Hi all; In this short (promise ) tutorial, I’ll show you how easy it is to patch the Torchlight 2 game, and add any mod you download either here or anywhere else.
Torchlight 2 Mod installation is a 2 step procedure:
a) Find your game data and player data and backup
b) Download desired MOD and unpack the contents into PAK directory
*** ATTENTION ***
In case you’re having trouble with existing MOD’s or mine, at the moment, please refer to this article: Torchlight 2 Mods Not Working after patch, How to FIX
Now, this was really short for someone who is slightly better with computers than an average Joe. So, let’s go over once more with some more details.
- Finding Game files and making Data backup
When you install Torchlight 2; it puts the game files in two places. First place is the game installation folder, where the main PAK (data) file is located, along with some other more or less important stuff. Second location is your Documents folder in Windows, where you can find your personal data files inside “Runic Games” folder.Typically, paths would look something along these lines:Game installation (PAK folder, important for modding):
C:\Program Files\Torchlight II\PAKS
Personal data (Player data and saves):
C:\Users\YOUR_WIN_USER\My Documents\Runic Games\I strongly recommend you to make a backup of both folders, all the way with all sub folders before you put in anything. It’s not needed, unless you make a mess, I’ve patched it about 20 times during my first modding tryouts, everything is fine, but for those who are not loving the risk of loosing stuff over simple mistake in the moment of weakness (too much beer or similar), please backup first.IF you decided to backup, make a copy of following folders:
1. PAKS folder inside game installation, the complete folder
2. Personal data folder inside the My Documents, to backup char data
- Download MOD and extract to PAKS folder
Basically, from this point on, everything is simpler. When you download MOD archive, make sure it’s unpacked into PAKS directory within the game installation folder. For example, this is how it looks if everything is OK:
a) at all times, you must have DATA.PAK and DATA.PAK.MAN files
b) whenever you add new mod, it must have a .PAK file and .PAK.MAN file too
If you did it all by this short tut, just light up the Torchlight 2 and have fun in new mod.
Please use comments if you have any questions, but I’d say this should cover this topic.