Planescape: Torment

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Planescape: Torment
Planescape: Torment cover
Black Isle Studios
Interplay Entertainment
Japan Sega
Release dates
Windows December 12, 1999
macOS (OS X) April 18, 2014[1]
Linux October 14, 2014[2]
Planescape: Torment at Wikipedia
Planescape: Torment
Planescape: Torment 1999
Planescape: Torment Enhanced Edition 2017

This page is for the original release. For the remastered edition, see Planescape: Torment Enhanced Edition.

General information

Torment Wiki Community Discussions Support Page


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
Dungeons & Dragons Anthology: The Master Collection is DRM-free
Bundled with Planescape: Torment Enhanced Edition.
macOS (OS X)

Essential improvements[edit]


The Official 1.1 patch is essential. GOG and 2 CD disc copies will already have this installed.


There are several recommended mods containing bug fixes, widescreen support, restoration of cut content content and tweaks to some of the more annoying aspects of the game (such as the hit-points per level being constant instead of completely random). It is recommended that you follow this guide, as the mods require that you install them in a certain order. version users can skip to step 3a.

Skip intro videos[edit]

  1. Go to <path-to-game>\data\
  2. Find, delete or rename the following file (backup first if necessary):

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\[Note 1]
macOS (OS X)
It's unknown whether this game follows the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux. Please fill in this information.

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\save[Note 1]
macOS (OS X)

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy

Video settings[edit]

Video settings.
Video settings.
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Use Widescreen Mod (mirror)
Use Widescreen Mod (mirror)
4K Ultra HD
Use Widescreen Mod (mirror). Game elements will be too small or zoomed out at very high resolutions, even with UI Mod.
Field of view (FOV)
See Windowed.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
2D game.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS
30 FPS default cap (40 for See 60 FPS.
120+ FPS
Higher frame rates will make the game too fast.


Enable windowed[citation needed]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open torment.ini.
  3. Find Fullscreen=1 and change it to Fullscreen=0.


Cutscenes will not play if desktop colour depth is not 16-bit.
Emulate windowed with DxWnd[citation needed]
  1. Add Torment.exe to list of DxWnd applications, and open its properties.
  2. Under Main tab, set window size to W=640 H=480 (integer multiples allowed), and check "Terminate on window close".
  3. (Optional) Under the Input tab, check "Keep cursor within window".
  4. Under DirectX tab, Enable "Compensate Flip Emulation".

60 FPS[edit]

Set frame rate[citation needed]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open torment.ini.
  3. Find Maximum Frame Rate and change the value to 60.


Affects game speed.[4]

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard settings.
Keyboard settings.
Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.

Audio settings[edit]

Audio settings.
Audio settings.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Ambient, Sound FX, Voice, Music and Movie.
Surround sound
2D game.
All dialogues are made of text, therefore there is no subtitle option.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
EAX support


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Fan translation. Details missing—please edit this page and add it.
Fan translation, download.
1) Fan translation by ArcaneCost.
2) Unofficial translation by «Fargus Multimedia» attached as bonus to version.

Issues fixed[edit]

Slowdowns and stuttering[edit]

Install unofficial patch[citation needed]
  1. Install unofficial patch (DDraw Fix).
  2. If the patch causes cursor trails to appear, open setup-pst-drawfix.tp2 with a text editor and delete the following lines:
    PATCH_IF( offset != (0 - 1) ) BEGIN WRITE_BYTE ( offset + 26 ) 0x02 END <br/>ELSE BEGIN PATCH_WARN "Cursor Trail Fix Failed: patch location not found" END
  3. Reinstall the patch.

Spell effects cause artifacting and performance issues[edit]

Disable hardware acceleration[citation needed]
  1. Go into the control panel in Windows.
  2. Switch off hardware acceleration for the duration of your playing time.
  3. If the option is greyed out, download the DirectX SDK, and manually switch it off (under DirectDraw).[citation needed] Remember to switch it back on after you are done playing.

Characters are walking backwards[edit]

Toggle software mirroring[citation needed]
  1. Go into the video options.
  2. Toggle "Software Mirroring".

Assertion Failed on Startup[edit]

There are startup checks that try to ensure the game can run. Usually they involve setting up the initial game.

Enable windowed mode[5]
  • Applies to "F:\Torment\Source\chitin\ChVideo.cpp at line number 4322", or no valid video modes supported.
  • See Windowed
Change application properties[citation needed]
  1. Go to game folder, right click torment.exe and open properties. Under compatability, run in xp mode.

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP, Vista
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium-200MMX
System memory (RAM) 32 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 650 MB


  1. 1.0 1.1 When running this game without Administrator elevation, activity in %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMFILES(X86)%, and %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore\ (more details).