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Planescape: Torment is undeniably a rich, unique game that'll leave the player yearning for more... provided the plentiful bugs and glitches could be fixed and it could be run on modern systems. Thankfully, there are several wonderful mods to fix all that.

This is a guide on how to get the game running like a charm, restore content intended to be in the game but cut at the last minute, and enhance the experience with much needed convenience mods.

List of mods in this guide Edit

  • Widescreen Mod by The Bigg, which allows Infinity Engine games to be played at greater, previously unsupported resolutions, like those of widescreen monitors.
  • GhostDog's PS:T UI mod, which tweaks and repositions the UI to work seamlessly with the widescreen mod.
  • PS:T Ultimate WeiDU Fixpack by Qwinn, which fixes a plethora of bugs present in the original game, and corrects spelling, grammar and punctuation throughout the dialogue files.
  • PS:T Unfinished Business by Qwinn, which restores cut content from the game.
  • Qwinn's PS:T Tweak Pack, which tweaks the game for convenience: allowing items to stack in the inventory to save space, accelerating banter between companions, disabling the battle music etc...
  • Aqrit's DDrawFix, which removes any graphical glitches created by modern graphics cards with old games like Planescape: Torment.

Installing the game Edit

Obviously, before installing any mods, the first thing to do is to install Planescape: Torment. Players who own the Gog.com version of the game can simply launch the installer, follow the instructions there, wait until the game is installed and skip to installing the first mod.

It is highly recommended to install the game in a different directory than C:\Program Files\ because that directory is locked by Windows for security reasons, making it more difficult to alter the files installed there. This may create issues later when installing the mods or saving games. Installing the game in another directory, like C:\Games\ or on a different drive (D:\) is recommended.

For users attempting to install the game from old disks on a newer system, it is a little more complicated, but entirely feasible.

Missing info on how to install from old PS:T CDs

Installing the mods Edit

Installing any mods in the middle of a game may create unpredictable problems with existing saves. It is advisable to start a brand new game after installing the mods.

Most mods come in compressed .rar or .7z files. These files can be opened with the free 7-Zip utility.


The Bigg's Widescreen Mod Edit

This widescreen mod is highly recommended for players who do not wish to play their game at 640x480 resolution on a modern monitor. Contrary to what the name suggests, this mod doesn't only work for widescreen monitors, it allows for any resolution greater than 800x600.

Installation

The mod can be downloaded here: The Bigg's Widescreen Mod.

  1. Double click and run the widescreen-v3.07.exe, navigate to the directory where you installed Planescape: Torment, and click install.
  2. Answer a few simple questions (language, readme, install component) as instructed when the new window opens.
  3. The X-coordinates represent how many pixels wide the game should be, and the Y-coordinates represent how many pixels high it should be. Choosing the largest values your monitor supports is recommended, as it will increase the sharpness of the image.

Some common resolutions are:

"Square" Monitors Widescreen Monitors
X Y X Y
800 600 1280 800
1024 768 1440 900
1280 960 1680 1050
1280 1024 1920 1080

The current resolution of your monitor can be looked up in the computer's Control Panel.

  1. Type "Y" to update any savegames - this is important, saves that were not updated will not work with this mod. As a side-effect, updated saves will display once again the fog-of-war over previously explored areas. It is strongly recommended to backup any saves before doing this, as unexpected problems may arrise.
  2. If you are planning to play Planescape: Torment on other machines with different resolutions, type "Y", otherwise, type "N".

Any issues with the widescreen mod can be addressed on the Gibberlings Forum.

Installing the next mod is required to fix the graphics and User Interface at this new resolution.


GhostDog's PS:T UI Mod Edit

The UI mod is a must-have for anyone using the above Widescreen mod. Ghostdog's UI mod fixes all the graphical effects, menu screens, text, videos, that were knocked out of place, blown up to pixely hell, and not properly scaled when the resolution was adjusted.

Installation

The mod can be downloaded here: GhostDog's PS:T UI Mod.

  1. Extract Ghostdogs_PST_UI_mod_v2.2.7z directly into your Planescape: Torment install directory (folder where torment.exe is located) with the help of 7-Zip or another extraction utility.
  2. Run Setup-GhostDog's-PST-UI.exe from the game's directory.
  3. Answer the question about the readme as you wish.
  4. Type "I" to install the mod. The mod will detect what resolution The Bigg's Widescreen mod is set to and will install the appropriate UI elements.
  5. The program will then offer several options for increasing font size:
    1. 20% bigger fonts
    2. 40% bigger fonts
    3. 80% bigger fonts
    4. 120% bigger fonts
Font sizes can be hard to gauge. The best solution is simply to try one, and come back to change it if it isn't satisfactory. Ghostdog has provided a comparison image to help determine which font size might work best.

The font options can be changed at any time by launching the Setup again, answering "No change" to the installation question and changing the answer to the font options question.

Any issues with the UI mod can be taken up at the Spellhold Studios Forum.

It is advisable to launch Planescape: Torment by double-clicking torment.exe at this point, to check if everything is working properly with the installed mods so far.


Qwinn's PS:T Ultimate WeiDU Fixpack Edit

Qwinn's Fixpack fixes hundreds of bugs, spelling and grammar mistakes that shipped with the original game. This is a must-have mod before playing the game.

Installation

The mod can be downloaded here: PS:T Ultimate WeiDu Fixpack.

  1. Extract pstfixpack_v413.rar directly into your Planescape: Torment install directory (folder where torment.exe is located) with the help of 7-Zip or another extraction utility.
  2. Run Setup-PST-Fix.exe from the game's directory.
  3. Answer the language and readme question as you wish.
  4. Three components will be available for installation, press "I" and "Enter to install each one. The options are:
    1. PS:T Ultimate WeiDu Fixpack by Qwinn, which fixes a vast number of bugs within the game.
    2. Dialogue Spelling/Grammar Corrections (English Only), which corrects mistakes in the game's text.
    3. Subtitled Cutscenes, which naturally adds subtitles to cutscenes.

Each option can be installed and uninstalled at anytime by running Setup-PST-Fix.exe again.

Any issues with the PS:T Ultimate Fixpack should be addressed at the Spellhold Studios Forum.


Qwinn's PS:T Unfinished Business Edit

Planescape: Torment has a lot of content in its game files that was cut from the release of the game by time and money constraints. Items, conversations, even entire quests that were intended to be in the game can now be restored, thanks to Qwinn's Unfinished Business patch.

Installation

The mod can be downloaded here: PS:T Unfinished Business.

  1. As before, extract the files from pstub_v412.rar to the Planescape: Torment directory.
  2. Double-click on Setup-PST-UB.exe and answer the question about the readme as you wish.
  3. You may install all the recommended PS:T Unfinished Business components if you wish, but answering "N" will give you more control over what is installed in your game.
  4. The components are as follows. Below is a list of recommendations for a new player (some of the components not recommended can be confusing and buggy). To view what each component restores exactly, please see the mod's readme.
  5. The 'Expanded Deionarra's Truth Mod' primarily consists of all-new content written by the modder(s), and is therefore not recommended on a first playthrough, or any playthrough from a purist standpoint. 'Restored Cheat Items' is not recommended for a first playthrough for self-evident reasons.
Component Recommended
Expanded Deionarra's Truth Mod No
Restored Cheat Items No
Restored Able Ponder-Thought Research Yes
Restored More Morte Mortuary Moments Yes
Restored Candlestick Quest Yes
Restored Deionarra's Truth Conversations Yes
Restored Pendant of Yemeth Quest Yes
Restored Elyce & Company Quest Yes
Restored Curst Citizens Yes
Restored Curst Prisoners Yes
Restored Carl Parfidor Yes
Restored Morte & Ingress's Teeth Banter Yes
Restored Alley of Dangerous Angles Thugs Yes
Restored Items Yes
Restored Party Comments and Banters Yes
Restored Mebbeth Yes
Restored Lower Ward Encounters Yes
Restored Bestiary Entries Yes

As with the previous mods, any components can be changed at any time by running the mod setup again.

Any issues with the Unfinished Business mod can be addressed at the Spellhold Studios Forum.

Qwinn's PS:T Tweak Pack Edit

Qwinn's Teakpack offers ease-of-use tweaks for Planescape: Torment. Some of these are extremely useful and have been requested by players since the game's release, others border on cheating. The tweaks generally make the game much more enjoyable.

Installation

The mod can be downloaded here: PS:T Tweak Pack.

  1. As before, extract psttweak_v412.rar to the Planescape: Torment directory.
  2. Run Setup-PST-Tweak.exe.
  3. There are several components to choose from. As with the Unfinished Business mod, below are recommendations for new players. To view explanations on what each component does exactly, please see the mod's readme.
Component Recommended
Banter Accelerator (30 mins) Yes
Dustman Robes Area Restriction Removal No
BG2-Style THAC0 Display Yes
Stackable Rings, Charms, Bracelets, Scrolls Yes
Explore City Areas Yes
Scale of Souls No
Save Nordom! Tweak Yes
Disabled Stat Minimums No
Maximized HP Per Level for TNO and Party Yes
Maximized Friends Spell Yes
No Battle Music Any
Use Floating Text Font Globally No
Identify All Items No
Early Glabrezus Tweak No
Power Action Leprechaun Annah, by Black Isle No
Easter Egg Morte, by Black Isle No
Add Quickload (Unstable) No
Rest Anywhere No
Tome Of Cheats No

As with the previous mods, any components can be changed at any time by running the mod setup again.

Any issues with the Tweak Pack can be addressed at the Spellhold Studios Forum.

Aqrit's DDrawFix Edit

Aqrit's DDrawFix is not needed by Gog.com users, as it is already included with the digital version of the game. But for players with older versions of the game, it helps remove graphical glitches created by modern graphics cards.

Installation

The mod can be downloaded here: IE DDrawFix.

  1. As with the previous mods, extract ie-ddrawfix.zip to the Planescape: Torment directory.
  2. Run setup-ddrawfix.exe and follow the instructions.

If this mod creates any problems, please see DDraw Fix (For Slowdowns/Stuttering).

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