If you think it is time to bring out the mods on Dragon Age: Inquisition, chances are that you’ve spent hours searching for the official mod manager online. Even though DAI runs on the Frostbite Engine that’s well known for its toughness to cracking and modding, the developers of Dragon Age Inquisition cut us some slack and let us use mods in the game.
Before we teach you how to install Dragon Age Inquisition mods, we are going to show you how to backup your game and ensure that you can retrieve your saved game progress once you are done modding DAI.
There’s only one catch; You have to use the official DA-I Mod Manager. The mods will work but there’s still the risk of breaking your game hence the need to first backup your game saves before venturing into DAI mods.
How to Backup Your DAI Game Saves
You can find your game saves in your Documents > BioWare folder. You will find a couple of files here if you have more than one BioWare games. Open the Dragon Age Inquisition folder and copy the Save folder. Save it at another location in your PC or cloud storage service for safe keeping.
Downloading Dragon Age Inquisition Nexus Mod Manager
A while ago, the developers of the Mod Manager had a direct link to the file. They have changed this, taken down the link and only lets you download the mod manager through their more useful DAI Tools Suite Loader.
The manager lets you receive updates for the Mod Manager and the Modding tool automatically meaning that you don’t have to constantly look for the latest Dragon Age Inquisition mod manager updates. The tool will take charge of all the updates. All you have to do is keep on modding.
If you don’t have the Mod Manager installed, the tool will display the latest version and avail it for download.
You can download the DAI Tools Suite here
How to Use Dragon Age Inquisition Mod Manager
Once you have the mod manager installed, you will need to create a folder where you will be saving your mod files. You will then have to launch the Mod Manager from within DAI Tolls Suite and use the Browse option to point it to the mods folder you just created.
Use the other Browse tab on the manager and navigate to the DragonAgeInquisition.exe in your program files. That’s all you need to install Inquisition mods.
That’s all. You’re now set to start implementing the mods your find at the Nexus or others you gather on the web. A good place to get individual developer DAI mods would be on Tumblr. Look for Tumblrs tagged ‘DAI mods.’
So, now that you know how to use Dragon Age Inquisition mod manager, what are your favorite mods going to be? Please let us know in the comments section below.
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