Torchlight Mods Guide
This is a mini guide to get started with Torchligh mods, its require some technical skills to get into this.
Torchlight Quick Mod Guide to get started:
Go to your Torchlight folder (you chose the location when you installed the game).
Make a folder for you to store a copy of the game’s resources.
Find the file named Pak.zip
Open the file, and copy the media folder inside to the folder you created in step 2. (You may not be able to extract the files using other methods)
Next, let’s figure out what we want to mod. Let’s say, for example, you want to change your Destroyer’s base coloring. This is how you would do it:
First, decide on your mod’s name, and create a folder with that name. For my example, I named my folder OrangeDestroyer
Next, find the file you want to edit. For this example we want to find the file body.png by looking in the directory mediamodelswarrior within the Pak.zip files.
Copy the file to the same location within your mod folder. For the example I would have OrangeDestroyermediamodelswarriorbody.png . If you do not make the path and the file name within your folder EXACTLY the same as the files you are replacing, they will not work.
Now, feel free to edit the file within your special folder. For my example I simply used a paint program to alter the coloring for the entire file to have orange coloring.
Finally, test your mod by copying it to the mods folder within Torchlight’s Application Data (the directions to which are below). Run your game, and test it out!
If you want to turn off your mods, just remove the folder from your mods folder, perhaps by creating a “Turned Off” folder to store inactive mods in?
If you need to find your mods folder, just follow these directions:
Extract to your %appdata%Runic GamesTorchlightmods directory.
Should resemble C:UsersUsernameAppDataRoamingrunic gamestorchlightmodsBees on Vista or Windows 7.
Type %appdata% in start->run to access your application data directory.
WARNING: Do NOT replace files within your Pak.zip file, because it will require a reinstall to fix. Always use folders within your mods folder.
- Pre-TorchED Editing tips
- Retexturing with the GIMP
- Modding Meshes with Blender
- Custom Spells – It’s a mod, but seeing as the author explains what he is doing in the OP so well, it’s in the guides section
To edit .adm files you need to use a converter to .dat files check here:
You will need a hex editor to view these files and require advanced skills to edit adm and dat files.
Torchlight savegames editing
How to edit your save games on your computer go to: here you will find ‘save’ and ‘mods’ folders in save you can edit .SVT files with a hexeditor and mods with the torchlight adm to dat converter.
Vista/7: C:Users[YourUser]AppDataRoamingrunic gamestorchlight
XP: C:Documents and Settings[YourUser]Application Datarunic gamestorchlight
Torchlight Batch file to change all adm to text:
for /f “delims=” %%a IN (‘dir /s /b *.adm’) do tldat “%%a”
rem this makes a file called torchlight_dats.txt
rem in the user’s folder
rem and writes the location of all the dat files
dir /s *.dat > %USERPROFILE%torchlight_dats.txt
X Gaming network are not responsible for the links and/or the information. You must know what your doing before you start Torchlight modding. Virus Scan your torchlight modding files before open them.