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Registered: ‎01-19-2013
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Dragon Age & Windows 8

Hi, I have installed Dragon Age Origins on my new windows 8 computer. The game loaded ok. I put an icon on my desktop. It does nothing when I click it. I can go from it to the file location ok. It does not load from there either. another game I have installed loads from the icon on the desktop and also from the file location. (Icewind Dale) However if I put the disk in it will load from the disk, and I can play the game fine. What can I look for?

Thanks, Walt

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Re: Dragon Age & Windows 8

Hi mays660,


I would suggest to either try to run the game as administrator or in compatibility mode.

Also make sure you have the latest patch installed. 


Let us know if that worked.


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Re: Dragon Age & Windows 8

Well...The disc is required to start the game, but you should be able to get to the launcher from your desktop shortcut just fine.

I loaded both DAO (UE) and DA2 (SE) from the retail discs on my Win8/64-bit rig when I first built it.  Both ran with no problems.  Then I blew that installation away and did a clean install of  Win8 (Pro).  Re-installed both games from the EA/Origin Store, again with no problems for either one...


Does your shortcut (Target) look like this:
"C:\Program Files (x86)\Origin Games\Dragon Age Origins Ultimate Edition\DAOriginsLauncher.exe" ?

With a "Start in" path of:
"C:\Program Files (x86)\Origin Games\Dragon Age Origins Ultimate Edition" ?


(Adjusting for whatever your particular game path is...)

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Registered: ‎08-19-2013

Re: Dragon Age & Windows 8

I do not have the ultimate edition was going to purchase it but win 8 I was not sure of what is the wording on the latest patch