As you might have heard, after reissuing a portion of their back catalogue digitally, Interplay also seem to be re-retailing some of their classic games. Make of that ethically what you will – especially in relation to the recent, omnipresent lawsuits – but as things stand, it seems that the earlier Planescape: Torment release date got pushed back a month, and the current release date stands at the 20th – that is, in a few days. That means we have just enough time to outline how to best install mods for the game!
First off, we would start with installing the official v1.1 patch. This is not required for 2CD versions of the game, though I’ve never come across those. After that, the smartest choice is bigg’s unambiguous Widescreen Mod, currently sitting at v2.2 – as an added plus, it works for other games built on the Infinity engine, too. To get more bang for you buck with the bigger resolution you just got, you should also install GhostDog’s PS:T UI mod for the aforementioned. According to the site, it makes “1280×800, 1280×720, 1280×768 and 1280×1024 resolutions viable for Planescape: Torment by changing a number of things in the UI.”
Here are a few examples of the improvements (via The Codex Forums):
Finally, there is an unofficial Fix Pack available (v1.37) that attempts to rectify some issues not already solved by the official 1.1 patch.
Now, if you want to go the extra mile, you could also install the “Planescape: Torment Ultimate WeiDU Fixpack“, which promises to fix “hundreds of bugs and thousands of typos” (and additionally comes with the fixes contained in the Fix Pack above plus more). The most experimental of personalities can also proceed with the “Planescape: Torment Unfinished Business” and “Qwinn’s Planescape: Torment Tweaks” patches, all three of which were released by Qwinn.
Here are all the previous steps:
- Official patch v1.1
- bigg’s Widescreen Mod v2.6 (If the aforementioned mirror is down, you can find the file here)
- GhostDog’s PS:T UI mod v2.2
- Fix Pack v1.37
- Planescape: Torment Ultimate WeiDU Fixpack
- Planescape: Torment Unfinished Business
- Qwinn’s Planescape: Torment Tweaks
Any other mods and/or patches you would recommend?