Planescape: Torment FAQ/Walkthrough


Full Install

One thing I learned from the excellent folks at The Baldur's Gate Chronicles ( is how to do a custom full install of Planescape: Torment. Provided you have the extra hard disk space (2+ GB), I'd highly recommend doing this. Again according to the wonderful people at BGC, this solves minor bugs and improves gameplay tremendously.

"Sounds great," you say, "but how do you do it?" Simply install as normal, following the default instructions before throwing in a twist or two. Next, find something else to occupy your mind while you copy the contents of disks 2, 3, and 4 onto your hard drive. Finally, edit the torment.ini file using the invaluable Notepad application and edit the file paths for the appropriate CDs (they are near the beginning of the file).

Normally, the default file paths will look something like this:


Depending on where you placed the contents of the CDs, you should have something like this (changes made are in lower case):

CD2:=c:\games\black isle\torment\cd2\
CD3:=c:\games\black isle\torment\cd3\
CD4:=c:\games\black isle\torment\cd4\

I think you can probably figure it out from here. :) Of course, if you don't want to clog up all of your hard drive, you can just copy one or two of these CDs instead of all three. If you do the complete full install, you'll only need to leave CD 2 in your CD drive whenever you play. Also, this will drastically improve gameplay speed as it will be loading data locally, unless of course you're one of those lucky bastards with a 40+ speed CD-ROM. I have a pretty decent 32X CD drive, but I noticed a marked improvement after doing the full install. Thanks, Baldur's Gate Chronicles!

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by Nicholas Yu
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