Torchlight II releases mod tools and Steam Workshop support

Runic Games' role-playing game can now be flooded with all sorts of modifications.

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The role-playing game Torchlight II has been updated with the inclusion of GUTS, developer Runic Games' custom editor for the game, and full integration with the Steam Workshop.

Interested modders can now create and distribute custom Torchlight II maps, quests, skills, and items. A mod manager is included, which gives players the ability to automatically obtain and subscribe to collections of mods.

When playing modded games, players can set the loading order of mods, view the mod history, and be told the potential impact of disabling any modifications before doing so.

Runic Games has put together a wiki with tutorials and documentation for using the Torchlight II editor.

GameSpot awarded Torchlight II an 8.5 when it was released in September 2012.

For more information on Torchlight II, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

Discussion

25 comments
jameson425
jameson425

I hope this comes to the next-gen consoles! I played the 1st Torchlight on XBLA and it twas amazing ,and it is now the new Diablo to me except it's like the first 2 Diablo not the 3rd...

Poinciana
Poinciana

Are the wand and shield still the best weapons to use as a archer instead of a bow ? Tha'ts the reason why I stopped playing.

chibi-acer
chibi-acer

Took a look yesterday.  Of the few mods that were available, it seems several of them dealt with the ability to make larger stacks of fish. LOL :D

TheLeftHandDoom
TheLeftHandDoom

this game was superior to Diablo 3 in every way other than graphics.

blackothh
blackothh

NICE!!!!! This makes me quite excited!

rasputin177
rasputin177

Could someone please answer a question. I only have an Asus laptop computer. I bought Torchlight 2 off steam awhile ago but my rig just did not seem strong enough to run the game. I thought it would because Torchlight worked just fine. Is there anything I can do to get the game to run on my laptop? Like something I can disable or something with mods to make the game run like the original torchlight? I love action RPGs so it was really depressing when I couldn't get the game to work. Anyone have any advice?

Gallowhand
Gallowhand

It's nice to see Torchlight 2 getting this kind of support.

I really need to get around to finishing the game, though.

meralonne
meralonne

Wish this would come to XBL like the original Torchlight did.

Barring that, put it on a disc and I'll buy!

laser00
laser00

Torchlight 2  was a really great game..If only I could say the same for Diablo 3. Was still gutted about that game :\

tweezzzy
tweezzzy

fantastic news for a fantastic game. 

i bought up torchlight 2 after diablo 3 shit the bed.

woah nelly, TL2 is jaw droppingly amazing. it is the true spiritual successor to diablo2 and probably one of the best purchases ive made in the last 6 months.

Tangsta03
Tangsta03

definitely a step in the right direction, good thinking TL2 devs!

xgalacticax
xgalacticax

This game hit me like XCOM did last year. Thought it wasn't my type of game but then I played it and it's the best thing I've played in the last two months. Hopefully I can find some time to create a few mods.

ahpuck
ahpuck

This game is PC only, MAC version doesn't exist.

demonkingx5
demonkingx5

great more games need workshop support like this 

shock_88
shock_88

Yeah i completely forgot they were planning to do this. Better late than never i suppose

greek5
greek5

Took them long enough.

sladakrobot
sladakrobot

@meralonne X360 memory is not big enough,thats why i hope later for a NextBox release.
To be on topic:I personally dont like to play modded maps or stuff like that,i prefer to play levels the developers created.

CastorT
CastorT

@tweezzzy 

One of the best purchases in the last 6 months doesn't really say much imo.

That is not nearly enough praise as you want make it sound like.

PETERAKO
PETERAKO

@greek5  

well yeah, compared to blizzard that took them like......NEVER.

im-a-roustabout
im-a-roustabout

@sladakrobot @meralonne Which is completely fine, just know once you're done playing the developers maps to the point where you're tired of it, there is tons of fresh content to keep you're interest in the game.

im-a-roustabout
im-a-roustabout

@CastorT @tweezzzy Care to explain why? TL2 ruled, especially if you want to compare it to D3.