Long story short - Dragon Age Inquisition released via Origin in Russia\CIS and Poland has forced and hard-locked localization. It's English VO + local text (UI, subs, codex etc), with no in-game language options. Their translation...leaves much to be desired (to put it mildly). The 'best' part is that up to the very release date players were told by one of the BW authorities that no language restrictions had been planned this time. Some were lucky enough to refund their preorders, some had preferred the 'VPN-shopping' for the Mexican and Brazilian versions which had ALL the languages legally avaliable for the comparable price, but some are stuck forever with their local version.
Eventually the solution was found, and I'm leaving it here. Files were initially provided by Serg BlackStrider, and I've got the permission to repost them.
Those are files from the GOTY edition (includes all the DLCs). Those had already been tweaked to make Russian game work with native English texts (UI, subs etc).
Archive includes: - original English files (en.sb en.toc), - modified English files (ru.sb ru.toc) - backups of the original Russian files (ru_.sb ru_toc) for the main game and all current DLCs.
To make it work just extract the folder "Dragon Age Inquisition" into your game folder (e.g. E:\Origin Games\) replacing files when asked.
For Polish players: You could either install the Russian version of the game (Origin should allow that) and use the method above OR Rename all the 'ru' files into 'pl' AND edit all of them with something like Notepad++ to replace ALL the 'ru' strings with 'pl'. Notepad or wordpad won't work! You can only do it with the proper editor that does not break files!
Backup your original 'pl' files since the pack does not have a backup for you, just in case.
Hello! It used to work fine with Outcome workaround until the latest updates. With this workaround It works like a charm except for some DLC content which stays in Russian... My guess is that I need loctext files from Digital Deluxe copy of the game. Anyone cares to share them? Pretty please?