Dragon Age 2 (1xDVD5)

Categories: D, DVD9 to DVD5
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Published on: September 10, 2011

Conversion by ‘peterf1999’

(DVD9 to 1xDVD5) *2 Languages* (English+Italian)

1) Create 2 Temp folders on your hardrive.
Name one folder: DA2_DVD. This will be the name (Label) of the DVD5
Name the other folder: DA2_Comp. This will be a ‘working’ folder only for ‘De-compressing and Re-compressing files.

2) Download the ‘DA2_1xDVD5(en+it).rar’ file from HERE and extract the contents of the RAR file to the ‘DA2_DVD’ folder.

3) Copy all the contents of the ‘Dragon Age 2 DVD9’ to the ‘DA2_DVD\DA2’ folder. IMPORTANT: When prompted, choose Yes to MERGE the ‘data’ folder and then Yes to MERGE the ‘software’ folder, BUT Choose NO when prompted to overwrite the files!
You can TICK ‘Do this for the next 6 conflicts’ and then choose ‘Don’t copy’

4) COPY the following files from the ‘data’ folder on the ‘Dragon Age 2 DVD9’ to the ‘DA2_Comp’ folder.

campaign_data.rar
campaign_vo_en.rar
core_audio.rar

4) NOTE: Before starting FreeArc you must make sure you are using the correct SFX Module for FreeArc.
Go to the FreeArc Install folder and Backup the default ‘freearc.sfx’ first before proceeding. (Default install location): C:\Program Files (x86)\FreeArc\bin’)

5) Download the ‘FreeArc_sfx.7z’ file from HERE and extract the custom SFX Module to the ‘bin’ folder located in the FreeArc Install folder.
Default install location: C:\Program Files (x86)\FreeArc\bin

6) Start FreeArc and Browse to the ‘DA2_Comp’ folder (or just paste the Full path from Windows into the FreeArc Address Box and hit Enter).
Select the 3 files, (Ctrl + Left Mouse to highlight all 3) then click the ‘EXTRACT’ button to de-compress the files.
Leave all the settings as they appear in the next box and click OK.

7) When the de-compressing finishes there will be 3 directories above your chosen rar files in the FreeArc window, Highlight just those ‘3 directories’ and click the ADD button.
‘Check or Change’ the 3 settings below are correct and click OK.

FreeArc Settings:
Output archive: DA2_arc
Compression: -mx -ld800m
Make EXE: Windows GUI: freearc.sfx [TICK the BOX]

The ‘DA2_arc.exe’ has now been created and is in the ‘DA2_Comp’ folder.

8) MOVE the ‘DA2_arc.exe’ file from the ‘DA2_Comp’ folder to the ‘DA2_DVD\DA2\data’ folder.

9) DELETE the ‘DirectX’ folder from the ‘DA2_DVD’ folder.

10) DELETE the following files from the ‘DA2_DVD’ folder:

EULA_de.rtf
EULA_es.rtf
EULA_fr.rtf
EULA_pl.rtf
EULA_ru.rtf
Leeme.txt
Leeme_mac.txt
Leggimi_mac.txt
LisezMoi.txt
LisezMoi_mac.txt
Przeczytaj.txt
Przeczytaj_mac.txt
ReadMe_de.txt
ReadMe_de_mac.txt
ReadMe_en_mac.txt
ReadMe_ru.txt
ReadMe_ru_mac.txt

11) DELETE the following files from the ‘DA2_DVD\DA2\data’ folder:

apps_ship_mac.rar
apps_ship_mac.tgz
campaign_game_de.rar
campaign_game_es.rar
campaign_game_fr.rar
campaign_game_pl.rar
campaign_game_ru.rar
campaign_vo_de.rar
campaign_vo_fr.rar
core_game_de.rar
core_game_es.rar
core_game_fr.rar
core_game_mac.rar
core_game_pl.rar
core_game_ru.rar
core_vo_de.rar
core_vo_fr.rar
installmanifest_de.ini
installmanifest_es.ini
installmanifest_fr.ini
installmanifest_pl.ini
installmanifest_ru.ini
mac_files.rar

12) DELETE the ‘ MacOS’ folder from the DA2_DVD\DA2\Dragon Age II Install.app\Contents folder.

13) Burn the contents of the ‘DA2’ folder to a DVD (or Create an ISO) with the Label of your choice.

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