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Torchlight 1920x1080 Bug Fix

Discussion in 'Games' started by Mr McC, May 16, 2010.

  1. Mr McC

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    I downloaded Torchlight, a Diablo clone, from Steam this weekend as its on sale, and for €8 I thought it had to be worth a try. I launched the game and it ran without a problem; however, when I changed the resolution to 1920x1080, the game exited to the desktop and then refused to start again, displaying a message that the executable had ceased to work. After investigating I finally found a thread with the solution:if you have changed the DPI to display larger desktop icons and fonts you have to undo this change. Right click on the desktop and go to display options, change the DPI to normal (default) and the game should now launch in 1920x1080.

    Steam need to tell the developer to fix this bug, but this workaround will hopefully allow anyone experiencing this problem to play their game.

    Edit: Having now played it for a few days, I have to add that the game is excellent.
     
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    Did they fix the Desktop Resolution Bug?

    Does that have anything to do with the bug that doesn't let the game play at any higher resolution than your desktop resolution?
     
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    Sorry, no idea, 1920x1080 is the native resolution of my TV. I couldn't even enter the game once I changed the resolution to 1920x1080 and spent a considerable amount of time trying to find the solution. Hopefully this "fix" will work for others experiencing this specific problem or something similar. I have to strongly criticise the developer as there are threads relating to this problem that date back two or three months and they still haven't done anything about it.
     
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    i run this game fine at 1920x1080 with no weird fixes
     
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    Had you previously changed the DPI setting of your desktop before launching the game? Perhaps the problem is specific to Win 7/Vista 64 and only occurs where the user has altered the default DPI settings. Just search for "Torchlight executable problem" on Google and you will see that this is by no means an isolated issue.
     
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    Changing the DPI setting can break lots of things, not just this game.
    Thanks for the heads-up, McC
     
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    Too bad, I liked the look of things with the DPI raised, but if it's going to cause issues, away with it! Thanks for pointing out that other issues may develop if you alter the default DPI.
     
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    I've had no issues with Torchlight (steam version) running 1920x1080 in vista ultimate 64. But good to know if something ever does whack out, I'll give this a try.
     
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    Yep. Even wreaks havok with some video players in 7.
     

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