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Planescape: Torment

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

Planescape: Torment
Planescape: Torment cover
Black Isle Studios
1999-2017 Interplay Entertainment
2017-present Beamdog
Retail (Japan) Sega
Release dates
Windows December 12, 1999
macOS (OS X) April 18, 2014[1]
Linux October 14, 2014[2]
Metacritic 91
Monetization One-time game purchase
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Continuous turn-based
Perspectives Bird's-eye view, Isometric
Genres RPG
Themes Fantasy
Series Planescape: Torment
Planescape: Torment on HowLongToBeat
Planescape: Torment on IGDB
Planescape: Torment on MobyGames
Planescape: Torment on Wikipedia
Planescape: Torment
Subseries of Dungeons & Dragons
Planescape: Torment 1999
Planescape: Torment Enhanced Edition 2017

Planescape: Torment is a singleplayer bird's-eye view and isometric RPG game in the Planescape: Torment series.

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 release
Bundled with Planescape: Torment Enhanced Edition.
macOS (OS X)


DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Power Action Leprechaun Annah St. Patrick's Day skin for Annah.
Easter Egg Morte Easter skin for Morte. Includes new voice lines.
More information and associated wallpapers on official website archive.

Essential improvements


The official 1.1 patch is the latest version of the game. GOG and 2 CD copies will already have this installed.

Peixoto's patch

Allows nearest neighbor or xBRz scaling and fixes poor performance


There are several recommended mods containing bug fixes, widescreen support, restoration of cut 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

Delete, move or rename[3]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\data
  2. Delete, move or rename the following file: genmovB.bif.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

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

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

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy


Video settings.
Video settings.

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Use widescreen mod
Use widescreen mod
4K Ultra HD
Use widescreen mod. 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 Full Screen=1 and change it to Full Screen=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 the Main tab, set window size to W=640 H=480 (integer multiples allowed), and check "Terminate on window close".
  3. (Optional) Under the Mouse tab, check "Keep cursor within window".
  4. Under the DirectX tab, Enable "Compensate Flip Emulation".

60 FPS

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]


Keyboard settings.
Keyboard settings.


Audio settings.
Audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Ambient, Sound FX, Voice, Music and Movie.
Surround sound
Most dialogues are text-based. Non-dialogue speech may be offscreen, or may be audio only (e.g. Morte saying we're being watched and to look casual.)
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
EAX support
Royalty free audio


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Fan translation by ITP; download.
1) Fan translation by ArcaneCost.
2) Unofficial translation by Fargus Multimedia attached as bonus to version.
Fan translation by Clan Dlan, download.

Issues fixed

Slowdowns and stuttering

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.

"Not enough free disk space" error followed by shut down on large capacity partitions

Install Windows compatibility fix
  1. To clarify, this is a fix for a post install issue on drives over 2TB in size, where the game will crash on launch.
  2. Download custom compatibility fix from this link
  3. Either use command line to install the compatibility file or run the BATCH file as an administrator to do it automatically.

Spell effects cause artifacting and performance issues

Disable hardware acceleration[citation needed]
  1. Go into the control panel in Windows.
  2. Switch off hardware acceleration for the duration of the 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

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

Assertion Failed on Startup

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

Enable windowed mode[6]
  • Applies to "F:\Torment\Source\chitin\ChVideo.cpp at line number 4322", or no valid video modes supported.
  • See Windowed
Modify configuration file[7]
  • Applies to "F:\Torment\Source\chitin\ChDimm.cpp at line number 787"
  • Edit <path-to-game>\torment.ini and change the paths in the first section to match the installation directory.
Set torment.exe to run in compatibility mode for Windows XP SP2.[citation needed]

Other information


Technical specs Supported Notes
DirectDraw 6.0
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
macOS (OS X)

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 95, 98
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium MMX 200 MHz
System memory (RAM) 32 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 650 MB
Video card (GPU) 4 MB of VRAM
DirectX 6.0 compatible


  1. 1.0 1.1 When running this game without elevated privileges (Run as administrator option), write operations against a location below %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMDATA%, or %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore on Windows Vista and later (more details).


  1. Mac versions, new language packs for D&D games and others - - last accessed on May 2023
  2. Linux Update: We've reached the 100-title mark - - last accessed on May 2023
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  4. Too fast, page 1 - Forum - - last accessed on May 2023
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