"Dragon Age: Origins" was released in 2009 for several platforms, including the Sony PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. The game features role-playing action in a fantasy world as the player takes control of a Grey Warden defending the realm of Ferelden against a dark enemy host, called the Dark Spawn. The Windows version of the game, when un-patched, has a memory leak issue that slows loading times to a crawl after several scenes in the game. Patching the game to the latest update (which as of publication is version 1.04) fixes the memory leak issue.
Download the "Dragon Age: Origins" 1.04 patch from the Bioware website. The patch is 90 megabytes in size. Save the "DragonAge1.04.exe" patch file to your desktop or any other easy-accessible location.
Double click on "DragonAge1.04.exe" to bring up the patch screen.
Click the "Finish" button to close the patch screen after the progress bar completes. You can now delete the patch file.
Tips & Warnings
- The "Ultimate Edition" of "Dragon Age: Origins" is version 1.04 at installation and does not need to be patched.
- Installing the "Dragon Age: Awakenings" expansion pack requires you to re-install the 1.04 patch.