Put a good few hours into this game using the version available from gog.com. It's great (or it is to someone who doesn't usually play games). In fullscreen mode everything works perfectly. Switching to windowed mode seems to make the game a little unstable, but for all I know that's just on mys system.
What does not
What was not tested
So far I've gotten to the 'Estherian ruins' stage of the game, so there could be trouble coming up later I suppose, but I doubt it.
So long as you don't switch to windowed mode (and really why would you?) this game works flawlessly.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Debian GNU/Linux Unstable "Sid" x86_64||Mar 11 2020||5.3||N/A||Yes||Yes||Gold||vv221|
|Current||Linux From Scratch||May 24 2019||4.3||Yes||Yes||No||Platinum||Colum Paget|
|Show||Ubuntu 16.10 "Yakkety" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Apr 03 2017||2.4||Yes||Yes||Platinum||Dmitri Smirnov|
|Show||Ubuntu 16.10 "Yakkety" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Mar 27 2017||2.4||Yes||Yes||Platinum||Ben|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||Mar 13 2016||1.9.5||Yes||Yes||Platinum||an anonymous user|
|Bug #||Description||Status||Resolution||Other apps affected|
|21248||No sound in multiple applications, needs mmdevapi implemented||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|21779||Torchlight game - some particle effects are too big.||CLOSED||DUPLICATE||View|
|28546||Torchlight demo fails with err:seh:setup_exception_record stack overflow||CLOSED||ABANDONED||View|
|29490||enviroment shows up black and character is covered with blue dots in torchlight||CLOSED||ABANDONED||View|
|31845||unimplemented function msvcr90.dll.fread_s||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|32573||Torchlight fails to start due to corrupted local_settings.txt (CSS=unicode)||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|35361||Multiple games and applications crash or freeze on input (Steam with in-game community overlay enabled, The Scourge Project)(cross-process/thread IME manipulation is forbidden)||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|42289||Torchlight "not responding" dialog in wine-staging||UNCONFIRMED||View|
|44104||Torchlight: rendering issue when GLSL is enabled||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|48723||Torchlight - Loading times are excessively long||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
1. Buy and Download installation file from either Gamersgate.com or Steam, "torchlightgame.com" and "perforctworld.com" versions will install but will NOT run.
2. download winetricks (http://wiki.winehq.org/winetricks)
3. sh winetricks vcrun2008 d3dx9
4. download http://www.runicgames.com/uploads/safemode.zip, extract the files and run the .bat file using wine
5. either run winecfg and configure Display to run in emmulated desktop, or use the command line $ wine explorer desktop=Torchlight,1280x1024 "c:\program files\runic games\torchlight\torchlight.exe"
Forgive me for the moment until I can confirm the above $PATH stuffÂ again, but I am doing this from memory. I have yet to succesfully run this game as I have the torchlightgames.com version. All comments are welcome and if you have new information for this howto please also note it in the comments section so we can maintain a properly updated HOWTO.