Titan Quest

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Titan Quest
Titan Quest cover
Developers
Iron Lore Entertainment
Demiurge Studios[1]
Publishers
THQ
Nordic Games
Release dates
Windows June 26, 2006
Titan Quest
Titan Quest 2006
Titan Quest Anniversary Edition 2016

Key points

Although multiplayer servers are no longer working since the termination of GameSpy servers in 2014, multiplayer is still possible by using GameRanger.

General information

Official Website
Unofficial Wiki
Steam Community Discussions
Steam Users' Forums

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail

Version differences[edit]

Immortal Throne is the only expansion for the game. It brings many seamless enhancements to the original campaign and works as an add-on. It requires the original Titan Quest to be installed. Immortal Throne is required for most patches and mods.

A bundle of Titan Quest and Immortal Throne is the most desirable version for newcomers (Oftentimes called Titan Quest Gold). Original version characters can be also imported into Immortal Throne, but the best option is to start a new game within Immortal Throne.

The German version offered by Steam is a low violence version and only available in German by default. English language support can be patched in, the game itself will stay low violence, though.

Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions

Name Notes
Immortal Throne

Essential improvements[edit]

Patches[edit]

Fan patch 1.17a[edit]

Already included with some mods, strongly advised. It fixes many bugs and technical issues left in the game. Immortal Throne expansion is mandatory.
Installation of fan patch for Steam version[citation needed]
  1. Make sure you've run both Titan Quest and Immortal Throne at least once to generate required resources
  2. Save the 1.17a file in the installation folder.
  3. Run the 1.17a installer.
  4. Run Titan Quest Immortal Throne from the Steam client. The title screen should read v.1.17sd in the bottom right corner.

Notes

Do not save the patch in the original Titan Quest folder.
Disable Steam auto-updating[citation needed]

English Language Patch[edit]

As noted above, the German version is a low violence version with German texts and dialog only. To enable English language support you have to download the language pack and replace a number of files in the installation folder of Titan Quest. The full instructions (in German) and the language pack can be found here.

Utilities[edit]

TQ Defiler[edit]

Can fix the RNG, slow casting and the socket error
A versatile program with built-in mods, intro skip capabilities and a character editor (either to fix/restore broken characters or to cheat).
Make TQDefiler to work with just base game[2]
  1. Download game.dll and extract it.
  2. Replace game.dll inside <path-to-game> with the downloaded one.

TQ Vault[edit]

Acts as an external, independent, shared inventory. You can create unlimited Vaults, each holding whichever items you put in them. Useful for creating collections of rare items or "twinking" (giving characters items found by other characters, generally from later parts of the game and higher quality). It also has some item-editing features, such as the ability to change a relic's completion bonus, clone items or complete sets. User's of the Steam version of Titan Quest cannot use this tool. Use will likely result in corruption of all characters edited by the program.

Modifications[edit]

Underlord[edit]

Extensive mod that raises the level cap to 85 (from 75) and introduces new content as well as balance, making the game more difficult overall but close to its original style. 1.17a patch is embedded.

Skip intro videos[edit]

Avoid having to press buttons to skip intro[citation needed]

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) and save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Titan Quest\
%USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Titan Quest - Immortal Throne\
Steam <path-to-game>\

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud
Use Titan Quest Anniversary Edition to sync save data.

Mix and match Steam and non-Steam original and expansion[edit]

Regedit original game filepath[3]
  1. Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Iron Lore\Titan Quest
  2. Check if Install Location exists.
  3. If it does not, create a New > String Value and call it Install Location
  4. Modify the value to contain the full path of the original Titan Quest folder.
Regedit original game version[citation needed]
Upon reaching the main menu you will be told that Titan Quest needs to be updated. Choice of OK and Cancel will simply close the install process.
Caused by version mismatch between Steam and non-Steam versions of Titan Quest.
  1. Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Iron Lore\Titan Quest
  2. Check if Version exists.
  3. If it does not, create a New > String Value and call it Version
  4. Modify the value to 1.30
  5. Titan Quest - Immortal Throne should now be installable.

Video settings[edit]

Titan Quest settings.
Titan Quest settings.
Immortal Throne settings.
Immortal Throne settings.
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Mouse cursor not captured.
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
HUD does not scale up, and becomes very small.
Field of view (FOV)
Use TQCam.
Windowed
Mouse cursor not captured.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
This can be made to work using ShiftWindow.
Works with Borderless Gaming, but Titan Quest interferes with Win+F6 hotkey.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS
120+ FPS
No frame rate or refresh rate cap.[4]

Input settings[edit]

Audio settings[edit]

Titan Quest settings.
Titan Quest settings.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Master, music, SFX, dialog
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio CC Notes
English
To use with German version see Englisches Sprachpaket.
French
German
German language only available in Germany.
Italian
Spanish

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
6 Co-op
Online play
6 Co-op
GameSpy features do not work. The Steam version has a beta update that resolves this.[5]

Connection types

Ports

Protocol Port(s) and/or port range(s)
UDP (outbound) 42800, 42801

Issues fixed[edit]

Fan patch multiplayer fragmentation[edit]

Players with the fanpatch installed can connect only with others that also have it.

Error obtaining server list[edit]

There may be an error with searching and joining multiplayer games online through Steam. The error message indicated a problem with .\common\gsPlatformSocket.c with Expression theSocket != INVALID_SOCKET.

Use TQ Defiler[citation needed]
Edit engine.dll[6]
  1. Open <path-to-game>\Engine.dll with a hex editor such as HxD.
  2. Change offset 0x164A0F to 0x11 (from 0x01) and offset 0x164A11 to 0x02 (from 0x03).
  3. Save
Run the game as administrator[citation needed]
  • Steam must also have admin rights if game is there
Keep pressing "I" when error occurs[citation needed]

'Tag not found'[edit]

If playing demo, set language to English[7]
  1. Open %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Titan Quest Demo\Settings\options.txt
  2. Search for language = and change it to language = English.
  3. Open defaults.txt (in the same folder).
  4. Add the following line language = English to the bottom like this:
tutorialTips              = true
displayDamage             = false
quickBuy                  = true
itemComparison            = true
extraRollovers            = true
showMonsterLevelOnRollover= false
masterVolume              = 0.99
musicVolume               = 0.99
effectsVolume             = 0.99
dialogVolume              = 0.99
ambientFrequency          = medium
fullscreen                = true
showTagErrors             = true
useArchives               = true
sendDebugMail             = false
showAssertMessages        = false
device                    = Direct3D
playerVsPlayer            = false
forceSingleProcessorMode  = true
splashScreen              = true
language = English

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
64-bit executable

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Multiplayer GameSpy GameSpy features do not work. The Steam version has a beta update that resolves this.[5]

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 2000 XP
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium IV 1.8 GHz
AMD Athlon XP
Intel Pentium IV 3.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 512 MB 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 5 GB
Video card (GPU) NVIDIA GeForce 3
ATI Radeon 8500 series
64 MB of VRAM
Shader model 1.1 support
NVIDIA GeForce 6800 series
ATI Radeon X800 series
128 MB of VRAM

References

  1. [1] - last accessed on 2016-8-16
  2. How to mod the Steam version with TQDefiler!!!!! - Steam community discussions
  3. "Titan Quest Immortal Throne needs to update original Titan Quest files" Error - Titan Quest forum
  4. New 120Hz Games Report
  5. 5.0 5.1 BETA Patch Multiplayer is back & Renderer Improvements - UPDATE #2 Available :: Titan Quest: Immortal Throne General Discussions
  6. Fixing Titan Quest on Steam « Rick’s Game Stuff
  7. [FiX] Tag Not Found - Titan Quest forum