How Do I Put My Uniform Back on in "Dragon Age: Origins"?

By Megan Koos

Updated September 22, 2017

The Disguise Armor Bug happens at the Arl of Denerim's estate in the "Rescue the Queen" quest in "Dragon Age: Origins." This bug is caused when you use an Area of Effect spell to trigger the fight with the roomful of guards you first encounter in the Arl's dungeon instead of entering the room first. Doing this causes you to avoid a dialogue trigger that replaces the guard armor with your original armor and uniform. There are several ways to fix this bug, but not all of them will work for everyone.

Be Discovered

Return to the first floor of the Arl of Denerim's estate.

Enter the room with the guard having a romantic liaison with a maid. You will be able to hear them talking from outside the room.

Approach the guard. A dialogue cut scene should trigger. The guard will recognize that you are not one of his men and a battle will begin. You should return to your normal armor when this battle starts.

Remove the Armor with the Console

Create a shortcut to "daorigins.exe." Add "-enabledeveloperconsole" after "daorigins.exe" in the "Target" field of the "Properties" menu.

Change the key that opens the developer's console in the "KeyBindings.ini" file. Change the "GRAVE" entry in the line "OpenConsole_0=Keyboard::Button_GRAVE" to another button not currently in use.

Start the game by double-clicking the altered "daorigins.exe" shortcut.

Open the console by hitting the button you've set in the "KeyBindings.ini" file.

Type "runscript zz_economizer" and press "return." You will not be able to see what you are typing into the console. This will remove all of the armor currently equipped by your party and place it in your inventory. You will know you have been successful when all the members of your party are wearing only their undergarments. This unequips the disguise armor but does not return your original armor, which is now lost for good.

Use the Debug Console to Trigger the Removal

Open the console and type "runscript zz_den_debug."

Select "Jump to area" and then "Arl of Denerim's Estate."

Right-click the dungeon entrance you used to get into the dungeon before, not the door that you used to exit the dungeon after defeating Howe. You should see a pop-up in the bottom left corner that says "received items." Check your inventory. Your original gear should now be in your inventory. You will still be wearing the guard's armor.

Right-click the dungeon door again. This time, you should get an area load screen. You will be in the dungeon and your party should be wearing their undergarments when the area loads.

Re-equip your original armor.

Open the console and type "runscript zz_den_debug." Select "Jump to Area" and then "Arl Eamon's Estate."


Using the console can damage your game. Always back up your saved games before making any changes with the console.