Dragon Age: Origins
To enable the console for the steam version where you can manually enter the cheats, you need to do a tad more then usual.
First you need to edit your game file Link
Edit the file in "C:\Users\YourUsername\Documents\BioWare\Dragon Age\Settings" named "KeyBindings". Edit the line reading "OpenConsole_0=Keyboard::Button_Grave" to read "OpenConsole_0=Control + Keyboard::Button_X". The console now opens when you press "Ctrl+X".
The next thing you should do, the easiest part is to add a file to your game files, so you can see the console and read what you are typing. The file and instructions for where to put it can be found here:
[Edited by Nobody, 6/13/2013 8:15:59 AM]
Read the first post in this thread.
[Edited by NunoKopio, 12/12/2013 5:28:12 PM]
Sadly I can not help with the win8 side. I believe its a touch and go with the win 8 side. It might work or might not. All I can say is Revert back to Win 7 as 8 is a poor state foor games and should not have been released no matter what other users say. Win 8 is more of a mobile OS than a proper PC/Laptop OS.
The options you have is actually greater then with a trainer, although it takes a few seconds longer to get the job done. Considering there is no achievements linked to steam or Xbox Live I do not quite see the big downside to use a console.
Although there is no huge profit for this site, they should (IMO) update big names (games) after a while. I can see how they need to constantly buy games, and put a lot of work into it for a low profit (compared to their regular jobs). Still, I would find it greater if they waited 1 month minimum before they even made the beta trainer. Big titles should have been updated after 1 or 2 years, to make sure it is supported *at all times*.
It would benefit them a great lot if they made 2 trainers, 1 requiring membership to make money, and 1 trainer that is all local without depending on any other software then the game. If they did that, people who played 2 years or older games would get a free, full version of the trainer and get a great impression of this site (for future investment). The free trainer would of course not be released until 2 years after the game release.
[Edited by Nobody, 12/12/2013 6:35:09 PM]
Anyhow, I'm happy that this helped you out so long time after I posted it. I spent some time myself figuring out the solution on my own, that's why I decided to at least give people the option to search through the forums here