Torchlight II General FAQ

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Postby BrianW » Tue Aug 21, 2012 5:21 pm

What is Torchlight II?

Torchlight II is a fast-paced, fun-filled action RPG from Runic Games. Torchlight II returns to the world of the award-winning action RPG Torchlight, to tell the story of what became of the heroes from the original game—through the eyes of all-new heroes. Torchlight II expands the world of Torchlight and incorporates the most-requested features from players of the original game, including online or LAN multiplayer!

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Postby BrianW » Tue Aug 21, 2012 5:23 pm

What is the story?

Years ago, the Heroes of Torchlight saved the world from the ancient evil, Ordrak. Now someone has stolen the essence of his power, and is using it to siphon off the power of the world's elemental Guardians. After witnessing the destruction wrought by this terrible artifact, the players begin a quest to stop the villain's insane plan and restore balance to the six elements. The trail leads from the beleaguered Estherian Steppes, through the war-torn Mana Wastes, and finally the haunted ruins of an ancient dwarven civilization, before descending to a realm where no mortal has set foot for thousands of years—and where an even more terrible evil struggles to unleash itself upon the world.

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Postby BrianW » Tue Aug 21, 2012 5:23 pm

How is Torchlight II different from the first game?

The most exciting new feature of Torchlight II is the multiplayer component. Play with friends old and new, using our free matchmaking service. Together you'll discover expansive outdoor areas and ominous caverns; random dungeons teem with a huge variety of all new monsters and villains, powerful magical loot, and quests to complete. Journey through vastly differing locales, enjoying all-new weather features, time-of-day events, and a new and more deeply developed story.

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Postby BrianW » Tue Aug 21, 2012 5:26 pm

Where can I get Torchlight II?

Torchlight II is available now as a digital download from Runic Games, Steam, Perfect World, GamersGate, GameFly, and GameStop. Here is a full list of current order offers:

  • Runic Games:
    $19.99 USD
    Ordering directly from Runic Games will get you a standalone copy of Torchlight II for PC.

  • Steam:
    $19.99 USD, £14.99, €18.99
    This option gets you a single Steam copy of Torchlight II for PC.

  • Steam (4-pack):
    $59.99 USD, £44.99, €56.99
    This option gets you four Steam copies of Torchlight II for PC for the price of three.

  • Perfect World:
    $19.99 USD
    When you order from Perfect World you will get a single, standalone copy of Torchlight II for PC.

  • GamersGate:
    $19.95 USD or 19,950 Blue Coins
    This option gets you a single Steam copy of Torchlight II for PC. Requires Steam.

  • GamersGate (4-pack):
    $59.99 USD or 59,990 Blue Coins
    This option gets you four Steam copies of Torchlight II for PC for the price of three. Requires Steam.

  • GameFly:
    $19.99 USD
    This option gets you a single Steam copy of Torchlight II for PC. Requires Steam.

  • GameStop:
    $19.99 USD
    This option gets you a single Steam copy of Torchlight II for PC. Requires Steam and the Gamestop App.

Download Links

Here are download links for the game. You can use this as a demo, or unlock with your Runic or Perfect World key:

- Stub Installer 22.3 MB (Small initial download; grabs the rest + patches after install)
- Full Installer 1.42GB (Large initial download; grabs the latest patch after install)

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Postby BrianW » Tue Aug 21, 2012 5:28 pm

Will there be a beta?

The beta has ended. Thank you for your participation!

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Postby BrianW » Tue Aug 21, 2012 5:28 pm

How big is Torchlight II compared to the first game?

It's difficult to quantify exactly, but Torchlight II is a much bigger game than Torchlight, with vast overland areas and multiple town hubs. We've highlighted some of the differences in Size Matters: Travis Talks About Scale.

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Postby BrianW » Tue Aug 21, 2012 5:29 pm

Is modding still allowed in Torchlight II?

Yes! GUTS, our own Torchlight II game editor, will be made public soon after release. Players will have the ability to create and share their own mods to add even more content to the world. Make a quest, make a skill. Have at it!

Steam Workshop will also be supported for Torchlight II (and requires the Steam build).

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Postby BrianW » Tue Aug 21, 2012 5:29 pm

Can I join a multiplayer game with my solo character, and vice versa?

There is no distinction between solo and multiplayer characters, so you'll be able to level up offline and join your friends online.

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Postby BrianW » Tue Aug 21, 2012 5:30 pm

Can I change the appearance of my character beyond picking a class?

Yes! You can customize your hair color, skin color, and gender — or you can have the computer randomly select an appearance for you.

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Postby BrianW » Tue Aug 21, 2012 5:30 pm

On which platforms will I be able to play Torchlight II?

Torchlight II will release first on PC. After our initial release we plan to do a Mac port. No console or Linux releases are planned at this time.

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Postby BrianW » Tue Aug 21, 2012 5:31 pm

What are the system requirements for Torchlight II?

These are still subject to change, but here are our estimated minimum system requirements for Torchlight II:

  • OS: Windows XP SP3/Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8
  • Processor: x86-compatible 1.4GHz or faster processor
  • Memory: 1GB System RAM
  • Hard Disk Space: 1.2GB free space (subject to change)
  • Video Card: DirectX compatible 3D graphics card with at least 256MB of addressable memory.
  • DirectX®: 9.0c
Mac OS X system requirements will be determined at a later date.

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Postby BrianW » Tue Aug 21, 2012 5:33 pm

What languages will be supported?

Torchlight II is available in the following languages:

  • English
  • German
  • Russian
  • Polish
If you don't see your language listed here, stay tuned. More languages are coming soon!

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Postby BrianW » Tue Aug 21, 2012 5:49 pm

Will you be running closed servers? What about cheaters?

We have no plans to create a Runic-hosted closed server system at this time. However, we may at some point offer support for standalone, player-hosted servers in the future, but no promises today. The best way to ensure that you don't interact with cheaters is to password-lock your game and play with your friends.

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Re: Torchlight II FAQ

Postby BrianW » Wed Sep 26, 2012 1:58 pm

Who are Runic Games?

Runic Games, located in Seattle, are a veteran team comprising the designers and leads of projects including Diablo, Diablo II, Mythos, Fate, and Torchlight, which won the Game Developer's Choice Award for Best Debut of 2009.

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