Discover magical embers in the caves, ruins and dungeons below the town of Torchlight. Loot enemies, crates and chests to upgrade your arsenal and armor. Customize your character by leveling up, enchanting and utilizing these embers. Fight hordes of creatures and minions with your pet side-kick.
Follow my step-by-step guide on installing, configuring and optimizing Torchlight in Linux with PlayOnLinux.
Note: This guide applies to the GOG version of Torchlight. Other versions may require additional steps.
Tips & Specs:
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Mint 17 64-bit
Select "Manage Wine Versions"
Look for the Wine Version: 1.6.2
Note: Try using stable Wine 1.8 and 1.8-staging
Click the arrow pointing to the right
Wine 1.6.2 is installed and you can close this window
Click "Install a non-listed program"
Select "install a program in a new virtual drive"
Name your virtual drive: torchlight
Check all three options:
- Use another version of Wine
- Configure Wine
- Install some libraries
Select Wine 1.6.2
Select "32 bits windows installation"
Windows version: Windows 7
Check "Automatically capture the mouse in full-screen windows"
Check "Emulate a virtual drive"
Desktop Size: 1920x1080
Note: Match the desktop size to the Linux desktop resolution for full screen
PlayOnLinux Packages (Libraries, DLL's, Components)
Check the following:
Note: All packages will automatically download and install
Click Next again
Check "Yes, I have read and accept the EULA"
Uncheck "Create desktop icons"
When Torchlight is finished installing
Name the shorcut: Torchlight
Select "I don't want make another shortcut"
Back to PlayOnLinux
Wine Version: 1.6.2
Note: Click the + to download other versions of Wine. Click the down-arrow to select other versions of wine.
Video memory size: Enter the amount of Memory your video card/chip uses
Note: Click Debug to see errors and bugs
- MW skinning
- Rnder Behind Walls
Torchlight ran perfectly on my GeForce 550 ti and 7600 GT with everything on high. I was also able to run it on my Chromebook with Ubuntu 12.04 and an Intel HD 2000 video chip. In settings there is a nice "notebook" mode to help with performance. Obviously I wasn't able to run any the settings on high with the old Intel HD 2000 chip.