Some of the weapons in DA --in particular the longswords and daggers-- appear somewhat oversized. The effect can be immersion breaking as the large weapon may feel unnatural.
This modification attempts to address that, by giving the weapons sizes which are more in line with their supposed owners. Specifically:
* regular longswords and daggers are scaled down by ~15% resulting in sword blades of ~80 cm and dagger blades being ~40 cm long.
* elf weapons are scaled down even further, to match the elves being smaller than humans. While the logic would require dwarf swords to be sized accordingly, most of humans in game comes equipped with these dwarf swords and so they're given only the default resize.
* qunari weapons are actually scaled up from their default sizes, as it hardly makes sense for qunari to produce weapons which would be small for their frame. This includes the model of qunari two-hander.
* in addition to the scale changes, the shapes of few models were tweaked. This includes the elf weapons and the qunari saw sword. The saw sword was given more elongated curves to closer match the style of other qunari weapons. The change to elf weapons attempts to enforce idea they're a product of very different culture with its own fighting styles and practices.
unzip the archive to folder "../Bioware/DragonAge/packages/core/override" which is typically located in "My Documents" folder.
delete folder "rescaled_swords" from folder "../Bioware/DragonAge/packages/core/override"
a visual glitch -- the enlarged qunari two-hander is simply too big now to be wielded by any other race without the tip of the sword sinking into the ground when carried around. This problem affects the qunari sword which can be purchased from vendor outside Orzammar.