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Updated 01-28-2012
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Planescape: Torment

We're introducing a new regular feature here on Dtoid for all of you PC gamers. The Weekend Modder's Guide will take a game, usually an older one, and show you how to breathe new life into it. PC gaming has a strong legacy of great games, and unlike consoles you can usually run older software on your new PC. Unfortunately, time has not been kind to a lot of games.

We used to play them at 640x480 with no problem, but now that will make us cringe. Thankfully, good PC titles have a lot of dedicated fans who are willing to keep updating them long after the developers stop. Fan-made patches can add widescreen, add HD textures, fix bugs, finish content that wasn't included originally, and they can even add brand new content.

Planescape: Torment is one of the best RPGs ever made. It focuses on its story -- one that is witty, funny, deep, and engaging -- and pulls this off well. Black Isle wanted to make an RPG where death didn’t stop the game; it's actually part of your character's story to die over and over again. You have the power to resurrect your party too, so you never have to worry about being penalized for dying. This doesn’t mean that the game is easy, though.

Since Planescape's graphics are hand drawn, they don't suffer from the aging of a 3D game made in the same era. In fact, once you increase the resolution and do some tweaks to speed things up, it looks really good. The animations are smooth and detailed, and all the environments are fleshed out and stylized. I'm going to show you how to install all of the mods you need to play this fantastic game in HD.

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