Everything tested works great! Switching to Opengl in settings seems to have fixed the issues I had previously reported. See comments below.
I only played through 1 level with a pre-existing character.
What does not
In opengl mode, clicking on Settings crashed the game.You can manually edit settings.txt as a workaround.
What was not tested
Character creation was not tested.
I had previously reported that full screen did not work, and fire was drawn very large essentially blinding most of the screen at times. These are the steps that fixed these issues for me. First, you must run the following command after installing or else the game will not run at all. winetricks dcom98 vcrun2008 Open the game in safe mode, so that settings.txt is created. Then, go find the Settings.txt file in [Windows user folder]/application data/runic games/torchlight, and set OPENGL: 1. You can also set FullScreen, Resolution, etc in this file. Then, copy ~/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/Runic Games/Torchlight/Plugins.cfg to ~/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/Runic Games/Torchlight/plugins_opengl.cfg Open plugins_opengl.cfg and comment out the line Plugin=RenderSystem_Direct3D9, and uncomment the line #Plugin=RenderSystem_GL I also set in winecfg to emulate a virtual desktop. I have not tested these settings without the virtual desktop setting on, so I'm not sure if that is necessary. Once these steps were taken, I no longer had to open the game in safe mode, full screen worked and fire graphics rendered properly. I believe this brings Torchlight up to a Gold rating, so that's what I rate it as. Maintainers Note: Vendor not identified, please review warnings below before purchasing Torchlight.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|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|
|Show||Manjaro Linux||Mar 07 2016||1.9.4||Yes||Yes||Platinum||an anonymous user|
|Show||Linux Mint 17.3 "Rosa" x86_64||Feb 06 2016||1.8.1||Yes||Yes||Platinum||an anonymous user|
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 stuff 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.