You probably already know how to do this but judging by the number of E-mail we get asking this very same question, there are quite a few people out there who haven’t figured how to enable the high resolution texture pack in Dragon Age 2. First and foremost, DA2s high res texture pack enables you play the game on high and very high settings with enhanced graphics. Downside is that this could have a negative performance impact on your system (and your system should well exceed the minimum system requirements for the game to be playable after enabling hi res textures). Note that the texture pack does not come with Dragon Age 2 installation by default you need to download and install the patch separately. The option to enable or disable high resolution graphics will only be visible from in game menu once you download and install the patch.
Official instructions on BioWare forums suggest that you have to have a video card with at least 1024mb to enable hi res textures. However, I tried enabling it on my old Geforce 9600GT with 512MB VRAM and the game ran fine, albeit a little slow but very playable. It is also recommended that you have a fully DirectX11 compliant video card as some visual improvements will only be seen in DX11 mode.
[Click Here] to download Dragon Age 2 high resolution texture pack from official server (1.08GB)
How to install
- Install the downloaded patch with high res textures (see link above)
- Run Dragon Age II.
- Open the Options menu.
- Select Video options.
- Check the "Hi-resolution textures" checkbox.
For more information, visit the DA2 patches page located here.