 6:04:49 PM]

---------------------------------------------------------------------------
An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.
I know that you believe you understand what you think I said, but I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant.¯
Current rank: 1.5 Stars. Next Rank at 500 Posts.

Send a PM to endersblade
ELITE
endersblade
  send PM
  view profile
  add to friends

United States 
User #: 361758
Posts: 383 
Joined: Dec 06, 2007   
Last visit: Nov 25, 2014
Posted: Jul 10, 2014 10:06:21 PM - Report post  (0)  (0)       Post Reply  post reply  

 quote:
 originally posted by Toki:

Never noticed this one also Never knew there was an LAA for DAO. Never had an issue running the game that would need a LAA and that is me with 6GB of ram.

Hold on Rim had a LAA modification done before it was official done into the game and that ran fine with steam.

I have a LAA program that enables it for ANY game, I wasn't aware there were some out there that only do it for individual games.

And neat trick about Origin! May have to look into that on my next playthrough!

CH Promo Club Member

Send a PM to Toki
CH PROMO CLUB
Toki
  send PM
  view profile
  add to friends
  
User #: 586521
Posts: 7941 
Joined: Nov 28, 2008   
Last visit: Nov 26, 2014
Posted: Jul 11, 2014 3:04:23 AM - Report post  (0)  (0)       Post Reply  post reply  

 quote:
 originally posted by endersblade:

 quote:
 originally posted by Toki:

Never noticed this one also Never knew there was an LAA for DAO. Never had an issue running the game that would need a LAA and that is me with 6GB of ram.

Hold on Rim had a LAA modification done before it was official done into the game and that ran fine with steam.

I have a LAA program that enables it for ANY game, I wasn't aware there were some out there that only do it for individual games.

And neat trick about Origin! May have to look into that on my next playthrough!

I actaully see no need for the LAA at all.

---------------------------------------------------------------------------
~CH Promo Club~

Sapphire is my diamond of my heart, Love ya baby.

=^.^= Furrie 4 Life

You will never understand the sane form of the insane!

Youtube Channel

Toki®
All times are (GMT -08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada). Current time is 8:02:48 AM
Return to Dragon Age: Origins Message Board 3672 users online.   3532 guests / 140 members.
 
     
 
 
Trainer Troubleshooting Guide        Cheat Terms and Tutorials        Anti-Virus Notifications        Site Help / FAQ        Submit Cheats        Our Friends and Affiliates        About Us
      Copyright © 2001 - 2014  webworks, LLC  All Rights Reserved    -   DISCLAIMER    -   PRIVACY POLICY    -   TERMS OF SERVICE